New Zealand Cloud Computing Code of Practice – IITP July 2013

Cloud Computing can offer significant advantages to businesses and individuals who venture into “the cloud” in terms of cost, flexibility, scalability and convenience. But it is not without risk. Users of Cloud products and services entrust their important business and personal data to Cloud Service Providers and have the right to know how trustworthy their […]

Oceania Mergers and Acquisitions Report H1 2013 – Zephyr BVD July 2013

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity targeting targets based in Oceania weakened again in H1 2013, with value tumbling to its lowest level of the three years under review. There were 1,821 transactions worth a combined AUD 37,228 million, which marked the second consecutive decline by volume and in monetary terms was the fourth fall in […]

New Zealand ICT Sector Report – July 2013

Firms in New Zealand ‘s information and communications technology (ICT) sector are pouring money into both expansion and research and development, according to a major report. Attracting highly-skilled graduates remains a persistent problem for the industry though. The Government released the Information and Communications Technology Report, which looks at the health of ICT manufacturing, telecommunications, […]

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 […]

Big Data Guide for Government Agencies - GovLoop June 2013

Big Data Guide for Government Agencies – GovLoop June 2013

Government technology decision makers in all three branches of federal government and from many States consistently tell me about an issue they have with Big Data. This is an issue you have seen too I’m sure. The issue is a lack of discipline and rigor over the use of the term itself. What began as […]

Cyber Security Intelligence Index IBM June 2013

Cyber Security Intelligence Index – IBM June 2013

Cyber Security – In a world where a week rarely goes by without reports of at least one serious cyber attack against a major organization, it’s important to ask a few key questions: What’s happening across the threat landscape? What kinds of attacks are being launched? How many of those attacks result in incidents requiring […]

eHealth Broadband Requirements Literature Review IBES June 2013

eHealth Broadband Requirements Literature Review – IBES June 2013

eHealth Broadband Requirements Literature Review forms the initial work of a joint project between the University of Melbourne and the Australian Centre for Health Innovation. The study is exploring the changes that may be necessary for Victorian healthcare organizations to enable more integrated planning and better coordinated provision of data connectivity arrangements so they can […]

Enter The Cyber Dragon - Chinese Military Cyber Capabilities

Enter The Cyber Dragon – Chinese Military Cyber Capabilities – ASPI June 2013

China’s intelligence services and Chinese Military Cyber Capabilities have long been underanalyzed as major bureaucratic organizations and components of state power. This may have mattered relatively little during China’s inward‑looking and under‑developed years. Today, its leaders are significant players on the world stage, and understanding how and what they learn about the world and how […]