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.