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Like Trying to Find a Needle in a Haystack

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Intelligence about ICT solutions is very difficult to extract from available contracts data, often hidden within large, general contracts, making it almost impossible to track purchases of specific solutions.

Recognising that suppliers are most interested in intelligence about their own solutions offerings, Intermedium has launched several Solution Reports based on contracts awarded during the 2005-06 year.

The Business Intelligence (BI) Report shows that

  • almost 200 BI contracts were signed in 2005-06
  • 22.4% of them worth more than $5 million
  • 28 agencies signed BI contracts
  • just three suppliers accounting for 78% of contract value

According to the Content Management (CM) Report

  • 158 CM contracts were signed in 2005-06
  • only 7% went to open tender
  • almost one third were worth more than $1 million

Intermedium examines every contract to extract information about the hardware, software and services components of each purchase, using key words and descriptions developed in conjunction with suppliers. This information is then analysed and consolidated into Excel-format reports that can be searched, sorted and used in other reports.

The reports provide detailed contracts information for each solution, including an analysis for whole-of-government, by supplier and by agency.

Solution reports are published quarterly, providing details of contracts signed during the relevant quarter. As these reports are cumulative, the Q4 reports (published November) provide a full year picture. Purchase an annual subscription now and receive the report for the 2005-06 year, followed by three quarterly updates.

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