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  • Mon
    Mar
    27
    2017
    KR: KOMSCO supplies electronic ID cards to Kyrgyzstan

    The Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) has begun supplying national electronic identification (e-ID) cards to Kyrgyzstan, the company’s first exports of such cards.

    “Korea has been exporting its advanced systems such as electronic government (e-government). The export of the e-ID cards is meaningful since we have been diversifying our export items,” KOMSCO CEO Kim Hwa-dong said at a delivery ceremony held at the company’s plant in Daejeon, Monday.

  • Mon
    Mar
    27
    2017
    Singapore government reshuffles agencies to deepen smart nation focus

    Just months after a previous restructure, the Singapore government has unveiled plans to create a new unit under the Prime MInister's Office to better integrate and "turbo-charge" its smart nation efforts.

    Just months after a previous restructure, the Singapore government has returned to the drawing board to create a new unit that it says will better coordinate efforts around its smart nation vision.

  • Sun
    Mar
    26
    2017
    MY: From e-Government to Digital Government - Report on the Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017

    A day of free-wheeling round-table discussions, engaging panels and insightful talks by local and international leaders in public sector ICT.

    The Malaysia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017 in Kuala Lumpur on March 16 brought together over 200 delegates from national and state government agencies and departments and the healthcare and education sectors to exchange ideas and experiences. It was a day of stimulating, free-wheeling round-table discussions, engaging panels and insightful talks by local and international leaders in public sector ICT.

  • Sat
    Mar
    25
    2017
    IN: Police modernisation in Kerala, a model for Asia

    Stating that the government of Kerala has this week introduced a new system that will go a long way in improving the crime investigation in the state, the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) appreciates that the police modernisation efforts in Kerala makes a model for Asia.

    The government has issued an order, that from now on, interviewing suspects in all police stations is prohibited, and that such interviews must be conducted only at what is called as `e-rooms' setup by the government near every district police headquarters.

  • Sat
    Mar
    25
    2017
    Kerala to declare access to Internet a human right, first for an Indian state

    Kerala will soon become the first state in the country to declare Internet access as a human right.

    In the state budget presented two weeks ago, the CPI(M)-led government earmarked a special fund aimed at providing Internet connections to 20 lakh families either at subsidised rates or completely free of cost.

  • Sat
    Mar
    25
    2017
    IN: West Bengal launches artificial intelligence-enabled app for bus users

    The West Bengal government launched an artificial intelligence-enabled app enabling commuters know about the real-time location of over 700 state-run buses and other related information.

    According to Rachpal Singh, chairman of West Bengal Transport Corporation, the app called “Patha Disha” once downloaded on one’s phone can inform on availability of seats and specific buses and estimated time of arrival at the destination. It even provides data on how crowded the bus is.

  • Fri
    Mar
    24
    2017
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: Vahan 4.0 set to roll out in Meerut soon

    In its first step towards digitisation of registration process, the Meerut Regional Transport Office (RTO) is all set to update its present Vahan 3.0 web-based system of vehicle registration to Vahan 4.0. At present, all registration procedures take place manually and the office keeps all records on paper, which is time consuming and requires a lot of space. The Vahan 4.0 will be enabled with e-payments of taxes, fees, uploading of all scanned documents on a centralised server.

    Giving information, assistant regional transport officer (ARTO) Ranjeet Singh, said, "We will implement the Vahan 4.0 step by step. In the initial level, all payments of fees and taxes will be made through net-banking and 17 banks have been selected for this. In the next phase, the entire registration process will take place through the system without any manual labour."

  • Fri
    Mar
    24
    2017
    IN: Bharat Net first phase nears completion, provides b'band to village admin

    E-commerce services, including e governance, education and even reaching television services to far flung areas will get a fillip with the completion of the first phase of Bharat Net and BSNL’s target of providing 100,000 gram panchayats with broadband connectivity by laying underground optic fibre cable (OFC) lines by the end of this month.

    Bharat Net is supposed to provide broadband in urban areas but has extended its work to reach out to rural India as well. The project is a Centre-State collaborative project, with the States contributing free rights of way for establishing the OFC.

  • Fri
    Mar
    24
    2017
    IN: Objectives of Kerala Government’s new IT Policy framework

    Chief Minister, Shri Pinarayi Vijayan presented the IT policy framework of the Government of Kerala aiming to boost the IT sector driven economy in the State, in the Niyamasabha on March 15, 2017. In his address, the CM said “The Policy of the Government is to make use of the digital technology for the overall development of the State and to ensure quick and efficient delivery of all essential services. The State has the potential to bridge the digital divide prevalent.”

  • Thu
    Mar
    23
    2017
    PH: MyEG in Philippines JV to implement e-government services

    My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) has inked a joint-venture (JV) agreement with I-Pay Commerce Ventures Inc (IPCVI) to set up a JV corporation (JVC) for the purpose of engaging in the business of development and implementation of electronic government services projects in the Philippines.

    This includes the provision of other services such as electronic payment in the Philippines.

  • Thu
    Mar
    23
    2017
    BH: Foreign Ministry introduces upgraded mobile application

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has launched the upgraded and entirely developed version of its smart phone application (Wejhaty), which includes multi-services provided by the ministry for users, Assistant Undersecretary of Human and Financial Resources and Information System, Khalil Y. Alkhayyat said.

    The Arabic and English services are part of the ministry's efforts to facilitate communication with the public and provide advanced quality services with emphasis on the leading role of Bahrain in the field of e-government services.

  • Thu
    Mar
    23
    2017
    VN: Agriculture ministry launches public services portal

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on March 15 launched its public services portal at https://dvc.mard.gov.vn with a view to providing the people and businesses with almost public services of the level 3 and 4 between now and the year-end.

    The level 3 services allow applicants to fill in and submit the forms online while the level 4 ones enable them to not only submit required forms but also make payments and receive results online.

  • Thu
    Mar
    23
    2017
    US: Sunshine Week 2017: Where Does Public Access to Government Data Stand?

    When it comes to transparency in government, some entities excel while others fall short, which means there's still work to be done.

    Technology is to thank for many of the efficiencies enjoyed in the public sector in 2017. It has helped to improve transportation, health care, social services and access to public information. But there is still work to be done.

  • Thu
    Mar
    23
    2017
    US: Kansas Moves Cattle Brand Registration to the Cloud

    Cattle brands aren't mandatory in Kansas, but that isn't stopping the state from deploying a new tech-savvy way to register the time-tested livestock markings.

    Kansas, the historic linchpin of the American cattle industry and a leading beef producer, is for the first time in state history migrating its cattle brand registration process entirely online.

  • Wed
    Mar
    22
    2017
    US: Report: How Governments Could Benefit by Coordinating the Data Structure They Use

    The Netherlands and Australia created common guidelines to report government financial regulation compliance to save on costs — and U.S. governments could benefit by doing the same.

    Private companies in the U.S. pay as much as $2.028 trillion of combined annual costs related to reporting compliance with federal regulations, according to some estimates, but a new report has shown there may be a cheaper way.

  • Wed
    Mar
    22
    2017
    AE: Sharjah eGovernment Improves Commitment to Saving Trees through Technology

    New service is in-line with DeG's mission and strategy to incorporate the highest, environmentally-friendly and sustainable standards

    As part of its commitment to environmental sustainability and mission to become one of the leading activists in reducing paper waste, Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) has dramatically decreased a reliance on paper processes thanks to its adoption of Zajel correspondence electronic communication software.

  • Tue
    Mar
    21
    2017
    JO: King urges revamp of administration, finalize e-government scheme

    His Majesty King Abdullah II Tuesday directed the government to develop the administrative system and fully accomplish the e-government scheme by 2020 to address overstaffing and achieve better performance and service quality for both citizens and investors.

