Over the past few months, we’ve seen some important announcements made by the Australian Government in relation to e-invoicing. The main being its commitment of $15.3 million to accelerate e-invoicing and support the Treasury and the Australian Peppol E-Invoicing Authority (run by the ATO).

Simply put, retention and backup mean different things to different people within your organization depending on their sphere of responsibility. In IT, “backup” means making sure the content can be recovered and made available to users in case the need arises. “Retention” on the other hand, to the IT Guy just means “how long before the backed-up content can be deleted.”

So, you’ve decided to go digital.  For many organisations this starts with the desire to “go paperless”, scanning existing documents and digitising manual paper-based business processes. For many the first thought is to go out and buy a scanner, depending on the project your best solution may just be to rent one

The federal government set an example for state and territory counterparts in early June when it announced that all relevant government data under the Digital Transformation Agency’s hosting certification framework will soon need to be stored only in either ‘certified assured’ or ‘certified strategic’ data centres.

BDO New Zealand, one of New Zealand’s largest networks of independently-owned accounting practices, has implemented an AvePoint party SharePoint Online backup solution that will allow it to demonstrate compliance with government-mandated retention policies.

Australian federal government records managers can rest easy in their jobs for now, with the government rejecting a proposal to centralise the public service's record-keeping at the National Archives of Australia (NAA). It announced the decision in a response to the Tune Review, a major review of the Agency.

Hornsby Shire Council recently completed an impressive modernisation project involving the transition of a range of on premise applications into Microsoft Azure. While this cloud transition delivers immediate efficiencies and benefits, it also sets the Council up for accelerated innovation in the future.

Information Management and Governance (IMG) specialist, iCognition, has been awarded Micro Focus Platinum Partner status.

Arnold Bloch Leibler (ABL) – an independent Australian law firm renowned for advising clients on high-stakes transactions and disputes – has chosen iManage Closing Folders to simplify its legal transaction processes, becoming the first Closing Folders customer in the APAC region.

With the government opening up the purse strings to provide additional funding for preservation of at-risk records at the National Archives of Australia (NAA), contenders for the work will be sweating on their inclusion on a new national panel of digitisation service providers.