Telecommunications and the Digital Economy
Paul Budde gave a stimulating presentation on the international trends in broadband access and applications. His key points included:
The National Broadband Network is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia’s history and will forever change the telecommunications landscape in Australia. The NBN is expected to deliver high speed broadband services to all Australians no matter where they live, and through it, structurally reform the telecommunications sector.
This presentation provides an example of how the Cloud can be utilised to quickly establish an international business with inherent cost and performance advantages. It also explains why delivery of web content via the Cloud will become a mainstream way of conducting business for industries ranging from Banking to Television and beyond.
Early adopters have found the general case for cloud computing is clear; it's better, faster, less risky and less costly than doing it in house. But is it ready for the main stream business user and consumer?
This presentation assumes that an ACS audience is familiar with the various forms of cloud computing and so, while it will briefly address what cloud computing is and why it is so important, its major focus will be on what we know to be happening now in the cloud computing space; what is happening across the user community in Australia; and what are the issues that government is considering in
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