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We need a publicly funded rival to Facebook and Google | Financial Times
"Maybe there is a more direct approach: let us build public service digital corporations that offer better services to consumers." - everything old is new again
publicservice  funding  digital  infrastructure  google  facebook  bbc  financialtimes  ft 
9 days ago by danhon
Aleksandra Wisniewska
Aleksandra Wisniewska
aleks.wisniewska@ft.com
visualization  openviz  financialTimes  guru 
8 weeks ago by bk
Unravelling a web of failures at UK outsourcer Carillion
Whitehall has long favoured the largest contractors, on the grounds that this increases simplicity and reduces risk. That assumption should be binned. So, too, should the identification of lowest price with lowest cost. Keeping suppliers on the lowest possible margins is a big long-term risk.
financialtimes  Carillion  government  transformation  finance  budget  contractors  outsourcing 
8 weeks ago by benterrett
Financial Times increases engagement with personalisation, speed
"Through a rough a series of A/B tests, we slowed the site down to see how site speed correlates to loss of engagement and revenue. Test results showed that for every one second increase in speed, our engagement score increased by 5%. In subscription and ads inventory, this translates into millions in revenue. Speed therefore became a principal element of the site."
webperf  FinancialTimes  clevermarks  news  media  revenue 
march 2018 by nhoizey
Tips for in-house teams in a free market software culture
Alice's really good description of how to develop and improve in-house software tools that people will want to use.
alicebartlett  financialtimes  webdevelopment 
december 2017 by philgyford

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