Intel, Vic Gov sign MoU

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Intel, Vic Gov sign MoU

The Victorian Government has announced a new deal with Intel that will see greater IT investment in the state.

The Victorian Government has announced an agreement with Intel that will see greater co-operation on ICT issues in the state.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Victorian ICT Minister, Marsha Thomson, is aimed at increasing economic and regional development between local ICT companies and the chip maker.

“Intel and the Bracks Government have similar goals and beliefs,” Thomson said in a statement. “The MoU will formally recognise this, particularly in the areas of broadband, digital media, education and health and in bridging the digital divide.”

Intel Australia general manager, Philip Cronin, said the company and state had worked together in the past in areas such as the Victorian Government’s Chipskills initiative aimed at encouraging growth in the local microelectronics industry.

To date the company had been actively working with the Bracks Government in areas ranging from wireless broadband in regional Victoria, and more recently with the Alfred Hospital, Cronin said.

“This MoU now allows us to strategically grow the relationship to foster advanced use of ICT throughout Victoria," he said.

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