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, […]

Advancing Australia as a Digital Economy – DBCDE June 2013

Advancing Australia as a Digital Economy is an update of the 2011 NDES, building on the 2011 NDES, and laying out the next steps towards delivering our 2020 vision. The recent Australia in the Asian Century White Paper focussed on the enormous social and economic transformation taking place across Asia and the opportunities this growth […]

Big Data Guide for Government Agencies - GovLoop June 2013

Big Data Guide for Government Agencies – GovLoop June 2013

Government technology decision makers in all three branches of federal government and from many States consistently tell me about an issue they have with Big Data. This is an issue you have seen too I’m sure. The issue is a lack of discipline and rigor over the use of the term itself. What began as […]

Cyber Security Intelligence Index IBM June 2013

Cyber Security Intelligence Index – IBM June 2013

Cyber Security – In a world where a week rarely goes by without reports of at least one serious cyber attack against a major organization, it’s important to ask a few key questions: What’s happening across the threat landscape? What kinds of attacks are being launched? How many of those attacks result in incidents requiring […]

2013 Media and Comms Supply Chain Analysis DBCDE Ovum June 2013

Media and Communications Supply Chain Analysis – DBCDE Ovum June 2013

The digitisation of service delivery over networks and the spread of the IP networking protocol have enabled significant changes in the supply chain for media and communications services. We see three main supply chain trends arising from this change: The separation of the Internet applications industry from the underlying IP connectivity industry, splitting industries that […]

Copyright and the Digital Economy – Australian Law Reform Commission May 2013

This is the second stage in the consultation process in this Inquiry into whether the Copyright Act needs amendment to allow Australia to fully participate in a modern, digital economy. The first stage included the release of the Issues Paper, Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC IP 42), which generated 295 submissions. In releasing this […]

Disruptive Technologies Transforming Life Business Economy – McKinsey May 2013

Technology is moving so quickly, and in so many directions, that it becomes challenging to even pay attention – we are victims of “next new thing” fatigue. Yet technology advancement continues to drive economic growth and, in some cases, unleash disruptive change. Economically disruptive technologies – like the semiconductor microchip, the Internet, or steam power […]

Mobile Apps Possible Australian Regulatory Issues – ACMA May 2013

Mobile apps (applications) represent one of the most significant developments in media and communications in the past five years. Apps are software programs that may be installed on smartphones and other communication devices. At the heart of this evolution is the transformation of mobile telephony from a voice- and text-based platform, into one where a […]

Mobile Financial Services Terms Explained Mobey

Mobile Financial Services Terms Explained – Mobey Forum May 2013

When two powerful and established industries, in this case mobile and finance and mobile financial services, start working together, they may see the world from different perspectives and don’t necessarily understand each others’ jargon. This simple fact may cause misunderstandings and obstacles in the path to successful creation of a new industry. Mobey Forum has […]