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PFI


May 6, 2014  10:21 AM

If fibre to business communities has payback in months not years, why is it not happening?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
anti-trust, Arqiva, B4RN, Barnsley, Birmingham, BT, cartel, Croglin, fibre, FTTP, Funding, Halifax, Inca, Internet, Landlords, Mayfair, PFI, PPE, Premises, railways, Rightmove, Sky, Soho, Virgin

I have received interesting feedback to my blog on the way that crapband is crippling the UK's creative industry clusters in Soho and Mayfair, forcing them to relocate to those...

June 20, 2013  12:12 PM

The Entries for my conspiracy theory competition are beginning to come in

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Bilderberg, Birmingham, BT, Data protection, DCMS, Illuminati, outsource, PFI, Prism, Virgin

Yesterday I offered a bottle of Ledaig for the best conspiracy theories related to the mass media cover for


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...


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


February 17, 2011  8:25 AM

Put PFI Contracts On-line for Public Scrutiny

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
PFI

The Treasury plans to start scrutinising the many PFI contracts it has inherited, beginning with an exercise on the Queen's Hospital in Romford to refine its guidance. There is risk...


February 4, 2011  1:13 PM

Using broadband infrastructure investment to help engineer economic recovery

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, Enronisation, Eurim, MSc06, PFI

Last monday the Information Society Alliance (EURIM) organised a meeting to discuss how market forces could and should be unleashed to pull through investment in broadband and bring about economic recovery. We learned how Felixstowe, the hub of...


January 22, 2011  12:41 PM

Local Government does IT better and cheaper

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Cabinet office, NPfIT, PFI, Procurement, Socitm

I have spent much of the past week helping review material for submissions to the Public Administration Select Committee enquiry. I have also done one of my own to cover points not likely to be made by others. Yesterday, however, I took time out to review the latest


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...


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...


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...


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