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February 13, 2015  1:08 PM

Why it’s time for the IT community to engage with politicians

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Data protection, economy, GDS, Government IT, politics

No blood was spilled, but listening to the three main political parties debate their digital policies together for the first time this week laid out the battleground for their likely general election technology manifestos.

Computer Weekly, with help from TechUK and the BCS, brought...

June 6, 2013  5:05 PM

DCMS land-grab is a threat to IT’s political and economic future

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
DCMS, economy, government, IT skills

The IT industry's vital role in the UK economy is under threat from what appears to be a desperate attempt by a Whitehall department to avoid being cut back or even scrapped in chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming spending review.

The


March 1, 2013  11:53 AM

The digital economy is the UK’s future, not the banks

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, economy, government, Internet

The European Union wants to impose a cap on banker's bonuses. Regardless of what you think about the reasonableness of legislators trying to regulate private sector salaries - I'd say it's a daft idea, no matter how much banks need to...


July 3, 2012  5:44 PM

Time to invest in the future – and the future is technology, not banks

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
bank, Barclays, economy, Eurozone

After the latest banking industry scandal, it is surely time for the government to invest in the future - and that future is surely technology.

For the last 25 years, since Margaret Thatcher deregulated the City of London in the so-called Big Bang, government industrial policy has...


December 8, 2011  11:39 AM

UKtech50 leaders will be vital to UK’s economic recovery

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, CIO, economy, Hewlett-Packard, Leadership, uktech50

This year's UKtech50 list of the most influential people in UK IT reflects the great variety, ability and potential of the technology community in this country.

The 50 names on our...


October 7, 2011  2:29 PM

In our great depression, customer engagement is king

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CRM, Customer engagement, Downturn, economy, Mobile, Recession, social media

The biggest issue for businesses at the moment is customer engagement.

The ongoing economic troubles are, of course, a worry for every company, but there is little than many firms can do to change the economy on their own. So, at a time like this, they need to get more from their...


October 5, 2010  1:59 PM

The IT community’s global economic challenge

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
E-book, economy, Education, Leadership, Management

One of the oldest and most-discussed issues in IT management is the relationship between IT and "the business" and the role (or lack of a role) that IT leaders play in the boardroom. For a change last week I had the opportunity to take a much broader perspective on the relationship between IT...


September 6, 2010  12:16 PM

Are you ready to deliver the IT economy?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
economy, Strategy

Undoubtedly the most popular phrase in the current media lexicon is "double-dip", suffixed of course with "recession", "downturn" or "crash". Perhaps if enough people use the term often enough it might actually happen, and then we can all blame the bankers and politicians again.

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May 5, 2010  11:40 AM

Whoever wins the election, IT will be vital

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservative, economy, Labour

It is very unlikely that anybody who goes to the polling booth this week will base their voting decision on the IT policies of the parties listed before them.

But the fact that


March 23, 2010  8:43 AM

A Budget for IT? Just let us get on with it

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
budget, economy, Election, Google, innovation, recruitment, Skills, Strategy

Tomorrow (24th March) is Budget day - or more accurately, the effective start of the General Election campaign. The next six weeks or so are set to be a defining time for businesses and public sector bodies in determining how - and maybe even if - the UK's recovery proceeds from here.

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