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February 27, 2015  11:29 AM

Do the UK government’s SME spending figures make sense?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, Capita, CCS, Government IT, It spending, Procurement, purchasing, SME

The government this week touted its success at delivering on a policy objective to put 25% of all purchased spend through SMEs - in 2013/14, that amounted to £11.4bn, slightly...

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

January 14, 2014  12:23 PM

When will government IT teams learn they are not as different as they think

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Capita, Cloud Computing, Government IT, MOD, Procurement, Project management, Software development

We learned today of another government IT fiasco - millions of pounds being wasted at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on a system for recruiting soldiers and reservists for the...

October 10, 2013  4:54 PM

The simple answer to bad suppliers: don’t buy from them anymore

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, CSC, e-borders, Government IT, NPfIT, Procurement, raytheon, Whitehall

So we added another paragraph to the eternal tale of government IT woes this week, with the news that the Home office e-Borders programme to secure Britain's...

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...

October 15, 2010  12:13 PM

The government gravy train for IT suppliers is almost over – at last

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Contracts, Government IT, IT services, Procurement, Strategy, Whitehall

TopShop owner Sir Philip Green has a reputation as no-nonsense guy, the type of businessman who calls a spade a spade. But why did it take a billionaire fashion retailer to state the obvious facts about government IT contracts that most of the IT community have known for years?

August 18, 2010  3:46 PM

Thinking small: can government buy more IT from SMEs?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
G-Cloud, Government IT, Procurement, SME

There's a thought-provoking article on today, written by David Chan from the Centre for Information...

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