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 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, […]

Tech Trends Postdigital Deloitte Apr 2013

Welcome to Deloitte’s annual report, Elements of postdigital, examining trends in technology put to business use. Once again, we’ve selected ten topics that have the potential to impact businesses over the next 18 to 24 months. Developing the list of trends is an ongoing process of primary and secondary research. The process includes: Feedback from […]

Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research In Australia

The Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia was established by the Australian Government in late 2011. The Review was to report early in 2013 and recommend a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation. The Panel is chaired by 2011 Australian of the Year, Mr Simon McKeon AO. The […]

Australia Real-Time Payments Proposal – RTPC Bank Consortia Feb 2013

The Real-Time Payments Committee was formed in September 2012 to develop a clear way forward for the Australian payments industry on real-time, low value payments. The catalyst for action was the publication in June 2012 of the Payments System Board’s Strategic Review of Innovation in the Payments System; Conclusions (Conclusions Paper). In the Conclusions Paper, […]

Digital Economy Scoping Brief - Global Foundation Feb 2013

Digital Economy Scoping Brief – Global Foundation Feb 2013

Digital Economy Scoping Brief – under the auspices of the Australia Program theme ‘Connecting and Integrating Australia, Asia and the World’, The Global Foundation recently convened an exploratory Roundtable meeting in conjunction with PwC and Telstra. The Roundtable marked the beginning of a comprehensive program of engagement by the Foundation to explore and better understand […]

Negotiating The Cloud – Legal-Issues v1.1 AGIMO Feb 2013

Negotiating The Cloud – Legal Issues v1.1 – AGIMO Feb 2013

Like cloud computing itself, cloud computing agreements appear in a wide variety of forms. These can range from simple standardised click wrap agreements to multilayered sets of terms and conditions. There are, however, a core set of legal issues that agencies should consider in any cloud computing agreement, whether the agreement expressly deals with those […]

AIIA Input to Prime Minister’s Digital Economy White Paper - Jan 2013

AIIA Input to Prime Minister’s Digital Economy White Paper – Jan 2013

AIIA welcomes the opportunity to provide input into development of the Prime Minister’s Digital Economy White Paper. The following comments complement the contributions already provided by AIIA’s participation in the Prime Minister’s Digital Economy Forum in October 2012; Minister Evans’ Skills forum in November; the follow up workshop hosted by the Department of Broadband, Communications […]

Australian ICT Workforce Issues Paper - AWPA Jan 2013

Australian ICT Workforce Issues Paper – AWPA Jan 2013

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is a key enabler of innovation and productivity. ICT services have contributed substantially to productivity growth and business improvements in recent decades, and this contribution is expected to increase in coming decades as the implementation of the National Broadband Network (NBN) proceeds, and businesses and consumers continue to demand a […]