When IT Meets Politics:

August, 2012


August 26, 2012  9:59 PM

How do we rebuild trust in the on-line world ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Catapult, Eurim, WCIT

August 25, 2012  12:02 PM

Some questions for those jumping on the “Big Data” bandwagon

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, Data Mining, Microsoft, SAP

If "Big Data" is the answer, what was the question? Back in 1984 I organised an event on the application of data mining techniques to very large financial services transaction databases to aid the detention of insider trading and fraud. That was...


August 22, 2012  8:16 AM

Business rejected by e-security costs more than e-Crime

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BRC, Costs, Detica, DPA, e-crime, Eurim, losses, PICTFOR

"E-crime is the biggest emerging threat to the retail security as the rapid growth in e-commerce in the UK sees new ways of shopping being accompanied by new types of crime ... the 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 21, 2012  9:06 AM

What has 24 mbps to do with the fastest broadband in Europe by 2015?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Akamai, Alcatel-Lucent, Arqiva, BDUK, britain, Broadband, Google, Internet of Things, NIRTS, Ofcom, Olympic, Virgin, Vodafone

The press reports of the speech delivered yesterday by the Jeremy Hunt at Google's new complex are intriguing. So too is the script released by DCMS. I remain...


August 14, 2012  8:34 AM

Lessons from the Olympics: The recovery will not be outsourced

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Accenture, Andersen, BBC, BDUK, Cabinet office, CSC, cuts, dwp, European Union, Fujitsu, G4S, ID CARD, Labour, NPfIT, Outsourcing, PFI, PSN, Smart meter

The BBC summarises an article in...


August 8, 2012  7:17 PM

A Six point plan for the Post Olympic Economic Recovery

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo


August 6, 2012  11:19 AM

“The Surveillance Commissioner warns … ” Be very careful what you wish for

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, DTI, Eurim, FIPR, Hawktalk, Home Office, LINX, NHSIA, NPfIT, RIPA

Last week I received an FIPR alert covering the


August 4, 2012  3:00 PM

Does the Lords Broadband Report offer an easy way round the Fibre Tax

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband

After my recent blog welcoming the House of Lords report "Broadband for All" it was pointed out that the recommendations may also offer some "interesting" solutions to the way in


August 3, 2012  9:28 AM

Are security awareness campaigns a waste of time?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Basildon, DPA, Eurim, malware, SQL injection

I have just read a pungent US article titled "Why you should not train employees for security awareness" . It has been...


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