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 […]

Cloud Computing Opportunities Challenges - ICT Innovation Council December 2011

Cloud Computing Opportunities Challenges – ICT Innovation Council December 2011

Cloud Computing has emerged as the decade’s biggest shift in the way organisations use Information Technology (IT). The following outlines a summary of advice to the Hon Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research from the Information Technology Industry Innovation Council regarding the industry development opportunities and challenges presented by the growth of […]

Engaging Asia - Getting it Right - AIGroup March 2013

Engaging Asia – Getting it Right – AIGroup March 2011

In 2010 AsiaLink and the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) undertook a survey of Australian business knowledge, experience and confidence in Asia. Businesses surveyed include Ai Group members who employ around 750,000 staff in a range of manufacturing, construction and services sectors including: engineering, automotive, food, transport, information technology, telecommunications, call centres, labour hire, printing, […]

Optimising Australia's Response to the Cyber Challenge - Kokoda Foundation February 2011

Optimising Australia’s Response to the Cyber Challenge – Kokoda Foundation February 2011

The Australian Government’s 2009 Cyber Security Strategy states that cyber security is one of Australia’s top-tier national security priorities. It highlights that Australia’s national security, economic prosperity and social wellbeing are critically dependent upon the availability, integrity and confidentiality of a range of information and communications technologies. There is a growing threat from state and […]

Digital Education Revolution Strategic Plan – August 2008

For more than a decade governments and school communities around Australia have been working to harness the power of information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve educational opportunities, boost outcomes and energise the learning experience. Major investments have been made by state and territory governments and the Commonwealth to roll out infrastructure, develop online resources […]

Statement Intellectual Property Principles for Australian Government Agencies – July 2008

The Australian Government is a major investor in the creation and development of intellectual property (IP) through its many activities in science, health, education, public infrastructure, information technology, defence and arts and culture. The Intellectual Property Principles for Australian Government Agencies (‘the Statement of IP Principles’) provides a policy for the management of IP by […]

European Union ICT Research – A Wake Up Call – Aho June 2008

Europe has started doing better in high-tech research but still has a lot more to do, particularly to capitalise on the results. This is the conclusion of the independent expert report, chaired by former Finnish Prime Minister Esko Aho, that analysed the effectiveness of Information Society research under the EU’s 6th Framework Programme for Research […]

ICT and Productivity Summary of DCITA Publications 2007

The roll-out of information and communications technology (ICT) across the Australian and international economy has been apparent for many years. However, understanding the economic relationship between ICT and its impact has been difficult. The Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) has published a number of reports dealing with the links between ICT, […]

Global Information Technology Outlook Report Executive Summary – OECD 2006

Global Information Technology Outlook – Worldwide, the ICT sector is expected to grow at 6% in 2006, with growth more balanced across the OECD area than at the time of the 2004 Outlook when the United States led the recovery from the slump. With improved macroeconomic performance, aggregate investment is now increasing across the OECD area […]

Drivers of Structural Change in the Australian Economy – CIE DITR December 2006

The structure of the Australian economy is constantly evolving in response to domestic and international forces which themselves are continually changing. Over the last five years the service sector has continued its inexorable increase while at the same time the mining sector has staged a rebound in response to increasing world demand for commodities. Manufacturing […]