The Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, Paul Fletcher and the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews have launched the Australian Business Continuity Portal today to assist business owners in transitioning to remote work.
The portal provides a critical online resource to Australian businesses and is an initiative of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). It will provide business owners with access to free business services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ron Gauci, CEO AIIA said: “The technology industry, through the Australian Information Industry Association and working closely with Australian Federal and State governments, has created the Australian Business Continuity online resource centre – designed to support the economy during these difficult and unprecedented times.
“AIIA would like to thank the companies who have already signed on for their support in assisting Australian businesses, schools, students, governments and workplaces for contributing to this online resource in what is proving to be a challenging time for all businesses.”
Gauci said the site will guide people to relevant services to help them get their business set up for remote work.
Free offers available on the site include: Telstra, Google, ServiceNow, Cisco, Facebook, Microsoft, Adobe, Salesforce and SAP have joined the initiative led by AIIA by providing a complimentary suite of service and product offerings available through this website. More companies are expected to join in the coming days.
“As we saw from the innovation technology industry’s response through the bushfires, once again, AIIA and its members have come together quickly to make available these amazing productivity platforms during this difficult time for our country,” Gauci concluded.