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June 17, 2015  4:31 PM

If you want big data, start small

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Analytics, Big Data, Customer engagement, Government IT, Open data, RBS

If you believe everything the IT industry tells you, then by now "big data" should have resolved all your decision-making problems and presented executives and employees with the insights they need to do their jobs...

May 28, 2015  4:23 PM

The software legacy that haunts businesses

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Business Continuity, Nats, Postmasters, RBS, Risk management, Software, Software development

Imagine this: The new century is barely a year or two old. You're a programmer, working on one of the most critical software projects in the UK, to build the


November 21, 2014  11:12 AM

Cyber security: Can businesses put a value on trust?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cyber security, GCHQ, Government IT, HP, RBS, Security, snooping, trust

Who can you trust in a digital world? The most dispiriting part of the technology revolution is the growing lack of trust felt by individuals and businesses as a result of cyber security threats.

For example, I learned this week that HP is being asked by some large customers to provide...


May 2, 2014  12:37 PM

Cloud collaboration is the key to UK banks’ legacy IT problem

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, cloud, innovation, PRA, RBS

The problem with legacy IT systems at the UK's banks is increasingly becoming an industry-wide issue.


August 10, 2012  10:57 AM

Banks need to tackle IT complexity to avoid further regulation

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Complexity, Ebay, Facebook, Google, IT Strategy, NatWest, RBS

Complexity is the common enemy of every IT leader. Ask any group of IT managers what is their biggest day-to-day challenge, and the answer you will most often receive points at the complexity of legacy infrastructure.

For too long, IT departments and their suppliers have used that...


July 19, 2012  12:09 PM

IT fiascos will continue where IT is seen as “back office”

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
G4S, IT Strategy, O2, offshore, Olympics, Outsourcing, RBS

The latest in a series of outages, fiascos and scandals has put outsourcing under fresh scrutiny.

First, the RBS/NatWest IT problems led some critics to point the finger at offshore...


June 25, 2012  11:59 AM

RBS fiasco is a wake-up call to boardrooms of the importance of IT professionals

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, NatWest, RBS

"Financial services can be thought of as a technology business with a financial domain of expertise."

That quote came from the CIO at investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase, and it's one that senior executives at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) would do well to pin on their walls.

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January 19, 2010  4:11 PM

Santander’s IT lesson: simplify and standardise

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, HSBC, Integration, IT Strategy, RBS, Santander, standards

Once upon a time, the IT integration involved in merging two major banks would have given Computer Weekly something to write about for years.

The integration of Lloyds Bank and TSB was a bit of an epic, as was Royal Bank of Scotland and...


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