CSIRO Australia 2030

Australia 2030 Futures – CSIRO – May 2016

This report, by pre-eminent Australian science research group CSIRO, aims to assist senior decision-makers in both government and industry answer these questions and plan today’s innovation investments to meet future opportunities and challenges. It uses a scenarios-based approach to account for future uncertainty and guide strategic planning. 2030 scenarios. In this section we expand on […]

Telstra Cyber Security

Cyber Security Report – Telstra – Feb 2016

Businesses who approach cyber security as an IT risk rather than a business risk will struggle and in many cases fail to appropriately manage the risk. Addressing this as a business risk with the right mix of people, processes and technology will mean businesses are well placed to reap the benefits of the digital world. […]

AIIA Procurement Guide

Best Practice Government Procurement Guide – AIIA – March 2016

This Best Practice Procurement Guide has been developed  to promote a balanced working relationship for the government procurement of ICT products and services, mainly via negotiation over standard form procurement procedures and agreements. It is provided as a reference document for government users, to assist in ensuring that procurement occurs in the most efficient and effective […]

The Maturing of the MOOC UK BIS Sept 2013

The Maturing of the MOOC – UK BIS September 2013

Elite institutions in The Academy, primarily leading US universities, are widely engaging enthusiastically in MOOCs by lending brand, content, funds, staff, badging and policy support. They see opportunities for brand enhancement, pedagogic experimentation, recruitment and business model innovation. The pro-MOOC impetus is producing a conspicuous literature. It reports positively on these experiments, describing a process […]

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 […]

Internet Voting in Australian Election Systems - AEC September 2013

Internet Voting in Australian Election Systems – AEC September 2013

The issue of internet voting is one of the more testing ones currently faced by election administrators, not least because of the diversity of views which it generates. Proponents of such a use of the internet see it as a potentially powerful, and perhaps inevitable, way of enabling electors, or certain categories of electors, to […]

How To Make A City Great McKinsey Sept 2013

How To Make A City Great – McKinsey September 2013

This report is the result of extensive research conducted over the course of a year by McKinsey team around the world. The research reviewed data measuring city performance along economic, environmental, and social dimensions. Three sources were particularly helpful in this respect: the Mercer Quality of Life Index, the Siemens Green City Index, and MGI’s […]

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, […]