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March 18, 2013  4:04 PM

A Three Point Budget for Investment Led, Market Driven Economic Recovery

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Business, politics, Taxation

Last year my Budget shopping list had main four points in the middle of a complex justification. Those four points could be summarised as:

February 25, 2013  8:09 PM

Should the penalty be for the data breach or for aiding and abetting fraud?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Business, Data breach, European Union, Identity fraud, Nominet, UK

I have just had interesting feed back from a number of CISOs on my posting on the EU data Protection Directive. Some are still stuck in the past,


January 17, 2013  8:50 AM

US teleworker caught subcontracting his own job to China – is this the future ?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Arqiva, Business, Employment, Telecommuting, Verizon, Vodafone

Do read the story on the BBC website this morning. The comments on the original blog case study say sufficient on the...


January 1, 2013  6:53 PM

Will 2013 be the year when it became easier to get your broadband fixed than to change supplier?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Business, Customer service, e-crime, NTL, Ofcom, Openreach, TalkTalk, Telewest, Virgin Media

Until earlier this year I dual sourced my broadband connections for resilience. Then, shortly after I had upgraded to BT Infinity, the standby line went down and I began the saga of "have you tried another router ...".

I have yet to decide on my future standby facilities - save that I...


November 17, 2012  11:10 AM

Midata, their data or your data? A few big data questions – then the killer.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, BIS, Brussels, Business, dwp, e-Signatures, Eurim, FOG, Google, idap, IPR, Midata, personal data, Verizon, Yahoo

On Monday the  Consumer Affairs Minister will announce powers for us to request our personal data, including transactions, from business so as to better manage our affairs. I...


February 3, 2012  11:54 AM

A great opportunity to create a merged UK Infrastructure Ministry

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Business, DCMS, DECC, Funds, investing, Whitehall

The resignation of Chris Huhne offers a great opportunity to bring together the Departments of Energy and Transport and add in Communications which has been lost in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (now almost totally pre-occupied with the run up to the Olympics)  as a Department...


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