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January 30, 2015  3:52 PM

Apple success shows the importance of making IT invisible

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, CIO, digital, iPhone, smartphone, Smartwatch

It's been impossible to ignore the biggest technology headline of the week - especially as it became the biggest business headline in many places too. Apple declared the largest quarterly profit in...

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October 4, 2013  12:07 PM

BES 10 is the only hope for the future of BlackBerry

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, BBM, BES10, BlackBerry, BYOD, iPhone, smartphone

Regardless of what the company's future might be, the rise and fall of BlackBerry is set to be a business school case study for many years.

It's a classic example of the innovator's dilemma - a firm that has great success from a unique innovation, which in BlackBerry's case was email...


July 12, 2013  10:24 AM

Microsoft CEO Ballmer wins Buzzword Bingo – but are customers playing a different game?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Cloud Computing, Google Apps, ipad, iPhone, Microsoft, Office 365, PC, Software licensing, Steve Ballmer, Windows

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be celebrating today. He is the clear winner of the latest Super Buzzword Bingo competition, with his entry for the internal memo announcing Microsoft's biggest...

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September 14, 2012  12:10 PM

Time for mobile makers to eliminate business-consumer divide

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, BYOD, consumerisation, Google, iPhone, Microsoft, Windows 8, WIndows Phone

It's been one of those weeks where it seems the only thing that matters in technology is the fact that someone has produced a slightly thinner smartphone.

There are cynics who say the...

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August 31, 2012  10:50 AM

When software becomes a utility, everything changes – and it will

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, iPhone, Java, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Utility computing, Windows

It's a challenge faced so far only by the most ultra-successful software companies, but a major turning point comes when a product becomes a utility.

It doesn't happen often, but there's a big difference when a piece of software goes from something you use to compete against your...


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...


March 8, 2012  11:32 AM

We are in the post PC-is-the-only-option era, but that’s not quite as catchy for Apple marketing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Chromebook, Gartner, ipad, iPhone, iPod, laptop, PC, tablet computer

Are we, as Apple would have us believe, in the "post-PC era"? I'm not so sure.

The phrase has become something of a tech meme lately and Apple has understandably embraced it, claiming at the


December 16, 2011  10:11 AM

So that was 2011. How was it for IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BlackBerry, Ebay, HP, iPhone, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, nokia, PlayBook, Windows 8

So that was 2011. How was it for IT? If there's one trend you can pull out from the year it has been the rapidly shifting sands beneath the feet of some of the biggest names in the industry. And it's not been the tough economy that's caused it, but the inability of some market leaders to...


August 16, 2011  1:40 PM

Phone makers: Please spend $12.5bn on mobile innovation, not on a self-serving patent war

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Google, HTC, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Patent, samsung, smartphone, Tablet, Windows Phone 7

Google has become a major player in the mobile phone market in a very short time.

Android was launched as an open source mobile operating system only in 2007, and the software was made available to phone manufacturers in 2008. It has since become the bulwark that most smartphone makers...


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