Information technology

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
information and communications technologies
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Assessing national digital strategies and their governance

The wide-ranging impacts of digital transformation on people, firms and governments raise challenges for policy-makers as they develop and implement policies in response. This paper analyses national digital strategies and their governance across countries.
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Tending the tech-ecosystem: who should be the tech-regulator(s)?

This report considers who is best placed to implement and oversee a new era of tech regulation. The authors propose a Tech Policy and Regulation Coordination (TPRC) Model, in response to calls for political leadership, strengthened coordination, increased transparency, access to independent technical expertise, and...
Report

ICT provisioning in schools

This audit report investigates how the Victorian Department of Education and Training provides ICT infrastructure, resources and services to government schools.
Briefing paper

What makes students' access to digital learning more equitable?

Information and communication technology (ICT) has become an important tool for school systems as they seek to enhance education and make it more efficient. Two examples highlighted in this brief are teachers’ digital self-efficacy and training in ICT-based instruction.
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Australian search experience project: background paper

This background paper outlines the motivations and context for a study that takes a citizen science approach to investigating the recommendations made by leading search engines for a wide range of search topics.
Report

Building skills for life

This report makes the case for expanding computer science education in primary and secondary schools around the world, and outlines the key challenges standing in the way.
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Reducing perceived risk and promoting digital inclusion for older Australians

This report describes the outcomes of stage one of the project, 'Explore and Quantify.' This includes an analysis of 22 exploratory interviews, resulting in 22 video vignettes of older adults’ information and communication technology risk perceptions (March 2021), and findings from a survey of approximately...
Briefing paper

Supporting teachers’ use of ICT in upper secondary classrooms during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

School systems around the world are making efforts to enhance and make education more efficient with information and communications technology (ICT). This paper argues that without proper implementation, ICT use may not only be ineffective, but have a negative impact on teaching and learning.
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Identifying Australian high school intervention programs that influence 1st year female students to choose ICT degrees

There is an under-representation of female students in higher education Information and Communication Technology (ICT) degrees. This report shares the outcomes from a pilot study identifying the types of initiatives which are influential in encouraging female students to undertake ICT degrees.
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Frontier firms: four industry case studies

This report summarises the findings from case studies of four significant New Zealand industries: Dairy (both farming and processing), Health technology (HealthTech), Horticulture (with a focus on kiwifruit and wine) and Software products and services (Software). The four case studies have identified various opportunities for...
Policy report

What’s ahead for a cooperative regulatory agenda on artificial intelligence?

The European Union has embarked on putting in place an aggressive regulatory regime for artificial intelligence (AI). In this report, Meredith Broadbent comments and reflects on the future of the transatlantic relationship and technological sovereignty.
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Technology and the future of the government workforce

New and emerging technologies will change government in a wide range of ways. This report assesses the state of this transformation in the UK, what it means for the government workforce, and what steps the government needs to take now to ensure that it manages...
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ICT strategy and architecture review report

This report describes the findings from an independent assessment of the current state of aged care information, communications and assistive technology systems for the aged care sector. It finds that there are major deficiencies, which do not lead to positive outcomes for older Australians accessing...
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Digital technology in the not-for-profit sector: October 2020

This report aims to better understand how not-for-profit organisations across Australia and New Zealand are using technology in order to recognise areas of growth and where improvement is needed. Now in its fifth year, this report provides a benchmark for all not-for-profit organisations across the...
Report

System redevelopment — managing risks while planning transition

The objective of this audit was to assess whether Services Australia appropriately managed risks to operating the current welfare payment system and appropriately prepared to transition to the future system.
Report

Ethics owners: a new model of organizational responsibility in data-driven technology companies

While actual job titles vary, ethics owners are tasked with 'translating public pressure into new corporate practices' by creating an ethical framework for technology workers to operate within. The authors of this report assert that understanding the work of ethics owners—and the tensions they face—is...
Policy report

Hunting the phoenix

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses talent-recruitment programs to gain technology from abroad through illegal or non-transparent means. This report focuses on overseas talent-recruitment operations—how the CCP goes abroad to hunt or lure 'phoenixes.'
Policy report

Working smarter, not harder

Australian governments are the nation’s largest spenders on ICT, but they’re failing to maximise the leverage that market power gives them to drive improved cybersecurity and more secure supply chains. This study is based on interviews with key stakeholders in government and industry, and a...
Survey

United Nations e-government survey 2020

As a development tool, the e-government survey examines countries’ strengths, challenges and opportunities, and informs policies and strategies. The 2020 edition found that progress has been made across all regions, even in the least developed countries.
Conference paper

Achieving excellence in Lean implementation at construction companies: a case study from Brazil

Key themes that emerge from this study for a successful lean construction journey are; effort to stabilise the environment, knowledge creation and management, transparency in the process to enable simplicity and shared understanding, and building trust for further growth.