TMT Mergers and Aquisitions Trend Report 1H 2013 – Mergermarket August 2013

Technology, Media & Telecommunication (TMT) deals up until 29-Jul-13 amounted to US$ 232.5 bn and contributed 21.7% to global Mergers and Aquisitions (US$ 1,072.3bn). The market share was up from just 13% in 2012’s comparative period and the highest market share to global M&A in this time period on Mergermarket record (since 2001). TMT deal value […]

Mining Boom Impacts And Prospects - Grattan Institute July 2013

Mining Boom Impacts And Prospects – Grattan Institute July 2013

The biggest mining boom in Australian history since the gold rush of the 1850s is about to change shape. The investment phase of the boom, which has seen $400 billion invested in the last decade, is tapering off. The elevated prices paid for Australian mineral exports since 2003 are falling, and with them, the huge […]

At What Cost - IT Pricing in Australia - House of Representatives Report July 2013

At What Cost – IT Pricing in Australia – House of Representatives Report July 2013

IT products are at the heart of our financial and logistics systems, and support critical infrastructure, health, education and welfare systems. IT products are critical to research and innovation, economic competitiveness and Australia’s future social and economic prosperity. The internet has transformed the Australian economy over the past 20 years, and is poised to play […]

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 […]

Queensland Government IT 5 Year Strategy – July 2013

The Queensland Government ICT Strategy 2013-17 delivers a vision for the future that incorporates the lessons from the past. Developed with significant consultation and engagement from a broad cross section of the ICT industry, non-government and the community sector, this strategy addresses the real issues. “Our aim is to improve the lives of Queenslanders by […]

Crafting a Digital Government Strategy – GovLoop July 2013

Throughout the ages, technology has played an essential role for government to craft a better society for citizens. In the Roman Empire, the aqueducts revolutionized services provided to Roman citizens. Leveraging gravity alone, the Romans were able to transform communities, providing water to distant cities and towns, and create an engineering marvel that would lead […]

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 […]

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 […]