Vic govt seeks feedback for ICT Strategy revamp


By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Thursday, 23 January, 2014



Vic govt seeks feedback for ICT Strategy revamp

Victorian Minister for Technology Gordon Rich Phillips has put out a call for consultation on the next stage of the government’s ICT Strategy project.

The ministry is seeking feedback on ways to foster simpler access to accurate government information, and to increase government productivity by enabling the delivery of better information services.

The call for consultation also covers ways to take better advantage of the opportunities provided by major technology trends including mobility, cloud services and location awareness.

The Coalition government launched its ICT Strategy in February last year, in a bid to address rising citizen expectations for government services and increased technology use by the community.

Rich-Phillips claims the strategy has, in its first year, helped save the government more than $15 million through the renegotiation of whole-of-government ICT projects and resulted in the implementation of a whole-of-government ICT governance framework.

“The strategy is driving the delivery of better services, reducing duplication, encouraging innovation and improving ICT procurement and project management across government,” he said.

“As we move towards the second stage, we need to ensure that the Victorian government takes advantage of the opportunities arising from the ever-evolving ICT industry.”

He said the consultation process will run until 10 February.

Image courtesy of Stephan Ridgway under CC

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