G20 finance meeting for 2014 is to be held in Sydney, announced by Wayne Swan, Treasurer, on 28th August, 2012. All the finance ministers and central bank governors from all around the world will be welcomed in the G20 meeting. NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell is delighted for choosing Sydney for G20 finance meeting. Though the G20’s actual summit is going to start in Brisbane, Sydney has got a chance to host the finance meeting of G20.
The NSW Department of Trade and Investment is organizing a new cloud to bring agency-wide savings all around the State. This cloud operation, utilizing SaaS (software-as-a-service) will save the department along with its 16 cluster agencies over AUD$12.5 million (US$12.5 million) per year in operational expenses. Portfolios controlled by the department along with its cluster agencies encompass investment and trade, business development, food and water, primary industries, energy and mineral resources and hospitality, tourism as well as the arts.
David Kennedy, New South Wales Trade’s chief information officer said that, taking on world best-experience, cloud-based services will bring substantial savings on the hardware and operating costs. This roll-out moreover improves systems security. It’ll enable them to apply the innovative SaaS model in a timeframe which addresses their business priorities.
Sydney has connected Adelaide, Canberra and near about 475 different cities all over the world in permitting people to arrange their journeys on public transport through Google Maps, in joint venture between the New South Wales Government and Google. However Google's Maps creation was initially developed in the Sydney, people living in biggest city of Australia have, still today also, not been capable to access information of public transport via Google Maps when planning for any trip.
Gladys Berejiklian, New South Wales Transport Minister said that, at headquarters of Google in Sydney, that Transport NSW had been working secretly for about one year with Google to adapt the transport timetable information to a new format which can be utilized by Google and further third party developers. This is a huge step forward.
Chris Hartcher, the Energy Minister said that, the Government needs landholders to analysis gas deposits positively. He said that, what they would like to observe if that the farmers perceive having coal joint gas on their property as a count to the worth of their land as well as not to be observed as a possible problem on their property.
He said that, farmers must be sufficiently compensated; therefore the Government is conferring a base rate with them as well as the coal seam gas industry. Mr. Hartcher said that, lots of farmers are concerned about if there is coal seam gas on their property or if it is going to be used from their property then it is going to be a burden upon them.
New South Wales Police is now facing accusations of widespread piracy in a compensation claim worth almost $10 million for unauthorized software use. Currently the firm suing New South Wales police, multi-national company Micro Focus, which is trying to determine whether the software the police utilized to replace the allegedly unauthorized software with, was pirated.
Bruce Craig, Micro Focus Australian MD said that, New South Wales police have a license to permit 6500 users of computer program View Now
Greg Pearce, ICT Minister announced the official government ICT strategy that has been extended in tandem with the different new ICT working groups as well as advisory panels of the state. The government spends more than $2 billion per year on ICT, as well as the key to the strategy's accomplishment, as per the director-general of New South Wales Department of Finance and Services, Michael Coutts-Trotter, will be to ensure it works as a business plan instead of an ICT shopping list.
Andrew Stoner, NSW Deputy Premier said that the policy has been developed with an idea to "make New South Wales number one again".