When IT Meets Politics:

February, 2008


February 29, 2008  7:33 AM

Successful transformation needs more anarchy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Fscebook, Professionalism, Social networking, Successful Delivery

A programme of RIOTS, projects that are "Relevant" and "Interactive" with user "Ownership" and "Trust" and that are "Sustainable" can succeed after Prince 2 has destroyed the will to live ...

February 27, 2008  9:03 AM

The day the Internet Stopped

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
censorship, Resilience

On July 4th 2008 the frogmen of the Global Privacy Alliance cut TATnn and Helvetica, removing 80% of currently operational Internet capacity between the United States and Europe. Simultaneously they struck PCn and PACnn, with similar effect on trans-Pacific capability ...


February 23, 2008  7:06 AM

IPR Wars: fighters scrambled – is the truce over?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
copyright, Digital media, IPR

"Whitehall gives ISPs piracy deadline" was the Financial Times summary headline for the UK Government's attempt to move the creative industries "from the margins to the mainstream of economic and policy thinking"


February 17, 2008  8:28 AM

Death by Data Protection II: The Empire Strikes Back

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection

Across the UK we can see unholy alliances of data protection and security consultants, technology salesmen and regulatory lawyers bureaucrats queuing up to "help" Sir Humphrey "protect" our privacy.


February 14, 2008  6:18 PM

How Green is your IT? Are you helping flood the planet?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Efficiency

The IT Industry is said (Gartner) to be responsible for around 2% of global CO2 emissions, about the same as the airline industry. More-over by 2020 it is predicted that ICT and consumer electronics will consume 45% of domestic power.


February 11, 2008  8:39 PM

I love it when a plan comes together

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
e-crime, Risk management

Today is "Internet Safety Day" - it also sees the launch of the "Information Security Awareness Forum" - the UK ICT professional bodies coming together to present common and compatible messages to employers and consumers


February 11, 2008  9:30 AM

An Archbishop for the Internet Age

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Internet, Multiculturalism, Prmitivism, Professionalism, Social networking

The speach for which the Archbishop of Canterbury has been attacked goes to the heart of legal and cultural issues that have to be addressed if our globalised, multi-jursidictional, multi- cultural, global information society is to survive, let alone flourish.


February 6, 2008  9:18 AM

User centred like a laser guided bomb in Faluja

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Professionalism

There have been many recent events on the means of improving public sector project success rates but we have known the causes of failure and the pre-conditions for success for over thirty years. And still we make the same old boring mistakes.


February 1, 2008  9:57 AM

Is the Internet fit for life/business critical systems?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Internet

The failure of half the bandwidth to the Middle East and India reminds us just how far the theoretical resilience of the Internet is undermined by the vulnerability of the physical communications networks over which it runs.


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