Telework - Working Smarter - AIGroup November 2012

Telework – Working Smarter – AIGroup November 2012

“Work is a thing you do and not a place you go”. Telework – Working smarter. It makes sense then that companies consider new ways to structure when, where and how their employees need to work to be the most effective. Flexible work arrangements allow employees and their employers more scope to choose the location, […]

DIISR Innovation Annual Report 2011-2012 – DIISR Oct 2012

The Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education has prepared this report according to the Requirements for annual reports for departments, executive agencies and FMA Act bodies, approved by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit in June 2012. The department reported against three outcomes and associated programs for the 2011–12 financial […]

Developing An Asia Capable Workforce – AsiaLink September 2012

Asia is positioned to drive global economic growth for at least the next decade, presenting Australia with extraordinary opportunities. Our businesses are well placed to capitalise on this growth and we have had notable successes – but in the face of increasing global and regional competition we must secure our future through innovative investment in […]

Imagining Australia in the Asian Century – BCG Sept 2012

Asian century has arrived. Asia is the world’s largest and fastest-growing regional economy. By 2030, its real GDP is expected to more than double to US$67 trillion, outstripping GDP projections for Europe and the Americas combined. Its growth stems from three phenomena. First, Asian economies have sustained high investment in infrastructure, housing, industry, and human […]

Australia’s Productivity Problem Opportunity – McKinsey Aug 2012

Although they may not always feel it, Australians are more prosperous than ever. As recently as 1990, the nation ranked 16th among OECD countries in terms of per capita GDP; just two decades later, in 2010, it stood in sixth place. Australia overtook the United States in terms of income per head back in 2005. […]

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce - August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce – August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia is a report of the non-government members of the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing comprising business and union leaders. The leaders have benefitted from the advice of CSIRO, a number of academics, the expertise and support of a Secretariat drawn from a number of Commonwealth Departments and agencies and […]

Outsourcing In A Brave New World – Norton Rose June 2012

I am pleased to present the second Norton Rose Group international survey of outsourcing practice. Our 2008 report on international best practice in outsourcing and procurement – A Smart Approach to Sourcing – highlighted the differences in approach to sourcing across various industry sectors. We found that customers needed to improve three areas of their […]

Future of Business Appendix Optus May 2012

Future of Business – Appendices to Report – Access Economics Optus May 2012

Welcome to the Appendices to the 2012 Optus Future of Business Report. For the report itself, see here. Based on interviews with more than 500 IT, finance and marketing decision-makers in government and private sector organisations, this report analyses how digital technologies are transforming Australian business and service models. In particular, the research uncovers the […]

Future of Business Report Access Economics Optus May 2012

Future of Business Report Access Economics – Optus May 2012

Consumer expectations will shape digital trends driving the future of business. New digital innovations are empowering consumers, leading to changes in what products and services are offered, how they are produced, and how they are consumed. Digital innovations are not just new technologies that replace human effort – the changes are having a transformative impact […]

Health of Australian Science Chief Scientist May 2012

Health of Australian Science – Chief Scientist May 2012

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb today launched the Health of Australian Science report, a comprehensive overview of Australia’s science system, outlining our strengths and vulnerabilities. Speaking at the National Press Club in Canberra, he said that overall, ours was a healthy and robust system, but that some identified challenges would lead to long term […]