When IT Meets Politics:


February 2, 2015  1:49 PM

Access to superfast broadband has a return on investment 10 times that of HS2

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Avonline, BDUK, HS2, NFU, Ofocm, PAC, satellite, superfast, transport, Westminster

In December 2014 the House of Commons Library producing a briefing for MPs which showed the current state of broadband availability by constituency  and in...

October 23, 2012  10:27 AM

What is the difference between the Cities Of Westminster and London

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Beijing, Nortel, online, Shanghai, trust, Westminster

BIS has just announced a "Foresight" report saying that "computer trading shows benefits to financial markets but calls...

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June 15, 2012  6:26 AM

Can the BDUK framework survive Birmingham and Cumbria on top of Westminster?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, Birmingham, Broadband, BT, btgroup, cumbria, DCMS, Labour, Leveson, Olympic, Olympics, Sky, Vodafone, Westminster, Whitehall

Ian Grant's latest Broken Telegraph post indicates that the BDUK framework has finally run its course, having delayed the roll out of rural broadband until after Olympics. Whether or not...

January 19, 2012  8:43 AM

How and why BDUK turned gold into dross and stuffed DCMS

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
BDUK, DCMS, DECC, Kensington, KPMG, O2, Ofcom, Westminster

My recent blog "Has BDUK stuffed DCMS" struck a chord. My attention was drawn to the "Freedom of Information Act" request by

January 7, 2012  11:47 AM

You read it here first – London gets free wifi

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
4G, BDUK, BT, Kensington, London, O2, Ofcom, Openreach, Openzone, samsung, Wave, Westminster

The mass media have finally caught up with the December 28th entry in "When IT meets politics". Note the speed of...

October 18, 2008  12:54 PM

Information promiscuity and Socially Transmitted Democracy

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Governance, Internet, Westminster

During one of the plenary sessions at the "Parliament and the Interent Conference" a contributor from the floor said that "Information promiscuity" was a natural reaction to the unholy combination of the surveillance society and data incontinence (losses of personal and other data)....

December 14, 2007  6:22 PM

Select Committee Enquiry into ICT Skills Funding Cuts

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Consultations, Skill, Westminster

The Innovation, Universities and Skills Committee is to conduct an enquiry into "Funding for Equivalent and Lower Qualifications (ELQs)". It is the cuts in these which threaten to wipe out ICT conversion and updating courses.

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