• Mobile Financial Services Terms Explained Mobey

    Mobile Financial Services Terms Explained – Mobey Forum May 2013

    When two powerful and established industries, in this case mobile and finance and mobile financial services, start working together, they may see the world from different perspectives and don’t necessarily understand each others’ jargon. This simple fact may cause misunderstandings and obstacles in the path to successful creation of a new industry. Mobey Forum has […]

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  • Mobile Point of Sale White - Breakthroughs - Mobey Forum May 2013

    Mobile Point of Sale White Paper – Breakthroughs – Mobey Forum May 2013

    The MPOS Breakthrough: How the Power of Mobile has Disrupted Payments Mobey Forum’s latest white paper highlights the mobile point of sale (MPOS) revolution in North America and Europe and analyses how new industry players, unconstrained by traditional thinking, have driven forward this disruptive technology. The paper investigates the factors influencing the growth of the […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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Financial Considerations for Govt Use of Cloud Computing AGIMO Jul 2012

Financial Considerations for Government Use of Cloud Computing – AGIMO July 2012

Adopting cloud computing solutions often involves a range of complex financial considerations that agencies should consider as part of the evaluation process. This guidance advice focuses on the key financial issues that agencies need to address when adopting a cloud solution. Many Australian Government agencies are in the process of considering the adoption of cloud-based […]

Cloud in Australia - Fujitsu Microsoft July 2012

Cloud Computing in Australia – Fujitsu Microsoft July 2012

Cloud Computing is the new paradigm in ICT. It brings together a range of different technologies and business practices that have been maturing for some time: broadband communications, software as a service, outsourcing, the move to mobile computing. These and other trends have combined to make cloud computing the hottest topic in the ICT industry […]

Govt Programs and Incentives for the ICT Industry July 2012

Government Programs and Incentives for the ICT Industry – July 2012

This guide provides a summary of Australian Government programs of assistance that are available to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry. It has information about a range of Australian Government programs which can help you to create, innovate, grow and compete globally. The best place to go for information about all aspects of running […]

Negotiating Cloud Computing Legal Issues AGIMO Jul 2012

Negotiating Cloud Computing Legal Issues – AGIMO July 2012

Like cloud computing itself, cloud computing agreements appear in a wide variety of forms. These can range from simple standardised click wrap agreements to multilayered sets of terms and conditions. There are, however, a core set of legal issues that agencies should consider in any cloud computing agreement, whether the agreement expressly deals with those […]

Privacy and Cloud Computing for Australian Govt Agencies AGIMO Jul 2012

Privacy and Cloud Computing for Australian Government Agencies – AGIMO July 2012

Despite common perceptions, cloud computing has the potential to enhance privacy safeguards used to protect personal information held by Government agencies. This Better Practice Guide has been developed to assist agencies subject to the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 (FMA Act) better understand how to comply with privacy laws and regulations when choosing cloud […]

The Big Data Opportunity in Government – UK Policy Exchange July 2012

The modern world generates a staggering quantity of data – big data – and the business of government is no exception. Across the public sector, extraordinary quantities of data are amassed in the course of running public services – from managing welfare payments and the National Health Service, through to issuing passports and driving licences. In […]

Review of Telco Access for People with Disabilities – DBCDE July 2012

Telecommunication services play a vital role in the lives of all Australians. Telco services facilitate business, employment, community participation and social interaction. However, some people with disability find it difficult to make effective use of telecommunications services. To improve this situation, the National Relay Service (NRS) plays a significant role in assisting people who are […]

Australia ranks 23rd in 2012 Global Innovation Index

The Global Innovation Index is a joint initiative of INSEAD (The Business School for the World) and WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) and has established itself as a valuable benchmarking tool to facilitate, on a global level, a public-private dialogue that allows business leaders and other stakeholders to continually evaluate progress. The Index relies on […]

Mastercard releases Global Mobile Payments Readiness Index

29th June 2012. A new global study from MasterCard Worldwide shows Australia is on track for a cashless future – but the country still has obstacles to overcome before mobile payments become the norm. The winners are – Canada, Japan, Kenya, Singapore, and the US. Click here to view/download the report (23Mb in size) The MasterCard Mobile […]

Draft Digital Economy Action Plans – NSW Government June 2012

Industry Action Plans are an important element of NSW 2021, the Government’s 10 year strategic plan. The decade to 2021 will present both opportunities and challenges for our cities, towns, businesses and communities. For example, our position in an increasingly connected global economy, with fluid markets and consumer demand, advances in new technology, and a […]