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  • Sun
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    22
    2018
    AU: Tasmania: Q&A with Michael Stretton: "Today Launceston is a 365-day, 24-hour council"

    City of Launceston is proof that smart cities start with smart foundations. Tasmania’s largest local government implemented an integrated enterprise solution to digitally transform operations over time. General Manager Michael Stretton discusses how Launceston’s approach to innovation and digital transformation is helping the city to realise its smart city ambitions.

  • Sun
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    22
    2018
    Digital India: The way forward

    Although the Digital India initiatives are focused on reducing the digital divide, a multi-pronged strategy is required for India to emerge as a leading digital economy.

    Information technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recently stated that the government had added more services through the UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance) app for smartphones. This app offers 242 services from 57 departments in 12 states. This is unprecedented progress for a government initiative that was launched by PM Narendra Modi six months ago as part of the Digital India push. While the initiatives must be lauded, a recent global survey on Internet/App usage by global research firm Pew Research Centre ranks India lowest amongst the 39 large economies surveyed. Although the Digital India initiatives are focused on reducing the digital divide, a multi-pronged strategy is required for India to emerge as a leading digital economy.

  • Sat
    Jul
    21
    2018
    SA: Riyadh and IBM Implement Blockchain Solutions for the Municipality

    The Riyadh municipality is working with the US technology giant IBM to implement blockchain technology in government and payment services, the ITP.net  reported on Wednesday.

    For future projects involving blockchain, IBM will work with Elm, the company that acts as a technology partner in Riyadh municipality. Together with local authorities, the two companies will work to expand digital applications, thus improving the quality of municipal services.

  • Sat
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    21
    2018
    Vietnam’s Experiment With E-Government

    The country got a late start, but is expanding its digital government services.

    On July 5, 2018, the 14th national conference on e-government, titled “Digital government progress toward modern and effective administration,” took place in Hanoi. Apart from the reporting process, there were two panel discussions titled “Ensuring cybersecurity for e-government system,” and “E-government as a solution for reforms, public services provision, fighting corruption, and improving accountability.”

    During the conference, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Minh Hong announced the government’s intention to enact a new Resolution on Digital Government Development Plan for 2018-2020 toward 2025. In addition, a National Board of E-Government Review, for which Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is going to be the president, will be established to monitor and evaluate e-government development in Vietnam.

  • Sat
    Jul
    21
    2018
    VN: PM pledges to realise Industry 4.0 opportunities

    To ultilise opportunities brought by the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) and limit unwanted effects, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said the Government would build long-term orientations and install specific policies.

    The Prime Minister attended the opening ceremony for the Industry 4.0 Summit and Expo 2018 in Hà Nội on Friday.

  • Fri
    Jul
    20
    2018
    US: California: L.A. County Agency Gives Up On Paper, Embraces Process Automation

    The Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County is just one of many local government agencies that are moving to update their workflow structures.

    The Los Angeles County Community Development Commission — a single entity that handles housing, community development and redevelopment — has upgraded the workflow structure that allows its staff to digitize documents.

  • Fri
    Jul
    20
    2018
    US: What’s New in Civic Tech: Dashboard Gauges Local Government Representation

    Plus, a federal government single-sign-on platform enters public bug bounty testing phase; Louisiana debuts digital drivers' licenses; and a new report highlights states’ use of data and evidence to improve life for constituents.

    Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL), a professional organization aimed at supporting those who work in local government, has created a platform to illustrate whether local government decision-makers are reflective of the populations they represent.

  • Thu
    Jul
    19
    2018
    NCS: Nigeria’s digital growth reliant on rural connectivity

    Efforts to deepen digital growth in Nigeria will not yield positive result until the rural areas in the country are digitally connected, President of Nigeria Computer Society, Prof. Sola Aderounmu has said. This came with the realisation that the digital gap between the urban and rural communities in the country is getting wider, as investments in digital infrastructure are being concentrated in cities.

    While pointing at e-government, e-health and e-education as the next frontiers for Nigeria in the digital journey, Aderounmu said the rural communities would cut off from these developments if there were no conscious effort to deploy infrastructure in remote areas.

  • Thu
    Jul
    19
    2018
    IN: Tamil Nadu: 25 works planned under Smart City project in Salem

    The Salem Corporation has planned 25 development works at an outlay of Rs. 1,000 crore under the Smart City project.

    All the works were aimed at the overall development and give a facelift to the city and its surroundings. While some of the minor works have already been completed, the major works are at the stage of execution.

  • Thu
    Jul
    19
    2018
    Smart solutions can help ASEAN cities improve quality-of-life indicators by 10-30%

    Southeast Asia’s future is tied to the fate of its cities. Today the region’s urban areas are home to one-third of its total population but generate more than two-thirds of the region’s GDP. Urbanization is fueling economic growth, but the breakneck pace has left many cities struggling to provide adequate housing, infrastructure, and services to meet the needs of a surging population.

    While the urban challenges across Southeast Asia have been growing in scope, new technologies that could tackle some of these issues have reached maturity. Smart cities in Southeast Asia, a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), in collaboration with the Centre for Liveable Cities in Singapore, finds that cities across the region can incorporate data and digital technologies into infrastructure and services – all with an eye to solving specific public problems and making the urban environment more livable, sustainable, and productive. The research, studying dozens of current applications, finds that cities in the region could use digital solutions to improve some quality-of-life indicators by 10-30%. It expands on global research released last month by MGI on how the current generation of smart city technologies can perform in a variety of urban settings worldwide.

  • Wed
    Jul
    18
    2018
    IN: E-ticket facility for CRPF rolled out

    CRPF personnel will no longer need to go to a railway station to get a reserved ticket on the basis of their travel warrant, with the entire process now made online, an official said.

    Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar on Wednesday signed an MoU with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) Chairman M.P. Mall, to initiate a new e-ticketing system for the CRPF personnel, replacing the earlier cumbersome system of "railway warrant".

  • Wed
    Jul
    18
    2018
    Mauritius champions a single cyber law for Africa

    Mauritius' focus on legislation and innovation has positioned the country as one of only a few outside Europe to feature data protection laws in line with the recently enacted GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations).

    This is according to the island nation's Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation Yogida Sawmynaden, who spoke at the inaugural Africa Cyber Defense Summit held recently in Nairobi.

  • Tue
    Jul
    17
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: Bengaluru: Smart City projects still limping in tender stage in State

    The 'Smart City' project, which is aimed at developing 100 cities of the country, is limping in the state. The progress of this is further hampered by the oncoming parliamentary elections, which are due to be held in the next six to seven months.

    Though the grant regarding this project is released and necessary instructions are given, it is really sad to note that the funds are not utilized for the implementation of the project.

  • Tue
    Jul
    17
    2018
    NG: Smart city: Obaseki, global city leaders examine barriers

    The Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the President of Singapore, Halimah Yacob, Minister of National Development and Second Minister for Finance, Singapore, Lawrence Wong; with over one hundred representatives of national and municipal governments as well as leading private sector players in cities development, at the weekend began deliberations on how to eliminate challenges to sustainable cities at the World Cities Summit in Singapore.

    The meeting of experts organisers say, “is an exclusive platform for government leaders and industry experts to address livable and sustainable city challenges, share integrated urban solutions and forge new partnerships.”

  • Tue
    Jul
    17
    2018
    BS: Digital Divide: 40,000 Tax Payments Manual

    More than 40,000 tax payments in 2017 were made manually, highlighting how far the government and private sector have to travel to achieve true digital government.

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in an economic analysis of the potential benefits from its $30m project to transform the government's digital/IT infrastructure and boost Bahamian economic competitiveness, revealed that thousands of VAT, business licence and real property tax payments are still being made "in person".

  • Tue
    Jul
    17
    2018
    Regional telecoms body launches ICT roadshow in Guyana

    Over the next five days members of the public will have an opportunity to interact with regional experts about how they can use Information and Communications Techno-logy (ICT) to improve every aspect of their lives as the Caribbean ICT Roadshow makes its 24th stop in Guyana.

    Started in 2009 the Roadshow is executed by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and crafted specifically to suit the needs of the host country based on stakeholder consultations with the overarching theme of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation – the Engine for ICT-enabled Caribbean Development”.

  • Tue
    Jul
    17
    2018
    LR: Commerce Ministry launches Business Hub

    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOC) in collaboration with the Swedish National Board of Trade and World Bank Group launch a service sector website here recently to provide e-government solution to the business community and the public at large.

    Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh says the LIB Business Hub will not only provide business information but other vital information arising from other institutions, including banking services.

  • Mon
    Jul
    16
    2018
    Vision for a Digital Ireland is not a pipe dream

    Unfortunately, Ireland is still a two-speed digital economy when it comes broadband infrastructure and cloud efficiency, writes John Kennedy.

    Several years ago, Siliconrepublic.com ran a monthly newspaper supplement called Digital Ireland in a national publication, and it ran for the best part of a decade.

  • Mon
    Jul
    16
    2018
    AE: Dubai’s “Smart Hall” platform hosts over 40 government services

    The Dubai Municipality’s Al Kifaf Centre has extended its services to the public 24 hours a day by opening a Smart Hall.

    The new service will offer 47 online services of government departments and other establishments in Dubai and other emirates.

  • Mon
    Jul
    16
    2018
    VN: Hanoi determined to build smart city by 2030

    Hanoi is determined to build a people-centered and business-oriented smart city by 2030, said Permanent Vice Chairman of the Hanoi City People’s Committee Nguyen Van Suu during the sixth World Cities Summit (WCS) 2018 held in Singapore on July 9.

    Suu talked about the vision and strategy for smart cities alongside the e-government methods of Vietnam, and Hanoi in particular.

