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Government ICT Update - April 2013
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Strong interest in the Common Web Platform
- Guidance issued on technology solutions to assist appropriate use of email
- Update on all-of-government cloud computing
- Update on Government ICT Strategy
- Insights from MIT digital transformation research
- Independent benchmarking completed on the one.govt network service
- Microsoft Windows XP migration progress surveys
- GOVIS 2013 registrations now open
- More Information
DIA has run seminars about the Common Web Platform for government agencies and vendors in February and March, attracting strong interest from government agencies and vendors alike.
The seminars followed the announcement on February 7 by Internal Affairs Minister, Hon Chris Tremain that a Wellington-based company, SilverStripe, was the successful vendor in a tender process for the platform.
DIA Senior Product Manager Bene Anderson co-presented the seminars with Sig Magnusson of SilverStripe. Over 200 people in total attended the seminars, with others on the waiting list. There was a wide cross section of government agencies at the seminars, ranging from large government departments and ministries to smaller crown agencies.Suppliers of web services also attended to find out how they can work on the platform.
The Common Web Platform enables government agencies to more easily create and deliver high quality websites to New Zealanders through a consistent, high quality, and improving platform on which to build the next generation of government websites.
Part of the Common Web Services initiative, it aims to reduce duplication of effort and streamline web service procurement by for a wide range of government agencies. It plays a key role in the Rethink Online programme, reducing fragmentation of information and services across agencies and channels.
On 27 March 2013, the Department of Internal Affairs issued interim advice on technology options to assist in the prevention of unintentional release of information through email attachments.
While the issue is primarily due to human error, there are technologies available that can substantially reduce the likelihood of these disclosures.
The Department of Internal Affairs is working with other agencies to develop further guidance on this issue.
The interim advice has been issued to Chief Information Officers. Further copies can be provided to State services employees by emailing email@example.com
Desktop as a Service (DaaS)
Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain has announced that proposals are being sought for an all-of-Government Desktop as a Service (DaaS) contract.
There has been strong industry interest in the RFP. Around 40 people attended an industry briefing in Wellington on Tuesday, 19 March.
The Department of Internal Affairs would still like to hear from agencies who are interested in Desktop as a Service or would like more information. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Productivity as a Service (OPaaS)
An RFP for OPaaS was placed on the GETS site late last year. The procurement process, which was due to have been completed at the end of February, has been extended. The phasing in of OPaaS is being investigated. The implementation of email/calendar services could be offered as the first phase.
Since October, DIA has been working with a taskforce drawn from a range of agencies on an ICT Strategy and Action Plan to 2017. The draft strategy is now in pre-Cabinet consultation with departmental ICT and Information Management leaders.
Once the Strategy has been approved, it will be published on ict.govt.nz
Professor Peter Weill and Dr Peter Reynolds from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Centre for Information Systems Research (MIT CISR) held workshops with a diverse group of government ICT professionals on 28 February. The workshops were sponsored by the Department of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Social Development, and Inland Revenue, and are part of an ongoing sponsorship relationship.
At the workshops, attendees were shown some of the latest case studies from MIT CISR’s research in digital transformation. Through the ongoing sponsorship relationship, New Zealand government employees can get access to the MIT CISR online research base. MIT is one of the world’s premier universities, topping the QS World University rankings in 2012, and the CISR’s research is some of the latest and best in this area.
Please email email@example.com for information on how to sign up
In October 2012, the Department of Internal Affairs contracted with an independent third party to benchmark one.govt against other offerings in the market, and the results have been finalised. This exercise was conducted under the terms of the contract with Dimension Data to ensure that the pricing of the service remains in line with the expected benefits of the service. Participating agencies will be contacted shortly with further detail relating to the pricing of this service. The information can be made available to eligible agencies on request.
For more information, please contact Ross McElwain, one.govt Product Manager, on Ross.McElwain@dia.govt.nz
The Department will be contacting agencies which have not fully migrated from Windows XP and Office 2003. This is to ensure that they are making sufficient progress to fully move off these products by April 2014.
Agencies who reported that they are in phases 1-4 will be contacted this month, while those agencies who reported that they are in phases 5-8 will be contacted in June.
For more information about this initiative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The GOVIS Conference 2013 will be held on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June 2013 at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa. Early Bird registrations are now open.
The theme for GOVIS Conference 2013 is Collaborations and Cloud:
Collaborations – find out what makes a successful collaboration and hear important learnings from less successful collaborations.
Cloud – no longer the scary unknown, cloud is now Business as Usual for New Zealand Government – or is it?
Registration for the GOVIS Conference 2013 is now Open. Check out www.govis.org.nz/GOVISConference/GOVISConference2013.aspx for more details and registration options.
This newsletter is intended to update you on progress with the government ICT programme. We invite your feedback to help us ensure it meets your needs.
Acting Director, Government ICT Strategy & Planning
If you have any questions regarding this Government ICT Update, please contact:
Manager Agency Engagement,
phone (04) 494 5775
Your comments, questions, and feedback are invited.