IBM helps Australia government tap blockchain tech

The Australian federal government has awarded IBM a five-year contract worth nearly $741 million (£560 million), enabling its various agencies to access emerging technologies such as AI and blockchain.

The deal is set to deliver significant savings and supports Australia’s goal to become one of the top-three digital governments in the world by 2025, while delivering services that are simple, convenient and easy to use for Australian citizens and businesses.

“This agreement reflects the growing importance of technology to the government’s transformation agenda,” says David La Rose, Managing Director, IBM Australia & New Zealand.  “For agencies it will be more simple and cost efficient to engage with IBM, while our technologies make it possible for government to deliver smarter, integrated, always-on digital services for citizens.”

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