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January 29, 2016  11:35 AM

Google tax debate is just an early example of social upheaval from the digital revolution

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Google, government, HMRC, Internet of Things, mobile apps, Uber

In many ways it is a shame that the most likely reason for a technology company to hit the headlines in national newspapers and on TV is because they don't pay enough taxes.

For all the largely justified criticism of

July 3, 2015  1:23 PM

Immigration is a dirty word – but it’s one IT has to address to solve digital skills gap

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Digital skills, Employment, government, offshore, Outsourcing, recruitment, Skills, Startups

The political climate in the UK makes it difficult to talk about immigration and its effect on the IT sector, given the wider sensitivities around the subject. But it's a topic that needs to be considered if the UK is to make the most of the opportunity to become a world leader in the digital...


August 7, 2014  12:59 PM

UK needs a digital infrastructure for 2030 and beyond, not 2020

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
4G, 5G, Broadband, digital, government, Mobile, Ofcom

Coverage of Ofcom's latest annual report on the state of communications in the UK shows that much of the so-called establishment in the country still look at technology with...


November 29, 2013  11:22 AM

A new focus on training is needed to tackle transition to a digital economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, digital, government, IT skills, Training

There is an emerging sense of fear around the effect that the digital revolution is going to have on jobs.

Recently there has been a swathe of articles and surveys warning of an impending jobs catastrophe as technology automates more processes and functions. With customer self-service...


June 6, 2013  5:05 PM

DCMS land-grab is a threat to IT’s political and economic future

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
DCMS, economy, government, IT skills

The IT industry's vital role in the UK economy is under threat from what appears to be a desperate attempt by a Whitehall department to avoid being cut back or even scrapped in chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming spending review.

The


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 1, 2013  11:53 AM

The digital economy is the UK’s future, not the banks

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, economy, government, Internet

The European Union wants to impose a cap on banker's bonuses. Regardless of what you think about the reasonableness of legislators trying to regulate private sector salaries - I'd say it's a daft idea, no matter how much banks need to...


February 21, 2013  1:48 PM

EU cyber laws should target IT suppliers’ security negligence

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, China, Cyber security, Data breach, Data protection, Ecommerce, government, Hacking, Internet, IT security, legislation, social media

Cyber security has made its ultimate mainstream breakthrough. This week, a relatively minor hack targeted at Apple not only made the BBC 10 O'clock News, but warranted a lengthy studio...


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...


October 21, 2011  11:30 AM

Government IT strategy aims to overcome three key risks – the real work starts now

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
editorial, government

The government's IT chiefs have clearly had a busy few weeks, and have set themselves up to be sure that continues.

In less than 24 hours, the Cabinet Office has released an invitation to tender for


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