Monday, May, 2023
The PNG Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has announced a planned migration of services to the re-designed version 2 of the Pilot Government Cloud Platform.
The move is aimed at ensuring compliance with government and industry best practices, the Digital Government Act 2022, and the Digital Standards.
The Version.2 Pilot Government Cloud platform will allow the government to host complex cloud solutions using modern and emerging technologies for government business.
DICT Secretary Mr Steven Matainaho explained the need for the migration, stating , “The planned migration of services to the re-designed version 2 of the Pilot Government Cloud Platform is an important step towards further modernizing the government’s IT infrastructure.
“It will help us to ensure compliance with government and industry best practices, and enable us to provide better services to the citizens of Papua New Guinea.”
Secretary Matainaho further emphasized the minimal disruption of services that the 21 onboarded government bodies can expect during the migration exercise.
He also highlighted that the Digital Transformation Officers for these bodies will be notified directly of the planned migration of services.
“The migration of services commenced on Saturday 29th of April and is expected to be completed on Thursday the 4th of May, 2023.
“ We anticipate a smooth transition to the enhanced cloud platform and are confident that the Version.2 Pilot Government Cloud platform will provide the necessary capabilities for the government to deliver its services more effectively,” said Secretary Matainaho.
“Those with any enquiries regarding the migration of cloud services should contact our Cloud Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”