  • Sun
    Jul
    15
    2018
    India's "smart" city proposals consider migrant, unskilled population a security threat to urban citizens

    A new study of by well-known Delhi-based civil rights body, Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), has said that only 8% of India’s total population or 22 per cent of its urban population is likely to benefit from the Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission (SMC) project, which has been initiated in 99 cities from whom proposals have been received.

    Pointing towards a clear bias against the marginalized communities, the report states, “Of the total proposed investment of Rs 2.04 lakh crore (2,039 billion) in ‘smart cities,’ 80% will be spent on Area-based Development (ABD), i.e. only on specific areas in each city, with only 20% of funds being devoted to ‘pan-city development’.” In fact, it says, “The city area covered by ABD is less than 5% for 49 of the 86 cities for which information is available”, even though it would lead to forced displacement in the name of development.

  • Sun
    Jul
    15
    2018
    NG: BPP Unveils e-Government Procurement System

    The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has commenced the process of implementing a unified e-Government Procurement (e-GP) system, that will integrate with existing systems to provide a centrally and unitary collaborative government procurement platform for all public procurement at the federal level.

    The implementation of the e-GP system will follow a phased approach to cover the entire public procurement lifecycle in line with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, 2007, related regulations and government Information Communication Technology (ICT) policies, and other standards.

  • Sun
    Jul
    15
    2018
    Asean Smart Cities ink deals to gear up for next lap

    Several Asean cities inked agreements with corporate partners in Singapore on Sunday (July 8), to gear up to become "smart cities".

    The five agreements included a letter of intent between Chonburi's Amata Smart City in Thailand and the Yokohama Urban Solution Alliance, to work on a smart energy management system.

  • Sun
    Jul
    15
    2018
    IN: 82% of works completed: Haryana CM

    Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, on Saturday said about 82 per cent of the development works announced till 2017 have been completed and work on the remaining 18 per cent announcements is in progress and would be completed soon.

    He also inaugurated and dedicated five projects costing Rs 27.70 crore to the people of Sirsa district. Besides, he laid foundation stone of eight development projects on which over Rs 57.69 crore would be spent.

  • Sun
    Jul
    15
    2018
    IN: Trolls beware: Government plans database on cyber-abusers

    The NCRB, the Union Home Ministry’s wing that tabulates and analyses crime data from across the country every year, will also maintain data on fake online profiles, online defamation, etc.

    The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is broadening the ambit of data collection on cyber crimes to include trolling and abuse on social media. The NCRB, the Union Home Ministry’s wing that tabulates and analyses crime data from across the country every year, will also maintain data on fake online profiles, online defamation, online frauds, cyber stalking, cyber bullying, online gambling and cases of online abetment of suicides.

  • Sat
    Jul
    14
    2018
    IN: Goa: Smart City ambitions come under question

    The capital city waterlogging woes exposed the poor planning and misplaced priorities of civic authorities. After severe waterlogging, questions were being asked about Panaji's Smart City ambitions.

    Residents said that even before heavy rains lashed the city, the capital's roads were beginning to show signs of neglect with potholes, puddles of water, jutting out fibre optic lines.

  • Sat
    Jul
    14
    2018
    IN: Maharashtra: Smart City: NMSCDCL launches skill development and employability

    With an aim on holistic economic development of Nashik and making the city more vibrant and livable, Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation Ltd. (NMSCDCL) initiated a project aimed at Skill Development and Employability of the youth in the city as part of the Smart City Mission.

    The project commenced on Tuesday through the successful completion of an industry academia consultative workshop held at Express Inn Hotel.

  • Sat
    Jul
    14
    2018
    MY: Government to use open tender system for projects, says works minister

    Putrajaya will use the open tender system extensively for government projects, especially for large scale ones, to make sure that public funds are well spent, Bernama reported Minister of Works Baru Bian saying today.

    He revealed that the government was estimated to spend more than RM100 billion a year for procurement purposes through various projects and contracts.

  • Sat
    Jul
    14
    2018
    VN: Non-cash payments need support

    The Government should create an ecosystem and suitable environment for new products and services as well as pioneer their use to promote the development of contactless payment methods. This could be a foundation for building e-government in Việt Nam.

    Vũ Viết Ngoạn, Chief of the Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister made the statement at a conference on how contactless payments support the establishment of a modern and effective e-government by leveraging the development of a digital economy held in Hà Nội on Thursday.

  • Fri
    Jul
    13
    2018
    Indian Railways will now accept Aadhaar or driving license from DigiLocker as ID proof

    The Indian Railways will now accept digital Aadhaar & Driving License from DigiLocker as valid ID proofs. The official notification from the Railways Ministry states that a passenger travelling on a train can show the digital Aadhaar or Driving License on their Issues Documents on the DigiLocker app.

    The notice clarifies that documents uploaded by the user themselves will not be considered as valid IDs.

  • Fri
    Jul
    13
    2018
    VN: e-Government leaders announced

    The Ministry of Finance topped the list of e-Government development in 2017.

    A report on the evaluation and ranking of Việt Nam’s e-Government development in 2017 was announced as part of the National Conference on e-Government in Hà Nội on Thursday.

  • Fri
    Jul
    13
    2018
    VN: Finance sector tops e-Government development in 2017

    The Ministry of Finance led the way in e-Government development in 2017, with more than 20 million requested records under online processing, according to a report on Vietnam’s e-Government development in 2017.

    Announced by the Vietnam Digital Communications Association as part of the National Conference on e-Government in Hanoi on July 5, the report featured evaluations and rankings for three categories, including ministries and ministerial-level agencies, governmental agencies and centrally-run cities and provinces.

  • Thu
    Jul
    12
    2018
    LR: MOCI, WB, Others to Launch Trade Service Sector Website

    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) in collaboration with Swedish National Board of Trade (NBT) and World Bank Group (WBG) will on Friday, July 6, 2018, launch a service sector website, which will provide an e-government solution to the business community and the public at large.

    This service sector website will serve as a gateway for business institutions and the general public to access essential information about day-to-day activities as it relates to Liberian commerce and information sectors as well as ministries and agencies in Liberia.

  • Thu
    Jul
    12
    2018
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: Walking the e-governance tightrope: ensuring safety and security

    3S – Safety, Security, and Smartness, is imperative for the success of e-governance, says J A Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary and IT Advisor to Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. In a candid interaction with Rakesh Roy of Elets News Network (ENN) he elucidates on e-governance and digital initiatives to empower citizens as well as the vulnerable of cyber safety and security pertaining to these.

    Q: How has e-governance transformed the integration between common citizens with the government?

    E-governance policy initiatives under Digital India is actually in the form of e-seva to provide real-time governance in ensuring easy, timely and accountable delivery of government services to all its citizens. The ultimate objective of e-governance is to make processes simpler, citizen friendly and more importantly making no discrimination service to haves and have-nots and make sure the government services reaches to last mile of the citizen.

  • Thu
    Jul
    12
    2018
    IN: Chandigarh: Punjab edu dept launches e-Office, e-Punjab school, other mobile apps

    To streamline the State’s school education system and be prepared for futuristic challenges, Punjab Government has launched online school management system e-Punjab School, e-Office, grievances redressal system, biometric attendance system, GIS mapping of schools, unification of portals, mobile applications, among various software.

    Adopting the information technology to make the school education department up-to-date, a number of initiatives have been taken under the e-governance programme.

  • Thu
    Jul
    12
    2018
    Thailand's digital readiness struggle

    Mobile and e-commerce penetration healthy but research and infrastructure shortcomings impede progress

    Low spending on research and development, coupled with "shallow" digital infrastructure that includes some of the world's slowest 4G speeds, will impede the progress of Thailand's drive towards a digital future, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

  • Wed
    Jul
    11
    2018
    Computer professionals decry Nigeria’s slow match to digital inclusion

    Computer Professionals in the country are worried about the slow pace of development around digital inclusion. This, they claimed has relegated Nigeria among the comity of nations.Under the aegis Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), these professionals, though claimed that the country has leaped a bit, “but we are still far from where we should be as country.”

    The President, NCS, Prof. Adesola Aderounmu, addressing newsmen in Lagos, on Tuesday, said much work still needed to be done to get Nigeria to its rightful place. Aderounmu, who used the occasion to announce NCS 27th National Conference scheduled for the International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Oyo State from July 17 to 19, with the theme: ‘Digital Inclusion: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies,’ said the strategic and transformation role of IT in the economy and society is well recognised.

  • Wed
    Jul
    11
    2018
    Companies team for ultra-broadband Sudan

    Sudatel wants to facilitate e-government, e-health and other business and consumer services

    Nokia and telecommunications and technology provider, Sudatel, are collaborating on delivery of ultra-broadband for Sudan which, as well as deliver high-speed voice, data and video and fixed and mobile packages, will be used for e-government, e-health and other applications. The collaboration will focus initially on the capital city of Khartoum.

  • Tue
    Jul
    10
    2018
    ZA: Gauteng broadband project takes shape, at last

    The Gauteng province will now be able to proceed with phase two of the broadband network infrastructure project.

    This, after the State IT Agency (SITA) finalised the selection process of the service provider that will be responsible for implementation of the project.

    SITA, which is tasked with the procurement process for the Gauteng Broadband Network (GBN) infrastructure project, confirmed to ITWeb the contract has been awarded to Altech.

  • Tue
    Jul
    10
    2018
    IN: Smart City project: Shivappa Nayaka Palace to get a facelift

    Shivamogga City Corporation designs plan by consulting archaeologists, architects

    The historical Shivappa Nayaka Palace located on the banks of the Tunga here will get a facelift under the Smart City project.

