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of Indigenous Australians and photographs of English seaside life spanning three decades are just some of the historical documents recorded on acetate film that are suffering irreversible damage due to what’s known as vinegar syndrome.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.  

In June 2018 I joined AvePoint, a company that had been on my radar for quite some time because of its innovative work around Migration, Governance, and Backup. In my capacity as a Senior Systems Engineer, it was important for me to get across all AvePoint’s technologies in order to provide the best solutions to customers. So I spent a couple of weeks doing just that….and then I came across Records Management. It was one of those dark arts that had been bandied about at past workplaces and spoken about in hushed whispers. I didn’t know much until that point, but I knew it was something to be feared. Deploying a Records Management solution was not just a technology engagement; it actually required some learning and consulting with information and records specialists.

The annual SA Records Management Service Excellence Award is looking for current or past eligible SA individuals, teams / groups, researchers, students, new professionals and volunteers (including quiet achievers or those who go the extra mile) whose outstanding records management service deserves recognition.