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May 15, 2017  2:07 PM

UK government, NHS and Windows XP support – what really happened

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, GDS, Government IT, Information security, IT security, Microsoft, NHS, Ransomware, Windows XP

In all the debate about the NHS ransomware attack, much has been made of a...

October 28, 2016  10:08 AM

GDP growth reinforces vital importance of tech sector to UK economy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
"Theresa May", AWS, Brexit, budget, cloud, Digital economy, GDP, Google, Microsoft, Pricing

This week’s slightly-better-than-expected GDP figures show the importance of the tech sector to not just the UK economy but to any plans for our international trade relations once we leave...


September 30, 2016  10:03 AM

Not Strictly Windows – how Satya Nadella is teaching Microsoft new dance moves

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, microsoft windows 10, Office 365, Satya Nadella, Software licensing

Not that long ago, Microsoft was a mess. A 1990s giant losing its way in a world of smartphones and cloud services, but still a hugely important legacy supplier...


October 2, 2015  11:50 AM

I finally made it to Windows 10 – and can’t really see why any businesses would do the same

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Desktop, laptop, Microsoft, office, Office 365, PC, Satya Nadella, smartphone, Tablet, Windows, Windows 10

Microsoft would be happy with me right now - I just upgraded to Windows 10. It was free, as a consumer, of course, so that helped. But frankly, the only reason I did so was...


July 31, 2015  10:30 AM

With Windows 10, Microsoft has built a fine sail, but has the ship already left harbour?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Azure, Desktop, Google, IOS, Microsoft, Mobile, Office 365, PC, Satya Nadella, Tablet, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 95

With Windows 10, Microsoft has built a fine sail, but has the ship already left harbour?

If anything encapsulates the change in the technology world in the last 20...


April 24, 2015  12:32 PM

Amazon Web Services is showing traditional IT players how they need to change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, AWS, Cloud Computing, HP, IaaS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PaaS, Public Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is clearly doing something right. The e-commerce giant has split out AWS revenues for the first time in its latest financial results, revealing


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 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...


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


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