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 […]

Cloud Consumer Protocol Discussion Paper – ACS July 2013

Cloud Consumer Protocol Discussion Paper (the Paper) aims to elicit suggestions and information from cloud computing vendors and from users of cloud computing services – particularly small businesses, not-for-profits (NFPs) and consumers – about the tools and protections they need to acquire and deploy cloud computing services in their businesses with confidence and trust. Government […]

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 […]

New Zealand Cloud Computing Code of Practice – IITP July 2013

Cloud Computing can offer significant advantages to businesses and individuals who venture into “the cloud” in terms of cost, flexibility, scalability and convenience. But it is not without risk. Users of Cloud products and services entrust their important business and personal data to Cloud Service Providers and have the right to know how trustworthy their […]

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 […]

Big Data Guide for Government Agencies - GovLoop June 2013

Big Data Guide for Government Agencies – GovLoop June 2013

Government technology decision makers in all three branches of federal government and from many States consistently tell me about an issue they have with Big Data. This is an issue you have seen too I’m sure. The issue is a lack of discipline and rigor over the use of the term itself. What began as […]

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 […]

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 […]

Disruptive Technologies Transforming Life Business Economy – McKinsey May 2013

Technology is moving so quickly, and in so many directions, that it becomes challenging to even pay attention – we are victims of “next new thing” fatigue. Yet technology advancement continues to drive economic growth and, in some cases, unleash disruptive change. Economically disruptive technologies – like the semiconductor microchip, the Internet, or steam power […]