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 […]

Australian Pharma Industry Report PWC July 213

Australian Pharma Industry Report – PWC July 2013

It’s no secret that the Australian pharma and medicines industry is going through tough times. Globally, the industry is having to grapple with changing business models, a more competitive market, major patent expiries, shifting technology, constrained budgets, increasing scrutiny from payers and regulators, and fundamental questions being raised about the validity of what the industry […]

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 […]

Cloud Consumer Protocol Discussion Paper – ACS July 2013

Cloud Consumer Protocol Discussion Paper (the Paper) aims to elicit suggestions and information from cloud computing vendors and from users of cloud computing services – particularly small businesses, not-for-profits (NFPs) and consumers – about the tools and protections they need to acquire and deploy cloud computing services in their businesses with confidence and trust. Government […]

Emerging Agenda for CyberSecurity – ASPI July 2013

Cybersecurity is rapidly emerging as a high-priority policy challenge for the Australian Government. The National Security Strategy released in January 2013 listed ‘malicious cyber activity’ as the third of seven ‘key national security risks’ and called for closer partnerships with the business community to develop a more effective response. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited […]

New Zealand Cloud Computing Code of Practice – IITP July 2013

Cloud Computing can offer significant advantages to businesses and individuals who venture into “the cloud” in terms of cost, flexibility, scalability and convenience. But it is not without risk. Users of Cloud products and services entrust their important business and personal data to Cloud Service Providers and have the right to know how trustworthy their […]

Oceania Mergers and Acquisitions Report H1 2013 – Zephyr BVD July 2013

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity targeting targets based in Oceania weakened again in H1 2013, with value tumbling to its lowest level of the three years under review. There were 1,821 transactions worth a combined AUD 37,228 million, which marked the second consecutive decline by volume and in monetary terms was the fourth fall in […]

New Zealand ICT Sector Report – July 2013

Firms in New Zealand ‘s information and communications technology (ICT) sector are pouring money into both expansion and research and development, according to a major report. Attracting highly-skilled graduates remains a persistent problem for the industry though. The Government released the Information and Communications Technology Report, which looks at the health of ICT manufacturing, telecommunications, […]