    Shivamogga City Corporation has been selected for the project of the Ministry of Urban Development. The palace was said to be constructed during the rule of Keladi king Sadashiva Nayaka in the 16th century. It was earlier used as an office by the Forest Department and was handed over to the Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage in 1984. The palace hosts a museum at present and cultural programmes are also held here.

  • Tue
    Jul
    10
    2018
    Starting Smart City Journeys With Connected Lighting

    How much cities need to invest in getting a smart lighting project started depends on the types of existing street lights and the cost of the replacements.

    While a discussion around implementing Smart City initiatives can often get city planners and managers excited about the opportunities that technology can enable, the budget available is often the biggest stumbling block to getting started.

  • Tue
    Jul
    10
    2018
    AE: Global smart city pioneers join Smart Dubai Global Network

    Smart Dubai has announced the expansion of the Smart Dubai Global Network.

    Launched in April this year, the global network aims to be the largest international network of Smart Cities.

    Through the network, Smart Dubai Office is extending its hand in partnership to all individuals and entities that share a passion for advanced technology, Fourth Industrial Revolution breakthroughs, smart living, and spreading happiness in the community with tech-enabled, human-centric services.

  • Mon
    Jul
    09
    2018
    Are Digital IDs the Start of a Blockchain-Based Service Economy for the Cayman Islands?

    Caribbean initial coin offering (ICO) hotspot, the Cayman Islands, last week outlined a timeline for a proposed digital ID system for its population; it aims to have the technology in place within a year. Premier Alden McLaughlin presented details of the initiative in a speech at the Cayman Islands Digital Economy Conference – CYDEC, while outlining the latest developments in his administration’s drive towards e-Government services.

  • Mon
    Jul
    09
    2018
    New Visa and Residency E- Services in Jordan

    The Interior Ministry, in cooperation with the ICT, public sector development ministries and the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM), launched 11 e-services related to visas and residency on Sunday.

    At the launching ceremony, Interior Minister Samir Mubaidin said the e-services include issuance and renewal of visit visas, transit visas, leave and return visas and work visas, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

  • Sun
    Jul
    08
    2018
    IN: Maharashtra: ‘Better Government Services Key to Pune’s Smart City Dream’

    The idea of Smart City varies from city to city, however, the major focus should be on improving citizens’ lives, and the infrastructure and services, especially, the government services, says Mukta Tilak, Mayor, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), in conversation with Harshal Desai of Elets News Network (ENN).

    Q: Please share your views on the concept of Smart Cities Mission?

    The Central Government Smart Cities Mission is one of the most ambitious projects, and the way we have been progressing, it is indeed one of the successful projects of the Government as well. Every city needs to be developed and the central government under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi Ji is making efforts through different central and state-level schemes. However, the Smart Cities Mission has given a great opportunity to 100 selected cities to make progress in a systematic and focussed manner. It’s delighting Pune could make to the list and is now ranked among the best smart cities as well.

  • Sun
    Jul
    08
    2018
    AE: Abu Dhabi 'Smartest' City in Middle East

    Abu Dhabi has been ranked top on a list of cities in Africa and the Middle East in the McKinsey Global Institute study 'Smart Cities: Digital Solutions for a More Livable Future'.

    The study looked at how cities all over the world use technology to increase the quality of life across a wide range of criteria, including healthcare, security, mobility, economic development and housing. With a rating of 18.4, Abu Dhabi ranked first in the region ahead of Dubai, which was placed second with a rating of 17.3.

  • Sun
    Jul
    08
    2018
    BN: MSD roadshow on Implementation of Public Approach wraps up

    The Management Services Department (MSD), in collaboration with e-Government National Centre (eGNC) under the Prime Minister’s Office, yesterday concluded its three-day roadshow on ‘Implementation of Public Approach’ by government agencies. Held from June 27-30, the event aimed to share the guidelines on public approach procedures by government agencies.

    The event started with recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by a welcoming address by MSD Acting Director Aminuddin bin Haji Buntar.

  • Sat
    Jul
    07
    2018
    MO: Smart city plan aims for more gov't transparency - Frederico Ma

    Frederico Ma Chi Ngai, president of Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) reveals upcoming smart city projects to Macau News Agency (MNA)

    Frederico Ma Chi Ngai, president of the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) has told Macau News Agency (MNA) that one of the planned projects involves an application for which the public would be able to track the process of government decisions, such as tenders, through an application.

  • Sat
    Jul
    07
    2018
    Africa: Connected devices and data analytics lie at the heart of smart city projects

    Smart cities are the future, there is no doubt about this.

    With numerous challenges both existing and emerging, exacerbated by growing populations and dwindling resources, it is essential for municipalities to more effectively control and manage many areas. These include water and electricity, traffic flow, parking, refuse removal and sewerage to name but a few.

  • Sat
    Jul
    07
    2018
    US: Colorado: New app makes government interaction easier

    'Skip the trip' to DMV with Gov2Go

    Colorado citizens now have access to Gov2Go, a technology platform that makes it easier for them to interact with all levels of government. Among other benefits, Gov2Go lets citizens "Skip The Trip" to the DMV for vehicle tag renewals. Citizens can download the free Gov2Go app, receive renewal reminders and renew their vehicle tags from the convenience of their mobile phones.

  • Sat
    Jul
    07
    2018
    Call for free Internet in SA

    The IAB SA has kick-started a campaign for all South Africans to have free basic access to the Internet. As the right to information is one of our constitutional rights, it follows that South Africans should have the ability to access this information freely.

    Chris Borain, chair of the IAB SA, says, “We believe in fostering digital equality among all citizens. While Icasa is taking great strides to address the high cost of data, a basic level of free Internet access is a separate issue that requires as much attention. All South Africans, especially vulnerable groups and those without access to mobile phones, have the right to access information online, from government services, employment opportunities or online education resources.”

  • Fri
    Jul
    06
    2018
    CN: HK needs goal and direction to rev up smart-city devt: expert

    Dr. Winnie Tang Shuk-ming, an expert on geographical information system (GIS), has been making a great deal of effort to introduce and drive the development of the important technology in Hong Kong. Her entrepreneurial journey, which involves GIS technology development and promotion, dates back to 1997, when Tang began launching her own business after leaving a teaching post at the faculty of architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).

    The US Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau, Kurt Tong, once said that a smart city would be a competitive city. That is the same thought that drives Tang’s work efforts.

  • Fri
    Jul
    06
    2018
    'Cloud is the future and Africa better respond'

    Today, the question isn't whether or not to migrate to the cloud – it is more a case of how economies should be managed to leverage the maturity of this resource and truly benefit from efficiency.

    This is according to Antònio Nunes, CEO of Angolan multinational telecommunications services provider Angola Cables.

  • Fri
    Jul
    06
    2018
    Smart City era will improve urban ecosystems

    Connected technology is ushering in a new era of “Smart Cities”, which promises to improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world.

    Smart cities — which are using technology to make urban areas safer, more efficient, and more livable — represent the transformative power of the Internet of Things. Now, as the new 5G wireless standard is deployed, data transfer will be even faster and more reliable. The transition from 4G to 5G will facilitate the shift to ubiquitous connectivity.

  • Fri
    Jul
    06
    2018
    SG: How do smart sensors transform smart cities?

    When you think of smart cities, you think of an ecosystem that’s completely interconnected, seamlessly.

    Right out of a science fiction novel, you imagine being tracked in real-time, kept secure, and hope to be supported by businesses that better understand your needs – and deliver solutions using the city’s infrastructure.

  • Thu
    Jul
    05
    2018
    CN: What will a future city look like with smart transportation?

    We live in an era where technology breaks new ground almost every day.

    Engineers and researchers are moving quickly too, with a focus on making the places we live in better, safer and smarter via new innovations.

    According to the World Health Organization, every year, traffic accidents claim the lives of more than 260,000 Chinese people.

  • Thu
    Jul
    05
    2018
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: Ghaziabad Adopting Smart Solutions for Urban Transformation

    Q: What are the various initiatives taken up by Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation?

    Swachh Survekshan 2018 gave us an opportunity of doing self-assessment to know what we lack and what are our strengths to implement solutions accordingly, to bring in place smart solutions for the benefit of residents of Ghaziabad. It was the most polluted city in India. However we have been successful to a great extent to reduce the level of pollutions in the city. This achievement cannot be ignored and should be seen as an opportunity to implement best environmental solutions.

  • Thu
    Jul
    05
    2018
    IN: Goa’s e-gov initiative gets nat’l recognition

    The revenue department intends to bring more government services online through the Goa e-District portal over the next six months, said revenue minister Rohan Khaunte on Wednesday. Speaking at the ministerial block in the Assembly complex, Khaunte announced that nearly 1.5 lakh certificates had been issued online, while 5321 partition applications had been issued.

    The minister was speaking after announcing that the North Goa collectorate had received the Skock order of Merit award 2018 and the Skoch Gold Award 2018 for the E-Revenue e-governance platform which serves as a single window system for citizens.

  • Thu
    Jul
    05
    2018
    Hundreds turnout to Cayman’s first digital economy conference

    The first Cayman Islands Digital Economy Conference welcomed over a hundred delegates to the Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa on June 21 2018.

    Following a welcome address by Premier Alden McLaughlin, CyDEC 2018 saw an impressive roster of international and local speakers who covered a range of topics on the rapidly developing world of technology and the direct impact on Cayman’s economy.

  • Wed
    Jul
    04
    2018
    IN: This is how NDMC is planning to make free wi-fi available across New Delhi

    It is part of the ongoing smart city project of providing better services to the people.

