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April 9, 2015  12:12 PM

Turning our patchwork of legacy networks into a resilient mesh of smart, future proof utilities

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
)2, 1799, 3, BT, canals, CCRV, consultation, DCIS, DCMS, DECC, ECC, FCC, Georgina, KCOM, Landlord, Liverpool, Mobile, Non-Dom, PSN, railways, roadband, rural, Shard, Sky, Smart grid, Smart meter, Socitm, Virgin, Virgin Media, Vodafone, Wifi, Woking

Shortly after the budget I blogged a welcome for the DCMS-Treasury Digital Communications Infrastructure Strategy. Last week

April 28, 2013  12:13 PM

The backlash against the smart meter programme has begun. What are the implications for IT users?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, DECC, energy, India, Smart meter

The Daily Mail article "Big Brother to switch off your fridge" is a fiery attack on the proposals sent by the  EU "collective" of Energy Regulators...


April 4, 2013  11:03 AM

Smart meters under user control as building block for trustworthy 21st Century Infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
DECC, Smart meter

The Conservative Technology Forum has just released its first policy paper since the last election. It is on Smart Meters, where there is a need to revert to


October 6, 2012  10:35 AM

Towards a sustainable 21st Century Infrastructure

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, Internet of Things, Smart meter

The need for infrastructure investment has become fashionable. It is one of the lobbyists topics at this year's party conferences. But only one event (18.00 -...

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September 30, 2012  2:42 PM

Which cyber-topics will feature at the Party Conferences

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Big Data, bigdata, Conservative, Conservatives, Digital skills, Labour, lobbying, Microsoft, Service delivery, Smart grid, Smart meter

As the three main party's implode into a period of soul searching, wondering why their faithful have drifted away, what topics are the lobbyists promoting to those who attend their annual fund-raising events?   

A quick scan of the exbition guides and fringe...


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...


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