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Fixing government IT procurement - Part II

Dave Lane. 26 September 2018, 5:00 am
Fixing government IT procurement - Part II

Part II: A modest proposal

Having described a problem so pervasive in the status quo of government software procurement - which has led to a situation I have characterised, without hyperbole, as a hostage situation - I would like to offer a proposal for fixing this very precarious situation: a better procurement model for New Zealand government.

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Fixing government IT procurement

Dave lane. 24 September 2018, 11:40 am
Fixing government IT procurement

Today in New Zealand, local and central government procurement of IT services and software uses a model which, it is widely thought in the domestic IT industry, produces unsatisfactory results. Despite many years of tweaks and refinements, the current RFP model and various vendor panels have not made measurable improvements. Many of us in the domestic industry believe a more drastic change is required.
Part one of two parts.

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CERT quarterly report: incidents up but losses down

Paul Brislen. 19 September 2018, 8:28 am

CERT has released its latest quarterly report and while the number of reported incidents is up from 506 to 736 in the quarter, financial losses are down by 24%.

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Top marks for broadband, still room for improvement

Sarah Putt. 18 September 2018, 9:15 pm

Here's a good news story. The Ultra Fast Broadband build is 74.8% complete. It is 7% ahead of schedule. To date, uptake is 44.1%. Currently 70% of New Zealanders can access fibre.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 14 September 2018, 1:52 pm

Telephones used to be such simple things. You grabbed them by the nose and turned the dial around and lo! You could talk to someone.

Then they became terribly complicated beasts. They were portable…

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Derek Handley: The CTO role

Derek Handley. 14 September 2018, 12:10 pm

The government's CTO role process has ground to a halt, but throughout it all, the man chosen for the role has been silent. Now, Derek Handley himself speaks out for the first time.

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Tech disrupts electricity sector, maybe

Sarah Putt. 13 September 2018, 10:11 am

Technology transforms every sector and you might think that electricity would be at the forefront of disruption, but the Government's Electricity Price Review released this week shows the sector has m…

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Broadband now seen as essential service: UN

Paul Brislen. 12 September 2018, 5:00 am

The UN's Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development has released a new report looking at how countries oversee the development of broadband, the policies that support deployment and how we all a…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 07 September 2018, 3:55 pm

Privacy is usually treated as a fundamental human right, but in New Zealand at least it's not part of the Bill of Rights.

There isn't a single mention of the word "privacy" in the bill.

Yet most…

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Curran resigns as minister: New Comms minister appointed

Paul Brislen. 07 September 2018, 12:32 pm

Embattled minster of communications, Clare Curran, has resigned her ministerial portfolios.

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What is a DEDIMAG anyway?

Victoria Maclennan. 07 September 2018, 6:00 am

What is DEDIMAG and how does it fit in with the government's CTO project?

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