    Inspired by New York City’s ‘Link NYC’ infrastructure project to offer free wi-fi services, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has installed and set up two ‘NDMC Link’ digital interactive panels at Connaught Place. It is part of the ongoing smart city project of providing better services to the people.

  • Wed
    Jul
    04
    2018
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Chennai: Corporation‘s 386 crore smart city proposal gets the green light

    The city corporation sanctioned projects worth 386 crore at the limited board meeting on Tuesday.

    The board has sanctioned 125 crore for construction of storm water drains under the area-based development in T Nagar. “In 2015, 2016 and 2017, IAS officials conducted inspections and a study was carried out by Urban Financial Services limited (TNUIFSL) in various parts of the city for the storm water drains. At that time, some missing links were located at various locations. In that there are a few of them in T Nagar which is the smart city area. To ensure that the area is not inundated during monsoons, we have planned to complete the construction of the missing links ,” said an official.

  • Wed
    Jul
    04
    2018
    IN: Smart city projects worth Rs 53,000 crore in implementation phases

    Delhi Metro phase IV and Delhi-Meerut section of RRTS also receive in-principle approval

    Smart city projects worth Rs 53,000 crore have either been completed, are under implementation or are in the tendering stage, a senior housing and urban affairs ministry official said.

    Out of the 100 smart cities announced so far, as many as 94 special purpose vehicles (SPVs) have been established and 71 project management consultants have been appointed.

  • Tue
    Jul
    03
    2018
    PH: Digital transformation for Filipinos

    Just last week, the National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Summit was held, with a good mix of participants from the public and private sectors.

    With the theme “Empowering the Filipino through Digital Transformation,” the event showcased the government’s ICT-powered programs. These included the National Cybersecurity Plan, the National Broadband Plan, Free Wi-Fi Access in Public Places, the National Government Portal, and the National ID system. These projects and initiatives show the accelerating adoption of new technologies that would transform the bureaucracy into an efficient, transparent, trusted, and citizen-centered service system.

  • Tue
    Jul
    03
    2018
    ZA: Gauteng announces plan to share ICT infrastructure to speed up service delivery

    Gauteng’s Finance MEC Barbara Creecy has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between all municipalities and the Gauteng Provincial Government, agreeing to share ICT infrastructure, use common operating systems, and make Gauteng a truly integrated city region.

    Creecy was presenting the 2018/19 Budget Vote of the Department of e-Government to the Legislature on Tuesday (26 June).

  • Tue
    Jul
    03
    2018
    US: Michigan: Ottawa County: Response Personnel on Board with County’s Smart911 System

    Now it’s time for Ottawa County’s residents to sign up in greater numbers.

    Developing a community’s confidence in an opt-in emergency notification system is essential to success, but not having complete buy-in from the users of the system can slow its development as well.

  • Mon
    Jul
    02
    2018
    IN: How software is an enabler for Smart Cities

    It has been noted that to make a city smart, there’s first a need to understand the behaviour of a city’s assets: its citizens, economy and its environment, with the intent to make the ecosystem predictive and self sustainable.

    That India’s urban infrastructure is over stressed and over stretched is no secret. Our metros and other cities struggle to provide the basic civic amenities: from round-the-clock availability of drinking water and electricity, efficient management of solid waste and wastewater, to efficient transport and traffic management. Throw the lack of adequate housing in the mix, and we begin realise the extent of the India’s urban infrastructure problems. In cities across India, these amenities are scarce largely due to unprecedented pace of migration of population from rural to urban areas.

  • Mon
    Jul
    02
    2018
    KY: Government plans electronic identification system

    Proving one’s identity may soon become much easier for Caymanians. Government is currently working on consolidating disparate data sets across all departments. The exercise will enable the introduction of a secure digital identity as early as next year, with a potential populationwide rollout of electronic identity cards in about three years, according to government officials.

    Speaking at the Cayman Islands Digital Economy Conference on Thursday, Premier Alden McLaughlin said electronic identification may be the answer to the complexities of proving that someone is Caymanian for employment, voting rights or certain social benefits.

  • Mon
    Jul
    02
    2018
    BW: DCEC probes missing P100 million of e-Gov

    Fresh information reaching this publication is that the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is faced with a huge and complex task of investigating how millions intended for implementing the e-government project since 2012 wound up in the wrong hands.

    The investigation, according to impeccable sources started some time ago, and is also expected to take many years to be completed. “Some cases require a lot of time to be investigated. This case is one complex matter. It might take even five years from now for the investigations to be complete.” According to information gathered by WeekendPost, the money got entangled between the Office of President, Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Directorate on Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) in the past government.

  • Mon
    Jul
    02
    2018
    US: Kansas employs chatbot 'Agent Kay' to answer residents' questions

    Kansas' new customer service agent uses intelligence — artificial intelligence — to answer questions on topics ranging from taxes to fishing licenses.

    The state launched a chatbot, named Agent Kay, this month. The chatbot is a computer program that mimics human speech to carry on rudimentary conversations. The technology is coming into common use in business settings as well as in the home, through devices like Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

  • Sun
    Jul
    01
    2018
    UN's initiative for knowledge on smart sustainable cities and SDG 11

    Rates of urbanization show no signs of slowing down, giving rise to significant challenges for city leaders. New technologies, however, present us with new opportunities to meet these challenges.

    Rates of urbanization show no signs of slowing down, giving rise to significant challenges for city leaders. New technologies, however, present us with new opportunities to meet these challenges.

  • Sun
    Jul
    01
    2018
    Niger, pace-setter in e-governance – Ebbo

    Abdullberqy Usman Ebbo was the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state between 2015 and 2017. He is now the Director-General in-charge of Strategic Operations Unit, ICT and Public Enlightenment. AWAAL GATA recently engaged him, and he spoke on the contributions of his office, as well as the current administration’s achievements.

    Q: What exactly does your office do in the administration?

  • Sun
    Jul
    01
    2018
    IN: Bihar: Patna: ‘Work on smart city plan to be visible from Oct‘

    Eighteen of the 75 wards of (PMC) have been declared open defecation free in the last one year, said mayor while presenting the annual report card of the civic body on Friday.

    Sahu, who completed one year in office as mayor on June 19, said the PMC proposed several proactive schemes in the past one year to improve the overall condition of the city, but least of them were implemented properly. “I am yet not satisfied with my work. There is a lot I am focusing on. There are several schemes we are now prioritizing to work on and one of them is smart city plan. We are working in full swing for the implementation of and the work will be visible on the ground from October,” she said.

  • Sat
    Jun
    30
    2018
    Việt Nam pushes for development of smart urban areas

    Việt Nam is promoting the development of smart cities and this requires participation by all ministries, localities and enterprises and international experience, a conference heard in HCM City on Thursday.

    Speaking at the "Smart City - Sustainable City", Trần Quốc Thái, deputy general director of the Ministry of Construction’s urban development department, said: "The Ministry of Construction is proposing smart urban development by 2025 with a vision to 2030 and this is an important project.”

  • Sat
    Jun
    30
    2018
    VN: Bac Ninh praised for innovations in administrative reforms

    Minister and Chairman of the Government Office, Mai Tien Dung, delivered a commendation from the Prime Minister to Bac Ninh province for its considerable innovations and reforms in administrative procedures, as well as its outstanding economic achievements.

    Minister Dung made the remarks on behalf of the Government while leading the Prime Minister’s Working Group to work with the authorities of Bac Ninh province on June 22.

  • Sat
    Jun
    30
    2018
    IN: Kerala: Citizen info centre opened in Alappuzha

    It has been set up at a cost of Rs. 3.5 lakh

    The State’s first citizen information centre has started functioning at Muthukulam, near here. It was inaugurated by District Collector S. Suhas recently. The government has sanctioned funds for setting up citizen information centres in all districts to provide IT-based services to people.

  • Sat
    Jun
    30
    2018
    IN: Meghalaya: Shillong Becomes the 100th City to be Selected Under Smart Cities Mission

    Total proposed investment for the Smart Cities Mission is about Rs 2L crores. Now the selection of all 100 cities is complete.

    ollowing 99 other cities that had been selected in four rounds of the competition, Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, on June 21 has been selected as 100th Smart City after evaluating the proposal submitted by it.

    Shillong in Meghalaya gets selected as the 100th Smart City under the #SmartCities Mission. Congratulations Shillong! pic.twitter.com/HZy0jjrjS7 — MoHUA (@MoHUA_India) June 20, 2018

  • Sat
    Jun
    30
    2018
    Azerbaijan working to align its ICT infrastructure in accordance with EU standards

    Azerbaijan is working to align its ICT infrastructure in accordance with European standards, Ramin Guluzade, Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the country said at a meeting dedicated to the role of multi-gigabit GEANT network in the integration of Azerbaijani science and education in Europe.

    Guluzade noted that, within the framework of the Eastern Partnership program, a number of research institutes and universities of Azerbaijan have joined the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA).

  • Fri
    Jun
    29
    2018
    US: What’s New in Civic Tech: Gov2Go Expands to Colorado

    Plus, Barbara Bush Foundation sponsors adult learning app competition; Sacramento’s Civic Lab celebrates its inaugural graduating class; City Innovate looks to hire a program director for its Startup in Residence Program; and civic tech continues to go to the dogs.

    Residents of Colorado can now use Gov2Go, a tech platform that most notably allows residents to skip trips to the Department of Motor Vehicles and instead get their vehicle tag renewals done digitally.

  • Fri
    Jun
    29
    2018
    Comesa Region Lags Behind in Robotics, Artificial Intelligence

    Countries in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) are lagging behind with respect to robotics, artificial intelligence and technology infrastructure and skills acquisition.

