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July 24, 2015  11:18 AM

Scalextric shows the way to winning the digital race

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
digital, Internet, Startups

If, like me, your childhood featured the joys of Scalextric, then you can't fail to feel a frisson of excitement at the prospect of controlling the racing cars from your smartphone, and sharing race data with your friends.

This is just one of the

March 31, 2015  11:05 AM

To make Britain digital we need leaders who are part of the network, not apart from it

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick

It's great to see so much debate taking place on social media - and hopefully in the real world - following Martha Lane Fox's

June 13, 2014  11:10 AM

Can social science save the web?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, Web

Pretty much every week these days you can expect a story in Computer Weekly on one of two topics: the growing importance and influence of the web to business and economic development; and the growing threats to the web from cyber attacks, surveillance, or the possible demise of net neutrality.

September 26, 2013  4:38 PM

Digital vs digitisation: learning lessons from retailers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Digital strategy, Ecommerce, Internet, Mobile, multichannel, Retail IT

As one of the industries most affected by the digital revolution, there is a lot that other sectors can learn from retailers.

We've seen cold, hard evidence of what happens when...

April 24, 2013  1:22 PM

The crash protected banks from technology disruption – but it won’t last

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, cloud, commoditisation, Disruption, innovation, Internet, media, Mobile, retail

It's clear today that the financial services sector has been protected from technological disruption as a result of the 2008 economic crash.

While industries such as retail...

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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...

January 10, 2013  4:51 PM

Your customers are digital – are you?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, Jessop, Mobile, Morrisons, retail, Sainsbury, Tesco

In the hopefully unlikely eventuality that your company executives still need convincing that the internet is going to transform your business, the past few days have provided further evidence of the accelerating changes brought about by consumers moving to the web.

Only last week, I...

October 22, 2012  5:28 PM

Leaders need to be part of the network not apart from it

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GES2012, Internet, social media

Last week in Rio de Janeiro saw a gathering of the "informed elite".

That phrase is in quote marks because it's not one that I would ordinarily use, nor in fact is it one that even the person who used it wants to use, as I shall explain.

But it's the impending demise of...

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