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November 18, 2011  2:19 PM

Cloud is not revolutionary – but it’s causing a revolution

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Cloud Computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft, Oracle, Public sector, SAP, Workday

It is becoming clear why so many technology vendors say the cloud is a revolution for IT. It's because it's threatening to be a revolution for them.

Take a look at two very different illustrations of this point this week.

In the private sector, the business services giant

November 11, 2011  1:32 PM

Eating our own dog food for the new-look ComputerWeekly.com

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile development, Business, Cloud Computing, Management, Project management, publishing, Scrum

There's a popular phrase in the software industry - "eating your own dog food" - that aptly describes what Computer Weekly has been through over the past six months.

Today, we launched


September 16, 2011  10:28 AM

Banking reform should be a boost for UK IT skills – but probably won’t be

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, Cloud Computing, Outsourcing, Shared services, Strategy

As one of the biggest users of IT in the UK, the way the financial services sector deals with the recommendations of the recent Independent Banking...

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July 14, 2011  6:14 PM

IT leaders are fed up with their suppliers – why the IT industry needs to change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Cloud Computing, HMRC, IT suppliers, purchasing, Strategy

There is a growing disconnect between IT decision-makers and their suppliers, a communications gap that the technology industry seems to be unaware of, but needs - for all our sakes - to tackle quickly.

We have long talked about the need for suppliers to use less jargon, to listen to...


July 1, 2011  12:20 PM

Microsoft needs Office 365 to convince IT buyers to stick with traditional software licensing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft, Office 365, Software as a Service, Software licensing

Microsoft, which describes itself as a "cloud company" these days, has made its biggest and perhaps most important foray into the cloud with the launch of Office 365. It's fair to say that if the software giant can't persuade customers to take its most widely used business application into the...


June 24, 2011  11:55 AM

It is becoming clearer how the cloud will really change the role of IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Cloud Computing, G-Cloud, Government IT, Swift

One of the many questions frequently posed by IT leaders in relation to cloud computing asks which services should, and which should not, be moved into the cloud. It's a challenge facing government - as


April 1, 2011  2:46 PM

Why the government IT strategy needs to become irrelevant

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, CIO, Cloud Computing, Government IT, Microsoft, Open source, OpenOffice, Strategy

The initial reaction from some observers to the new government IT strategy was, "So what's new?"

Certainly there is little in terms of the practicalities...


February 24, 2011  3:21 PM

IT leaders are ready for the cloud – but are their suppliers?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, Cloud Computing, Risk management, SaaS, Software as a Service, Software licensing, Strategy

Now here's an irony. After two or three years of vendor cloudwash and relentless marketing to IT leaders about why they should move to the cloud, it seems those CIOs have accepted their suppliers' advice - but it's those very vendors that are about to realise the monster they have...


February 11, 2011  2:09 PM

Cameron & Co finding that government IT needs more than good intentions

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, G-Cloud, government, Government IT, Strategy

A new government is learning that being in power is a different game from being in opposition when it comes to IT policy.

It's not the coalition's fault - it's what happens when you get a new bunch of politicians making decisions they have never had to make before - but already it's...


October 5, 2010  1:45 PM

Data security is more than just an IT problem

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
'Virus`, Barclays, Cloud Computing, Encryption, Phishing, Security, Stuxnet, WORM

There was a coincidental, but important, thread running through the articles in this week's issue of Computer Weekly magazine. Take a look:


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