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January 22, 2015  12:58 PM

Windows 10 proves this is a different Microsoft – but is it different enough?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Azure, IOS, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Office 365, Operating systems, Satya Nadella, Windows, Windows 10, WIndows Phone

The software company with

November 21, 2014  11:12 AM

Cyber security: Can businesses put a value on trust?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, GCHQ, Government IT, HP, RBS, Security, snooping, trust

Who can you trust in a digital world? The most dispiriting part of the technology revolution is the growing lack of trust felt by individuals and businesses as a result of cyber security threats.

For example, I learned this week that HP is being asked by some large customers to provide...


November 7, 2014  10:45 AM

This is the age of ‘just do it’ for IT leaders

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, digital, Ecommerce, GDS, HP, Internet of Things, Microsoft, Smartwatch

Without wishing to sound like a Nike advert, IT is entering the age of "just do it".

One of the most important aspects of the digital...

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October 31, 2014  11:51 AM

IT buyers must demand open standards as balance of power shifts in their favour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Integration, Interoperability, Microsoft, Windows

The old cliché about open standards has never been truer - that the great thing about them is there are so many to choose from.

Look at the Wikipedia page on the topic, for example. It lists 20 different definitions of what an...


October 16, 2014  1:01 PM

An alternative three-point plan for IT suppliers to government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GDS, Government IT, HP, IT suppliers, techUK

TechUK, the IT industry trade body, kindly invited me to chair a panel debate at their launch this week of a "three-point plan" to improve the relationship between IT...

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October 9, 2014  5:14 PM

HP split fails to answer questions over long-term future

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Cloud Computing, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Leo Apotheker, Palm

Leo Apotheker must be tearing out whatever hair he has left. The former HP chief executive was sacked in 2011 less than a year into his reign for...


July 24, 2014  11:12 AM

Congratulations to GDS on open document formats – but will Microsoft resort to litigation?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Microsoft, ODF, office, OOXML

Back in February, when the UK government's consultation on the use of open document formats closed, I described the decision to be made by the Cabinet Office as


July 17, 2014  4:10 PM

Apple/IBM tie-up provides historic counterpoint to Microsoft’s massive job cuts

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, AWS, cloud, IBM, ipad, Microsoft, Mobile, nokia, office, WIndows Phone

Sometimes news stories coincide fortuitously in a way that highlights the significance of major trends transforming the IT landscape - and we have a big one this week.

Yesterday,


July 3, 2014  9:47 AM

Dear HP, Microsoft (and others) – stop bleating, start competing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Government IT, HP, Microsoft, oligopoly

There's an interesting story in The Independent today that highlights the issue


April 4, 2014  12:52 PM

Who wants Windows XP to live forever?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Software licensing, Windows XP

And so the most popular PC operating system of all time reaches the final winter of its years.

Windows XP goes out of regular support on 8 April, but it is testament to its enduring...


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