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ATO Chosen To Lead Data Analytics Centre

BIG DATA—AUSTRALIA

March 21, 2013

The Australian Government Information Management Office has announced the creation of the Data Analytics Centre of Excellence, charging the Australian Tax Office with leading the new initiative, which “aims to encourage agencies to share information, skills and to help identify trends useful for shaping governmental policy,” reports The Sydney Morning Herald. The move is seen as a “sea change” in the way the government deals with Big Data statistics and “a good practical approach that lines up all of the key players,” says Ovum analyst Kevin Noonan.
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