South Australian government chooses Atos as cloud provider

The government of South Australia has selected German cloud and cybersecurity company Atos to support the organisation with its digital transformation journey.

In a three-year agreement signed by both parties, the South Australian government agencies will leverage Atos’ Managed Platform Services (MPS) to deliver better data processing and cloud migration solutions.

Mike Green, Managing Director of Atos Australia, said that the company is “proud” to be chosen as a trusted partner of the government.

“We believe that hyperscale Cloud services can make a different kind of public service possible. We are excited to transfer that knowledge, experience and deep insights to embark on this journey towards a safe and citizen-centric future in South Australia,” he added.

South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide, is the fifth most populous city in Australia and is consistently ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Earlier in January, the government outlined a bold and ambitious tech strategy for the South Australian Government that brings together technology, cybersecurity and digital services.

The government is actively collaborating and partnering with agencies to achieve positive outcomes for the state. These include: developing a more resilient and innovative cyber security industry centred in Adelaide’s innovation hub, Lot Fourteen, through the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C); and addressing and reducing the cyber and digital skills gap by developing education, training and pathways through cyber security traineeships for government, development of cyber school curriculum, and other skills growth activities.

Another initiative includes to improve online accessibility of government services for people living with disadvantage or a disability and improve the state’s cyber security posture by implementing the South Australian Cyber Security Framework (SACSF) across government and improve the industry’s awareness of the SACSF.