[LINK] Show me the money

Stephen Edgar stephen at netweb.com.au
Mon Oct 27 16:53:14 EST 2008

I might be over simplifying this but based on your figure of $70 million per annum out of the $16 Billion per annum annual spend by government agencies on computer & communications makes the total spend to Microsoft (and what consultation was calculated) at 0.43% of annual government expenditure.

More info on Sir Peter Gershon's "Review-of-the-Australian-Governments-Use-of-Information-and-Communication-Technology" is on [LINK] here http://mailman.anu.edu.au/pipermail/link/2008-October/079600.html


Stephen Edgar

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Sylvano wrote:
> A quick aside:
> I noticed that the Australian Parliament House website has a new search
> functionality, layout and look since I was there last.
> Going to the Advanced tab is a little more daunting than the old
> version, with an options panel akin to a flight panel.  But there is a
> nice feature now, where you can tick items and add them to 'your list'
> to build up saved document references.  Oh, and the spirit of
> social networks, you can define your search profile.
> http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/search.w3p
> Anyway, the money.
> While at the aph, I happened upon the notice about the
> "Senate Order on Government Agency Contracts" that requires:
> <quote>
> each Minister to table a letter of advice that a list of contracts,
> in respect of each agency administered by that Minister, has been
> placed on the Internet, with access to the list through the
> department's home page. The letter must be tabled no later than
> the 10th day of the spring and autumn sittings each year.
> </quote>
> It's for contracts $100,000+

I got bored. Here's a summary of expenditure on Microsoft software for
the six month reporting period (as best as I can tell based on the
information to hand):


So, about $70 million annually.

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