Global Competitiveness Report - World Economic Forum December 2012

Global Competitiveness Report – World Economic Forum December 2012

The Global Competitiveness Report 2012–2013 is being released amid a long period of economic uncertainty. The tentative recovery that seemed to be gaining ground during 2010 and the first half of 2011 has given way to renewed concerns. The global economy faces a number of significant and interrelated challenges that could hamper a genuine upturn […]

Australian Bureau Statistics – Year Book Australia – ABS 2012

Year Book Australia is the principal reference work produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). It provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the Australian economy, society and environment. In addition, it contains information on Australia’s geography and climate, system of government, government services, international relations and defence. The first Official Year Book of the […]

Australian Federal Government ICT Strategy 2012 to 2015 – DFR Dec 2012

The ICT Strategy identifies actions to be taken between 2012 and 2015 to continue the release of government data for wider use, to share information and knowledge resources and unlock further economic and social value. The global connectedness arising from technology creates opportunities for Australia’s participation in new economies, to be a leader in exploiting […]

10 Trends in Retailing in Next 10 Years – EDG Dec 2012

Successful retailers place the consumer at the centre of their retail strategy in order to enhance the customer experience and provide greater speed and convenience of service. A content-rich customer experience has become the norm in online retailing; expectations are that this will transcend into the physical retail environment, creating a future where m-commerce, e-commerce […]

Creating Jobs Through NBN-enabled Telework – DBCDE Colmar Deloitte 2012

This report investigates the degree to which participation in the labour force may increase with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the increased telework opportunities it will provide. This study involved qualitative and quantitative research, leading to economic modelling to estimate the impacts of NBN-enabled telework on labour force participation, employment and […]

Australian ICT Statistical Compendium – ACS Nov 2012

The objective of ICT Statistical Compendium was to produce a series of ‘snapshots’ of statistical data on the ICT workforce for ACS members, industry and government, and a potential ‘bible’ for ICT users, incorporating statistics on the Australian ICT sector, ICT higher and vocational education, ICT trade, and ICT employment and skills. As with each […]

Australian Startup Ecosystem Deloitte Silicon Beach Nov 2012

Silicon Beach – Australian Startup Ecosystem – Deloitte Nov 2012

This first Australian Startup Ecosystem Report ‘Silicon Beach’ is a vital contribution to further the awareness of why technology entrepreneurship is important to Australia and where it has room for improvement. It provides much needed perspective as technology entrepreneurship is evolving to become a new fundamental to the Australian economy. The public interest will be […]

AVCAL 2012 Yearbook Nov 2012

Australian Private Equity Statistics – AVCAL 2012 Fundraising Yearbook – Nov 2012

Fundraising Yearbook 2012 saw an increase in total funds raised by venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) managers, although this amount was distributed among a relatively small number of GPs. Investment and divestment activity remained cautious in light of the continued global economic uncertainty, and challenging M&A and IPO market conditions. Fundraising in FY2012 […]

Global Startup Ecosystem Report Nov 2012

Global Startup Ecosystems Report – Part1v1.2 – StartupCompass Nov 2012

While nearly all high growth technology startups have historically emerged from no more than 3-4 startup ecosystems, namely Silicon Valley and Boston, this trend appears to have reached its end. Simultaneous with a global explosion of entrepreneurship has been an explosion in the rise of new startup ecosystems around the world, and a new found […]

State of Play - Australian ICT Skills AIIA Paper Nov 2012

State of Play – Australian ICT Skills – AIIA Paper Nov 2012

This paper provides an industry perspective of current education, training and skills issues relevant to the ICT sector. It describes the current state of play of ICT skills and education development; identifies issues and deficiencies in current arrangements; and provides a summary of the initiatives the AIIA is instigating to raise awareness of, and address […]