“As the first state in Australia to commence the implementation of a fibre-to-the-premise broadband network, Tasmania will have a considerable impact on the success of Australia’s digital economy and set a blueprint for the rest of the nation.
“To leverage the infrastructure and build a flourishing digital economy continued communication amongst the state’s ICT professionals is necessary.”
The chairman of the ACS Tasmanian Board, Steven Cambridge, said that the Tasmanian Government support of the small business tax concessions would positively impact productivity, skills development and innovation gains within the predominately SME market.
Tasmania is definitely in a leadership position when it comes to demonstrating the economic benefits of ICT.”
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Premier Bartlett responded said he was honoured to be associated with the ACS, particularly at a time where “ICT has the potential to become Australia’s new economic engine room.”
“I look forward to working with the ACS and ICT professionals in the State to maximise the opportunities that will arise from the NBN and to position Tasmania at the forefront of ICT innovation and development.”