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 […]

ESOPs and Start-ups Discussion Paper – Australia Treasury August 2013

Innovation is vital to Australia if we are to continue to improve our living standards, create new business opportunities and be globally competitive. The development of a strong and innovative economy is essential to creating jobs and improving productivity and competitiveness. A flourishing start-ups sector is an important element of ensuring Australia is a thriving […]

NSW Government Cloud Services Policy and Guidelines – NSW DFS August 2013

The NSW Government ICT Strategy recognises that a strategic approach to the use of cloud services will provide opportunities to achieve better value ICT investment and improve service capability. Government’s shift to a service orientation will take advantage of the increasing commoditisation of ICT and the rapidly developing cloud computing industry. Public sector ICT investment […]

TMT Mergers and Aquisitions Trend Report 1H 2013 – Mergermarket August 2013

Technology, Media & Telecommunication (TMT) deals up until 29-Jul-13 amounted to US$ 232.5 bn and contributed 21.7% to global Mergers and Aquisitions (US$ 1,072.3bn). The market share was up from just 13% in 2012’s comparative period and the highest market share to global M&A in this time period on Mergermarket record (since 2001). TMT deal value […]

At What Cost - IT Pricing in Australia - House of Representatives Report July 2013

At What Cost – IT Pricing in Australia – House of Representatives Report July 2013

IT products are at the heart of our financial and logistics systems, and support critical infrastructure, health, education and welfare systems. IT products are critical to research and innovation, economic competitiveness and Australia’s future social and economic prosperity. The internet has transformed the Australian economy over the past 20 years, and is poised to play […]

Emerging Agenda for CyberSecurity – ASPI July 2013

Cybersecurity is rapidly emerging as a high-priority policy challenge for the Australian Government. The National Security Strategy released in January 2013 listed ‘malicious cyber activity’ as the third of seven ‘key national security risks’ and called for closer partnerships with the business community to develop a more effective response. Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard visited […]