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March 28, 2013  11:52 AM

The predictability of what you’re going through

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, BlackBerry, CIO, Dell, Google, Hackers, HP, Information security, innovation, nokia, Recession, Strategy

While we marvel and despair at the pace of changes being wrought by the technology industry, there's a body of opinion that everything we are seeing now was entirely predictable.

I enjoy the work of Carlota Perez and

October 7, 2011  2:29 PM

In our great depression, customer engagement is king

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CRM, Customer engagement, Downturn, economy, Mobile, Recession, social media

The biggest issue for businesses at the moment is customer engagement.

The ongoing economic troubles are, of course, a worry for every company, but there is little than many firms can do to change the economy on their own. So, at a time like this, they need to get more from their...

December 8, 2009  9:52 AM

Time has come for IT to heal and prosper

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Accenture, budgets, CRM, Ecommerce, It spending, Recession, Recovery, Strategy

The IT industry's bruises from fighting the downturn in 2009 are still pretty raw, but as the year approaches its end many will be applying the ointment with a bit more of a smile.

The mood of cautious optimism among IT directors was confirmed by

May 14, 2009  6:06 PM

Networked smart energy meters invoke a brighter future

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff

The oil crisis related recession of the early 1970s saw the infancy of microprocessors, Ethernet, and the first workstation with a built in mouse. The 1980-1981 recession witnessed the IBM PC and the 1991 downturn saw the birth of Linux.

One glimmer of technological light in the current...

April 24, 2009  11:29 AM

Where’s the money….. tech start ups might be able to go it alone

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Recession, Techcrunch

There's a financial black hole in the UK's economy that's now soooo big that it'll take us 30 years to pay it off. No longer will I listen to this Government's talk of financial prudence... she left a long while ago.

In fact I heard last night that our decline in GDP, now expected to...

March 31, 2009  11:53 AM

Invest to ride into recovery on a cloud

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran

Cutting back on spending will help companies get through the recession, but cost-cutting does not prepare a business for the eventual recovery.    It is vital that organisations continue to invest in strategic research and...

January 12, 2009  7:54 PM

What will happen to IT in this recession

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Downturn, IT, Recession

Great post by leading US IT analyst and influencer Robin Bloor on what trends he predicts will happen in the IT industry as the recession plays out.

What do you reckon - does this make sense

January 5, 2009  12:03 PM

Microsoft cuts thousands of jobs, but what will be the ripple effect?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Microsoft, Recession

OK, so the first bit of bad news for the tech sector and the New Year has hardly got under way...... Microsoft to cut 17% of its workforce. So its not confirmed yet, but this rumour has been gathering strength

November 17, 2008  5:09 PM

Credit crunch….. sometimes you’ve got to see the funny side!

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Downturn, Recession

It's all doom and gloom with all the the talk of a recession dominating the media. There was not one jot of good news throughout the whole of today's Today programme on Radio 4 but that's how...

September 16, 2008  11:05 AM

HP to slash 24,000 jobs in global restructure

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
HP, Recession

Each day seems to bring some pretty bad news at the moment. At the weekend it was Lehman Bros and now today it's the

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