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Govt seeks advice on gateways

The Federal Government is asking industry for its opinions on its multitude of internet gateways this week.
Written by Suzanne Tindal, Contributor on

The Federal Government is asking industry for its opinions on its multitude of internet gateways this week.

The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) is conducting a review of its internet gateways with an eye to reducing the number to the absolute minimum required for reliability and efficiency to improve cost effectiveness. It wants industry to talk about the issues with the current gateway setup and has organised a briefing on Friday this week.

The study, set for completion in 2010, was not part of a tender process and the briefing would not have anything to do with the procurement of internet gateways, according to a spokesperson for AGIMO. Implementation would commence from 2011.

One of the outcomes of the study would be to confirm the number of gateways which actually exist, estimated at over one hundred. AGIMO had not engaged an external consultant to complete the study which was being conducted in house, the spokesperson said.

The briefing was expected to attract around 50 industry representatives.

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