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October 11, 2012  11:03 AM

When will the traditional model of software licensing die?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Oracle, SaaS, SAP, Software licensing, Steve Ballmer

When will the traditional model of software licensing die? Surely it is only a matter of time.

This week alone, we've seen

October 8, 2012  12:58 PM

Why CIOs need to Like the Facebook way of IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Facebook, IT Infrastructure, IT Strategy, Supply Chain Management

This is a Powerpoint slide I've used a lot lately when I've been asked to give talks on the state of IT or "the next big thing", and it usually seems to raise a smile from the audience:

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September 28, 2012  1:40 PM

Cloud is an economic opportunity for the UK – does the government know?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Data protection, dreamforce, European Commission, European Union, regulation, Salesforce.com

It has long been the case that governments and regulators struggle to keep up with the pace of change in technology. With the growth of cloud computing - the first genuinely globalised, commoditised, off-the-shelf IT service - that challenge threatens to become a serious problem for the European...


September 21, 2012  1:05 PM

What the cloud means (and it isn’t cutting costs)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, cloud, Cloud Computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Software as a Service

What are the first words that come to mind when you think of the cloud? Low cost, perhaps. Pay as you go, maybe. Probably also: not secure, too complex, regulatory headaches,


August 3, 2012  10:59 AM

Making the Olympics a showcase for IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Atos, BBC, Cisco, Cloud Computing, IOC

So far, the London 2012 Olympics has been a triumph all round. An amazing opening ceremony, Team GB gold medals sprinkled generously around, and even the transport system has coped.

Ironically, one area that has come in for criticism - albeit at a low level - has been aspects of the...


February 24, 2012  12:41 PM

The man who might be king (well, deputy king)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Cloud Computing, CloudStore, Government IT, IT Strategy, Open source, SME, Whitehall

When Computer Weekly interviewed Cabinet Office permanent secretary Ian Watmore recently, he cited three names as the key people driving change in IT across the public...


February 20, 2012  10:43 AM

G-Cloud is launched, now the dating game begins

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, CloudStore, G-Cloud, Government IT, Kate Craig-Wood, Memset, Supply chain, twitter, Whitehall

In a victory for the government IT reformers, the G-Cloud framework and its associated CloudStore services catalogue are now live.

It's an achievement that deserves...


February 9, 2012  11:32 AM

Big IT casts a shadow over cloud adoption

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
adoption, cloud, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Google, IT suppliers, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows

I have a theory about cloud adoption, that I have tested entirely unscientifically and so far been given 100% approval in response.

Let me explain.

It is pretty much impossible to put a bunch of IT leaders in a room these days without the conversation naturally coming round to...


January 6, 2012  11:50 AM

A New Year’s resolution for CIOs: start to look at start-ups

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
2012, Autonomy, cloud, Cloud Computing, Government IT, Skills, Start up, Strategy

So you've been back at work for a week now after the Christmas binge, and no doubt already you're fed up with 2012 prediction stories.

In true mea culpa mode, Computer Weekly is as guilty as anyone, as our first


November 23, 2011  1:02 PM

Who will be the next government CIO?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cabinetoffice, Cloud Computing, Government IT, technology strategy, Whitehall

There's suddenly a big gap at the top of government IT. In less than two weeks, government CIO Joe Harley and his deputy Bill McCluggage have both announced their impending departures from Whitehall.


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