When IT Meets Politics:


June 25, 2014  10:58 AM

Does Labour really plan to return to “delayed big bang” for government IT projects?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, cloud, Conservative, dwp, ICT, Labour, politics

No wonder the cartel who brought us the NHS National Plan for IT, the re-creation of the BT communications monopoly, overpriced and inefficient PFIs and all those other massively expensive, wasteful and under-performing central government "

March 18, 2013  4:04 PM

A Three Point Budget for Investment Led, Market Driven Economic Recovery

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Business, politics, Taxation

Last year my Budget shopping list had main four points in the middle of a complex justification. Those four points could be summarised as:

May 5, 2012  8:06 AM

Democracy Won – but it was close run : we still need action on election fraud

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
London, politics

The nail-biting climax to the London Mayoral Election with ballot boxes of postal votes supposedly emerging from storage cupboards at the last moment indicates that something is very rotten with the state of electoral conduct in the UK. Democracy is a precious gift and it does not come cheap. Once...

March 9, 2012  12:48 PM

Stop the bleeding – think BIG, but start small and build on success.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Conservatism, ConservativeHome, Eurim, politics, Tory

Conservative Home has a thoughtful piece by Neil O'Brien of Policy Exchange on the need to think big if we want smaller government. I was pleased that...

March 30, 2011  12:03 PM

Rationalising the slew of semi-incompatible Information and Identity Governance proposals

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
cybersecurity, ethics, ETICA, IFIP, Information governance, innovation, politics

Tomorrow I am due to help open the first discussion at the ETICA conference in Brussels on bringing together Ethics, Innovation and Politics. I have been piggy-in-the-middle...

October 27, 2007  9:31 AM

IT at the Party Conferences – Post Mortem

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
politics, Professionalism

Apart from bad jokes, in which IT was synonymous with failure and/or coplexity and unreliabilty, there was almost no mention at any of the Party Conferences of the technologies that now underpin society at every level. More-over almost no-one from the IT industry attended - even though it...

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