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Cyber security, cloud management, vendor coordination, improving digital performance, and balancing budgets are key concerns for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) when it comes to government technology or GovTech.

As Australia moves towards a more digital future, robust and adaptable IT service delivery is crucial.

The Role of Kinetic IT in GovTech

We deliver customised IT solutions across all Australian government levels: federal, state, and territory. These government agencies include the Australian Department of Defence, Victoria Police, Western Australian Police Force, WA Department of Justice, WA Department of Education and the Northern Territory Government.

As a national onshore provider, we help CIOs navigate IT challenges while realising greater value in their government technology investments.

Expertise Across Various Sectors

Wayne Berriman, Kinetic IT’s Group Executive for Government, Education & Critical Infrastructure, emphasises the company’s role in digital transformation for Australian government customers.

“In a rapidly changing Australian technology landscape, our experts are trusted guides.” We create reliable, efficient and cost-effective infrastructure. We deliver expert service desk support locally on the ground, and even use AI technologies to distribute knowledge faster to service desk staff. The level of technological advancement seen in the last few years across our customers has significantly increased.”

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A reliable user experience is vital to enhancing the reputation of government services and building trust with Australian citizens.

The Importance of Data-Driven Decision Making

Top-level management must rely on accurate data to make effective decisions.

Visibility is Key: Understanding and Improving User Experience

Visibility is critical for identifying and resolving IT issues. You need to understand where the user experience is falling short, whether it’s device performance or signal strength.

A reliable user experience is vital to enhancing the reputation of government services and building trust with Australian citizens. So by pinpointing frustrations, you can offer targeted solutions to improve the user experience regionally.

“How many devices do you have on your network? Are your IT practices adequately protecting your data and systems? Understanding your IT environment ensures your IT decisions and investments endure over time.”

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Kinetic IT’s Wayne Berriman is the Group Executive for Government, Education and Critical Infrastructure.
Cyber Security and Cloud Solutions

Cyber security and cloud solutions are pivotal in today’s IT landscape.

“Public sector CIOs know they need to invest further in these areas,” adds Wayne. “Choosing a local provider with extensive domain capabilities and digital solutions can lead to strong business outcomes.”

Case Study: Wannon Water

Craig Roberts, Manager of Information Security at Wannon Water, shares his experience:

“Kinetic IT’s cyber security solution PROTECT+ and its 24×7 monitoring and Security Operations Centre services have provided us insights, detection, and threat response capabilities that we just didn’t have the resources to do on our own. They have become a pivotal part of our cyber defence toolkit. We also value Kinetic IT’s sound advice and consulting on cyber issues and projects. Kinetic IT is reliable, dependable, and honest. We highly value the cyber security advice and services they provide us.”

Addressing Critical Infrastructure and Data Sovereignty

The new Australian Cyber Security Strategy focuses on critical infrastructure protection, making it essential to engage Australian providers which have sovereign capabilities.

“CIOs know they need to safeguard sensitive data and comply with data residency and policy regulations,” Wayne says. “As you navigate the vendor landscape, it’s important choose partners who understand data sovereignty requirements and budget constraints. By offering robust security measures, data residency guarantees, and flexible pricing models, we can help you meet your objectives.”

Budget Management and Government Technology Innovation

Balancing the need for innovation with budget constraints is a complex task for CIOs. Kinetic IT has a proven track record for delivering solutions that meet both cost and organisational requirements.

For example, during a cloud migration project for a state government customer, Kinetic IT used its AWS and Azure expertise to develop a cloud cost evaluation and optimisation strategy that effectively controlled cloud spending.

Leveraging Generative AI for Government IT Solutions

Kinetic IT’s approach to data and digital technologies positions customers to adapt to new technologies like generative AI.

“We build your IT environment in partnership with internal teams,” says Wayne. “We ensure the infrastructure aligns with your business goals and ITIL best practices. In turn, this means your ecosystem can adapt to new challenges like generative AI. Our customers leverage their well-protected IT environments, leading to better outcomes for the Australian citizens they serve.”

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