Citizens poorly informed of smart city initiatives

07 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A survey of citizens in 20 APAC cities including Melbourne found that while citizens can see the potential benefits of smart city initiatives, nearly half believe that current projects are not useful to them.

Victoria Police rolling out integrated intel system

07 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SAS Institute Australia will implement a software system designed to connect Victoria Police's databases, allowing for the creation of integrated crime investigation and prevention intelligence.

DTA making progress with Performance Dashboard

03 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency has become the first agency to publish its cost per transaction on the agency's Performance Dashboard, the new tool for monitoring government digital service efficiency.

Govt seeks smart cities tips from Netherlands, UK

31 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor will visit the Netherlands and UK to help bring smart city approaches developed in the two nations to Australia.

SCAANZ calls for smart cities incubator

30 January, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Australasia's peak smart cities body has called on the federal government to set up a leadership incubator and project exchange.

Queensland to launch new ICT strategy

30 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Queensland Government will this year release a new ICT strategy aimed at helping the government maximise the benefits of digital technology and making it easier for local start-ups to do business with government.

Connecting NZ's government and industry

30 January, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

The second annual NZTech Advance Government and Technology Summit will help New Zealand become a stronger digital nation, said NZTech's Graeme Muller.

UK's Digital Marketplace now lists over 3300 suppliers

24 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's Digital Marketplace, the procurement portal that forms the basis for the Australian version, is now open to over 36,000 organisations.

DTA to work more closely with UK

16 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's Digital Marketplace team, developer of the source code used by the DTA for the Australian version, has started using Australian-developed features.

Adelaide issues Ten Gigabit invitation

11 January, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Adelaide City Council has issued a worldwide invitation calling for expressions of interest to build and operate its Ten Gigabit City broadband infrastructure.

Townsville Council hands Optus a $20m contract

16 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Townsville City Council has signed a broad-reaching $20 million ICT services contract with Optus to help improve the council's digital citizen engagement as well as its communications and IT capabilities.

#CensusFail shows need for PS culture change

13 December, 2016 by Kevin Noonan, Lead Analyst, Government, Ovum | Supplied by: Ovum Pty Ltd

The Census failure goes beyond technology and policy, and has reduced the public's confidence in a once-trusted fundamental government service.

Vic trials street lamps for air quality monitoring

07 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The EPA and CitiPower are jointly conducting tests of new air quality monitoring sensors installed on street lamps on a busy bridge.

ATO adopts Nuance virtual assistant

06 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ATO is using Nuance Communications' Nina virtual assistant technology to power its own virtual assistant, Alex, which it is using to provide intelligent answers to customer queries.

DTA Chief Digital Officer Paul Shetler resigns

30 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The inaugural CEO of the former Digital Transformation Office and current CDO of the rebranded Digital Transformation Agency has tendered his resignation.

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