Public Sector news stories
Who is on Fortinet’s new Public Sector Advisory Council?
Fortinet says its new Public Sector Advisory Council will expand its commitment to secure public sector organisations worldwide.
Vulnerabilities on the rise - public sector at risk
New Invicti Research has found that vulnerabilities are rising, and that government and education sectors are particularly at risk.
Somar Digital’s AWS partner status marks major achievement
Somar Digital has announced it has become an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Select Consulting Partner and AWS Public Sector Partner.
MTX Group expands presence and tech skills training in A/NZ
Global technology consulting firm MTX Group has announced its expansion across Australia and into New Zealand as it invests in the Asia Pacific region.
Mergers and Acquisitions
NCS acquires Australia's The Dialog Group for $325M
"This acquisition is a significant step in the regionalisation of NCS and leverages the combined strengths of NCS and Dialog."
Gartner's top 10 government technology trends for 2022
Gartner releases its top 10 government tech trends for 2022, to guide public-sector leaders in accelerating digital transformation and mitigating disruption risks.
Alcatel-Lucent teams up with Uplinx for new opportunities in public sector
"This is only the beginning of our journey, and I am confident that together we can change how people live, work and learn."
Digital (in)accessibility down under: Why Australia lags behind New Zealand
Infosys reveals that Australia is behind New Zealand when it comes to ensuring all digital properties are accessible.
Atturra partners with Infor to deliver digital transformation initiatives for the ANZ public sector
Atturra has partnered with Infor to deliver digital transformation initiatives for public sector organisations across Australia and New Zealand.
The British Council falls victim to two successful ransomware attacks
New cyber fears as The British Council falls victim to two successful ransomware attacks.
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."
A case for public-private partnerships in technology infrastructure for government
With more governments setting technology-enabled goals, the timing seems to be right to apply the principles of PPP for network infrastructure.
New strategic alliance brings intelligent automation to Canberra's public sector
Australia’s Synergy Group and Reveal Group are joining forces to offer intelligent automation services to Canberra.
COVID-19 spurs on public sector IT modernisation
The findings point to a concentrated modernisation effort throughout the sector over the past few months, with 70% of respondents saying COVID-19 has caused IT to be viewed more strategically in their organisations.
Six steps for effective public-sector cloud adoption in a post-COVID-19 world
Governments and agencies need to continue to assess the way they operate so they can be best positioned to deliver services in the new world in which they now have to operate.
Unisys clinches multiple government contracts from across the world
Unisys also released a report indicating a 7% growth in the company's revenue in the public sector.
Six Degrees accepted on YPO’s Data Centres, Maintenance, Cloud Hosting, and Security framework
This will allow Six Degrees to offer more connectivity services such as cloud, colocation, data security and networks to UK public sector organisations.
Five ways robotic process automation is improving the public sector – FTS Data & AI
The robots are coming, but they should be welcomed with open arms, rather than fear and trepidation.
VoIP / SIP
Moving away from ISDN: Why SIP is better for the public sector
Public sector institutions by their very nature tend to be highly risk-averse.
7 best practices for cloud computing in the public sector
"The ACCA's seven principles for public sector cloud procurement will help address government concerns regarding cloud technologies."
Almost one-fifth of UK public sector reported over 1,000 cyber attacks
SolarWinds found the most common attacks were phishing (95%) and malware (86%), with a large step down to third place, ransomware (54%).
Why sovereign public cloud is a gamechanger for the UK public sector
Sungard AS' Chris Huggett talks about the huge responsibility in the public sector, and how sovereign public cloud has the potential to offer huge benefits.
There’s a cost to not innovating and the public sector risks paying full price
There may be reasons for public sector agencies in particular to be somewhat reluctant with IT innovation spend.
Amazon Web Services / AWS
AWS offers inside look at its work with the public sector
The company’s Public Sector Partner Program grew almost 40% this year, with more than 800 partners now on board.