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March 9, 2015  12:41 PM

Does IT have a problem with people?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, BCS, BYOD, digital, GDS, Project management, Shadow IT, Strategy

Does IT have a problem with people?

That's a question I found myself asking, after listening to the speakers at a BCS event last week. It's not a new question by any means, but when you consider a few topical challenges facing IT leaders and the IT industry, it's one that perhaps gives...

June 21, 2013  11:58 AM

Smart CIOs understand the distinction between digital and IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, digital, Mobile, Skills, Software, Software development, Strategy

Language has always been a barrier between business and IT. For years, technical jargon protected the IT department because their business colleagues assumed they needed these well-paid experts to understand all this complexity.

More recently, that jargon has been understandably used...


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


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


September 16, 2011  10:28 AM

Banking reform should be a boost for UK IT skills – but probably won’t be

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Banking, Cloud Computing, Outsourcing, Shared services, Strategy

As one of the biggest users of IT in the UK, the way the financial services sector deals with the recommendations of the recent Independent Banking...

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September 8, 2011  11:49 AM

Quietly, cautiously, carefully, government IT may just be getting it right

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
digital, Government IT, Open source, SME, Software, Strategy

Public sector IT remains - rightly - under great scrutiny in the UK. Right now, it faces a set of challenges unique to the political cycle, but they are challenges that warrant patience from the many critics of Whitehall IT policy.

Last year,


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...


April 1, 2011  2:46 PM

Why the government IT strategy needs to become irrelevant

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Agile, CIO, Cloud Computing, Government IT, Microsoft, Open source, OpenOffice, Strategy

The initial reaction from some observers to the new government IT strategy was, "So what's new?"

Certainly there is little in terms of the practicalities...


March 2, 2011  3:52 PM

When is the new government IT strategy due?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, Open source, SME, Strategy

There's plenty of rumour and speculation doing the rounds over the timing and contents of the imminent government IT strategy, due to be released anytime soon by the Cabinet Office.

I've been told that it is pretty much finalised and just waiting for ministerial approval and for a time...


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