When IT Meets Politics:


January 17, 2011  9:31 PM

Why do we never learn? The pre-conditions for public sector systems success

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo

This afternoon I was at a meeting discussing why it appears almost impossible to follow good practice when it comes to flagship public sector IT systems. I agreed to "blog" my article for

January 17, 2011  8:57 PM

Have we learned the lessons of past public sector IT failures?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
CCTA, iMIS, IT Governance, NAO, PASC

One of the questions asked by the Public Administration Select Committee is whether we have learned the lessons form past failures. That raises an interesting question as to what those lessons really are. Among the paper that are not readily accessible on-line are the proceedings of the...

September 10, 2010  10:57 PM

Nothing Comes Free: the Open Source Business Models

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
FOSS, iMIS, Open source software

"Better for Less: How to make Government IT deliver savings"  is a great read although the idea that six months of tight central control can lead to a...

April 15, 2010  7:54 AM

When IT Meets the General Election: How do the manifestos compare with what the ICT industy wants?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Academy, BCS, Conservative, CPHC, Eurim, Google, iMIS, Labour, Libdem, manifesto, Microsoft, Technology

Computer Weekly and others are publishing summaries of the technology policies of the main parties and collecting shopping lists from interest groups. How do they compare? Not well. All parties are going to provide broadband and efficiency but say little about how, save that...

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