State of Play - Australian ICT Skills AIIA Paper Nov 2012

State of Play – Australian ICT Skills – AIIA Paper Nov 2012

This paper provides an industry perspective of current education, training and skills issues relevant to the ICT sector. It describes the current state of play of ICT skills and education development; identifies issues and deficiencies in current arrangements; and provides a summary of the initiatives the AIIA is instigating to raise awareness of, and address […]

Connected Health - Global Report - Accenture November 2012

Connected Health – Global Report – Accenture November 2012

This report documents the findings of a year-long international study of connected health, entailing extensive interviews of health leaders, surveys of physicians and case studies across eight countries: Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the United States. These national health systems are diverse, with models varying from predominantly single payer health services to […]

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, […]

University of the future - Ernst & Young November 2012

University of the future – Ernst & Young November 2012

University of the future view is that the higher education sector is undergoing a fundamental transformation in terms of its role in society, mode of operation, and economic structure and value. To explore these themes and future directions, an industry-wide study was conducted of the main forces impacting the higher education industry globally and locally, […]

Business Angels Markets and Policies of EU Member States – CSES Oct 2012

Business Angels play an important role in the economy, and in many countries constitute the largest source of external funding, after family and friends, in newly established ventures. Business Angels provide both financing and managerial experience, which increase the likelihood of the survival of start-up enterprises. But the fundamental nature of the Business Angel market […]

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 […]

Australian Payments Annual Report – APCA Sept 2012

Australian payments system is financial plumbing for the Australian economy. It  comprises the payments instruments, organisations, technology and connecting networks that are used to make non-cash payments. APCA has a pivotal coordinating role in the payments system. Its various clearing and infrastructure systems provide rules and decision-making frameworks necessary for the efficient movement of funds […]

Full OECD Internet ICT Outlook 2012 – Sept 2012

The Internet is now a fundamental infrastructure supporting the economy and is firmly in its 2nd stage of development, having evolved from a data network connecting PCs with wires to a much broader network of new portable devices from mobile phones to tablet computers. It is also on the cusp of a much larger expansion […]