GoDigitalQld – Queensland Digital Economy Strategy and Action Plan
The Queensland Digital Economy Interactive Hub promotes digital business kits and digital productivity stories to inspire Queenslanders to adopt digital technologies.
Digital Business Kits
Digital Business Kits (DBK) provide industry-specific information and resources to assist small-to-medium enterprises and not-for-profit organisations engage in the digital economy and take advantage of the opportunities available through digital technology. The DBK is a partnership between the Australian Government and nine industry peak bodies, designed to address industry-specific gaps in digital knowledge and promote increased use of innovative digital solutions by business to market products and services, engage with clients and improve business operations. Go to the Digital Business Kits site.
Get up to Speed
The Get Up To Speed program is a 12 week program designed to do just as it’s name suggests, help your business get up to speed with new technologies, and to apply them to your business situation. To learn more and see when the next intake is happening click here.
Digital Enterprise Program for SMEs
The Digital Enterprise program provides free group training and face-to-face support for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and not-for-profit organisations (NFP) to help improve the way they do business and deliver services online. It’s helping SMEs to improve their productivity using new technologies, learn how to reach wider markets through an online presence, use videoconferencing more regularly and find ways to increase business efficiencies. It is also helping not-for-profit organisations to build relationships with customers, clients and donors through social media and more efficient delivery of products and services using the internet. A list of Digital Enterprise service providers is available to help you find your closest training program.
Technology solutions for increased productivity: free eBook
One of the biggest challenges for SMEs is finding ways to get more productive and grow without being bogged down in time consuming and costly approaches. Increasingly technology is providing solutions – allowing businesses and individuals to become more productive and efficient. The free eBook, Five ways to get productive and grow with technology solutions, is designed to showcase these findings and demonstrate how SMEs can increase their productivity without enormous costs.
The App-Trepreneur’s Guide To Broadband Connected Services
This report is designed to provide a guide for developers looking to create new services over next generation broadband networks. It features a variety of perspectives from a number of industry experts from organisations including CSIRO, NICTA, Intel, iiNet, Foxtel, NBN Co and Pottinger. As well as showcasing industry trends in the future of broadband-enabled applications and services, the report also outlines some of the innovative application ideas being developed today. Go to the App-trepreneur’s Guide to Broadband Connected Services.
SMEs: Driving Our Digital Economy
New research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) shows that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role in the growth of Australia’s digital economy. The ACMA research has proven that Australia’s SMEs who are connected to the internet are taking advantage of online opportunities and services. While 30 per cent of small businesses already sell products or services online, there are a number of businesses that would like to learn. Research shows that 30 percent of SMEs want to sell goods and services online, and 26 per cent want to accept online payments. More interestingly however, internet connected SMEs are increasingly using the internet to transform the way their business operates. Download the Australian SMEs in the digital economy report
Starting an ICT business?
Queensland has a diverse and vibrant information and communication technology (ICT) industry that is fast gaining a reputation for creative and innovative technologies and applications.Use the resources in this Queensland Government website to learn about programs and initiatives to help ICT businesses develop and grow.