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  • Central power key to e-govt, says former NZ CIO

    Former government CIO Laurence Millar promised at the start of his address to the GOVIS conference last month that there would be “no dirt” revealed in relation to his abrupt resignation from the post, and that of Deputy State Services Commissioner.

  • Mini-GOVIS fills in

    GOVIS has adopted a one-day mini-conference programme for the “odd” years between biennial GOVIS conferences.

  • Microsoft: We’ve been into open source for years

    After listening to Microsoft’s Bill Hilf, one delegate at the recent government IT managers’ forum, Govis, was heard to say, “You’d almost believe Microsoft was the leading supporter of open source software.”

  • Proprietary software also has legal hurdles

    Delegates to the Govis open source seminar had a chance to compare the government’s just-published Guide to Legal Issues in Using Open Source Software with its Australian equivalent.