Business objectivesThe Government Technology group aims to ensure that the Victorian Government has the right information management and technology in place to best support its functions efficiently and effectively.
By managing our information and communications technology (ICT) efficiently more public funds can be directed to frontline services for Victorian communities.
Initiatives and strategy
ICT enterprise architectureEnterprise architecture (EA) documentation is a blueprint showing the current and target states of a business. EA can identify new initiatives to improve business performance, and evaluate proposals for changes to the business and its ICT systems.
The Government Technology group is facilitating and supporting departments across government in the development of their own EA, and the formation of a whole of Victorian Government view in those areas where consolidation helps realise benefits and efficiency for government. This process also produces frameworks, policies and standards.
Information securityInformation security is concentrated on maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of information under the government’s control, protecting it from accidental or malicious use, abuse, modification or release.
The Government Technology group provides a central point of contact for the whole of Victorian Government for the management of information security policy, standards, alerts and incident reporting. Central coordination improves the cohesion, strength and efficiency of security.
Information managementGovernment is largely a knowledge-based industry. The quality and availability of information impacts directly on the quality of decision-making and services government delivers.
The Government Technology group is facilitating a whole of Victorian Government program of work focussing on improved information sharing internally in government. This program aims to reduce costs and improve service delivery and business intelligence across government.
Policies, standards and guidelinesIn order to realise the benefits of a consolidated approach, and reduce risk across government, The Government Technology group manages a range of ICT policies, standards and guidelines in the areas of: