Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Australia – AVCAL May 2013

This report reviews the economic contribution of Venture Capital to Australia. To date, around 500 companies in Australia have been backed by VC. in the us, there are 24,000 such companies. Despite the relatively shorter history of VC in Australia, many of our current leading technology and life sciences companies can claim VC backing in […]

Australian Defence White Paper – DoD May 2013

One of the fundamental responsibilities of any Australian Government is to protect and defend our people and protect and enhance our national security interests. This requires making complex strategic judgements about risks and opportunities in the international strategic environment. It means providing for an effective and efficiently run Australian Defence Force which is able to […]

Copyright and the Digital Economy – Australian Law Reform Commission May 2013

This is the second stage in the consultation process in this Inquiry into whether the Copyright Act needs amendment to allow Australia to fully participate in a modern, digital economy. The first stage included the release of the Issues Paper, Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC IP 42), which generated 295 submissions. In releasing this […]

Mobile Point of Sale White - Breakthroughs - Mobey Forum May 2013

Mobile Point of Sale White Paper – Breakthroughs – Mobey Forum May 2013

The MPOS Breakthrough: How the Power of Mobile has Disrupted Payments Mobey Forum’s latest white paper highlights the mobile point of sale (MPOS) revolution in North America and Europe and analyses how new industry players, unconstrained by traditional thinking, have driven forward this disruptive technology. The paper investigates the factors influencing the growth of the […]

Queensland Government ICT Discussion Paper May 2013

Queensland Government ICT Discussion Paper – May 2013

Information and communication technology (ICT) plays a key role in the delivery of government services to Queenslanders. It helps government agencies to streamline processes, share information and provides people with access to services online. ICT has the capacity to help satisfy public expectations for government services while managing the increasing demands and costs of social […]

Communications Statistical Snapshot - DBCDE April 2013

Communications Statistical Snapshot – DBCDE April 2013

Communications Statistical Snapshot – Overall internet subscription numbers have increased from 11.6 million in December 2011 to 12.2 million in December 2012. Chart 1 shows that dial-up subscriptions continue to decline while broadband subscription numbers have increased significantly to be 98% of subscriptions in December 2012. Chart 2 shows the emerging pattern of broadband subscriptions […]

High Performing Workplaces – Guidelines through Case Studies - SKE Boedker April 2013

High Performing Workplaces – Guidelines through Case Studies – SKE Boedker April 2013

The High Performing Workplaces (HPW) Index report released by the Society for Knowledge Economics in October 2011 surveyed 77 Australian organisations and identified key attributes of workplace leadership, culture and management practices that impact on firm productivity and profitability. This and previous studies have suggested that to lift Australian productivity in forthcoming decades, executives, policy […]

Advanced Payments Report EDG Apr 2013

Advanced Payments Report – EDG April 2013

The convergence of online and mobile technology continues to drive the evolution of the payments industry and change the way consumers the world over make purchases. Today shoppers routinely read product reviews and conduct price comparisons while standing in a store. They pay attention to what their friends say on social networks about the products […]

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Connected Small Business In the Digital Economy – Deloitte Google Access Economics

The online world opens up huge opportunities for small business across the country and holds the potential for a broader economy-wide transformation. This report, released by Deloittes ands Google and authored by by Access Economics provides fresh insight into the role of digital strategies in Australia’s substantial small and medium-size business sector – a sector […]