New Zealand ICT Sector Report – July 2013

Firms in New Zealand ‘s information and communications technology (ICT) sector are pouring money into both expansion and research and development, according to a major report. Attracting highly-skilled graduates remains a persistent problem for the industry though. The Government released the Information and Communications Technology Report, which looks at the health of ICT manufacturing, telecommunications, […]

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 […]

2013 Media and Comms Supply Chain Analysis DBCDE Ovum June 2013

Media and Communications Supply Chain Analysis – DBCDE Ovum June 2013

The digitisation of service delivery over networks and the spread of the IP networking protocol have enabled significant changes in the supply chain for media and communications services. We see three main supply chain trends arising from this change: The separation of the Internet applications industry from the underlying IP connectivity industry, splitting industries that […]

Technology Investment and Productivity in Australian Businesses - AIGroup June 2013

Technology Investment and Productivity in Australian Businesses – AIGroup June 2013

This report explores the relationship between technology investment and productivity in Australian companies. It draws from several sources: the Australian Industry Group’s 2013 National CEO Business Prospects Survey of nearly 350 CEOs, facilitated discussion groups with business leaders, and in-depth interviews with innovative companies from the manufacturing, services and construction sectors. The Report examines the […]

Multifactor Productivity Update PC June 2013

Multifactor PC Productivity Update – June 2013

Australia’s productivity performance has a major influence on real per capita income growth. Productivity growth improves current living standards as well as the nation’s capacity to address future challenges such as our ageing population and global economic shocks. Despite the best efforts of statisticians and economists, the measurement and interpretation of productivity remains a challenge. […]

ICT Audi 2012

Queensland Government Response To ICT Audit

In 2012, an audit of ICT within the Queensland Government was undertaken by the Queensland Government Chief Information Office which aimed to identify the condition and performance of the current state government ICT portfolio. During a six-month period, the audit reviewed five key ICT management areas: strategy and governance ICT-based initiatives procurement assets and services […]

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 […]

Economic Impact of Human Gene Patents – CIE IP Australia May 2013

As with all patents, there are challenges and trade-offs when temporary exclusive rights are required to spur innovation — isolated human gene sequence patents are no different. There are varying views on the merits of isolated human gene sequence patents. Where proponents claim that patents are crucial to supporting high risk and high cost medical […]