Australia’s Productivity Problem Opportunity – McKinsey Aug 2012

Although they may not always feel it, Australians are more prosperous than ever. As recently as 1990, the nation ranked 16th among OECD countries in terms of per capita GDP; just two decades later, in 2010, it stood in sixth place. Australia overtook the United States in terms of income per head back in 2005. […]

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce - August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce – August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia is a report of the non-government members of the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing comprising business and union leaders. The leaders have benefitted from the advice of CSIRO, a number of academics, the expertise and support of a Secretariat drawn from a number of Commonwealth Departments and agencies and […]

Govt Programs and Incentives for the ICT Industry July 2012

Government Programs and Incentives for the ICT Industry – July 2012

This guide provides a summary of Australian Government programs of assistance that are available to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry. It has information about a range of Australian Government programs which can help you to create, innovate, grow and compete globally. The best place to go for information about all aspects of running […]

Australia ranks 23rd in 2012 Global Innovation Index

The Global Innovation Index is a joint initiative of INSEAD (The Business School for the World) and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) and has established itself as a valuable benchmarking tool to facilitate, on a global level, a public-private dialogue that allows business leaders and other stakeholders to continually evaluate progress. The Index relies on […]

Snapshot of Australias Digital Future to 2050 – Ruthven IBM June 2012

We have begun the digital future entering the second stage of the Infotronics Age, which began with the rapid growth of new service industries and the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Revolution in the mid-1960s. This second stage could be termed a hyper digital era, such is the combined power of ICT enhanced with ubiquitous […]

Future of Business Appendix Optus May 2012

Future of Business – Appendices to Report – Access Economics Optus May 2012

Welcome to the Appendices to the 2012 Optus Future of Business Report. For the report itself, see here. Based on interviews with more than 500 IT, finance and marketing decision-makers in government and private sector organisations, this report analyses how digital technologies are transforming Australian business and service models. In particular, the research uncovers the […]

Future of Business Report Access Economics Optus May 2012

Future of Business Report Access Economics – Optus May 2012

Consumer expectations will shape digital trends driving the future of business. New digital innovations are empowering consumers, leading to changes in what products and services are offered, how they are produced, and how they are consumed. Digital innovations are not just new technologies that replace human effort – the changes are having a transformative impact […]

Health of Australian Science Chief Scientist May 2012

Health of Australian Science – Chief Scientist May 2012

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb today launched the Health of Australian Science report, a comprehensive overview of Australia’s science system, outlining our strengths and vulnerabilities. Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra, he said that overall, ours was a healthy and robust system, but that some identified challenges would lead to long term […]

Impact of Convergence Review Norton Rose May 2012

Impact of Convergence Review – Norton Rose May 2012

On 30 April 2012, the Final Report of the Australian Convergence Review Committee was handed down. The Review is one of the most ambitious and far reaching convergence reviews yet undertaken by any industrialised country in the world. The Report proposes substantive changes to Australia’s media, telecommunications, Internet, and content regulatory landscape. For example: The […]