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 […]

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 […]

Australia’s Productivity Problem Opportunity – McKinsey Aug 2012

Although they may not always feel it, Australians are more prosperous than ever. As recently as 1990, the nation ranked 16th among OECD countries in terms of per capita GDP; just two decades later, in 2010, it stood in sixth place. Australia overtook the United States in terms of income per head back in 2005. […]

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce - August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia PMs Taskforce – August 2012

Smarter Manufacturing for a Smarter Australia is a report of the non-government members of the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Manufacturing comprising business and union leaders. The leaders have benefitted from the advice of CSIRO, a number of academics, the expertise and support of a Secretariat drawn from a number of Commonwealth Departments and agencies and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]