Tag Archives: David Bremstaller

A Home with a View using Integrated Data

Thursday October 28th, 2010

With housing affordability increasingly out of reach for Australian “working families”, I am surprised a strategy and solution has not been devised to use information to give people a home with a long-term view. This could be achieved through creating an integrated view of relevant data to help make decisions on the home front.  … Read More »

Election Analysis: Moving Forward or Back to the Future?

Friday August 27th, 2010

The Australian Federal Government election has delivered an uncertain result that was always certain to eventuate. By taking an active analytics approach, either party could have changed the election outcome, and they would have been able to do it without a time machine. I will explain how by taking our focus back to the future… Read More »

Government Caretaker Periods – A MasterChef’s Information Feast

Friday July 9th, 2010

With the recent change of Australian Prime Minister from Kevin Rudd to Julia Gillard and the immediacy of an election, Federal Government agencies will most likely go into what is a “Care-Taker Period”. This period is often much maligned with vendors, contractors and private industry in general seeing this as a famine and hiatus from… Read More »

Sign this contract here: its all free…Or is it?

Tuesday February 23rd, 2010

In previous years, Federal Government agencies have been given riding instructions to get the cheapest, “all you can eat” licensing bundles that provide economies of scale and cheap costs per unit. The world has changed, however. Where once the salesman who asked you if you wanted to buy a watch and get some free steak-knives… Read More »

Disasters by Damage Control or Risk Management?

Wednesday January 20th, 2010

Watching the news grabs and reading about the Haiti disaster highlights to me the vast, tragic human cost of such disasters and leaves me asking the question what could have been done better?   The importance of preparing, planning and acting to minimise the human cost of such events is important, however it does cost… Read More »

Does The Australian Public Service (APS) Need a modern-day Great Library?

Friday December 11th, 2009

According to the Canberra Times Newspaper, 40 percent of Government Leaders in Senior Executive Service (SES) and 30 percent of Executive Level (EL) positions will be eligible to retire during the next 5 years. With such a massive exodus of key strategic minds and thinkers, the Australian Federal Public Service is due to take some… Read More »

Government IT Savings Success – Time to Open the Piggy Bank…Carefully

Monday November 16th, 2009

Australia’s Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner recently heralded the Gershon Review and resultant reforms by Federal Government as a success. A review into the efficiency and effectiveness of IT, Gershon recommended cost reductions, program management rigor and the use of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) products amongst other significant cultural and operational changes. Minister Tanner has… Read More »