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May 11, 2017  4:25 PM

BT finally inching its way to full-fibre broadband at last

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, BT, Digital economy, Digital infrastructure, fttc, FTTP, Ofcom, Openreach

Computer Weekly has been banging the drum for full-fibre broadband for several years. We’ve been

May 4, 2017  11:08 AM

Three-quarters of non-tech workers want a job in IT – what’s stopping them?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"tech skills", Brexit, Digital economy, Digital skills, IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills, IT training

For a long time, people working in IT laboured under the knowledge that nobody from outside IT was interested in what they do because it’s all too technical  - a bit boring and geeky. It’s been impossible to have a conversation about tackling the long-term skills shortages in IT without...


April 21, 2017  3:11 PM

Don’t expect much that’s new from political parties’ digital manifestos in General Election

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
#ukelection, Conservatives, Digital economy, Digital government, GDS, Labour, Libdem, manifesto

Like it or not, necessary or not, we have another General Election, and while nobody will decide their vote based on a party’s digital policies, the imminent poll will raise important questions that affect the tech community. It’s unlikely we will see many digital surprises in the...


March 29, 2017  11:58 AM

The digital revolution is unstoppable, inevitable – and bigger than Brexit

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Brexit, Digital economy, digital technology, DigitalEurope, EU, innovation, techUK

Let’s start with the disclosure. I voted for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU). My reasoning at the time was that the EU is an over-bureaucratic, dysfunctional organisation that ought to celebrate the difference between European nations not attempt to homogenise them; its leaders are...


March 24, 2017  12:36 PM

Securing the post-Brexit future of the great British tech success story

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"east london tech city", Brexit, CBI, Digital economy, Digital government, innovation, research

With the UK’s formal Brexit notification due on 29 March, heralding two years of uncertainty, the tech sector’s lobbying for consideration in negotiations with the EU is likely to...


January 27, 2017  12:56 PM

A successful industrial strategy for UK tech depends on people, not politics

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital economy, Digital government, Education, IT innovation, IT skills, IT training, Stem

The mere existence of an industrial strategy for the UK – especially one that prioritises science, technology and innovation - is a hugely positive step for everyone in IT. But it’s...


December 9, 2016  12:13 PM

UKtech50: Seeing the signs of optimism for UK IT in 2017

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital economy, IT leadership, it management, IT managers, uktech50

Computer Weekly’s UKtech50 list of the most influential people in UK IT provides a fascinating insight into the big issues affecting the tech community, as we watch how the leaders who...


November 25, 2016  10:26 AM

The digital economy and the Autumn Statement: Good start, please do more

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Government of the United Kingdom", 5G, Broadband, Digital economy, fibre, fttc, FTTP, mobile network

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement showed a welcome and necessary understanding of the need to look at the long-term future of the UK’s...


November 10, 2016  12:49 PM

How the technology sector helped create President Trump

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Social innovation", Digital disruption, Digital economy, innovation, IT skills, jobs

It’s probably fair to say that the world doesn’t need another journalist trying to explain why Donald Trump won the US presidency right now. Nonetheless, I think that we in the technology sector need to look at both the shock being felt by many people at his victory, as well as the...


October 28, 2016  10:08 AM

GDP growth reinforces vital importance of tech sector to UK economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Theresa May", AWS, Brexit, budget, cloud, Digital economy, GDP, Google, Microsoft, Pricing

This week’s slightly-better-than-expected GDP figures show the importance of the tech sector to not just the UK economy but to any plans for our international trade relations once we leave...


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