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October 28, 2016  10:08 AM

GDP growth reinforces vital importance of tech sector to UK economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Theresa May", AWS, Brexit, budget, cloud, Digital economy, GDP, Google, Microsoft, Pricing

This week’s slightly-better-than-expected GDP figures show the importance of the tech sector to not just the UK economy but to any plans for our international trade relations once we leave...

April 20, 2016  5:03 PM

EC’s anti-competitive stance is laudable, its action over Google & Android is laughable

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, anti, Apple, European Commission, European Union, Google, Mobile, mobile apps, Operating systems, smartphone

As a football fan, one of my primary experiences of European antitrust law comes through watching the English Premier League on TV.

Once upon a time, I paid Sky Sports for a subscription and saw any and all of the games that the Premier League allowed to broadcast live.

Then...


January 29, 2016  11:35 AM

Google tax debate is just an early example of social upheaval from the digital revolution

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Google, government, HMRC, Internet of Things, mobile apps, Uber

In many ways it is a shame that the most likely reason for a technology company to hit the headlines in national newspapers and on TV is because they don't pay enough taxes.

For all the largely justified criticism of


July 31, 2015  10:30 AM

With Windows 10, Microsoft has built a fine sail, but has the ship already left harbour?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Azure, Desktop, Google, IOS, Microsoft, Mobile, Office 365, PC, Satya Nadella, Tablet, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 95

With Windows 10, Microsoft has built a fine sail, but has the ship already left harbour?

If anything encapsulates the change in the technology world in the last 20...


October 31, 2014  11:51 AM

IT buyers must demand open standards as balance of power shifts in their favour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Integration, Interoperability, Microsoft, Windows

The old cliché about open standards has never been truer - that the great thing about them is there are so many to choose from.

Look at the Wikipedia page on the topic, for example. It lists 20 different definitions of what an...


April 4, 2014  12:52 PM

Who wants Windows XP to live forever?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Software licensing, Windows XP

And so the most popular PC operating system of all time reaches the final winter of its years.

Windows XP goes out of regular support on 8 April, but it is testament to its enduring...


March 27, 2014  4:45 PM

Cloud economics will challenge every IT supplier

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Google, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS

The over-used phrase "price war" has rarely had a lot of relevance in the corporate IT market.

At best, we may have seen PC or server makers cutting prices by a few percentage points, or more typically bundling in new features to keep prices steady.

But now


November 15, 2013  11:25 AM

Those deleted Tory speeches – how technology holds politics to account

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Google, Labour, politics, ROBOTS

It was only two weeks ago that I wrote a post on this blog titled "The risky politics of open government", highlighting the expectations placed upon any prime minister who declares his...


June 28, 2013  2:09 PM

IT leaders need to pressure cloud providers for open standards

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Google, Interoperability, OpenStack, standards

If there is one area more than any other that the IT industry has consistently let its customers down, it is standards.

The old adage says that the great thing about standards is there are so many of them. But the history of IT suppliers agreeing to open and interoperable standards is...


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...


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