The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) is urging the new NSW Government to seize the opportunity to make smarter and transformative use of its information and communications technology as a central plank to its reform agenda.
“AIIA is committed to working closely with the NSW Government – along with the broader business community – at every level to maximise the outcomes that technology can deliver to the state’s productivity growth, skills, jobs and better service delivery,” AIIA CEO, Ian Birks, said.
“The new NSW government comes at a critical time in the development of state’s economy. The ongoing rollout of high-speed broadband across the state will provide an essential infrastructure for future success.”
Birks said the recently implemented improved ProcureIT framework was an important development demonstrating many of the principles required for ICT to drive innovation and competition in other parts of the economy.
“We need to be working in close partnership with government to create a vibrant technology sector with less red tape,” he said.
According to the AIIA, intelligent smart-city technologies will also be an important consideration in infrastructure development into the future and critical to the success of NSW in meeting many of the challenges it currently faces.