Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage - CSIS July 2013

Economic Impact of Cybercrime and Cyber Espionage – CSIS McAfee July 2013

Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call “the greatest transfer of wealth in human history”, or is it what others say is a “rounding error in a fourteen trillion dollar economy”? The wide range of existing estimates of the annual loss – from a few billion dollars to hundreds of […]

Economic Impact of Human Gene Patents – CIE IP Australia May 2013

As with all patents, there are challenges and trade-offs when temporary exclusive rights are required to spur innovation — isolated human gene sequence patents are no different. There are varying views on the merits of isolated human gene sequence patents. Where proponents claim that patents are crucial to supporting high risk and high cost medical […]

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 […]

Tasmanian ICT Industry Assessment – TASICT 2009

It is well recognised that the ICT industry in Australia is a key productivity enabler for other industries, but direct ICT employment, both in total and relative to other industries, shows that the ICT industry is also a major employer. By the broadest definition, ICT employment accounts for nearly 5.5% of total Full Time Equivalent […]

Value of Spatial Information – Spatial Information CRC March 2008

The Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRC-SI) commissioned this study with the following terms of reference: to establish the verified and quantified economic impact of spatial information to the Australian economy in 2006-7 year to estimate the cost of inefficient access to data and identify the factors operating to create these inefficiencies to consider […]

Measuring The Economic Impact of ICT – OECD January 2008

Policy makers everywhere want to know the impacts of ICT. They are interested in both economic and social impacts, though it should be noted that, in a statistical and policy sense, the former have generally received more attention – in OECD countries at least. While it seems obvious that there are significant economic and social […]

Participative Web and User-Created Content – UCC OECD 2007

The concept of the “participative web” is based on an Internet increasingly influenced by intelligent web services that empower users to contribute to developing, rating, collaborating and distributing Internet content and customising Internet applications. As the Internet is more embedded in people’s lives users draw on new Internet applications to express themselves through “user-created content” […]

Broadband and the Economy – OECD October 2007

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have an important economic impact as shown in OECD analysis . This report goes further to consider the impact of broadband, a particular information and communication technology. Broadband networks increasingly link other ICTs in ways that should ultimately have a significant and positive effect on economic activity, with potential benefits […]

Economic Impact of ICT Research and Development November 2006

ICT Research and Development covers research into computer hardware, software, information systems,artificial intelligence, signal processing, telecommunications equipment and telecommunications software. According to detailed ABS data, these fields of study now cover over 36 per cent of business expenditure on R&D (BERD). If research closely related to ICT in other fields of study (particularly in production […]

Economic Impact of CRC (The Cooperative Research Centre) Insight DEST 2006

CRC (The Cooperative Research Centres) Programme was established in 1990 to improve the effectiveness of Australia’s research and development effort. It links researchers with industry to focus R&D efforts on progress towards utilisation and commercialisation. Since the commencement of the CRC Programme, there have been nine CRC selection rounds, resulting in the establishment of 158 […]