Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




BDFL - Memuneh
58773 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 10171

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Topic # 145359 15-May-2014 23:23
Send private message

while we do hear about failed IT projects in private sector, why is that governments seem to excel at screwing up big and being unresponsive (Novopay?)

Serious flaws in MyGov site exposed millions of Australian private information.

It looks almost like they used the same crew who wrote Wheedle 1.0...






Create new topic
2254 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 640

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1046082 16-May-2014 09:30
Send private message

I spend a little time in Aussie (and read the papers) and have rellies in the Public Service over there - reasonably high up on the IT side of things.

The wastage over the past decade that I have seen and heard of is astronomical.  Money poured into projects that are eventually abandoned, projects that were promised to be money makers that lose hand over fist, projects badly scoped that fail to get a result despite millions spent.  That seems to be almost normal in Australia, and nobody is accountable.

They have had is pretty sweet with the mining boom for so long that they have got sloppy and wasteful IMHO.




"4 wheels move the body.  2 wheels move the soul."

“Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.” Douglas Adams

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel unveils the 8th Gen Intel Core Processor family for desktop
Posted 25-Sep-2017 19:45


Chow brothers plan to invest NZ$100 million in technology
Posted 24-Sep-2017 16:24


Symantec protects data everywhere with Information Centric Security
Posted 21-Sep-2017 15:33


FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted 18-Sep-2017 13:53


Vodafone announces new plans with bigger data bundles
Posted 15-Sep-2017 10:51


Skinny launches phone with support for te reo Maori
Posted 14-Sep-2017 08:39


If Vodafone dropping mail worries you, you’re doing online wrong
Posted 11-Sep-2017 13:54


Vodafone New Zealand deploy live 400 gigabit system
Posted 11-Sep-2017 11:07


OPPO camera phones now available at PB Tech
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:56


Norton Wi-Fi Privacy — Easy, flawed VPN
Posted 11-Sep-2017 09:48


Lenovo reveals new ThinkPad A Series
Posted 8-Sep-2017 14:37


Huawei passes Apple for the first time to capture the second spot globally
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:45


Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted 8-Sep-2017 10:40


Voyager Internet expand local internet phone services company with Conversant acquisition
Posted 6-Sep-2017 18:27


NOW Expands in to Tauranga
Posted 5-Sep-2017 18:16



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.