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July 15, 2016  3:29 PM

Open source collaboration is give and take

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Open source

Earlier this year, Computer Weekly had the privilege of visiting JP Morgan’s development centre in Glasgow. It was the first time the site had opened its doors to a publication. The centre is a hub of innovation, tapping into the rich vein of talent in the Scottish city and its universities....

January 8, 2016  10:39 AM

Will 2016 be the year we find out which ‘traditional’ IT suppliers survive the digital revolution?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, digital, innovation, IT Strategy, Open source, research, Software

The combined revenue of the five biggest global corporate IT suppliers declined by more than $12bn over their past four financial quarters - at a time when the use of technology worldwide is booming.  

That $12bn isn't money that has disappeared from the market - it's simply being...


February 6, 2014  12:48 PM

The question that matters on Universal Credit: Do you believe Iain Duncan Smith?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
dwp, Government IT, Open source, Universal Credit

Do you believe Iain Duncan Smith?

This is becoming a key question in the progress of the troubled Universal Credit welfare reform programme.

The secretary of state for...


May 30, 2013  4:59 PM

Which IT suppliers have not yet seen the cliff approaching?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Dell, digital, Google, HP, Open source, PC

Watching the IT industry at the moment is a little like reading a good crime novel. There are pieces of evidence appearing, from various sources, often apparently unconnected, but which all point to one inescapable conclusion.

The difference in IT is that this is not a question of "Who...


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...


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...


December 13, 2012  12:45 PM

Government IT reform – now the real battle starts

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
G-Cloud, Government IT, Open source, Whitehall

Despite the understandable scepticism that was aired about the government's IT reform plans when the coalition came to power, it is worth reflecting on some of the achievements that have been delivered this year.


November 16, 2012  11:27 AM

Universal Credit – the last failure of the old IT regime, or a boost for the new?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
G-Cloud, Government IT, Open source, Universal Credit

There are two things that often signal a major government IT project on the brink of disaster. First, streams of leaks appear suggesting little problems here and rather bigger problems there; and second, the relevant Whitehall press office tells journalists it is not going to provide a "running...


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


May 21, 2012  12:36 PM

Your last chance to influence government open standards

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Government IT, Open source

After the controversy of the early meetings in the government's consultation on open standards, we're now down to the last few weeks of what is a hugely important process.

After a...


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