Author: Intermedium

SA to improve portal in bid to push open data
Monday, 16 June 2014
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South Australia is looking to improve its open data portal, data.sa.gov.au. Currently the Federal, NSW, Queensland, Victorian and ACT governments also operate separate open data portals. The Tasmanian and Western Australian governments only release data relating to land information, and the Northern Territory Government has yet to launch a public sector data directory.

The SA Officer of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has called upon...

NT seeks supplier for whole-of-government End User Computing services
Thursday, 12 June 2014
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The Northern Territory Government (NTG) is gearing up to replace its whole-of-government end-user computer services contract.

The NTG is currently serviced by a Workstation and Server Management Services contract which was signed in June 2010. It is due to expire in December 2014.

The Department of Corporate and Information Services (DCIS) has therefore issued a Request for Tender for the provision of End User Computing services to the NTG and its agencies for a period...

Online tool sought for NSW Police search warrant risk assessment
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
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NSW Police (NSWPF) has released an expression of interest (EOI) for a risk assessment tool, indicating that it will use respondent information to frame a business case to obtain funding for the tool, to be used specifically in relation to search warrants.  The NSWPF wants to “provide a simple, flexible and easy to use online risk assessment tool for Officers.”

The EOI seeks...

Procurement Supplier Information Sessions set to be held for QLD Commonwealth Games
Monday, 2 June 2014
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Procurement Supplier Information Sessions for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are set to be held in June 2014.

The sessions will provide suppliers with information on the current tender opportunities and the forward procurement plan and schedule. 

The Commonwealth Games is set to inject almost $2 billion into Queensland’s economy, creating over 30,000 jobs....

QLD becomes first jurisdiction to formally mandate cloud-first
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
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Queensland has updated its ICT Strategy to include a Cloud Computing Strategy and Implementation Model, which introduces a mandated cloud-first policy.

According to the Strategy, “This approach to the sourcing of ICT functions will require agencies to adopt cloud-based services as the default ICT-as-a-service solution unless a sound business case exists for a contrary solution.”

In May 2013, the Queensland Government announced the adoption of a...

Government CIO recommended to rectify NT’s ICT Governance issues
Monday, 26 May 2014
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A Review into the Northern Territory’s Management of ICT Projects by Government Agencies has recommended the appointment of a Government CIO.

Using the importance of the Government CIO in NSW, Victoria and the United Kingdom as an example, the Review concluded, “This position would support and strengthen the ICT...

eHealth NSW appoints first CIO
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
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Michael Walsh has been appointed in the joint role of Chief Executive and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the recently established eHealth NSW.

Walsh has been acting as the Chief Executive of HealthShare NSW while a replacement was sought for Mike Rillstone. Previous to that he was the Director-General of Queensland Health where he was tasked with the payroll remediation project following the disastrous roll-out in 2010....

Commission of Audit IT Recommendations- Government Cloud Panel
Monday, 19 May 2014
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One of the ICT recommendations of the National Commission of Audit (at Chapter 10.7) was that “a ‘cloud first’ policy, particularly for low risk, generic ICT services should be clearly articulated and enforced by the Government. Over three to five years, this could progressively reduce ICT costs as cloud computing becomes the default option”.

Furthermore, it went on to say that “In order to make it easier for departments to source cloud services with confidence, the Commission...

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