When IT Meets Politics:

February, 2011

February 24, 2011  8:05 PM

From On-line Prefects to Cyberwarriors: opening up the career paths of the future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
2012, BCS, Careers, CPHC, cyberbullying, cyberchaos, cyberfraudsters, cyberwarriors, Google, Information security, London, Olympics, WCIT

Google has obtained serious publicity for a modest "me too" exercise to train children to help...

February 18, 2011  11:04 AM

Why do we never learn? Because good practice is punished hardest when it matters most

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Best Practice, dwp, NPfIT, PASC

The written evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee makes depressing reading. Much is not new. It raises the question "why do we never...

February 17, 2011  8:25 AM

Put PFI Contracts On-line for Public Scrutiny

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The Treasury plans to start scrutinising the many PFI contracts it has inherited, beginning with an exercise on the Queen's Hospital in Romford to refine its guidance. There is risk...

February 16, 2011  5:39 PM

What is the difference between NHS NPfIT and the DWP IT Strategy for the Universal Credit?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, NPfIT, Universal Credit

Today (Thursday) sees the release of the written evidence submitted to the PASC enquiry. Tommorrow (Friday) will see the release of the National Audit Office Landscape Review...

February 14, 2011  12:34 PM

What is the case (business or clinical) for a “universal patient record”?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The "vision" of an all-purpose "Universal Patient Record" appears to be going the same way as that for a "Universal ID Card". The currently envisaged records, were the system to work, are a...

February 11, 2011  8:54 PM

How much of your personal data will go on sale as an unnecessary side effect of cost savings

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Data Leakage, Data protection, Information security, WEEE

We can expect hundreds of thousands more personal computers and servers being shipped to Third World Countries for "recycling" as a result of Government departments, agencies and their suppliers seeking the cheapest means of disposing of surplus kit....

February 4, 2011  1:13 PM

Using broadband infrastructure investment to help engineer economic recovery

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Enronisation, Eurim, MSc06, PFI

Last monday the Information Society Alliance (EURIM) organised a meeting to discuss how market forces could and should be unleashed to pull through investment in broadband and bring about economic recovery. We learned how Felixstowe, the hub of...

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