[LINK] Australian Government Cloud Computing Centre

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Fri Sep 10 16:56:00 EST 2010


In a presentation on "Potential of cloud computing in government" to the 
"Cloud Computing Conference and Expo 2010" in Sydney on 9 September 
2010, Yusuf J. Mansuri, First Assistant Secretary, ICT Strategic & 
Corporate Services Division, Department of Human Services discussed the 
idea of  shared services in a whole of government cloud: 
<http://www.activebusinesscommunications.com/cloud2010/conference_info.php>.

He suggested that one of the major government agencies could take the 
lead to set up such a facility, with standards set by the Australian 
Government Information Management Office (AGIMO). Other agencies could 
then use the services provided. This would be a step beyond the shared 
data centre facilities already being established by government, in 
commercial facilities, such as Canberra Data Centres 
<http://blog.tomw.net.au/2009/05/green-data-centre-in-canberra.html>.

In my presentation to the conference on "Mobility, Cloud Computing and 
Green IT", I suggested that data, web and application optimisations 
could make such facilities 10 to 100 times more efficient 
<http://www.tomw.net.au/technology/it/mobile_cloud_computing/>.


-- 
Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/


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