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Blog, Enterprise IT, Featured - Thursday, May 15, 2014 16:19 - 16 Comments
blog Those of you who followed the Commission of Audit release several weeks ago would be aware that one of the key recommendations in terms of the Federal Government’s technology infrastructure was that it establish a ‘cloud-first’ procurement policy. Yesterday the Department of Finance took its first step towards implementing that policy, opening a survey which will canvass cloud vendors’ views on the issue. Finance Assistant Secretary Mundi Tomlinson writes on the Department’s blog:
“As part of the consultation process a Cloud Procurement Working Group has been established to consult agency representatives regarding their requirements for cloud services.
In order to achieve a balanced view of what the market can offer, I am seeking input from cloud service providers by inviting you to complete the survey at the link below by AEST 5.00 pm 28 May.
Finance intends to invite interested cloud computing providers for face to face discussions in the near future. The providers will be selected from a mixture of small, medium and large companies and the discussion will focus on issues relevant to the requirements of the Cloud Panel. Interested providers can indicate their willingness to participate in these discussions in the survey.”
What’s not precisely clear at this point is how this new panel will differ from the old one, or how the new ‘cloud-first’ policy will differ from the old one. Seasoned watchers of the Federal Government will recall that the Government had already established a cloud computing panel back in October 2012. In addition, various politicians, including then-Communications Minister Stephen Conroy, had already proclaimed a ‘cloud-first’ policy for the Government, back in May 2013.
Although the Federal Government is indeed pushing heavily into cloud computing solutions in some areas (such as in public-facing websites), and while there have indeed been small examples of cloud computing deployments at some agencies, in general Canberra remains a broadly cloud-free zone, with most IT projects being squarely along traditional lines. One wonder what, if anything, the shiny new policies will make, given that they would seem to be modelled precisely on the ineffective old ones. Continue…
- Commission of Audit recommends ‘cloud-first’ policy
- Commission of Audit recommends “transformative” chief digital officer
- Govt seeks private/public big data proposals
- Govt CTO Sheridan on open source, cloud
- Federal Govt releases big data strategy
- “A real barrier”: Sports Commission CIO
speaks up on new Govt cloud policy
- One step forward, two steps back: Govt cloud policy displays classic ignorance
- Govt ICT apprenticeships open
- New Govt cloud computing strategy:
Foggy, or healthy cumulus?
- Reversal: Australian Govt picks ODF doc standard
- Govt updates on ICT strategy progress
- Why CIOs should be cloud brokers, not blockers
- Pia Waugh takes control of data.gov.au
- Vic Govt kicks off telco purchasing initiative
- AGIMO releases Big Data discussion paper
- Govt CTO explains new role; with Lego
- Where’s My Jetpack?
An awesomely epic rant by Australia’s new CTO
- Govt splits AGIMO, appointing CIO, CTO
- ASG clouds Tax Practitioners Board
- Whole of Govt CIO Steward retires
- ‘Cloud first’ a circuit-breaker, says Ovum
- Fed Govt releases motherhood ICT strategy
- Federal Govt re-affirms Microsoft format choice
- Australian Govt has “cloud last” policy, says Ovum
- Health seeks new ICT outsourcing advice
- AGIMO in flurry of cloud computing moves
- Govt pushes ahead with cloud-sharing approach
- AGIMO needs a little Obama magic
- Minister worried about AGIMO’s ability to deliver
- Cloud could help fix Govt IT paradigm: Hodgkinson
- Australian Govt re-kindles office file format war
- Federal Government spends $5bn on ICT annually
- Australia prefers Govt contact via the Internet
- Government reveals new IT services panel policy
- Funnelback renews Govt search deal
- Federal Govt kicks off cloud purchasing cycle
- Govt knee-deep in IPv6 transition
- Defence conducts OpenOffice.org trial
- Longhaus takes hammer to AGIMO cloud critics
- AGIMO finalises open source guide
- CSC, Telstra want longer-term AGIMO strategy
- AGIMO finalises telco management panel
- Gartner approves as clouds swirl Canberra
- AGIMO strategy disappoints Gartner analyst
- “Sensible & pragmatic”: MS on open source policy
- Brisbane taps Azure as Microsoft pushes cloud
- Open source policy pleases Red Hat, Linux Australia
- Further views on AGIMO’s open source policy
- Why AGIMO’s open source policy will change nothing
- IT’S MANDATORY: Govt forces open source option
- In defence of limited govt IT purchasing
- Office format war: AGIMO faces horde of critics
- We’re open: AGIMO denies Microsoft bias
- Fed Govt to maintain locked-down desktops
- G-Cloud, or G-String?
- Gillard must develop strategic IT plan, says analyst
- AGIMO drafts cloud computing strategy
- Education the key as Reinecke echoes Gershon
- AGIMO debates ICT services panel
- Will Finance split AGIMO in two?
- Reinecke gives Gershon qualified approval
- Delimiter files FoI requests for Reinecke, NBN Co reports
- The Australian private cloud: How do you define it?
- Did AGIMO censor Reinecke’s Gershon review?
- Wong passes AGIMO baton to Gray
- Federal Govt issues datacentre migration tender
- Fed Govt issues ISP tender
- Finance issues $57m whole of govt MFD tender
- Open Govt declaration attracts filter dissent
- AGIMO releases draft datacentre RFT
- The sorry story of Finance’s Windows Vista fail
- Victoria launches ICT strategy blog
- AGIMO blog attracts praise but also doubt
- AGIMO starts blogging as Govt 2.0 response released
- Now Federal Govt plans mobile tender
- Federal Govt issues Internet tender