When IT Meets Politics:

Labour


September 30, 2012  2:42 PM

Which cyber-topics will feature at the Party Conferences

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, bigdata, Conservative, Conservatives, Digital skills, Labour, lobbying, Microsoft, Service delivery, Smart grid, Smart meter

As the three main party's implode into a period of soul searching, wondering why their faithful have drifted away, what topics are the lobbyists promoting to those who attend their annual fund-raising events?   

A quick scan of the exbition guides and fringe...

August 14, 2012  8:34 AM

Lessons from the Olympics: The recovery will not be outsourced

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Accenture, Andersen, BBC, BDUK, Cabinet office, CSC, cuts, dwp, European Union, Fujitsu, G4S, ID CARD, Labour, NPfIT, Outsourcing, PFI, PSN, Smart meter

The BBC summarises an article in...


July 10, 2012  9:32 AM

Is 27001 to blame for the LIBOR fiasco?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barclay, Labour, Libor, UBS

The ongoing LIBOR saga has two dimensions.

One is political - how much is the story really about banks responding to Government pressure to rig the rate, once they had discovered how easy it was to do so?  We should note that the systemic rigging came after the banks had supposedly...


June 15, 2012  6:26 AM

Can the BDUK framework survive Birmingham and Cumbria on top of Westminster?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, BT, btgroup, cumbria, DCMS, Labour, Leveson, Olympic, Olympics, Sky, Vodafone, Westminster, Whitehall

Ian Grant's latest Broken Telegraph post indicates that the BDUK framework has finally run its course, having delayed the roll out of rural broadband until after Olympics. Whether or not...


September 25, 2011  7:02 PM

IT at the Party Conferences 2011

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, demos, Eurim, Fujitsu, Labour, Libdem, Microsoft

I have looked through the LibDem, Labour and Conservative Conference Guides for IT related events and exhibitors. Everything Everywhere has events at all three conferences on the theme "Digitally Connected: empowering people, society...


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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