When IT Meets Politics:

July, 2009


July 31, 2009  10:00 AM

Valuable asset or toxic liability: ‘Is there something you should know?’

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Information governance

Yesterday the Audit Commission published the results of one of its national studies: 'Is there something I should...

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July 30, 2009  9:23 AM

Negotiate don’t litigate as your outsource contracts crumple

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ADR, CEDR, HMG, Maxwell, Outsourcing, PFI

From Rail Franchises through School and Hospital PFIs to ICT "Frameworks", outsourcing contracts of all types are facing similar problems with regard to disputes resolution. The collapse of in-house relationship...


July 25, 2009  1:07 PM

Long live the database state

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, Eurim, information assurance, Information governance

The FIPR Alerts service has just drawn my attention to an excellent article in Prospect headlined; "Long linve the database state: smarter use of public service statistics can save...


July 24, 2009  1:55 PM

A Cartel Masquerading as Anarchy: Internet Governance revisited

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
IPv6, Karoo, Notspots

Last year I blogged on evolution of the Internet into one of the most concentrated mediums the wrold has ever known. Whether it is operating...


July 22, 2009  11:21 AM

Removing the biggest road block on the UK superhighway

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, bsg, COTS

The biggest single barrier to joined-up investment in low cost, resilient UK broadband is the impact of business rates on new build by other than incumbent operators. It not only deters private sector investment, it blocks the use of joined-up partnerships to pull through...


July 9, 2009  7:12 PM

Security by accident – as opposed to design

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Mulcaire, Whittamore

I spent yesterday in meetings on Information Governance, including how to get the concepts across to political audiences. The best idea I heard was "Grand Info-Scam" in which journalists,   spooks, fraudsters, blackmailers and terrorists compete to collect personal...


July 2, 2009  10:31 AM

Iranian democracy expires with a Tweet

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
censorship, iran, Search engines, twitter

The rapid extinction of Iran's bloggers and tweeters shows the vulnerability of any movement that relies on the Internet to help it seriously challenge a ruling elite. But a few years ago the fuel protesters came close to crippling the UK inside 72 hours, without intending to...


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