Sydney, 29 May 2013: The Australian Computer Society (ACS), the peak independent body for ICT professionals, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, of the National Strategy for Cloud Computing.
Presenting at CeBIT, ACS President Dr Nick Tate, said the ACS was proud to support the Cloud Strategy by taking the lead and working with industry in developing protocols that will promote trust and transparency and drive uptake of the Cloud among business and consumers.
"The ACS congratulates the government on the release of the National Cloud Computing Strategy. As an organisation of ICT professionals, at every level working in and for the ICT profession, the ACS is the only vendor and technology neutral organisation with an established record of assisting policy makers grapple with the challenges, threats and opportunities of our digital economy," Dr Tate said.
"As Minister Conroy rightly said at CeBIT today the digital economy is the economy, and technology now infuses almost every aspect of our lives. The ACS will continue to work with all parties to lead public policy discussions on Technology, Technology Skills and Technology Education in the national interest,” said Dr Tate.
The National Cloud Computing Strategy is available at: www.dbcde.gov.au/cloud
Adam Redman, 0416 800 441, [email protected]
About the Australian Computer Society
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The Society exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT to be recognised as a driver of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.