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Mining giant Rio Tinto has signed a global agreement with Active Navigation to analyse and support the management of its unstructured data.  Rio Tinto is using Active Navigation to remediate over a petabyte of unstructured content (over a billion files) that’s spread out over five continents.

It was a solitary email that became pivotal to a Royal Commission and a Parliamentary Inquiry; two investigations that have had significant implications for government recordkeeping in South Australia and continue to resonate today.

Following the release of the Debelle Commission report, a Select Committee of the South Australian Parliament undertook its own inquiry into the circumstances around the missing email. It reported to Parliament in late 2013. It undertook rigorous questioning of Telstra, provider of the South Australian Government Electronic Messaging System (SAGEMS), and the then SA Government Chief Information Officer Andrew Mills.

Microsoft has announced plans to deliver Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online from data centres in Australia by the end of March, 2015 to address data residency considerations, particularly in sectors such as healthcare, education, government and financial services.

Digitalised business processes provide the perfect conditions for on-going tracking and measurement of the ‘health’ of the processes. What are the KPIs that can be used to track the health of your AP processes and the benefits you can achieve?

EMC Corporation has announced the Australian findings of a new global data protection study that reveals, data loss and downtime cost Australian enterprises US$55 billion in the last twelve months, compared to the average of US$34 billion across the Asia-Pacific and Japan region. Global data loss is up by 400% since 2012 while, surprisingly, 78% of Australian organisations are still not fully confident in their ability to recover after a disruption.  

The National E-Health Transition Authority (NEHTA) is offer funding from a pool of up to $500,000 (ex GST) to Australian private hospital groups to begin integrating their systems with the Personally Controlled Electronic Health record (PCEHR). 

Microsoft has acquired Acompli, a developer working on bringing the functionality of Outlook on the desktop PC to mobiles. Acompli reportedly makes it easier to deal with email attachments on your phone, and also puts contacts and calendar into the same app, and handles attachments from Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive.

After six years Vladimir Videnovic has stepped down as National President of  The Institute for Information Management (IIM). The new National President is Dr Janine Douglas, a consultant who is currently President of the Western Australian Branch of IIM, and has served on the IIM Board as a Regional Director for two years.