2002 Allen Report – Information Economy – The Big Picture DCITA

Australia’s Information Economy: The Big Picture – Allen Report April 2002

The study indicates that increased involvement by Australian businesses in the Information Economy offers substantial economy wide gains. These include: Higher underlying growth – increasing GDP by up to 2.6 percent over levels that we would otherwise obtain by 2004-05; More jobs – employment would be higher than otherwise by around 1.2 percent, or around […]

2002 Internet - Current State of Play Australian Scorecard NOIE April 2002

Internet: Current State of Play – Australian Scorecard – NOIE April 2002

Since May 2000 the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE) has published a statistical compendium presenting a range of data on Australia’s progress in the emerging Information Economy. The current report is the 5th edition since the project’s inception. In a change from past practice this edition presents international benchmarking data in a new […]

2002 Bioinformatics Industry - Issues & Opportunities BioLa

Bioinformatics Industry – Issues & Opportunities – BioLateral DITR January 2002

Bioinformatics is the application of information technologies and sciences to the organisation, management, mining and use of life-science information. Bioinformatics plays a central role in the development of bioindustries in general, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, agrifood, environment management, medical diagnostics, bioprocessing, bioprospecting and others. Indeed, it is impossible to imagine a modern bioindustry sector in Australia […]

2001 Breaking the Skills Barrier – Investing in ICT Higher Education CoIE April 2001

Breaking the Skills Barrier: Investing in ICT Higher Education – CoIE April 2001

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industries now have a pervasive role in the Australian economy. All industries have benefited from growth and improvements in ICT, not least traditional industries. ICT is important because it has the capacity to facilitate complementary innovation such as new business processes and work practices. By reducing business costs, these technologies […]

2000 Returns to Investment in Higher Education Melb Inst 2000

Returns to Investment in Higher Education – Melbourne Institute 2000

Full-time employed graduates receive a substantial wage premium over non-graduates, on average of the order of 65 per cent; that is controlling for age, experience and other characteristics usually included in such analysis, an employed graduate receives on average about 65 per cent more than an employed person without a degree. It is generally accepted […]

Australia’s ICT Research Base – PMSEIC November 2000

The primary conclusion of the Working Party is that while Australia has been a good user of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) it has not captured the major benefits of being a producer of ICT goods and services. This is demonstrated in Australia’s export and patent performance. There are a number of structural and organisational […]

The IT Engine Room – SME’s in Australia’s IT&T Industry – Benson Standen DCITA 1999

This report addresses the particular issues, challenges and opportunities for the information technology and telecommunications (IT&T) industry to promote, establish, nurture and grow its small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In particular, this report examines how the relationship between SMEs and their key stakeholders can drive mutual success. The audience for this report is the boardrooms […]

Information Technology - Sink or Swim ATSE Dec 1997

Information Technology: Sink or Swim – ATSE December 1997

Information Technology (IT) is belatedly being recognised in government and industry circles in Australia as the dominant engine for productivity improvement and business opportunities for enterprises in the 21st Century and a key factor for generating future employment. Indeed the convergence of computing and communications as manifested in the Internet means that much commerce in […]