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April 15, 2014  10:05 AM

Has Heartbleed done more than Snowden to dent consumer confidence in the online world?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barack Obama, Edward Snowden, Mumsnet, Open source

If Mumsnet, which takes the privacy of its users very seriously, has been compromised by heartbleed, who is safe? Until I read that...

May 7, 2013  5:47 PM

Government Digital Service condemned for shallow thinking

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Agile, cabinetoffice, inter-operability, Open source, PAYE, RTI, Universal Credit

I recently described the rightly praised Government Direct website as lipstick on the face of a pig, and gave one example of what lies beneath...


January 28, 2010  9:36 AM

G-Cloud or G-String : turning aspiration into reality

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cloud Computing, G-Cloud, Open source, PFI

Do read the Government IT Strategy. Much has changed from previous drafts. The big issue ia, however, to turn aspiration into reality. The claimed savings look like those in the Gershon report: impossible to achieve without a...


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