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May 30, 2013  4:59 PM

Which IT suppliers have not yet seen the cliff approaching?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Dell, digital, Google, HP, Open source, PC

Watching the IT industry at the moment is a little like reading a good crime novel. There are pieces of evidence appearing, from various sources, often apparently unconnected, but which all point to one inescapable conclusion.

The difference in IT is that this is not a question of "Who...

April 11, 2013  1:22 PM

UK gives Belgium €300m for cloud, and other indicators of change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, cloud, Gartner, Google, government, IDC, Internet, Microsoft, Open source, PC, smartphone, Software, Tablet

Anyone who has read this blog over the past few months will have seen there are several recurring themes I've been banging on about lately. It's been interesting to see a few things happening recently that, to me, reinforce some of the points I've been discussing, so here's a bit of a random...

March 28, 2013  11:52 AM

The predictability of what you’re going through

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, BlackBerry, CIO, Dell, Google, Hackers, HP, Information security, innovation, nokia, Recession, Strategy

While we marvel and despair at the pace of changes being wrought by the technology industry, there's a body of opinion that everything we are seeing now was entirely predictable.

I enjoy the work of Carlota Perez and

November 29, 2012  3:47 PM

The economics of the cloud in action

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Google, IaaS, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Software licensing, Windows

Compare and contrast the following excerpts from Computer Weekly news stories in the past few days:

27 November: Google is expanding its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing platform into Europe and

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

September 14, 2012  12:10 PM

Time for mobile makers to eliminate business-consumer divide

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, BYOD, consumerisation, Google, iPhone, Microsoft, Windows 8, WIndows Phone

It's been one of those weeks where it seems the only thing that matters in technology is the fact that someone has produced a slightly thinner smartphone.

There are cynics who say the...

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August 22, 2012  10:59 AM

RIM / Blackberry: one upgrade cycle from oblivion

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Messenger, Google, IBM, iPhone, Microsoft Exchange Server, MOTOROLA, research in motion, RIM, samsung, WIndows Phone

News that the government is close to giving security clearance for use of smartphones other than Blackberry is another small step in Research in Motion's (RIM's) seemingly headlong...

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...

March 7, 2012  12:22 PM

Tech leadership must drive economic activity – the other bit of Vince Cable’s letter to the PM

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Google, government, innovation, Intel, Leadership

There was plenty of national coverage of business secretary Vince Cable's leaked letter to the prime minister, in which he lamented the lack of a...

February 9, 2012  11:32 AM

Big IT casts a shadow over cloud adoption

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
adoption, cloud, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Google, IT suppliers, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows

I have a theory about cloud adoption, that I have tested entirely unscientifically and so far been given 100% approval in response.

Let me explain.

It is pretty much impossible to put a bunch of IT leaders in a room these days without the conversation naturally coming round to...

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