The Digital Transformation Agency failed to fully demonstrate value for money in the way it procures IT services and did not comply with Commonwealth Procurement Rules, according to an examination by the national audit office. The Australian National Audit Office today released its report on the Establishment and Use of

Rimini Street, a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner, has signed a new whole-of-government volume sourcing agreement with the Australian Government. The deal has the potential to generate significant savings on enterprise software

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) today renewed a memorandum of understanding with ICT industry group the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) to “exchange information, experiences and expertise”. The deal was last year criticised by the federal opposition for being too cozy a relationship between government and what is essentially a

The Digital Transformation Agency will integrate myGovID, the government’s digital identity tool which uses biometric authentication, with six myGov services through a series of pilot programs in the next 12 months. It is a significant step in the DTA’s digital identity program, which has so far had only limited testing

In an era when consumers benchmark any experience against the best service they’ve ever received, government services delivered by digital channels can feel like they leave a lot to be desired. But, unlike other parts of their lives, when it comes to governments services users can’t shop around for a

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has flagged “gaps” in blockchain technology, advising government agencies to weigh any investment in the technology against its ability to meet users’ needs. The two case studies of blockchain use in government services published so far show only limited benefits and several challenges in development.

Digital transformation projects are failing in Australia because organisations haven’t linked their data strategy to business outcomes, according to Chris Drieberg, director of pre-sales and CTO for Hitachi Vantara ANZ. Worse still, Drieberg says, the digital infrastructure being built today may prove fundamentally inadequate very soon. “Most of [our customers]

 The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) will be the first Australian Government agency to deploy Office 365 for Protected email and collaboration, taking advantage of the platform’s Protected certification, awarded by the Australian Signals Directorate earlier this year. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The DTA, which is charged with

The federal government’s digital transformation efforts have been plagued by “soaring rhetoric” and a “failure of leadership,” according to a report from a senate inquiry into the digital delivery of government services released overnight. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The report is based on a senate inquiry led

Digital Transformation Agency CEO Gavin Slater is stepping down from his role at the end of the month. He will be replaced by Randall Brugeaud who is currently the deputy statistician and  chief operating officer at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and has previously acted as the DTA CEO. Slater