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 […]

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 […]

Australian Payments Annual Report – APCA Sept 2012

Australian payments system is financial plumbing for the Australian economy. It  comprises the payments instruments, organisations, technology and connecting networks that are used to make non-cash payments. APCA has a pivotal coordinating role in the payments system. Its various clearing and infrastructure systems provide rules and decision-making frameworks necessary for the efficient movement of funds […]

Developing An Asia Capable Workforce – AsiaLink September 2012

Asia is positioned to drive global economic growth for at least the next decade, presenting Australia with extraordinary opportunities. Our businesses are well placed to capitalise on this growth and we have had notable successes – but in the face of increasing global and regional competition we must secure our future through innovative investment in […]