The AIIA has come out to welcome billions in new digital funding in the Budget as The Australian Federal Government is backing The Australian Digital Economy.
Then the Lightning Council Australia, an organisation we didn't even know existed, but is the peak body for the lightning industry in Australia, has also come out to welcome the announcement to "reverse plans to cut an estimated $1.8 billion from the Research and Development Tax Incentive Program".
We have also heard from two other companies - Pure Storage and Digital Realty.
"At the heart of this is the data of our people, land and businesses which needs to be safe, adaptable and usable by our core agencies. It's the greatest asset of our government for preserving our identity, way of life, security and standard of living.”
Michael Alp, VP ANZ, Pure Storage
Mark Smith, Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Digital Realty said: “The rollout of 5G mobile services will create a high speed platform for business operations to take complete advantage of big data, artificial intelligence and the internet of things.
"The government’s move to boost 5G access will help provide critical connectivity and infrastructure to local enterprises, particularly when demand on internet infrastructure is so high. A cloud-first strategy – whether multi-cloud or agnostic – is crucial to capitalise on a faster 5G network ensuring businesses can compete.”
Mark Smith, MD AP at Digital Realty
The Government's 1 minute Budget 2020-21 overview video is embedded below:
The Budget 2020-21 JobMaker Plan video is below: