Gartner expects that by 2018, security considerations will outweigh cost savings and agility as the primary factor motivating government agencies to adopt the public cloud.
The AEC has contracted SMS Management & Technology to deliver AWS implementation for its public websites, in order to help the commission support major traffic spikes during election periods.
There are three critical aspects to ensuring the federal government's 'cloud first' policy adoption does not see productivity being sacrificed for cost savings: visibility, optimisation and control.
TAFE South Australia has worked with Microsoft to migrate its implementation of the Moodle online learning system to the Azure cloud to address high demand and stave off outages.
Western Australia's Department of Sport and Recreation and NSW's Office of Environment and Heritage have completed migrations to Microsoft cloud services.
The federal government has committed $490,000 towards an R&D project to apply cloud and big data technologies to sheep data management systems.
The NSW government has entered a major deal to allow all departments to access Microsoft cloud services including Office 365 and Skype.
Increasing adoption of data centre as a service and specialised offerings such as cloud-based contact centres will drive growth in data centre sourcing even as investment in the local data centre sector cools in coming years, according to market watchers.
BT has announced three cloud-based solutions that enable users to easily integrate collaboration tools and services from disparate technology platforms and different vendors.
New Zealand's Datacom has taken responsibility for all ICT infrastructure and support services for the Australian Department of Health as part of its $242 million managed services contract.
The Department of Finance now has over 100 suppliers listed on its Cloud Services Panel, making it the largest whole-of-government ICT panel that the department has ever established.
New cloud capabilities from Telstra and Dimension Data will support government agencies' 'cloud first' policy for adopting cloud services.
Newly revised procurement guidelines require government agencies to prioritise the use of cloud services when updating existing or procuring new ICT systems
This final part of the GTR cloud roundtable finishes the discussion about the prospects for building an all Australian cloud that satisfies domestic demand.