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When IT Meets Politics

Discussing the intersection between politics and the information society.

November 2007

  • I blame John Humphries

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 27 Nov 2007
  • But how do we change the atittudes of the media so that they stop complaining about post- code lotteries and start campaigning for citizen-centric empowerment and local choice?

  • Doomed from inception

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 25 Nov 2007
  • The continuity of 'senior responsible owner' from inception to implementation was by far the most accurate predictor of success - with churn guaranteeing failure. The witnesses to the EURIM hearing ...

  • Death by Data Protection

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 24 Nov 2007
  • We need to promote holistic approaches to data protection and identity information management which build on all that has been learned by the private and “voluntary” sectors in over a thousand ...

  • There but for the grace of God goes your CIO/CFO

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 21 Nov 2007
  • Too much current advice is seen to get in the way of running the business and is consequently ignored or bypassed by those 'with a business to run'.

  • Trusted, sustainable partnership or cynical manipulation?

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 20 Nov 2007
  • The global credit crunch means that the same questions are about to be asked with regard to many private sector business models ... the answers may entail rather more attention to what customers ...

  • Lions led by donkeys: the 1918 Whitehall time-capsule

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 16 Nov 2007
  • Information systems professionals ...need to help ...if we are to prevent ...General Sir Humphrey ... from ... endorsing new programmes, borne out of the silo mentalities of 1918.

  • A single European Telecoms Market v. The Global Internet

    Philip Virgo - Winsafe Ltd 14 Nov 2007
  • A single European Telecoms Market will be merely a regional backwater unless it, like the City of London, is outward looking and global in its perspectives.