CLOUD TECHNOLOGY: Revolutionizing Government Operations and Driving Digital Transformation in Papua New Guinea

Thursday 16th March, 2023

Cloud Specialists from the AWS and DICT during the AWS Immersion Day Workshop with Key Government Agencies at Stanley Hotel – 6th March, 2023.

The Papua New Guinea Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is leading the change and in charge of driving digital transformation across the country. With the focus on digitizing government services and making digital technology more accessible to citizens, the department has outlined a Digital Transformation Plan that is inclusive, practical, and forward-thinking.

One critical element of the plan is the adoption of cloud technology, which emphasizes on revolutionizing government operations and making services more efficient and accessible to citizens, businesses and the government as a whole. By moving to the cloud, the government can improve data security, accessibility, and collaboration between agencies, ultimately driving innovation and digital transformation.

Cloud technology is a game-changer for citizens and businesses, who can now access government services and information from anywhere, at any time, on any device with just internet connection. This eliminates barriers to accessing government services and makes it more convenient and efficient, improving the overall citizen experience.

Not only does cloud technology benefit citizens, but it can also help government agencies save cost on ICT Infrastructure maintenance, upgrades, and replacements. This then creates resources on other focus areas of government, ensuring that they are used efficiently and cost-effectively.

The adoption of cloud technology also facilitates collaboration between different government agencies and businesses in the country, leading to better coordination and more efficient service delivery. This drives innovation in government operations, making them more effective and citizen-centric.

Cloud-based systems provide real-time data analytics, allowing regulators and government agencies to make quick and informed decisions, which is very crucial in areas such as emergency and disaster response, police, education, fisheries, maritime, aviation, just to name a few.

Cloud technology is vital for the digital transformation of the entire government, streamlining operations, service delivery to citizens, and facilitating digital transformation. By adopting cloud-based tools and services, governments can improve accessibility, cost save costs, scale their operations, ensure data security, facilitate collaboration, and drive innovation.

The Department of ICT is at the forefront in facilitating this transformation journey, currently liaising with key stakeholders to ensure all requirements and standards are met, and the full benefits of cloud technology are realized thoroughly and responsibly.

The adoption of Cloud technology is a significant step forward for Papua New Guinea. The Department of ICT is focused on improving the whole of government in that area, as it is a crucial component of the Digital Transformation Plan and its successful implementation will drive the agenda of innovation and bring about a brighter future for the country.

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