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April 19, 2013  1:17 PM

Don’t let training and skills be the forgotten investment in the digital revolution

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
cloud, jobs, Mobile, recruitment, Skills, social media, Software development

One of the criticism made of the late prime minister Margaret Thatcher during the recent coverage of her life and death was the way she abandoned communities that had once relied on former businesses such as mining and manufacturing.

There's a case to be made that she was right to...

March 21, 2013  1:08 PM

Will George Osborne ever increase his IT budget?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, datacentre, IT jobs, IT training, Skills

Once again, the Chancellor of the Exchequer's red briefcase remained firmly in the analogue world.

George Osborne made his first tentative steps into the modern world by joining Twitter on the day of the 2013 Budget (well, some unfortunate Treasury press officer did at least, and then...


July 13, 2012  11:17 AM

Why we don’t want to write about ‘women in IT’ anymore

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
IT education, jobs, recruitment, Skills

We've been asked a few times why we put together an award and an event to showcase women in IT. It's quite simple - we don't want to have to discuss the issue of women in IT again.

How much...


January 6, 2012  11:50 AM

A New Year’s resolution for CIOs: start to look at start-ups

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
2012, Autonomy, cloud, Cloud Computing, Government IT, Skills, Start up, Strategy

So you've been back at work for a week now after the Christmas binge, and no doubt already you're fed up with 2012 prediction stories.

In true mea culpa mode, Computer Weekly is as guilty as anyone, as our first


October 10, 2011  5:51 PM

Got a job for an Olympian IT professional?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
IT architecture, jobs, Olympics, Project management, Skills

The London 2012 Olympics is going to be the highest profile IT project in the UK next year.

The IT team at the London Organising Committee (Locog) are at the...

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April 8, 2011  4:41 PM

Worry less about offshoring and more about investing in people

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, immigration, Leadership, Management, offshore, Outsourcing, Skills

There are few topics that stir debate among IT professionals as much as offshore outsourcing. Readers of the Inside Outsourcing blog at Computerweekly.com engage in often heated exchanges on their concerns about offshoring being a threat to their jobs and livelihoods. There was anticipation...


March 24, 2011  10:57 AM

How to make sure this was a Budget for business IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, budget, Careers, CIO, government, Leadership, recruitment, Skills, SME, Start up

Chancellor George Osborne labelled the latest contents of his tattered red briefcase as a Budget for business, and if that proves to be the case then it would be a good one for the IT sector and IT professionals.

It's going to be a big "if" though.

On paper,


March 23, 2011  11:06 AM

Thank you, ladies

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Diversity, Leadership, recruitment, Skills

Any mention of "women in IT" is often received by certain sections of the male IT profession with a sigh, a shake of the head, and a cynical "not again..." Perhaps it's the same in any male-dominated industry, but I find it hugely disappointing whenever I come across such a dinosaur attitude...


March 11, 2011  2:55 PM

Who wants to employ IT professionals any more?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Government IT, jobs, Skills

IT professionals could be forgiven for being somewhat unsure about who they are likely to be working for in future.

Take this selection of quotes from the past week alone:

"There has been a general reduction in [public sector] IT staff, but some areas will need to be beefed up,"...


January 18, 2011  3:46 PM

IT employment stats show scale of the problem of engaging young people to work in IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Careers, Education, Employment, recruitment, school, Skills, Teaching, university

The latest statistics on UK IT employment confirms what I had suspected - and blogged about late last year - about young people's prospects as IT professionals.

According to...


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