Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage - CSIS July 2013

Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage – CSIS McAfee July 2013

Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call “the greatest transfer of wealth in human history”, or is it what others say is a “rounding error in a fourteen trillion dollar economy”? The wide range of existing estimates of the annual loss – from a few billion dollars to hundreds of […]

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 […]

Qld Govt IT 5 Year Strategy July 2013

Queensland Government IT 5 Year Strategy – July 2013

The Queensland Government ICT Strategy 2013-17 delivers a vision for the future that incorporates the lessons from the past. Developed with significant consultation and engagement from a broad cross section of the ICT industry, non-government and the community sector, this strategy addresses the real issues. “Our aim is to improve the lives of Queenslanders by […]

Crafting a Digital Government Strategy – GovLoop July 2013

Throughout the ages, technology has played an essential role for government to craft a better society for citizens. In the Roman Empire, the aqueducts revolutionized services provided to Roman citizens. Leveraging gravity alone, the Romans were able to transform communities, providing water to distant cities and towns, and create an engineering marvel that would lead […]

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 […]

New Zealand ICT Sector Report – July 2013

Firms in New Zealand ‘s information and communications technology (ICT) sector are pouring money into both expansion and research and development, according to a major report. Attracting highly-skilled graduates remains a persistent problem for the industry though. The Government released the Information and Communications Technology Report, which looks at the health of ICT manufacturing, telecommunications, […]

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 […]