New appointment for secretary of the Department of Communications and Arts

12 January, 2016

Dr Heather Smith has been appointed as secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts, replacing Drew Clarke, who was made chief of staff for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Treasury using virtualisation to complete Budget

16 December, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Treasury has implemented a virtual desktop virtualisation technology from Nutanix to allow employees to work on crucial tasks, including the Budget, from any location on any device.

Analytics to help enable digital government migration

10 December, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Most governments have largely completed the migration to e-government — involving automated existing processes — but now must tackle the hard work of moving towards digital government delivery.

Infosys opens delivery centre in Parramatta

10 December, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Infosys has opened a service delivery centre in Parramatta to provide digitally enabled back-office services to clients including the NSW Government.

Aussies dissatisfied with digital government services

09 December, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The majority of Australians are dissatisfied with the availability of digital government services, and four in five are not making use of the services for a variety of reasons, an Accenture survey shows.

Despite hiccups, NSW leads with ICT strategy

02 December, 2015 by David Braue

New South Wales' latest ICT strategy has been given the thumbs up, but a review suggests that many agencies are still having the same problems as other state governments that are struggling with IT projects.

Government launches Source IP marketplace

27 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The government has announced the launch of Source IP, an innovation marketplace that aims to more closely align Australia's research output with its capacity for innovation and commercialisation.

Never forget a face — catching crims using biometrics

26 November, 2015 | Supplied by: NEC Australia Pty Ltd

Leading-edge forensic facial recognition technology is helping the Northern Territory Police Force solve crime and keep the community safe.

Councils bypass NBN to build their own fibre futures

25 November, 2015 by David Braue

Rockhampton is building its own fibre network, with $17m in funding and a desire to overcome the NBN's FTTN limitations.

ATO Tax Portal upgrade caused disruptions for accountants

24 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Tax and Revenue Committee has published a new report into the ATO, covering issues including technical difficulties with a Tax Portal upgrade and the tax implications of the sharing economy.

Dimension Data to supply new Qld Govt office

23 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Dimension Data will provide a range of infrastructure and collaboration solutions delivered as a service to the Queensland Government's new major offices on William Street.

Everybody wins with the right approach to data

23 November, 2015 by Al Blake, Principal Analyst, Ovum’s Australian Government practice | Supplied by: Ovum Pty Ltd

The provision of open datasets and self-service visualisation tools will produce a win-win situation for both the public and the government.

ACMA completes migration of Do Not Call Register

19 November, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

ACMA has completed the transition to a new outsourced provider for the Do Not Call Register as part of the second wave of a three-stage ICT transformation project.

Real-time insights for life-saving healthcare missions

19 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Splunk

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is achieving unprecedented visibility into its daily operations thanks to the rollout of transformative enterprise software.

ICT literacy on the decline

18 November, 2015

ICT literacy in primary and secondary students is on the decline, according to the 2014 NAP report released by the Education Council.

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