Australia comprehensively follows UK

A preference for ‘off the shelf’ ICT solutions was at the heart of Denise McDonagh’s address to delegates at the Technology in Government summit in Canberra earlier this month. The UK Home Office Chief Technology Officer (CTO) argued that governments need to rid themselves of the mindset that they are “special” and require purpose built ICT solutions.

A basis for that change in a practical sense took place following the election of...

BOM on the hunt for “best and brightest”

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is hoping to attract the attention of the “best and brightest in the ICT sector” for cost effective solutions to the agency during its upcoming ICT transformation.

As BOM prepares to go to the market for the purchase of the supercomputer and data centre announced in the 2014-15 Federal Budget, suppliers have today been invited to lodge Expressions of...