• At What Cost - IT Pricing in Australia - House of Representatives Report July 2013

    At What Cost – IT Pricing in Australia – House of Representatives Report July 2013

    IT products are at the heart of our financial and logistics systems, and support critical infrastructure, health, education and welfare systems. IT products are critical to research and innovation, economic competitiveness and Australia’s future social and economic prosperity. The internet has transformed the Australian economy over the past 20 years, and is poised to play […]

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  • Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity in Australia - BCA July 2013

    Action Plan for Enduring Prosperity in Australia – BCA July 2013

    Australia’s future can be prosperous but this will depend on maintaining strong economic growth and an environment that supports businesses to do well. The actions, decisions and choices we make now will either support or inhibit Australia’s prospects. Australia has experienced a very successful growth period and we continue to have many intrinsic strengths, but […]

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  • National Plan To Combat Cybercrime Australia - AGs July 2013

    National Plan To Combat Cybercrime Australia – AGs July 2013

    The internet and digital technologies are bringing many benefits to Australians. Increasing connectivity allows us to stay in touch with family and friends, access services and communicate and create online. Australia has more than 12 million internet subscribers and a further 17.3 million mobile handset subscribers; while over 11 million Australians have a Facebook account. The […]

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  • Qld Govt IT 5 Year Strategy July 2013

    Queensland Government IT 5 Year Strategy – July 2013

    The Queensland Government ICT Strategy 2013-17 delivers a vision for the future that incorporates the lessons from the past. Developed with significant consultation and engagement from a broad cross section of the ICT industry, non-government and the community sector, this strategy addresses the real issues. “Our aim is to improve the lives of Queenslanders by […]

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  • Australian Pharma Industry Report PWC July 213

    Australian Pharma Industry Report – PWC July 2013

    It’s no secret that the Australian pharma and medicines industry is going through tough times. Globally, the industry is having to grapple with changing business models, a more competitive market, major patent expiries, shifting technology, constrained budgets, increasing scrutiny from payers and regulators, and fundamental questions being raised about the validity of what the industry […]

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Copyright and the Digital Economy – Australian Law Reform Commission May 2013

This is the second stage in the consultation process in this Inquiry into whether the Copyright Act needs amendment to allow Australia to fully participate in a modern, digital economy. The first stage included the release of the Issues Paper, Copyright and the Digital Economy (ALRC IP 42), which generated 295 submissions. In releasing this […]

Disruptive Technologies Transforming Life Business Economy – McKinsey May 2013

Technology is moving so quickly, and in so many directions, that it becomes challenging to even pay attention – we are victims of “next new thing” fatigue. Yet technology advancement continues to drive economic growth and, in some cases, unleash disruptive change. Economically disruptive technologies – like the semiconductor microchip, the Internet, or steam power […]

Economic Transformation Through Digital Productivity – Paul Budde May 2013

The world in general, and its institutions and businesses in particular, is facing a significant number of challenges… There will soon be 9 billion people; the environment has problems coping with us; whole business sectors are facing digital disruption; healthcare in western economies could consume 40% of national GDP by 2040; people are more empowered […]

Mobile Apps Possible Australian Regulatory Issues – ACMA May 2013

Mobile apps (applications) represent one of the most significant developments in media and communications in the past five years. Apps are software programs that may be installed on smartphones and other communication devices. At the heart of this evolution is the transformation of mobile telephony from a voice- and text-based platform, into one where a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]