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Victorian Government ICT Strategy 2014-2015 focuses on cloud, mobility, community access

Friday, 23 May 2014

Tuesday 20 May 2014

  • Release of new Victorian Government Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy 2014-2015 after public consultation
  • Focus on high-impact priorities such as public cloud framework, mobility technologies and community access to government datasets 
  • Top 10 ICT Strategy achievements to date and top 10 goals for updated ICT Strategy

The Victorian Coalition Government today released its Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategy for years 2014 and 2015.

Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips said that the updated strategy would focus on high-impact priorities such as a public cloud framework, mobility technologies and greater community access to government datasets.

“The Coalition Government will continue to consult citizens and business in the development of government services using digital channels such as online and through mobile devices and applications,” Mr Rich-Phillips said.

Early last year saw the release of the Coalition Government’s first ICT Strategy, which was the first step in rectifying Labor’s disastrous ICT legacy, as outlined by the Victorian Auditor-General and Ombudsman in their November 2011 report.

“Our first phase focused on foundational, whole-of-government ICT policies and processes, including the appointment of a Chief Technology Advocate,” Mr Rich-Phillips said.

It is important that Victorians have easy access to accurate information and convenient government transactions, which is what we will deliver over the next 18 months.”

Success in implementing this Strategy will mean that it is easier for Victorians and businesses to access government services online anywhere, anytime, as well as productivity improvements being realised in the public sector through smart use of technology.

View the full media release - Victorian Government ICT Strategy 2014-2015