Jurisdiction: NSW

NSW Fire and Rescue moves to mobile alerts

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has issued a tender indicating its intention to move towards a modern, mobile solution for fire alerts across the state.

At present, 338 fire stations in NSW are alerted to incidents via the 000 emergency number and incidents recorded in FRNSW’s computer-aided dispatch (CAD), which are automatically printed out for use of the fire station.

The agency will seek to migrate to a system which allows the CAD to send incident alerts directly to fire fighters on location outside of their station...

New kid on the block: alternative to NSW GSAS ERP contracts launched

NSW has opened up its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) marketplace by establishing...

Dr. John Lambert named as new NSW eHealth CCIO

The search for NSW eHealth Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) has been finalised, with Dr. John Lambert, Intensive Care Director at Western NSW Local Health District, to take up the position from 18 August 2014, according to an eHealth Space newsletter.

As outlined in the 2013 NSW Health Blueprint for eHealth (the Blueprint), the position of Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) is designed to foster collaboration between clinicians and eHealth specialists...

Schools driven towards BYOD

The June end of the Federally-funded national Digital Education Revolution program (the DER Program)...

TfNSW: IBM and NEC track records evident

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has selected IBM and NEC as preferred tenderers for...

$100M in Service NSW projects, but how will they be procured?

Service NSW, launched in July 2013 and incubated for its first year within the Department of Premier...

NSW Education goes even more mobile

In yet another sign of the gathering pace of the use and support of mobile devices in the school system, the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC) has awarded software provider Softlink $10.5 million over six years for a browser-based school library management system.

The contract announcement follows close on the heels of a major new initiative funding for DEC in the NSW Budget. Intermediumanalysis indicates that DEC received 10% of the $784.33 million in new initiative ICT funding in 2014-15.  It also topped the new ICT initiative funding leader board with $62.2 million for ’technology for learning’.

Softlink’s ‘Oliver’ platform will replace the existing ageing OASIS platform utilised by NSW schools for the past 26 years.  It allows ‘Oliver’ users to connect to library services through multiple devices, including smartphones, iPads, and laptops.

The program allows a high degree of customisation, with the ability to integrate with eBooks, third party applications, and school content and database providers...

TfNSW preferred suppliers likely notified

Transport for NSW (TfNSW) has approached the open market for a Project Director and Program Management Office...

NSW revamps open data website

More detailed government data will be available to the community, in line with the NSW Government’s open data policy contained in its ICT Strategy, following the launch on 22 July 2014 of the NSW Government’s Open Data Dashboard on its Data NSW website.

Managed by the NSW Office of Finance and Services, the Data NSW website is the single portal to access State Government data. Among the additions made to it are information on popular and recently added datasets, case studies, news stories and examples of how datasets have been successfully turned into apps, as well as updates from agency social media feeds.

“The new Dashboard includes greater detail and additional commentary around the possible uses and interpretations of the datasets, which will make it easier for people to use them,” said Finance and Services Minister, Dominic Perrottet.

“The dashboard is also responsive, making it easy to view on mobile devices.”...

Fujitsu steers FACS emails to mobile-friendly cloud

NSW shared service provider Businesslink, acting on behalf of the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) has...


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