• IP Manual for Engineering Team Sprusons Feb 2009

    Intellectual Property Manual for the Engineering Team – Sprusons Ferguson February 2009

    The fundamental role of engineers is to use scientific principles to obtain prescribed outcomes through applied engineering processes, although there is some blurring of the boundaries between science and engineering. Where the engineering processes or, elements of them are original, inventions can be created inherently containing registrable Intellectual Property (IP). It is therefore certain that […]

  • Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Statistcs Year 2007-8 ABS Feb 09

    Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Statistcs Year 2007-2008 – ABS February 2009

    Venture capital and later stage private equity (VC&LSPE) is high risk capital directed towards businesses with prospects of rapid growth and/or high rates of returns. It is an investment not only of money, but also of skills and time. This publication presents information on both financial and non-financial contributions to venture capital and later stage […]

  • Telstra Productivity through ICT

    Productivity through ICT – ACIL Tasman Telstra January 2009

    Australia’s current productivity performance is average among OECD countries. In the last four decades, Australia’s productivity growth has been lower than in many other OECD countries. After accelerating in the 1990s, Australian productivity growth has since slowed. The United States is still considered to be world’s productivity leader in a ‘technological sense’. In the last […]


2003 ICT Framework For The Future – FF Steering Committee Report DCITA

2003 ICT Framework For The Future – FF Steering Committee Report DCITA As Australia moves into the 21st century its wealth, international competitiveness, national security, social cohesion and cultural richness will be significantly influenced by its ability to develop and exploit intellectual capital and to harness the power of information and communication technology (ICT). The […]

Productivity & Organisational Change – Optimising ICT Investment – Ovum DCITA February 2003

An increasing number of organisations understand the benefits of investing in information and communications technologies (ICT) to increase productivity, improve processes and strategically position their businesses. Investment in ICT is not a task to be taken lightly. It requires consistent firm and ICT strategies, effective internal and external communication and a careful assessment of risk. […]

Contract Negotiation Guide: Acceptance Testing – AIIA February 2003

This topic of the Guide addresses the following FAQs: What is Acceptance Testing? Why is Acceptance Testing important? What to look for in Acceptance Testing clauses? What are the consequences of failing to pass Acceptance Tests? If the Acceptance Tests are passed has the liability for delivery finished? Acceptance testing is the process that the […]

2003 UK Business Angel Survey c2Ventures

UK Business Angel Survey – c2Ventures January 2003

The purpose of the Survey was to investigate current feeling of the UK small and medium private investor over the last two years, and going forward into 2003. Each partner publicised or circulated the survey amongst its Business Angel Membership. The results should assist companies seeking finance; Business Angels generally, and professional advisors and Business […]

2002 Contribution of ICT to Economic Growth DCITA

Contribution of ICT to Economic Growth – DCITA December 2002

The heavily interconnected nature of a developed economy with long and complex value chains highlights the pervasiveness of ICT as a general purpose technology. Even if some businesses or economic sectors of activity do not yet use these technologies in critical business applications, their suppliers, customers and competitors increasingly do so. Thus, over time, fundamental […]

2002 Beyond Kyoto - Innovation & Adaptation PMSEIC Report

Beyond Kyoto – Innovation & Adaptation – PMSEIC December 2002

Scientific studies show that levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases are rising as a result of economic growth and will lead to global warming and resultant climate change. Even with significant future global reductions of emissions it is expected that most of Australia will warm 0.4°C to 2°C by 2030 and 1°C to 6°C by 2070. […]

2002 Australian Govt Use of Information Technology 2002

Australian Government Use of Information and Communication Technology – MAC 2002

Australian Government is committed to providing the best possible services to the community. Achieving this goal is dependent on maximising the effectiveness of policy development and program delivery, planning and budgetary arrangements, decision-making processes, organisational structures, workplace relations and people management. Much reform has been undertaken in these areas and significant gains in performance have […]