Aiming to transform into paperless organisation by 2020, New Zealand’s Ministry for the Environment (MfE) is deploying OpenText Enterprise Content Management-as-a-Service. Based in Wellington, MfE is the government’s principal adviser on policies, laws and issues affecting the environment. 

RACT Insurance, the insurance subsidiary of the Royal Automobile Club Tasmania, has gone live with the SSP Pure Insurance offering and e5 Workflow solution after a 19 months implementation phase.

Information Management and Governance (IMG) specialist, iCognition, has helped Australia’s National Blood Authority win the J Eddis Linton Award for excellence in records and information management. This Records and Information Management Professionals Association Award recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding results through excellence in implementation of a project.

Victoria’s paper mountain continues to grow ever higher, according to a survey of state government agencies by the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV).

The push towards digital government in Australia continues to gather momentum, with a recent request for tender from NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for a Digital Medical Assessment Form another example.

Technology firm Professional Advantage has commenced a migration to a cloud-based intranet solution for the Australian Red Cross. With around 22,000 volunteers, 20,000 members and 2,500 employees and headquarters in each state and territory, Australian Red Cross is one of Australia’s largest not-for-profits.

ANZ, one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading banks, has signed a five-year, $A450 million strategic agreement with IBM. This partnership will provide ANZ with increased capability to drive productivity and innovation across the Group, as well as improving its capacity to deal with the rapidly growing number of customers and transactions across the bank’s branch, digital and mobile channels and support ANZ’s regional expansion.

New Zealand’s New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) recently implemented a cloud and mobile ECM solution with TechnologyOne, replacing a Hummingbird platform.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is expecting a large increase of electronic lodgement for the 2016 Census, however it still wants to boost its paper scanning capacity with up to 20 new high speed scanners to cope with more than 62 million paper forms

H&R Block has broadened its online on boarding process to include a paperless background check that slashes staff and turnaround time.