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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...

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...

December 17, 2009  10:12 AM

Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows 7 ads target the general public

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

Today (17 December) I've seen two Google Chrome ads, both in traditional offline formats.

One was a cover wrap on Shortlist, a weekly giveaway aimed at male London commuters. The other was a billboard as I walked out of Sutton station in Surrey.

Google, one of the world's...

November 20, 2009  4:29 PM

Choose your route to cloud computing

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Azure, Cloud Computing, Google, Microsoft, Netbook

Microsoft and Google have both unveiled their plans for cloud computing.

Azure is Microsoft's attempt to bridge the gap between desktop and cloud-based computing....

October 19, 2009  5:45 PM

Microsoft’s Windows 7 launches this week – will Microsoft get the launch of Windows 7 right?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Microsoft, Windows 7

This week is massive for Microsoft. It really is a big deal that the US software giant gets its new operating system Windows 7 off to a flying start, particularly as the Vista launch three years ago was such a flop.

I don't think anyone expects Microsoft to repeat the same mistakes...

October 2, 2009  11:30 AM

Upgrade to Windows 7? Steve Ballmer needs another song and dance

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Microsoft, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer is in London to convince businesses that they should upgrade to the new versions of the Windows desktop and server operating systems.
As with previous releases, Microsoft has focused on lowering the IT management costs of running desktop computers....

August 19, 2009  4:35 PM

Windows 7 available for just £65 in the UK, cheaper than in the US. Why?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
EU, IE8, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Windows 7

How often is that things are cheaper in the UK than they are in the US?

Pretty rarely in my experience. Clothes are a classic, always far cheaper in the States, but then we have a reputation for being rip-off Britain don't we? (I guess one of the reasons is that there are higher taxes...

August 11, 2009  12:29 PM

Facebook acquires Friendfeed – the battle to dominate real-time search hots up

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Facebook, FriendFeed, Google, Microsoft, twitter

Facebook has just announced a deal to acquire FriendFeed, a social networking site that allows you to follow the stream of all your friends or contacts, in the latest...

May 6, 2009  9:30 AM

Bill Gates and Warren Buffet talk Google and search on Fox Business

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Bill Gates, Google, Microsoft

Interesting video on Fox Business about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which Warren Buffet has pledged a huge amount of support to.

After about six minutes they get onto technology and particularly Google and search.

Bill Gates says that Microsoft will continue to...

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