IT vendors team up to address Gershon findings

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IT vendors team up to address Gershon findings

Compuware and Fujitsu claim they can help federal government agencies address the Gershon Report requirements of cutting contractor numbers and reducing IT budgets – by selling them more software and services.

The two firms have created a Gershon quick start service, which is said to include a set of packaged services, default reports and preconfigured software aimed at quickly delivering key auditable capabilities to address the Report's recommendations, the companies said in a statement.

The software includes Compuware’s Changepoint, an IT portfolio management solution. It can be purchased outright or leased on a fully-hosted SaaS model.

Fujitsu Consulting will also provide a series of fixed-cost consulting engagements ‘designed to assist agencies in understanding their present level of ICT capability and effectiveness, the target level required and a gap analysis’.

"Under the Gershon recommendations this is an essential process," said Wade Buscombe, client executive at Fujitsu Australia.

"Knowing where you are, where you need to be, and how you are going to get there is fundamental.

"Without a baseline on existing capabilities, a strategy, and an integrated program of activities for capability improvement, agencies are putting at risk their day-to-day operations and their participation in major ICT projects and new policy proposals."

Compuware claimed ‘a number’ of agencies had shown interest in the service following a seminar in Canberra last week.

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