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National Cloud Computing Strategy Released


Thursday, 30th May 2013 at 11:05 am
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The Federal Government has released the National Strategy for Cloud Computing, which outlines ways to use cloud technology to boost innovation and productivity across Australia's digital economy, including the Not for Profit sector.

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National Cloud Computing Strategy Released
Thursday, 30th May 2013 at 11:05 am

The Federal Government has released the National Strategy for Cloud Computing, which outlines ways to use cloud technology to boost innovation and productivity across Australia's digital economy, including the Not for Profit sector.

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy says the Government's National Strategy for Cloud Computing, released at the CeBIT Conference in Sydney, will ensure that governments, businesses, Not for Profit organisations and consumers have the tools and information they need to adopt cloud services.

The Strategy will:

  • Open up the Australian Government's annual $5 billion spend on ICT to cloud computing by requiring federal government agencies to consider cloud services for new information technology purchases.
  • Promote the benefits of cloud computing to small businesses, Not for Profit organisations and local government.
  • Support a vibrant cloud services sector through competition, a highly capable technology workforce, and regulatory settings that promote growth and foster innovation.

"Cloud computing is fundamentally changing the way we think about technology — it allows software and data storage to be delivered online and be consumed as services, on demand, across your computer, tablet and smartphone," the Minister said.

“The National Broadband Network will revolutionise access to the cloud. The NBN's fast download, and most importantly, upload capacity mean Australians can use applications in the cloud quickly and reliably.”

The National Cloud Computing Strategy is available at: www.dbcde.gov.au/cloud

Information about the National Standing Committee on Cloud Computing is available at: www.globalaccesspartners.org/joint-ventures/nsccc


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  • Anonymous Anonymous says:

    Excellent innovation, may stop film/music /software piracy .It will be interesting to see charges after few years levied to end user/ stand-alone consumers..

  • Jenkins Watson Jenkins Watson says:

    This release of cloud computing policies will work as a pushing tool for the Australian market. New comers will join the cloud services and then they will definitely help the economy to grow more. Small businesses are the most important part of Australian cloud computing industry.

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