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Localised in time too maybe. There was a time when the majority of work was done very near home - pre mechanisation farming. Or the Bavarian cuckoo clock industry- farmers in Winter. Even today art and craft work is often done in a workshop at home. Mass commuting began with big central offices and corporate bureaucracy. Conveniently, mass public transport and mass car production followed.
What appears in history as a result of technological and social change - mass commuting - can disappear equally quickly.
Taiwan's minister without portfolio has been guiding that countrys IT policy especially regarding e-government, openness, trust in government and lately its Covid tracing app and use of social media to nudge public behaviour to control the pandemic. Everything in short that the UK lacks. An ex hacker and activist with a reputed IQ of 180.
How much longer before Asia and the US come bearing beads in exchange for our treasure? Oh wait, they already have: Arm Holdings, Imagination Technologies, Logica, CSR, Autonomy, Misys...
I am wondering if there was auditing of financial IT systems in the UK like Sarbanes-Oxley, this would have been caught earlier. Some UK and European companies already implement an audit to SOX standards.
Covid as an accelerant... Just been listening to 'In Business' BBC radio programme, probably available as a podcast.
As big visible names head towards insolvency should:
a) The profitable subcomponents be sold off to those who know how to run them as going concerns or,
b) A govt funded sovereign wealth fund take over the whole carcass
Bigfat CEOs will obviously favour (b) as it solves their existential crisis and cements their comfort zones.
Real grafters and startups may actually benefit from (a)
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