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Mobile, social, cloud & Big Data: How these technologies can transform cities

Mobile, social, cloud and Big Data are the four mega technology trends that open up ample opportunities for government organisations, says Stefan Sjostrom, Vice President Asia, Public Sector, Microsoft this morning at Cities and Big Data Summit organised by FutureGov.

Australian State Government signs Microsoft cloud deal for workforce mobility

The Government of Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will ...

Automation and virtualisation help Australian Treasury CIO do more with less

The Australian Treasury had 15 per cent of its budget ...

27 March 2014 | News

Western Australia focuses on public sector accountability

The industry’s flagship 3rd Annual FutureGov Forum Western Australia spotlights public sector accountability. As the first in FutureGov’s 2014 series for Australia and New Zealand, forum explores ICT accountability, governance, cyber-security, and risk management reforms. Speakers represent ANZ, European and North American governments.

26 March 2014 | News

Citrix delivers desktop virtualisation for Singapore public health staff mobility

Singapore Health Ministry’s IT arm, Integrated Health Information Systems, leverages desktop virtualisation to improve mobility, productivity and collaboration among staff in public healthcare institutions, announcing an agreement with Citrix today.

17 March 2014 | News

Vietnam Government and Microsoft to collaborate on cloud

Vietnam Ministry of Finance will collaborate with Microsoft to provide online public services, optimise IT infrastructure for cloud and develop an internal information portal on the financial sector.

14 March 2014 | News

India's e-government strategy: Social, mobile, analytics and cloud computing

Social, mobile, analytics and cloud or SMAC technologies are the Indian Government’s focus for its next round of e-government initiatives, with plans to set up new departments specifically to govern their use, shared J. Satyanarayana, Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

10 March 2014 | News

Vietnam government and Microsoft sign cybersecurity deals

With cybersecurity being a top priority for the Vietnamese government agenda for 2014, the Ministry of Communications and the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team have signed two agreements with Microsoft to combat cybercrime.

6 March 2014 | News

US Nuclear Regulator builds private cloud

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is building a private cloud aiming to reduce IT costs, simplify operations, and provide new technology and capability to the NRC user community.

10 February 2014 | News

City of Sydney to migrate data centres under cloud initiative

The Council of the City of Sydney in Australia has issued a request for tender inviting suppliers for two new data centre facilities as part of plans to move the city council towards Infrastructure as a Service.

7 February 2014 | News

Chinese local government launches cloud services

A new cloud computing centre has started operations in China to serve the country’s largest administrative region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

5 February 2014 | News

Indian IT Minister launches national cloud

India’s national cloud initiative, Meghraj, launched yesterday, looks to accelerate the delivery of digital services while optimising ICT spending of the India Government.

30 January 2014 | News

New Zealand to get cloud-based productivity tools

New Zealand’s Government Chief Information Officer, Colin MacDonald, has announced that its is looking to have the first phase of a cloud-based productivity suite available to agencies early this year.

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