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VR helps port prepare for megaliner

20 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Queensland authorities have used the state's Smartship simulator to prepare for the arrival of the largest cruise ship ever to dock in Brisbane.

ICT review undertaken by government

20 February, 2017

All major government technology projects will be reviewed by the federal government, providing better transparency of its annual ICT spending.

Govt web teams often neglect usability

14 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency has announced the findings of research into why 50% of users of government services face difficulty finding the information they need online.

Care providers to establish secure messaging service

13 February, 2017

Tender seeking partners in industry will need to establish an interoperable and secure electronic messaging service, following a request from the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Change the regulatory environment to enable innovation

13 February, 2017 by Al Blake, Principal Analyst, Ovum’s Australian Government practice

Digital innovation in government will not come about through purely technical means, but will require organisational and regulatory change.

Embracing the 'We Economy'

08 February, 2017 by Catherine Garner, Health & Public Safety, Accenture ANZ

Australians recognise that having access to an asset or service does not require owning it — now it's time for public service leaders to get on board.

Citizens poorly informed of smart city initiatives

07 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A survey of citizens in 20 APAC cities including Melbourne found that while citizens can see the potential benefits of smart city initiatives, nearly half believe that current projects are not useful to them.

Victoria Police rolling out integrated intel system

07 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

SAS Institute Australia will implement a software system designed to connect Victoria Police's databases, allowing for the creation of integrated crime investigation and prevention intelligence.

NZ govt welcomes digital graduates

07 February, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

New Zealand's Department of Internal Affairs has welcomed the first 15 graduates in its GovTech Talent Graduate Programme, a cross-agency pilot to build a government IT talent pipeline.

DTA making progress with Performance Dashboard

03 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Digital Transformation Agency has become the first agency to publish its cost per transaction on the agency's Performance Dashboard, the new tool for monitoring government digital service efficiency.

Govt seeks smart cities tips from Netherlands, UK

31 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation Angus Taylor will visit the Netherlands and UK to help bring smart city approaches developed in the two nations to Australia.

Connecting NZ's government and industry

30 January, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

The second annual NZTech Advance Government and Technology Summit will help New Zealand become a stronger digital nation, said NZTech's Graeme Muller.

SCAANZ calls for smart cities incubator

30 January, 2017 by Jonathan Nally

Australasia's peak smart cities body has called on the federal government to set up a leadership incubator and project exchange.

Queensland to launch new ICT strategy

30 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Queensland Government will this year release a new ICT strategy aimed at helping the government maximise the benefits of digital technology and making it easier for local start-ups to do business with government.

UK's Digital Marketplace now lists over 3300 suppliers

24 January, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The UK's Digital Marketplace, the procurement portal that forms the basis for the Australian version, is now open to over 36,000 organisations.

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