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February 27, 2014  11:03 AM

Now comes the acid test for the government’s open standards policy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, ODF, OOXML

The UK government's consultation on the use of open document formats has closed*, and we now wait for the acid test of the Cabinet Office commitment to open standards.

The outcome of this process will determine the government's ability to break its lock-in to proprietary software for...

February 24, 2014  11:16 AM

Thanks Microsoft – we now know that everybody prefers ODF to OOXML for government document standards

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, ODF, OOXML

Microsoft's call to its friends in the software community to contribute to the government's consultation on open document formats seems to have worked.

Although,...


February 7, 2014  1:42 PM

No matter what else you think, Microsoft’s new CEO is a safe hand for enterprise IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Bill Gates, cloud, Microsoft, Mobile, nokia, Satya Nadella, Software, Steve Ballmer, Windows 8

In the space of a few days, a chap called Satya Nadella has become the most written about individual in global IT.

Even though few people outside the circle of journalists...


January 24, 2014  12:33 PM

IBM, Microsoft results demonstrate the pace of change in IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Hardware, IBM, ipad, lenovo, Mainframe, Microsoft, Servers, Surface, Tablet, x86

The latest financial results this week from arguably the two most influential enterprise IT suppliers of the past 30 years demonstrate again how quickly the technology landscape is changing.

First,


December 12, 2013  7:27 AM

Universal Credit IT: What we know; what we don’t know

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, Agile, BT, GDS, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

"There is no debacle on Universal Credit" declared Iain Duncan Smith in his opening salvo to MPs on the Work and Pensions Select Committee this week.

The...


November 8, 2013  11:46 AM

What is the public interest in Universal Credit IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Universal Credit

Here's a question for you to ponder: What is the public interest in Universal Credit, the government's flagship welfare reform programme?

My guess is that the public would be very interested to know how the


November 6, 2013  12:19 PM

Universal Credit – now the role of IT suppliers must come under scrutiny

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, Government IT, HP, IBM, NAO, Universal Credit

It is increasingly likely the government will have to write-off most, if not all, of the £303m spent so far on developing IT to support Universal Credit.

Multiple sources told Computer Weekly that


October 24, 2013  2:42 PM

Is virtualisation the next big market to be ripe for disruption?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, BlackBerry, Hyper-V, Microsoft, nokia, Public Cloud, Virtualisation, VMware

People often ask, what makes Computer Weekly different among the ever-growing variety of technology news websites?

One of the main things is our focus on the often-boring topics that are central to corporate IT. Smartphones, tablets, apps and social media may make headlines in the...


September 12, 2013  11:33 AM

How much worse will Universal Credit IT problems get?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, BT, dwp, Government IT, HP, IBM, NAO, PAC, Project management, Universal Credit, Whitehall

How much worse might things get with the troubled Universal Credit IT programme?

Last week, we learned through a National Audit Office report that...

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August 27, 2013  3:59 PM

Timing is everything in Steve Ballmer’s departure – why Microsoft needs a new vision

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Bill Gates, cloud, Microsoft, Office 365, Steve Ballmer, Surface RT, Windows 8

The biggest disappointment in Steve Ballmer's announcement that he is to retire as Microsoft CEO came from the absence of a suitable...

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