When IT Meets Politics:

March, 2011

March 30, 2011  12:03 PM

Rationalising the slew of semi-incompatible Information and Identity Governance proposals

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, ethics, ETICA, IFIP, Information governance, innovation, politics

Tomorrow I am due to help open the first discussion at the ETICA conference in Brussels on bringing together Ethics, Innovation and Politics. I have been piggy-in-the-middle...

March 29, 2011  4:35 PM

How much should procurement cost as a % of expected spend

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

In my previous blog I asked for comment on reasonable values for "X", the combined total of the cost of organising and adjudicating the procurement...

March 28, 2011  11:20 AM

The EU Procurement Directives should focus on Value for Money

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

The EU Procurement Directives are unfairly blamed for much that is down to British bureaucracy and lack of clear guidance as to what is good practice. But the consultation over their reform gives a unique opportunity to improve matters. The consultation paper comes straight out of...

March 25, 2011  6:57 PM

When Elephants Dance – dive under the table

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, PASC

I have finally made time to read the full text of the Institute of Government paper "System Error: fixing the flaws in Government IT". My fears from...

March 22, 2011  9:33 AM

Who actually wants to reduce e-crime?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Yesterday I visited the Security Company and ended up asking the kinds of question I used to ask when I was an exteral advisor to Barclays Bank, grilling software houses in front of their bank...

March 11, 2011  6:16 PM

At last – a spam reporting system that works – and is honest

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Fraud, Reporting, Spam

Yesterday I learned about the spam reporting system that is being run by the National Fraud Authority . It is a very simple service,...

March 8, 2011  8:49 AM

Not if, but WHEN the Internet goes down ….

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Power supplies, windmills

Yesterday a workman looking for a leaking water main cut one of the electricity cables serving my street. He is in hospital. We were without mains power for the evening. Had we still been off today I would have been using the car to recharge the battery of my laptop and netbook and using...

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