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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.

November 7, 2014  10:45 AM

This is the age of ‘just do it’ for IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, digital, Ecommerce, GDS, HP, Internet of Things, Microsoft, Smartwatch

Without wishing to sound like a Nike advert, IT is entering the age of "just do it".

One of the most important aspects of the digital...

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October 27, 2014  9:41 AM

Socitm 2014: The digital challenges for local government IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital strategy, G-Cloud, GDS, local government, Socitm

A big thank you to Socitm, the society for local government IT leaders, for inviting me to chair their annual conference, which took place last week in Manchester.

As a Liverpool FC supporter, the awkward choice of Old Trafford as the venue...


October 16, 2014  1:01 PM

An alternative three-point plan for IT suppliers to government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GDS, Government IT, HP, IT suppliers, techUK

TechUK, the IT industry trade body, kindly invited me to chair a panel debate at their launch this week of a "three-point plan" to improve the relationship between IT...

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September 19, 2014  12:32 PM

Greater devolution offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to accelerate digital government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
devolution, GDS, Government IT, local government, scotland, Whitehall

So Scotland is not going it alone - and in all probability the whole of the UK will be better for that decision.

The independence drive engaged voters in Scotland like never...


August 20, 2014  4:49 PM

Standing up for government IT – despite the e-Borders fiasco

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Cabinet office, e-borders, GDS, Government IT, Home Office, IT skills, raytheon, Universal Credit

It may be an unfashionable thing to do this week, but I'd like to stand up for government IT.

Whitehall IT has been under particular scrutiny lately, eliciting a Financial...

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July 24, 2014  11:12 AM

Congratulations to GDS on open document formats – but will Microsoft resort to litigation?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Microsoft, ODF, office, OOXML

Back in February, when the UK government's consultation on the use of open document formats closed, I described the decision to be made by the Cabinet Office as


July 8, 2014  3:18 PM

Universal Credit business case not approved – obfuscation from the most open government in history

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, GDS, Government IT, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

The government has finally been forced to admit that the business case for the troubled Universal Credit programme has still not been signed off - despite repeated assurances that approval...


July 3, 2014  11:35 AM

Labour’s digital rhetoric is increasingly positive towards GDS

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, GDS, Labour

Labour MP Jon Cruddas gave a speech this week that was barely reported in the press, but contained his party's most significant statements yet about the role of digital and technology in...


July 3, 2014  9:47 AM

Dear HP, Microsoft (and others) – stop bleating, start competing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Government IT, HP, Microsoft, oligopoly

There's an interesting story in The Independent today that highlights the issue


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