Imagining Australia in the Asian Century – BCG Sept 2012

Asian century has arrived. Asia is the world’s largest and fastest-growing regional economy. By 2030, its real GDP is expected to more than double to US$67 trillion, outstripping GDP projections for Europe and the Americas combined. Its growth stems from three phenomena. First, Asian economies have sustained high investment in infrastructure, housing, industry, and human […]

Modelling Economic Impact of Cloud Computing – KPMG AIIA Sept 2012

Cloud computing is receiving an increasing level of attention, as evidenced by the rapidly growing number of qualitative surveys and analysis that has been published over the past two years, both in Australia and internationally and across private, public and third sector organisations. This report, commissioned by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and the […]

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. […]

National Broadband Network - NBN Co Corporate Plan Aug 2012

National Broadband Network – NBN Corporate Plan – August 2012

This Corporate Plan has been prepared by NBN Co Limited (NBN Co) for its shareholder ministers, Senator the Hon Penny Wong and Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy (Shareholder Ministers) as required by the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (Cth), the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Regulations 1997 (Cth), the Commonwealth Government Business Enterprise Governance and […]

Government Response to Regional Telecoms Review - DBCDE August 2012

Government Response to Regional Telecoms Review – DBCDE August 2012

The Government is committed to the development and success of regional Australia and recognises the important role of telecoms services in achieving these goals. The first independent inquiry to review telecommunications across Australia took place in 2000 in order to assess telecommunications services prior to the sale of Telstra. It found that many people in […]

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 […]

Community Cloud Governance - Better Practice Guide AGIMO Jul 2012

Community Cloud Governance – Better Practice Guide – AGIMO July 2012

A Community Cloud is one of four cloud models outlined in the Australian Government Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper (the Strategy), released in April 2011. The other models are public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. The Strategy defines a Community Cloud as “cloud computing services shared by several organisations that have shared requirements, e.g. […]

Financial Considerations for Govt Use of Cloud Computing AGIMO Jul 2012

Financial Considerations for Government Use of Cloud Computing – AGIMO July 2012

Adopting cloud computing solutions often involves a range of complex financial considerations that agencies should consider as part of the evaluation process. This guidance advice focuses on the key financial issues that agencies need to address when adopting a cloud solution. Many Australian Government agencies are in the process of considering the adoption of cloud-based […]

Cloud in Australia - Fujitsu Microsoft July 2012

Cloud Computing in Australia – Fujitsu Microsoft July 2012

Cloud Computing is the new paradigm in ICT. It brings together a range of different technologies and business practices that have been maturing for some time: broadband communications, software as a service, outsourcing, the move to mobile computing. These and other trends have combined to make cloud computing the hottest topic in the ICT industry […]