The Australian Government's Emergency Alert system is now running on Everbridge Public Warning in all states and territories.
GUEST OPINION by Danny Lessem CEO ELMO Software: Australian tech solutions can facilitate the next step in reopening the economy through secure information sharing of employees’ COVID-19 vaccination and test status between Government, business and the tech sector.
There will be a massive $224 billion economic dividend for the Australian economy by turbo-charging investments in digital transformation, according to new economic analysis just published for the first time.
Technology consultancy Cevo has opened a new office in Canberra to service its public sector clients and appointed former Hewlett-Packard and Telstra Purple senior technology executive David Cooper as general manager of the office.
Australia’s peak body for the tech industry, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Queensland Government to partner with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to deliver critical skills around innovation in IT and cyber security in the State.
Data centre networks provider Leading Edge Data Centres has begun work on a $19.6 million project to upgrade digital infrastructure in the Newcastle and Hunter regions of New South Wales as part of a wider roll-out of its tier-3 edge data centre network across the State.
ICT industry executive Laurie Patton has proposed that the Federal Government immediately fund the operator of the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, to employ suitably qualified people currently being retrenched as a result of the COVID-19 crisis - and to train and deploy them to start upgrading the FTTN connections to fibre so that everyone has access to fast broadband.
The Australian Government has commenced the next stage of consultation on the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program aimed at improving digital connectivity in regional and rural Australia.
Australia’s Telecommunications Association (Telsoc) has called for the Federal Government and all political stakeholders including the Opposition to come together to agree on a bipartisan strategy - in the national interest - to ensure that the National Broadband Network is technologically relevant and capable of delivering the services required by all Australians.
Optus has switched on its third mobile black spot site in Central NSW this financial year with a new tower located in Summer Hill Creek bringing improved access to mobile coverage in the region for residents and businesses.
Fujitsu has launched its new Cyber Resilience Centre in Canberra, with the facility to oversee managed and professional security services across the Oceania region.
Optus has called for national reform to facilitate 5G deployment and urged industry and government collaboration to reassess what it calls “outdated” deployment rules.
Australia’s start-ups have had a record year in the 2017 financial year, with the industry raising a record $1.32 billion in venture capital and predicted to have the potential to contribute as much as $170 million to the economy by 2020.
Ride-sharing service Uber is partnering with safe drinking campaign DrinkWise to give away $1 million in ride discounts over the Christmas-New Year season as part of a campaign to help reduce deaths on the road.
Internet Australia has given a tick of approval to the NSW government for its decision to allocate significant funding to foster innovation, saying state governments are crucial to Australia becoming an "innovation nation".
Australia’s small business owners are looking for the Turnbull Government to bring in measures that make doing business easier. The SMEs want to see more happening with business and economic reform, as a newly published business monitor shows small business dissatisfaction with government at its lowest ever.
We Australians have still not fully embraced the use of online channels to transact with government, including for completing tax returns, passport or drivers’ license renewals and benefit payments.
The federal government spent $5.2 billion on ICT last year and further investment by the government in technology is forecast to grow by 1.7% annually to $6.2 billion by 2018, with IT services to the value of $2.75 billion attracingt the lion’s share of that money.
Huawei‘s global procurement team will visit Australia next week seeking Australian ICT companies to join its multi-billion dollar supply chain.
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