When IT Meets Politics:


July 10, 2013  12:33 PM

We know why UK SMEs do not transact online. We need action on causes, not more awareness

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, CIO, CISO, City, e-skills, Intellect, ISSA, ITEC, Ofcom

I have asked before why so few small firms transact on-line and why the proportion is not growing. The causes are becoming clearer. The growing 

May 20, 2013  4:51 PM

Main obstacle to SMEs going on-line IS security – OU Survey

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cloudcomputing, FSB, Intellect, scotland, SME, Wales

Last week I received the report of the latest Open University Business School Quarterly Small Business Survey . This has been running since 1984 using the same methodology and therefore has a unique provenance.The...

May 8, 2013  1:30 PM

Why do SMEs who advertise online not transact online?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBC, Birmingham, Broadband, BT, Business, cfibre, Cloud Computing, Cyber, e-skills, FE, HE, Intellect, ISO27000, MacQuarie, oApprenticeships, Ofcom, ompetition, Openreach, PUICTFOR, Security, Sky, SMESs, Virgin

On the morning of the first day of Infosec I attended a PICTFOR briefing on the current state of UK Cyber Security. The lack of intelligible security guidance for small firms was identified as a major issue by several...

December 19, 2012  9:06 AM

Smeargate: they may not know if you are a dog but they know which lamp post you pee’d on

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BBA, BCS, BRC, Intellect, ISPA, Smeargate

I would like to juxtapose Kier Starmer's surreal proposal to re-write the law to protect unpopular twats (or is it twiterrers?) from prosecution,

July 29, 2011  9:10 AM

I gave 8/10 to PASC Report. Part of my reasoning has already been confirmed

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Government IT, Intellect, PASC

There was much excellent material in the PASC report on Government and IT published yesterday but at the end of my blog yesterday I...

November 21, 2008  4:45 PM

How can you help shorten the slump? 1) Smarter Public Procurement

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Intellect, Socitm

Reviews and postponements of big public sector ICT projects are politically popular but are now hitting industry cash flows hard. When spend restarts ministers will almost certainly wish to follow private sector good practice with incremental, rapid payback projects within...

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