The Western Australian government is appointing its first CIO as part of a AU$25 million ICT Renewal and Reform Fund aimed at reducing the state's IT spend, which is estimated to be around AU$1 billion annually.
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Bulk-buying deals bear financial fruit, New Zealand Government CIO says.
The Queensland government wants to remove barriers to agency information sharing, overcome barriers to an IT-as-a-service environment, and optimise its whole-of-government procurement arrangements, according to its new 'ICT Renewal Action Plan'.
Peoplebank ICT salary and employment index has shown that the demand by government, IT vendors, telecommunication companies, and enterprises for IT professionals is strengthening.
The NSW government has added new category on the ProcurePoint website as part of its ICT Services Scheme.
Country's ICT regulator offers accreditation programme to assess local tech startups based on their technical, financial, and operational capabilities, putting them in a better position to bid for government projects.
New Zealand's Labour Party promises direct, targeted support for the ICT sector including "garage grants" for very early stage entrepreneurs if elected to government.
Opposition ICT spokesperson Clare Curran claims more than 40,000 New Zealand government computers are still running Windows XP.
Government applies $28.6 million over four years to ICT skills training, signs Vodafone as anchor tenant for Christchurch Innovation Precinct.
The Victorian state government will appoint a Cyber Security Officer to oversee the development of a new security strategy, which will be implemented from next month, according to its ICT strategy 2014-2015, published today.
The Victorian Government will spend AU$9.5 million over four years to overhaul its ICT procurement system, shifting it to the cloud in a bid to provide greater access for multiple suppliers.
Representatives of large corporations, small to medium enterprises, and the ICT research sector have all been appointed to the NSW government ICT advisory panel.
The NSW government has introduced the ICT Investment Policy and Guidelines for its agencies to ensure that they make better strategic IT investment decisions that are cost effective.
The state government has called for further community feedback before proceeding with its 2014-15 stage of its ICT Strategy.
Hong Kong-based Internet Professional Association, which is largely seen as pro-establishment, has hit out at the Chinese government for not doing enough and being "insincere" in its development of the local ICT industry.
Singapore's ICT regulator blames a vulnerability in Google's search bar for the breach that defaced two government sites including the prime minister's, after he pledged to "track down" hackers who target the country.
New council would better guide the next federal government on key ICT industry issues like skills, digital literacy, open data, and the digital economy.
With the release of its ICT position paper, the South Australian government is now seeking the feedback of local industry on what rules it should follow in order to be successful.
As part of its new ICT strategy, the Queensland government has issued an invitation to offer as it seeks suppliers for its ICT services panel.
Thailand's IT roadmap to enhance its ICT infrastructure and e-government services is going well, but lack of skilled professionals and buy-in among civil servants may hamper its progress.
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