Cloud

‘Cloud first’ federal government procurement policy launched

30 May, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Australia's federal government has launched a national Cloud Computing Strategy that mandates a preference for cloud services in procurement of ICT services


Microsoft brings Azure cloud to Australia

22 May, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Government organisations have a significant new option for cloud-computing services after Microsoft announced it would bring its Windows Azure to Australia.


Misperceptions wrongly keeping government CIOs from cloud computing: Ovum

09 May, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Government CIOs give too much weight to cloud computing's perceived risks and too little to its benefits and manageable risks, an Ovum analyst has warned.


Despite cloud hype, most CIOs still doing IT inhouse

17 April, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Actual adoption of cloud services remains low despite the media attention and hype they get, Ovum CIO survey has found – although that may soon change.


Bunbury’s private cloud push presages regional hosting role

05 April, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

After virtualising servers and desktops in a new data centre, WA's City of Bunbury is weighing opportunities to become a cloud provider to its neighbours.


Netsuite takes cloud skills to uni as ICT salaries stagnate

08 February, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

ICT employees are working harder, often for small or no pay rises. Demand may shift towards cloud and other uni training that better equips ICT graduates.


Oracle targets cloud sovereignty concerns with Australian data centre

23 January, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Oracle has established an Australian data centre to tap into growing demand for cloud-computing solutions that preserve sovereignty by keeping data onshore.


Slow-and-steady approach will help stretched agencies go cloud: Ovum

16 January, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Government organisations want to embrace cloud but are struggling to develop the ICT capabilities to make it happen, Ovum says, advocating slow and steady.


Think short-term benefit for long-term cloud

14 January, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Companies considering cloud computing must develop short-term business goals that dovetail with long-term cloud strategies to ensure business buy-in.


Weigh internal cloud readiness before jumping: VMware

12 January, 2013 by GovTechReview Staff

Government organisations considering a move to cloud computing must ensure their internal organisations are agile enough to capitalise on the new paradigm.


Clear message essential for cloud transition: Nikoletatos

20 December, 2012 by GovTechReview Staff

Organisations moving towards a cloud-computing infrastructure must ensure they have clear buy-in from business stakeholders that may not be ready to learn.


Cloud efficiencies will drive government's cost-cutting goals: IDC

20 December, 2012 by GovTechReview Staff

Government ICT spend will grow slowly through 2015, but net increase masks productivity benefits of cloud, mobility, big data, and social-media spending.


Efficiency pressures hasten government cloud reckoning: Telstra

17 December, 2012 by GovTechReview Staff

The push towards cloud computing will drive government bodies to embrace the model, Telstra's head of enterprise and government business has predicted.


Infor courts councils with cloud-hosted public sector suite

13 December, 2012 by GovTechReview Staff

Infor has released a cloud-hosted, software-as-a-service (SaaS) version of its public sector applications suite in order to woo cost-conscious councils.


Telstra boosts local cloud commitment with four new data centres

04 December, 2012 by GovTechReview Staff

Telstra will add four new data centres to its network in order to better address government and large enterprise concerns over the sovereignty of cloud data


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