Out: If it adds value, lets do it. In: How will it cut costs?
Out: Agency-by-agency IT infrastructure. In: Shared IT infrastructure.
Out: Local procurement. In: Aggregated procurement.
The motivations behind the Gershon Review in the Federal Government and the recent creation of CenITex as a central ICT shared services provider in Victoria are symptoms of this climate change. Governments are looking at ways to accelerate the process of managing IT more cost effectively, and by a curious twist of fate are pursuing strategies that have much in common with the emerging logic of cloud computing shared, on-demand, computing at massive scale.
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