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September 16, 2011  11:04 AM

Safe, steady, boring – why Microsoft should give up on “cool”

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
consumerisation, Metro, Microsoft, PC, smartphone, Software licensing, Tablet, vista, Windows, Windows 8

There will have been three dominant reactions to the previews of Windows 8 demonstrated by Microsoft at its BUILD developer conference in California this week.

If you're a Windows developer or...

August 26, 2011  2:42 PM

What Steve Jobs’ change of job tells us about Microsoft

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Bill Gates, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, steve jobs, Windows

Among all the many words published in the last couple of days about Steve Jobs, what stood out for me was some of his own quotes rather than the many "expert" opinions expressed about his


August 22, 2011  12:45 PM

Summer sale opens for UK IT companies?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, Cisco, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft

I recently read an interesting footnote to last week's £7bn purchase of UK software star Autonomy by HP.

Apparently the deal was helped by a US tax law...


August 19, 2011  11:17 AM

IBM the big winner as HP shake-up shows polarisation of IT industry

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Autonomy, Dell, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, PC, smartphone, Tablet, webos

Today is proving to be a busy day for IT journalists the world over, after HP - for not much longer the biggest technology company in the world - shocked the industry with


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...


July 1, 2011  12:20 PM

Microsoft needs Office 365 to convince IT buyers to stick with traditional software licensing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft, Office 365, Software as a Service, Software licensing

Microsoft, which describes itself as a "cloud company" these days, has made its biggest and perhaps most important foray into the cloud with the launch of Office 365. It's fair to say that if the software giant can't persuade customers to take its most widely used business application into the...


May 12, 2011  6:03 PM

Does Google even consider Microsoft a competitor?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Chromebook, Google, Google Chrome, Microsoft, Netbook, PC, Tablet

There has already been plenty written about the launch of what Google is calling Chromebooks - netbooks running Chrome OS - and what this means for the future...


April 1, 2011  2:46 PM

Why the government IT strategy needs to become irrelevant

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, CIO, Cloud Computing, Government IT, Microsoft, Open source, OpenOffice, Strategy

The initial reaction from some observers to the new government IT strategy was, "So what's new?"

Certainly there is little in terms of the practicalities...


March 18, 2011  2:25 PM

The lesson of DWP/Fujitsu – ask your suppliers the difficult questions

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Contracts, Desktop PC, dwp, Fujitsu, Government IT, Project management, purchasing, Support

Oh dear. It's one thing to win a multimillion-pound government IT contract only to later be exposed for running late and over budget - what IT supplier hasn't done that a few times? But to win a £300m deal and lose it before it has even started - surely that takes some doing.

The


February 25, 2011  3:46 PM

Whitehall open source plan heralds a behaviour change for suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
government, Government IT, Microsoft, Open source, Procurement, Software, Strategy

Has anyone kept a count of the number of times the government has said it is going to move to open source software? It's been a favoured goal for many years...


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