When IT Meets Politics:

September, 2007


September 25, 2007  11:34 AM

Where will the next General Election be won?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The next general election "will be won or lost in 80 marginal constituencies where the number of knowledge economy jobs at risk from global competition is greater than the majority of the incumbent MP".

September 20, 2007  8:07 AM

The missing ghost at the Party Conferences

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
botnets, Disaster Recovery, e-crime, Professionalism, Resilience

Over 400 delegates attended a fringe meeting addressed by the Secretaries of State for Trade and Industry (Patrick now Lord Jenkin) and Education and Science (Norman, now Lord Tebbit) on the critical importance of IT to the UK economy at the Conservative Party Conference in 1982. Over twenty IT...


September 14, 2007  2:10 PM

The silent majority gets what it deserves, ignored

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Professionalism, Public sector, Successful Delivery

In the early 1980s the UK IT industry punched well above its weight politically. IT was seen as "the metatechnology of the new age" and major computer users, not just suppliers, were politically active on issues of concern. Today society is critically dependent on ICT but IT punches well below its...


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