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April 24, 2015  12:32 PM

Amazon Web Services is showing traditional IT players how they need to change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, AWS, Cloud Computing, HP, IaaS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PaaS, Public Cloud

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is clearly doing something right. The e-commerce giant has split out AWS revenues for the first time in its latest financial results, revealing

May 14, 2013  5:01 PM

Is G-Cloud changing the behaviour of the big IT suppliers?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, CloudStore, datacentre, G-Cloud, Government IT, Memset, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SME

The government's G-Cloud has its critics, who like to cite the relatively few millions of pounds of spending put through the programme as being tiny compared to the annual £16bn government IT spend.

But - putting aside the obvious counter argument that such change takes time and...


November 29, 2012  3:47 PM

The economics of the cloud in action

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Google, IaaS, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Software licensing, Windows

Compare and contrast the following excerpts from Computer Weekly news stories in the past few days:

27 November: Google is expanding its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing platform into Europe and


October 11, 2012  11:03 AM

When will the traditional model of software licensing die?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Oracle, SaaS, SAP, Software licensing, Steve Ballmer

When will the traditional model of software licensing die? Surely it is only a matter of time.

This week alone, we've seen


August 31, 2012  10:50 AM

When software becomes a utility, everything changes – and it will

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, iPhone, Java, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Utility computing, Windows

It's a challenge faced so far only by the most ultra-successful software companies, but a major turning point comes when a product becomes a utility.

It doesn't happen often, but there's a big difference when a piece of software goes from something you use to compete against your...


May 24, 2012  12:38 PM

Is HP too big to fail?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Autonomy, EDS, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, Oracle

What on earth is going on at HP?

After three years riven by changes in CEO (three times) and in strategy (lost count), the company seems to barely know...


March 29, 2012  11:26 AM

Government to IT suppliers: Does it hurt yet?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cabinetoffice, Capgemini, CloudStore, G-Cloud, Oracle, Whitehall

When I was a schoolboy, there was a popular if rather sado-masochistic playground game called Chinese burns. This involved grasping your opponent's wrist with both hands, and twisting their skin in opposite directions. They then did the same to you. The loser was the first to yelp in pain or...


November 18, 2011  2:19 PM

Cloud is not revolutionary – but it’s causing a revolution

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Cloud Computing, Google, Google Apps, Microsoft, Oracle, Public sector, SAP, Workday

It is becoming clear why so many technology vendors say the cloud is a revolution for IT. It's because it's threatening to be a revolution for them.

Take a look at two very different illustrations of this point this week.

In the private sector, the business services giant


September 30, 2011  3:07 PM

HP shenanigans highlight unprecedented changes in IT industry

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Autonomy, BlackBerry, Cisco, Ebay, HP, Leo Apotheker, nokia, Oracle, PC, RIM, SAP, Tablet, TouchPad

What exactly is going on at HP?

The world's largest technology company is now onto its third CEO in little over a year. First Mark Hurd resigned after...

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February 18, 2011  4:12 PM

Obama woos the tech crowd – Mr Cameron, take note

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, Eric Schmidt, Facebook, Google, obama, Oracle, steve jobs, Yahoo

Last night, President Obama hosted a dinner with the leaders of the US technology industry in California.

It was certainly the IT equivalent of the best celebrity bashes, and a rare event to bring together the likes of Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, Apple CEO Steve Jobs (looking thin,...


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