When IT Meets Politics:

May, 2015


May 26, 2015  12:04 PM

How the Election may have transformed the prospects for “reform” of the EU

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Ansip, AVMS, content, copyright, Cross-Border, e-IDAS, EEMA, eIDAS, European Union, Facebook, IPR, referendum, Taxation, Troll

David Cameron has not yet fleshed out his "red lines" for the EU reforms he is seeking before putting UK membership to an in-out referendum. It is therefore unclear which of the reforms being called for actually will need Treaty Changes. For example: does

May 14, 2015  2:29 PM

What difference will the election make to Central and Local Government IT?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BIS, BP, Broadband, CCTA, DCLG, Defra, dwp, GDS, Gigaclear, HMRC, Maldon, NZONI, Ofcom, rural, Socitm

Now that the ministerial appointments have been made we can make a reasonable forecast of what is likely to happen to central and local government IT over the 18 months. That is the period the...


May 11, 2015  4:50 PM

What difference will the election result make to the Digital World?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, 5G, apprenticeships, BDUK, BT, Capita, dwp, European Union, HMRC, IPv6, MITIE, NAO, Serco, SME, Socitm, Universal Credit

The first and most obvious difference that the election has made is that sterling and the stock market have both risen: with telecoms (BT and Colt) and outsourcing companies (Capita, MITIE and Serco) rising above the trend. The general rise indicates that the pressure on public finances is...


May 4, 2015  10:45 AM

The Gulf between the people and the techies: IT Professionals ARE indeed different

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
PCL

Thank you to Computer Weekly for enabling me to download the pcl report "Made to Measure: Intelligent Personality Assessment - inside the mind of IT Professionals". I remember when the British Computer...


May 3, 2015  6:36 PM

Digital skills shortages go much wider than “just” IT

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

I am indebted to David Pitcher for an advance sight of the material he plans to present to MPs at the event on the 9th July to recruit "Digital Ambassadors" to help get the skills and...

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May 1, 2015  1:38 PM

When politics meets IT: the gulf between the people and the techies

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Ansip, AT&T, Broadband, BT, Conservative, DPA, ICANN, IETF, IIC, Internet safety, ISOC, Labour, Liberal, manifesto, s, Socitm, Strategy, Technology, Website

The technical press and industry lobbyists appear to be living on a different planet to most voters when it comes to assessing what the election will mean for on-line...


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