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July 13, 2010  3:38 PM

When IT meets ideology – what next for NHS IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, CSC, Google, Microsoft, NHS, NPfIT

Not unlike politics, IT management has long been an ideological affair.

There are those who believe firmly in the mantra of outsourcing, for example, and equally those who just as strongly oppose it.

And like political ideology, IT trends go in cycles. When centralised becomes...

July 6, 2010  10:02 AM

What ‘the cloud’ really means to IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Cloud Computing, G-Cloud, Google, Government IT

The IT director of a top City law firm told me recently that if he receives a sales call from an IT supplier and they mention the words "cloud computing", he says no and puts the phone down.

It is fair to say that phrase has achieved notoriety in taking the shortest time from...

March 23, 2010  8:43 AM

A Budget for IT? Just let us get on with it

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
budget, economy, Election, Google, innovation, recruitment, Skills, Strategy

Tomorrow (24th March) is Budget day - or more accurately, the effective start of the General Election campaign. The next six weeks or so are set to be a defining time for businesses and public sector bodies in determining how - and maybe even if - the UK's recovery proceeds from here.


February 16, 2010  2:51 PM

New from Google: G-mea culpa

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
buzz, Facebook, Google, Internet, Microsoft, privacy, Social networking

You see, it's not so easy being big. That, at least, is one lesson Google could learn from Microsoft.

After the search giant stormed the web's news outlets and blogs last week with the launch of its Gmail-based social networking tool Buzz, so this week it is reaping the pain from...

December 10, 2009  1:17 PM

Will real time web work for e-commerce?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
E-commerce, Google

It turns out publishing companies are not the only ones to dislike Google's dominance - e-commerce companies don't like having to rely on the search engine for their traffic and revenue either, and one even called it "a new tax on the internet".
Xavier Court, co-founder and VP of...

December 10, 2009  12:04 PM

Real time web validated by Google announcement

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Authority, Google, news, twitter, Web

Does Google's announcement that it will add a stream of real time content from across the web into its search results validate the value of real time search.

This is how Google put its announcement...

December 9, 2009  6:21 PM

Google’s answer to the publishers’ big problem

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Google, Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer, VP for search products and user experience at Google, spoke today at Le Web in Paris about the big problem facing publishers on the internet - how to make money in an age where consumers expect free content.

News Corp's Rupert Murdoch has gone on the offensive...

December 9, 2009  4:31 PM

Google wants publishers to stay on board

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Google, Meyer, news, online

Google said it respected the copyright of publishers and doesn't want to lose any from its index.

Marissa Meyer, VP at Google, told delegates at Le Web conference in Paris, that it respected publishers' copyright.

"Google wants to be as comprehensive a search as possible,...

November 20, 2009  4:29 PM

Choose your route to cloud computing

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Azure, Cloud Computing, Google, Microsoft, Netbook

Microsoft and Google have both unveiled their plans for cloud computing.

Azure is Microsoft's attempt to bridge the gap between desktop and cloud-based computing....

August 11, 2009  12:29 PM

Facebook acquires Friendfeed – the battle to dominate real-time search hots up

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Facebook, FriendFeed, Google, Microsoft, twitter

Facebook has just announced a deal to acquire FriendFeed, a social networking site that allows you to follow the stream of all your friends or contacts, in the latest...

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