IT often promises the government much with the big pull being productivity gains and cost savings, but does the governmentthink about IT in the terms of something that will cure its ills or something which could backfire and give it process diarrhea for a decade?
Keeping track of the cheques and (bank) balances in government IT is a big job -- fortunately, when we asked Suzanne Tindal if she could take up the challenge, she said "Yes I Can."
Suzanne Tindal cut her teeth at ZDNet.com.au as the site's telecommunications reporter, a role that saw her break some of the biggest stories associated with the National Broadband Network process. She then turned her attention to all matters in government and corporate ICT circles. Now she's taking on the whole gamut as news editor for the site.
Do the boards of IT companies deliberate extra carefully before making a deal with government for fear of having their name pulled through the dirt when they stuff up?