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UK councils show worrying laxity in AI usage policies
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FOI data reveal a 'shocking' laxity among UK councils in regulating workplace Artificial Intelligence (AI) usage, with three-quarters lacking usage policies and over a third permitting AI use without policy.
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InternetNZ appoints new chief executive. Will take over in October
Fri, 29th Jul 2022
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internet
InternetNZ has announced the appointment of its new chief executive, with Vivien Maidaborn taking over the role from interim chief Andrew Cushen in October.
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Dunedin City Council uses Spark IoT network for new water measuring system
Fri, 22nd Jul 2022
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Dunedin City Council has implemented a smart water metering solution using Spark's IoT network, aiming to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
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Who is on Fortinet’s new Public Sector Advisory Council?
Wed, 8th Jun 2022
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firewall
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network management
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network security
Fortinet says its new Public Sector Advisory Council will expand its commitment to secure public sector organisations worldwide.
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CompTIA forms Cybersecurity Advisory Council, led by 16 security execs
Mon, 18th Jan 2021
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comptia
CompTIA forms Cybersecurity Advisory Council with industry experts to tackle major cybersecurity challenges and threats in 2021 and beyond.
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New research project uses VR to make Australian roads safer
Tue, 10th Nov 2020
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University of South Australia researchers are using virtual reality technology to improve road safety for older Australians.
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Hawkes Bay launches digital transformation project with TechnologyOne
Thu, 13th Aug 2020
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New Zealand's Hawkes Bay Regional Council partners with TechnologyOne for a significant digital transformation project.
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Local Govt NZ: 12-months rates freeze misguided during COVID-19 pandemic
Wed, 25th Mar 2020
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taxpayers union
The request from the Taxpayers’ Union to implement a 12-month rates freeze is misguided and has the potential to put the brakes on economic recovery.
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Northern Melbourne council launches cloud-based solution Nintex
Tue, 13th Aug 2019
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The cloud-based solution will be used to improve customer experience, and to capture and manage processes, according to a statement.
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How a complex new NSW Council balanced its workload
Mon, 5th Aug 2019
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kemp technologies
MidCoast Council’s ICT manager needed to deliver a robust IT system that allowed staff to do their jobs effectively.
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Seven Aussie projects shortlisted in IDC's Smart Cities Awards
Wed, 15th May 2019
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cloud services
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smart cities
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The nominated projects include three from Newcastle alone and span smart water metering, solar farms, virtualization and transport.
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Sunshine Coast submarine cable landing station underway
Mon, 11th Feb 2019
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The submarine cable will help deliver the fastest data and telecoms connection to Asia from the east coast of Australia.
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Australian local government body develops IoT-enabled smart restrooms
Fri, 6th Jul 2018
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The restrooms are one part of the councils latest set of IoT initiatives, with the second involving water metering of multi-story buildings.
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TechnologyOne ink multi-million-dollar contract extension with Moreton Bay Regional Council
Mon, 21st May 2018
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Moreton Bay Council renews deal with TechOne, enhancing digital services with an 8-year SaaS solution.
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TechOne inks 8 year SaaS contract extension with Noosa Shire Council
Fri, 23rd Mar 2018
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Noosa Shire renews with TechOne for 8 more yrs, bolstering tech to lead in council efficiency.
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TechnologyOne scores local government contract with SA’s City of Mitcham
Thu, 15th Mar 2018
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digital transformation
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The local government authority has implemented TechnologyOne’s enterprise solution to replace paper-based work orders.
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Exclusive Interview: The City of Newcastle on smart city investment
Tue, 6th Mar 2018
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smart cities
Newcastle showcases smart city evolution at Cities 4.0, driving economic and community growth.
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Kiwi company Promapp picks up Aussie council body as client
Wed, 6th Sep 2017
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According to Promapp, its cloud-based software will enable the council body to map, review and improve processes on an ongoing basis.
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Kapiti Coast District Council sends spam to 'hundreds of people'
Wed, 30th Aug 2017
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Kāpiti Coast Council's email blunder floods hundreds with spam, as Mayor Gurunathan urges vigilance amidst phishing surge.
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Fraser Coast Council deploys Promapp to ramp up workflow efficiency
Wed, 26th Jul 2017
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document management
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For example, if a customer request for a water meter issue is received, a work order can then be generated and a council staff member dispatched.
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How Cumberland Council embraces tech innovation to uphold transparency & customer focus
Mon, 24th Oct 2016
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technologyone
The story of Cumberland Council is one of amalgamation, adoption and great success; after just five months of operation.
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Promapp's BPM software to service Bayside City Council
Wed, 6th Jul 2016
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business process mapping
Bayside City Council in Victoria has brought Promapp on board to provide its business process management software.
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Council switches off free Raetihi Wi-Fi
Thu, 28th Apr 2016
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wifi
The Ruapehu District Council has switched off the free Wi-Fi that is available at Raetihi’s public library after hours.
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Victoria city council chooses ShoreTel to begin major upgrade
Tue, 1st Dec 2015
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Brimbank City Council in Victoria has announced ShoreTel is its chosen vendor for a new unified communications (UC) solution.