Objective Announces Objective Connect: Easy and Secure Information Sharing for Government
Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced the immediate availability of Objective Connect. Leveraging Objective’s proven track record in delivering public sector applications and software-as-a-service, Objective Connect is a breakthrough hybrid platform enabling easy and secure information sharing between government departments, agencies, private enterprise and citizens.
Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said, “Objective Connect sees us address a long-term challenge for modern government, to deliver secure information sharing between organisations, irrespective of their underlying content management systems.”
Addressing the Challenge of Secure Information Sharing
Research recently conducted in conjunction with the Institute of Information Management (IIM) highlighted that while usage of online file sharing has grown rapidly, it has reached a barrier. The study found that 57% of Australian government organisations have blocked access to online file sharing due to concerns about security and privacy.
“The challenge of sharing information has become critical to security-conscious organisations. Objective Connect enables users to securely share information, in a way that enhances existing information management policies, investments and capabilities,” said Walls.
Objective Connect has been engineered to meet the stringent requirements of Australian, New Zealand and United Kingdom government organisations where security, traceability and auditability are key priorities.
“Highlighting Objective’s approach to security, we believe Objective Connect is the only information sharing platform to conform to the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM) up to and including Protected. Objective Connect is also engineered to ensure data sovereignty, which is a critical issue for public sector organisations.”
Objective Connect helps organisations to satisfy compliance requirements by eliminating insecure or non-compliant methods of information sharing, such as email, ftp, cloud storage and online file sharing tools.
Major Australian R&D Investment
Engineered in Australia and developed locally and in the United Kingdom, Objective Connect represents a major Australian investment in research and development to meet the specific requirements of government in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Objective Connect has been recognised by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) by with its appointment to AGIMO’s inaugural Data Centre as a Service (DCaaS) Multi Use List (MUL). Announced on October 18, AGIMO First Assistant Secretary John Sheridan said, “This presents an opportunity for Agencies to significantly simplify procurement of cloud and cloud-like services by leveraging nominated leading suppliers, with solutions built to meet the requirements of Australian government.”
Flexibility and Ease of Use
Objective Connect offers public sector entities control, convenience and choice in the way they share information, providing options for secure content sharing out-of-the-box, through a hybrid platform.
The ability to access Objective Connect from a web browser, and/or existing on-premise content management systems, enhances flexibility and reduces time spent on training, deployment and support. The hybrid platform is designed to integrate with existing information repositories including Microsoft SharePoint, HP TRIM and Objective ECM—using Objective Connect Link.
Objective Connect Editions
Objective Connect is available in two editions. Individuals can sign up for an Objective Connect Free account, which will allow them to receive information free of charge.
Objective Connect Standard is suitable for individuals or enterprises with one or more identified users. It provides all the features necessary to share information securely with ease. A free 60-day trial of Objective Connect Standard is provided to all Objective Connect Free edition customers.
Organisations can purchase optional extras including the Reporting Dashboard, to allow greater accountability and auditability, as well as Objective Connect Link to allow organisations to integrate with their on-premise content management systems.
Objective Connect is available immediately at www.objectiveconnect.com.
About Objective Corporation
Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) is an established leader and specialist provider of content, collaboration and process management solutions for the public sector. Its solutions empower public sector effectiveness, efficiency and transparency, helping governments deliver better public sector outcomes at a lower cost to the community.
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