Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Victoria develops 9 regional partnerships to boost digital connectivity

Victoria develops 9 regional partnerships to boost digital connectivity

The
Victorian-first programme was announced
by Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford. The programme includes
investigative fieldwork and mapping of current services including mobile
coverage, improved fixed broadband for businesses, and digital hubs and
co-working spaces.

Nine
regional partnerships in Victoria will share A$1 million from the Victorian
Government to develop comprehensive digital plans to address the needs and
priorities of their region. Each plan will include a complete picture of digital infrastructure needs and identify the local opportunities that unleash the latest economic and social potential of using new technology.

“Improved digital connectivity will bring considerable
benefits to regional Victoria – improving health, education and employment
outcomes, and supporting businesses, economic growth and jobs in the region,”
said Minister Pulford.

The
nine regional partnerships have been established in Barwon, Central Highlands,
Gippsland, Goulburn, Great South Coast, Loddon Campaspe, Ovens Murray, Mallee
and Wimmera Southern Mallee.

Across
the nine regional partnerships is the common need to address the digital divide
when it comes to access and use of quality infrastructure and services. 

“We know that local communities are best placed to determine
their priorities. We heard that digital connectivity was an absolute must for
our Regional Partnerships – and we’re getting on with the job,” said Minister
Pulford.

This
A$1-million funding is in direct response to the community following all nine regional
partnerships calling for improvements to digital infrastructure.

Over the past 18 months, the regional partnerships have made
a significant impact. These regional partnerships have led to a A$45 million
boost in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 for digital initiatives across the state.

Improving
connectivity to boost the digital economy has been a priority for the Victorian
Government. The A$45-million boost aims to give regional Victorian homes and
businesses access to mobile and broadband technologies enabling them to
participate in the digital economy.

As reported
earlier
, the investment from the Victorian Government will include: (1) A$11
million for the Mobile Black Spots program with a focus on increasing mobile
telephone coverage in flood and fire prone areas with poor coverage, (2) A$12
million for projects to support the adaption of internet enabled on-farm
technologies in Victoria’s North-West, the Macalister Irrigation District, the
Murray-Darling Basin and the Serpentine region, (3) A$7 million for regional
enhanced broadband projects in Morwell, North Geelong and Horsham, (4) A$7
million for Digital Economy Plan initiatives to drive innovation and increase
the competitiveness of regional industries, (5) A$7 million for free public
Wi-Fi in Shepparton and Geelong, and (6) A$1 million to improve regional
services through access to government communications infrastructure.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit www.ibm.com