Australian Government National Broadband Network Inquiry – Industry Submissions

15th March 2011. The National Broadband Network inquiry undertaken by the Australian Government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications in Canberra, which is due to report by the end of August 2011, called for industry submissions as part of the process. This inquiry is focused on how the NBN will be utilised […]

Fixing Flaws in Government IT – UK Report

10th March 2011. Government IT offers many challenges but, it seems, few solutions that satisfy everyone.This UK report analyses the problems of “failed project delivery” and recommends solutions, focussing on “agile” concepts. Click here to download/view the report There is a well-documented history of too many high-profile and costly failures. This is rarely the fault […]

Survey on IT – Business Balance Deloittes Feb 2011

25th Feb 2011. The current economic environment creates an opportunity for IT managers, communities and universities to better manage the value of IT in organisations, according to a report by professional services firm, Deloitte. The ‘2011 Survey on IT-Business Balance: Finding common ground’ explores some of the key themes that are vital for setting the […]

NBN Independent Review – Exec Summary of Caliburn Report Released

14th Feb 2011. The Australian Government today released an independent assessment of NBN Co’s Corporate Plan which reviewed NBN Co’s key assumptions for the National Broadband Network (NBN). Only the executive summary has been released, a brief, 6 page document. Click here to read the report Press commentary of the report is mixed: “Caliburn report […]

AGIMO Releases Australian Federal Government Cloud Computing Strategy Consultation Paper

7th Jan 2011. AGIMO has released a Cloud Computing Strategy Consultation paper on behalf of the Australian Federal Government. Comments should be emailed to In its wide-reaching draft strategy paper, the Department of Finance and Regulation advised that it will allow agencies to “choose cloud based services if they demonstrate value for money and […]

Independent Econometric Analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund

1 Jan 2011. In 2010 Professor Gordon Murray and his colleagues Professor Marc Cowling and Dr Weixi Liu were contracted by the Department to undertake an econometric analysis of the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) program. Professor Murray is an international expert in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital and along with Professor Cowling (an experienced econometrician) has […]

National Broadband Network – NBN Co “Full” Business Plan Released

22nd Dec 2010. Detailed financial and operational information regarding the NBN was released today in NBN Co’s Corporate Plan, which incorporates forecasts covering a 30-year period. The plan also assumes the successful conclusion of a deal with Telstra. NBN Co today said it expects to produce an internal rate of return of 7% per annum […]

NBN Business Expectations Report by Access Economics Released by Macquarie Telecom

3rd Dec 2010. The Australian Government has allocated up to $43 billion for the provision of a national broadband network (NBN), providing Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) for 93% of Australian homes and businesses with minimum speeds of 100Mbps. This report, written by Access Economics and comissioned by Macquarie Telecom is a survey of Australian […]

Overselling Fibre – UK Report Dispelling Productivity Myths of High Speed Broadband

29th Nov 2010. Decried by the Labor Government and upheld as important by the Liberal opposition, this US report adds to the debate about inadequate data and policy being developed to support a  cost benefit analysis of the Australian National Broadband Network. Click here to download the report Paul Budde’s commentary is an excellent summary: […]

NBN Business Case Summary Released

25th Nov 2010. The Australian government has released a non-confidential summary of the business case for the Australian National Broadband Network after pressure from independent senators. Whilst devoid of any detailed information, the 36 page summary has secured the support of the independent senators to pass the Telstra separation bill this week in the Senate, […]