Armidale Dumaresq Council New England, NSW Feasibility Study - conNEct VISION OVERVIEW April 2011 “Creating & Connecting Regional Communities to the new Digital Economy” National Broadband Network – Private Cloud – Green Data Centres 24/7 Call Contact & Support Centre – Transactional Processing Centre Business Acceleration Services
Armidale Dumaresq Council - Feasibility Study “Creating & Connecting Regional Communities to the new Digital Economy” Vision A single service for the New England Region that connects NBN technologies to:
Education – Tertiary, TAFE, Public and Private schools
Research – CSIRO, CRC’s, MLA, Angus Australia etc
Health and Community Support Services – allied health, rural medicine (UNE), hospitals, aged care provisions
Agriculture– carbon farming and intensive livestock production
Local Business, Retail and Professional Services
Technology– partners local, national, international
Renewable Energy – windfarms, bio fuel research
Logistics and Transportation – airport transport and delivery in/out
Tourism – outstanding natural and historical heritage, sports and wine
The project demonstrates new opportunities for regional cities to leverage off the National Broadband Network.
A local government study is being conducted that examines the feasibility of the creation of a new green data/call centre in Armidale, New England within the boundary of the current technology park (NBN first release site) which connects to a series of core services commencing with the National Broadband Network.
Green Data Centre– providing cloud data, application, replication services for all user types in New England and IT outsourcing technologies for local and national customers – approx. 18 core services. Green Call Centre – providing key support and contact management services for large-scale organisations, small businesses, within New England, and external organisations ready to outsource call centre services to New England. Transactional Shared Services - providing simplified, standardised processes and business solutions for local, national and international organsiations. For example, Payroll, HR, Financial Flow, Accounts Relievable, Procure to Pay. Capital funding is being sought for development and implementation from the Regional Development Australia Fund 2011.
“Creating & Connecting Regional Communities to the new Digital Economy” Vision Armidale Dumaresq Council has commissioned a study into the feasibility of the creation of a “Cloud Service” in New England which, together with the introduction of the National Broadband Network, would connect a range of service offerings for the region as a whole. The Project’s Executive Sponsor is the Hon. Dr. Richard Torbay, MPwith Mr. Chris Hancock, CEO of AARNet as co-chair of the Steering Committee. Services for the Centre would include:
Green Data Centre (Tier 2/3 up to 20 Racks, vBlock & Storage Area Network)
A single integrated service with the following proposed service offering: Transactional Process Sharing Green Call Centre Seamless integrated service comprising of a centre that houses: Green Data Centre Green Call Centre Transactional Processing Centre Business Accommodation/Offices Business Facilities Call Centre
RegisterdTraining Organisation - Training - Prometric Testing - MS Academy Administrative
Business Support Services
Telepresencevideo conferencing Business Development Services professional services telecoms VOIP digital café
Armidale Dumaresq Council - Feasibility Study
“Creating & Connecting Regional Communities to the new Digital Economy” Examples of local organisations who could connect to the service. Service is connected through the implementation of the National Broadband Network
Introduction of new job opportunities in New England could be as high as 400 over time.
Seamless integrated service comprising of a centre that houses: Green Data Centre Green Call Centre Transactional Processing Centre Business Accommodation/Offices Business Facilities
Provides a single footprint for business and NBN in New England
Provides core-facilities for current and new business
Provides basis for expansion for government or business sector
Angus Australia Poultry CRC Petals Network Health Practices General Public Other Councils Ed Alive Software Armidale Dumaresq Council - Feasibility Study
Usage Matrix – across core services The service has 95% applicability In the region across core services Armidale Armidale Dumaresq Council - Feasibility Study
“Creating & Connecting Regional Communities to the new Digital Economy” Feasibility Study
Consultations will be conducted across a very broad range of diverse organisations within the New England Region and beyond.
A business and public survey will be conducted online
Workshops will be conducted with a core evaluation team to determine:
The output of the project will be an information website and a report on the feasibility of the service together with recommendations to enable Armidale Council to submit to the Regional Development Australia Fund and other upcoming financial awards.
Armidale Dumaresq Council - Feasibility Study
“Creating & Connecting Regional Communities to the new Digital Economy” Outline Project Plan/Consulting Process Aug 2010 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 Armidale Dumaresq Council - Feasibility Study
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