A recent report by Site Selection magazine in cooperation with IBM Global Business Services shared their research findings on the most competitive cities, including a chapter on shared services. See the full report “The world’s most competitive cities” Continue reading
2014 will provide considerable opportunity for government bodies to move on from the hype and capitalise on the proliferation of mobile devices in the workplace. A solid and secure enterprise mobility strategy for the back office sings to all the needs of the embattled public sector organisation seeking to reduce overheads but maintain services. This is especially true for organisations that have a large field force such as the emergency services or municipal government. The options for improved efficiency using mobile devices are impressive, from transforming health, well-being and care services delivered to the community in the field, , to police forces being rostered more effectively, to providing health and safety buffers as lone workers are tracked. Continue reading
‘Earlier on this week I attended the FutureGov summit in Canberra, an event which brings together senior public servants from Australia, to collaborate on the latest ICT developments impacting government service delivery.
Open Data is a hot topic at the moment, with surveys and articles ranging from the best place to set up a Data Centre (which is the US, if you were wondering), analysis of the Shakespeare Review, and myriad questions about the benefits of data transparency.
But what’s the reality of this for the healthcare industry, one that would surely benefit from data sharing?
Are shared services the answer?
The Australian council system is an unusual one. In New South Wales they have 152 councils, and although it’s a big state, in comparison with the way things are run in Europe, the ratio of councils to people seems far too exaggerated. Especially, when there is such a disparity between council sizes. The smallest only has a population of 1251, which means that the level of support and services will far outstrip that of one of the larger councils, where resources sometimes have to provide for over three hundred thousand people.