When IT Meets Politics:

Outsourcing


January 18, 2014  7:01 AM

Has President Obama just confirmed the status of the Internet as the US on-line Stasi State?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Barack Obama, Big Data, CESG, cloud, diginotar, Edward Snowden, Facebook, FOSI, GCHQ, Google, IBM, Mobile, NSA, Outsourcing, RIPA, Safer Internet Day, Surveillance, twitter, Vodafone

The actions announced by President Obama in response to the Snowden revelations have failed to put...

October 14, 2013  4:58 PM

Who made the most difference to the cyber security world in 2013?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, data breach notification, Edward Snowden, Information security, Outsourcing, Snowden, USIS

Last week I was among those asked for nominations for candidates who had made the most difference to the world of information security in 2103. There can be only one candidate.

He reminded us of three core security messages:
•    People are the key:...


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...


June 25, 2012  4:18 PM

Has RBS put the Information Society back 5 Years or saved us from worse?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
customer, Outsourcing, RBS

As detail emerges to confirm the scale, nature and source of...


March 4, 2012  3:55 PM

Stop the bleeding – a Budget for IT-enabled recovery: Part 1

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Budgeti, CESG, chancellor, DVLA, Equifax, Eurim, experian, Information governance, Outsourcing, PFI


July 30, 2009  9:23 AM

Negotiate don’t litigate as your outsource contracts crumple

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ADR, CEDR, HMG, Maxwell, Outsourcing, PFI

From Rail Franchises through School and Hospital PFIs to ICT "Frameworks", outsourcing contracts of all types are facing similar problems with regard to disputes resolution. The collapse of in-house relationship...


April 16, 2009  8:15 PM

UK recession wipes out business case for Offshoring – and more

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Macchiavelli, Mercenaries, Offhsoring, Outsourcing

The April 2009 quarterly survey from Salary Services Limited (SSL) indicates that recruitment advertising has more than halved over the past year. Last...


September 4, 2008  12:11 PM

Have data loss and recession destroyed the case for outsourcing and offshoring?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cables, ICT skills, Infrastrurcture, Offshoring, Outsourcing

The loss of the Home Office prisoner mash-up on an unencrypted USB appears to have triggered a long overdue "review" of the national children's database ("the honeypot for pederasts"). Meanwhile the inflexibility of current contracts...


August 23, 2008  10:15 AM

Another day, another data loss: Which culture must we change?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Authentication, Authorisation, confidence, Confidentiality, Data Loss, ethics, Information governance, Outsourcing, Risk analysis, trust

The recent loss of offender data shows how the cultural malaise regarding other people's data pervades the ICT profession, not just government bureaucracies. But the need is to protect people not their data. So which culture is it that we need to...


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