    Chairing part of a cabinet meeting during a visit to the Prime Ministry, the King stressed that achieving the Paperless Government is a necessity and that there is "no room for procrastination in this matter". He pointed out that each minister is responsible for speedily achieving economic legislations and implementing the legislative recommendations proposed by the Royal Committee for Developing the Judiciary and Enhancing the Rule of Law.

  • Tue
    Mar
    21
    2017
    77% of Maltese make regular use of internet

    National survey indicates increase in smartphone usage, but a decline in cloud technology popularity

    Around 77% of the Maltese population (258,415 people) make regular use of the internet, a survey has found.

    The survey, conducted by the National Statistics Office, shows that practically every youth aged between 16 and 24 accessed the internet within the three months prior to the surveying period.

  • Tue
    Mar
    21
    2017
    OM> Officials from government entities visit Information Technology Authority

    The Information Technology Authority (ITA) received the second batch of the continuous visits of the director generals and IT managers from the government entities in its headquarters at Knowledge Oasis Muscat. The visit aims to show the new ITA efforts and initiatives in implementing the e.oman strategy.

    The visit started with Sas Centres' specialised in ICT industry development; it contains three centres: Sas Centre for Entrepreneurship, Sas Centre for Virtual Reality and Sas Centre for Mobile Apps Development.

  • Mon
    Mar
    20
    2017
    US: Video Analytics Is Ripe for Automation, But Is Government Ready?

    From finding criminals or rioters in a crowd to metering toll traffic on busy bridges, the minds behind the technology say it won’t be long before a medium created by humans for humans is all machine.

    Looking back at the timeline of video’s evolution, it isn’t hard to see how we arrived at this point. The bulky cinderblock-shaped surveillance cameras once dotting the walls of banks and high-security locations have given way to high-definition, infrared, semi-intelligent systems almost everywhere we go.

  • Mon
    Mar
    20
    2017
    DE: City of Munich IT head refutes need for City to return to Windows

    Everything's working just fine, claims IT@M's Karl-Heinz Schneider

    Karl-Heinz Schneider, the head of IT at the City of Munich's IT services provider IT@M, the company behind the City's desktop Linux implementation, has claimed that there are no "compelling technical reasons" for the authority to order a migration back to Windows.

    Speaking to German IT publication Heise.de, Schneider claimed that he was surprised by the move, adding that any compatibility problems that the City had encountered had been fixed.

  • Mon
    Mar
    20
    2017
    PH: Fully automated govt procedures seen by 2022

    The Duterte administration aims to fully automate all government procedures and processes by the end of its term in line with one of the targets under the 2017-2022 Philippine Development Plan (PDP), economic planning officials said on Monday.

    “The President [Rodrigo Duterte] doesn’t want people queuing [for government procedures], and how will you achieve that? Then you have to go for automation of many of these procedures,” Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said.

  • Mon
    Mar
    20
    2017
    India launches site for agencies to share code

    Aims to promote open source development among agencies and the public.

    The Indian Government has launched a dedicated platform that publishes code for e-government projects, encouraging all public sector agencies to use them in their own services.

    The platform, called OpenForge “will enable [government] departments to collaborate and adopt open source development practices in a free manner”, according to an official statement.

  • Sun
    Mar
    19
    2017
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: ‘Govt is focussing on advance technology’

    What is the present status of IT sector in AP?

    Andhra Pradesh is better in IT and IT enabled sectors compared with other states. It has set a target of developing financial technology, IT, electronics and hardware technology. Simultaneously, we are going to make the state run on e-governance. We selected Vizag as hub for financial technology, Vijayawada for IT and IT enabled services and Tirupati for hardware and electronics.

  • Sun
    Mar
    19
    2017
    NG: Innovative public service: The challenge of doing more with less

    The impact of today’s rapidly changing economic and technological landscape has made government’s task of delivering public service more complex. More than ever before, governments all over the world have increasingly come under serious public scrutiny and fiscal pressure to deliver better outcomes to citizens, and to do so more efficiently. As is evident, Nigeria has not been spared from this in recent times. On the one hand, the dynamism presented by the impact of the interaction of economic, technological and other superintending elements in these scenarios have no doubt made governments’ public service delivery duties onerous. On the other hand, however, it has also opened up opportunities for the exploration of out-of-the-box strategies that governments can adopt if found to better the lot of their citizens.

  • Sat
    Mar
    18
    2017
    VN: HCMC willing to finance technology firms for smart city: deputy chairman

    HCMC has been attempting to develop into a smart city with the front solution of applying technologies to solve urgent issues, needing the community especially Vietnamese technology businesses to join hands and provide specific solutions and willing to give them financial assistance to develop products for the purpose, said deputy chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen at a Friday meeting.

  • Sat
    Mar
    18
    2017
    OM: Comex 2017 to focus on fostering digital connections

    Comex 2017, the 27th edition of Oman’s prominent event for IT, Telecom and Technology this year will focus on ‘To Digital Life” that impacts the future of both business and personal spheres.

    This seminal ICT (Information and Communications Technology) event is being held for the first time in Oman in collaboration with Smart City Summit-Oman, with a strategic partnership between the Smart Cities Council and the Information Technology Authority (ITA), as well as Oman Broadband and Omran.

  • Sat
    Mar
    18
    2017
    IN: An act of service

    The Right to Services Act has improved accountability, transparency and timeliness of public service delivery.

    Till a few years ago, the common person faced several difficulties in getting simple services like income certificate, caste certificate and vehicle or land registrations. Complicated government processes, unreliable timelines, difficulties in contacting the right officer were the common pain points. Middlemen and alternative channels created corruption and reduced faith in government processes and systems. Then came the Right to Services (RTS) Act, which changed everything.

  • Fri
    Mar
    17
    2017
    US: Digital Kiosks in Mohawk Valley, N.Y., Allow Community Members to Help Solve Crimes

    The kiosks allow citizens to anonymously send tips by phone or by simply scanning QR codes.

    Three city police departments now have a new tool to help inform the public of unsolved crimes and wanted persons.

    The Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers unveiled two digital kiosks Tuesday – one to be shared by the Utica and Rome Police Departments and one that will go to the Gloversville Police Department – that authorities believe will help them solve crimes.

  • Fri
    Mar
    17
    2017
    Cameroon sabotages own digital economy plan with internet shutdown

    Cameroon aspires to be a tech hub and “multiply by 50” jobs in ICTs. But high costs, poor infrastructure and the internet blackout in Silicon Mountain undermine this vision.

    For nearly two months now, Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions have been living under an internet blackout. Communication by email and social media has ground to a halt. Banks and ATMs have stopped services. And companies that rely on the internet to do business have suffered tremendously.

  • Fri
    Mar
    17
    2017
    MY: User-friendly govt online services

    Faded documents and wrinkled receipts were peppered across the floor of the room. Stacks of folders sat precariously on the narrow dining table.

    Teary eyes, weary fingers, and two coffee-stained cups remain the only evidence of a caffeine-filled day, and it was still a couple of hours away from lunchtime.

  • Fri
    Mar
    17
    2017
    BH: Vehicle registration hard copy cancelled

    General Director of Traffic Colonel Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Abdulwahab Al Khalifa today announced that the hard copy of vehicle registration certificate was canceled to reduce the e-registration process. This will enable drivers to finalise the process electronically through the e-government portal and smart phone traffic application.

