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July 17, 2014  4:10 PM

Apple/IBM tie-up provides historic counterpoint to Microsoft’s massive job cuts

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, AWS, cloud, IBM, ipad, Microsoft, Mobile, nokia, office, WIndows Phone

Sometimes news stories coincide fortuitously in a way that highlights the significance of major trends transforming the IT landscape - and we have a big one this week.

Yesterday,

July 3, 2014  9:47 AM

Dear HP, Microsoft (and others) – stop bleating, start competing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Government IT, HP, Microsoft, oligopoly

There's an interesting story in The Independent today that highlights the issue


April 4, 2014  12:52 PM

Who wants Windows XP to live forever?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, Software licensing, Windows XP

And so the most popular PC operating system of all time reaches the final winter of its years.

Windows XP goes out of regular support on 8 April, but it is testament to its enduring...


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,


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...


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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July 12, 2013  10:24 AM

Microsoft CEO Ballmer wins Buzzword Bingo – but are customers playing a different game?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Cloud Computing, Google Apps, ipad, iPhone, Microsoft, Office 365, PC, Software licensing, Steve Ballmer, Windows

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be celebrating today. He is the clear winner of the latest Super Buzzword Bingo competition, with his entry for the internal memo announcing Microsoft's biggest...

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