Your say: WA public servants despair over state of IT

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Your say: WA public servants despair over state of IT

[Blog post] IT department refuses to comment.

We expected to be accused of being harsh when giving the West Australian Government just one point out of a possible 12 on our IT maturity index last week.

Harsh, but honest.

Several government insiders have since told us they think that even this score was generous.

WA public servants who participated in our round of feedback agreed wholeheartedly. Tallied up, the West Australian Government was deemed to not exhibit any of the signs of IT maturity we included in our criteria.

Your say: How does WA’s own rating stack up against ours?

The shortcomings are a “fact well known to WA government employees” one respondent told us.

The West Australian Department of Finance, the agency with responsibility for central IT in the state, has declined to comment on either the iTnews findings or the reader feedback.

We hope for the sake of WA Government employees that the department takes responsibility for its performance sooner rather than later.

Keep an eye out as iTnews continues the state government IT discussion all of this week. And if you haven’t downloaded the State of IT report yet, you can find it here.

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Paris Cowan
Paris Cowan joined iTnews in July 2013 after a stint at Intermedium, a news and data analysis firm based exclusively on government IT procurement. At Intermedium, Paris reported on new IT projects underway in state and federal agencies, interviewed public sector CIOs and was subsequently promoted to Online Editor in June 2012. While public sector IT will remain her key focus at iTnews, she has been given a broader remit to cover technology programs across several industries.
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