Making drains smarter for Yarra Ranges Council

Fujitsu Australia, in collaboration with construction group Downer and Melbourne based electronics engineering and software development company EYEfi, has successfully trialled a ‘smart drains’ system that has the potential to significantly reduce the risk of flooding from overflowing stormwater drains.

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Federal government endorses national e-invoicing standard

The federal government has adopted an industry-wide framework for digital invoicing, paving the way for rapid takeup of electronic invoicing in government and the creation of a de facto national electronic payment system.

Deloitte Access Economics estimates e-invoicing could result in economy-wide benefits of up to $28 billion over ten years.

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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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