[LINK] Australian Government Data Centre as a Service

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Tue Mar 1 11:58:41 AEDT 2011

On 1/03/2011 11:41 AM, John Hilvert wrote:

> I've written about this development at <
> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/249353,agimo-touts-shared-data-centre-services.aspx
> What I find interesting is why the focus on the smallest area of IT
> expenditure. According to the Gershon review this facility will cater for
> agencies that represent just 1% of all ICT expenditure.
> The apparent delay in the forthcoming data centre panels, the lack of news
> about AGIMO's feasibility study into a whole of Government data centre
> option suggests there may still be some obstacles in getting Government
> agreement on anything like a data centre strategy.
> John Hilvert
> journalist at large
> (returning to LInk after a period of 14 years...)

Welcome back John.

What I find interesting is that the discussion paper says “The paper 
will set out the nature of the business problem, rather than any 
solution.”, but doesn't.

There are actually two groups of problems, the whole-of-government 
problem and the problems facing individual agencies. I suspect that 
DCaaS attempts to address the whole-of-government problem, not agency 
problems. In fact it is likely to create problems for the agencies.

I'll be making a submission along these lines.



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