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  • Microsoft to roll out versions of Azure for local governments

    Microsoft Corp on Monday said it will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology on their own servers as part of a concerted effort to make Azure more appealing to local and federal agencies.

    Written by Reuters06 March 18 09:56
  • Canberra public Wi-Fi network to power smart parking

    Smart parking, lighting and waste management could soon be coming to Canberra, according to the ACT government official leading the city’s digital city initiative.

    Written by Adam Bender12 Aug. 14 13:57
  • VoIP enhances Hobsons Bay customer service

    A transition from analog to IP telephony in mid-2011 enhanced the Hobsons Bay City Council’s ability to communicate with constituents. Customer service manager, Suzanne Paterson, said the council plans to add Web chat to open a further channel for customer interaction.

    Written by Adam Bender05 Nov. 12 11:36
  • Mobility speeds local inspections for Auburn City Council

    The Auburn City Council has embraced mobility to automate inspections and increase productivity. The council’s IT manager, Sarju Sahu, said he chose a mobile enterprise application platform by BlinkMobile to enable his any time, any device vision.

    Written by Adam Bender26 Oct. 12 14:06
  • Local councils offered free UC trial

    Local councils in New South Wales and Victoria are invited to participate in a free trial of Microsoft’s Lync unified communications (UC) system with Sydney-based integrator Computer Systems Australia (CSA).

    Written by Rodney Gedda15 July 11 12:25
  • Get your act together councils tell NBN Co

    Councils involved in first release sites for the National Broadband Network struggled to prepare for the change and recommend hiring project managers to facilitate the roll out a new report has found.

    Written by Rodney Gedda22 June 11 14:30
  • Victorian councils mobilise rate payment services

    Some 38 per cent of Victorian local councils are enabling Web-based an mobile access to services for ratepayers over the next 12 months with 75 per cent reviewing their mobile strategies.

    Written by Lisa Banks30 Aug. 10 13:38
  • ParraConnect opens door for wireless CBD

    Parramatta City Council has launched the ParraConnect project; a move intended to connect the City of Parramatta through a wireless CBD propsal and digital small business education initiative.

    Written by Lisa Banks15 June 10 10:29