Government looks for IT solutions

| 19/03/2018
CNS Local Life

CSD employees at the welcome table (L-R) Tia Parrott, Chanel Martinez and Clara Smith

(CNS Local Life): The Computer Services Department (CSD) hosted its first IT Procurement Network Event on Friday, 2 March, bringing together a cross-section of government workers, who are charged with making IT purchasing decisions, with local and international IT solution vendors, with the aim of building better partnerships.

“There are a lot of stakeholders involved in the process of finding IT solutions for government entities, and each one has their own set of concerns and objectives that need to be meet,” said Tia Parrott, CSD support administrator and event coordinator, in a press release. “Because there are so many people involved sometimes the communication isn’t as effective as it could be. That’s really what this event is about. It’s about getting everyone talking with each other so we can better understand our needs so we can the best solutions, for the best value.”

The event began with the heads of CSD and the Central Procurement Office updating the audience on strategic goals for IT and e Government as well as developments in the procurement process. The manager of the Treasury Department’s EPS reporting unit also served as a panellist for an open Q&A session.

Commerce Minister Joseph Hew congratulated CSD for the success of the event. “Hosting this event was a forward-thinking approach on the part of the department and I applaud them for that. It fostered productive dialogue between private sector IT vendors and public sector IT stakeholders, that will lead to solutions that will benefit the people of the Cayman Islands.”

Parrott added she was pleased with the dialogue that was generated. “The discussions that took place helped to bring some clarity to some concerns and issues each stakeholder has faced, and gave us some perspective on how we can improve as well,” she said.

The department plans to host another networking event later this year.


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Category: Civil Service, Information Technology, Technology

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  1. Anonymous says:

    How does one get a government job in Computer services after their rights to work were revoked? Do they hire Young Caymanians?

  2. TrinAl says:

    Hot air and just something “to do”