Security to be top reason govt agencies move to cloud

22 January, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

BT secures cloud services contracts with EU

13 January, 2016 | Supplied by: BT

BT has secured new contracts worth over €24 million to create one of the largest government clouds in Europe.

AEC to host public websites on AWS

16 December, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Counting the cost of cloud

14 December, 2015 by Ian Raper, Regional VP, Riverbed A/NZ | Supplied by: Riverbed Technology Australia Pty Ltd

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 SA moves online learning system to Azure

26 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

More state agencies adopt MS cloud suites

18 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Western Australia's Department of Sport and Recreation and NSW's Office of Environment and Heritage have completed migrations to Microsoft cloud services.

Government takes counting sheep to the next level

29 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The federal government has committed $490,000 towards an R&D project to apply cloud and big data technologies to sheep data management systems.

NSW enters major cloud agreement with Microsoft

23 October, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW government has entered a major deal to allow all departments to access Microsoft cloud services including Office 365 and Skype.

Data centres look to cloud transformation as expansion cools

07 October, 2015 by David Braue

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 One Cloud video, One Cloud Microsoft and One Cloud Cisco

07 October, 2015 | Supplied by: BT Australasia Pty Ltd

BT has announced three cloud-based solutions that enable users to easily integrate collaboration tools and services from disparate technology platforms and different vendors.

Datacom takes over ICT support services for Health

21 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Federal Cloud Services Panel breaks the 100 mark

14 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Telstra, Dimension Data invest to enable government cloud adoption

26 November, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

New cloud capabilities from Telstra and Dimension Data will support government agencies' 'cloud first' policy for adopting cloud services.

Revised federal policy mandates government cloud use

10 October, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

Newly revised procurement guidelines require government agencies to prioritise the use of cloud services when updating existing or procuring new ICT systems

Building the Australian cloud: A GTR roundtable [4/4]

19 September, 2014 by GovTechReview Staff

This final part of the GTR cloud roundtable finishes the discussion about the prospects for building an all Australian cloud that satisfies domestic demand.

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