Australian NSW Government Pilots OrionVM
SYDNEY, NSW MAY 22 – Today at CeBIT, Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner announces OrionVM as part of 2012’s Collaborative Solutions Project. This year’s project is focused around mobile government and OrionVM along with Asterism Digital are working with Department of Trade and Investment’s Finance Strategy and Operations Branch to create a virtual infrastructure platform for access and delivery of department initiatives.
Collaborative Solutions is a NSW government program which provide nearly $1 million dollars in funding to help seven consortiums develop new mobile solutions for the public sector under the Mobile Government initiative.
As part of the accepted project, OrionVM has been developing improvements and tailoring its cloud solutions since March 2012 to provide a four month trial of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (or Cloud) for use in the NSW government.
Of the value of the program Minister explained, “Collectively, the seven successful consortiums announced today expect to invest a total of $4 million in their projects and, over the next three years, create over 200 jobs and $80 million dollars in revenue, including $50 million in exports.”
Commenting on the projects themselves Minister Stoner said, “This program is bringing together technology consortiums to develop innovative mobile solutions that can drive innovation, productivity and transformation in our public sector. These projects provide a range of technology improvements… [such as] a highly scalable infrastructure platform to support development of mobile applications for government.”
Asterism Digital Managing Director, Ivan Vanderbyl, ‘Asterism Digital is exciting to be working with OrionVM and NSW Department of Trade and Investment to push the boundaries for cloud technology in the government space.
With OrionVM Managing Director, Sheng Yeo, commenting “We are excited to be working with the NSW Government. This grant will enable us to improve upon on our cloud platform for use within the government and subsequently for industry.
“It is great to see government agencies like the Department of Trade and Investment exploring the use of cloud based technology as overseas governments are already established in the space.”
“Through this grant we will be able to build on our technology stack, which has high export potential. With this new stack we are looking to expand internationally by the end of the year.”