Sun 28 Jan 2007 - RESPONSE FROM AIIA ON AS4590 POLICY Please submit your comments by 17:00 Fri 02 Feb 2007 to Stephen GOULD
Subject: RE: AIIA Policy on single address AS4590 ? Date sent: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 22:48:13 +1100 From: "james mcadam"
To: Stephen, Thanks for your email. I apologise if I wasn't clear in my previous communication. AIIA does not have the resources to further research and explore this issue and therefore we do not intend to have a public position on this issue. I trust this clarifies the matter. Regards, James McAdam General Manager Strategy & Policy Services > AIIA assists the ICT industry to meet its business objectives, > locally and globally in corporate and government markets. > > Together, we set the strategic direction of our industry. > > We influence public policy, engage industry stakeholders and provide > our members with business productivity tools, advisory services and > market intelligence to accelerate their business growth. > -----Original Message----- From: Stephen GOULD [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, 24 January 2007 11:11 PM To: AIIA-2007-Board Directors; Australian Federal & State Politicians Cc: For the Mayor & General Manager; Australian Media Subject: AIIA Policy on single address AS4590 ? 17:03 Tue 23 Jan 2007 REF:A9AACAC1 Y/R: AS4590 TO: James McADAM cc Federal & State MPs General Manager Local Government Strategy & Policy Services eConsultants Dear James - thank you for your very rapid response to the emails sent to the AIIA Directors yesterday on the AS4590 issue and Local Government eCommerce applications. The key issue is what is the AIIA Policy on a single address for ASA 4590 ? A Single Address for AS4590 B Why Topology for Councils has to be reviewed C Next Steps A SINGLE ADDRESS FOR AS4590 It is understood that that AIIA as the Australian Information Industry Peak Body may have limited resources to support the proposal for Local Government software house education on AS 4590. AIIA Board Members and AIIA members may be prepared to fund the awareness/education of a single address AS4590 standard for Local Government software developers rather than the AIIA However the key issue is whether AIIA will support a Policy of a single Complex address in AS 4590 rather than the two address formats that exist at the moment Three of the AIIA Directors namely IBM, Microsoft and Intel as well as the AIIA itself are stake-holders in the Australian Wheat Board (AWB) BizDex Consortium that has won the contract for the 32 Council EasyBiz Network in Victoria. That project can only be successful if there is a single address format within AS 4590 which will greatly reduce the complexity and on-going cost of the implementation. The issue is critical for the Project in Victoria as this response from the EasyBiz Project Manager indicates the importance of clear instructions for eCommerce Standards B REVIEW TOPOLOGY FOR E-COMMERCE NETWORKS In addition, our submission to the Minister Senator COONAN provided evidence why the current Topology can never work for the technical reasons involved with electronic Life Cycle processing. These reasons have rendered eCommerce projects in the US and Australia as Public Disgraces eg 1 the US Transport projects 2 Sydney Port Community In 1991 I was involved with Austrade in London with the Eurofighter project and the European Aerospace Association [AECMA] This project used the AECMA Functional Framework Collaborative Programme Environment The Eurofighter project was an aircraft being build in 4 different Countries with different language and time zone problems In 1992 Steve GILLMORE and I were working with a software house in Salford University called 3S on the Eurofighter project when they received a number of emails on the problems with Reference Numbers for EDI In 2001 the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business [DEWRSB] commission OIC members to conduct a series of surveys with 172 NSW Local Government Agencies on XML and the use of eCommerce for Local Government. Hence our report included a Topology for Local Government http://www.oic.org/cpl/lgovnet1.jpg This Topology complies with the European Community Legal Workgroup preference for Electronic Notaries rather than USA preference for Store and Forward Value Added Service Networks [VANS] C NEXT STEPS 1 Policy Issue The Policy issue with AS4590 is the key area where AIIA can lead the Industry by example. Hence the AIIA speedy Policy announcement on that issue is far more important than the resources particularly with the Victorian Local Government EasyBiz project ref the response from the SKM Project Manager 2 Topology Issue I would be more than willing to come to the AIIA to explain why the Topology for Local Government has to be changed to enable Councils to meet their Economic Development Strategies I look forward to your response Regards Stephen GOULD Chair XML & eCommerce Special Interest Group OPEN INTERCHANGE CONSORTIUM 17:44 T 2007/01/23 Syd 2065 E: email@example.com M: 0416-009-468 W: Local Government & XML Special Interest Group On 23 Jan 07, at 15:13, james mcadam wrote: > Dear Stephen, > > Further to our telephone conversation today, this is to confirm that > AIIA has looked into this issue and unfortunately, given our limited > resources, we are not in a position to offer our support at this time. > > Regards, > > James McAdam > General Manager > Strategy & Policy Services > > AIIA - Leading the ICT Business Community > Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) > > Ph: +61 2 6281 9408 Fx: +61 2 6285 1408 > > 10-12 Campion Street, Deakin ACT 2605 > www.aiia.com.au > > ABN: 19 008 568 036 > > AIIA assists the ICT industry to meet its business objectives, > locally and globally in corporate and government markets. > > Together, we set the strategic direction of our industry. > > We influence public policy, engage industry stakeholders and provide > our members with business productivity tools, advisory services and > market intelligence to accelerate their business growth. >