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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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Derek Handley: The CTO role

Derek Handley. 14 September 2018, 12:10 pm
Derek Handley: The CTO role

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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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 31 August 2018, 2:21 pm

There's really only one tech story of note this week - the rise and fall of the country's CTO, a role which hasn't even been filled yet.

The CTO role was initially mooted by Rod Drury who, presumab…

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Online voting back on the agenda

Sarah Putt. 30 August 2018, 5:15 pm

Nine councils are looking at providing online voting for the next local government elections. An advanced notice for a Request for Proposal for an online voting trial was issued via the government's p…

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Where to now for the CTO?

Paul Brislen. 27 August 2018, 7:12 am

The demotion of Clare Curran from Cabinet means the future of the search for the country's first Chief Technology Officer hangs in the balance. Where to now for the role that can't be fulfilled?

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Curran removed from Cabinet

Paul Brislen. 24 August 2018, 5:02 pm

Clare Curran has been removed from Cabinet following the disclosure of a second meeting that was not recorded in her diary - a meeting connected with the search for a CTO.

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 10 August 2018, 4:00 pm

In which we discuss free speech, the need to protect it and what is and isn't considered 'free speech'; why online elections create such a ruckus; and a new government marketplace to replace the panel…

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Aussie govt backs down over privacy concerns

Paul Brislen. 01 August 2018, 8:00 am

The Australian government has backed down over the launch of its controversial online health records project, MyHealth and a new clause will be added to legislation ensuring a higher level of privacy.

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E-commerce report says Kiwis spend $3.6 billion a year

Paul Brislen. 30 July 2018, 8:04 am

One and a half million New Zealanders shopped online in 2017, contributing $3.6 billion to a global industry that is growing far faster than its real world counterpart. E-commerce, it seems, is big bu…

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Brislen on Tech

Paul Brislen. 27 July 2018, 3:00 pm

Data centres. Big fat juicy data centres, serving up the world's content, from right here in New Zealand.

You need a few things to make that a reality. You need cheap and relatively green electrici…

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