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Change of government "exactly what Australia needed": John Grant

Brian Karlovsky | Sept. 11, 2013
Data3 chief predicts improved market sentiment to drive investment growth in ICT.

"It's much more about what businesses can get access to, more so than the customers, which allows them to be part of the digital economy. I don't believe the coalition plans necessarily impact that.

"It would be foolish if whatever they decided to implement didn't make it possible for business to have access to high speed ubiquitous broadband." Grant described the new government's Cloud policy as a "mirror" of Queensland premier Campbell's Newman's approach, which was much more "deliberate" and "pointed" than Labor's strategy.

"I think it's a realistic stake in the ground for the government and that augers well for the IT community," he said. "As various agencies move into the cloud there's potential for the smaller and mid-size companies to be part of that.

He argued there had been evidence of government partnerships with larger companies that had not worked out.

"I would just be hopeful that government is very mindful of the choices they have and that they exercise those options with some discretion."


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