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September 11, 2014  2:17 PM

Could IT hinder Scotland’s desire for change?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, Government IT, scotland

Whichever way Scotland votes on its independence, one outcome that is assured will be the need for one of the fastest and most ambitious IT projects the public sector has ever seen.

August 20, 2014  4:49 PM

Standing up for government IT – despite the e-Borders fiasco

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, Cabinet office, e-borders, GDS, Government IT, Home Office, IT skills, raytheon, Universal Credit

It may be an unfashionable thing to do this week, but I'd like to stand up for government IT.

Whitehall IT has been under particular scrutiny lately, eliciting a Financial...

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July 8, 2014  3:18 PM

Universal Credit business case not approved – obfuscation from the most open government in history

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, GDS, Government IT, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

The government has finally been forced to admit that the business case for the troubled Universal Credit programme has still not been signed off - despite repeated assurances that approval...


July 3, 2014  9:47 AM

Dear HP, Microsoft (and others) – stop bleating, start competing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Government IT, HP, Microsoft, oligopoly

There's an interesting story in The Independent today that highlights the issue


June 26, 2014  4:31 PM

Big IT vs SME IT in government – it’s really about changing IT suppliers’ behaviour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly, Outsourcing, Procurement, SME

The Cabinet Office plan to bring in more SME IT suppliers and reduce dependence on the old


May 2, 2014  2:45 PM

Are the UK’s borders being compromised by legacy IT systems?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
e-borders, GDS, Government IT, Home Office

My sources suggest that the IT problems that affected UK airports and sea ports earlier this week were related to Warnings Index, the ageing system that sits at the heart of the UK's border...


April 7, 2014  4:26 PM

Analysing G-Cloud: A need for wider awareness and promotion?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CloudStore, G-Cloud, GDS, Government IT

Few could doubt that the government's G-Cloud purchasing framework has been a success so far. More than £100m has been spent through it, opening up the market to SMEs and...


March 18, 2014  12:02 PM

What you won’t see in Budget 2014 – the digital opportunities being missed by every political party

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, cloud, Digital skills, Government IT, Mobile, Networking, politics

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announces the Budget tomorrow (Wednesday 19 March), and the media is full of speculation over what his speech will include.

I would, however, like to make a confident prediction about a few things the Budget will not include.


March 13, 2014  12:01 PM

Labour: ‘This is not a review of GDS. It is a review of digital government’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly

Labour formally launched its Digital Government Review at an event in London last night.

It's clearly going to attract a lot of interest and scrutiny, if


March 11, 2014  1:00 PM

GDS becomes political as Labour launches digital government review

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Digital strategy, GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly, SME

Government IT - and in particular, the role of the Government Digital Service - is about to get political.

Tomorrow night, the Labour Party launches its digital government review, a programme...


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