  • Thu
    Mar
    16
    2017
    MoTC forges international collaboration for Smart Qatar

    The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) signed at Qitcom yesterday seven MoUs with international organisations in support of the Smart Qatar (Tasmu) programme that will create access to cutting-edge research and expertise, and serve as a platform for valuable international collaborations.

    The MoUs were signed by MoTC’s Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development, Reem al-Mansoori, and senior managers from the Qatar Stock Exchange, International Smart City Research Centre in Beijing, Huawei, e-Government Academy of Estonia, and UI Labs on behalf of City Digital in Chicago.

  • Thu
    Mar
    16
    2017
    QA: PM launches QDG Training

    HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani yesterday launched the Qatar Digital Government (QDG) Training Programme, a new strategic initiative developed under the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) to improve the information and communication technology (ICT) skills of government employees.

    Through specialised, accredited e-government training, the QDG Training Programme aims to enhance the efficiency and transparency of government services in line with the Qatar Digital Government 2020 Strategy, the MoTC has said in a press statement.

  • Thu
    Mar
    16
    2017
    IN: Jammu and Kashmir: RKVY workshop on e-governance initiatives concludes

    A two-day Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) workshop on e-governance initiatives by the State and Central Governments to meet the various challenges facing the Agriculture sector concluded here Wednesday.

    The programme organized by Directorate of Agriculture Kashmir through Farmers Training and Extension Center (FTCE) Ganderbal, was inaugurated by Director Agriculture Kashmir Showkat Ahmed Beigh, who is nodal officer for RKVY, in presence of ISRO scientist Dr. K. V. Krishna Rao, JD Agriculture Extension Kashmir and other senior officers of the Department.

  • Thu
    Mar
    16
    2017
    IN: FMCG to get a major push via govt's common service centres

    Talks on with P&G, HUL, Patanjali, among others to push their products via 250,000 common centres

    Major fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) players will soon be able to sell their products via 250,000 common service centres spread across rural India, with the government facilitating the move in view of an ever-increasing demand for such items in villages.

    Common service centres (CSCs) are points in villages where the government provides a host of services related to ration card, birth certificate, railway ticket booking and money transfer, etc. These centres also train people in using digital services.

  • Thu
    Mar
    16
    2017
    Indian Government launches open development platform OpenForge

    The Indian Government has launched an open collaborative development platform called OpenForge, for the development of e-governance applications. The portal can be used by open source developers, governments, startups, academia/students, corporations, industries, scientific institutions.

    Essentially, anyone with interest can sign up on the portal for free. It currently lists various projects like result framework management system, Aadhaar, unified payment interface, Open Street Maps, a full stack web application framework called Frappe, DigiLocker, open learning system, and even tutorials like programming for beginners.

  • Wed
    Mar
    15
    2017
    GI: Housing bills go online

    The Gibraltar Government’s Housing Department has launched an online billing system in a bid to reduce paper waste.

    Every month the housing department prints around 5000 bills per month and tenants now have the opportunity to voluntarily apply for the new emailing method.

  • Wed
    Mar
    15
    2017
    To Unlock Potential of Digital Age, Europe Must Go Beyond Internet Access, Says World Bank

    Countries in the European Union (EU) must enact policies designed to better help workers adapt to new jobs being created by the internet if they want to avoid increasing inequality and exclusion in the region, notes a new World Bank Report. According to Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia, launched in Bucharest Tuesday, affordable and nearly universal access to the internet has not been enough for countries in the EU to fully benefit from opportunities being created by digital technologies and more needs to be done to develop a policy environment that can better leverage this access by linking workers to digital jobs.

  • Wed
    Mar
    15
    2017
    SG: 4 banks join pilot scheme to open accounts with SingPass

    Individuals will soon be able to open a new bank account with just their SingPass, avoiding the tedious process of filling up application forms with personal particulars, as part of the Government’s plans to make digital services more pervasive and friendly to users.

    The three local banks — DBS, OCBC and UOB — as well as Standard Chartered Bank will take part in this pilot programme that will kick off in the second quarter of this year, as the Government extends the benefits of convenience and productivity of its MyInfo service to the commercial sector, Second Minister of Finance Lawrence Wong said yesterday. MyInfo was officially launched last May to simplify certain e-Government transactions.

  • Wed
    Mar
    15
    2017
    SG: The importance of being digital

    Singapore's digital story is a tale of two cities. It is widely recognised for its ongoing efforts to become a smart nation - harnessing the power of technology and the digital revolution to change the way people live, work and play. Many government services have gone online, and consistently rank among the best in the world. The United Nations e-government development index placed Singapore fourth in the world last year, and the World Economic Forum ranked it first in its Global Information Technology Report. Broadband speeds here are among the fastest in the world, according to several reports. But, alas, there are many areas where the city lags behind others.

  • Tue
    Mar
    14
    2017
    US: New Colorado Website Re-Visualizes Ways to Interact with GIS Data

    The state's new GIS data website offers an easier and more attractive entry point to geographical information, and a mix of visualization tools and service information.

    The state of Colorado, which launched its own open data portal nearly five years ago, is expanding its range of available GIS data with the March 6 debut of its new GIS website and data explorer.

  • Mon
    Mar
    13
    2017
    US: Creating User-Centric Services for Residents Is Crucial

    Public agencies are finding that they must upgrade their digital service delivery to match users' expectations from the private sector.

    Receiving a speeding ticket or any sort of traffic violation is generally not a pleasant experience. But it is one form of a government-to-customer transaction. Instead of receiving a product or service, however, you receive a fine ... and possibly traffic school. While it is not a novel idea that governments be more customer-centric, in practice it is much more difficult to accomplish. The reason? Because agencies generally do not think of issuing tickets or permits as providing customer service.

  • Mon
    Mar
    13
    2017
    Europe increases internet use but still needs to close the digital gap

    The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of the Digital Single Market. The use of e-government as a tool to fight corruption is still overlooked.

    The European Commission published last week (3 March) the results of the 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) on the performance of the 28 Member States in a wide range of areas, from connectivity and digital skills to the digitisation of businesses and public services.

  • Sun
    Mar
    12
    2017
    Digitisation drives half a million new Saudi jobs by 2020

    Half a million jobs are expected to be created in Saudi Arabia from nationwide digital transformation by 2020, experts commented today on a recent report by The Economist Corporate Network.

    The Kingdom faces a crucial juncture in its economic growth and youth employment. Through 2025, the Kingdom will see 226,000 new entrants into the labour market per year, with the Saudi working age population reaching 17.9 million, according to the report, Shaping the Future of Work.

  • Sun
    Mar
    12
    2017
    Metrash 2 starts issuing and renewing Qatari passports

    Expanding scope of e-services for citizens, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has started issuance and renewal of identification cards and Qatari passports through Metrash 2 mobile phone application.

    This service has become available electronically on Metrash 2 from February 22 this year. The service is part of the initiatives of the Ministry of Interior to expand its e-services and simply the various procedures.

  • Sun
    Mar
    12
    2017
    Sri Lanka’s public procurement to be streamlined, made more transparent

    Sri Lanka has taken major strides towards enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency and transparency in the public procurement system making it more accountable, streamlined and cost effective.

    In this endeavour, National Procurement Commission (NPC) has devised an Action Plan, which will contribute to the efforts of the government financial management reforms.

  • Sat
    Mar
    11
    2017
    Greece Third from the Bottom in Digital Economy/Society

    Greece ranks third from the bottom among the 28 European Union member states in digital economy and society, according to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) publicized on Saturday.

    The result of the European Commission study shows the performance of the 28 member states in a wide range of areas, from connectivity and digital skills to the digitization of businesses and public services. The main conclusion is that Europe is making progress but the gap is still very wide between the countries that have developed a strong digital economy and society and the countries with low performance.

