One of my favourite films of all time is "The Mission", directed by Roland Joffe and written by Robert Bolt. Everyone knows the theme tune by Ennio Morricone. So it was a real thrill to hear that the producer of that movie, David Puttnam, has written a statement of support for the International Content Services Centre and other actions. Here it is:
Statement in Support of Technology Actions to Support the Smart Economy Report
"I am delighted that this new strategy focuses on a series of important innovative actions to support a low-carbon and smart economy. The Exemplar Communications Network linked to the actions to establish Ireland as a centre for energy efficient data/cloud computing centres will result in significant reduction in energy requirements in order to operate a true next generation communications network.
The Smart Bay initiative could have profound implication on how to manage global water resources and the Work Flow initiative could lead to a change in views towards the home-office work dynamic.
The proposed International Content Services Centre is highly attractive, and sets real challenges on how to manage content in a fair manner. It merges the presence of local expertise in content development with an optimum environment - including a favourable tax environment for the distribution and management of content.
This action plan, in my view will leap-frog Irelands digital credentials in a relatively short period of time." - David Puttnam
posted by Neil Leyden @ 12:59 p.m.