Queensland Government ICT Discussion Paper May 2013

Queensland Government ICT Discussion Paper – May 2013

Information and communication technology (ICT) plays a key role in the delivery of government services to Queenslanders. It helps government agencies to streamline processes, share information and provides people with access to services online. ICT has the capacity to help satisfy public expectations for government services while managing the increasing demands and costs of social […]

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 […]

The Australian Startup Economy – PWC Google April 2013

Global comparisons with other technology startup ecosystems suggest there is no better time to be a startup economy in Australia, but achieving the projected economic contribution will require a significant and persistent effort to encourage more people to create more tech startups. Analysis of the growth of global tech ecosystems emphasise the importance of leadership, […]

Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research In Australia

The Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia was established by the Australian Government in late 2011. The Review was to report early in 2013 and recommend a 10-year strategic health and medical research plan for the nation. The Panel is chaired by 2011 Australian of the Year, Mr Simon McKeon AO. The […]

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 […]