When IT Meets Politics:

June, 2012

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June 29, 2012  8:16 PM

Libor also broke the first rule of Information Governance

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barclays, Data quality, Decimalisation, Eurim, Libor, Open data

June 28, 2012  7:30 PM

Why did the French (Minitel) not conquer the on-line world ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, China, France, Minitel, Patent

My son has just e-mailed me a link to the BBC article on the final death of the Minitel . He asked if it really was that good. It was. It...


June 27, 2012  4:59 PM

Why are we basing surveillance policy on myth and legend?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bletchley, bletchleypark, GCHQ, RIPA, Shark, U-boat, USA Patriot Act

I have blogged before on the reluctance of both sides to admit to allow reality to enter current debate on surveillance policy. In one of my subsequent


June 25, 2012  4:18 PM

Has RBS put the Information Society back 5 Years or saved us from worse?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
customer, Outsourcing, RBS

As detail emerges to confirm the scale, nature and source of...


June 24, 2012  9:25 AM

Does the Natwest service collapse indicate the true cost of Offshoring?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
India, IT skills, NatWest, Offshoring, RBS

I have just been reading allegations on Guido Fawkes (midway down the comment stream below a picture of Osborne greeting one of the EU's prettier finance moinsiters) that the...


June 22, 2012  2:12 PM

Who is making the bigger cuts: Whitehall or its Outsource Suppliers?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, cuts, Eurim, G-Cloud, PSN, Public sector, Whitehall

A number of commentators seem to think that future cuts in the Civil Services will lead to an increase in outside business and influence ....


June 17, 2012  1:27 PM

Who put the Rip-off into RIPA? Surveillance plans mired in hypocrisy, but so is the opposition

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Allders, Croydon, cyberwarfare, Facebook, Google, Habbo, riots, RIPA, Surveillance

What is the difference between Google, Facebook  and Fixed and Mobile Operators monitoring traffic to "improve" their services to paying...


June 15, 2012  6:26 AM

Can the BDUK framework survive Birmingham and Cumbria on top of Westminster?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, BT, btgroup, cumbria, DCMS, Labour, Leveson, Olympic, Olympics, Sky, Vodafone, Westminster, Whitehall

Ian Grant's latest Broken Telegraph post indicates that the BDUK framework has finally run its course, having delayed the roll out of rural broadband until after Olympics. Whether or not...


June 11, 2012  10:16 AM

Digital Identities Directive seeks to curb Crown Immunity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data protection, directive, dwp, Eurim, European Commission, europeanunion, ICANN, IPv4, IPv6, payments, regulation, Universal Credit

The Commission has just issued a Draft Regulation on "electronic identification and trust services  for electronic services in the internal market"....


June 8, 2012  8:18 AM

DCMS kicks the future into touch while focussing on the past

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, DCMS, ICANN, IPv4, IPv6, Leveson, Mongols, Vodafone, YAM

The scrapping of the Communications Green Paper in favour of a seminar programme into the...


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