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 […]

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 […]

Information Economy Strategy

Information Economy Strategy Released by the UK Government June 2013

This new UK Government Information Economy Strategy sets out a plan for government and industry to continue to work together to promote the success of the UK information economy sector. Its main themes are: a strong, innovative information economy sector exporting UK excellence to the world UK businesses across the economy making smart use of […]

ICT Audi 2012

Queensland Government Response To ICT Audit

In 2012, an audit of ICT within the Queensland Government was undertaken by the Queensland Government Chief Information Office which aimed to identify the condition and performance of the current state government ICT portfolio. During a six-month period, the audit reviewed five key ICT management areas: strategy and governance ICT-based initiatives procurement assets and services […]

Queensland Government Launches 5 year ICT Strategy Moving to the Cloud

5 July 2013: The Queensland Government has launched a new strategy that will guide the future use of ICT within the Queensland Government. Click here to download the report 2013 Qld Govt IT 5 Year Strategy July 2013 The Queensland Government ICT strategy outlines major reforms to the way ICT is delivered and managed which […]

Economic Impact of Venture Capital in Australia – AVCAL May 2013

This report reviews the economic contribution of Venture Capital to Australia. To date, around 500 companies in Australia have been backed by VC. in the us, there are 24,000 such companies. Despite the relatively shorter history of VC in Australia, many of our current leading technology and life sciences companies can claim VC backing in […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia – Grattan Report

The Higher Education Online Revolution in Australia is not new, but in 2012 it caught popular attention. Hundreds of media stories about ‘MOOCs’ – massive open online courses – drove a surge in enrolments. By March this year more than three million people around the world had enrolled in Coursera, the largest MOOC provider. High-profile […]