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The Australian ABS Statistical Service is looking for the right scanning software!

The Australian Statistical Service (ABS) has submitted a tender request seeking data collection, recognition and repair software as well as a scanning infrastructure to be used for the 2021 Census.

According to ABS, the software solution will be used to scan, record, identify and enhance written responses from paper based home and professional Census 2021 and ABS collections. It will then cover the answers in an electrical format so that the data can be used by "appropriate systems".

"ABS is looking for data logging, identification and repair software that offers a range of features that support imaging and data, recording responses from paper forms using ICR (Intelligent Character Recognition) and / or OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and / or OMR (Optical Signal Recognition) technology and automatic interpretation machines, and data digitization ABS writes in the invitation to tender form.

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He added that while the software would be "ideally" compatible with current ABS-owned Kodak i5850 scanners, the agency said it was open to "alternative scanner recommendations that would provide optimal interaction with the software that will be promoted. "

While the bidding deadline is December 9, ABS said it intends to procure the software "as soon as possible" in order to evaluated, to develop, test and build the solution for the exercise of the Census ”by August 2020.

ABS is seeking a contract with a provider from the beginning of 2020 until June of 2022, with the option of extending the contract for a further period of up to two years.

In May, it was revealed that PwC Australia had been selected as an IT partner for the 2021 Census. ABS said PwC would operate the digital inventory on Amazon Web Services, which was certified to handle Protected workloads earlier this year.

"ABS and PwC Australia will work with reputable organizations, including the Australian Cyber ​​Security Center and the Digital Conversion Agency, to create a safe solution to manage the high demand expected for the 2021 Census ", said ABS.

In April, ABS allocated 38,3 million for three years to the federal budget of 2019-20.

On 9 August 2016, ABS faced a series of attacks DDoS, suffered a hardware router failure, so the Census website was shut down and citizens were unable to complete their online submissions.

The Census was running with the internal infrastructure provided by its technology IBM. A month later, ABS caused an explosion at IBM and said it had failed to adequately address it. risk suffered under contract.

"The Census system on the Internet was hosted by IBM under an ABS contract and the DDoS attack could not disrupt the system," ABS said at the time. "Despite the extensive programming and preparation by ABS for 2016 inventory, this risk has not been adequately addressed by IBM and ABS will be more integrated in risk management in IBM future".

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