    Jean Baptiste Mutabazi, the regional bloc's Director of Infrastructure, noted this during the COMESA Connect Industry Dialogue in Kigali themed "Smart Technologies for Sustainable Businesses."

  • Fri
    Jun
    29
    2018
    PH: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to attend Nat’l ICT Summit in Davao City

    President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to attend the National Information Communications Technology (ICT) Summit 2018 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang, Davao City.

    To be held on June 21 to 22. The National ICT Summit will gather around 700 delegates composed of government executives, ICT practitioners and stakeholders from the private sector. The summit holds the theme “Empowering the Filipino through Digital Transformation”

  • Fri
    Jun
    29
    2018
    Swiss governments form e-Operations to facilitate digital transformation

    The Swiss IT Conference has founded the company e-Operations Switzerland in Bern, which will assist the Confederation and the cantons in promoting digitisation of the administration. The strategic project is intended to create the conditions for an organisation jointly supported by the Confederation, the cantons and the municipalities, which will in future offer services for the implementation of IT cooperation in the administration.

    e-Operations shall provide services in the areas of ​​marketing and needs evaluation, partner and project management as well as provider management and performance controls. However, the company does not consider itself an IT solution provider and does not operate its own data centres.

  • Fri
    Jun
    29
    2018
    Blockchain digital IDs can resolve Caymanian status question

    The solution to the growing problem of Caymanians needing to prove their status is most likely to be found through the use of blockchain technology, Premier Alden McLaughlin told an industry conference in Cayman Thursday. Speaking at the Cayman Islands Digital Economy Conference (CYDEC), held at the Kimpton Seafire, McLaughlin said the ability to identify who is Caymanian has become ever more important to gain access to voting and employment opportunities.

    “It has become increasingly hard to prove you are Caymanian if you were born here to Caymanian parents and this needs to be done over and over when you are changing jobs,” he said. “The use of a digital ID system is the best solution and would also serve as a voter ID, driving licence and to gain access to all government services.”

  • Fri
    Jun
    29
    2018
    NG: Bitcoin Currency Transactions: Benefits Of Blockchain Technology?

    The world is largely becoming more of a global village with new innovations and technology springing up everyday. Now we have several Crypto-currencies the most popular amongst them is bitcoin.

    Bitcoin is a form of digital currency, created and held electronically. It is not controlled by any government or agency and not printed like dollars or naira. Unlike paper money and gold, they are digital and centralized. Bitcoin was first introduced on October 31, 2008 by software developer called Satoshi Nakamoto. Bitcoin is different than any currency you have used before, so it's very important to understand some key points. Unlike government issued money that cannot be inflated at will, the supply of bitcoin is mathematically limited to twenty-one million bitcoins, and that can never be changed. Bitcoins are impossible to counterfeit, payments are impossible to block, and bitcoin wallets can't be frozen except turning off the entire world's Internet, and keeping it turned off. Bitcoin stores details of every single transaction that has ever happened in the network in a huge version of a general ledger called a Block-chain.

  • Thu
    Jun
    28
    2018
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore: ‘Only six projects completed under Smart Cities Mission’

    Coimbatore Corporation that has been implementing Smart Cities Mission projects has told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development that it has taken up 23 projects and completed six of those.

    According to sources in the Corporation and the Committee, which reviewed the projects in Udhagamandalam on June 7, the civic body has said that it had implemented air quality monitoring, smart city app development, flood lighting the Nehru Stadium, digitisation, bicycle sharing and eco-friendly carry bag projects.

  • Thu
    Jun
    28
    2018
    IN: Chandigarh: E-governance can help crack corruption: Khattar

    Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said e-governance could be helpful in cracking the vicious circle of corruption, and claimed people of the state had accepted the present government as corruption-free.

    Khattar was addressing prominent personalities from different walks of life during an intellectual meet in Panchkula, near here. Member of parliament Ratan Lal Kataria, minister of state for labour and employment Nayab Singh Saini, MLAs Gian Chand Gupta and Latika Sharma, and large number of intelligentsia were present. “Though it was a tough task to keep a check on corruption, but after taking the reigns of the state, we resolved to root out corruption from all levels, and started with our own ministers and MLAs by administering them a pledge that they would not indulge in any corrupt practices,” he said.

  • Thu
    Jun
    28
    2018
    US: Gov2Go app allows Coloradans to skip the DMV when renewing vehicle tags

    Mobile app grants users digital access to government resources

    Colorado residents renewing vehicle tags can now skip the DMV line — in fact, they don’t even have to go.

    Thanks to Gov2Go, a technology platform that makes it easier to interact with all levels of government, residents can now receive renewal reminders and renew their vehicle tags all on their mobile device.

  • Thu
    Jun
    28
    2018
    Forging a path for digital Samoa

    In an effort to forge the path for a digitised, tech-savvy Samoa, the Digital Samoa national conference was held at the T.A.T.T.E. building last week.

    The symposium brought together the ideas and solutions of Digital Pacific 2018 home to forge the path ahead for Samoa.

    Prior to holding the national conference, the regional Digital Pacific 2018 summit was also held at the same venue on the 7-8 June, 2018, which highlighted successes, failures, trials and tribulations from across the region and the world.

  • Wed
    Jun
    27
    2018
    TW: What vTaiwan Teaches Us About Digital Democracy

    Last week, I spent a good part of Monday and Tuesday at a training workshop on the vTaiwan public engagement process and Taiwan’s Public Digital Innovation Space (PDIS), the innovation lab inside the central Taiwanese government. It was organized by the New York City node of the g0v (pronounced “gov zero”) community of civic hackers that started in Taiwan. It was the first time that members of g0v and PDIS had done a training in English on this innovative approach to digital democracy, but hopefully there will be more opportunities to attend one soon. That’s because this scrappy open source community of coders, organizers and govies has figured out something really exciting: it’s possible to radically transform how government listens to the public and how members of the public listen to each other as they go about making their concerns known to government.

  • Wed
    Jun
    27
    2018
    Bahrain’s e-government is ready for full migration to the cloud

    Not only is technology causing an impact on economic sectors' performance and activities, but also affecting the manner through which people interact and communicate. And governments are efficiently exploiting this technological advancement via unified platforms that offer public services referred to as e-government portals.

    Bahrain has made major steps in this regard. The country ranked 24 th in the UN E-Government Survey 2016 and managed to reserve the first place regionally, a place it has successfully held for four consecutive times since 2010. Bahrain was followed by the UAE (29), Kuwait (40), the KSA (44), Qatar (48), and Oman (66).

  • Wed
    Jun
    27
    2018
    IN: Meghalaya: Shillong will be the 100th Smart City

    The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has selected Shillong, capital of Meghalaya, as the 100th Smart City. With this, the total proposed investment in the final 100 under the Smart Cities Mission is now ₹2,05,018 crore.

    The Smart Cities Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015.

  • Tue
    Jun
    26
    2018
    UAE leads region in digital competitiveness

    Emirates ranking jumped one place to 17th globally

    The UAE’s global ranking in digital competitiveness continued to improve as it secured the 17th position in IMD World Digital Competitiveness 2018 report.

    The region’s second biggest economy also maintained its lead in the Middle East chiefly due to Dubai’s strong push towards digitisation and embracing new technologies to make the emirate a smart city.

  • Tue
    Jun
    26
    2018
    81% use of e-government services in Oman according to a survey done by ITA

    Royal Oman Police is the first by 71% in terms of e-services usage

    According to a survey conducted by the Information Technology Authority (ITA) on the individuals’ satisfaction with eGovernment services in Oman, 81% use the government eServices. The survey, which was conducted in the period from 1 to 24 March 2018, focused on measuring the satisfaction of individuals with eGovernment services of Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Royal Oman Police, and Ministry of Health. The survey targeted citizens and residents aged 18 and above.

  • Tue
    Jun
    26
    2018
    Ethiopian E-Visa policy to help Business Travelers

    Since June 1, 2018, the e-visa entry in Ethiopia is accessible to all nationalities and opens to business travel.

    The e-visa policy in Ethiopia regards all types of professional visas since 1 June 2018.

    All business travelers can apply for the visa online for different types of travel: e-Business Visa; e-Conference Visa; e-Work Visa; e-Government Employee Visa; e-Journalist Visa; e-International Organizations / Embassy Employee Visa; e-Short-Term Stay Visa with a Government Institution.

  • Mon
    Jun
    25
    2018
    US: North Carolina: Cary Takes Next Step in Smart City Initiative

    For years, Cary has been integrating more technology into its daily activities to analyze data and improve efficiency. Now that Cary is one of five finalists nationwide for a grant, town officials and local technology partners looked at how these plans for an inter-connected “smart city” can be refined and achieved.

  • Mon
    Jun
    25
    2018
    IN: CDSCO to accept only online applications for new drugs, SNDs and FDCs from June 22

    The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), as part of its efforts to promote e-governance, has decided not to accept physical applications for approval of new drugs, fixed dose combinations (FDCs) and Subsequent New Drugs (SNDs). All applications should be mandatorily filed on Sugam, an online portal developed by the health ministry. The new rule will come into force on June 22.

    The CDSCO is planning to offer all its services online through Sugam portal in a phased manner. The latest phase, a module for new drugs, FDCs and SNDs, was launched in April to further reduce time and transaction cost.

  • Mon
    Jun
    25
    2018
    IN: States Collect Taxes Worth Rs 10,000 Crore Online Post e-Governance Initiative: Road Ministry

    The government has set up a consolidated nation-wise transport database and launched citizens and trade-centric applications under the e-Governance initiative.

