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December 6, 2016  9:44 PM

MPs understand IT better than IT Professional understand politics

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, DPA, Eurim, GCHQ, GDPR, PICTFOR, Pitcom

Bryan Glick has just written

June 13, 2016  3:49 PM

Is there really a Digital Skills Crisis?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Apprenticeship, apprenticeships, BIS, Digital skills, European Commission, Pitcom, Trailblazer

This morning the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee released its report on the “Digital Skills Crisis”  This afternoon the House of Lords debated


March 16, 2016  1:10 PM

Salford Council leads the way into a world of smart council estates

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Hyperoptic, London, Manchester, Mayor, Pitcom, Salford, Singapore, smart city

The news that Salford has done a deal to install gigabit fibre to its council estates, taking action while others still talk vision, should come as no surprise to those who have had...


May 29, 2010  9:32 AM

The need to be serious about restoring the image (and professionalism) of ICT

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
ApComms, Cloud Computing, Eurim, Pitcom, Professionalism

Last year the spend on big IT systems in the UK dropped by over 5%, more in the private sector, over 8 - 9 % in financial services, manufacturing, mining and construction. More ICT staff (30%) had to accept pay cuts than the national average (27%). Local Authorities had to cut 10% of...


September 28, 2009  12:02 PM

Stephen Timms welcome for EURIM Dragon’s Den at Brighton

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, Pitcom

Stephen Timms, Financial Secretary to the Treasury as well as Minister for Digital Britain has confirmed that he hopes to be able to drop in for part of the EURIM Dragon's Den on 30th September, starting at 12.30 in Meeting Room 3 of the Hilton Hotel. Stephen has in any case...


February 26, 2009  9:50 AM

Is there a secret all-party deal on Digital Britain?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BERR, CDCMS, Eurim, Ofcom, Pitcom

Not since the Mandarins blocked the 1982 attempt to turn the DTI into the Department of IT have we had not only a Government Minister but also his shadow, who understand the critical importance of ICT as a metatechnology. They share the message. The quality of our ICT...


June 27, 2008  10:30 AM

Lets have an end to bicker, bitch and divide and move from rhetoric to action

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Pitcom

I have just received my paper copy of Computer Weekly and see that the "My Take" column which I contributed has been juxtaposed with an "expert comment" from Mike Gillespie. He appears to call for a holistic...


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