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April 27, 2015  5:04 PM

Is local government capable of the radical change it needs?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
councils, Government IT, local government, Outsourcing, Socitm

Local government IT leaders have spent the last five years of austerity implementing the most dramatic cost cuts the sector has ever seen. Yet they await a new government after the UK...

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March 23, 2015  1:45 PM

After rural payments embarrassment – the test for GDS is to ‘make things open, make it better’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Defra, GDS, Government IT

The failure of the rural payment digital service last week - and its subsequent replacement by paper forms - is not the IT disaster some would claim, but it is


February 27, 2015  11:29 AM

Do the UK government’s SME spending figures make sense?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Capita, CCS, Government IT, It spending, Procurement, purchasing, SME

The government this week touted its success at delivering on a policy objective to put 25% of all purchased spend through SMEs - in 2013/14, that amounted to £11.4bn, slightly...


February 13, 2015  1:08 PM

Why it’s time for the IT community to engage with politicians

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Data protection, economy, GDS, Government IT, politics

No blood was spilled, but listening to the three main political parties debate their digital policies together for the first time this week laid out the battleground for their likely general election technology manifestos.

Computer Weekly, with help from TechUK and the BCS, brought...


December 5, 2014  4:00 PM

The key themes from this year’s UKtech50: digital, recruitment, and out-of-touch suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, CTO, digital, Government IT, it management, recruitment, Skills, uktech50

Soon after Computer Weekly launched our UKtech50 programme to identify the most influential people in UK IT, over four years ago, we were approached by a couple of the female IT leaders...


November 21, 2014  11:12 AM

Cyber security: Can businesses put a value on trust?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, GCHQ, Government IT, HP, RBS, Security, snooping, trust

Who can you trust in a digital world? The most dispiriting part of the technology revolution is the growing lack of trust felt by individuals and businesses as a result of cyber security threats.

For example, I learned this week that HP is being asked by some large customers to provide...


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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October 14, 2014  9:58 AM

What has happened to the Prime Minister’s Digital Taskforce?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
apprenticeships, Digital skills, Government IT, Labour

In July, the government revealed the existence of the Prime Minister's Digital Taskforce - notable at that time mainly for the fact that


October 3, 2014  10:47 AM

Credit where it’s due – this government has made huge progress on digital and IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Digital strategy, Government IT, IDA, Identity assurance, Labour

It was hugely welcome to see the prominence that digital issues were given during the Labour and


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...


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