A number of voices from within the Australian ICT industry have welcomed the federal government’s announced changes to its ICT procurement policy which is targeted at giving SMBs a fairer go at bidding for government contracts.
The Australian Computer Society has been quick to call on the re-elected Turnbull government to keep innovation and digital policy to at the forefront of government thinking and decisions over the next term.
Talks today between the federal government and business leaders have set in train initiatives to strengthen measures to combat cybersecurity threats across Australia.
Former UK digital industry veteran Paul Shetler has been appointed as the first CEO of the federal government’s new Digital Transformation Office (DTO).
Australia’s digital economy has grown by 50% in just three years and is now the country’s biggest growth lever, according to a newly published study on salaries and hiring in the IT sector.
Internet Australia has repeated its call for a 12-month halt to the introduction of a government bill amending Australia’s copyright laws while the government commissions an independent study on ‘video piracy’.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) in South Australia wants digital technologies to be introduced as a mandatory subject in the state’s school system and has called on the state government to place a higher priority on promoting ICT skills and digital literacy.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) says the federal government’s Intergenerational Report released yesterday has failed to address the critical issue of digital skills, which are now the “foundation skills for a successful, modern economy”.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy Anthony Albanese and Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy Kate Lundy have taken aim at the Coalition's newly-announced ICT policy, saying the Coalition "still have no plan for our digital future."
Ericsson has released its Networked Society City Index and report, analysing ICT-driven benefit creation in 25 of the world's largest cities. Sydney is one of those and has fared pretty well, but rather than being simply an assessment of the current situation the report can be used as a tool to identify where action is needed to achieve further gains.
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