GUEST OPINION: As the new Albanese-led ministerial team sets its goals and priorities for the coming three years, there are a range of technology related issues that should be included in the mix.
Cybersecurity solutions company Fortinet has appointed Nicole Quinn to the newly-created role of head of government relations – APAC.
GUEST INTERVIEW: Bernard Evans, the sales director of physical identity access management at HID Global explains the company in 2022 and its moves to open doors into the government sector with a range of enhanced products and services.
Public sector agencies have been warned to be alert to the potential for collusion between bidders during procurement processes, following a recent ACCC investigation where departmental processes contemplated cooperation by competing businesses on government tenders.
Qualtrics has announced the expansion of its public sector operations to help governments across Australia and New Zealand improve the experiences they deliver to residents and employees. Qualtrics is used by over 150 government departments and agencies in ANZ, and over 750 globally.
GUEST OPINION by Adrian Iannessa, senior director of technology, Dell Technologies ANZ: It has been 18 months since the world woke up to the ‘new normal’, many countries are now adapting to waves of new strains, rolling out vaccination programs and states are fluctuating between eased restrictions and lockdowns. Through all that, we now have the possibility to build a bold new world as we look to the future. But first, we have some reflecting to do.
Melbourne eastern suburbs council the City of Stonnington is still continuing its investigation after suffering a cyberattack which disrupted its phone lines and email sevices last weekend.
Public sector outsourcing company Serco Group has selected Australian software company, nimbus, as its global provider of workforce management software to support the productivity and safety of more than 30,000 workers in 40 locations across Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom, North America, and the Middle East.
GUEST OPINION by Linton Burling, GM, Vault Cloud: At the start of 2020, IDC predicted that public and private cloud spending would outperform “traditional IT spending” – think on-premise IT and legacy applications - in the forthcoming year. Of course, they weren’t accounting for a global pandemic, which has sent cloud spending into the stratosphere, while traditional IT spending wanes.
A new report by consultancy firm Omdia and Qlik reveals that the APAC public sector lags in the field of data science and how Chief Data Officers are struggling to identify their roles and how to perform their duties in their respective organisations.
Cybersecurity training provider DDLS has launched a new advisory service and business unit - DDLS People.
GUEST OPINION by Byron Yeung, Vice President APAC, Data Integration Division at Qlik: Data is critical to local government operations. It helps them allocate resources, address pressing issues facing the community, and so on. Ultimately, data helps local governments better serve communities through data-informed decision-making. Unfortunately, it’s not utilised nearly as much as it can and should be.
Security software and services firm Blackberry has announced a new critical event management (CEM) solution - BlackBerry Alert - designed to help commercial organisations prepare for, respond to and recover from major incidents.
Analyst says enterprises should explore 5G capabilities to serve their wireless connectivity requirements to support future applications
AWS has extended its Project Resilience to Australia and New Zealand, offering up to US$5,000 in AWS credits to certain organisations to help them prepare for disasters.
GUEST OPINON by Peter Belton, Vice President Sales Australia and New Zealand, SITECORE: Forced to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic fallout while also delivering regular services to citizens, Australian governments at all levels are realising the importance of delivering first-rate digital experiences.
On the 10th of November, Zebra Technologies is holding its ANZ Customer Summit, with this year's theme being "Customer experience at the edge", and CTO Tom Bianculli joined us for a wide-ranging discussion on the on-demand economy, supply chain optimisation, new devices, the impact of COVID-19 and more.
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.
More than 604,000 private sector jobs have been “destroyed” since lockdowns were introduced in March while 14,000 jobs have been added to the public sector, according to the Institute of Public Affairs.
GUEST OPINION by Budd Ilic, ANZ Country Manager, Zscaler: Implemented with little warning amid the viral pandemic, remote working is likely to remain a fixture within government departments and agencies in the months and years ahead. The problem is that many are alarmingly underprepared for the change.
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