[LINK] Effect of New Government on ICT in Canberra

Tom Worthington 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 
work. ;-)

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 
profiles ...

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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