Tasmania’s digital transformation underway

Seven Tasmanian departments have started transitioning financial systems to the cloud as part of a major digital transformation initiative.

The government released its whole-of-government strategy for digital industry and service transformation, along with a revised cloud policy in June.

The Our Digital Future strategy is designed to create a digital economy and integrate government services.

Technology minister Michael Ferguson says the initiative will deliver more efficient processes and bring more government services online.

“Our Digital Future sets a clear agenda for whole-of-Government digital transformation and more strategic use of technology including cloud services,” he said in a statement.

It would also help the state recover from COVID-19 and improve the safety of government-held data, the minister said.

Australian Software as a Service vendor TechnologyOne will host the date, with all seven agencies scheduled to be on the cloud by 2022.

The agencies involved in the transformation project include the DP&C; Treasury; education; state growth, primary industries parks, water and environment; police; fire and emergency management; and justice.

TechnologyOne CEO Ed Chung said the transition marked a historic moment for the island state. “COVID-19 has seen a renewed driver for all Governments to embrace Software as a Service (SaaS)– not only to support remote work, but also because it provides peace of mind.

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