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September 11, 2015  1:37 PM

Buy vs build and the rise of open source are driving digital transformation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, commoditisation, Digital skills, Digital strategy, Linux, OpenSource, Software, Software development, Software licensing

One of the defining characteristics of digital transformation for most organisations is the realisation that software development is a core business activity. For much of the 1990s and 2000s, building your own software was something to be outsourced - often to low-cost offshore providers. "We're...

April 11, 2014  10:26 AM

Does Heartbleed show it is time to ‘corporatise’ open source?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Big Data, GDS, Heartbleed, IT security, OpenSource, OpenSSL, Software development

The exposure of the Heartbleed bug that causes a major security vulnerability in many websites has handed a gift to the anti-open source lobby.

One of...


February 3, 2012  10:36 AM

Is this the beginning of the end for IT complexity?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
.gov.uk, Complexity, Facebook, Government IT, OpenSource, Whitehall

Are we experiencing the beginning of the end for IT complexity? Ask most CIOs what is their biggest headache, and they will tell you about the restrictions caused by the complexity of their legacy IT - inherited from their predecessor of course.

Complexity underlies so many of the...


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