Disruptive Technologies Transforming Life Business Economy – McKinsey May 2013

Technology is moving so quickly, and in so many directions, that it becomes challenging to even pay attention – we are victims of “next new thing” fatigue. Yet technology advancement continues to drive economic growth and, in some cases, unleash disruptive change. Economically disruptive technologies – like the semiconductor microchip, the Internet, or steam power […]

Economic Transformation Through Digital Productivity – Paul Budde May 2013

The world in general, and its institutions and businesses in particular, is facing a significant number of challenges… There will soon be 9 billion people; the environment has problems coping with us; whole business sectors are facing digital disruption; healthcare in western economies could consume 40% of national GDP by 2040; people are more empowered […]

Mobile Apps Possible Australian Regulatory Issues – ACMA May 2013

Mobile apps (applications) represent one of the most significant developments in media and communications in the past five years. Apps are software programs that may be installed on smartphones and other communication devices. At the heart of this evolution is the transformation of mobile telephony from a voice- and text-based platform, into one where a […]

Mobile Financial Services Terms Explained Mobey

Mobile Financial Services Terms Explained – Mobey Forum May 2013

When two powerful and established industries, in this case mobile and finance and mobile financial services, start working together, they may see the world from different perspectives and don’t necessarily understand each others’ jargon. This simple fact may cause misunderstandings and obstacles in the path to successful creation of a new industry. Mobey Forum has […]

Mobile Point of Sale White - Breakthroughs - Mobey Forum May 2013

Mobile Point of Sale White Paper – Breakthroughs – Mobey Forum May 2013

The MPOS Breakthrough: How the Power of Mobile has Disrupted Payments Mobey Forum’s latest white paper highlights the mobile point of sale (MPOS) revolution in North America and Europe and analyses how new industry players, unconstrained by traditional thinking, have driven forward this disruptive technology. The paper investigates the factors influencing the growth of the […]

Queensland Government ICT Discussion Paper May 2013

Queensland Government ICT Discussion Paper – May 2013

Information and communication technology (ICT) plays a key role in the delivery of government services to Queenslanders. It helps government agencies to streamline processes, share information and provides people with access to services online. ICT has the capacity to help satisfy public expectations for government services while managing the increasing demands and costs of social […]

Advanced Payments Report EDG Apr 2013

Advanced Payments Report – EDG April 2013

The convergence of online and mobile technology continues to drive the evolution of the payments industry and change the way consumers the world over make purchases. Today shoppers routinely read product reviews and conduct price comparisons while standing in a store. They pay attention to what their friends say on social networks about the products […]

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Connected Small Business In the Digital Economy – Deloitte Google Access Economics

The online world opens up huge opportunities for small business across the country and holds the potential for a broader economy-wide transformation. This report, released by Deloittes ands Google and authored by by Access Economics provides fresh insight into the role of digital strategies in Australia’s substantial small and medium-size business sector – a sector […]

The Australian Startup Economy – PWC Google April 2013

Global comparisons with other technology startup ecosystems suggest there is no better time to be a startup economy in Australia, but achieving the projected economic contribution will require a significant and persistent effort to encourage more people to create more tech startups. Analysis of the growth of global tech ecosystems emphasise the importance of leadership, […]

Tech Trends Postdigital Deloitte Apr 2013

Welcome to Deloitte’s annual report, Elements of postdigital, examining trends in technology put to business use. Once again, we’ve selected ten topics that have the potential to impact businesses over the next 18 to 24 months. Developing the list of trends is an ongoing process of primary and secondary research. The process includes: Feedback from […]