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October 2, 2015  11:50 AM

I finally made it to Windows 10 – and can’t really see why any businesses would do the same

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Desktop, laptop, Microsoft, office, Office 365, PC, Satya Nadella, smartphone, Tablet, Windows, Windows 10

Microsoft would be happy with me right now - I just upgraded to Windows 10. It was free, as a consumer, of course, so that helped. But frankly, the only reason I did so was...

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...


January 22, 2015  12:58 PM

Windows 10 proves this is a different Microsoft – but is it different enough?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Azure, IOS, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Office 365, Operating systems, Satya Nadella, Windows, Windows 10, WIndows Phone

The software company with


October 31, 2014  11:51 AM

IT buyers must demand open standards as balance of power shifts in their favour

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
AWS, Azure, cloud, Cloud Computing, Google, Integration, Interoperability, Microsoft, Windows

The old cliché about open standards has never been truer - that the great thing about them is there are so many to choose from.

Look at the Wikipedia page on the topic, for example. It lists 20 different definitions of what an...


July 12, 2013  10:24 AM

Microsoft CEO Ballmer wins Buzzword Bingo – but are customers playing a different game?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Android, Apple, Cloud Computing, Google Apps, ipad, iPhone, Microsoft, Office 365, PC, Software licensing, Steve Ballmer, Windows

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will be celebrating today. He is the clear winner of the latest Super Buzzword Bingo competition, with his entry for the internal memo announcing Microsoft's biggest...

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November 29, 2012  3:47 PM

The economics of the cloud in action

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Amazon, Cloud Computing, Google, IaaS, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Software licensing, Windows

Compare and contrast the following excerpts from Computer Weekly news stories in the past few days:

27 November: Google is expanding its infrastructure-as-a-service cloud computing platform into Europe and


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


August 31, 2012  10:50 AM

When software becomes a utility, everything changes – and it will

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Apple, iPhone, Java, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Utility computing, Windows

It's a challenge faced so far only by the most ultra-successful software companies, but a major turning point comes when a product becomes a utility.

It doesn't happen often, but there's a big difference when a piece of software goes from something you use to compete against your...


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...


May 4, 2012  12:58 PM

Microsoft’s price hike could hardly be worse timing

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, European Commission, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, office, Windows

Timing, they say, is everything. Microsoft's could not be worse.

There is huge scrutiny and discussion going on about the effects of supplier lock-in and the relative merits of proprietary and open software standards - a debate prompted by


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