[LINK] Effect of New Government on ICT in Canberra
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Sep 12 09:13:09 AEST 2013
On 11/09/13 10:46, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> On 11/09/2013 8:23 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
> It's Cass-Dunbar, not Cass-Dunba.
Apologies, I have corrected the blog version:
> IMHO, there is a risk that any government thinks that by talking to ICT
> people, they can make more efficient use of ICT. ...
IMHO, there is a bigger risk in thinking that by NOT talking to ICT
people, you can make more efficient use of ICT.
On 11/09/13 15:03, Roger Clarke wrote:
> At 8:23 +1000 11/9/13, Tom Worthington wrote:
>> ... the use of the Internet in place of physical delivery of
>> services. ...
> That's been the dream of every government since the late 1990s ...
We can sell the government a lot of stuff, before they realize it won't
More seriously, with the citizens now used to interacting with companies
and other organizations on-line, they are more likely to be receptive to
>> The new Government will aim to reduce ICT cost and complexity with
>> shared or cloud services. ...
> There's ample evidence to show that: agencies have highly varying
There are some applications common across agencies, as an example, the
staff are (mostly) recruited and employed under the same conditions by
the same employer. A low risk place to start, for example, might be
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