Richard Morris

Richard Morris is a journalist, author and public relations/public affairs consultant. He has written for a number of UK and US newspapers and magazines and has offered strategic advice to numerous tech companies including Digital Island, Sony and several ISPs. He now specialises in social enterprise and is, among other things, a member of the Big Issue Invest advisory board. Big Issue Invest is the leading provider to high-performing social enterprises & has a strong brand name based on its parent company The Big Issue, described by McKinsey & Co as the most well known and trusted social brand in the UK.

27 February 2008
27 February 2008

Level Playing Field

The Federal Government in the States accepts tenders for their IT projects from a wide-range of competent, innovative software companies. In Britain, by contrast, 11 firms account for 80% of the UK government IT projects, despite some spectacular disasters. Why is this? We send Richard Morris to investigate. … Read more
05 February 2008
05 February 2008

Exporting our Competence

There are several initiatives that have ambitions to replace the Internet. Some of these, in the States and Europe, we know about, but the ones that should concern us are the ones we know almost nothing of. In China, the funding and the political will is at its strongest. 'They are so much more clear sighted than we are. And they need the money!' . We sent our man in the raincoat, Richard Morris, to investigate. … Read more
29 January 2008
29 January 2008

The Seven Billion Dollar Man

When the incredible news broke, last week, that a trader at the third-largest bank in France, the Société Générale, had allegedly managed to over-ride the entire compliance mechanism of the bank, implemented at immense cost by a department of 2000 IT compliance 'officers', to cause a massive $7 billion loss, it sent waves of panic throughout the IT industry, as well as the money markets. So we sent our roving reporter, Richard Morris, to try to find out what went wrong. … Read more
05 January 2007
05 January 2007

Why editorial freedom is worth fighting for

One of the biggest challenges in running any publication is balancing editorial freedom ...the ability to report on all events that affect the community without fear or favour ...against the need to meet your "bottom line". Currently, the advertorial, pop-up and page-peeler are ubiquitous, but can other models work? And regardless of the model used, what is the price of losing editorial freedom?… Read more