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Data Protection
Acquia officially receives 'protected' stamp from IRAP assessment
This confirms that Acquia Drupal Cloud has achieved the Australian government security status of Protected on selected deployments.
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Data Protection
How government agencies can deliver secure digital services to citizens
The uncertainty of the global pandemic has had an unexpected upside for New Zealand government agencies, with 83% of New Zealanders seeing their government as being generally trustworthy.
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SaaS
Accela extends A/NZ footprint with government and industry wins
Accela has announced the general availability of expanded SaaS offerings, including its Accela Civic Platform, in Australia and New Zealand.
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Cloud
NEXTDC eyes up Darwin, NT, as next data centre pad
NEXTDC has purchased land in Australia’s Northern Territory, which is set to be the site of the company’s newest data centre.
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Artificial Intelligence
NZ organisations risk being left behind in Artificial Intelligence plans
AI is projected to be the most significant technological advancement in a generation.
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Artificial Intelligence
Gartner reveals Govt uncertainty around artificial intelligence
“Senior executives in the public sector must address the early apprehension among the government workforce by showing how the technology helps them to getting their work done."
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Cybersecurity
The who’s who of NZ’s government & public cybersecurity agencies
With every new technology-enabled path we forge, we must also defend ourselves from cyber threats and exploitation. Here we take a look at some of Aotearoa's main cyber defenders.
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A/NZ expansion
Qualtrics expands A/NZ footprint with localised operations
“Building on the company’s plans to significantly grow its local operations, Qualtrics has established a dedicated Public Sector business unit in A/NZ."
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Nintex
City of Greater Geelong modernises processes with Nintex
“Our ambition is for local residents to enjoy more consistent service delivery and faster response times as a result of the organisation's focus on process improvements."
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Government
NSW Govt extends partnership with MessageXchange
The partnership enables the entirety of the New South Wales Government to access the EDI service, known as Transactions.buy.
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Cybersecurity
Five considerations for government departments to move safely and securely to the cloud
With a spotlight securely on Australia’s cybersecurity and defence strategy, it’s essential that Australian government departments lead the way.
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Government
A/NZ government digital services better than private sector - study
Four out of five Australians and New Zealanders believe the digital services they access from Government are superior or on par with those they access from private sector businesses.
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Microsoft
Data#3 launches security initiative for Australia’s WA Government Sector
Project Fortify was launched through an online event, where Data#3 presented how the initiative will play a pivotal role in accelerating the cybersecurity posture within the WA Government Sector.
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SaaS
NZ Government accelerates move to SaaS with TechnologyOne
"As the disruption caused by the pandemic enters its second year, we know that strong, secure and resilient IT operations will power the innovations that will drive the country's economy forward."
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Government
New Zealanders uneasy over automated decision-making
New Zealanders are uneasy with how automated decision-making systems are used in society, particularly by the Government, according to new research. 
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Cloud
Gartner reveals latest forecast for government IT spending
Worldwide government IT spending is forecast to total $483 billion in 2021, an increase of 5.1% from 2020, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.
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Government
Soprano Design sets its sights on AU govt agencies
Soprano Design’s ‘whole of government solution’ will be available for Australian government agencies to use for messaging and communications.
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Government
Ministry of Defence reports 546 potential data breaches over the year
In total there were 546 reported incidents of potential data breaches in the most recent financial year, up from 463 in the previous year (2018/19).
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Government
Govt supports seniors to embrace technology
Investment in digital literacy training for seniors has led to more than 250 people participating so far, helping them stay connected, the Government says.
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Training
NZ small business to access Government digital boost training initiative
“Today we start delivering on the Government’s vision for New Zealand small businesses to be the most digitally-enabled in the world."
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Cybersecurity
SOC as a Service market on the up, driven by greater focus on security
The global System On a Chip (SOC) as a Service market is set to reach US$676.8 million by 2026, according to a new study from Valuates Reports.
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Cybersecurity
CyberCX acquires Foresight, looks to extend offerings for Australian Government
With extensive experience working with Australian Government agencies, the addition of Foresight will increase CyberCXs substantial capability in delivering cyber security solutions for major government clients, the company states.
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Government
South Australian Govt names Vix Vizion as official provider of facial recognition software
Vix Vizion’s Australian-owned Imagus Facial Recognition Software has been approved as an officially recognised solution, and placed on the government's website for licensed premises and systems integrators to contact.
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Government
InternetNZ urges political parties to commit to digital inclusion action plan
The five point plan sets out the priority areas where InternetNZ says Government can best direct its efforts and investments to improve digital inclusion in New Zealand.