A Plan For Australian Jobs – DIISRTE Feb 2013

Creating and supporting Australian jobs and building a dynamic and diverse economy are critical objectives for the Australian Government. A Plan for Australian Jobs is a $1 billion investment in this critical work. Australia’s economy is resilient. While the Global Financial Crisis pushed other economies into recession, we saved jobs and kept our economy growing. […]

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 […]

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Strong & Secure – Australia’s National Security Strategy

Australia’s first National Security Strategy highlights the dramatic economic and strategic shift towards the Asia-Pacific region and provides a blueprint for national security over the next decade. Complementing the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, the National Security Strategy will ensure Australia takes advantage of the opportunities of the Asian Century whilst focussing national […]

2002 Australian Use of ICT & Contribution to Growth Reserve Bank Jan 2002

Australian Use of ICT & Contribution to Growth – Reserve Bank January 2002

During the stock market volatility of 1999 and 2000 much was made of whether certain economies were ‘new economy’ or ‘old economy’. ‘New economy’ countries were those that had a significant high-tech production sector, ‘old economy’ countries were the rest. In the hype surrounding the ‘new economy’ stock returns for high-tech firms soared. Consequently, the […]

NSW Government Industry Action Plan Response – NSW T&I Dec 2012

The Government announced its intention to develop action plans for key sectors of the economy in September 2011. The initial sectors of focus are digital economy, international education and research, manufacturing, and professional services. The plans were developed by industry led Taskforces, and are informed by comprehensive consultations with businesses, industry peak bodies and communities […]

ICT Skills Forum Presentation AWPA Nov 2012

ICT Skills Forum Presentation – AWPA Nov 2012

Peaks and troughs in ICT activity have a marked impact on employment numbers, and on the numbers of students engaging in ICT courses. Following the dotcom crash in 2000, ICT courses became less attractive for domestic students, and overseas workers with ICT skills filled some of the gaps. We can also identify a slight dip […]

University of the future - Ernst & Young November 2012

University of the future – Ernst & Young November 2012

University of the future view is that the higher education sector is undergoing a fundamental transformation in terms of its role in society, mode of operation, and economic structure and value. To explore these themes and future directions, an industry-wide study was conducted of the main forces impacting the higher education industry globally and locally, […]

Community Cloud Governance - Better Practice Guide AGIMO Jul 2012

Community Cloud Governance – Better Practice Guide – AGIMO July 2012

A Community Cloud is one of four cloud models outlined in the Australian Government Cloud Computing Strategic Direction Paper (the Strategy), released in April 2011. The other models are public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud. The Strategy defines a Community Cloud as “cloud computing services shared by several organisations that have shared requirements, e.g. […]

Financial Considerations for Govt Use of Cloud Computing AGIMO Jul 2012

Financial Considerations for Government Use of Cloud Computing – AGIMO July 2012

Adopting cloud computing solutions often involves a range of complex financial considerations that agencies should consider as part of the evaluation process. This guidance advice focuses on the key financial issues that agencies need to address when adopting a cloud solution. Many Australian Government agencies are in the process of considering the adoption of cloud-based […]