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September 5, 2018  7:41 AM

Get ready for S/4 Hana – it’s the new Y2K

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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There is an impending storm heading towards corporate IT, and the outlook doesn’t look sunny for cash-strapped, time-constrained IT departments. Just like in 1999 with Y2K, there is an absolute deadline – support for SAP ECC 6, the core component of SAP’s enterprise software platform, will...

June 11, 2018  3:03 PM

Brave new world opens up for Microsoft

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Microsoft looks like a very different organisation from the one his predecessor, Steve Ballmer, attempted to build. Ballmer infamously jumped up and down on stage at a Microsoft developer conference, proclaiming: “I love developers.” Outwardly, it looked...


January 16, 2017  10:52 AM

Wake up to the nightmare of things

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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Wearables, smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities and autonomous vehicles are among the technological breakthroughs that are starting to gain traction. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas gives a glimpse of what the tech pioneers think will be hot in coming years, and the era of...


January 9, 2017  1:28 PM

Could it be time for CIOs to break free?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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A new year brings new challenges, but the CIO faces the same issue every year – to drive the business’s technology agenda while doing more with less overall budget. Computer Weekly’s annual


August 15, 2016  10:49 AM

The only certainty of Brexit is uncertainty

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
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The reality of what Brexit means is starting to sink in: no one knows for certain what will happen. Six weeks after the UK voted to leave the EU, the weak pound is already causing IT costs to rise and major IT investments are being put on hold. A recent study from TechUK found that the UK...


February 6, 2015  10:28 AM

Banking industry is finally ripe for digital disruption

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
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The financial services industry has yet to experience the digital disruption that radically changed other sectors, such as retail and media. But the influence of the commoditisation of...


December 5, 2013  7:30 PM

RBS could change the face of UK banking if it took a radical approach to its IT overhaul

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
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While Royal Bank of Scotland's IT is under intense scrutiny after its latest failure this week, don't underestimate the fact that every retail banking CIO in the UK is thinking, "There but...


September 12, 2013  4:05 PM

2014 will be the year of the cloud – honest

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
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After years of marketing hype from vendors, you're probably fed up of being told that "the year of cloud" is upon us.

But this time, it looks like it's true.

There were two apparently contrasting statistics that emerged recently that help to explain why this might be the...


July 10, 2013  1:00 PM

10 things men in IT can do to help get women into IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
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We all know there is a problem getting women into the IT profession. I wrote last week that


March 13, 2012  4:43 PM

Donate your PCs to Computer Aid – 200,000 so far, 50,000 more needed now

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
health care, Internet access, PC, Sainsbury

The IT charity Computer Aid International has celebrated a significant milestone - the delivery of its 200,000th PC to worthy causes in the developing world.

I have no problem in admitting a high degree of bias in proclaiming this achievement and...


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