[LINK] Gillard raids 'Gershon' IT fund

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Thu Aug 5 12:28:46 AEST 2010

On 5/08/2010 12:07 PM, Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 11:57 AM 5/08/2010, Bernard Robertson-Dunn quoted:
>> Ovum public sector IT research director Kevin Noonan said the news was
>> disappointing for agencies.
>> "It was a known pool of funding that encouraged agencies to develop
>> better business cases for initiatives that had a strategic or
>> whole-of-government payback," Mr Noonan said.
>> "The problem now is that agencies will have to find offsetting savings
>> as well as coming up with a good business case."
> And? I think offset savings and a good business case are not mutually
> exclusive and *should* be considered with any improvement project.
> Nothing changed. Move along. Nothing to see here.

I think the real problem is that the government is proposing to reduce 
the amount of money available for IT projects. Previously agencies had 
to bid against other IT projects. Now they are going to have to bid 
against other - probably politically driven - initiatives.

And as we all know - politics trumps IT.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email:	 brd at iimetro.com.au
website: www.drbrd.com

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