Governments should adopt hybrid cloud strategies

Inadequate funding and skill means governments will struggle to provide private cloud that meets user expectations or matches the innovation of public cloud providers, an analyst says.

Telstra reshuffle lifts focus on cloud and government

By Julian Bajkowski A major organisational overhaul at Australia’s national carrier Telstra has reset organisational and executive reporting lines for the business unit that sells into government as the corporation seeks to grow its portfolio of communications and technology services. Announced this week at a shareholder briefing, the latest corporate realignment has created a new […]

Attorney General firmly spells out government cloud security policy

By Julian Bajkowski Federal Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC has drawn a firm line in the sand over how government buyers can adopt cloud computing solutions by stipulating a comprehensive set of security and risk assessments agencies must now adhere to before buying externally hosted computing and data storage capacity. The Attorney General late Friday released […]

Conroy launches National Cloud Strategy

By Julian Bajkowski Communications Minister Senator Stephen Conroy has used his annual speech to the CeBIT conference to launch the federal government’s National Cloud Computing Strategy ahead of a looming election campaign where broadband enabled technologies are set to be a key battleground. The wide-ranging tome sets out a raft of policy actions that Senator […]

Amazon hopes for cloudy outlook from Canberra

By Julian Bajkowski Global cloud computing heavyweight Amazon Web Services (AWS) is mounting a concerted push into the federal government sector as agencies rapidly look for new ways to cut technology running costs while gaining the same sort of productivity and efficiency gains now being realised in the private sector. The company has revealed the […]

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