A surge in demand for ICT professionals has been a bright spot in jobs forecasts for 2013 despite overall pessimism in government-sector hiring.
The Australian government's peak ICT strategy organisation, AGIMO, will undergo a major reorganisation to refocus itself around whole-of-government policy.
Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plans
Governments need good ICT more than ever to boost productivity – but reports into project management performance suggest they're letting themselves down.
Victoria's IT minister has outlined his plans to bring Victoria's ICT strategy under control and refocus a public sector rocked by the CeniTex scandal.
Geelong's State Emergency Service is using Panasonic interactive whiteboards to improve collaboration and information sharing during meetings.
PM Julia Gillard has tasked government agencies with getting employees to be using telework to 12% by 2020, emphasising inclusiveness and work access.
A successful public-private training venture of IBM, the City of Ballarat and University of Ballarat has drawn new investment from a city now counting on IT
Integrators Data#3 and Red Rock Consulting have opened new offices as they expand to new geographies in pursuit of government and other consulting business.
Government ICT budgets have been largely spared as the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) report flags $16.4b in non-IT spending reductions.
Australia's government leads other industry sectors in its ICT sustainability efforts – but is still far behind its global counterparts, Fujitsu has found.