When IT Meets Politics:

Brexit


August 9, 2016  8:09 PM

Did Ofcom bottle it against the Premier league? Or did it have its priorities right?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
backhaul, Brexit, Broadband, BT, DPA, Ofcom, PIA, Sky

Ofcom has ended its investigation into the Premier League contracts. It has been widely accused of

August 5, 2016  6:51 PM

Lifting the Brexit recession with Full Fibre Broadband

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, BT, DPA, FCS, Openreach, Socitm

This week has seen a variety of calls to use infrastructure investment prevent the UK from sliding into a post Brexit recession. Most of the suggestions, (except possibly for an extra runway at Gatwick and restarting the electrification of the Northern railways), are unlikely to produce any...


July 2, 2016  1:44 PM

Putting the IT into BrexIT: what do we (and they) really want?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Data protection, IPR, privacy, Skills, TTIP

We have heard much regurgitation of pre-referendum positions, interspersed with "firing from the hip" from those determined to preserve the past from the future.


June 29, 2016  3:27 PM

What do YOU want the impact of Brexit to be? Juncker is right to call for clarity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit

In my previous blog I took a look at the likely short to medium term effect of Brexit on the ICT industry. I should have asked what readers WANT the impact of...


June 25, 2016  3:57 PM

What effect will Brexit have on the ICT industries and professions?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Banks, Brexit, Broadband, Data centres, Data protection, fibre, Fintech, investment, Legacy systems, privacy, reform, Security, Skills, Smart phones, Switzerland

After the meeting of the European Council next week we will have a clearer idea of whether the Brexit vote will lead to a positive relationship with a reformed European Confederation. If


June 17, 2016  11:21 AM

Lack of co-operation on cyber skills costs London more than membership of the EU costs the UK

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Brexit, Cisco, CompTIA, CREST, IBM, IET, ISACA, London, NCA

I have been asked to change the headline of my blog yesterday on the case for supporting a London Cyber Security Skills...


May 26, 2016  12:30 PM

Will our failure to unravel the politics of privacy, security and choice cost more than Brexit?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apple, Big Data, Brexit, Encryption, FBI, Google, Internet, Microsoft, privacy, Security

Effective pan-EU co-operation to redress the balance and build confidence in safer, more secure on-line world could have a bigger impact on our wallets than the putative benefits or costs of Brexit because the dominant Internet companies of the US West coast appear


May 25, 2016  10:01 AM

Hold your nose and vote remain … then get the rats to leave the sinking ship before saving it

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Data protection, Eurim, TTIP, Uncategorized

I been asked to come off the fence and state my views on the referendum and reasoning. The most recent Institute of Directors survey indicated that 75% of respondents felt the EU was in serious trouble, possibly even terminal decay, because of over-regulation. I agree. But leaving a sinking ship on...


March 28, 2016  7:42 PM

Government Digital Strategy and universal service obligation offer opportunity for rethink

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
10Mbps, Akamai, Apple, Atos, BBC, Brexit, BT, Camden, Digital strategy, Fintech, GDS, Google, London, Netflix, OTT, Salford, Sky, social inclusion, USO, Vodafone, Zayo

The government has postponed the announcement of its new Digital Strategy immediately after launching a


May 27, 2014  9:46 AM

UKIP’s online policy: stuff the corporate turkeys, listen to users and stop wasting money

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Brexit, Broadband, Brussels, Crapband, Ebay, European Union, Ewhurst, Google, Technology, UKIP

UKIP is often described by commentators as a party of inarticulate and angry protest for those ignored by the political establishment, who will come to their senses at the next general election. When I compared UKIP's local government results with


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