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An update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Digital Transformation Spending Guide shows that spending on the digital transformation (DX) of business practices, products, and organizations will continue at a solid pace despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New research from DocsCorp finds that updating underperforming or outdated legacy software will be a priority for businesses in 2020 – despite the impact of the global pandemic COVID-19. More than 60% of people surveyed said the main objective of buying new enterprise software would be to improve productivity, as opposed to reducing costs or increasing reporting capabilities.

A three-year campaign by the Department of Finance to revolutionise Commonwealth government record-keeping has evolved into a new tendering process that will require shortlisted vendors to spend up to 4 days each delivering online Proof of Concept (POC) workshops.

A significant chunk of the world’s history is facing an existential threat. US government deeds, recordings of Indigenous Australians and photographs of English seaside life spanning three decades are just some of the historical documents recorded on acetate film that are suffering irreversible damage due to what’s known as vinegar syndrome. (Pictured: Cellulose triacetate 16 mm film with severe vinegar syndrome, dated 1968. Ida Ahmad, Author provided

South Australia Health has deployed Microsoft Teams to over 40,000 personnel in one week to provide a collaboration capability as it responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Australia’s first paperless electronic prescription in primary care was successfully prescribed and dispensed in Victoria this week, marking a significant first step in the national delivery of electronic prescriptions.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has awarded Canberra-based Information Management and Governance specialist iCognition  a new multi-million dollar contract. The win adds to iCognition’s success in the Federal government market with contracts including National Archives of Australia, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, Department of the Treasury, Department of Education, Skills and Employment.

I still meet now and then IT managers that don't get the value of using metadata to manage unstructured content such as text documents, images, and video. They claim metadata is the old approach, and the new approach is using search with machine learning and artificial intelligence to manage unstructured content.

As Australia commences it’s return to normality, the internet is already abuzz with questions about the return of employees to their workplaces. When will it happen? How will it happen? And, increasingly, can I refuse to return when my boss tells me it’s time?

Australian companies mustn’t take their eye off compliance even amid a global crisis, says new industry report released today by Australian technology services firm, TAS. TAS’ fourth annual Compliance Index, Change, Complexity and Current State of Play, finds that compliance, along with security breaches, are the top two significant risks facing businesses.  

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