When IT Meets Politics:

March, 2012


March 23, 2012  1:51 PM

A genuinely transformative budget measure: hands-on ministerial acceptance tests

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2012, Acceptance testing, budget, Education, england, ICL

One paragraph in Item 1.224 in the section of the Budget papers on  "Reforms to support growth" more than makes up for my disappointment with what was not in the budget.

Section 1224 reads as follows:

March 11, 2012  10:51 AM

Allow market forces to redress regulatory failure – A budget for IT enabled recovery Part 2

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, deregulation, Duopoly, G-Cloud, IR35, liberalisation, Ofcom, Oftel, privatisation, telecoms


March 9, 2012  12:48 PM

Stop the bleeding – think BIG, but start small and build on success.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservatism, ConservativeHome, Eurim, politics, Tory

Conservative Home has a thoughtful piece by Neil O'Brien of Policy Exchange on the need to think big if we want smaller government. I was pleased that...


March 6, 2012  8:23 AM

Stop the Bleeding – the wetware is more important than the software or hardware

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barclaycard, BT, Cabinet office, Citizencard, dwp, Equifax, experian, Fraud, Google, information technology, ISPs, MBNA, Microsoft, Paypal, Swift, telcos, visa, Vodafone

In my previous blog on the need for the Chancellor to give serious priority to tackling on-line fraud in his budget, I should also have made the point that the software and hardware...


March 4, 2012  3:55 PM

Stop the bleeding – a Budget for IT-enabled recovery: Part 1

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Budgeti, CESG, chancellor, DVLA, Equifax, Eurim, experian, Information governance, Outsourcing, PFI


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