  • Sat
    Mar
    11
    2017
    Singapore looks to better arm itself with cyberdefence unit, skills

    Defence Ministry will set up a new 24 by 7 cybersecurity command unit, comprising top-ranking military and armed officers, to monitor potential threats and intrusions.

    Singapore will set up a new cybersecurity command centre to combat increasing threats and ensure there are adequate skillsets in cyberdefence.

  • Sat
    Mar
    11
    2017
    Irish internet users becoming more engaged - study

    The level of engagement of Irish internet users has grown in the last year, according to a new European Union scoreboard.

    The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) found increases in the percentage of the population using online shopping, social networks, video calls, and consuming online news.

  • Fri
    Mar
    10
    2017
    US: California: How a Digital Transformation Helped 3 Agencies Become Infinitely More Effective

    In California, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Franchise Tax Board, and the Department of Health Care Services have tackled the move away from analog processes — and it's done wonders for their organizations.

    Despite the many tech advances government has made to become more efficient and effective, its historically analog ways remain a sticking point in a world that expects instantaneous access to clear channels of data. And these systems, built on physical documents, have proven to stifle the evolution of the next stages of government.

  • Fri
    Mar
    10
    2017
    MT: 'EU country report an endorsement of government's policies,' Schembri says

    Parliamentary secretary Deborah Schembri thanked all ministries for their efforts in implementing government's commitment to simplify public processes and reduce bureaucracy

    Last week's individual country report by the European Union had been particularly positive in the case of Malta and an endorsement of the government's policies and decisions, the parliamentary secretary for lands said on Friday.

  • Fri
    Mar
    10
    2017
    Digitalisierung: Licht und Schatten für Österreich

    Nur beim E-Government kann Österreich mit den skandinavischen Ländern, die auch heuer wieder das EU-Ranking, dominieren, mithalten.

    Nicht an der Spitze, aber doch im vorderen Mittelfeld: So kann man den Digitalisierungsindex 2017 der EU-Kommission für Österreich auf den Punkt bringen. Eine Verbesserung der Punktezahl um 0,03 auf 0,57 gegenüber dem Vorjahr - 1,00 ist das Maximum - reicht für Rang 10 unter den EU-28. Europaweit sind im Bereich der Digitalisierung weiter die skandinavischen Länder führend: Dänemark ist Erster vor Finnland und Schweden, dahinter folgen die Beneluxstaaten Niederlande, Luxemburg und Belgien. Schlusslichter sind Rumänien, Bulgarien und Griechenland.

  • Fri
    Mar
    10
    2017
    Malta has fast internet but struggles with digital skills, EU index finds

    DESI index finds Malta scoring above the EU average

    Malta ranks above the European average when it comes to fast broadband and e-government services but many local citizens still lack digital skills, an annual study by the European Union has found.

    This year's Digital Economy and Society Index found that Malta's score for 2016 was above the EU average, with the country's progress outpacing that of many other member states.

  • Thu
    Mar
    09
    2017
    NG: How technology is shaping governance & enhancing delivery

    The primary purpose of government in Nigeria, at least constitutionally, is the security and welfare of the people. This is the case in democracies all over the world. The people vest power in their government through their constitutions and the government, in exchange, directs this power to the people’s security and welfare through its various agencies and the services they deliver. As populations increase and the needs of society increase in complexity, governments turn to technology (or e—Government) to increase the speed and quality at which it delivers services to the public.

    The World Bank defines e-Government as “the use by government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet, and mobile computing) that have the ability to transform relations with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. These technologies can serve a variety of different ends: better delivery of government services to citizens, improved interactions with business and industry, citizen empowerment through access to information, or more efficient government management. The resulting benefits can be less corruption, increased transparency, greater convenience, revenue growth, and/or cost reductions.”

  • Thu
    Mar
    09
    2017
    IN: New Cyber Policy in Andhra Pradesh to protect citizens’ data

    The State government, on Wednesday, issued orders framing the Andhra Pradesh Cyber Security Policy 2017. The decision to have a new Cyber Security Policy was taken at the recent Cabinet meeting.

    With digital technology becoming part of every facet of the day-to-day life of common man, the security threat over the cyberspace has become real, hence the new Cyber Security Policy was mooted.

  • Thu
    Mar
    09
    2017
    NG: ‘Broadband Connectivity Crucial to Knowledge Economy’

    Information and communication technology (ICT) experts are unanimous in their view that Nigeria has to become a thinking Nation to survive the coming disruptive revolution, which is upon the world.

    To survive it, the experts, who gathered at the maiden edition of ‘Think Breakfast Series’ (TBS) organised by Nigeria Communications Week and CFAtech.ng in Lagos has called for increased broadband connectivity that will make broadband internet ubiquitous for all Nigerians to access the internet.

  • Thu
    Mar
    09
    2017
    IN: We’re focused on creating common standards for Urban Governance across cities and states in India: Viraj Tyagi, eGovernments Foundation

    eGovernments Foundation is an organization that uses technology to solve governance challenges. Nandan Nilekani (Cofounder of Infosys) and Srikanth Nadamuni (CEO of Khosla Labs) started eGovernment Foundation in 2003, to transform urban governance, improve citizens’ interaction and enable smart cities.

    The duo and their tech-team have built many OpenSource, interoperable and scalable technology solution for citizens and urban governance bodies to manage, monitor and interact using their solutions. The solutions include an ERP suite, Data Analytics, Visualization and Mobile apps. In an interaction with the CEO of eGovernments Foundation (eGov), Viraj Tyagi, a broader picture of the working of the foundation emerges. Some excerpts from the interaction:

  • Wed
    Mar
    08
    2017
    US: Bill altered to fund Arkansas efficiency office

    The Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday approved amending the appropriation bill for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to allow the state's chief fiscal officer to transfer up to $1 million to the newly created Office of Transformation.

    The money would come from the Information Network of Arkansas Fund. Its board would have to authorize the transfer.

  • Wed
    Mar
    08
    2017
    ZA: Lesufi says online application system will continue, has been ‘upgraded’

    ‘We will work with the e-government department to further refine and improve the online application system.’

    The Gauteng department of education will continue to use the online application system for 2018 admissions.

    This is depite the demands of several parents that the old system be reinstated after thousands of pupils were still not placed on the first day of the new academic year.

  • Wed
    Mar
    08
    2017
    MY: Filling in the gaps of public sector governance

    The policy should not aim at improving Malaysia’s global rankings, but rather must meet domestic objectives.

    Following the forum on governance in Parliament for effective oversight of the Executive and public sector accountability, the Malaysian Economic Association convened its second forum on economic gover­nance last month with a discussion on the governance of the public sector itself.

  • Wed
    Mar
    08
    2017
    VN: Ministry collaborates with Microsoft to enhance IT potential

    Today, the Department of Information Technology under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and US tech giant Microsoft Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote collaboration, particularly in the information technology development.

    The MoU main target is to improve the management efficiency and exploitation of the MONRE’s IT systems, which is oriented according to its five-year plan of IT application in 2016-2020 period.

  • Tue
    Mar
    07
    2017
    AE: RAK launches UAE's first smart reading app

    The Human Resources Department of Ras al-Khaimah (RAK) has launched the first comprehensive smart reading application in the UAE called "Our Resources Read". The application provides various reading services and is considered to be among the department’s creative initiatives in the promotion of reading for all employees of the Ras al-Khaimah government, Wam reported. The department launched the application in coordination with the e-Government in Ras Al Khaimah.

