Digital transformation is a concept that is high on the agenda of Australia’s government departments, with billions of dollars being invested in new systems and infrastructure to support greater working efficiencies and capabilities.
A key element of digital transformation for government agencies is a migration to the cloud which enables greater levels of access, communication while also lowering the burden and costs of managing owned hardware and servers.
These benefits are core drivers behind the Federal Government’s Cloud First Policy which was implemented to kick-start a mass migration to the cloud by government agencies at all levels. While this policy has wide-spread support, Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) certified Cloud provider, Vault Systems, has recognised a gap between available cloud technologies and the existing IT skillset of government employees.
To bridge this gap, Vault Systems believes government employees need to be empowered to make decisions and that can only come with acquiring new skills and knowledge to meet the increased service quality standards that the Australian public has come to expect from their dealings in the private sector.
It is for this reason that Vault Systems has launched Vault Academy, which has been established with the sole purpose of addressing the shortage of cloud computing skills across government agencies with an emphasis on data security.
As part of the two day curriculum, Vault Academy will place an emphasis on maintaining best practice cloud security measures that ensure Australian citizens’ data and data of importance to national security is housed onshore and under Australian jurisdiction.
Another important element of Vault Academy is its focus on collaboration with a view to building a supportive government cloud community that shares ideas, concerns and strategies via regular meet ups and events.
Vault Academy’s inaugural course, The Fundamentals of Operating a Secure Cloud will run from Thursday 17 May – Friday 18 May and is open to end-users such as software developers, infrastructure engineers, cloud architects, sales engineers and technical project leaders who would like to explore secure cloud computing operational skills.