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December 29, 2018  8:39 PM

Addressing the shortages of construction skills that threaten Broadband Roll-out

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Carillion, DSS, Gigaclear, Hyperoptic, idea, Liberty Global, Uncategorized, Virgin Media

Problems with quality, not just quantity threaten to derail full fibre roll out as they did cable TV roll out 25 years ago. Over the past couple of years broadband roll-out projects (BT, Virgin, City Fibre etc.) have become increasingly delayed because of shortages of relevant...

December 19, 2018  12:10 PM

Happy Christmas and a Hokey Cokey New Year

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

We have had a barrage of reports and articles telling us what the various types of Brexit deal really mean, None of them come remotely close to this for clarity and vision.


December 18, 2018  2:29 PM

Have your Christmas Presents vanished from your doorstep?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Uncategorized

So far only one of the presents we have ordered on-line this year failed to arrive - more than one e-mails telling us of delivery slots arrived after the parcel. It was therefore only chance that some-one was in to collect.  I did,  however, enjoy the you tube video referenced in the


August 21, 2018  8:03 AM

Why all the fuss about AI?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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What happens when you put modern processing power and data storage and reliable communications to cloud based services behind 40 year old AI processes, repackage the results to get protection under US IPR law and then add a flow of press releases from academics hungry for research funds, start-ups...


May 23, 2018  1:48 PM

After us the drought of democracy?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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The BBC cover of a report from the Environment Agency warning of serious water shortages by 2050 while sufficient to supply 20 million consumers is being wasted prompted an attack of déjà vu. Similar statements were made in the...


January 18, 2018  7:29 PM

Who opposes on-line age checking and why?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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Articles have recently appeared in the Daily Telegraph and on the BBC website  making the claim that age checking, as required under the Digital Economy Act, will drive adolescents towards the dark web. They quote an


January 15, 2018  3:04 AM

Who is serious about data protection?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.ico, Data protection, GDPR, IETF, Uncategorized

The latest data breach in Leicester City Council , putting some of the most vulnerable in society at immediate risk from potential local predators, illustrates why it is so important to implement the...


December 31, 2017  12:09 PM

Minister tells Google and Facebook to obey law or be taxed.

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Brexit, Uncategorized

The UK Security Minister sent an apparently very odd message to Google and Facebook in a Sunday Times interview on New Year's Eve, "obey the...

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May 18, 2017  9:37 AM

Royal Mail Plans to work with Post Office to recapture Internet Delivery from White Van man

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
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I am delighted to report progress since I blogged on Royal Mail's failure to organise local collection points to replace sorting offices it was planning to close.  I have received an...


January 10, 2017  1:12 PM

NAO queries HMRC plans to relocate people instead of using technology

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Broadband, centralisation, HMRC, NAO, Uncategorized

The BBC News today carries the news that HMRC has just realised that current plans to move 38,000 staff into 13 regional centres may be "unrealistic" . The intention to move from 170 local offices to shared city centre "Government Hubs" and...


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