Data#3 was awarded the contract after a competitive public tender process.
Based on Microsoft Azure and Office 365, the new customised cloud service will replace the existing Govdex whole-of-government platform, which has amassed over 90,000 users since its establishment.
Data#3 chief executive and managing director Laurence Baynham said, “We are delighted to work with the Department of Finance on this innovative initiative. It is a great example of how leveraging people and technology can help to drive digital transformation in the public sector. We look forward to assisting the Department in achieving their business goals.”
- Enable greater interconnectivity, file sharing and collaboration between government agencies and organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors;
- Deliver cost savings to participating agencies through coordinating Government activity and economies of scale; and
- Provide a trusted environment for government to collaborate with internal and external parties.
Data #3 says the cloud service will provide a single point for government employees and industry partners to collaborate, allowing them to share files, host discussion groups, manage tasks, conduct video broadcasts, run polls, translate messages in real-time, and work with users worldwide.