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July 6, 2010  10:02 AM

What ‘the cloud’ really means to IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Cloud Computing, G-Cloud, Google, Government IT

The IT director of a top City law firm told me recently that if he receives a sales call from an IT supplier and they mention the words "cloud computing", he says no and puts the phone down.

It is fair to say that phrase has achieved notoriety in taking the shortest time from...

May 11, 2010  3:17 PM

Microsoft Office 2010: Will you bother to upgrade?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, Microsoft, office 2010, SaaS, Software, Software licensing, Windows

To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question for most of Microsoft's customers.

There were times when the latest release of a new version of a major Microsoft product was a huge catalyst for IT spending. Many IT managers will remember planning their strategy around the anticipated...

November 20, 2009  4:29 PM

Choose your route to cloud computing

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Azure, Cloud Computing, Google, Microsoft, Netbook

Microsoft and Google have both unveiled their plans for cloud computing.

Azure is Microsoft's attempt to bridge the gap between desktop and cloud-based computing....

July 17, 2009  12:22 PM

Clouds against blue skies

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Cloud Computing, Google

Cloud computing is over head. No longer just on the horizon, exciting analysts and marketing people, but a looming presence.

This can be read as a Microsoft versus Google showdown. We care little for that. It is good that Google, with its cloud-based applications, its browser, and its...

December 16, 2008  3:55 PM

To boldly go where IT departments haven’t gone before?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Collaboration, Social networking, Software as a Service, trends

Enterprise 2.0 is certainly gaining the backing of leading firms.

Networking giant Verizon Business for one backs this idea, arguing in its predictions of

December 12, 2008  12:11 PM

Top trends in IT for 2009

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Compliance, IPv6, IT security, SaaS, Software as a Service

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, turkeys are getting rather nervous and IT firms start making their predictions for the New Year.

First out the blocks has been Verizon Business (VzB) who has issued its predictions very much influenced by the current economic downturn...

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