Joomla, a Queensland Success Story: But who knows?

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A talk by Paul Russell, Director, Enabling Technologies DEEDI, Qld Government at the Brisbane Joomla Day 2nd May 2009

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Joomla, a Queensland Success Story: But who knows?

  1. 1. Joomla – a Queensland success story But … who knows about it ? Paul Russell Director – Enabling Technologies, Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation
  2. 2. ICT in Queensland <ul><li>ICT industry has evolved into one of Queensland’s core industries </li></ul><ul><li>Over 5,600 firms employing over 70,000 skilled workers (+ over 2,000 non employing businesses) </li></ul><ul><li>96% of firms are SMEs, mainly micro, and SEQ based </li></ul><ul><li>Employment has grown at ave annual rate of 10.8% since 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Industry revenues over $23B with exports $1.15B </li></ul><ul><li>Approx 4,000 ICT graduates in Qld each year </li></ul>
  3. 3. ICT the great Enabler <ul><li>ICT and broadband is the ‘electricity grid’ of our times </li></ul><ul><li>ICT is truly transformational in its nature and impact – many of the revolutionary products and business models of recent years are the result of ICT innovation </li></ul><ul><li>BUT – ICT is ubiquitous! </li></ul><ul><li>What would we do without access to ICT? </li></ul><ul><li>Most senior executives don’t understand IT but expect it to deliver productivity gains and competitive advantages for their organisations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mainstreaming ICT <ul><li>ICT should be one of the core competencies of any progressive and dynamic organisation – but where is the ICT function located? </li></ul><ul><li>A great majority of our senior managers, company directors and politicians have not had much ICT education - what IT is and what IT offers? </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising is a major challenge! </li></ul><ul><li>Education system is critical to our future </li></ul><ul><li>Also demonstrating value to non-ICT industries, including Government </li></ul>
  5. 5. New ICT ID Strategy <ul><li>Smart ICT – Taking IT to the world strategy 2004-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on helping local ICT firms with their business development, business skills, exporting, partnering with MNCs and accessing QG </li></ul><ul><li>New ICT strategy – being finalised by IIB </li></ul><ul><li>Linked to Premier’s Towards Q2 – Tomorrow’s Qld </li></ul><ul><li>Major theme – Making the Connections – building stronger links between the ICT sectors and other priority sectors in Qld </li></ul>
  6. 6. How can OSS fit into new ICT Strategy? <ul><li>OSS and SaaS are two emerging trends we wish to progress under new strategy – but how? </li></ul><ul><li>OSS offers a key platform for innovation and productivity in Australian organisations BUT… </li></ul><ul><li>OSS has a number of negative ‘perceptions’ to overcome </li></ul><ul><li>OSS ‘sector’ is extremely diverse and difficult to locate </li></ul><ul><li>IIB commissioned Longhaus to gain better insight into OSS </li></ul>
  7. 7. Longhaus Report <ul><li>Following slides are a summary of the report </li></ul>
  8. 15. Where to with Joomla ? <ul><li>“ Joomla is FOSS platform for CMS” ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Why should government and commercial sectors take an interest in Joomla? </li></ul><ul><li>What features and benefits does it offer these diverse organisations? </li></ul><ul><li>Who stands behind Joomla? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can we find more information and expertise to implement (internally)? </li></ul><ul><li>How long has it been around (track record)? </li></ul>
  9. 16. How can Joomla community engage with Qld Govt? <ul><li>QGCIO </li></ul><ul><ul><li>– Information Standard for OSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Possible seminar? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IIB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building Productivity Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT Factor workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cluster? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Ideas??? </li></ul></ul>

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