Cloud computing


30 Oct 2019

This report aims to better understand how not-for-profit organisations across Australia and New Zealand are using technology, in order to recognise the areas of growth and where improvement is needed. This report provides a benchmark for all not-for-profit organisations across the region to ensure they...


22 Mar 2019

This report provides recommendations for action to guide government sector leaders and provide concrete steps to encourage greater use of cloud, to help drive better agency and citizen outcomes.

Briefing paper

24 Sep 2018

This resource updates information on prudential considerations and key principles issued to APRA-regulated entities in July 2015. It has been developed in response to the growing use of the cloud by APRA-regulated entities for higher inherent risk activities, and observed areas of weakness in how...


1 Feb 2018

The Australian government has an ambitious agenda to transform its digital service delivery. Cloud offers reusable digital platforms at a lower cost, and shifts service delivery to a faster, more reliable digital channel. Cloud services have the opportunity to make government more responsive, convenient, available...


5 Dec 2016

The growing use of online and cloud services in the community means electronic evidence is moving beyond the physical jurisdiction of Australian law enforcement agencies. This paper looks at the legal and technical issues inherent in collecting electronic evidence from online and cloud services. The...


10 Sep 2015

The object of the ACMA’s Five-year spectrum outlook (FYSO) is to outline the fundamental issues that affect spectrum requirements and management over the next five years. It outlines the ACMA’s proposed actions to address these issues, while also highlighting the spectrum issues that could arise...


30 Mar 2015


The use of cloud storage in digital preservation is a rapidly evolving field and this guidance explores how it is developing, emerging options and good practice, together with requirements and standards that archives should consider. Five detailed case studies of UK archives that...


7 Dec 2014

The EMC Data Protection Global Indx surveyed more than 3000 IT decision makers in 24 countries to create a ranking of protection readiness. The results underscore what every country must do to be confident their data is safe.

Across the world, China, the Netherlands...


3 Dec 2014

Executive summary

Key trends

Mobile services are now at saturation levels with 2013–14 seeing the first, albeit small, decline in the number of mobile services in operation to 31.01 million mobile services—a 0.3 per cent decline on the previous year....


10 Jun 2014

This paper shows how Australian businesses can get the most out of one of the biggest global innovations: information communications technology.

Overview: Innovation – the successful application of new ideas – drives Australia’s productivity. Australia’s biggest innovation opportunity lies in creatively exploiting global...


6 Jun 2014

Employees' behavior of using personal cloud storage at the workplace might put corporates at risk. This trend has been happening globally and known as consumerization of personal cloud storage. This research reports on the state of this trend in New Zealand corporates. A mixed methods...


29 May 2013

Executive summary

On 5 October 2012 the Prime Minister announced that the Australian Government would develop a National Cloud Computing Strategy. This announcement recognised the synergies between the National Broadband Network (NBN) and cloud computing, but also the important role for government in...


30 Sep 2012

The guide supports the Strategic Direction Paper and provides an overarching risk-based approach for agencies to develop an organisational cloud strategy and implement cloud-based services. It is designed as an aid for experienced business strategists, architects, project managers, business analysts and IT staff to realise...


1 Aug 2012

This guide aims to provide government agencies with guidance on implementing Community Cloud Governance, managed by well defined governance structures with clear roles and responsibilities.

A Community Cloud is one of four cloud models outlined in the Australian Government Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper...


31 Jan 2012


This submission is written from the viewpoint of how ICT and digital technology can support the NSW Professional Services industry and how Government might foster that support. There are several areas Government initiatives could have significant impact:

To encourage the rapid...


24 Nov 2011

The consultation draft provides a wide-ranging, high level approach which we think defines an appropriate framework for leveraging ICT for the benefit of NSW citizens. We would also like to underline areas of emphasis we think may contribute to the plan as well provide some...


24 Nov 2011


We are in midst of a generational change in the way our economy operates with several inter-connected trends impacting us simultaneously.

Over the next decade the economy will need to re-organise itself to take advantage of the increasingly compelling power and...


2 Nov 2011

Cloud computing is a significant opportunity for Australian industry. Ibis World estimated Australian cloud revenues at over $1 billion for 2010 and employment at around 4,300 persons. When it comes to cloud computing, can Australia reasonably aspire to become a regional hub for cloud...


1 Apr 2011

The Australian Government Cloud Computing Strategic Direction paper outlines the Australian government's cloud computing initiative, the challenges and the benefits of its introduction.


15 Apr 2010

The internet, our relationship with it, and our culture is about to undergo a change as profound and unsettling as the development of Web 2.0 in the last decade, which saw Google and YouTube, Facebook and Twitter become mass, world-wide phenomena. Over the next ten...



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