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November 16, 2012  5:11 PM

Tax transparency will be a growing issue for government IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capgemini, CSC, Fujitsu, Government IT, HP, IBM, tax, Transparency

Considering the amount of taxpayers' cash that goes to IT suppliers - some £16bn per year at latest estimates - it was inevitable that the big multinational systems integrators that dominate Whitehall IT would come under scrutiny over their tax payments.

The vultures have been circling...

October 4, 2012  3:41 PM

HP’s latest turnaround plan makes everyone dizzy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Compaq, EDS, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM

HP has announced so many "turnaround plans" in the last few years that employees and customers must be getting dizzy.

As well as the


September 6, 2012  4:22 PM

Everybody lost in NHS IT disaster

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, CSC, IBM, NHS, NPfIT

A degree of ironic congratulation is due to the Department of Health (DoH) and Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude for finally extricating the NHS from its disastrous contract with...

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August 28, 2012  12:21 PM

Users will decide the ultimate winner in Apple vs Samsung skirmish

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, IBM, ipad, iPhone, Patent, samsung

In the long term, the Apple vs Samsung patent war will come to be seen as little more than a skirmish in a technology revolution led by users, not by manufacturers.

It's difficult not to take sides after


August 22, 2012  10:59 AM

RIM / Blackberry: one upgrade cycle from oblivion

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Messenger, Google, IBM, iPhone, Microsoft Exchange Server, MOTOROLA, research in motion, RIM, samsung, WIndows Phone

News that the government is close to giving security clearance for use of smartphones other than Blackberry is another small step in Research in Motion's (RIM's) seemingly headlong...


May 24, 2012  12:38 PM

Is HP too big to fail?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Autonomy, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, Oracle

What on earth is going on at HP?

After three years riven by changes in CEO (three times) and in strategy (lost count), the company seems to barely know...


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


September 17, 2010  1:25 PM

Does Europe need a new IT champion?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, Cognos, EDS, HP, IBM, Mergers, Oracle, Sage, SAP, Sun Microsystems, T-Systems

The UK and Europe has for a long time beaten itself up about the dominance of US IT suppliers in the global market.

It's true that if you look at the top 10 lists in most sectors of the industry, they are dominated by the big players from across the pond. With a few notable exceptions -...


August 10, 2010  4:15 PM

How do HP employees feel about CEO Mark Hurd leaving?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, EDS, HP, IBM, Oracle

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison might think that HP's board are "idiots" for forcing his counterpart Mark Hurd to resign from the IT giant, but I wonder how the news was received...


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