When IT Meets Politics:

October, 2011


October 18, 2011  8:43 AM

Lobbying Post Werrity – will we address the “real” corruption?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
lobbying, Probity, Werrity

The UK had a simple mechanism for preserving the probity of the its public service until Edward Heath gave permission to two senior Ministry of Defence officials to join a defence contractor without losing their pensions: loss of pension if you joined any business with...

October 14, 2011  12:00 PM

Joining up the fight against cybercrime: James Brokenshire’s comments at conference in Westminster

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cybercrime, Eurim

On Wednesday James Brokenshire, Minister of State for Crime and Security, spoke at the launch of Fighting Fraud Together. he was hosted by the Lord Mayor of London in the Mansion House, whose comments I quoted in


October 14, 2011  8:27 AM

Joining up the fight against on-line fraud – London is serious. Is Westminster?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ACPO, BIS, Cabinet office, DCLG, dwp, Eurim, HMRC, Home Office, MoJ, Soca

On Thursday the Lord Mayor of London, hosted the launch of Fighting Fraud Together. The


October 11, 2011  2:12 PM

A reply to Adrian Bridgewater – why is it called cloud computing?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cloud Computing, hackgate

It is called "Cloud computing" because it is such a nebulous concept. It is the current state of on-line computer service bureaux offerings. But those offerings cover a wide range of services, including performance levels and guarantees, security, resilience, regulatory...


October 8, 2011  1:23 PM

A train crash waiting to happen – why it is not too late too save Unified Credits

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, NHS, Universal Credit

No wonder IT firms avoid the Party Conferences. The ill-informed criticism of technology suppliers is nearly as bad as the well-informed attacks on the consultant-driven relationships between them and their public sector customers. But we have to change reality before we...


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