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April 19, 2016  10:43 AM

Liam Maxwell: The man who checks the homework

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CTO, GDS, Government IT, It spending, oligopoly

Former Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude used to call Liam Maxwell "the man who checks the homework".

First as an advisor to Maude, then

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


June 26, 2014  4:31 PM

Big IT vs SME IT in government – it’s really about changing IT suppliers’ behaviour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly, Outsourcing, Procurement, SME

The Cabinet Office plan to bring in more SME IT suppliers and reduce dependence on the old


March 13, 2014  12:01 PM

Labour: ‘This is not a review of GDS. It is a review of digital government’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly

Labour formally launched its Digital Government Review at an event in London last night.

It's clearly going to attract a lot of interest and scrutiny, if


March 11, 2014  1:00 PM

GDS becomes political as Labour launches digital government review

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Conservatives, Digital strategy, GDS, Government IT, Labour, oligopoly, SME

Government IT - and in particular, the role of the Government Digital Service - is about to get political.

Tomorrow night, the Labour Party launches its digital government review, a programme...


August 20, 2013  12:49 PM

Does it matter if government buys IT from SMEs or big multinationals?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, G-Cloud, Government IT, oligopoly, Outsourcing, SME, Universal Credit, Whitehall

Does it actually matter whether government buys its IT from small suppliers or big multinationals?

The Cabinet Office seems to think so - it has increased the target for IT...

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May 24, 2013  1:16 PM

Is this the most remarkable government statement on IT yet?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CTO, DECC, Government IT, lock-in, oligopoly, Outsourcing, Whitehall

If any of the big, incumbent Whitehall IT suppliers have not yet done so, they really need to read this web page.

It's part of the new


May 3, 2013  11:34 AM

Election countdown begins for Whitehall IT reforms

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, Digital strategy, G-Cloud, Government IT, oligopoly, Open source, Outsourcing, Universal Credit

Two years from this week, it's the next General Election.

Unless the Coalition collapses before 7 May 2015, the election date is fixed and immovable. That means there are just 24 months left for the IT reformers in government to make their changes equally immovable before the political...


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