Thursday, May 09, 2013

You Couldn't Make It Up...

I've spent the day answering an RFI (request for information) from a government quango about a media management system. The majority of the questions were about health and safety and corporate feasance - hardly a concern for a company that operates virtually in the cloud. There was not a single question about tax and if the company was in compliance with tax codes.

I then go to their website and see that they are using YouTube all over it, I suspect that there was no competitive tendering before they gave their video content to the tax avoiders in chief (and agreed to their terms and policies which I suspect would be very much in contravention to their stated policies, and most probably illegal).

Another reason why Europe is a very bad place to start a tech company.