Obsolescence of Frontline ICT: Police and Schools - Report
Victorian Auditor-General's Office, 20 June 2012. "Frontline information and communications technology (ICT) includes the hardware, software and supporting network infrastructure used to help public sector agencies deliver services.
ICT can quickly become obsolete due to the high tempo of innovation and subsequent refresh rate of technology assets. Inadequate management of obsolescence of ICT assets could lead to poor or degraded service delivery.
The audit objective was to assess whether obsolescence of ICT equipment and software is managed effectively and efficiently in the public sector..."
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Last updated: 20 June 2012
Laptop numbers in Victorian schools to go backwards, says Auditor General
by Paris Cowan, Intermedium, Wednesday 20 June 2012. "The Victorian Auditor General anticipates that in just a few years time Victorian high school students will find themselves worse off in terms of computer access due to the absence of any plans to address the looming obsolescence of more than 100,000 student laptops.
Under the National Secondary Schools Computer Fund (NSSCF) the Commonwealth has funded the delivery of laptops into schools across Australia, aiming to have provided one device for each student in years 9 to 12 by 31 December 2011. So far, 83,155 of these computers have been delivered into Victorian schools, with another 34,000 still to come..."
Vic lacks plans for dated student laptops
By Josh Taylor, ZDNet Australia, June 20, 2012. "A Victorian Auditor-General's report has warned that laptops in Victorian schools are at risk of failure, due to a lack of a proper refresh program to replace obsolete IT.
The report which was released today, said that the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) had, as part of the joint State and Federal Government National Secondary School Computer fund (NSSCF), delivered 83,000 laptops to students across the state by the end of 2011, with another 34,000 that was set to be delivered by January 2012..."