Localised data services
Local company Precedence – one of regions’ largest web developers – has its data centre in Canberra due to the slow upload speed of ADSL in Cairns preventing efficient back up of large amounts of data from local businesses.
Fast broadband will allow Precedence to rebuild its data centre in Cairns providing effective, off-site, back-up systems for business servers protecting loss of data due to natural disaster. Expansion of Precedence’s operations is an opportunity for local Computer Science graduates to stay in the region.
Further opportunities are being explored by Precedence to establish a business grade video conferencing platform to enable quality communication, reducing travel costs and encouraging national and global interaction.