Stories by Shahida Sweeney

Victorian government boosts IT jobs base

The Victorian government will create 500 new jobs under an agreement with the IT service delivery provider, SMS Management & Technology in Melbourne.

Written by Shahida Sweeney19 Nov. 14 13:49

SAP invests $150 million on new Centre for Digital Government

German software giant SAP is investing 150 million in a dedicated Centre for Digital Government in Canberra. This centre, to be operational by mid-2015, will be fully integrated with hosted private cloud services.

Written by Shahida Sweeney18 Nov. 14 10:01

NSW government launches privacy governance framework

New South Wales Privacy Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Coombs, has unveiled new guidelines that clarify steps to protect citizen data. These guidelines reinforce moves to protect personal information and comply with the state’s privacy guidelines.

Written by Shahida Sweeney17 Nov. 14 16:35

Digital jobs in demand

There has been a spike in demand for digital skills across the banking, retail, utility and government sectors, according to IT recruitment firm Peoplebank.

Written by Shahida Sweeney04 Nov. 14 10:24

Telstra embraces digital future at 'unique moment in time'

Telstra is diving head-first into the digital space – with this new frontier expected to drive all lines of business, according to CEO David Thodey. The power base is shifting from corporates’ “ivory towers” to individuals that are driving the global agenda.

Written by Shahida Sweeney20 Oct. 14 12:25

Victorian Auditor-General warns about poor ICT security

Nearly 12 months after security gaps were first flagged across Victorian agencies’ ICT systems, little progress has been made, the state’s Auditor-General, John Doyle, has warned.

Written by Shahida Sweeney16 Oct. 14 10:29

Technology universities drive labour market demand

Australian employers have their sights firmly set on high-tech university graduates. These institutions are holding the own against the traditional sandstone universities, says a report tracking the trends for higher education.

Written by Shahida Sweeney13 Oct. 14 11:10

NSW government joins high-tech car share to slash travel cost

Under moves to slash the cost of running its annual $250 million fleet leasing service, the NSW government has initiated car sharing arrangements that require officials to use commercial car hire.

Written by Shahida Sweeney10 Oct. 14 11:23

Feds reinforce cloud adoption roadmap

The Federal Government’s $6 billion ICT spending program will see a greater uptake of cloud services. Under new guidelines, agency heads will be able to use hosted services in Australia and offshore.

Written by Shahida Sweeney09 Oct. 14 10:55

South Australia refines digital roadmap

With an eye on “big plans, small projects”, South Australia is fast-tracking its digital reforms agenda. The state’s CIO, Bret Morris, told CIO Australia that it is focusing mostly on mobile apps and open data.

Written by Shahida Sweeney07 Oct. 14 12:02

ANZ Banking Group leverages SaaS for global growth

ANZ’s international expansion strategy will see an expanded use of a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to support its global trade program, supported by an extended seven-and-half-year agreement with technology and business process firm CGI Group.

Written by Shahida Sweeney01 Oct. 14 15:37

Federal government fast-tracks mobile services

The Australian government’s roadmap for mobile services has received a boost with the creation of a “whole-of-government” panel of solutions providers. This panel meets an escalating demand for mobile products as agencies ramp up anywhere, anytime service delivery.

Written by Shahida Sweeney01 Oct. 14 10:53

National Library of Australia invests in digital future

The iconic National Library of Australia is rebuilding its digital library infrastructure to manage and provide access to its digital collection that now exceeds 3 petabytes of content. This content includes more than 13 million digitised newspaper pages, Australiana items and harvested content from thousands of websites.

Written by Shahida Sweeney26 Sept. 14 14:00