Written answers

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Information and Communications Technology Issues

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Independent)
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433. To ask the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources if he is preparing the Department to adapt to and make maximum use of next generation technologies in information and communications to better enhance its internal functioning and interaction with the citizen; if he intends to conduct a risk analysis in respect of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36101/13]

Photo of Pat RabbittePat Rabbitte (Minister, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources; Dublin South West, Labour)
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My Department has in place its ICT Statement of Strategy Report 2013 - 2016, which is aligned with the eGovernment element of the Reform Agenda, in which the potential adaptation of next generation technologies are highlighted to meet strategic objectives. These technologies, which include Cloud, HTML.5, Social Media, IPv6 and Big DATA, will be evaluated in line with future developments of the Department's IT systems both in its interaction with the citizen and the internal functioning of this Department. With the introduction of all new technologies a full cost and risk analysis is carried out.

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