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December 31, 2013  11:21 AM

God, not just the Chancellor, was on the side of Amazon. Did Christmas see death of the High Street?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Amazon, Christmas, Debenham, London, On-line, Sales, VAT

I expect the warning from Debenhams as to the impact of poor Christmas sales to be repeated by others as it becomes apparent that this was the not only first time

November 4, 2013  11:43 AM

Are Whitehall (DCMS) and Southwark (Ofcom) on the same broadband planet as Wapping and Smithfield?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
btgroup, DCMS, edvaizey, London, Ofcom, Shorditch, Smithfield, Southwark, Wapping

One of the highlights of last week's Parliament and The Internet Conference was the Two Eds Show, Ed...

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October 21, 2013  4:24 PM

A question for Get Safe Online Week: Where is the world cybercrime capital?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Bali, China, IGF, Indonesia, London

Today is the start of Get Safe On-line Week and I was intrigued to read that the top Cyber Story in the Technical press is that 


August 5, 2013  9:44 PM

How do we make the UK a globally trusted location for e-commerce?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BCS, Bedfordshire, competition, confidence, Cranfield, cyberbullying, Fraud, Greenwich, Hacking, IET, kent, Lancashire, London, LSE, niversity, Northumbria, Strathclyde, Surveillance, trust, Universitiy

The current global controversies over cyberbullying (including over Twitter), fraud (where...


July 31, 2013  8:55 PM

Get your small firms broadband voucher “here”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, btgroup, Business, London, Ofcom, Scheme, Vouchers

Thank you to Ian Grant for blogging on the Small Firms Broadband Voucher scheme. It is a very clever concept and it is also very sensible to, for once, do a small scale pilot first. I note...


July 31, 2013  7:03 PM

BIS funded small firms security awareness seminars: London event on 13th Septemberlack of promotion

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Greenwich, London, Seminar

I am extremely rude abut awareness events which do not give guidance on what to actually do as a result of becoming aware. This series is more...


July 15, 2013  12:42 PM

BT to give FTTP in Dolphinholme but not FTTC to Smithfield

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, btgroup, cumbria, Dolphinholme, FTTP, Google, Lancashire, liberty, London, O2, Ofcom, Sky, Smithfield, Stockholme, Stokab, Virgin, Vodafone

In whose interest is it for BT to offer a short order, fibre solution to the premises solution to a community in rural Lancashire (I have had a geography lesson since I first posted this entry) that is too remote for fibre to the cabinet, in order to match the timescale offered by a local...


July 9, 2013  10:46 PM

How rural is Smithfield (London EC1)? Where is final 10% which is “uneconomic” for BT?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
21CN, ADSL, Broadband, btgroup, Faraday, Fleet, fttc, London, Monument, Ofcom, SamKnows, SDSL, Shoreditch, Smithfield, Virgin, Wapping

I was recently contacted by a small firm in the heart of London, under pressure from customers who wanted it to do far more on-line, asking why...


February 25, 2013  6:19 PM

Can Big Data help balance the Budget?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
dwp, Fraud, HMRC, Home Office, immigration, India, London, NHS, ONS, privacy, Service delivery, UKBA, Universal Credit

I have been quite scathing about the quality of government data and the need for


February 20, 2013  5:38 PM

Justice in the Internet Age: The Questions asked by the Pryce Jury

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Internet, jury, London, Pryce

Further to my previous blog on Justice in the Internet Age , the questions asked by the Jury in Pryce case indicate that a Saxon...


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