e-Technology v t-Engagement : a snapshot of Australia's digital economy readiness

Cradduck, Lucy (2013) e-Technology v t-Engagement : a snapshot of Australia's digital economy readiness. Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology, 17(1).

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Abstract

Before e-Technology’s effects on users can be accurately measured, those users must be fully engaged with the relevant systems and services. That is they must be able to function as part of the digital economy. The paper refers to this ‘user functionality’ as t-Engagement. Not all users are t-Engaged and in many instances achieving t-Engagement will require assistance from external sources. This paper identifies the current state of Australia’s regional digital economy readiness and highlights the role of Local Government Authorities (‘LGAs’) in enabling t-Engagement.

The paper analyses responses to the 2012 BTA, NBN and Digital Economy Survey by LGA and other regional organizations within Australia. The paper’s particular focus is on the level of use by Local Government Authorities of federal, state and other programs designed to enable t-Engagement. The analysis confirms the role of LGAs in enabling t-Engagement and in promoting Australia’s digital economy. The paper concludes by reinforcing the need to ensure ongoing meaningful federal and State support of regional initiatives, as well as identifying issues requiring specific attention.

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ID Code: 58193
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: t-Engagement, e-Technology, NBN, digital economy, Broadband Today Alliance
ISSN: 2230-4398
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand
Deposited On: 13 Mar 2013 23:45
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2013 02:45

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