    States have collected taxes to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore online since the rollout of Transport Mission Mode Project (MMP), which has also automated regional transport operations (RTOs), under the Centre's ambitious e-Governance initiative.

  • Mon
    Jun
    25
    2018
    US: Colorado's More Modern CRM

    A modular, cloud-based system positions Colorado on the leading edge of benefits management.

    Most state government health and human service agencies continue to rely on unwieldy legacy software to run their eligibility systems. Because of their complexity, updates and replacement projects often end up over budget and behind schedule. But with the encouragement of the federal government, some states have begun deploying commercial cloud platforms and a modular approach to speed up development and reduce risk.

  • Sun
    Jun
    24
    2018
    Sinpore eGL partners NSDC to impart training on new-age technologies

    The Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre (eGL) at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Systems Science (NUS-ISS) has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) for vocational training on new-age technologies.

    During Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s recent visit to Singapore, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the two parties to enhance the skills among India’s workforce.

  • Sun
    Jun
    24
    2018
    IN: States collect taxes worth Rs 10K cr online post e-gov initiative: Road Min

    States have collected taxes to the tune of Rs 10,000 crore online since the rollout of Transport Mission Mode Project (MMP), which has also automated regional transport operations (RTOs), under the Centre's ambitious e-Governance initiative.

    The government has set up a consolidated nation-wise transport database and launched citizens and trade-centric applications under the e-Governance initiative, according to a Road Transport and Highways Ministry's document.

  • Sun
    Jun
    24
    2018
    Visa and I-Berhad launch smart city initiative in Malaysia

    • Initiative a major milestone and a first in terms of scale
    • Modernisation of electronic payment spans 72 acres of the property development

    VISA Malaysia and I-Berhad jointly announced a strategic partnership that will see the digitisation of payment systems across i-City.

    The collaboration is a first in terms of scale and a major milestone as the modernisation of electronic payment spans 72 acres of the property development.

  • Sun
    Jun
    24
    2018
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Chennai: Top civic body officials inspect Smart City work

    Ongoing projects in T. Nagar under the Smart City project were inspected and reviewed by senior officials, including the principal secretary and corporation commissioner, on Friday.

    Municipal administration and water supply department secretary Harmander Singh, Greater Chennai Corporation commissioner D Karthikeyan inspected projects worth 1,366 crore including the multi-level car parking lot on Thanikachalam Road and pedestrian plaza on Theyagaraya Road. A release from the civic body said the progress of the project was assessed by the commissioner, who asked the zonal officials to ensure it was completed within the May 2019 deadline.

  • Sun
    Jun
    24
    2018
    CN: Hong Kong workers feel they are not equipped with the right skills for digital economy: survey

    More than half of Hong Kong’s workforce believe that their jobs are under threat from the rapid growth of the digital economy, while over 40% feel that they do not have the right skills to compete in it, a survey has found.

    The survey was conducted by tech consultants IDC for Workday, a major provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, and it polled over 1,400 employees from eight Asia-Pacific countries to assess their attitudes towards the digital economy.

  • Sun
    Jun
    24
    2018
    IN: Telangana-based CGG to rank States on performance

    The Hyderabad-based Centre for Good Governance (CGG) was roped in as a technical support partner by the Central government in preparing the Good Governance Index.

    The Modi government is getting some help from Telangana in identifying and ranking the best practices in good governance of various States.

    The Hyderabad-based Centre for Good Governance (CGG) was roped in as a technical support partner by the Central government in preparing the Good Governance Index (GGI) that would rank best performing States in the country.

  • Sat
    Jun
    23
    2018
    Taiwan To Use IOTA’s Tangle To Introduce ID Cards In Taipei

    To prevent identity theft and increase security, Taiwan is planning to introduce new ID card in the capital city Taipei. The ID card will be based on Tangle, the Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) technology of IOTA, perceived as the next level of blockchain technology.

    The project is an outcome of the partnership between the city’s Department of Information Technology and startup company BiiLabs.

  • Sat
    Jun
    23
    2018
    IN: ‘Arunachal CM dashboard’ launched

    Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday launched the ‘Arunachal Pradesh CM Dashboard’ that will help the state government to monitor the execution and implementation of various development projects and schemes of the Centre and the State Government, The Northeast Today reported.

    "The web-based real-time monitoring system will help us in assessing the performances of each districts and the departments and in ensuring effective delivery of services and faster decision making,” Khandu said during the inaugural session. “This project was one of the few initiatives I had undertaken after taking over as Chief Minister with the objective to curtail corruption and to bring in efficiency by shifting to digital mode,” said the CM.

  • Sat
    Jun
    23
    2018
    IN: West Bengal: Kolkata: E-Governance dept to make websites of all districts similar

    Personnel and Administrative Reforms and e-Governance department has decided to make the websites of all districts look similar, in order to avoid faking.

    At the same time, it will also help netizens easily identify the official website of a district.

    At present, each district has its own website and each one looks different from the other. According to the officials of the department, it is not convenient for people to access all information available in the website related to a district.

  • Sat
    Jun
    23
    2018
    IN: Towards a robust administrative database

    Administrative data are collected primarily for non-statistical purposes and adopted for producing statistics, whereas statistical data are collected for generating statistics.

    Administrative data are collected primarily for non-statistical purposes and adopted for producing statistics, whereas statistical data are collected for generating statistics. The concept of administrative statistics was appreciated when the important micro objects of the society as interrelated and interacting elements of a system was reflected on the macro level by the System of National Accounts in the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Fri
    Jun
    22
    2018
    PH: Nothing to be afraid of? Other countries use their national IDs in countless ways

    While proponents of a national ID system in the Philippines argue it will improve government services, examples from other countries show the many uses of a national ID beyond government functions

    President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a bill that will put in place the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), also known as the national ID system. (READ: What you need to know about the proposed national ID system)

  • Fri
    Jun
    22
    2018
    Singapore e-government centre to cooperate with Indian skilling body

    The Singapore e-Government Leadership Centre (eGL) at the National University of Singapore's Institute of Systems Science (NUS-ISS) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, government of India, have come together to collaborate with each other over skilling initiatives for India's workforce.

    The two parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance the skills in India's workforce during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Singapore from May 31 to June 2, 2018. They will work together to develop and implement skill development programmes across emerging technology areas like Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. They will also cooperate and collaborate further especially in the areas of vocational training on new-age technologies, training of trainers and assessors, and promoting lifelong learning.

  • Thu
    Jun
    21
    2018
    US: Massachusetts: Boston: Fighting Fire with Data

    With more than 300 years of experience, the Boston Fire Department continues to find new ways to improve fire safety.

    When it comes to civic history, it’s hard to beat the city of Boston. It’s the home of America’s first public park, first public school, first college and first post office. It’s also where fire safety got its start. In 1631, Boston passed the first fire prevention ordinance, banning thatched roofs and wooden chimneys. Fire suppression followed next when, in 1653, the young city contracted with Joseph Jynks to build a fire engine. By 1678, Boston had its own fire department.

  • Thu
    Jun
    21
    2018
    CN: Tax breaks alone won’t promote e-mobility

    E-mobility has become a major trend worldwide as take-up of electric vehicles (EVs) and new initiatives to promote cleaner drives show no sign of stopping.

    In Hong Kong, there are approximately 11,100 EVs today, compared with fewer than 100 in 2010.

    In this year’s budget, electric car buyers were given a HK$250,000 tax break if they trade in a car that is at least six years old. The tax concession would cover the first registration tax of private electric cars valued at HK$377,500 or less.

  • Thu
    Jun
    21
    2018
    IN: Arunachal Pradesh: Govt signs MoU with Smart Village Movement

    The Arunachal Pradesh government inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Smart Village Movement (SVM) to facilitate relevant technology innovations, R&D, open innovation, technology interventions and curriculum development in select villages of the state.

    The MoU was signed on Wednesday by Director-cum-Member Secretary of the State Council for IT & e-Governance, Neelam Yapin Tana on behalf of the state government and Shreya Evani, Project Director, Smart Village Movement University of California, Berkeley trained Core Team will focus on large-enterprise innovations, paying particular attention to implementation issues and development of new business models to capture the value of innovative products and services.

  • Thu
    Jun
    21
    2018
    Can smart city tech shape America’s real estate?

    Drones monitor construction progress. Robots probe the sewer system for insights into human health. Streetlights maximize street parking and report on air pollution.

    These innovations are not taken from the storyline of a sci-fi series. They are real technologies in use in so-called “smart cities,” and they have the power to transform urban life in America.

  • Thu
    Jun
    21
    2018
    IN: Chhattisgarh: PM to dedicate ‘Integrated Command & Control Centre’ today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit 'Naya Raipur Smart City' on Thursday during his day-long visit of the State to inaugurate the ‘Integrated Command and Control Centre’ in the new capital city, officials informed.

    Ahead of PM's visit, Chief Minister Raman Singh reviewed the arrangements at the ‘Integrated Command and Control Centre’ and issued necessary directives to the senior officials.

    Modi will spend about 20 minutes at the Centre and will have a look at how the facility is operated.

  • Wed
    Jun
    20
    2018
    Government Pushes for Fintech Revolution in Estonia

    Estonia is well-known in Europe for being a highly developed country in the tech space with approximately 30.6 startups per 100,000 inhabitants. The country is now poised to become a leading fintech hub.

    Digital innovators like Skype and TransferWise, as well as initiatives such as e-Government and e-Residency, have earned Estonia such praise. Skype, the world’s largest peer-to-peer communications platform, was acquired by eBay for US$2.6 billion in 2005. Payment startup TransferWise, which has since relocated to London, raised US$396.4 million in funding and is now part of the unicorn club.

