"SAAS EVALUATION COMMITTEE"

[ Home ] [ KSAS-2088 ] [ Index-Council Letters ] [ Previous Letter ] [ Next Letter ] [ KSAS-Au Sponsorship ] [ Index Gap Issues ] [ Copyright ]

	
THIS IS THE EMAIL THAT LED TO THE UNLAWFULLY SHUT DOWN WITHOUT
ANY NOTICE OF TWO WEBSITES BY THE US INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER 
BRINKSTER COMMUNICATIONS ON TUE 10 MAR 2009:

1	WWW.KSAS-AU.NET "The Kids Safe-at-Sport Network"

2	WWW.SMEEMS.NET "Small and Medium-size Enterprise [SME]
			Electronic Business Servicses [EMS]"


Hi Graeme - would you be prepared to review and chair this report on 
the suitability of Software-as-a-Service [SaaS] for the Shorelink 
Inter-library loan system.

Suitable names that I have proposed to the Committee are:

1	Graeme POULTON - Chair
2	Rev Cliff STRATTON
3	John LINTON
4	Prof Vance GLEDHILL
5	John BRADY
6	Lars SORHUS
7	Guy BLOMBERG

We will also include, as part of the assessment, the North Sydney Vision 
20/20 which had its first meeting on Fri 06 Mar.

The draft submission has been attached for your consideration

If you can review the report rather than attend the meetings it would be 
really appreciated

Regards



Stephen GOULD
Hon Secretary
KIDS SAFE-AT-SPORT [KSAS-Au]

M:  0416-009-468


We have proposed that there is an independent panel of 4/5 CIT professionals
to evaluate the new Software-as-a-Service [Saas] Contract for the Shorelink
inter-library network.

If you are interested in participating on this panel to produce a report for 
the Shorelink Councils by 30 Mar 2009 please email me

A	Your email address

B	Your fee for an 8 hour project over 3 weeks

C	Confirmation that you can attend a 2 hr meeting schedule on the 
	following dates in North Sydney

	1	Fri 13 Mar 14:00-15:00 - project outline
	2	Fri 20 Mar 14:00-16:00 - SIRIS invited  demonstrate s/w 
	3	Fri 27 Mar 14:00-16:00 -  draft report review

Fri 06 Mar 2009					Recipient: 6123Ob12
						REF: AASAC6Q1
                                     		Y/R: CnM T 2009/02/03
TO:	Cr Dom LOPEZ  OA			cc	Shorelink Clrs
	Mayor					F:	{61}(2) 9978-4132
	MOSMAN MUNICIPAL COUNCIL			concerned Rate-payers

	 QUESTION SHORELINK ADVICE NEW SAAS S/W

Dear Mr Mayor

Should Mosman Council accept the advice from North Sydney Council to award 
a contract for a new type of "Communications & Information Technology [CIT]
Service" without going to tender pet the

A	TENDER ADVICE GIVEN TO SHORELINK COUNCILS

We understand from the Shorelink Interlibrary Network minutes in the Mosman
Council Business Papers 03 Feb Feb 2009 that North Sydney Council has been 
given the following advice:

"Shorelink Minutes {Att A}

Item 10 Managed Services

Quotes were received from three telecommunications providers and the current 
provider was able to offer a complete service with significantly increased 
Bandwidth at a very attractive price.

The Company presented two options and the final evaluation of these two 
options is being documented

North Sydney Council has received advice that no tender is required as the 
company is on government contract

The next step is to have each Council signoff on the move to SIRSI Managed 
Services and the revised telecommunications arrangement"

We believe that the advice allegedly given to North Sydney Council about
the government tender procedure is incorrect and are very concerned that 
Mosman Council has accepted that advice without question.

Our opinion is that this advice is incorrect and dangerous and should be 
reviewed by responsible people who have been informed about the broader 
issues involved with this topic.

B	NORTH SYDNEY LIBRARY AS INFORMATION HUB

The North Sydney Community Engagement Strategy [CES] states

"We will develop a Civic Domain as the community focal point of North Sydney.  

It will have a real and virtual town square, where Stanton Library is the 
Information Hub" {Att B}. 

The Stanton Library can become an Information Hub without having to implement 
the SIRIS Managed Service "Software as a Service [SaaS]" Model.

As the 24 Jul 2008 article from Business Week {Att C} states there are 5 myths 
about SaaS including 

	1	It is not cheaper than in-house systems
	2	Your data is not secure
	3	The problems if there are disputes over billing

C	NEXT STEPS

As members of the Mosman Community deeply concerned over Communications and 
Information Technology [CIT] issues it would be morally irresponsible of us 
not to draw your attention as the Mayor to this serious and important issue

Please confirm possibly via a Mayoral Minute that Mosman Council will not s
ignoff on the move to SIRIS Managed Services until a full detailed long term 
cost benefits evaluation has been reviewed by Mosman Councillors

Thank you

Yours sincerely


Peter AXTENS  LLB
Official Agent
SUSTAINABILITY ACTION NETWORK
M: 0416-009-468



Michael CLEAR		Willem RAVESTIJN	Stephen GOULD
SAN-2088 Candidate	SAN-2088 Candidate	SAN-2088 Candidate



RESPONSES ON EMAILS RE COUNCIL ECONOMICS

Some of the responses on Council Economics can be reviewed on
"Residents' Issues of Concern"

The Background to the 3 Mosman Candidates from the "Sustainability 
Action Network [SAN]" can be reviewed on here

AUSTRALIAN SPAM ACT 2003

The Australian Spam Act 2003 was reviewed in detail at the OIC
seminar on 26 May 2005

The Australian Spam Act 2003 refers to Spam as "unsolicited
commercial emails".   

Emails in the Public Interest such as this email are not classified 
as "unsolicited commercial emails" hence do not require an 
unsubscribe  option.

None of the email addresses were purchased and were collected 
according to the proper processes outlined in the Australian Spam 
Act 2003.
[ Home ] [ KSAS-2088 ] [ Index-Council Letters ] [ Previous Letter ] [ Next Letter ] [ KSAS-Au Sponsorship ] [ Index Gap Issues ] [ Copyright ]

























Revised: S: 13:57 Sat 2004/10/23 Syd 2065
F: 14:17 Sat 2004/10/23 Syd 2065
Who: aer
Authorised: sgg
Created: 11:00 Sat 2004/10/23 Syd 2065
By: kmb
Revision: 3a4h1.002
Original Page: 3a4h
Change date:
Who:
Authorised: