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August 23, 2016  7:48 PM

Whose bloatware is killing your on-line sales?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bloatware, cloud, Data Analytics, Data breach, E-commerce, Uncategorized

Internet marketeers appear to have only just discovered that  half their audience "won't even wait three seconds" for a website to load. I was, however, more interested to learn that average response times are now...

May 21, 2016  5:29 PM

The battle for the heart of the Internet: advertisers versus users

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Adware, Bloatware, cloud, confidence, Facebook, Google, Internet, Net Neutrality, NSA, privacy, router, Snowden, Uncategorized, Vodafone

The pledges in the Queen's Speech to use the proposed Digital Economy Bill to empower consumers and protect citizens (and their children) in the on-line world...

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

August 29, 2014  6:15 PM

Is Digititis still a greater threat to the on-line world than cyberattack?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bloatware, Broadband, Crapband, Cyberattack, TimeWarner

For all the spend on cybersecurity, it appears that cockup (as with the recent

October 11, 2010  7:59 PM

Cut public sector on-line information bloat until we all have 2 mbps

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bloatware, Broadband, Dorset, Horsham

At the Conservative Party Conference I heard complaints from those in rural constituencies about demands for on-line returns from those unable to get much more than 56 kbps over their supposed broadband services. These was coupled with complaints about those whose information is now...

September 25, 2010  9:37 AM

Skills for sustainable growth – or protecting the past from the future

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bloatware, Eurim, Facebook

I expect to spend most of the week-end ahead drafting responses to the BIS Consultations on which I blogged a couple of days ago. The more I read the consultation...

September 23, 2010  10:30 AM

The Battle for Borders Broadband: my money is on the Steel Bonnets

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bloatware, Broadband

Last week I said (in my post on the Chattanooga plans) that I thought Rory Stewart's broadband conference would prove to have been a seminal event. We can now see the...

September 19, 2010  12:18 PM

There is nothing quite so dangerous as ignorance in motion

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bloatware, electronic signatures, Identity governance, Notaries, RIPA, UNCITRAL

The European Commission is about to review the Electronic Signatures Directive. The proposals will need to be looked at in...

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