In Focus # 10: Police Force investments in technology - mobility the emerging standout

Of the ICT investments being made by Police Forces across the country, the widespread move to equip front line police with mobile solutions is the one common thread and emerging standout, but for most jurisdictions it is early days and full scale roll-outs are yet to come.

Schools driven towards BYOD

The June end of the Federally-funded national Digital Education Revolution program (the DER Program) has left State Education Departments contemplating how to fill the void left by its loss, with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) measures emerging as a possible long term solution to the Federal funding cutbacks.

 

A more extensive version of this article first appeared as Intermedium’s...

Northern Territory Budget: New ICT Governance Framework implemented

The Northern Territory will implement a new ICT Governance Framework effective from 1 July 2014 according to the Territory’s 2014-15 Budget.

The Department of Corporate and Information Services (DCIS) lists the framework among its strategic issues for the year, stating that the issue is “Improving strategic ICT investment decisions and management of major ICT initiatives across government through the...

Budget Management Systems a core requirement for most jurisdictions

The number of jurisdictions which are either actively or potentially in the market for replacements to dated budget management systems now stands at three, according to Intermedium analysis. 

As the result of The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government’s request for industry feedback on a replacement for its Budget Development Application (BDA), it now joins Tasmania in the market, leaving only South Australia and Queensland with no stated intent to replace...

Increase in tenders reflects rising cloud market

Just three jurisdictions accounted for 85 percent of all approaches to market for cloud arrangements over the first two quarters of 2013-14, research by Intermedium has found.

435 Approaches to Market (ATMs) were released by Federal and State agencies across Australia over the first two quarters of 2013-14. 

Just under 10 percent of these ATMs (41 in total) contained an ‘as a service’ or cloud requirement for the stated solution.

This figure is likely to...