Tasmania’s Glenorchy City Council is leading the way for other Australian local governments by transforming its business into a fully Cloud-based operation.
The council has shifted from using TechnologyOne’s suite of on-premise products to OneCouncil, based on the TechnologyOne Cloud.
TechnologyOne (ASX:TNE) is an Australian publicly listed software company.
Its executive chairman, Adrian Di Marco, said that as a result of Glenorchy City Council’s move to the Cloud, it has greatly simplified its computing model by removing the complexity and cost of an on-premise model.
“Council no longer has to worry about running or updating their software and infrastructure - we will take care of all of that for them. By removing the burden of managing its computing environment, it can focus on business, rather than the supporting technology,” he said.
According to Glenorchy City Council ICT project officer, Anna Holland, their Cloud strategy will help its small team to keep pace, and enable access to information anywhere, at any time and from any device.
“We’re a small organisation and don’t have a large resource pool, as with most local governments. We couldn’t afford to maintain in-house support for our IT infrastructure, which was aging and needed updating. So this empowers Council to be more flexible to rapidly adopt new technology as it becomes available,” she said.
Holland added that the shift from on-premise to Cloud will also equip Council to better mobilise its workforce.
“By moving to the Cloud, we can replace paper with tablets and smart mobile devices, and field staff can access all their information while out in the field. This will create a more proactive workforce,” she added.