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January 8, 2015  5:24 PM

A 2015 technology prediction: Nothing much will happen

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Big Data, Cloud Computing, digital, Digital skills, innovation, Internet of Things, Mobile

It's usual at this time of year for journalists to make predictions - something I've tended to avoid as a fool's game beset by needless optimism, over-excitement or the patently obvious. But for 2015, I'll make an exception and offer one forecast as a counterpoint to some of the hyperbole you will...

December 16, 2014  6:08 PM

Introducing the Devereux-Hodge shambolicness scale for rating progress of Universal Credit

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Digital skills, dwp, GDS, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

If Universal Credit were made into a Hollywood rom-com, you just know that Margaret Hodge and Robert Devereux would be the central characters. Thrust into repeated opposition on different sides of a heated Public Accounts...

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November 28, 2014  12:03 PM

DWP still has lessons to learn to make Universal Credit IT a success

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, dwp, GDS, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

"Unacceptably poor management" and "wasted time and taxpayer's money" - that's how Margaret Hodge, MP, the chair of the Public Accounts Committee described Universal Credit this week.


October 14, 2014  9:58 AM

What has happened to the Prime Minister’s Digital Taskforce?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Digital skills, Government IT, Labour

In July, the government revealed the existence of the Prime Minister's Digital Taskforce - notable at that time mainly for the fact that


September 26, 2014  2:18 PM

CIOs should use IT apprenticeships to tackle digital skills shortages

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, CIO, Digital skills, Labour, recruitment, Skills

One of the things Labour leader Ed Miliband remembered to say in his party conference speech this week was to criticise the IT industry.

He singled out IT...


August 4, 2014  2:44 PM

The new computing curriculum starts next month – don’t waste this opportunity

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, Education, recruitment, Skills

While children are off enjoying their summer holidays, the last thing they want to hear is about next term. But in a few weeks, the school year they return to in September will be one of the most important for the future of IT in the UK.

The much-heralded


July 4, 2014  10:49 AM

To every male IT leader – it is your responsibility to get more women into IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Digital skills, Diversity, IT leadership, recruitment, Skills

Congratulations to the 25 most influential women in UK IT - our annual list was announced yesterday, and it contains some amazing, high-achieving individuals (who happen to be...


June 18, 2014  11:51 AM

Invest in the UK’s IT heartland to secure the future of our digital economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, IT education, IT training, Skills, tech startups

It's the first ever London Technology Week this week, an apparent attempt to make tech a part of the capital's international trendy calendar alongside the likes of London Fashion Week and London Film Festival.

It has certainly grabbed some headlines - when was technology ever the...


March 18, 2014  12:02 PM

What you won’t see in Budget 2014 – the digital opportunities being missed by every political party

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, cloud, Digital skills, Government IT, Mobile, Networking, politics

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announces the Budget tomorrow (Wednesday 19 March), and the media is full of speculation over what his speech will include.

I would, however, like to make a confident prediction about a few things the Budget will not include.


February 14, 2014  1:10 PM

Coding for kids is great – but where do digital skills come from in the meantime?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Camden, Coding, Digital skills, Digital strategy, dwp, Education, Skills, Training, Universal Credit

There has been a lot of discussion lately on the topic of teaching school children how to code.


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