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July 31, 2015  10:30 AM

With Windows 10, Microsoft has built a fine sail, but has the ship already left harbour?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Azure, Desktop, Google, IOS, Microsoft, Mobile, Office 365, PC, Satya Nadella, Tablet, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 95

With Windows 10, Microsoft has built a fine sail, but has the ship already left harbour?

If anything encapsulates the change in the technology world in the last 20...

February 7, 2014  1:42 PM

No matter what else you think, Microsoft’s new CEO is a safe hand for enterprise IT

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Bill Gates, cloud, Microsoft, Mobile, nokia, Satya Nadella, Software, Steve Ballmer, Windows 8

In the space of a few days, a chap called Satya Nadella has become the most written about individual in global IT.

Even though few people outside the circle of journalists...


August 27, 2013  3:59 PM

Timing is everything in Steve Ballmer’s departure – why Microsoft needs a new vision

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Bill Gates, cloud, Microsoft, Office 365, Steve Ballmer, Surface RT, Windows 8

The biggest disappointment in Steve Ballmer's announcement that he is to retire as Microsoft CEO came from the absence of a suitable...

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January 24, 2013  1:35 PM

The dance floor empties as Microsoft keeps on ‘dad dancing’

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Smartphones, Software licensing, Tablet, Windows 8, WIndows Phone

Oh, Microsoft. I'm starting to feel sorry for you.

As we all get old, there usually comes a moment when you know you're out of touch. I remember my dad asking me once if I had been out with any "hot chicks" lately. The look I gave him told him that was his moment.

As a...


January 3, 2013  4:50 PM

Six big questions for 2013

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Big Data, BYOD, consumerisation, Government IT, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Mobile, Windows 7, Windows 8

The big flaw in most of the IT predictions you will read at this time of year is that technology is no respecter of the calendar. Fast moving it may be, but it's not as if the issues faced by IT leaders have changed suddenly since we all departed for the season of festive overeating.


October 25, 2012  11:10 AM

Windows 8 – the eminently sensible product launch of the week

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, BYOD, ipad, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Office 365, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server

Despite all the hype about iPad minis, there's no doubt the most significant product launch of the week for IT managers is the release of


September 14, 2012  12:10 PM

Time for mobile makers to eliminate business-consumer divide

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, BYOD, consumerisation, Google, iPhone, Microsoft, Windows 8, WIndows Phone

It's been one of those weeks where it seems the only thing that matters in technology is the fact that someone has produced a slightly thinner smartphone.

There are cynics who say the...

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June 19, 2012  2:59 PM

The success of Microsoft Surface depends on who makes the decision to buy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, ipad, Microsoft, Microsoft Surface, Microsoft Windows, Windows, Windows 8

Microsoft's release of its first own-brand tablet computer - Surface - is an example of the dilemma the software giant is facing.

Predictably, Surface has been...


December 16, 2011  10:11 AM

So that was 2011. How was it for IT?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
BlackBerry, Ebay, HP, iPhone, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, nokia, PlayBook, Windows 8

So that was 2011. How was it for IT? If there's one trend you can pull out from the year it has been the rapidly shifting sands beneath the feet of some of the biggest names in the industry. And it's not been the tough economy that's caused it, but the inability of some market leaders to...


September 16, 2011  11:04 AM

Safe, steady, boring – why Microsoft should give up on “cool”

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
consumerisation, Metro, Microsoft, PC, smartphone, Software licensing, Tablet, vista, Windows, Windows 8

There will have been three dominant reactions to the previews of Windows 8 demonstrated by Microsoft at its BUILD developer conference in California this week.

If you're a Windows developer or...


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