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February 24, 2017  10:40 AM

SAP/Diageo case shows software licensing needs to adapt to digital realities

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
API, Business software, Contract management, Internet of Things, lawsuit, MySAP, SAP, Software licensing

Here we are, it’s 2017, on-demand and pay-as-you-go software is all the rage, cloud is the rising and soon-to-be dominant IT architecture, and yet we’re still talking about...

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


June 3, 2014  8:36 AM

Bringing the technology world to Russia

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cisco, IBM, innovation, Intel, SAP, Skolkovo, Startups, tech startups

The billions of rubles of government money being invested in the Skolkovo Innovation Centre on the outskirts of Moscow (


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...


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


October 8, 2012  12:58 PM

Why CIOs need to Like the Facebook way of IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Cloud Computing, E-commerce, Facebook, IT Infrastructure, IT Strategy, Supply Chain Management

This is a Powerpoint slide I've used a lot lately when I've been asked to give talks on the state of IT or "the next big thing", and it usually seems to raise a smile from the audience:

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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


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