Early adopters of shared services are reporting some significant benefits -- but can they keep building the momentum for change? Introducing dramatic structural change in government is never easy, and the failure of whole-of-government outsourcing has left many in government reluctant to commit to wholesale change. However, positive returns reported from the country's first statewide shared ICT services initiatives suggest that the paradigm could actually deliver on expectations.
Australia's biggest IT buyer, the Department of Defence will drastically rationalize the way it manages its information systems, with the position of CIO elevated to take charge of all "development and support of enterprise management applications".
The reason no one does data backups is because it's ghastly. Normally I don't like to reveal my ineptitude, but when you add my uselessness to the utter crap we call backup software, you end up with, at best, a potential disaster.
A Liberal Party shadow minister in Victoria, Australia has slammed the Labor ICT's contract awarding process and demanded it starts giving local PC assemblers preference over interstate-based multinationals.
The whole world really is taking note of what you post online. A December ruling by the High Court of Australia found that a story published by Dow Jones & Co. Inc. on a U.S.-hosted Web site can be grounds for a defamation lawsuit in Australia.