Victorian government inks $5m online services deal

The Victorian government has signed a $5 million contract for the provision of online services to hospitals, education facilities, local government and state government organizations.

Citrix Systems will provide its Citrix Presentation Server products to all organizations covered by the Audit Act as part of Victoria's e-government strategy for communications.

"The Victorian government's e-government vision recognizes the value of information and technology to link different government programs and resources in a seamless way," Victorian government CIO Jane Treadwell said in a statement.

"It involves coordinating and integrating services and information from local and federal governments and the private sector with the aim of making communication and dealings with government more convenient and simpler for citizens."

E-government has the potential to reduce service delivery costs, eliminate unnecessary duplication and in some cases make it possible to meet emerging needs without restructuring agencies or programs, Treadwell said.

The Bracks government launched its e-government vision in March 2002.

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