• 2013 Media and Comms Supply Chain Analysis DBCDE Ovum June 2013

    Media and Communications Supply Chain Analysis – DBCDE Ovum June 2013

    The digitisation of service delivery over networks and the spread of the IP networking protocol have enabled significant changes in the supply chain for media and communications services. We see three main supply chain trends arising from this change: The separation of the Internet applications industry from the underlying IP connectivity industry, splitting industries that […]

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  • Technology Investment and Productivity in Australian Businesses - AIGroup June 2013

    Technology Investment and Productivity in Australian Businesses – AIGroup June 2013

    This report explores the relationship between technology investment and productivity in Australian companies. It draws from several sources: the Australian Industry Group’s 2013 National CEO Business Prospects Survey of nearly 350 CEOs, facilitated discussion groups with business leaders, and in-depth interviews with innovative companies from the manufacturing, services and construction sectors. The Report examines the […]

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  • Multifactor Productivity Update PC June 2013

    Multifactor PC Productivity Update – June 2013

    Australia’s productivity performance has a major influence on real per capita income growth. Productivity growth improves current living standards as well as the nation’s capacity to address future challenges such as our ageing population and global economic shocks. Despite the best efforts of statisticians and economists, the measurement and interpretation of productivity remains a challenge. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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Third Quarter 2012 U.S. Private Equity and Venture Capital Benchmark Commentary – Cambridge Associates Dec 2012

Performance for both U.S. private equity and venture capital funds was positive in the third quarter of 2012 but private equity managers fared much better , as indicated by the Cambridge Associates LLC benchmark indices of the two alternative asset classes. The private investment indices underperformed public equities in the third quarter as public markets […]

Creating Jobs Through NBN-enabled Telework – DBCDE Colmar Deloitte 2012

This report investigates the degree to which participation in the labour force may increase with the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN) and the increased telework opportunities it will provide. This study involved qualitative and quantitative research, leading to economic modelling to estimate the impacts of NBN-enabled telework on labour force participation, employment and […]

Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Skills – DIISRTE December 2012

Government can play this funding role in the translation process in a number of ways. Supporting venture capital is one way of doing this which has a number of benefits over more direct forms of assistance, including the ability to leverage broader technical and business experience and attract private sector capital. These advantages could explain […]

Australian ICT Statistical Compendium – ACS Nov 2012

The objective of ICT Statistical Compendium was to produce a series of ‘snapshots’ of statistical data on the ICT workforce for ACS members, industry and government, and a potential ‘bible’ for ICT users, incorporating statistics on the Australian ICT sector, ICT higher and vocational education, ICT trade, and ICT employment and skills. As with each […]

Australian Startup Ecosystem Deloitte Silicon Beach Nov 2012

Silicon Beach – Australian Startup Ecosystem – Deloitte Nov 2012

This first Australian Startup Ecosystem Report ‘Silicon Beach’ is a vital contribution to further the awareness of why technology entrepreneurship is important to Australia and where it has room for improvement. It provides much needed perspective as technology entrepreneurship is evolving to become a new fundamental to the Australian economy. The public interest will be […]

Australian VC and PE Deal Metrics in FY2012 AVCAL PSP Nov 2012

Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Deal Metrics in FY2012 – AVCAL PSP November 2012

The fourth annual AVCAL/Pacific Strategy Partners Deal Metrics Survey of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) activity covers $77.7b worth of transactions conducted by 170 funds between FY06-FY12. The database now represents total PE deal value of $76.7b across 774 transactions and total VC equity investment of $963m across 832 transactions. Many transactions from […]

Global Startup Ecosystem Report Nov 2012

Global Startup Ecosystems Report – Part1v1.2 – StartupCompass Nov 2012

While nearly all high growth technology startups have historically emerged from no more than 3-4 startup ecosystems, namely Silicon Valley and Boston, this trend appears to have reached its end. Simultaneous with a global explosion of entrepreneurship has been an explosion in the rise of new startup ecosystems around the world, and a new found […]

ICT Skills Forum Presentation AWPA Nov 2012

ICT Skills Forum Presentation – AWPA Nov 2012

Peaks and troughs in ICT activity have a marked impact on employment numbers, and on the numbers of students engaging in ICT courses. Following the dotcom crash in 2000, ICT courses became less attractive for domestic students, and overseas workers with ICT skills filled some of the gaps. We can also identify a slight dip […]