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Chinese arrest 1,100 in crackdown Reports are emerging from China that the Government has had enough. The Ministry of Public Security said 1,100 people suspected of using cryptocurrencies to launder the takings from various internet and telephone scams had been arrested. The move comes on the back of bans last

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SAP has launched a hardened Cloud service that promises to keep data both sovereign and secure across the entire digital supply chain. SAP Critical Data Cloud is designed for highly regulated industries and governments in Australia and New Zealand and is set to support the federal government’s “Official: Sensitive and

Digitalisation at Services Australia will enable the Federal Government to pay all NDIS invoices in the future, streamlining a system that currently requires hundreds of thousands of Australians to track and invoice the agency, then pay providers themselves. The new approach will be made possible through investments in systems integration,

Australian government sector IT spending is forecast to exceed $13 billion in 2021, an increase of 6.2 per cent from 2020, according to Gartner. The majority of the spend will go to IT services and software, around $5.5 billion and $3.4 billion respectively. Gartner’s figures include all levels of government –

The West Australian government has signed an agreement with Amazon Web Services to better procure its cloud services. The agreement means state agencies, local governments and universities will not need to negotiate separate contract terms in their deals with AWS.  WA has a cloud first ICT strategy, using the services

Oracle announced that it has established a new whole-of-government (WofG) arrangement with the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), to make it easier for government agencies to purchase Oracle products and services. The Australian government has similar agreements with Microsoft and AWS. Oracle says the arrangement is set to bring increased cost-savings,

Australia is the 12th most “digitally ready” country in the world, led by the ACT and NSW, according to analysis by Cisco, which says the government’s goal of becoming a leading digital economy by 2030 is not a pipe dream. Singapore is now the clear world leader after a rapid

Build it yourself, establish a skills pipeline and pay public servants market rates. That’s how Singapore built world leading digital capabilities within government, according to one of its architects, Chan Cheow Hoe. Chan, the Chief Digital Technology Officer of Singapore’s Government Technology Agency says developing digital capabilities and services in

Nearly one in every six Australian government web sites do not use the standard security protocol for protecting users’ data, researchers have found, with several federal departments failing to properly protect more than a third of their sites. A Security Audit of Australian Government Websites by cyber experts from Macquarie

Business and technology industry groups welcomed Tuesday night’s historic budget but the public sector union is lamenting another missed opportunity to build internal ICT capacity.  The budget included a swathe of announcements for funding of technology initiatives in the Australian Public Service and support for businesses as part of a