In Review: Government CIO attitudes to Cloud

According to 12 key government CIOs interviewed by Intermedium as part of its Get to Know the CIO Series, their main challenges into (and beyond) 2014 are how to reconcile increased demand for ICT services with reduced resources, and how to best to manage disparate systems in highly siloed environments.

Cloud computing was seen as a solution to both dilemmas. However, a number of the CIOs interviewed also...

Moving ICT procurement away from CapEx to OpEx is a key goal according to departing NSW GCIO Michael Coutts-Trotter

The departing Department of Finance and Services (DFS) Director General and NSW Whole of Government CIO (GCIO) Michael Coutts-Trotter provided indications on the future of the NSW public sector ICT environment when he addressed Intermedium’s budget briefing on Tuesday 18 July, in what is likely to be his last briefing to the ICT community before taking up his new role as DG of the Department of Family and Community Services. 

At the end of his two-year stint at DFS, Coutts...

Queensland Government goes ‘cloud first’

A cloudy week in government just got cloudier, even in the sunshine state.

Queensland’s Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and the Arts Ian Walker yesterday announced that his Government would adopt a ‘cloud first’ approach to ICT services, in response to the recommendations of the Costello Report.

In doing so the State follows in the footsteps of the US,...