[LINK] CSIRO quizzed on $9.47m web site
marghanita at ramin.com.au
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Feb 18 12:46:19 EST 2005
03/04 Annual report on the current site may provide useful context and
perhaps the budget for the project- but I could not open the Financial
CSIRO Annual Report 2003-2004
The year in review: Performance against strategic objectives
Goal 5 - Building One-CSIRO capability and commitment
> 5.4 Implement standard processes and IT systems to enhance collaboration and efficiency
> Success measures:
> * Aggregated Insight Survey score for Working Relationships and Work Organisation and Efficiency
> * Inter-Divisional collaboration in CSIRO-wide support
> CSIRO currently spends approximately $74 million annually in providing IT services across the Organisation, employing more than 300 staff, both corporately and in Divisions. Standardisation of IT systems throughout CSIRO is critical to the successful implementation of a number of CSIRO-wide initiatives such as improved project management. During 2003-04, the CSIRO IT strategy was developed and Phase I of its implementation has begun through restructuring of IT delivery in the Sydney basin. When fully implemented across all CSIRO sites, all non-research-based IT staff will be managed at the enterprise level for improved career development and better coordination of services, and there will be significant rationalisation of IT infrastructure purchases and operation (designed to improve security and save costs). Further progress was made during the year on rationalising our library services, including an increasing use of electronic journals and improved knowledge management.
The first phase of the CSIRO.au web project, which included finalisation
of the technology platform, information architecture and the 'look and
feel' of the site, was completed in June 2004. This project will deliver
a unified web presence for CSIRO with rollout during 2004-05 to provide
easily accessible, current information to all interested stakeholders.
> FastTrack, a new system for the execution of contracts across CSIRO was implemented during the year - simplifying CSIRO contracts from up to 20 pages to 1-1½ pages of plain English and reducing the time involved from up to 70 days to as little as 24 hours - resulting in very positive feedback from clients.
> Other examples of building the One-CSIRO capability include the introduction of CSIRO-wide procurement for a number of products and services (see Section 6.4); centralisation of pay services; and improvements to the CSIRO On-Line recruitment system.
> The overall assessment by staff of working relationships and of work organisation and efficiency in the September 2003 Insight Survey, returned a result of 129, a two point improvement on the previous year's result.
Marghanita da Cruz
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