  • Tue
    Mar
    07
    2017
    Nagaland tops IT, e-Governance sector, declares Computer Society of India

    The Computer Society of India (CSI)-Nihilent Nagaland on Tuesday declared Nagaland as a top performing state from among the northeastern states in Information Technology and e-Governance sector.

    The Computer Society of India (CSI)-Nihilent Nagaland on Tuesday declared Nagaland as a top performing state from among the northeastern states in Information Technology and e-Governance sector. “Nagaland is the only state in India where the state is acting as Service Centre Agency without engaging private companies for running Common Service Centres. It is also the first state in India in the e-District Mission Mode Project,” Commissioner & Secretary, Information Technology & Communication K.D. Vizo said.

  • Mon
    Mar
    06
    2017
    Singapore mulls national identity system to fully encompass all services

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong reveals possible plans for a nationwide system that will enable access to both government and private services, expanding the existing SingPass e-government login account.

    Singapore is mulling the possibility of building a national identification system that can be used to access both public and private sector services.

  • Sun
    Mar
    05
    2017
    Kyrgyzstan pins hopes on IT sector development

    Kyrgyzstan can become Central Asia’s IT transit hub if it effectively uses its geographical position and implements ambitious IT projects, the director of the Civil Initiative on Internet Policy public foundation Tattoo Mambetalieva said at the sixth Kyrgyz Information Technology Forum (KIT 2017) held on February 21-23 in Bishkek.

    The forum brought together leading experts, heads of major IT companies, software developers, and politicians to discuss current projects and development prospects.

  • Sun
    Mar
    05
    2017
    IN: Visa papers may soon go digital, approval could become faster

    The pile of paper work for visa application each time you plan to go abroad may soon go digital, making it much easier to travel abroad, if the Indian government and other 14 countries including European Union member nations accept their nationally approved digital systems of authentication for visa applications.

    A proposal to reduce the cost as well as the necessity to produce the same documents again and again by travellers has been proposed by BLS International, India’s largest and the world’s second largest Indian outsourcing and technology company, specialising in operating visa application centres for governments and diplomatic missions globally.

  • Sat
    Mar
    04
    2017
    IN: Maharashtra: Vahan 4.0 to roll out from Kolhapur Regional Transport Office on February 28

    The Kolhapur Regional Transport Office (RTO) is going to update its present Vahan 1.0 web-based system of vehicle registration to Vahan 4.0 - the first step towards digitisation of registration from February 28.

    The Kolhapur region comprises Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and Karad. All registration procedures take place manually and the office keeps all the records in paper form which is time consuming and requires lot of space. The Vahan 4.0 will be enabled with e-payments of taxes, fees, uploading of all scanned documents on a centralised server.

  • Sat
    Mar
    04
    2017
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: Futuristic technologies hold the key, says IT official

    State to organise mega job melas once in three months

    Stating that Andhra Pradesh was on the threshold of digital revolution, J.A. Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary and IT Adviser to Chief Minister, on Friday said that the State government had decided to hold mega job melas once in three months to facilitate employment opportunities in the IT, services, and manufacturing sectors.

    He was addressing the inaugural of the two-day international conference being organised by the Computer Society of India (CSI) on ‘Digital India in global IT spectrum’ with the theme on ‘Innovate, integrate and transform’.

  • Fri
    Mar
    03
    2017
    US: Digital government push has stalled

    At the swearing in of new Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump said the administration would roll out its plan for what comes after the Affordable Care Act in March. He said his plan for a tax overhaul would come after that. Both big, national issues.

    More parochially, I’m waiting for what the president’s policies will be on some of the nuts-and-bolts of running the government.

  • Fri
    Mar
    03
    2017
    Zambia smartens up with new national data centre

    Huawei Technology Zambia has finally unveiled Zambia's first national data centre constructed as part of the Smart Zambia project.

    The data centre, under the Smart Zambia phase 1 project, is being implemented via the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) and funded by the Chinese government through a concessional loan.

  • Thu
    Mar
    02
    2017
    KR: Blockchain Expected to Lead e-Governments as Infrastructure of Future

    Blockchain is attracting attention as a technology that will lead next-generation e-governments. Blockchain promoters aim to boost efficiency and transparency by introducing blockchain technologies to electronic government solutions such as electronic voting, electronic contracts and the management of resident registration and electronic documents. Blockchain is a kind of distributed databases (DBs) which manage the authority to manage and record data by distributing the authority to multiple DBs without a central system.

    On February 22, the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs held a debate on 'The New Future of the Government Created by Blockchain' at the International Conference Hall of the Seoul Government Office Building in Sejong-ro, Seoul. "Blockchains are a platform capable of realizing distributed DBs, encrypted currencies and smart contracts," said Park Sung-joon, head of the Blockchain Research Center at the Graduate School of International Information Security at Dongguk University in Seoul. "It is a second internet and infrastructure of the future."

  • Thu
    Mar
    02
    2017
    OM: ITA workshop reviews jury recommendations of Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment 2016

    In an effort to boost electronic services in the sultanate, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) organised a one-day workshop for government entities participating in the Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment 2016.

    The workshop reviewed the jury recommendations highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of the participating projects. Participants from 28 government entities attended the workshop that was held in the Supreme Council for Planning with the participation of some officials from ITA and some jury members of 2016 award, stated a press release.

  • Thu
    Mar
    02
    2017
    Caribbean well positioned to capitalize on Internet growth, says Internet Society report

    The Internet Society has released its “Removing Barriers to Connectivity in the Caribbean” report, together with recommendations for increasing Internet adoption in the region.

    Reflecting the Caribbean’s diversity in size, language, political structure and economic development, the report presents a detailed look at the region’s unique set of connectivity challenges and gives guidance for overcoming these barriers. In particular, it highlights significant progress that has been made as well as the opportunity that exists for better knowledge-sharing between countries and for governments to do more to drive greater Internet use.

  • Thu
    Mar
    02
    2017
    MA: Ministry of Transport Launches Traffic News Application

    The Ministry of Equipment, Transport and Logistics has launched “MarRoute”, a mobile application designed to provide commuters and passengers with information and news regarding traffic.

    In a communiqué released on Tuesday, the ministry said that the application, which informs users about road conditions, is a part of its strategy to ensure the safety of it commuters and passengers.

  • Thu
    Mar
    02
    2017
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: Naidu says e-Pragati will empower citizens

    Microsoft urged to set shop in State

    Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said the e-Pragati, an e-governance programme initiated by the Andhra Pradesh government, would empower citizens to be active participants in the governance process. The e-Pragati would change the face of the citizen services. It was a comprehensive framework for implementing e-Governance and providing e-services to the citizens, he said.

  • Wed
    Mar
    01
    2017
    5 million Rwandans to Get Internet Skills Under Digital Program

    Rwandans are required to log onto an online public platform to apply for an Identity card, driving permit, land title and many more – gradually, the use of papers will become history.

    In the next two years, about 5 million Rwandans will have acquired skills to use the internet to help them in their daily activities. The government targets to significantly digitise the population by 2019.

  • Wed
    Mar
    01
    2017
    NG: Ministry to launch e-governance for broadband provision

    Nigerian student, others win at DStv Eutelsat awards

    To facilitate the primary goal of broadband in the country, the Ministry of Communication is set launch an e-governance strategy in two months, according to the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, at the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards held in Lagos.

    The objective of electronic or e-governance, also known as G2G, is to support and simplify governance for government, citizens and businesses. It is also meant to create the right policy and institutional frameworks, and to maximise the effectiveness of ICT initiatives within government, while also integrating organisational silos and deliver citizen services through common channels.

