Australian Defence White Paper – DoD May 2013

One of the fundamental responsibilities of any Australian Government is to protect and defend our people and protect and enhance our national security interests. This requires making complex strategic judgements about risks and opportunities in the international strategic environment. It means providing for an effective and efficiently run Australian Defence Force which is able to […]

Communications Statistical Snapshot - DBCDE April 2013

Communications Statistical Snapshot – DBCDE April 2013

Communications Statistical Snapshot – Overall internet subscription numbers have increased from 11.6 million in December 2011 to 12.2 million in December 2012. Chart 1 shows that dial-up subscriptions continue to decline while broadband subscription numbers have increased significantly to be 98% of subscriptions in December 2012. Chart 2 shows the emerging pattern of broadband subscriptions […]

High Performing Workplaces – Guidelines through Case Studies - SKE Boedker April 2013

High Performing Workplaces – Guidelines through Case Studies – SKE Boedker April 2013

The High Performing Workplaces (HPW) Index report released by the Society for Knowledge Economics in October 2011 surveyed 77 Australian organisations and identified key attributes of workplace leadership, culture and management practices that impact on firm productivity and profitability. This and previous studies have suggested that to lift Australian productivity in forthcoming decades, executives, policy […]

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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 […]

Australian Dealtracker Last 18 months - Grant Thornton April 2013

Australian Dealtracker Last 18 Months – Grant Thornton April 2013

This edition of Dealtracker – Flight to quality covers Australian mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity market activity during the 18 month period to 31 December 2012. Our analysis shows a decline in median transaction valuation multiples when compared to the preceding 18 month period, however high multiples are being paid for companies with strong […]

Big Data Global Trend Study - Tata April 2013

Big Data Global Trend Study – Tata April 2013

Big Data has become big news almost overnight, and there are no signs that interest is waning. In fact, several indicators suggest executive attention will climb even higher. Over the last three years, few business topics have been mentioned in the media and researched as extensively as Big Data. Hundreds of articles have appeared in […]

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia – Grattan Report

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia is not new, but in 2012 it caught popular attention. Hundreds of media stories about ‘MOOCs’ – massive open online courses – drove a surge in enrolments. By March this year more than three million people around the world had enrolled in Coursera, the largest MOOC provider. High-profile […]

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, […]