Information sessions to help residents, businesses go digital

25 September 2014

AlburyCity's plan to help residents and businesses embrace the opportunities of the online world is gaining momentum with Commonwealth Bank and Telstra teaming up to offer a series of information sessions and workshops dedicated to using online technology.

The workshops are aimed at residents and businesses and will equip them with the skills they need to embrace the opportunities of e-commerce, social media and online business platforms in boosting sales and connecting with customers.

The free business educational forums are being held at the Quest Apartments Albury and The Cube Wodonga from 16 September until 27 November 2014.

CommBank and Telstra also invite residents to attend one of the free digital education sessions at the Albury, Wodonga or Lavington Libraries from 16 September until 26 November.  These sessions will cover the safe and secure use of the internet and how to use social media to connect with friends and family.

The workshops are in support of the Albury Wodonga Digital Economy Strategy. The strategy will deliver a two-year timetable of initiatives that will help local businesses and the wider community take advantage of a world that is moving increasingly online.

AlburyCity Director of Economic Development and Tourism Tracey Squire said it was vital that communities and businesses in Albury Wodonga were in a position to embrace the benefits of the digital world.

"Our economies are becoming increasingly digitised," she said. "More people are browsing and buying goods and services online and the pressure is on organisations to respond accordingly."
 
"The Digital Economy Strategy is an opportunity to understand how we are using digital technology in our daily lives, raise awareness of the digital world and to identify opportunities to build skills and capabilities. We want to ensure businesses and residents on both sides of the border are in a position to embrace everything available to them."
 
"One of the outcomes of our consultation process is that businesses in particular felt they needed more training and support to help them transition their operations into a digital environment. This initiative and programs such as the Digital Enterprise Program   are a great support for business and directly align with  the major objectives of the Digital Economy Strategy."

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