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October 11, 2010  5:03 PM

Users will determine Microsoft’s mobile success in the enterprise

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Microsoft, Mobile, Symbian, Windows

Microsoft is quite used to being written off these days. The software giant has been told that the PC operating system is dead, that Internet Explorer is on the way out, that it will be blown away by the cloud. In particular, we are told that Apple, Android and Symbian mean Microsoft just won't...

September 17, 2010  1:25 PM

Does Europe need a new IT champion?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, Cognos, EDS, HP, IBM, Mergers, Oracle, Sage, SAP, Sun Microsystems, T-Systems

The UK and Europe has for a long time beaten itself up about the dominance of US IT suppliers in the global market.

It's true that if you look at the top 10 lists in most sectors of the industry, they are dominated by the big players from across the pond. With a few notable exceptions -...


September 3, 2010  12:44 PM

How 3Par became the most expensive IT company in the world

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
3PAR, Dell, HP, Storage, Virtualisation

Congratulations to HP for winning the bidding war for the most expensive IT company on the planet.

If you've been following the battle between HP and Dell to buy storage...

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August 10, 2010  4:15 PM

How do HP employees feel about CEO Mark Hurd leaving?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, EDS, HP, IBM, Oracle

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison might think that HP's board are "idiots" for forcing his counterpart Mark Hurd to resign from the IT giant, but I wonder how the news was received...


August 5, 2010  12:40 PM

Why IT departments need to take Apple seriously

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Bill Gates, ipad, Microsoft, nokia, PC, steve jobs, Tablet

One of the many achievements you can attribute to Apple is the ability to make outdated or bog-standard technology functionality newsworthy.

Only Steve Jobs could create headlines the world over when rumours started to spread...

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August 2, 2010  11:16 AM

Even Microsoft knows it – consumer tech is taking over the IT department

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, consumerisation, it management, Microsoft, Mobile, mobile apps, Windows 7

If you have read Cliff Saran's analysis of the prospects for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's new mobile operating system, you may have seen a short but significant quote:...


July 13, 2010  3:38 PM

When IT meets ideology – what next for NHS IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BT, CSC, Google, Microsoft, NHS, NPfIT

Not unlike politics, IT management has long been an ideological affair.

There are those who believe firmly in the mantra of outsourcing, for example, and equally those who just as strongly oppose it.

And like political ideology, IT trends go in cycles. When centralised becomes...


May 11, 2010  3:17 PM

Microsoft Office 2010: Will you bother to upgrade?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Internet, Microsoft, office 2010, SaaS, Software, Software licensing, Windows

To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question for most of Microsoft's customers.

There were times when the latest release of a new version of a major Microsoft product was a huge catalyst for IT spending. Many IT managers will remember planning their strategy around the anticipated...


March 22, 2010  3:54 PM

Let the online giants deliver online government

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, Amazon, Broadband, Ebay, EDS, government, HP, IBM, Web

Prime minister Gordon Brown has today put some flesh on the bones of his long-standing promises to put technology at the heart of the UK's economic future. 

He says the aim is to make the UK the "world leader in the digital economy" by 2020, with the key headline-grabbing...


February 16, 2010  2:51 PM

New from Google: G-mea culpa

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
buzz, Facebook, Google, Internet, Microsoft, privacy, Social networking

You see, it's not so easy being big. That, at least, is one lesson Google could learn from Microsoft.

After the search giant stormed the web's news outlets and blogs last week with the launch of its Gmail-based social networking tool Buzz, so this week it is reaping the pain from...


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