  • Wed
    Jun
    20
    2018
    GB: Laying the foundations for a smart city

    Smart cities are inevitably the future, offering endless benefits for businesses, governments, and everyday citizens. These can range from heightened security, thanks to the likes of HD Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled CCTV and parking optimisation, through to smart lighting and a fully WiFi-enabled town centre to aid connectivity. There are also green initiatives, such as electric car charging and monitoring air quality through smartphones, enabling citizens to adjust their route through a city accordingly and promote a low-carbon atmosphere.

    All of these benefits improve the quality of life for smart city residents – a key motive for creating any smart city –safeguarding them through harm-reduction in everything from transport to respiration. Naturally, this attracts more people to both live and work in a city. In turn, this can result in swathes of local businesses springing up, spurred on by council investment and creating countless jobs in the process – another crucial factor.

  • Wed
    Jun
    20
    2018
    VN: Experts talk solutions to turn HCM City into smart urban area

    Foreign experts presented solutions to turn Ho Chi Minh City into a smart urban area at a conference held by the municipal People’s Committee on June 13.

    The proposed solutions focused on general architecture framework, information-technology foundation, smart city management centre, traffic, education, health care, natural resources-environment, tourism, emergency operation centres and cyber security, among others.

  • Wed
    Jun
    20
    2018
    EE: Local councils IT security entirely inadequate, National Audit Office finds

    In a damning report published on Tuesday, the National Audit Office writes that Estonia's local governments do not sufficiently acknowledge the risks related to their IT infrastructure. This means that IT security requirements established more than a decade ago still aren't implemented, the audit office wrote.

    The state's financial support allocated to improving the security of local systems hasn't brought the desired results, the National Audit Office pointed out. None of the audited local governments have assessed the security requirements for their databases.

  • Tue
    Jun
    19
    2018
    US: Blockchain: Hype, Reality and the Public Good

    It's been 10 years since the world first discovered blockchain. The hype about its potential has been extraordinary, but there's still no killer app.

    In April, the city of South Burlington, Vt., issued what is considered the first property deed using blockchain technology. The effort was little more than a pilot project that mostly involved the company which provides mobile and Web-based property transactions. But the transaction has been heralded as a first and a glimpse of government’s future in which information can be stored and exchanged by a network of computers, without a centralized host. Often referred to as decentralized ledger, blockchain makes it nearly impossible to alter or hack the data.

  • Tue
    Jun
    19
    2018
    US: Montana: Kalispell: 911 Center a Critical Link to Public Safety

    'They’re the first on scene even though they’re not physically there, and the quality of your response often starts with a skilled 911 dispatcher.' Imagine a job that involves managing the worst day of someone’s life dozens of times every day. Answering phone calls from scared or angry people for 10 hours or more at a time and coordinating a rapid response from multiple agencies. One mistake or misstep could have potentially fatal consequences. This is the job description of a 911 dispatcher.

  • Mon
    Jun
    18
    2018
    Estonia's e-government gets a lot of attention in Organization of American States

    The achievements of the Estonian e-government attracted a lot of attention at the general assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), a high ranking Estonian diplomat who attended the assembly held in Washington on June 4 and 5 said, cites LETA/BNS.

    "It is positive that intense exchanges of experience in cyber security and e-governance have begun between Estonia and member states of the OAS in recent years," Paul Teesalu, deputy secretary general of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for political affairs, said according to spokespeople for the ministry.

  • Sun
    Jun
    17
    2018
    VN: Blockchain helps build digital economy

    Blockchain technology will play an important role in building the digital economy and the fourth industrial revolution. The Vietnam E-commece and Information Technology Agency (VECITA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Viet Nam E-commerce Association (VECOM) co-organised the Vietnam Blockchain Summit 2018 in Hanoi on Friday.

    Up to 10 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP) will be saved by blockchain technology by 2025, it was heard at the summit.

  • Sun
    Jun
    17
    2018
    The Information & e-government Authority (iGA) Chief Executive Mr. Mohamed Ali AlQaed visited the Huawei Middle East headquarters in Bahrain

    Huawei is implementing for governments and enterprises across the region to help build smarter and safer cities.

    The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive Mr. Mohamed Ali AlQaed visited the Middle East headquarters in Bahrain of Huawei, the leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices. The Huawei team, led by the Huawei Bahrain CEO Jon Lu Yuedong, showcased a range of innovative solutions that Huawei is implementing for governments and enterprises across the region to help build smarter and safer cities.

  • Sun
    Jun
    17
    2018
    Montenegro IT: Closing the Digital Gap

    The Government of Montenegro is working on closing the digital gap with the countries of the European Union by implementing the Strategy for the Development of the Information Society by 2020. The main goal of this project and the vision of the Government of Montenegro is for the new generation of services to be both geographically and economically accessible to all citizens of Montenegro, no matter where in the country they live and what business they are doing. These facts were a part of an introduction speech, given by State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy, Milan Srzentic.

  • Sat
    Jun
    16
    2018
    4 years of Modi govt: 'Digital India' mission set to usher India into new e-age

    From framing strict cyber laws to ensuring smooth rolling of Aadhaar enrolement, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is playing a pivotal role in the 'Digital India' mission. Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had last year said that internet users and smartphone users grew by leaps and bounds in the last couple of years. This backs the recent survey which shows that most of the data consumed in India is by smartphone users.

  • Sat
    Jun
    16
    2018
    BD: Why digitising our public services is so important

    It is hardly a subject that is discussed in the public domain nowadays, but one recalls “Digital Bangladesh” being the centrepiece of the ruling party's electoral campaign in 2008 and onwards. The aim was to transform the bureaucracy-ridden system, making it faster, more efficient and of course less prone to graft. But such a grandiose mission, till now, remains largely unaccomplished.

    The finance minister in his budget speech eight years ago promised to establish e-government—the use of information and communication technologies by the public service organisations—by 2014. It is 2018, and yet Ahsan H Mansur, executive director of the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh, wouldn't give the government the pass mark for its digitisation efforts.

  • Sat
    Jun
    16
    2018
    ZM: Cabinet approves introduction of a bill to combat abuse of online personal data collected from users

    Cabinet has approved the introduction of a bill in the next sitting of parliament that is aimed at combating violations of personal privacy that may be generated by personal collection, processing, transmission, storage and use of information.

    According to a statement released to the media by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting services, huge amounts of personal data generated and collected can be used as inputs in developing countries’ pursuit to achieve their national visions and consequently, attainment of their socio-economic transformation.

  • Fri
    Jun
    15
    2018
    Israel slips from 11th to 20th in ‘The Economist‘ tech disruption rankings

    Start-Up Nation may be punching above its weight in churning out entrepreneurs, but Israel is stagnating when it comes to its overall ability to adapt to disruptive technological change.

    Israel has slipped to 20th place from 11th worldwide out of 82 countries ranked, according to a technological readiness report published this week by The Economist Intelligence Unit, the research and analysis division of British media company The Economist Group, the publisher of the weekly magazine The Economist.

  • Fri
    Jun
    15
    2018
    Technological readiness: How does your country compare?

    Technological change is inescapable. Innovation continues to push the boundaries of what is possible. Increased globalisation and multinational cooperation have encouraged the sharing of new ideas, and governments, corporations, and individuals need to be prepared for digital disruption. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has compared 82 nations on key technological readiness indicators: access to the internet, digital economy infrastructure, and openness to innovation.

  • Fri
    Jun
    15
    2018
    Blockchain boosts development of digital economy in Vietnam: experts

    Blockchain technology would significantly contribute to building the digital economy and boosting the fourth Industrial Revolution, as well as helping to improve the efficiency of several “weak” areas in the Vietnamese economy, such as logistics and traceability.

    The statement was among the noteworthy remarks at the Vietnam Blockchain Summit 2018, co-hosted by the E-commerce and Digital Economy Department (Ministry of Industry and Trade) and the Vietnam E-commerce Association (VECOM), in Hanoi on June 8.

  • Thu
    Jun
    14
    2018
    PK: Punjab IT Policy 2018 Set to Bridge Digital Divide-A bit too late though!!

    The recently announced Punjab IT Policy 2018 seems very promising for bridging the education, monetary, and social divide, however, it might be very precise to say that the policy has been launched at a very uncertain time-on the last day of its own existence to be precise. The government has completed its five-year term and despite the fact that Punjab IT Policy 2018 opens doors toward better economic and industrial development, it might not be taken up by the succeeding government.

    Punjab government weightily invested in Information and Technology during last few years in line to promote entrepreneurship and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) adoption in businesses as well as in governance. Recently and precisely a day before it tenure came to an end, Punjab Government introduced the Punjab IT Policy 2018. Primarily, by doing so, it probably wants to go to elections that on the ICT Policy Front it has achieved another KPI (Key Performance Indicator). It would have been very appropriate that the document be flouted at the start of the Government term and then followed with all the IT Initiatives.

  • Thu
    Jun
    14
    2018
    Dimitry Kumsishvili: Georgian Government intends to transform the country into a regional hub of Information Technologies

    At EuroDIG 2018 official opening ceremony, the First Vice Prime Minister of Georgia, Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitry Kumsishvili introduced the vision and initiative of the Georgian Government regarding the ICT sector.

    “In order to develop the knowledge-based and an innovation-driven economy, Georgian Government intends to transform the country into a regional hub of Information Technologies with highly skilled workforce,” – Dimitry Kumsishvili stated. In this context, the First Vice Prime Minister stressed on the importance of the improvement of the legal framework covering privacy, censorship and self-censorship, protection from copyright infringement, and protection of children from harmful effects, and are directly connected to the freedom of expression on the internet as well as the significance of educational and infrastructural projects, according to Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.

