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Data#3 to exclusively provide MS licences to WA Government
The technology services provider has won two contracts with the Western Australia Government, becoming its sole Microsoft licence provider.
BlackBerry Cylance to receive IRAP certification
Company becomes first endpoint security provider to complete assessment to deliver native AI security to Australian federal agencies.
Microsoft offers Government free digital skills training
Upwards of 60 workshops will be offered, aimed at giving staff a vital grounding in cloud technologies, artificial intelligence and other skills.
Why NZ could become a global blockchain leader
“If these technologies are going to serve society then we need to solve the problem of giving one vote to one human, we need the social layer, not just the technological layer.”
Huawei to Poland: 'We'll build a cybersecurity centre if that's what it takes'
Huawei says it will build a cybersecurity centre in Poland if that’s what it takes to convince the world that it’s a trustworthy organisation.
ICT peak body’s policy focus pre-budget
The AIIA highlights the need to boost Digital Skills, Innovation and Government ICT Procurement in Pre-Budget Submission.
Gartner: Governments to invest in analytics, security in 2019
Gartner has released the results of its 2019 CIO Survey, showing that Governments worldwide are set to scale up their investment in data analytics.
There’s a cost to not innovating and the public sector risks paying full price
There may be reasons for public sector agencies in particular to be somewhat reluctant with IT innovation spend.
Government outlines agenda for Australia’s tech future
The National Government has released a report outlining the strategy for Australia’s digital future - Minister Karen Andrews comments.
NZ’s newest $23m supercomputer facility now open
Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Megan Wood comments on the benefits that this technology will bring to the country.
Govt’s HK$50b to boost IT jobs and salaries, but concerns remain
Despite the huge investment, almost all Hong Kong CIOs are concerned about the existing talent pool of IT professionals.
Local MPs the key to injecting government relations into business
Local members of parliament are a good start for communication, and can help to inject government relations into any business.
NZ's pay equity progress is so slow that we won't achieve it until 2044
The year 2044. Sixteen years is a long time to wait for gender pay equity, but it may take that long to achieve it.
Something to say to government? SMBs often last to be heard
Regional business owners may feel like those in central government are worlds away and have no idea how to connect.
Interview: Vault Cloud illuminates secure govt cloud in the machine learning age
“If you want security, sovereignty, and privacy aspects to be combined with the benefits of AI, it’s really about using a government community cloud."
Why digital transformation rests on the shoulders of the C-suite
Only 7% of respondents believe the government is making significant strides in their digital transformation journey.
Why governments should invest in citizen engagement platforms
"The digital revolution has seen businesses around the globe race to overhaul their ICT infrastructure, however, governments are lagging behind."
Uganda data centre raided, operator ‘held hostage’
Concerning news has emerged of a data centre in Uganda that was raided forcefully without warning by government officials.
Australian Government signs massive $1 billion agreement with IBM
The arrangement is effective immediately and will be in place until June 2023.
Diligent launches AU data centre for clients wanting data onshore
The governance technology specialist says it will be equipped to better serve its government and clients with the new Canberra data centre.
NSW Government signs agreement with Microsoft to globalise data
"Our partnership with Microsoft will allow the NSW DAC to go a step further."
Survey finds sharp decline in Auckland business confidence
1 year ago Auckland businesses were feeling relatively optimistic about the economy, but fast-forward to the present and that has drastically changed.
Govt escalates rural broadband completion a year ahead of schedule
Communications minister Clare Curran says she wants "people to know they don’t have to wait until the end of 2022."
Potential Holiday Act revamp will ‘remove key business pain point’
MYOB says “businesses have been tearing their hair out trying to comply with the Holidays Act' and so any changes will be appreciated.