The company is looking for a partner that can support it in the "significant operational, business and cultural changes" it needs to make, centred on adopting a more innovative culture.
Stories by Stephen Bell
In writing about the computer industry, particularly in a seat of government (and I've worked in London and Wellington) one of the most persistent themes is the law and how it deals with the new concepts, new artefacts or new ways of doing familiar things that technology frequently creates."
ICT journalism in New Zealand sometimes seems to be in a small sector of a small geographical corner; what we say is important to us and our local industry, but is given little attention by the rest of New Zealand, or the world.
Good progress is being made towards the goal of having New Zealanders complete more transactions with government easily online, says Internal Affairs Minister Chris Tremain, but the pressure to move more services through digital channels in a coordinated way will intensify.
Department of Internal Affairs deputy chief executive Tim Occleshaw has given the Government ICT Strategy and Action Plan to 2017 a soft launch at the Govis conference earlier this week and at last week's CIO Summit.
A provider doing an ICT security review should give the client what they need, not what they want, says security specialist Daniel Ayers.
The Ministry of Education does not have statistics on what proportion of bugs in Novopay have been introduced by previous hasty fixes.
A recently published report on potential scenarios of cyber-conflict, The Global Cyber-Game, says it is inevitable that the internet will be "militarised" -- used to serve the needs of military conflict between nations -- and that ICT will increasingly be both an important means and a target of such conflict.
Enterprises must take the word ‘prevent’ out of the cybersecurity dictionary, says a short book published earlier this month by international ICT association ISACA and consultants Ernst & Young.
The first release of a collection of stories from the Canterbury earthquakes has been made available in the CEISMIC digital archive.
None of the three government-agency CIOs who were wrongly implicated in a misguided decision to go live with Novopay in April last year is prepared to comment further on the matter, having received an apology from the ministry.
The public service needs to “raise its game” on information security and privacy, says State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie, following the publication of a report into publicly accessible government information systems.
The $14.5 million allocated in the Budget to the igovt identity and logon project is a renewal of ongoing funding and will go partly into operations and partly development.
New Zealanders show a high level of concern about loss of their private data by government and the financial industry, according to the latest Unisys Security Index findings.
Following approval of up to $1.5 billion funding for a major upgrade to Inland Revenue computer systems, the department is advertising for four new senior ICT personnel.