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June 10, 2013  4:39 PM

Morality and ethics – the ‘next big thing’ for IT suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, NSA, Prism, privacy, snooping, trust

Nobody in the IT profession can be disappointed that technology has become such a central part of the way we all live and work.

For anyone who has been in the industry for 10 or more years, it is fantastic to see IT taking its central place in business and society; for technology to...

April 11, 2013  1:22 PM

UK gives Belgium €300m for cloud, and other indicators of change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, cloud, Gartner, Google, government, IDC, Internet, Microsoft, Open source, PC, smartphone, Software, Tablet

Anyone who has read this blog over the past few months will have seen there are several recurring themes I've been banging on about lately. It's been interesting to see a few things happening recently that, to me, reinforce some of the points I've been discussing, so here's a bit of a random...


January 24, 2013  1:35 PM

The dance floor empties as Microsoft keeps on ‘dad dancing’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Smartphones, Software licensing, Tablet, Windows 8, WIndows Phone

Oh, Microsoft. I'm starting to feel sorry for you.

As we all get old, there usually comes a moment when you know you're out of touch. I remember my dad asking me once if I had been out with any "hot chicks" lately. The look I gave him told him that was his moment.

As a...


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 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


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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