Mobile Apps Possible Australian Regulatory Issues – ACMA May 2013

Mobile apps (applications) represent one of the most significant developments in media and communications in the past five years. Apps are software programs that may be installed on smartphones and other communication devices. At the heart of this evolution is the transformation of mobile telephony from a voice- and text-based platform, into one where a […]

Mobile Financial Services Terms Explained Mobey

Mobile Financial Services Terms Explained – Mobey Forum May 2013

When two powerful and established industries, in this case mobile and finance and mobile financial services, start working together, they may see the world from different perspectives and don’t necessarily understand each others’ jargon. This simple fact may cause misunderstandings and obstacles in the path to successful creation of a new industry. Mobey Forum has […]

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 […]

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 […]

Global Information Technology Report - World Economic Forum April 2013

Global Information Technology Report – World Economic Forum April 2013

The 12th edition of The Global Information Technology Report (GITR) is being released at a time of cautious optimism after a long period of economic uncertainty that has transformed the global economic outlook. While uncertainty in the Euro zone and the risk of political deadlock in the United States still persist and could derail the […]

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 […]

Big Data Global Trend Study - Tata April 2013

Big Data Global Trend Study – Tata April 2013

Big Data has become big news almost overnight, and there are no signs that interest is waning. In fact, several indicators suggest executive attention will climb even higher. Over the last three years, few business topics have been mentioned in the media and researched as extensively as Big Data. Hundreds of articles have appeared in […]

Australia Real-Time Payments Proposal – RTPC Bank Consortia Feb 2013

The Real-Time Payments Committee was formed in September 2012 to develop a clear way forward for the Australian payments industry on real-time, low value payments. The catalyst for action was the publication in June 2012 of the Payments System Board’s Strategic Review of Innovation in the Payments System; Conclusions (Conclusions Paper). In the Conclusions Paper, […]

Digital Economy Scoping Brief - Global Foundation Feb 2013

Digital Economy Scoping Brief – Global Foundation Feb 2013

Digital Economy Scoping Brief – under the auspices of the Australia Program theme ‘Connecting and Integrating Australia, Asia and the World’, The Global Foundation recently convened an exploratory Roundtable meeting in conjunction with PwC and Telstra. The Roundtable marked the beginning of a comprehensive program of engagement by the Foundation to explore and better understand […]