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February 12, 2016  10:23 AM

Why are so many organisations bringing outsourced IT back in-house?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
EDS, GDS, Government IT, Insourcing, local government, Outsourcing, Skills

To outsource or to not outsource? That, for many IT leaders, has been something of a religious question for a long time. You're either a follower or you're not.

But we are no nearer to answering the question of whether outsourcing works. In recent months, Computer Weekly has talked to...

October 12, 2015  4:41 AM

DVLA shows the long-overdue maturing of outsourcing in government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
DVLA, EDS, Government IT, HP, Outsourcing

Former Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude once described DVLA as having the worst outsourcing contract in government - and that's quite an accolade, given the number of terrible deals in the public sector.

So it's not surprising that people in government technology now are quietly...

October 9, 2014  5:14 PM

HP split fails to answer questions over long-term future

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Cloud Computing, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Leo Apotheker, Palm

Leo Apotheker must be tearing out whatever hair he has left. The former HP chief executive was sacked in 2011 less than a year into his reign for...

July 26, 2013  10:35 AM

What next for IT outsourcing as the mega-deals decline?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BPO, EDS, Gartner, Government IT, HP, Outsourcing, Ovum

The UK has long been hooked on IT outsourcing - far more than any of our European neighbours. But is that enthusiasm on the wane?

In recent weeks, market research from several analyst firms have proved contradictory.

November 21, 2012  12:53 PM

HP vs Autonomy – a high-stakes game with a big loser

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Palm

Congratulations to HP for creating a global flood of words about its increasingly controversial purchase of British software company Autonomy last year.

The accusations of "questionable accounting and business practices" that led to

October 4, 2012  3:41 PM

HP’s latest turnaround plan makes everyone dizzy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Compaq, EDS, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM

HP has announced so many "turnaround plans" in the last few years that employees and customers must be getting dizzy.

As well as the

May 24, 2012  12:38 PM

Is HP too big to fail?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Autonomy, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, Oracle

What on earth is going on at HP?

After three years riven by changes in CEO (three times) and in strategy (lost count), the company seems to barely know...

September 17, 2010  1:25 PM

Does Europe need a new IT champion?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, Cognos, EDS, HP, IBM, Mergers, Oracle, Sage, SAP, Sun Microsystems, T-Systems

The UK and Europe has for a long time beaten itself up about the dominance of US IT suppliers in the global market.

It's true that if you look at the top 10 lists in most sectors of the industry, they are dominated by the big players from across the pond. With a few notable exceptions -...

August 10, 2010  4:15 PM

How do HP employees feel about CEO Mark Hurd leaving?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, EDS, HP, IBM, Oracle

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison might think that HP's board are "idiots" for forcing his counterpart Mark Hurd to resign from the IT giant, but I wonder how the news was received...

March 22, 2010  3:54 PM

Let the online giants deliver online government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, Amazon, Broadband, Ebay, EDS, government, HP, IBM, Web

Prime minister Gordon Brown has today put some flesh on the bones of his long-standing promises to put technology at the heart of the UK's economic future. 

He says the aim is to make the UK the "world leader in the digital economy" by 2020, with the key headline-grabbing...

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