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Leadership


November 9, 2012  12:11 PM

We need more visionary IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Barclays, CIO, Information security, innovation, Leadership

When IT leaders explain their reasons for not moving to a new technology, it is almost always due to immediate or short-term perceived problems.

Should you move to the cloud? Security is a concern. Should you overhaul your information security? Ooh, too risky, what if we get hit by...

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...


December 8, 2011  11:39 AM

UKtech50 leaders will be vital to UK’s economic recovery

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, CIO, economy, Hewlett-Packard, Leadership, uktech50

This year's UKtech50 list of the most influential people in UK IT reflects the great variety, ability and potential of the technology community in this country.

The 50 names on our...


October 31, 2011  12:48 PM

UKtech50: Putting IT at the centre of economic recovery

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Leadership, Tesco, uktech50

Influence can be a fickle thing. When Computer Weekly launched its UKtech50 programme to identify the most influential people in UK IT last year, we produced a definitive...


April 8, 2011  4:41 PM

Worry less about offshoring and more about investing in people

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, immigration, Leadership, Management, offshore, Outsourcing, Skills

There are few topics that stir debate among IT professionals as much as offshore outsourcing. Readers of the Inside Outsourcing blog at Computerweekly.com engage in often heated exchanges on their concerns about offshoring being a threat to their jobs and livelihoods. There was anticipation...


March 31, 2011  1:16 PM

Dear Phil Pavitt, this one is for you

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BCS, CIO, Government IT, HMRC, Leadership, NHS

How often do you, as an IT leader, tell people in other parts of the business what you have achieved?

For many IT folk, that sort of self-promotion doesn't always come naturally - and often that can be one of the causes of negative misperceptions about the IT department and its...


March 24, 2011  10:57 AM

How to make sure this was a Budget for business IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, budget, Careers, CIO, government, Leadership, recruitment, Skills, SME, Start up

Chancellor George Osborne labelled the latest contents of his tattered red briefcase as a Budget for business, and if that proves to be the case then it would be a good one for the IT sector and IT professionals.

It's going to be a big "if" though.

On paper,


March 23, 2011  11:06 AM

Thank you, ladies

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Diversity, Leadership, recruitment, Skills

Any mention of "women in IT" is often received by certain sections of the male IT profession with a sigh, a shake of the head, and a cynical "not again..." Perhaps it's the same in any male-dominated industry, but I find it hugely disappointing whenever I come across such a dinosaur attitude...


October 5, 2010  1:59 PM

The IT community’s global economic challenge

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
E-book, economy, Education, Leadership, Management

One of the oldest and most-discussed issues in IT management is the relationship between IT and "the business" and the role (or lack of a role) that IT leaders play in the boardroom. For a change last week I had the opportunity to take a much broader perspective on the relationship between IT...


April 27, 2010  10:00 AM

The challenges for the newly-appointed IT leader

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, CIO, Leadership, Skills

It is increasingly common that the IT leader role has a faster turnover of personnel than it did many years ago. Many of today's CIOs tend to come in to a new job, see through a programme of change, then move on to the next challenge - unlike their forebears who might have stayed longer in what...


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