Managing Telecommunications Usage and Expenditure - VIC Auditor General September 2013

Managing Telecommunications Usage and Expenditure – VIC Auditor General September 2013

Telecommunications services, in particular fixed voice and mobile phones, are essential to support the delivery of government services. In 2004, the state executed contracts for the Telecommunications Purchasing and Management Strategy (TPAMS), comprising Telecommunications Carriage Services (TCS) agreements with approved providers. The agreements aim to deliver best value to agencies for fixed voice, mobile and […]

Global State of Broadband ITU September 2013

Global State of Broadband – ITU September 2013

Affordable broadband connectivity, services and applications are essential to modern society, offering widely recognized social and economic benefits. The Broadband Commission for Digital Development promotes the adoption of broadband-friendly practices and policies for all, so everyone can take advantage of the benefits offered by broadband. With this Report, the Broadband Commission expands awareness and understanding […]

Builders of the Digital Ecosystem Report Booz Sept 2013

Builders of the Digital Ecosystem Report – Booz September 2013

Businesses around the world are looking to gain an edge in the race to digital ecosystem – to seamlessly incorporate new computing, communications, and collaboration technologies; to streamline their operations; and to connect more closely with customers, suppliers, and partners. To do so, they must look to the continually evolving ecosystem of hardware, software, IT […]

Benefits of Broadband - DBCDE Deloitte Access Economics September 2013

Benefits of Broadband – DBCDE Deloitte Access Economics September 2013

High-speed broadband is transforming our economy and society, with major implications for households, business, governments and the environment. The report looks over the horizon to 2020 when Australia’s economy will be a fully digital economy, powered by the National Broadband Network (NBN). Recent developments like smartphones, apps and social media will be more deeply embedded, […]

Broadband Adoption in the US – Pew August 2013

As of May 2013, 70% of American adults ages 18 and older have a high-speed broadband connection at home, according to a nationally representative survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. This is a small but statistically significant rise from the 66% of adults who said they had home broadband in […]

Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage - CSIS July 2013

Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage – CSIS McAfee July 2013

Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call “the greatest transfer of wealth in human history”, or is it what others say is a “rounding error in a fourteen trillion dollar economy”? The wide range of existing estimates of the annual loss – from a few billion dollars to hundreds of […]

Qld Govt IT 5 Year Strategy July 2013

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 […]

Advancing Australia as a Digital Economy – DBCDE June 2013

Advancing Australia as a Digital Economy is an update of the 2011 NDES, building on the 2011 NDES, and laying out the next steps towards delivering our 2020 vision. The recent Australia in the Asian Century White Paper focussed on the enormous social and economic transformation taking place across Asia and the opportunities this growth […]

Smart Farming CSIRO June 2013

The Smart Farming: leveraging the impact of broadband and the digital economy report outlines initial research findings from Smart Farming projects, which indicate smart farming productivity benefits. The roll out of Australia’s next generation broadband network and the growing impact of the digital economy through the adoption of smart digital services has the potential to […]