When IT Meets Politics:


March 10, 2016  11:38 AM

If Verify is the answer -what was the question? The politics of digital identities revisited

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEDR, Defra, eIDAS, experian, FCO, Government Gateway, HMRC, Identrust, MasterCard, Notary, RELX, Swift, Trsuteer, Verify, visa, Vocalink, Yoti

The design of the Government "Verify" programme predates the European eIDAS regulation (covering the exchange of identities between public sector...

May 31, 2014  9:15 AM

There is no privacy in the global on-line village but do we really want Google to censor the gossip?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEDR, European Union, Google, right to be forgotten

The recent EU judgement against Google does not require "a...

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January 17, 2011  10:26 AM

Turning inflexible and toxic outsourcing contracts into win-win partnerships

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Alderhay, CEDR, ERG, Eurim, OGC

Ministers are seeking to create a new world of open and transparent government at the same time as negotiating discounts on current contracts with their leading suppliers. This is not as impossible as it seems because many of those contracts are also unprofitable. They benefited...

May 7, 2010  12:54 PM

Cutting the cost of cutting by turning crisis into opportunity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ADR, CEDR, Moratorium, OJEU, PFI

Some suppliers to the public sector are laying-off staff because they fear that even agreed cost-cutting projects will have to be retendered under new rules after the moratorium. Others have decimated government relations and account...

October 18, 2009  10:11 AM

Who wants Cloud computing other than to avoid national regulators?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CEDR, Cloud Computing, Notary-Scrivenors

Several players want to brief MPs and candidates on Cloud Computing. Why should politicians be interrested? Is it any more than the global data centres of Google and IBM and Microsoft outflanking those of EDS and Fujitsu? Who is willing to address the political issues of...

July 30, 2009  9:23 AM

Negotiate don’t litigate as your outsource contracts crumple

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ADR, CEDR, HMG, Maxwell, Outsourcing, PFI

From Rail Franchises through School and Hospital PFIs to ICT "Frameworks", outsourcing contracts of all types are facing similar problems with regard to disputes resolution. The collapse of in-house relationship...

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