  • Thu
    Jun
    14
    2018
    VN: HCM City administrative reforms pay off, to continue

    HCM City’s administrative reforms are delivering results and there will be more of the same, city authorities have said.

    Phạm Thị Thu Hương of Gò Vấp District told Nhân Dân (People) newspaper that it recently took her only 10 minutes to complete her income tax documents, down from the usual 30 minutes.

  • Thu
    Jun
    14
    2018
    NG: Digital economy: NCC has huge roles to play – Official

    The NCC Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, said this at a three-day Digital Pay Expo 2018, describing digital economy as an inevitable phenomenon of growth, which nations of the world could not resist.

    The NCC Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, said this at a three-day Digital Pay Expo 2018, describing digital economy as an inevitable phenomenon of growth, which nations of the world could not resist.

  • Wed
    Jun
    13
    2018
    KZ: Government for Citizens simplifies, shortens real estate registration procedures

    Government for Citizens State Corporation intends to simplify real estate registration and reduce the times it takes, reported board chair Abylaikhan Ospanov at the May 23 Central Communications Service briefing.

    “The rights to register real estate will be transferred from the Ministry of Justice to the Government for Citizens state corporation in the near future. This will simplify the procedure,” he said.

  • Wed
    Jun
    13
    2018
    Singapore comes out on top in technological readiness

    According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s global technological rankings for 2018-2022, Singapore ranks as one of the top Asian location for technological readiness. The country climbs up two spots from its ranking at number three in 2017. It shares its number one spot with Australia and Sweden, the latter holding the top spot for the last four years.

  • Tue
    Jun
    12
    2018
    eReadiness: Australia, Singapore top new technological readiness ranking

    Australia, Singapore and Sweden top The Economist Intelligence Unit’s new Technological Readiness Ranking for 2018 to 2022.

    This ranking considers access to the internet, the digital economy infrastructure and openness to innovation—key elements of today’s most competitive business locations.

    In 2013-17 the top-scoring countries were Finland and Sweden. The US and France will join the top ten in 2018-22; Libya and Angola will retain the lowest positions.

  • Tue
    Jun
    12
    2018
    ZW: Govt Pushes for Increased Spectrum in ICT

    Zimbabwe is pushing for additional spectrum to support growth for its broadcast and information communication technology (ICT) industry, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security, Engineer Sam Kundishora has said.

    Additional spectrum provides Zimbabwe and Africa with business opportunities and employment, Engineer Kundishora told The Herald Business on the side-lines of the ongoing four-day second meetings of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) World Radio Conference (WRC) 19 preparatory working groups.

  • Tue
    Jun
    12
    2018
    SG: OCBC rolls out instant digital account-opening service

    OCBC Bank on Tuesday (Jun 5) announced that it has rolled out a digital account-opening service which leverages national data repository MyInfo.

    The new service will allow customers who are Singaporeans or permanent residents to instantly open an account without having to visit a bank branch or provide documents, said the bank in a media release.

  • Tue
    Jun
    12
    2018
    Gemalto develops authentication for Belgium’s mobile ID scheme

    Digital security firm Gemalto has enabled Belgian mobile ID scheme itsme to enroll 350,000 users and securely process one million transactions per month for both private and public online services – making it one of the most successful mobile ID applications in Europe within one year of launch. As well as bringing greater convenience to consumers, itsme provides merchants, government, and financial institutions with strong, multi-factor authentication that is fully compliant with PSD2, GDPR and is certified for eIDAS.

    itsme was developed by Belgian Mobile ID, a consortium of Belgium's leading banks and mobile network operators, in close collaboration with Gemalto. It has been officially recognized by the Belgian government as a way for citizens to connect to numerous online public services, including taxation, pensions and health, as well as online banking and mobile operator services. In its first year the app is already being used widely, with the average user completing six banking transactions and three e-Government transactions each month.

  • Mon
    Jun
    11
    2018
    NG: Ecobank, Kwara partner on e-governnace solutions

    Ecobank has entered into a strategic partnership with the Kwara State Government and South Gate Technologies on land administration.This move, aimed at blocking revenue leakages, entails the computerisation of the end-to-end processes of all land related matters in the state as opposed to the manually driven system.

    Ecobank and its technical partner, South Gate Technologies, will develop and deploy e-governance solutions for better revenue efficiency.The project is to be executed under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model of Design-Finance-Deploy- Train and Manage (DFD-TM) with a tenor of five years.

  • Mon
    Jun
    11
    2018
    IN: Capacity building programs way forward for digitization, e-governance : Molvi Imran Raza Ansari

    Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Higher Education, Imran Raza Ansari today said that capacity building programs through Information Communication and Technology (ICT) is a way forward to digitization and e-governance. The Minister said this after inaugurating the 3 days ICT training workshop to impart Information Technology (IT) skills to gazetted and non-gazetted employees of the State, which is being organized by the department of IT in collaboration with NIELIT Srinagar. Secretary IT, Saughat Biswas, Director NIELIT VS Krishnamurti accompanied the Minister besides other officers of the department were also present on the occasion. Speaking to the gathering, the Minister said that such programs are aimed to enhance the performance of employees at the workplace and upgrade their existing skills to work independently. "These specialized training programs keep you update with the times what is happening around you, besides build confidence and capacity among you," Ansari said.

  • Mon
    Jun
    11
    2018
    UA: Gospodarstvo for the first time published data on the water quality

    Gospodarstvo published data on the water quality in the reservoirs of Ukraine. About this first Deputy head of the state Agency for e-governance Alex Wiskup reported on his page in the network Facebook.

    “Almost 80% of Ukraine’s population are supplied with drinking water from surface sources, among them nearly 75% — from the Dnieper. That is why it is important for citizens to understand what is the quality of the surface waters near their homes, work places”, — said Viskup.

  • Mon
    Jun
    11
    2018
    Estonia plans to leverage its e-government

    As Estonia strives for more effective e-government solutions to increase citizen satisfaction, the nation plans to forge international links, said the nation’s President Kersti Kaljulaid.

    Speaking to a group of five journalists from developing countries invited to the Presidential Palace on May 30, the president said that Estonia wants to cooperate with both developed and developing economies around the world with respect to their digitalisation efforts.

  • Sun
    Jun
    10
    2018
    Uncle Sam wants you to join the United States Digital Service

    Acting Admin: "We are better positioned to make change now than ever before."

    On the sidelines of the recent Code for America summit held at a downtown Marriott, Matt Cutts has a pitch to the legions of coders and other tech workers of America: your country needs you.

  • Sun
    Jun
    10
    2018
    BH: Ministry holds workshop on information security

    Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry has organised a workshop on information security for its staff.

    Held in coordination with the Information and e-Government Authority (iGA), the workshop is within the Ministry’s programmes to raise awareness on information security, promote the cyber-security culture and develop its staff’s capabilities to deal with security risks when using government or personal computers.

  • Sat
    Jun
    09
    2018
    Building safer, smarter cities with artificial neutral networks

    While a number of cities are turning to the Internet of Things (IoT), wireless connectivity and cloud computing to improve internal efficiency and service delivery to communities, Kameshwar Rao Sorda, Solutions Director at Huawei Enterprise Southern Africa, says the future lies in harnessing artificial neural networks to automate and continually improve many of these operations.

    Machines have long helped us speed up our daily tasks, so the requirement for them to solve more complex mathematical and logical challenges means that we need a different kind of computer. Based on the structure of our brain, artificial neural networks include adaptive learning, self-organisation and fault tolerance features. By using new data and identifying patterns, it can learn or improve upon its performance without being programmed by humans.

  • Sat
    Jun
    09
    2018
    CH: Die E-ID soll das digitale Leben vereinfachen – der Bundesrat legt die Details vor

    Die Rollenteilung zwischen Staat und Privaten behält der Bundesrat in seiner Botschaft zum Gesetz über die elektronischen Identifizierungsdienste. Dafür stärkt er den Datenschutz und die Rolle des Bundes.

    Mehr Sicherheit und mehr Benutzerfreundlichkeit soll die elektronische Identität bringen, so die Hoffnung des Bundesrats. Die Nutzer einer solchen E-ID sollen bei Online-Shopping oder E-Government-Angeboten belegen können, dass sie eine bestimmte Person sind – und das mit einem einzigen Log-in.

  • Sat
    Jun
    09
    2018
    Myanmar to Boost Network Deployment with Intelsat 39 Services

    Intelsat and the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar have broadened their relationship to accelerate the deployment of wireless communications infrastructure in Myanmar. The MOTC will use services on Intelsat 39, a Ku- and C-band satellite which is scheduled to replace Intelsat 902 at 62 degrees East in 2019.

    Under the new multi-year, multi-transponder agreement, Intelsat 39 will host both C- and Ku-band satellite services for Myanmarsat-2, which will enable the government of Myanmar to significantly enhance its existing network as well as the networks of other mobile operators and media companies. This will advance the expansion of affordable, high-speed broadband and internet connectivity to government agencies, businesses and communities throughout the country. It will also support and advance the MOTC’s goal of ensuring that 95 percent of its population will have access to broadband connectivity by 2022.

  • Sat
    Jun
    09
    2018
    CY: Minister calls for digital transformation efforts to be intensified

    Transport and Communications Minister Vassiliki Anastasiadou has called on the public sector, local authorities and the private sector to intensify their digital transformation efforts.

    Cyprus currently ranks 21st among the 28 countries of the EU on the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) announced on May 18 by the European Commission. Although Cyprus is among the countries that have recorded the greatest progress during the last four years, along with Ireland and Spain, it is still among the low-ranking countries.

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