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January 3, 2013  4:50 PM

Six big questions for 2013

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Big Data, BYOD, consumerisation, Government IT, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Mobile, Windows 7, Windows 8

The big flaw in most of the IT predictions you will read at this time of year is that technology is no respecter of the calendar. Fast moving it may be, but it's not as if the issues faced by IT leaders have changed suddenly since we all departed for the season of festive overeating.

November 29, 2012  3:47 PM

The economics of the cloud in action

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Google, IaaS, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Software licensing, Windows

Compare and contrast the following excerpts from Computer Weekly news stories in the past few days:

27 November: Google is expanding its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing platform into Europe and


November 21, 2012  12:53 PM

HP vs Autonomy – a high-stakes game with a big loser

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Palm

Congratulations to HP for creating a global flood of words about its increasingly controversial purchase of British software company Autonomy last year.

The accusations of "questionable accounting and business practices" that led to


November 16, 2012  5:11 PM

Tax transparency will be a growing issue for government IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capgemini, CSC, Fujitsu, Government IT, HP, IBM, tax, Transparency

Considering the amount of taxpayers' cash that goes to IT suppliers - some £16bn per year at latest estimates - it was inevitable that the big multinational systems integrators that dominate Whitehall IT would come under scrutiny over their tax payments.

The vultures have been circling...


November 1, 2012  6:29 PM

The government’s open standards policy is bold, important and very carefully written

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, FRAND, Linux, Microsoft, Open source, Proprietary software

The government has finally released its policy for open standards in IT - after an


October 25, 2012  11:10 AM

Windows 8 – the eminently sensible product launch of the week

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, BYOD, ipad, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Office 365, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server

Despite all the hype about iPad minis, there's no doubt the most significant product launch of the week for IT managers is the release of


October 11, 2012  11:03 AM

When will the traditional model of software licensing die?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Oracle, SaaS, SAP, Software licensing, Steve Ballmer

When will the traditional model of software licensing die? Surely it is only a matter of time.

This week alone, we've seen


October 4, 2012  3:41 PM

HP’s latest turnaround plan makes everyone dizzy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Compaq, EDS, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM

HP has announced so many "turnaround plans" in the last few years that employees and customers must be getting dizzy.

As well as the


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...


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