NSW Office of State Revenue CIO David Kennedy looks back on the challenges and achievements the government agency has had with open source technology and offers advice to CIOs on developing a successful open source strategy.
Rodney Gedda CIO Government - 01 October, 2009 08:28:00 - www.cio.com.au
With open source software running core parts of its […]
“Not Invented Here”: It didn’t come from us, so it isn’t any good
“Already Invented Here”: We already do whatever the ‘new’ thing and can’t learn from anyone else.
“Analysis Paralysis”: We’ll study the thing that might cause change to death, but never actually do anything about it.
“Head in Sand and March Right On”: What change? Why […]
Recently I was asked to contribute to an article for an upcoming article in the local version of CIO magazine on ‘cloud computing’ below are the thoughts, ponderings and ramblings I submitted.
The question begs to be asked, Is Could Computing (CC) the great missed opportunity for the ICT industry? We are all so intent on […]
Flicking thru the latest issue of the Information Age magazine I chuckled to myself to see an article on the top five priorities for spending in hard economic times and reducing ICT budgets. Why did I chuckle to myself - apart from the obvious reasons! - well because of the five, in most organisations four […]
Dakota Indian tribal wisdom on project management The tribal wisdoms of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to generation, says that ‘when you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount’.
However, in many companies as well as in the UN and NGO community a range of far more […]
id you know on this day 9th March in 1968 CACM published Edsger W. Dijkstra’s GOTO statement considered harmful letter.
To many people, Dijkstra’s letter to the Editor of Communications of the A CM, published in March 1968, marks the true beginning of structured programming. That it influenced the industry is clear, if for no other […]
A research institution has recently announced the discovery of the heaviest element known to science. The new element has tentatively been named “administratium”
Administratium has 1 neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 111 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.
These 312 particles are held together by a force called morons, which […]
We have all know, worked for, (or even maybe been) a CIO who just did’nt get it and needed a helping hand. Well here is your chance to pass on your thoughts, funny stories, or just good advice on what to do, not to do or maybe something to think about in a new blog […]