Digital transformation — more than serving citizens

23 May, 2016 by David Braue

Before governments decide on how to progress with digital transformation efforts, it's vital that they go back to basics and figure out what 'digital' means to them.

Forecasting demand improves health delivery

23 May, 2016 | Supplied by: SAS

WA Health needed accurate forecasts of hospital demand for planning and resource allocation, as well as to underpin strategic planning for the state.

Victoria to establish new data agency

16 May, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Victorian Government has unveiled a new Information Technology Strategy incorporating initiatives such as the establishment of a data agency to improve data sharing across government.

Info sharing concept that's worth bottling

16 May, 2016 | Supplied by: Objective Corporation

The National Blood Authority has implemented a collaboration platform that is secure, locally hosted and, most importantly, ensures complete auditability and traceability of information.

The pragmatics of technology convergence

09 May, 2016 by Kevin Noonan, Research Director, Public Sector Technology, Ovum

Henry Ford, who sought common solutions to common problems, would be appalled at the traditional approach to ICT system development.

IT infrastructure challenges for government

02 May, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

We ask our panel of experts to give their views on where and when governments should outsource infrastructure solutions, and when they should remain in-house.

Sky not the limit for satellite services

25 April, 2016 by David Braue

Local councils have been the most proactive in brainstorming the potential uses for nbn's Sky Muster satellite services.

Government releases $230m cybersecurity strategy

21 April, 2016

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has officially launched the government's national cybersecurity strategy, including 33 cybersecurity initiatives worth over $231 million.

NZ govt signs Alibaba deal to boost China trade

20 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The New Zealand government's international business development arm has signed an MoU with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to make it easier for NZ merchants to sell to China.

ABS opens National Data Acquisition Centre

12 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ABS has opened a new national centre in Geelong to streamline and modernise the process of collecting data from all business and household surveys.

Smart city stakes getting higher

05 April, 2016 by David Braue

Rapid global transformation and collaboration are threatening to leave Australian cities behind.

Digital currencies gaining government backing

29 March, 2016 by David Braue

The federal government and financial system players are pressing ahead with plans for the new world of digital currencies, with all of their good and bad aspects.

DTO building marketplace for start-ups

24 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Office has commenced the first stage of a project to build a digital marketplace to help start-ups and smaller businesses access government service transformation contracts.

DTO launches prototype

24 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Office has launched an alpha prototype of, a new domain designed to integrate multiple government websites to improve the experience for end users.

Civica Contact360 customer contact and transactional platform

21 March, 2016 | Supplied by: Civica Asia Pacific

Civica has launched Contact360, a customer contact and transactional platform designed for councils in Australia.

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