‘Smarter’ Planet Could Add 70,000 Jobs: Access Economics

Wiring up Australia’s river systems, electricity grids, health systems and transport with smart infrastructure networks, as well as beefing up broadband, could add 70,000 jobs and boost GDP by up to $80 billion within 10 years, according to a new report. The Access Economics report on the benefits of intelligent technologies, sponsored by IBM, predicts a 1.5 per cent boost to GDP over 10 years that would increase the net present value of GDP in the range of $35 billion to $80 billion

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