Microsoft introduces new Azure Cloud regions

Microsoft has announced the Availability of Azure Australia Central – two new Azure cloud regions located within the highly secure, resilient, Australian-owned facilities of Canberra Data Centres to support mission-critical demands of Government and National Critical Infrastructure.

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Parking app problems infuriate local drivers

Geelong council's parking app is under fire over a litany of complaints, with many drivers saying they have been charged multiple times for single parking sessions. But the city says that despite its faults the app is here to stay, and drivers who are unhappy with it will just have to use other payment options.
 

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SW council pays up to hackers

Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire Council says it has taken steps to secure its computer systems after a cyber-attack on the Leisure Centre last month.

Investigations found hackers breached the centre’s system via a monitoring gateway used by software provider Phoenix, shire chief executive Tim Clynch said.

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Data breach law takes effect on Thursday

Australia's data breach notification law takes effect this Thursday and new resources for the public have been released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner before the law comes into force.

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Finance puts industry off-side with EDRMS lockout

Australia’s Department of Finance has put EDRMS adoption by non-corporate Commonwealth agencies on hold until 30 June 2019 while it completes a pilot rollout of its own in-house cloud records management solution.The decision has upset the vendor community and seemingly jeopardises The Digital Continuity 2020 policy championed by the National Archives of Australia (NAA).

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Final day for free local government digital maturity survey

More than 100 of Australia’s local government authorities have so far participated in the new local Government Digital Maturity Index, a Government News initiative. 

“It’s the first time these metrics have been used in Australia,” says project leader Graeme Philipson.

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