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November 30, 2015  12:37 PM

Will publicity for Northamptonshire Open Market Review help open up UK broadband market?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, IP, London, OJEU, OMR, Openreach, Redburn, Singapore

Northamptonshire has announced an "Open Market Review" to help plan an invitation to tender to provide broadband services to those who will not be covered by its Phase 1 and 2...

November 16, 2013  7:42 AM

Who won the battle between DWP and Cabinet Office over ID Policy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BIS, BSI, business case, Cabinet office, cabinetoffice, dwp, Eurim, European Commission, experian, Fogging, identity, nist, oix, OJEU, RTI, STORK, tScheme, Universal Credit, Verizon

We know who lost in the battle between DWP and Cabinet Office over ID Policy - the taxpayer and the private sector bidders. Who won, apart from the fraudsters?

The fraudsters appear to be looting more from DWP and HMRC than the annual spend of GCHQ (even including that paid for by the...


October 7, 2013  12:43 PM

Has the latest BDUK Consultation been overtaken by 4G roll out?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, BDUK, cumbria, DCMS, DECC, Duopoly, EE, Freeview, Internet access, local government, OJEU, PSN, Sky, Virgin Media

BDUK gave five working days notice of its meeting today (7th October) to solicit "suggestions for how to deliver superfast broadband to some of the UK's hardest to reach areas, including those options which...


January 25, 2013  10:51 AM

“The Strategy was flawless, but I could not get anything done.”

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, Cabinet office, Digital transformation, dwp, OJEU, Universal Credit, Waterfall

In his Digital Transformation Blog entry on "The Strategy is Delivery," Mike Bracken quotes one of his predecessors describing his frustrations in trying to implement the then Government Data Strategy: "The Strategy was...


August 16, 2011  7:45 PM

Will Councils have to choose between PSN Compliance and BDUK Funding?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Compliance, OJEU, PQQ, PSN

The announcement today of the £360 million of funding towards rural broadband is welcome news. Whether that funding really will acheive the supposed objectives depends, however, on the small print. The covering letter from the...


June 30, 2011  5:36 PM

Broadband UK moves to exclude Big Society community consortia

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
framework, OJEU, PSN

I am told that Broadband UK has issued a pre-qualification questionnaire for its procurement framework for rural access networks that contains all  the "usual" clauses that prevent organisations without a relevant trading...


July 30, 2010  5:49 PM

Is government about to be transformed?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, CCTA, ERG, Janet, NEN, OGC, OJEU, REIP

The Cabinet Office draft structural reform plan is curiously unambitious in some areas (for example the £6 billion savings targets set for the Efficiency and Reform Group) and  centralist in...


May 7, 2010  12:54 PM

Cutting the cost of cutting by turning crisis into opportunity

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ADR, CEDR, Moratorium, OJEU, PFI

Some suppliers to the public sector are laying-off staff because they fear that even agreed cost-cutting projects will have to be retendered under new rules after the moratorium. Others have decimated government relations and account...


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