Tuesday March 24th, the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) went live with a new website (built by Enable on the ServiceNow platform) to help Australian businesses through the current challenges of continuing operations as employees work from home.
The site was launched by two Federal Ministers and the AIIA Tuesday morning. It will act as a hub for organisations to get help and support, including access to offers of free services from tech companies affiliated with AIIA.
The Morrison Government welcomes the launch of a new website brought together by the technology sector to support Australian businesses with staff working remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Australian Business Continuity – by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and its technology partners – provides free practical tools to support the continuity of Australia’s small-to-medium businesses, including advice on how to best use teleworking services.
The new hub sees industry working together to keep our businesses running, with the AIIA partnering with Microsoft, Cisco, ServiceNow, Adobe, Telstra, Google, Facebook, SAP, Salesforce and others to provide guidance and free access to tools for video-conferencing, virtual meetings and other remote business services.
The development of the site, www.australianbusinesscontinuity.com.au/aiia, took four days and was completed remotely by three different business in six different locations in two countries by a team of developers and partners, many of whom have never met before.
AIIA’s new hub complements business.gov.au – the Government’s existing comprehensive website for small to medium enterprises. business.gov.au is a whole-of-Government digital entry point for information, services and support to help businesses succeed in Australia, simplifying access to important information, tools and advice across all levels of Government, particularly during this difficult time.
Here at Enable Professional Services, our team worked tirelessly with AIIA and ServiceNow to provide this valuable website to support small/medium businesses across Australia, and we couldn’t be prouder.
Enable CEO, Bruce Hara, is delighted Enable Professional Services could help AIIA support businesses to keep operating and keep staff employed. He hopes the project also shows how the ServiceNow platform makes remote working so much easier. ‘We delivered a highly effective public website within four days. But our team never met the AIIA or ServiceNow teams face to face, at any point of this project. What’s more, all of our team worked from home, not from our offices. Using many of the platforms and services showcased in this site, in an urgent timeframe, we can get a service up and running from wherever we are, and wherever our client is. This outcome is what many organisations will be seeking,’
Chief Executive Officer, Enable Professional Services
“Within a short space of time, an idea turned into a plan that became a project that turned into a solution that would hopefully benefit many Australians yearning for business continuity. Enable Professional Services were critical to this and their name was a true testament to what they do and that was to enable the idea to come to life. What was truly inspiring was the way the entire team managed to work remotely and virtually without missing a beat. No traffic jams, planes to catch or meeting rooms to source. With a couple of clicks, we were all in one virtual place, collaborating and getting the job done. The experience was a terrific one.”
Ron Gauci GAICD,
Chief Executive Officer, AIIA