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Enterprise IT, News, Security - Monday, December 2, 2013 16:02 - 3 Comments
news An audit of departments and agencies within the Victorian Government has found many don’t have sufficient business continuity/disaster recovery facilities to keep them operating in the event of a major disaster, with the situation exacerbated by the lack of capability found at IT shared services agency CenITex.
CenITex was set up in July 2008 from the merger of the previous Shared Services Centre and Information & Technology Services divisions under the Department of Treasury and Finance, and has since rolled in a number of major departments and agencies to use its services, such as the Departments of Human Services (health) and Justice.
However, the agency has failed a number of its core functions over the past several years and had also become a haven for unethical procurement practices. It has gone through several major redundancy rounds, and in September the Victorian Government went to market for IT outsourcing partners to replace large chunks of the service delivery functionality currently provided by the agency.
In a report published last week regarding the state’s 11 major portfolio departments and their 197 associated entities, Victorian Government Auditor-General piled more fuel onto the CenITex fire. Continue…
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