When IT Meets Politics:

Libdem


May 21, 2017  9:39 AM

Looking behind the Digital Manifesto Bingo

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Digital skills, Labour, Libdem, techUK

I have been reading the Tech UK responses to the party manifestos. Their caution reflects the concerns of their larger members, particularly of currently dominant ISPs,...

February 5, 2015  11:18 AM

Westminster debates Rural Broadband, meanwhile it’s quicker by bike less than a mile away

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, City, Crapband, CTF, Defra, Hansard, Labour, Libdem, London, Notspots, rural, Soho, UKIP

The DEFRA Select Committee report on "Rural Broadband and Digital Only Services" was published on Tuesday. Yesterday 18 backbench MPs, almost all Conservatives from Rural Consituencies, contributed to a...


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...


May 12, 2010  12:17 PM

Why NHS IT spend may actually rise over the next few years

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservative, Kable, Libdem, NHSIA, NPfIT

MIchael Cross has written a typically well informed and thoughful piece for Kable on the convergence of the Conservative and LibDem plans for NHS IT but I...


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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