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February 20, 2012  10:43 AM

G-Cloud is launched, now the dating game begins

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cloud Computing, CloudStore, G-Cloud, Government IT, Kate Craig-Wood, Memset, Supply chain, twitter, Whitehall

In a victory for the government IT reformers, the G-Cloud framework and its associated CloudStore services catalogue are now live.

It's an achievement that deserves...

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

February 26, 2010  1:17 PM

Building the business case for corporate social media

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Aviva, CIO, Collaboration, Facebook, social media, Social networking, twitter, YouTube

The use of social media technology in business has been permeated by perceptions that staff are simply Twittering their mates about what they just ate, Facebooking photos of colleagues or taking up valuable network bandwidth watching their favourite YouTube videos instead of working.


December 11, 2009  12:48 PM

Twitter’s ecosystem points to revenue for the real time web

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
revenue, twitter

One of the biggest bits of news from Le Web in Paris this week was news that Twitter is actively embracing the developer community by opening up its API to everyone.

As Adam Tinworth's blog...

December 10, 2009  12:04 PM

Real time web validated by Google announcement

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
Authority, Google, news, twitter, Web

Does Google's announcement that it will add a stream of real time content from across the web into its search results validate the value of real time search.

This is how Google put its announcement...

October 26, 2009  3:13 PM

One voice or many… the twitter conundrum for brands

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
social media, twitter

Two well-known brands - drinks company Innocent and online clothing retailer - have totally different approaches to their employees' using social media under their brand name. These examples were taken from the Media 140 event in London about...

October 26, 2009  12:59 PM

Using twitter well… some good examples of listening

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
social media, twitter

One of the better presentations so far at Media 140 was Ciaran Norris's keynote "Learning to Listen", during which highlighted some of the good examples of companies that have listened well on twitter or other...

October 26, 2009  11:24 AM

What is it with twitter and ROI?

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
brands, media140, social media, twitter

So far the media140 event on Everything a brand needs to know about twitter and real-time social media has been heavy on hot air and light on substance.

In some respects that's not surprising, twitter and real-time social media are still babies in the human development analogy....

October 16, 2009  2:41 PM

Media 140 event in London looks at how brands should use real-time social media

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
social media, twitter

There are a few online tools, such as twitter, YouTube and Facebook, that are by their very nature born out technology. 

That's why we cover them... they are web services that have made a fundamental difference to...

October 7, 2009  11:18 AM

Social optimisation will overtake search optimisation in driving traffic to websites

ComputerWeeklyStaff Profile: ComputerWeeklyStaff
SEM, SEO, social media, twitter

So two things that have been said so far at today's of Association of Online Publishers conference that really resonate with technology and making online media profitable are:

Firstly social optimisation will overtake search optimisation in terms of driving traffic to websites: Good...

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