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Digital technologies in Australia

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Australia’s fast-growing and highly advanced digital economy, supported by a skilled information and communication technologies (ICT) workforce and world-class research and development (R&D) facilities, offers compelling investment opportunities.

Some of the world’s leading companies have already chosen Australia as a strategic location for investing in ICT, R&D and as a base for connecting with the Asia-Pacific region. 

Australia’s economic and research strengths, when combined with robust cyber-security, privacy and intellectual property laws and generous R&D tax incentives, make our country an attractive destination for investment.

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'Australia hosts a growing economy, a stable political and business environment, a skilled, well-educated and multi-lingual workforce, a strategic time zone and a competitive cost base.'
Hans Vestberg, Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson

Case Studies

Success Stories

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Indra’s DVOR-DME equipment at Cairns Airport
Indra helps Australian technology take off
Australian aviation technology is being rejuvenated by Spanish IT giant Indra.
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Success Story: Citrix
Citrix Labs benefits from R&D tax incentive and Australia’s Asia-Pacific ties
The Sydney-based headquarters of the Silicon Valley technology developer’s applied R&D organisation is reaping the benefits of changes to the Australian Government’s rese ...
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Success Story: Landis Gyr
Landis+Gyr finds smart solutions in Australia
A leading provider of smart metering technology is helping utility companies and consumers around the world create new ways to measure and manage resources.
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Success Story: IBM
IBM chooses Australia for research and development laboratory
IBM’s Research and Development – Australia lab will be the company’s first laboratory combining research and development in a single organisation.
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Success Story: IMC
Learning made e-asy
Why German learning software company, IMC AG chose Australia as its base to expand throughout Asia Pacific.
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Investor update

Bronto Software’s expansion into Australia underpinned by rising e-commerce sales
US-based cloud computing marketing company, Bronto Software has expanded its global footprint with the opening of an office in Australia. The office in Sydney will focus on sales and support for the ...
Equinix invests US$60 million into Australian data and cloud infrastructure
Equinix, a US-based global interconnection and data centre company, will establish a US$60 million data centre in Melbourne. The new centre will address the global demand for premium data centre servi ...
Australian 4G networks now the fastest in the world
Australia's 4G networks deliver the fastest download speeds in the world, according to a new report by British wireless coverage mapping company, OpenSignal.
Hewlett-Packard teams up with University of South Australia to incubate new technology
US computer and business services giant, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has partnered with the University of South Australia (UniSA) to establish a research centre in Adelaide to develop and incubate new busine ...

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Reports and

Why Australia - Benchmark Report

Benchmark Report 2014

The Benchmark Report considers the key investor Indicators of Growth, Innovation, Talent, Location, and Business and compares Australia's position with other countries
Benchmark Report

Data Alerts

Data Alerts provide the latest statistics and figures on Australia's performance across key economic and financial related indicators
Data Alerts

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