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  • Queensland government plays digital catch-up with NSW, Victoria

    Queensland is seeking to make more government transactions available through online channels, with a document issued by the Department of Housing and Public Works (HPW) acknowledging that the state has not kept pace with digital transformation efforts in New South Wales and Victoria.

    Written by Rohan Pearce29 Oct. 19 11:20
  • Money laundering watchdog seeks tech chief

    The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre — AUSTRAC — has advertised for a new chief information officer to lead its Innovation and Technology Solutions (ITS) Branch, which sits in its Corporate Operations Division.

    Written by Rohan Pearce24 Oct. 19 15:15
  • Government to establish ‘cloud marketplace’

    The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is preparing to launch an online marketplace that government entities can use to purchase cloud services.

    Written by Rohan Pearce21 Oct. 19 10:22
  • IBM and Vocus settle Census outage lawsuit

    IBM, Vocus and Vocus subsidiary Nextgen have settled a lawsuit relating to the high-profile failure of the Australian Census website in 2016.

    Written by Rohan Pearce15 Oct. 19 15:27
  • Government eyes health insurers' data to help uncover Medicare fraud

    The Department of Health has launched a public consultation on proposed legislation that would lay the basis for increased data-matching between government entities in order to uncover fraudulent or incorrect Medicare claims. The proposal could also see the data provided from private health insurers automatically matched against government data holdings to red flag potential fraud.

    Written by Rohan Pearce23 Sept. 19 18:08
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  • How social media is shaping the 2016 presidential election

    Social media brings out the darker side of digital introverts and often amplifies slanted views or political biases. With the 2016 presidential election less than six weeks away, social could not be more powerful or dangerous.

    Written by Matt Kapko29 Sept. 16 22:00
  • Obama pushes tech startup community for more diversity

    WASHINGTON -- If startups in the tech sector and other high-growth industries are going to continue to emerge and thrive, the business landscape must become a more inclusive environment, one that is more welcoming of women, minorities and regions outside major urban and university centers, the White House is warning.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin06 Aug. 15 23:25
  • Healthcare providers lament lack of EHR standards

    More than six years after a bill aimed at spurring the development and adoption of electronic health records (EHR) became law, many observers complain that the technology has failed to live up to its promise.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin24 June 15 00:00

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