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Australia’s new digital divide in the era of “smart”: multi-billion dollar gaps forecast to open between enterprises by 2025
A new study released today by IBM based on research by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) forecasts that significant gaps will open up between major Australian enterprises that actively transform their operations for the coming digital economy and those that stick to business as usual.
A world-first, the report reveals information and communications technology (ICT) enhanced with ubiquitous high-speed broadband is becoming Australia’s new utility – as historic and game changing as electricity or telephony. Written by Phil Ruthven, Founder and Chairman, IBISWorld, and commissioned by IBM, the report looks ahead of existing research to examine how Australia can harness this new utility to transform our lives, our cities and the way we interact. The report rates all Australia’s industry classes (509) against the impact of the new utility. Ruthven and his extended Industry Impact Panel assessed the prospects of the 509 classes of industry in the Australian economy over the next 40-50 years.
IBM has announced the opening of IBM Research and Development – Australia which is IBM’s first Laboratory to combine research and development in a single organisation focused on accelerating progress towards a smarter planet.
This year IBM marks a significant achievement - the 100th anniversary of its founding as a company. To celebrate on June 16, IBM assembled a panel of past and present leaders from its Australian & New Zealand business to share their experiences and contributions in making the company the successful organisation it is today. Hosted by Andrew Stevens, in the company of media and industry commentator, Phil Ruthven, the event featured a moderated discussion and Q&A session. The panellists are listed below, including tenures as Managing Director of IBM Australia & New Zealand: Brian Finn (1980-1993) Bob Savage (1996-1999) David Thodey (1999-2000) Philip Bullock (2001-2005) Glen Boreham (2006-2010) Andrew Stevens (2011…) Brian Finn (1980-1993) Bob Savage (1996-1999) David Thodey (1999-2000) Philip Bullock (2001-2005) Glen Boreham (2006-2010) Andrew Stevens (2011…)
Australians have rated disease prevention, public health and modern medicine as the most influential breakthroughs of the last 100 years. The IBM Centennial survey conducted to coincide with the company’s 100th anniversary polled more than 1000 Australians of mixed age, gender and location, on their views of most significant breakthroughs of the last 100 years.
Australia Commuter Pain Study
IBM and the Australian and Victorian Governments have announced an agreement to establish a new research and development laboratory in Australia. The new IBM Global R&D Lab will be IBM’s first lab that combines research and development in a single organisation focused on accelerating progress towards a smarter planet.
IBM Australia and the Melbourne Institute launch the 2009 ‘Innovation Index of Australian Industry.'
Following the release of the Government's 'Australia's digital economy: Future Directions' paper, The Australian Industry Group and IBM Australia will today release a blueprint outlining what Australia needs to do to enter the next growth phase and build a more sustainable economy
IBM Australia today announced the findings of the ‘The economic benefits of intelligent technologies’ report conducted by Access Economics
IBM A/NZ launches the Smarter Planet Vision with key insights from Access Economics research.
Upload 2008: Australia and New Zealands first virtual conference
The 2008 IBM-Melbourne Institute ‘Innovation Index of Australian Industry’ key findings and implications.