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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...

July 29, 2011  2:53 PM

The PASC report on government IT: a cause for cynicism and optimism

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, Outsourcing, purchasing, Strategy, Whitehall

Computer Weekly has to declare a conflict of interest when it comes to writing about yet another report from some branch of Parliament that issues scathing criticisms of government IT.

Frankly, if Whitehall ever gets "Big IT" right on a regular basis, it means we have a lot less to write...


July 14, 2011  6:14 PM

IT leaders are fed up with their suppliers – why the IT industry needs to change

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Cloud Computing, HMRC, IT suppliers, purchasing, Strategy

There is a growing disconnect between IT decision-makers and their suppliers, a communications gap that the technology industry seems to be unaware of, but needs - for all our sakes - to tackle quickly.

We have long talked about the need for suppliers to use less jargon, to listen to...


March 18, 2011  2:25 PM

The lesson of DWP/Fujitsu – ask your suppliers the difficult questions

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Contracts, Desktop PC, dwp, Fujitsu, Government IT, Project management, purchasing, Support

Oh dear. It's one thing to win a multimillion-pound government IT contract only to later be exposed for running late and over budget - what IT supplier hasn't done that a few times? But to win a £300m deal and lose it before it has even started - surely that takes some doing.

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