  • Wed
    Mar
    01
    2017
    E-government procurement to make Sri Lanka's public service more efficient

    Sri Lanka's Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that once the electronic Government Procurement system is introduced, it will help government to make the public procurement more efficient and transparent.

    According to the Minister, electronic Government Procurement makes public procurement more strategic and serves as an effective innovation to institute procurement reforms. It will also boost performance in terms of efficiency, transparency, competition and fairness and bring value for money as well, the Minister said.

  • Wed
    Mar
    01
    2017
    BH: Permit System Phase II launched

    Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, Deputy Premier and Chairman of Ministerial Committee for Urbanisation and Infrastructure launched the updated Phase II of the unified "Permit" licensing system in the presence of ministers, officials and members of the committee.

    Launched at the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister and with support and follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, the 'Permit' licensing system links the various ministries and directorates and had been launched by the Informatics and e-Government Authority in 2013 aimed to ensure the policy of governance, transparency adopted by the government in all of its transactions positions the Kingdom of Bahrain on the right track of sustainable economic development through development of policies and regulations capable of accomplishing top-notch quality and efficiency.

  • Tue
    Feb
    28
    2017
    JM: Gov’t to Implement E-Tendering and Purchase System

    The Government is to implement an electronic tendering and purchase system this fiscal year as it continues its work to streamline operations within the public sector.

    The system will ensure a more transparent and efficient process in Government procurement.

    This and other activities are to be carried out under the Public Sector Transformation and Modernisation Programme (PSTMP), for which a sum of $652 million has been set aside in the 2017/18 Estimates of Expenditure.

  • Tue
    Feb
    28
    2017
    GM: Media laws will be reviewed, says Barrow

    President Adama Barrow has said the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure will be given support to sustain its local area networks.

    This, he said, would make it possible for the government to maintain the regional community information centres and provide them with the necessary ICT services.

    The e-government data centre would create better coordination and cooperation between government institutions, he added.

  • Tue
    Feb
    28
    2017
    AE: MoF, FEWA sign agreement on e-Dirham system

    The Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA, have signed an agreement to adopt the e-Dirham system to enable FEWA to receive service fees electronically.

    The agreement aims to enhance FEWA’s efforts to facilitate the collection process for its clients which will increase customer satisfaction and strengthen its institutional work.

  • Mon
    Feb
    27
    2017
    LK: Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference in Sri Lanka turns spotlight on e-Government Procurement

    Welcoming the Heads of Public Procurement Agencies or Authorities of the eight member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena Monday inaugurated the Fourth South Asia Region Public Procurement Conference in Colombo.

    The Conference under the theme "Electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) in South Asia: Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges" turns spotlight on how E-Government Procurement can support countries in boosting the efficiency, transparency and competitiveness of their public procurement systems.

  • Mon
    Feb
    27
    2017
    KR: ‘Local government an apt instrument of diplomacy’

    In a globalized world, the mantle of international cooperation falls not only in the hands of national government, but legitimately on local government, according to the new president of the Korean Association for Local Government Studies.

    Professor Yun Eun-gi of Dong-A University in Busan, who teaches public administration, will become the 19th president of the academic organization in March for one year.

  • Sun
    Feb
    26
    2017
    VN: Staying in touch

    The ICT industry grew strongly 2016 but challenges await in 2017.

    There was a notable change for Vietnam’s telecommunications market over the closing weeks of 2016, with providers directed to recall some pre-activated SIM cards from November 1.

    The country’s three largest telecoms providers deactivated a total of 10.6 million SIM cards registered under fake names.

  • Sun
    Feb
    26
    2017
    MT: Digital solution for Jobsplus is finalist at eBusiness awards

    ICON’s digital solution for Jobsplus has been shortlisted for ‘Best eGovernment Initiative’ in the 2016 MCA eBusiness Awards because it gives stakeholders the opportunity to view and analyse the most common gaps between profiles and enterprise demands.

    The portal is part of a website that can be used on desktops, tablets and smartphones. A Microsoft and Google Partner, ICON was able to offer a cost-effective solution designed to appeal to a younger audience.

  • Sat
    Feb
    25
    2017
    MT: Digital services for all

    The past decades have witnessed an exponential increase in the ways and methods in which information technology and digital innovation have infiltrated our daily lives and routines. Both domestic appliances and industrial processes have come to rely more heavily on ICT, and the smart-phone revolution has seen the creation of digital applications for many of the routine tasks we perform daily. This is expected to keep increasing in the near future.

    As a country, we have never been blessed with natural resources. But what we have lacked in raw materials we have made up for in the industrious work rate and versatility of our workforce. And that is how we have progressed and moved our economy forward throughout the ages.

  • Sat
    Feb
    25
    2017
    NG: Governance: Stewardship and Democratic Dividends

    The primary objective of government is the security and welfare of the citizens and the executive arm of government are most suited for this role. Therefore the implementation of government policies are some of the functions of the executive arm, at the state level is the state governor.

    Since the governor cannot play God, he has to enlist the support and understanding of his commissioners in carrying out the implementation of such policies. The failure or successes of such commissioners are seen as the failure and success of the governor. Here in Delta State, the various commissioners are the active drivers of the smart agenda of the Okowa administration.

  • Sat
    Feb
    25
    2017
    Australia’s government IT projects face scrutiny in new review

    Australia’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is to undertake a review of the government’s biggest technology projects.

    A newly-created Digital Investment Management Office within the DTA has been handed the brief to carry out the review, which is part of an effort by the Commonwealth government to get a handle on its AU$6.2bn (UK£3.8bn or US$4.8bn) annual ICT spend.

  • Fri
    Feb
    24
    2017
    ID: BNI Supports Smart City Concept Development

    To increase local revenue (PAD) and to support the concept of Smart City development, PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (BBNI) or BNI cooperate with the Semarang City Government and the Central Java Bank (Bank Jateng) in making Semarang Great card (kartu Semarang Hebat).

    This card was launched to facilitate financial transactions of Semarang residents. In the card, a variety of functions are embedded, among others, savings or identity card. The Semarang Hebat card was launched on Friday (2/17/2017) by the Mayor of Semarang, Hendrar Prihadi, and BNI’s Director of Institutional Relations & Transactional Banking, Adi Sulistyowati.

  • Fri
    Feb
    24
    2017
    IN: Government of Jharkhand signs MoU with Microsoft to enhance citizen services with cloud and mobile technologies

    The Government of Jharkhand signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft India at the ‘Momentum Jharkhand: Global Investors’ Summit & Trade Exhibition today to leverage cloud technologies to drive the state’s digital ambitions. Under this MoU, Microsoft will support the state government to explore cloud, machine learning and mobile based solutions to improve citizen services and provide better facilities in the fields of education and agriculture.

    The Government of Jharkhand has been using an advanced IT infrastructure to provide citizen services and aggressively driving technology led programs such as Skill India and Digital India. Today’s MoU with Microsoft will help the Government access the best of Microsoft’s technology and expertise for the improvement of digital services to citizens and drive digital inclusion in the state.

  • Fri
    Feb
    24
    2017
    NG: Akwa Ibom State Government Develops New Job Board Portal ‘Hire A Workman’

    During the assessment of Governor Udom Emmanuel 20 months’ strides in delivering good governance and dividends of democracy in Akwa Ibom State, the Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh engaged the new media community in Akwa Ibom with a world-class tactical managerial feedback strategy and interactive session with the public.

    In his opening remark, Mr. Charles Udoh noted that the fora was essential, considering the e-governance model of Governor Udom Emmanuel as it delivered a needs assessment analysis of the 2017 Blueprint of the Akwa Ibom State Government.

