The IT contracting and recruitment industries, as well IT vendors,already reeling from the economic downturn, have been dealt a devastating body blow by the Federal Government's decision to implement in full the recommendations of the recent Gershon Review. Contractor numbers will shrink by half and Government ICT spending will be slashed by more than half a billion over the next three years.

Published in Government Tech Policy
The anticipated independent review of the Australian Government's use of ICT by Sir Peter Gershon has been released and it spells bad news for vendors, recruiters and technology contractors but good news for permanent ICT staff. The report recommends $540 million in ICT spending cuts and slashing the number of ICT contractors by 50% in the first two years alone, while implementing a framework and skills training for more permanents.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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