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February 25, 2011  3:46 PM

Whitehall open source plan heralds a behaviour change for suppliers

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
government, Government IT, Microsoft, Open source, Procurement, Software, Strategy

Has anyone kept a count of the number of times the government has said it is going to move to open source software? It's been a favoured goal for many years...

February 24, 2011  3:21 PM

IT leaders are ready for the cloud – but are their suppliers?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, cloud, Cloud Computing, Risk management, SaaS, Software as a Service, Software licensing, Strategy

Now here's an irony. After two or three years of vendor cloudwash and relentless marketing to IT leaders about why they should move to the cloud, it seems those CIOs have accepted their suppliers' advice - but it's those very vendors that are about to realise the monster they have...

February 17, 2011  4:27 PM

David Cameron, meet IT reality (part two)

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
government, Government IT, It spending, NAO, Strategy

Only last week, I wrote on this blog that David Cameron and Co are quickly learning that the problems of government IT are more intractable than their pre-election good intentions are...

February 11, 2011  2:09 PM

Cameron & Co finding that government IT needs more than good intentions

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, G-Cloud, government, Government IT, Strategy

A new government is learning that being in power is a different game from being in opposition when it comes to IT policy.

It's not the coalition's fault - it's what happens when you get a new bunch of politicians making decisions they have never had to make before - but already it's...

December 7, 2010  4:22 PM

Will John Suffolk be the last government CIO?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, CIO, Directgov, Government IT, Strategy

Government CIO John Suffolk effectively leaves his post at the end of this month - although I understand that he will still be on the public payroll until the end...

October 15, 2010  12:13 PM

The government gravy train for IT suppliers is almost over – at last

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
CIO, Contracts, Government IT, IT services, Procurement, Strategy, Whitehall

TopShop owner Sir Philip Green has a reputation as no-nonsense guy, the type of businessman who calls a spade a spade. But why did it take a billionaire fashion retailer to state the obvious facts about government IT contracts that most of the IT community have known for years?

September 6, 2010  12:16 PM

Are you ready to deliver the IT economy?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
economy, Strategy

Undoubtedly the most popular phrase in the current media lexicon is "double-dip", suffixed of course with "recession", "downturn" or "crash". Perhaps if enough people use the term often enough it might actually happen, and then we can all blame the bankers and politicians again.


May 12, 2010  5:18 PM

10 urgent IT questions for the new government to answer

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, Careers, Government IT, ID cards, innovation, NHS, Skills, SME, Strategy, twitter

So we finally know who our new government is. The buzz on Twitter has claimed that the UK is now the ConDem Nation, but already there are glimpses of the new administration's plans for IT - not least of which will be the

April 1, 2010  9:56 AM

IT managers beware Sunday night / Monday morning syndrome

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, innovation, Internet, Strategy, Virtualisation

I came across a new phrase recently, one that I liked so much that I plan to adopt it and use it myself in future articles, thereby claiming all the glory for its conception.

But to alleviate any feelings of guilt, I shall first give credit where it's due, and thank Peter Hambling, CIO...

March 23, 2010  8:43 AM

A Budget for IT? Just let us get on with it

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
budget, economy, Election, Google, innovation, recruitment, Skills, Strategy

Tomorrow (24th March) is Budget day - or more accurately, the effective start of the General Election campaign. The next six weeks or so are set to be a defining time for businesses and public sector bodies in determining how - and maybe even if - the UK's recovery proceeds from here.


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