  • Fri
    Feb
    24
    2017
    IN: Acquiring passport made easy, 1.15 crore services delivered in 2016

    New Delhi: As many as 89 Passport Seva Kendras (PSK) with best-in-class amenities are operating across India as extended arms of the 38 Passport Offices, providing extended reach to passport applicants. According to a press release by the ministry of external affairs, several quantitative and qualitative improvements in the delivery of passport services in the country have been made during the last two and a half years. The Passport Seva Project (PSP), an ambitious Mission Mode Project of the Government of India, is being successfully run in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode as part of the National e-Governance Plan. It has emerged as one of the most noticeable statutory and citizen-centric services being rendered by the Government. MIs Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the Service Provider for the PSP.

  • Thu
    Feb
    23
    2017
    BB: Government launches Electronic Single Window

    The Barbados government Wednesday announced plans to establish the relevant institutional infrastructure to ensure that greater levels of efficiency, productivity and international competitiveness are achieved.

    Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Chris Sinckler, addressing the launch of the Barbados Electronic Single Window (BESW), said that the Freundel Stuart government, through the Barbados Competitiveness Programme (BCP), had taken steps to reinvigorate the Commission on Competitiveness and to establish a supporting Technical Unit.

  • Thu
    Feb
    23
    2017
    BB: Benefits abound from Electronic Single Window, says Minister

    Multiple benefits are expected to be derived from the newly launched Barbados Electronic Single Window (BESW).

    That’s according to the Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, who told those attending the BESW launch at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday, that on the receiving end of those multiple gains will be both Government and the private sector.

  • Thu
    Feb
    23
    2017
    VN: Phu Quoc Island ‘smart district’ development requires careful planning

    The Phu Quoc Island ‘smart district’ development requires careful planning to maintain a critically important balance between conventional and modern technology, says the Vietnam Post & Telecommunications Group.

    Speaking at a recent conference with officials regarding progress on implementing smart development of the Phu Quoc Island district, VNPT representatives elaborated on the concept of what it means.

  • Thu
    Feb
    23
    2017
    KN: Government officially launches 5 additional apps for E Government portal

    The Team Unity Government officially launched 5 additional applications (apps) for its E-Government portal during a ceremony at the OTI conference room on Wednesday.

    The launch forms part of the Team Unity’s anniversary celebrations to commemorate the administration’s 2nd year in office.

  • Thu
    Feb
    23
    2017
    NG: Going green with ‘smart cities’

    Smart or Business Cities are a common feature in most developed climes. Its goal is to improve quality of life by using urban informatics and technology to boost efficiency of services and meet residents’ needs. ChannelDrill, an indigenous firm, is set to deliver such a city through reclamation and dredging of the Lagos lagoon. MUYIWA LUCAS reports that when completed in 2021, the multiplier effect will not only grow the economy astronomically, but also ensure that the city conforms to the clamour for environmental development.

    Cities, according to Town Planners and other players in the built environment, are engines of growth. This is why experts and other stakeholders in the industry are clamouring for more investment in real estate.

  • Thu
    Feb
    23
    2017
    IN: In click-crazy Kerala, ministers give hashtags a miss

    It’s the stuff of legend. The provocateur Malayalees have ruled the cyber world with their querulous hashtags, wisecrack memes and piquant trolls. And if we had our way, we would’ve even pulled off an ‘e-hartal’.

    But our little coquetry with social media ends there. Politicos in the state mostly log on to the cloud land to spew slanderous allegations at their nemesis, and seldom use the digital bridge as a democratic interface to interact and connect with the masses like their ilk around the globe.

  • Thu
    Feb
    23
    2017
    US: State and Local Govs Need to Improve Data Sharing, Big Data Use

    Like the feds, state and local agencies have improved how they share and use big data, but a new report shows areas that still need improvement.

    Like their federal counterparts, state and local agencies have made great strides in acquiring and using big data — but they still have a long way to go, according to a source in the industry.

  • Wed
    Feb
    22
    2017
    Possibility of launching “Mobile ID” based on “Asan İmza” discussed in Ukraine

    The event arranged by the State Agency for E-government of Ukraine took place on February 7-8 in Kiev whereby the questions of implementing the mobile e-signature (“Mobile ID”) in Ukraine was discussed by the representatives of the Agency, mobile operators and international experts. Taking into account the level of mobile technology penetration in everyday life and professional activity, a tendency of new mobile standards technology deployment such as 3G and LTE, as well as increased demand for smartphones, a “Mobile ID” technology looks like one of the most promising in the context of providing citizens with electronic services by both the State and commercial enterprises. “Mobile ID” provides for mobile e-signature incorporated into a SIM-card, which will serve as a personality identifier to create a legally relevant electronic documents.

  • Wed
    Feb
    22
    2017
    Human resources shortage key bottleneck in Vietnam’s IT revolution

    Vietnam needs 1 million workers in information technology and digital content creation but now there are only 300,000 people in this field, pointing to a need to improve the quality of education and tailor it to the need of companies.

    Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam made the statement at the ceremony to open the second phase of F-Ville software village (F-Ville 2) in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park on February 13.

  • Wed
    Feb
    22
    2017
    PH: ‘Digital technology can help govt cut red tape’

    The Joint Foreign Chambers (JFC) has backed the proposal now forming part of the Comprehensive Tax Reform Package requiring the use of e-invoices and e-receipts in commercial transactions between registered companies, their customers and the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

    In a position paper submitted to the House Committee on Ways and Means, the foreign chambers said the Philippines should optimize its use of digital technology when addressing merchant red tape and transaction flows in the country.

  • Wed
    Feb
    22
    2017
    IN: eMudhra partners 15 state govts to activate eSignatures in govt offices

    In a bid to further boost Digital India initiative, eMudhra, a digital identity and transaction management company has partnered with 15 state governments to help them go digital in the context of the e-Governance initiatives.

    Under the initiative, eMudhra has enabled AADHAAR eSign and Digital signature based signing to various government officers in several districts of these states. This has facilitated paperless employee logins, leave requests, memos and official document signing etc.

  • Tue
    Feb
    21
    2017
    Net-savvy Singapore users worry about digital privacy: EY survey

    Privacy is one of the topmost concerns among the digitally active in Singapore, who also want the authorities make organisations more transparent and upfront about how they use the information they capture.

    A vast 81 per cent of such savvy users say they worry about how organisations collect, store and use data about them, according to a survey by accounting and advisory firm EY.

  • Tue
    Feb
    21
    2017
    PH: Ability to adapt to the digital economy key to success, says IDC

    Digital transformation (DX) will attain macroeconomic scale over the next three to four years, changing the way organizations operate and reshaping the global economy and calls this as the dawn of the “DX Economy.”

    This is how the International Data Company (IDC) Philippines sees the local ICT industry for 2017 and beyond. It predicts 25 percent of its top 1,000 companies will see majority of their business depend on their ability to create digitally enhanced products, services and experiences by 2020.

  • Tue
    Feb
    21
    2017
    BT: DITT recognised

    The government Enterprise Architecture, e-GIF (eGovernment Interoperability Framework) of the Royal Government, led by the Department of Information Technology and Telecom (DITT), of the information and communications ministry was selected for the Open Group 2017 awards for innovation and excellence in Enterprise Architecture (EA), according to a DITT press release.

    The Open Group, is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through neutral and open IT standards. The 2017 award was conducted mainly to encourage and motivate governments or organisations to come up with innovative solutions in designing and implementing effective EA against various challenges and complexities of developing economies. The award signifies the worldwide recognition and respect for e-GIF besides validating that Bhutan had adopted the international best practices in EA.

