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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...


February 24, 2012  12:41 PM

The man who might be king (well, deputy king)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Cloud Computing, CloudStore, Government IT, IT Strategy, Open source, SME, Whitehall

When Computer Weekly interviewed Cabinet Office permanent secretary Ian Watmore recently, he cited three names as the key people driving change in IT across the public...


September 8, 2011  11:49 AM

Quietly, cautiously, carefully, government IT may just be getting it right

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
digital, Government IT, Open source, SME, Software, Strategy

Public sector IT remains - rightly - under great scrutiny in the UK. Right now, it faces a set of challenges unique to the political cycle, but they are challenges that warrant patience from the many critics of Whitehall IT policy.

Last year,


April 1, 2011  2:46 PM

Why the government IT strategy needs to become irrelevant

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, CIO, Cloud Computing, Government IT, Microsoft, Open source, OpenOffice, Strategy

The initial reaction from some observers to the new government IT strategy was, "So what's new?"

Certainly there is little in terms of the practicalities...


March 2, 2011  3:52 PM

When is the new government IT strategy due?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, Open source, SME, Strategy

There's plenty of rumour and speculation doing the rounds over the timing and contents of the imminent government IT strategy, due to be released anytime soon by the Cabinet Office.

I've been told that it is pretty much finalised and just waiting for ministerial approval and for a time...


February 25, 2011  3:46 PM

Whitehall open source plan heralds a behaviour change for suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
government, Government IT, Microsoft, Open source, Procurement, Software, Strategy

Has anyone kept a count of the number of times the government has said it is going to move to open source software? It's been a favoured goal for many years...


February 22, 2008  9:42 AM

Image of the week – Microsoft releases APIs

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Bill Gates, Microsoft, Open source

Billgates2.jpg Perhaps the open source community will now see the halo atop of Bill Gates's head following the news that Microsoft is going to make available...


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