Australian government agencies are rapidly moving to cloud in a big way. Migrations are typically well underway, with initiatives like the Digital Transformation Agency’s Secure Cloud strategy, and the NSW’s government’s ‘public cloud first’ policy providing the tools and guidance to trigger widespread adoption.  Through existing lift and shift strategies, agencies have an opportunity to…

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Agencies managing Australian government data are being warned that non-sovereign clouds are not always suitable for security-sensitive workloads. This was highlighted by a recent review of the IRAP assessment reports of multiple cloud providers, which revealed a number of  deficiencies and compromises that customers should carefully consider the cyber risks they are being asked to…

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Government agencies grappling with digital transformation issues such as cloud strategy and security in a constantly shifting regulatory environment have a powerful new ally following the announcement of a partnership between Protiviti and Vault Cloud. Protiviti is a global consulting firm with deep expertise in large enterprise cloud transformation projects for government and the private…

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Experts are questioning what role global cloud service providers can continue to play in key government and defence markets in light of Australia’s tough new data sovereignty standards. Given how dependant their business model is on “follow-the-sun’’ support based in multiple centres around the world, it is unclear how the tech titans can adapt to…

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NSW’s government agencies are entering a transformative era as the state ramps up its shift to public cloud.  Agencies were obliged to develop their cloud strategies and transition plans by June, and with planning for the new financial year now well under way, many are currently approaching crucial strategy, budgeting and procurement decisions that will…

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After a year that shifted many corporate priorities and reinforced others, concerns around digital infrastructure and cyber security in the healthcare sector are stronger than ever. This year the government plans to make amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act, which would expand how we define “critical infrastructure” for regulatory purposes — with the…

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