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Australian government to modernise digital records management


Australian government agencies will soon see record keeping in the cloud due to the initiative of the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to modernize digital records management in the public sector.

In its Market approach, Digital Records Transformation Initiative (DRTI) aims to improve the management of modernized records through the use of “new smart technology,” improve productivity using automation, and increase the reuse of information assets; maintaining compliance with regulations governing government records.

According to the Market approach, the DTA is looking for an “innovative” software as a service to improve the Government’s information management environment and practices and solve current records management problems.

DTA wrote, “The customer wants to create an information management environment that is agile and suited to current and emerging records management needs.”

Regardless of which system is created or maintained, it wants a solution that ensures that data is appropriately managed and identified as a record.

“The customer is seeking an innovative records management solution that connects to multiple business systems and repositories to capture, classify automatically, and securely dispose of records based on their content with minimal user input according to the requirements of applicable records management legislation, standards, and authorities.”

The DTA said the primary corporate environment is the Azure cloud, with “primary tools within the Microsoft 365 product”. As such, the successful solution would be expected to be “optimized for this identity management and security environment.”

It stated that Microsoft might manage information using Azure resources; Microsoft 365, primarily SharePoint Online; Cloud-based project management products; Customer relationship management products; Or seek a solution that can be integrated with a wide range of other repositories and systems, including coding, design, finance and human resource management business systems.

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) hopes to boost government employees’ digital capability, announcing plans in April to prepare APS to charge forward with the Federal Government’s ambitious change plans.

One of the priorities under the Federal Government’s digital transformation strategy, launched in late 2018, is to create a government that is “suited to the digital age.”

This includes equipping public service with the skills and digital means necessary to deliver “world-leading” services.

“Government has made significant progress on our digital journey; however, there is a long way to go. If we are to deliver the high caliber of digital services that Australians deserve, we need to act quickly and strategically to lift digital capability,” the APSC, alongside the DTA, wrote in APS Digital Professional Stream Strategy.

The Digital Professional Stream Strategy will be overseen by DTA CEO Randall Brugeaud, who will also be head of the digital industry.

Among other things, Brugeaud will be responsible for developing support for improving digital capability across agencies; Defining how excellent digital skills are, Guide the implementation of the strategy; And guidance on identifying current and future professional standards and priority skills for the professional digital stream.

Note – The official statement mentioned in this article are sourced from ZDNet.

Akarshan Narang
Akarshan Narang
Covering the world of Cloud at CMI.


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