NSW Government Cloud Services Policy and Guidelines – NSW DFS August 2013

The NSW Government ICT Strategy recognises that a strategic approach to the use of cloud services will provide opportunities to achieve better value ICT investment and improve service capability. Government’s shift to a service orientation will take advantage of the increasing commoditisation of ICT and the rapidly developing cloud computing industry. Public sector ICT investment […]

TMT Mergers and Aquisitions Trend Report 1H 2013 – Mergermarket August 2013

Technology, Media & Telecommunication (TMT) deals up until 29-Jul-13 amounted to US$ 232.5 bn and contributed 21.7% to global Mergers and Aquisitions (US$ 1,072.3bn). The market share was up from just 13% in 2012’s comparative period and the highest market share to global M&A in this time period on Mergermarket record (since 2001). TMT deal value […]

State of Australian Cities - DIT July 2013

State of Australian Cities – DIT July 2013

State of Australian Cities 2013 is the fourth in a series of annual Australian Government publications bringing together current research and data to present a comprehensive picture of how our major cities are evolving, and to strengthen the knowledge base used to develop policy. The purpose of State of Australian Cities 2013 is to provide […]

Mining Boom Impacts And Prospects - Grattan Institute July 2013

Mining Boom Impacts And Prospects – Grattan Institute July 2013

The biggest mining boom in Australian history since the gold rush of the 1850s is about to change shape. The investment phase of the boom, which has seen $400 billion invested in the last decade, is tapering off. The elevated prices paid for Australian mineral exports since 2003 are falling, and with them, the huge […]

E-Crime in the UK - House of Commons Jul 2013

E-Crime in the UK – House of Commons July 2013

We live in a world where terms like “Cyber crime” no longer belong in the realm of science fiction. Modern devices such as smart phones and tablets have brought the internet not only to our fingertips but to our bedsides, our pockets and to our children. And yet there is strong evidence that access to […]

Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity in Australia - BCA July 2013

Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity in Australia – BCA July 2013

Australia’s future can be prosperous but this will depend on maintaining strong economic growth and an environment that supports businesses to do well. The actions, decisions and choices we make now will either support or inhibit Australia’s prospects. Australia has experienced a very successful growth period and we continue to have many intrinsic strengths, but […]

Qld Govt IT 5 Year Strategy July 2013

Queensland Government IT 5 Year Strategy – July 2013

The Queensland Government ICT Strategy 2013-17 delivers a vision for the future that incorporates the lessons from the past. Developed with significant consultation and engagement from a broad cross section of the ICT industry, non-government and the community sector, this strategy addresses the real issues. “Our aim is to improve the lives of Queenslanders by […]

Global Innovation Index – INSEAD July 2013

The Global Innovation Index 2013 (GII) in its 6th edition this year, is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO, a specialized agency of the United Nations). Booz & Company, the Confederation of Indian Industry, du, and Huawei support the elaboration of the GII as Knowledge Partners in 2013. Australia’s innovation […]

ICT Workforce Study – AWPA July 2013

The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) is developing skills and workforce research on the Professional, Scientific and Technical services industry division. AWPA has identified that the sector is particularly complex and diverse. It includes multiple industry activities and related occupations that do not overlap, and are not especially interrelated in their demand for particular […]