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TechOne inks 8 year SaaS contract extension with Noosa Shire Council
The company has been delivering the council’s corporate systems through Amazon Web Services since late 2013.
Unisys to build on Dept of Home Affairs' biometric tech to track travellers
Department of Home Affairs has accepted Unisys’ bid to supply biosecurity tech to track travellers moving in and out of Australia’s borders.
Cirrus Networks snatches up $1.6 million Austrade contract
The contract was won through the company's newly acquired subsidiary Correct Communications.
Exclusive Interview: The City of Newcastle on smart city investment
Deputy Lord Mayor of Newcastle Declan Clausen talks about how the city is investing in smart city technology.
Dimension Data doubles down on government with new appointment
Dimension Data has appointed a Government national sales manager to build on its role as a supplier to Government.
Cyber warfare market to be worth $120b by 2025 as national security concerns intensify
Asia Pacific will be the fastest-growing region for cyber warfare products as concerns for national security rise.
NBN achieve double revenue figures according to half-year financial report
As at 31 December 2017, NBN declared that 6.1 million premises are ‘ready to connect’ and a total of 7.1 million premises are ‘ready for service’.
Huawei announces £3bn commitment to UK after meeting with prime minister
After procuring more than £2bn into the UK between 2013-2017, Huawei has committed to £3bn more over the next five years.
Microsoft preparing displaced Aussies for future in tech
Microsoft has partnered with the government to provide digital skills to workers whose roles were displaced by automotive manufacturing plant closure.
AU woman fakes CV to get $245k CIO salary, but gets sacked instead
The IT skills shortage in Australia is bad enough without having to factor in fraud - an expert has advice for both employers and potential recruits.
TrueNet will end broadband testing after losing ComCom bid
The Commerce Commission has stated that they are “now in contract negotiations with a preferred provider”, rumoured to be an overseas company.
Gen2 added to TaaS panel as managed security provider
New Zealand owned and operated Gen2 has been appointed as a provider of managed security services for the NZ Government’s TaaS panel.
Cyber warfare set to surge in 2018 but expert says Britain is not prepared
Cyber war has exploded and is now quite literally on our doorstep - despite this an expert claims Britain's defences are severely underfunded.
IPFX announces inclusion on NZ Government’s TaaS panel
Independent Kiwi company joins the panel that intends to improve the state of the Government’s telecommunication without disrupting daily operation.
Vocus Communications wins a place on the NZ TaaS panel
The telecommunications-as-a-service panel aims to improve the way tel-com services are delivered to government agencies across NZ.
Government IT spending for 2018 - Gartner survey results
Cloud, cybersecurity and analytics are where government CIOs plan to spend in 2018 according to a recent survey by Gartner.
Local government fuelled growth of TechnologyOne in 2017
CEO reports that ‘intimate knowledge’ born of ‘deep-industry engagement’ with the sector was the key to success.
NZTech responds to digital divide report: "The government is right to raise this concern"
"Left unaddressed this digital divide will exacerbate the social divide."
Government report shines light on NZ's digital divide
Curran says the previous government didn’t make the report public until after the election as it exposed the digital divide in New Zealand.
Global report: 96% of businesses support govt regulations on IoT security
The lack of security mechanisms on IoT devices is causing concern for more than 90% of consumers, who say they don’t have confidence in their security
NT Govt & Charles Darwin Uni to fund Associate Professorship in Cyber Security
"This is an exciting initiative that will enhance CDU’s ability to carry out research in cyber security, improve our capacity to provide advice."
MBIE ditches government contract with Fuji Xerox
"We are taking this seriously and are committed to rebuilding our trust and long-term relationship with Government.”
Pegasystems to deploy automation solution for IP Australia
The solution will aim to improve overall customer experience by automating business processes for the government agency.
The AU$100 million program to encourage Australians to take up EVs
“By providing discounted finance through the CEFC, it is hoped we can encourage a greater uptake of electric vehicles and reduce emissions...”