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June 10, 2013  4:39 PM

Morality and ethics – the ‘next big thing’ for IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, privacy, snooping, trust

Nobody in the IT profession can be disappointed that technology has become such a central part of the way we all live and work.

For anyone who has been in the industry for 10 or more years, it is fantastic to see IT taking its central place in business and society; for technology to...

October 8, 2012  12:58 PM

Why CIOs need to Like the Facebook way of IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Facebook, IT Infrastructure, IT Strategy, Supply Chain Management

This is a Powerpoint slide I've used a lot lately when I've been asked to give talks on the state of IT or "the next big thing", and it usually seems to raise a smile from the audience:


August 10, 2012  10:57 AM

Banks need to tackle IT complexity to avoid further regulation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Complexity, Ebay, Facebook, Google, IT Strategy, NatWest, RBS

Complexity is the common enemy of every IT leader. Ask any group of IT managers what is their biggest day-to-day challenge, and the answer you will most often receive points at the complexity of legacy infrastructure.

For too long, IT departments and their suppliers have used that...

July 25, 2012  1:13 PM

UK’s IT skills base gets the thumbs-up – government please take note

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Facebook, iCity, IT careers, IT jobs, IT recruitment, IT skills

As the Olympic Games finally opens in London this week, there are 300 or so highly skilled IT experts about to be out of a job. Thanks to some of the leading lights of the new technology economy, they might not have far to look for a new employer.

May 18, 2012  11:06 AM

What the Facebook IPO means for IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Nasdaq

There's a saying in financial circles - one that has been conveniently ignored many times in the past - that says: "If it looks like a bubble, and it feels like a bubble, then it's a bubble."
So, does

March 2, 2012  11:59 AM

Loving it when an identity plan comes together

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Facebook, Government IT, IDA, identity cards, Identity management

To quote a phrase that was mightily popular in the 1980s: I love it when a plan comes together.

In this case, it's not even my plan, but it's one I've found myself writing about often over the past few years. Here's just a couple...

February 3, 2012  10:36 AM

Is this the beginning of the end for IT complexity?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick, Complexity, Facebook, Government IT, OpenSource, Whitehall

Are we experiencing the beginning of the end for IT complexity? Ask most CIOs what is their biggest headache, and they will tell you about the restrictions caused by the complexity of their legacy IT - inherited from their predecessor of course.

Complexity underlies so many of the...

March 4, 2011  12:54 PM

2011 UK census can be a milestone in regulating data privacy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Census, Data protection, Facebook, Google, government, legislation, privacy, regulation

Ten years ago, Computer Weekly posed the question, "Will there ever be another paper-based census?" As we all wait to receive our paper census forms this month, little has changed in a decade that has seen enormous changes in technology.

At least

February 18, 2011  4:12 PM

Obama woos the tech crowd – Mr Cameron, take note

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Eric Schmidt, Facebook, Google, obama, Oracle, steve jobs, Yahoo

Last night, President Obama hosted a dinner with the leaders of the US technology industry in California.

It was certainly the IT equivalent of the best celebrity bashes, and a rare event to bring together the likes of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, Apple CEO Steve Jobs (looking thin,...

November 4, 2010  3:37 PM

Tech City: Nice idea, but we have bigger challenges if we want to take on Silicon Valley

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Intel, Start up, VC

I feel like I should be enthused and positive about David Cameron's plan to turn parts of London's East End and the post-2012 Olympic Park near Stratford into the UK's version of...

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