QRA develops disaster planning tool for councils

07 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Queensland Reconstruction Authority has developed an app for councils to improve their disaster planning by identifying the most likely sites at risk.

Australia sends virtual conference gear to Pacific Islands

07 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

More than 30 Microsoft Surface Hub virtual conferencing systems are being sent to partner security agencies in Pacific Island nations.

Cessnock Council goes live with NSW e-planning portal

03 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cessnock City Council has become the first council in NSW to achieve API-based integration with the state's new Planning Portal.

Trove portal receives additional $8m funding

01 July, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The funding will build on four years of modernisation and digitisation work, totalling $16m, to make it more accessible and user-friendly.

Airservices Australia extends contract with Rimini Street

01 July, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling | Supplied by: Rimini Street Australia Pty Limited

Airservices Australia has engaged Rimini Street to continue to provide support for its mission-critical SAP-based air trafffic services platform.

Foundational Four to help agencies deal with data

30 June, 2020

The Office of the National Data Commissioner has released guidance on how to improve agencies' data practices and address technical and cultural challenges.

3 in 4 US states plan to implement chatbots

26 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Nearly three in four US state governments have already deployed or are going to employ chatbots to assist with answering questions from residents.

Aussies would share data with govt for better service

19 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

More than three-quarters (76%) of Australians are willing to share personal data with government in exchange for better services, an Accenture survey suggests.

AI is the future for data in government and education

19 June, 2020 by Matt Goss, SAP Concur | Supplied by: SAP Concur Technologies ( Australia) Pty Ltd

From automating expense policies and projecting budgets to analysing large-scale datasets, AI and machine learning are gaining momentum.

DTA establishes WofG architecture taskforce

16 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency has established a new taskforce to lead the project to develop a whole-of-government architecture framework.

Five principles to guide IT cost reduction

03 June, 2020 by Marcus D’Castro, ASG Group | Supplied by: ASG Group

Software asset management can save government agencies millions of dollars and dramatically decrease risk.

NSW Police gets mixed report card in tech upgrade audit

03 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The NSW Auditor General's report into the NSW Police Force's management of the $100m 'Policing for Tomorrow' fund identified a number of shortcomings.

Local councils shine in smart city awards

03 June, 2020 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A number of councils from Australia and New Zealand have been recognised in this year's IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards.

COVID-19's impact on tech optimisation and modernisation

01 June, 2020 by Neville Cannon* | Supplied by: Gartner Australasia Pty Ltd

Governments will struggle to complete tech optimisation or modernising plans if they're not directly relevant to supporting COVID-19 responses.

App provides tailored COVID-19 data for NZ health workers

28 May, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

The Āwhina app will notify health workers when new or updated content is available to them.

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