When IT Meets Politics:

August, 2015


August 27, 2015  12:49 PM

Responding to the revolt of target audiences against on-line advertising linked to data mining

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ATVOD, Equifax, ISOC, Kantara, NSPCC, oix

Recent surveys indicate that the "Millennial" generation is losing faith in the security of on-line players in the face of the growing flood of data breach stories. Those who stick their heads in the cloud of collective wisdom lack...

August 25, 2015  9:10 PM

The politics of access and wayleave charges

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Bristol, BT, CCTV, CLAB, DCMS, ECC, EE, Gigaclear, Gloucester, Inca, Mobile, NFU, Ofcom, Openreach, RIBA, RICS, Virgin, Vodafone

The difference between the costs quoted by BT for upgrading its legacy network and those quoted by its competitors for building new fibre networks puzzles those in Devon and Somerset who compare the compare the deal their council was being pressured to accept with those made by Gloucestershire and...


August 25, 2015  2:19 PM

Its not rocket science, just a WAN in a hostile environment

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BT, Inca, O2, Vodafone

It was delighted to see the reference to Gigaplus Argyll in the article on


August 24, 2015  2:52 PM

Transforming broadband across the UK – not just Bristol

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
B4RN, Bristol, BT, Cisco, Devon, FTS, Gigaclear, Inca, kent, LEP, Metronet, Microsoft, Somerset, Stokab, Teliasonera

The transformation of the UK broadband market over the past year is illustrated by presence of BT, 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


August 20, 2015  2:01 PM

Ashley Madison hack illustrates why third party cyber- liability is as uninsurable as IPR theft

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, asbestos, Big Data, celebgate, CEO, CIO, CISO, Cyber insurance, GDS, HMRC, IRS, Target, Verify

A couple of weeks ago I blogged on why insurers regard Big Data as the new asbestos: the source of massive claims triggered by the leakage and legacy of a useful but widely...


August 18, 2015  8:43 AM

The nails are inserted into the coffin of the BT Openreach Monopoly

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, BDUK, BT, Fintech, Gigaclear, hyoperoptic, IFB, IPv6, Janet, Ofcom, Openreach

Joe Garner, the latest CEO of Openreach, put up a competent defence when interviewed on the Today programme this...

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