Empowering Change: Fostering Innovation in the Australian Public Service

This report (by the Australian Public Service Management Advisory Committee)  looks at the ‘state of play’ for innovation in Australia and identifies barriers that public servants face when innovating. It looks at sources of innovation and those who can help design, implement and deliver it. It outlines what agencies, team, and individuals can do to foster […]

New Guideline National Innovation Strategy Documents Released by OECD

The world today faces significant economic, environmental and social challenges. While no single policy instrument holds all the answers, innovation is the key ingredient of any effort to improve people’s quality of life. Today’s recovery from the global financial and economic crisis remains fragile. As countries seek to improve productivity performance and ensure sustained growth, […]

Cloud Computing – Deloitte US Working Papers

This collection of working papers from Deloittes in the US discuss various aspects of cloud computing: Click here to view the report. Demystifying clouds — Exploring cloud and service grid architectures Characteristics of an autonomic service architecture Utility computing Cloud composition Cloud vendors and vendor lock-in Virtual organizations and cloud computing Moving information technology platforms […]

Cloud Computing – Deloitte US White Paper

Click Here to view the report. Cloud computing is rapidly becoming a foundational element in global enterprise computing. Companies across a broad variety of industries are developing, offering or implementing cloud technologies. Looking ahead, the Center for the Edge leaders have identified a series of significant disruptions that could be catalyzed by the evolution of […]

Global Status of National eStrategy Development – ITU

15th May 2010. The report “National e-Strategies for Development: Global Status and Perspectives, 2010” by the International Telecommunications Union, provides a high-level update and an overview of the progress countries have made in their effort to develop national e-strategies, ICT strategies and sectoral e-strategies, analyzing as well the extent into which ICT have been incorporated […]

2010 Cloud Computing – Storms on Horizon Deloitte US Apr 2010

2010 Cloud Computing – Storms on Horizon Deloitte US Apr 2010 Interest In cloud computing has been spurred by a confl uence of changes in the business and information technology landscape. Today, it is generally viewed as a potentially attractive new form of low cost IT outsourcing, and cloud technology providers and users are focused […]

Mckinsey A$25m NBN Implementation Report Released

10th May 2010. The April 7th 2009 Australian Government announcement of the National Broadband Network (NBN) project stated that it would deliver: – Superfast broadband for all Australians, at affordable prices with an objective of providing broadband via fibre to 90% of premises, and via next-generation wireless and satellite technology for the remaining areas; and […]

Henry Tax Report Released

1st May 2010. In the 2008–09 Budget the Australian Government announced a comprehensive ‘root and branch’ review of Australia’s tax system. The aim is to create a tax structure that will position Australia to deal with its social, economic and environmental challenges and enhance economic, social and environmental wellbeing. The terms of reference call for […]

Optimising eHealth Value in Australia Booz Allen

10th April 2010. Optimising e-health value – using an investment model to build a foundation for program success. Electronic health (e-health) initiatives that apply information technology to the delivery of healthcare services for patients and management of clinical information are an essential weapon in the battle against the rising costs and other systemic problems in […]

Branchless Banking – Mobile Money Report Smart Services CRC

21st Feb 2010. The Asia-Pacific region is a fertile territory for branchless banking, and particularly for mobile money transfers. Up to 80 percent of the population of some countries in the region remains unbanked. In this review of mobile money transfers in the Asia-Pacific, we bring together material from reports by international organisations, discussion lists, […]