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November 18, 2011  2:19 PM

Cloud is not revolutionary – but it’s causing a revolution

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Cloud Computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft, Oracle, Public sector, SAP, Workday

It is becoming clear why so many technology vendors say the cloud is a revolution for IT. It's because it's threatening to be a revolution for them.

Take a look at two very different illustrations of this point this week.

In the private sector, the business services giant

August 22, 2011  12:45 PM

Summer sale opens for UK IT companies?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Cisco, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft

I recently read an interesting footnote to last week's £7bn purchase of UK software star Autonomy by HP.

Apparently the deal was helped by a US tax law...


August 19, 2011  11:17 AM

IBM the big winner as HP shake-up shows polarisation of IT industry

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Autonomy, Dell, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, PC, smartphone, Tablet, webos

Today is proving to be a busy day for IT journalists the world over, after HP - for not much longer the biggest technology company in the world - shocked the industry with


August 16, 2011  1:40 PM

Phone makers: Please spend $12.5bn on mobile innovation, not on a self-serving patent war

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Google, HTC, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Patent, samsung, smartphone, Tablet, Windows Phone 7

Google has become a major player in the mobile phone market in a very short time.

Android was launched as an open source mobile operating system only in 2007, and the software was made available to phone manufacturers in 2008. It has since become the bulwark that most smartphone makers...


July 1, 2011  12:20 PM

Microsoft needs Office 365 to convince IT buyers to stick with traditional software licensing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft, Office 365, Software as a Service, Software licensing

Microsoft, which describes itself as a "cloud company" these days, has made its biggest and perhaps most important foray into the cloud with the launch of Office 365. It's fair to say that if the software giant can't persuade customers to take its most widely used business application into the...


June 27, 2011  12:59 PM

So, David Cameron, still think Google Health could be used in NHS IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Google, google health, health, NHS, NPfIT

Google quietly announced at the end of last week that it plans to "retire" - shut down - its Google Health online medical records service.

This may not, at first, appear especially relevant to the UK, since the service was specifically targeted at US citizens with the unique challenges...


May 12, 2011  6:03 PM

Does Google even consider Microsoft a competitor?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Chromebook, Google, Google Chrome, Microsoft, Netbook, PC, Tablet

There has already been plenty written about the launch of what Google is calling Chromebooks - netbooks running Chrome OS - and what this means for the future...


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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