What information is there?

Through the ICT profiling program, QGCIO collects, analyses and leverages a broad range of Queensland Government ICT data for numerous insight and strategic objectives. For the 2016/2017 reporting year, this ICT profiling program includes the collection of high-value information assets and services that support priority service delivery domains for Government. In the future this collection will be expanded to include all Queensland Government information assets.

The 2016/2017 ICT resources profiling activity is currently underway across agencies and collection is due to be finalised by 30 September 2017. Once collated and analysed, a catalogue of high-value information assets reported through this process will be published on the QGCIO website.

A list of Information Assets collected by the ICT profiling activity in 2014/2015 reporting year can be found here (Qld Gov employees only).

The information asset collection process includes the important step of asset value determination. The model adopted by QGCIO is derived from Gartner's approach to measuring value of information assets (“Why and How to Measure the Value of Your Information Assets”, Gartner 2016) and incorporates the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Data Task-force's approach of making Gartner's valuation models more relevant to the public sector (Data Sharing Frameworks, pg 23, ACS Data Taskforce 2017). QGCIO selected a subset of the proposed value models and decided to target four dimensions of information value - business, policy, economic and research.

Business value

how good and relevant is this data for existing business purposes?

Considers the fit-for-purpose characteristics of an information asset for progressing or achieving business priorities. Links data quality with the identification and exploitation of business opportunities to deliver services that satisfy (both internal and external) stakeholder needs.

Policy value

how does this data affect key policy drivers?

Looks at the realised (or estimated) impact of an information asset on government change instruments. This may relate to contributions to the structure and administration of government, budget allocations, public policy development, conformance with regulation and standards, or other socio-legal obligations.

Economic value

how would existing industries be stimulated by this data?

Considers the impact on Queensland’s Gross state product (GSP). This may be associated with developing existing, new or emerging industries, job creation or improving fiscal outcomes resulting from increased revenue or decreased costs.

Research value

what research areas would be stimulated by release of this data?

Looks at the potential or actual financial value in contributing to the identification of societal analytical insights and innovative services (e.g. new/modified services delivered by non-government organisations), stimulate data sharing, promote scientific development, and advancement of knowledge.

Last Reviewed: 27 October 2017



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