When IT Meets Politics:


August 6, 2012  11:19 AM

“The Surveillance Commissioner warns … ” Be very careful what you wish for

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, DTI, Eurim, FIPR, Hawktalk, Home Office, LINX, NHSIA, NPfIT, RIPA

Last week I received an FIPR alert covering the

October 14, 2011  8:27 AM

Joining up the fight against on-line fraud – London is serious. Is Westminster?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ACPO, BIS, Cabinet office, DCLG, dwp, Eurim, HMRC, Home Office, MoJ, Soca

On Thursday the Lord Mayor of London, hosted the launch of Fighting Fraud Together. The

June 1, 2011  10:39 AM

Will the proposed BDUK framework do more harm than good?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, BIS, DCMS, DECC, Duopoly, framework, Janet, NEN, OCEAN, Ofgem, Oftel, PIN, Procurement, PSN, Sky

Last week, in Brussels, Ed Vaizey talked of the need to use market forces to pull through investment in broadband. A day later Jeremy Hunt wrote to MPs on the replacement of central competitions for funding by allocations to authorities to "be made available once we have...

September 28, 2010  12:49 PM

Skills to bring forward the recovery: the need for “Tax Free Training”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

Recession is a time to catch up on maintenance and training. Slump is a time for radical change in order to survive. That means you will need a very different skills mix when recovery comes. But so will everyone else. You will go down in the...

September 22, 2010  11:55 AM

Education for unemployment or training for the jobs of the future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

On 9th September I was tasked to organise a response from the Information Society Alliance to the BIS Consultations on: Skills for Sustainable...

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April 29, 2010  9:58 AM

Decimating the cost of broadband roll-out: the digital village pump

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, Ofcom

When a Roman Legion was "decimated" it suffered a literal 10% head-count cut. The UK public sector is about to be more than decimated by the IMF, unless the post-election National Government takes rapid and credible action...

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