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How to make Canberra a digital city

By johnboy - 18 September 2013 9

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This in from the Canberra Business Council:

Canberra Business Council, CollabIT and the ACT Government are interested in your thoughts and ideas on how Canberra can capitalise on digital opportunities and promote our digital success stories to inspire others.

As you know Canberra has unique attributes that we can leverage to transform the way we live, do business and access government services.

Your participation in this simple five minute survey will help us to begin to transform Canberra into a Digital City – AND you will be in the draw to win a 32GB iPad!

What’s Your opinion?


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9 Responses to
How to make Canberra a digital city
Deref 12:46 pm 18 Sep 13

switch said :

I thought the ACT government was more concerned with who plugs what into where in the marriage bed.

I think you’re confusing the government with the churches.

switch 11:57 am 18 Sep 13

I thought the ACT government was more concerned with who plugs what into where in the marriage bed.

Grail 11:45 am 18 Sep 13

Apparently they’re only interested in the opinions of managers from companies based in Canberra. The only roles selectable in their “survey” are “CEO,” “Finance Manger” and “IT Manager.” Pity if you’re the HR manager, Operations manager or some other role which doesn’t fit in those three boxes.

Are CEOs the only people in Canberra that have any idea how their businesses could be improved by better technology?

Here’s a list of the benefits of high speed broadband, from the Whirlpool forums: http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/nbn_applications – note that higher speed broadband means less reliance on office space to do in-house work. With the Labor NBN it’s quite feasible to run a corporate “Standard Operating Environment” computer that is remotely managed, with files stored back at the office and accessed over a VPN.

Faster networks (especially with higher upload speeds) make life much easier for people working with media such as graphic designers, video editors and commercial photographers.

In my own employment, I would be able to be much more productive at home and at work if I was able to work two four-hour shifts, with a decent chunk of morning or afternoon daylight hours to get stuff done in the garden. At present I usually end up getting home after sunset, making gardening time a rare luxury. There’s a garden here in Cowper St, Dickson that I’m quite envious of: the gardener has the entire block dedicated to growing food crops such as cabbages, cucumbers, tomatoes.

This is one of the indirect benefits of a digital economy: no longer do office workers need to spend all week in an office away from their home. Office time can be reserved for meetings of the kind that aren’t easily facilitated by teleconferencing, and work-time can be more productive due to fewer interruptions.

Deref 11:38 am 18 Sep 13

steveu said :

Tony said :

FTTP

+1

As a mob who I would presume helped fund a party that killed off FTTP in this nation, I find this quite funny that they are asking this question.

That.

They can kiss my shiny metal butt.

wildturkeycanoe 11:31 am 18 Sep 13

I thought this new government wanted to go analog. Obviously the A.C.T government must do something to fix this issue first before getting us to come up with digital solutions.
For mind, here’s a great idea – give the NRL finals to someone who broadcasts in HD!!!!!!!

RedDogInCan 11:30 am 18 Sep 13

Having completed the survey, it is just an email address harvesting exercise. The questions had nothing to do with digital opportunities and at no point did it even ask for my thoughts, ideas, or views. In fact, it had little even to do with Canberra.

steveu 11:29 am 18 Sep 13

Tony said :

FTTP

+1

As a mob who I would presume helped fund a party that killed off FTTP in this nation, I find this quite funny that they are asking this question.

Holden Caulfield 11:15 am 18 Sep 13

Plug it in at the wall.

And then buy some new copper to go with Uncle Tony’s grand vision.

Tony 9:44 am 18 Sep 13

FTTP

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