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...

In Focus #8: Loss of school laptop funding likely to drive BYOD responses by States

For years, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been touted as a solution for bringing technology use in education into the 21st century. With the end of the Digital Education Revolution program's $2.4 billion investment in securing a 1:1 computer to student ratio for high school students since 2008, Intermedium investigates what State governments around the country are doing to maintain technology access in schools.

The changing fortunes of the Whole of Government CIO role

Just as a number of Australian jurisdictions are eliminating or downplaying the Whole of Government Chief Information Officer (GCIO) role, New Zealand’s Finance and Expenditure Committee (FEC) has recommended that the GCIO role be extended.

The FEC suggests that the role would help “make sustainable savings of $100 million a year on the state sector’s ICT transactions by...

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...