19th April 2012
Minister Shimmin MHK responds to the Public Accounts Committee Report on the Information Systems Division
Economic Development Minister John Shimmin MHK has given a preliminary response on behalf of his Department to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on IT projects and support undertaken by the Government’s Information Systems Division (ISD). The report was laid before Tynwald this week with a debate on its recommendations scheduled for the June sitting of Tynwald.
The Minister commented:
"The report, which looks at the wide range of information technology services provided by ISD to all Government Departments at both a strategic and operational level, recognises the positive work carried out by ISD as well as making a number of recommendations and identifying areas for improvement."
"ISD has for many years provided services to Government and has been recognised, during this time, for some of the excellent work it delivers including winning industry awards. At a time when Government needs to be particularly focused on value for money and service delivery it is essential that reviews of this nature are undertaken to ensure effectiveness and productivity of public services, and ISD, like other Government departments, wants to engender a spirit of continuous improvement by listening to feedback and acting on it to improve services delivered."
Mr Shimmin concluded:
"The Department of Economic Development, into which ISD reports, will be carefully reviewing the report to produce a considered public response for the June sitting of Tynwald."