Enterprise Applications

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.

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.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon Kendra, its new enterprise search service that uses machine learning to enable organizations to index all of their internal data sources, make that data searchable, and allow users to get precise answers to natural language queries.

New research from DocsCorp finds that updating underperforming or outdated legacy software will be a priority for businesses in 2020 – despite the impact of the global pandemic COVID-19.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.

FlowForma has announced a partnership with solution provider MicrotechDPS, to deliver the FlowForma Process Automation tool for Office 365 to organizations in Australia and the greater APAC region.

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.

Micro Focus has announced the release of Content Manager Select, the subscription-based version of Micro Focus Content Manager. The new subscription model, comes with free unlimited Inquiry User (read only) access. Offered in either a one- or three-year term licence, Content Manager Select provides all of the features and functionality of the full Content Manager suite coming as standard with the subscription model.  

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.

Appian has announced availability of a new Workforce Safety and Readiness application with capabilities to ensure safety for a company or government agency’s workforce during a crisis, and manage their return-to-work after workplace disruptions.

Only 51 per cent of technology professionals and leaders are highly confident that their cybersecurity teams are ready to detect and respond to the rising cybersecurity attacks during COVID-19, according to new research by global association ISACA. Additionally, only 59 per cent say their cybersecurity team has the necessary tools and resources at home to perform their job effectively.

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