When IT Meets Politics:

October, 2007


October 30, 2007  4:53 PM

Delivering the Transformation of Government?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Service delivery

The Transformational Government agenda is the most ambitious attempt to change the way government works since Sir John Hoskyns tried to apply systems thinking to Whitehall in the first days of Mrs Thatcher's...

October 30, 2007  3:05 PM

Walking backwards into the future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IT skills

Last week I attended the Westminster E-Forum Keynote Seminar "A UK IT Skills Gap?". Most of the discussion could have taken place in 1983, before the Butcher reports on IT Skills - but for the fact that...


October 30, 2007  9:05 AM

Something Must Be Done

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cyberbullying, Professionalism

The Byron Review is an independent review of the risks to children from exposure to potentially harmful or inappropriate material on the internet and in video games. At this point the blogosphere will erupt with cries of "censorship" while...


October 27, 2007  9:31 AM

IT at the Party Conferences – Post Mortem

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
politics, Professionalism

Apart from bad jokes, in which IT was synonymous with failure and/or coplexity and unreliabilty, there was almost no mention at any of the Party Conferences of the technologies that now underpin society at every level. More-over almost no-one from the IT industry attended - even though it...


October 24, 2007  8:41 AM

From Big Bang to Structured Evolution

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Comprehensive Spending Review

The public service agreements for the 2007 comprehensive review require departments and agencies to work across boundaries in ways that will not happen unless departments and their suppliers really do move away from the...


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