Zero To Eight Young Children Internet Use – UK LSE August 2013

EU Kids Online has spent seven years investigating 9-16 year olds’ engagement with the internet, focusing on the benefits and risks of children’s internet use. While this meant examining the experiences of much younger children than had been researched before EU Kids Online began its work in 2006, there is now a critical need for […]

E-Crime in the UK - House of Commons Jul 2013

E-Crime in the UK – House of Commons July 2013

We live in a world where terms like “Cyber crime” no longer belong in the realm of science fiction. Modern devices such as smart phones and tablets have brought the internet not only to our fingertips but to our bedsides, our pockets and to our children. And yet there is strong evidence that access to […]

Information Economy Strategy

Information Economy Strategy Released by the UK Government June 2013

This new UK Government Information Economy Strategy sets out a plan for government and industry to continue to work together to promote the success of the UK information economy sector. Its main themes are: a strong, innovative information economy sector exporting UK excellence to the world UK businesses across the economy making smart use of […]

The Big Data Opportunity in Government – UK Policy Exchange July 2012

The modern world generates a staggering quantity of data – big data – and the business of government is no exception. Across the public sector, extraordinary quantities of data are amassed in the course of running public services – from managing welfare payments and the National Health Service, through to issuing passports and driving licences. In […]

Mastercard releases Global Mobile Payments Readiness Index

29th June 2012. A new global study from MasterCard Worldwide shows Australia is on track for a cashless future – but the country still has obstacles to overcome before mobile payments become the norm. The winners are – Canada, Japan, Kenya, Singapore, and the US. Click here to view/download the report (23Mb in size) The MasterCard Mobile […]

UK Angel Investor Tax Reforms March 2012

UK Angel Investor Tax Reforms – March 2012

UK Angel Investor Tax Reforms document has been produced to bring together all the information published at Budget 23 March 2011, and to answer some frequently asked questions. The aim of this measure is to help smaller, riskier UK companies to compete for finance by increasing the incentive for people to invest in smaller companies, […]

Londons Digital Economy GLA Intelligence Unit Jan 2012

London’s Digital Economy – GLA Intelligence Unit Jan 2012

Supporting London’s preeminent position are its complementary strengths in finance and business services, and London’s role as the creative capital and global media centre. This provides many opportunities for the cross-pollination of ideas and innovation bolstered by London’s world-class universities, highly-skilled workforce attracted by the city’s energy and culture, and a competitive business environment. New […]

Media Convergence – ACMA Occasional Paper on Converged Legislative Frameworks

30th July 2011. Over the last few months, the Australian government has been seeking submissions on the issue of convergence. Legislative convergence – the amalgamation of communications, internet and media legislation under a single, converged legislative framework – has often been viewed as a best practice response to convergence issues. Click here to download the […]

Fixing Flaws in Government IT – UK Report

10th March 2011. Government IT offers many challenges but, it seems, few solutions that satisfy everyone.This UK report analyses the problems of “failed project delivery” and recommends solutions, focussing on “agile” concepts. Click here to download/view the report There is a well-documented history of too many high-profile and costly failures. This is rarely the fault […]

The Connected Kingdom Google BCG Oct 2010

The Connected Kingdom – Google BCG October 2010

The United Kingdom has embraced the commercial Internet and is now home to the largest per capita e-commerce market and the second-largest online-advertising market globally. But the character of the U.K. Internet economy is not well understood. This report aims to describe and quantify it. In 2009, the Internet contributed an estimated £100 billion, or […]