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G-Cloud


February 7, 2015  10:29 AM

Turning the Super Tanker: Francis Maude’s achievements to date – but its not over yet.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, cloud, G-Cloud, Software as a Service

Francis Maude has announced that he is...

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September 8, 2014  12:47 PM

Reconciling the Cabinet Office Digital by Default strategy with DCMS Digital Infrastructure Strategy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Bloatware, Broadband, BT, budget, carta, DCMS, Defra, G-Cloud, Hyperoptic, Internt, Net Neutrality, Ofcom, PSN

The responses to my attempt to drum up inputs to the DCMS Digital Infrastructure Strategy Consultation are beginning to come in and it looks as though the short order


November 7, 2013  6:56 PM

Should G-Cloud and the GDS be taken seriously as contenders to run Universal Credit?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, CloudStore, dwp, G-Cloud, HMRC, Oracle, RTI, Universal Credit

Today's release of the Public Account Committee savaging of DWP officials and the departmental response that it does not take account of the changes made...


July 5, 2013  7:24 AM

The time has come to move from confrontation to co-operation in the roll out of rural broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
AT&T, BDUK, BT, btgroup, G-Cloud, government, liberty, NAO, OFT, publicsector, Sky, Vodafone

BT is under attack from all directions at a time when it will be seeking to maximise cash flow to fund its entry into the quadruple play market. With hindsight,


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 ....


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


January 28, 2010  9:36 AM

G-Cloud or G-String : turning aspiration into reality

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cloud Computing, G-Cloud, Open source, PFI

Do read the Government IT Strategy. Much has changed from previous drafts. The big issue ia, however, to turn aspiration into reality. The claimed savings look like those in the Gershon report: impossible to achieve without a...


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