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June 19, 2012  2:59 PM

The success of Microsoft Surface depends on who makes the decision to buy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, ipad, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Windows, Windows, Windows 8

Microsoft's release of its first own-brand tablet computer - Surface - is an example of the dilemma the software giant is facing.

Predictably, Surface has been...

May 4, 2012  12:58 PM

Microsoft’s price hike could hardly be worse timing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, European Commission, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, office, Windows

Timing, they say, is everything. Microsoft's could not be worse.

There is huge scrutiny and discussion going on about the effects of supplier lock-in and the relative merits of proprietary and open software standards - a debate prompted by


April 27, 2012  1:25 PM

Open means open – why transparency matters

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Microsoft, Open source, Software, Transparency

The Cabinet Office yesterday scrapped the output from a key part of its open standards consultation over an undeclared conflict of interest from a central participant.

The...


April 17, 2012  10:00 PM

Dear open standards lobby: SHOUT LOUDER!!

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, FRAND, Government IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Open source, Proprietary software

There is a hugely important debate taking place in the UK IT community at the moment, one that will have equally huge significance for almost everyone who buys IT in this country.

It's about open standards - and in particular, what definition the UK government will use for the open...


April 12, 2012  3:28 PM

IT security basics will always be the best protection

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Mac, Macintosh, Microsoft, Security, Trustworthy computing

There is growing evidence that we are entering a new and dangerous phase in the IT security threats that organisations face.

For years, the received wisdom has been that if you have an Apple Mac, you're safe; that there's no real threat from the insecurity of smartphones; that you only...


February 9, 2012  11:32 AM

Big IT casts a shadow over cloud adoption

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
adoption, cloud, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Google, IT suppliers, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows

I have a theory about cloud adoption, that I have tested entirely unscientifically and so far been given 100% approval in response.

Let me explain.

It is pretty much impossible to put a bunch of IT leaders in a room these days without the conversation naturally coming round to...


December 16, 2011  10:11 AM

So that was 2011. How was it for IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BlackBerry, Ebay, HP, iPhone, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, nokia, PlayBook, Windows 8

So that was 2011. How was it for IT? If there's one trend you can pull out from the year it has been the rapidly shifting sands beneath the feet of some of the biggest names in the industry. And it's not been the tough economy that's caused it, but the inability of some market leaders to...


November 18, 2011  2:19 PM

Cloud is not revolutionary – but it’s causing a revolution

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Cloud Computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft, Oracle, Public sector, SAP, Workday

It is becoming clear why so many technology vendors say the cloud is a revolution for IT. It's because it's threatening to be a revolution for them.

Take a look at two very different illustrations of this point this week.

In the private sector, the business services giant


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


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