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When IT Meets Politics

Discussing the intersection between politics and the information society.

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  • Injecting evidence into the On-line Child Safety Debate

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 14 Jul 2018
  • 1 in 10 of those who video chat with strangers have been asked to change or undress on camera … we need open and honest debate, not obfuscation and claims that these are technical matters, too ...

  • Guidance today for a 5G/IoT World Tomorrow

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 09 Jul 2018
  • This might best be achieved by engaging sponsors via sector/market/problem specific practitioner workshops to distil current good practice into draft guidance that could be used by those who will ...

  • Addressing the Digital Infrastructure Skills Crisis

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 26 Jun 2018
  • Most of the skills in short supply can be acquired and assessed within days or weeks provided employers and those in their supply chains come together to agree standards and organise co-operation ...

  • A UK Strategy for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 31 May 2018
  • Those who attacked my analysis because it undermined all they held dear (from “the examination treadmill” to the “PhD rat race”) have successfully resisted change to Government academic funding and ...

  • Digital Skills - the view from 1997

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 31 May 2018
  • Education and training policy must better distinguish between core educational and academic skills (which rarely change over time) and vocational and technology skills (where traditional methods ...

  • After us the drought of democracy?

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 23 May 2018
  • 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. ...

  • Skills audits back as insourcing gathers pace

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 16 May 2018
  • , This morning I received an e-mail with extracts from a Gartner press release saying: “Infrastructure and Operations skills (I&O) gaps will cause 75% of organizations to experience visible ...