The UK Government has led many governments across the globe since it developed the Government Digital Service (GDS) in 2011, and with the introduction of the Digital Economy Bill, this digitally leading nation is pushing the goal posts even further.
Rising customer expectations sprouting from same-day delivery and real-time data tracking have changed the landscape of traditional business models, and we are beginning to see the same trend running through the public sector when delivering faster and more efficient digital services.
Digital transformation is no longer just a buzzword.
All across Australia, governments are beginning to implement new technology projects to better serve the needs of citizens, while also gaining the added benefit of reducing operational costs.
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As government’s begin to ride the wave of innovation, it will be important for departments across federal, state and local levels to make sense of these vast and complex new sets of information.
A recent report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (Ceda) predicted almost 40% of existing jobs will disappear because of technological advancements. CEDA's chief executive, Professor Stephen Martin said jobs that involved "low levels of social interaction, low levels of creativity, or low levels of mobility and dexterity" were most likely to be replaced by automation.
New research conducted by Deloitte revealed that 96% of government officials described the impact of digital technologies as ‘significant’, with three-quarters of respondents also describing the journey to digital government as ‘disruptive’. One of the driving factors behind this assumption is the idea that closed ecosystems cannot compete in an open world.