Fixing Flaws in Government IT – UK Report

10th March 2011. Government IT offers many challenges but, it seems, few solutions that satisfy everyone.This UK report analyses the problems of “failed project delivery” and recommends solutions, focussing on “agile” concepts. Click here to download/view the report There is a well-documented history of too many high-profile and costly failures. This is rarely the fault […]

Survey on IT – Business Balance Deloittes Feb 2011

25th Feb 2011. The current economic environment creates an opportunity for IT managers, communities and universities to better manage the value of IT in organisations, according to a report by professional services firm, Deloitte. The ‘2011 Survey on IT-Business Balance: Finding common ground’ explores some of the key themes that are vital for setting the […]

NBN Independent Review – Exec Summary of Caliburn Report Released

14th Feb 2011. The Australian Government today released an independent assessment of NBN Co’s Corporate Plan which reviewed NBN Co’s key assumptions for the National Broadband Network (NBN). Only the executive summary has been released, a brief, 6 page document. Click here to read the report Press commentary of the report is mixed: “Caliburn report […]

AGIMO Releases Australian Federal Government Cloud Computing Strategy Consultation Paper

7th Jan 2011. AGIMO has released a Cloud Computing Strategy Consultation paper on behalf of the Australian Federal Government. Comments should be emailed to aga@finance.gov.au. In its wide-reaching draft strategy paper, the Department of Finance and Regulation advised that it will allow agencies to “choose cloud based services if they demonstrate value for money and […]

Independent Econometric Analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund

1 Jan 2011. In 2010 Professor Gordon Murray and his colleagues Professor Marc Cowling and Dr Weixi Liu were contracted by the Department to undertake an econometric analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) program. Professor Murray is an international expert in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and along with Professor Cowling (an experienced econometrician) has […]

NBN Business Case Summary Released

25th Nov 2010. The Australian government has released a non-confidential summary of the business case for the Australian National Broadband Network after pressure from independent senators. Whilst devoid of any detailed information, the 36 page summary has secured the support of the independent senators to pass the Telstra separation bill this week in the Senate, […]