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Australia - Digital Economy - E-Government

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Australia - Digital Economy - E-Government

Many countries around the world are now well aware of the importance of e-government and many governments have shown leadership in developing online services. The benefits of e-government applications can include cutting costs and improving processes and information flow, but one of its primary aims is to improve customer service for citizens.

The government policy on the National Broadband Network has also sharpened its focus on the digital economy and the leadership role the government will have to play to kick-start developments in the area of e-government. This has resulted in the National Digital Economy Strategy the government launched in 2011, with now close to a 100 different projects being developed under this policy.

The government has also taken a leading role in developing a National Cloud Computing Strategy, which in turn has created trust within the broader industry to start adopting new opportunities that are becoming available here.

1. Synopsis
2. Government should take a leadership role in embracing the digital economy
3. Coalition e-Government plan
4. Statistical Overview of the Government Market
5. National Digital Economy Strategy (NDES)
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Advancing Australia as a Digital Economy update to the NDES
5.3 Federal Government's Digital First Policy
5.4 Local e-government initiative from NDES
6. Government and cloud computing
6.1 Federal Government early adopter
6.2 National cloud computing strategy
6.3 Cloud rules for offshore storage of government data
7. Government deploys national TelePresence system
8. Survey on e-government services usage (2009)
8.1 Conclusions
9. Australia in the Global Innovation Index
9.1 Overview
9.2 Australian rankings
10. Global trends in e-government (separate global report)
11. Related reports
Table 1 Estimated government recurrent expenditure - 2012
Table 2 - Government Cloud Computing examples
Table 3 Comparison of Australian measurements in the Global Innovation Index 2011 - 2012

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