The Future As Seen By Me In 2010

Well looky here, things one has scanned in eh. (ignore the photo, that's some guy that made some accounting software, not sure what became of him ;) MIKE RIVERSDALE is fuming. The expensive headphones he bought in Sydney three weeks ago have just died. His first reaction is not to randomly spill expletives into his coffee, but to use his iPhone to vent his frustration to his Twitter con- tacts, under the moniker Miramar Mike. "I will also put, 'What should I do?' It's a conversation. I'm reaching out to the people following me." The council predicts hand-held digital devices such as smartphones will rule the world in 2040. They already rule the life of Mr Riversdale, whose company WaveAdept helps businesses adapt - their computing sys- tems to allow staff to work from anywhere - and with anyone. In order of fre- equency, he uses his iPhone to tweet (1136 followers; 8363 tweets since joining), e-mail, make phone calls and use online services, such as checki

NZ Government Discussing Its "Cloud Computing" Guidelines

A document (set of pages) that I will be reading and commenting upon v soon - and if you're in the SaaS/"cloud computing" business in any way shape or form I'd suggest you do the same.

Government Use of Offshore Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Service Providers

Interim Guidance

The State Services Commission has released draft guidance for government agencies looking at using offshore ICT providers.

The guidance is intended to help agencies take a professional approach to considering offshore as an option to improve service delivery.

The documents here are draft guidance and we welcome any feedback or suggestions for improvement.

Thanks to the SSC blog, In Development, for the link

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