  • Mon
    Feb
    20
    2017
    VN: HCM City leaders to check work by smartphone

    Ho Chi Minh City authorities will use smart mobile devices to manage and examine work, a representative from the city’s Department of Information and Communications (DIC) told the Steering Committee of the Smart City project recently.

    Related to the city’s plan for an open database center, the DIC will design software for local leaders to directly monitor and capture data as well as to check, direct and manage working progress by smart mobile devices, according to Ms. Vo Thi Trung Trinh, Deputy Director of the DIC.

  • Sun
    Feb
    19
    2017
    MyEG diversifies portfolio

    MD Wong says company intends to increase the percentage of its commercial business.

    My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) has brushed aside notion that the bulk of its business activities were dependent on the Government.

    It said that commercial solutions and services now make up 70% of the group’s business activities, thus no longer rendering it just a concession for various e-government applications.

  • Sat
    Feb
    18
    2017
    ZW: Govt hails SDA role in education, health

    Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care Aldrin Musiiwa has applauded the Seventh Day Adventist Church (SDA) for its significant role in the development of the country’s educational and health sectors.

    He was speaking during the Adventist Health Professionals Conference where the SDA invited health experts from all over the continent to educate people on various health issues, which include non-communicable diseases, infection control and public health ethics.

  • Sat
    Feb
    18
    2017
    NG: FG to reposition economy by leveraging on ICT - Perm Sec

    The Ministry of Communications says the Federal Government is repositioning the country’s economy by leveraging on Information Communications Technology (ICT).

    A statement issued in Abuja by Mrs Pauline Sule, the Assistant Chief Information Officer, quoted Mr Sonny Echono, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry as saying this at the 6th edition of DSTV Eutelsat Star Awards in Lagos.

  • Sat
    Feb
    18
    2017
    IN: Odisha: Bhubaneswar: Single online system for all services soon

    The Bhubaneswar Smart City would have a Master System Integrator soon to provide IT services for traffic, transit, parking, emergency, event and disaster response services on one platform.

    The system, which can be integrated to a mobile app, would also facilitate watch and surveillance activities.

    This was discussed at a high-level meeting held under chairmanship of Chief Secretary AP Padhi at the State Secretariat here on Friday. Chief Executive Officer of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd (BSCL) Vineel Krishna presented the proposal and outlined the issues for discussion.

  • Fri
    Feb
    17
    2017
    US: Procurement Startup Raises $1.8M with Eye Toward Serving Cities

    Vendor Registry thinks it can make procurement less painful.

    After more than two years and 200 customers, Vendor Registry is ready to hit the accelerator.

    The company, which is aiming to modernize and simplify the procurement process with a focus on smaller local governments, closed on a $1.8 million seed round at the end of January. The round, which five investors participated in, was oversubscribed by about $300,000.

  • Fri
    Feb
    17
    2017
    US: Minnesota Governor Proposes $125 Million IT Upgrade, New Tech Committee Forms

    The state has seen a flurry of tech-centered activity in recent weeks.

    There has been a flurry of activity around the Minnesota Statehouse in recent weeks with regard to how the state protects and evolves its technology infrastructure and cyberdefenses.

    The first, and arguably more prominent action, came out of democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s office with a proposal aimed at pumping $125 million into cybersecurity and systems upgrades. The second was the creation of a new House committee that will be charged with looking ahead at the tech landscape and suggesting various actions.

  • Fri
    Feb
    17
    2017
    IN: Government to make all ration shops Aadhaar-enabled by June

    Government is planning to make all ration shops under the public distribution system in the country Aadhaar-enabled by June 30 this year, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said.

    "We will make all 5.58 lakh ration shops Aadhar-enabled by June 30. We are in discussion with Food and Consumer Affairs Ministry for this. Our IT department will work with food and supply department to enable this. We will also request states to come on Aadhaar ecosystem," Prasad told reporters here.

  • Thu
    Feb
    16
    2017
    KN: Caribbean turns to apps for e-government strategy

    Government in the Caribbean to publish government related data through five distinct apps.

    The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis, in the Caribbeans will roll out five mobile apps as part of its e-government thrust.

    The apps will provide information on consumer affairs; crime prevention; information service; government-supported events; and include listings of the government directory. These will be officially launched on February 15.

  • Thu
    Feb
    16
    2017
    Bitfury Group, Government of Georgia partner to expand blockchain land-titling project

    Blockchain technology firm Bitfury Group has announced its partnership with Government of the Republic of Georgia in a move to expand historic blockchain land-titling project.

    The cutting-edge blockchain project is being built with the Republic of Georgia’s National Agency of Public Registry (NAPR) that will continue to advance in 2017. The parties have also signed in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to expand its blockchain solutions to other government departments.

  • Thu
    Feb
    16
    2017
    IN: Scheme for Rural Digital Literacy Gets Go-ahead from Cabinet

    The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minster Narendra Modi approved the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) to make six crore rural households digitally literate, according to an official statement.

    "The outlay for this project is Rs 2,351.38 crore to usher in digital literacy in rural India by March 2019. This is in line with the announcement made by the Finance Minister in the Union Budget 2016-17. The PMGDISHA is expected to be one of the largest digital literacy programmes in the world," read the statement.

  • Thu
    Feb
    16
    2017
    IN: Tax officers to maintain digital records of summons, notices

    Reducing discretionary powers of taxmen, the income tax department has asked its field officers to maintain digital records of summons, notices and special audit ordered by them.

    In the new ‘Assessment Module’ for Income Tax Business Application (ITBA), an electronic platform for regular operations, the department has laid out functionality for issue of summons, notices and special audit.

  • Wed
    Feb
    15
    2017
    US: New Jersey Prioritizes Open Data, Codifies Chief Data Officer Position

    The state's Open Data Initiative will help CDO Liz Rowe drive the development of common standards and governance across the executive branch, and develop an approach to enterprise data sharing.

    On Monday, Feb. 6, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation that not only makes data transparency a requirement for all state agencies, but also codifies the chief data officer position into state law.

  • Wed
    Feb
    15
    2017
    US: City, County Digital Communications Needs Improvement, Survey Says

    Just 5 percent of city and county workers rated their agencies as "outstanding" in effective citizen engagement, and only 26 percent think their agency's website is "highly effective."

    Think government could be doing a better job with its digital communications? You’re not alone. Most in government think so too, at least according to one recent survey.

  • Wed
    Feb
    15
    2017
    IN: Internet to be available in all gram panchayats by next year: Govt

    One lakh gram panchayats are to be connected by underground Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) by March this year under the first phase of BharatNet project

    Internet services are expected to be provided to all the 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by the end of next year, government told Lok Sabha today, adding that the net connectivity is being strengthened to promote "less cash economy".

  • Tue
    Feb
    14
    2017
    US: Miami Website Redesign Puts Users First

    The city is currently testing an alpha version of the website, preparing for a larger overhaul of its municipal online presence.

    The city of Miami has launched the first draft of a new website, one officials hope will be an aesthetic upgrade as well as an evolution of online municipal services it provides residents.

  • Tue
    Feb
    14
    2017
    US: Survey: Government Has Big Plans for Blockchain

    While blockchain technology doesn't have the highest profile among senior executives, those government and business leaders who do understand it have big plans for putting it to use.

    In terms of awareness, blockchain is not exactly topping the charts. In a recent survey, Deloitte found that 40 percent of senior executives in the private sector, which tends to be ahead of government tech-wise, have little or no knowledge about the electronic ledger system.

  • Tue
    Feb
    14
    2017
    GB: Digitisation or Transformation? The significance behind the name change of the government strategy

    Toplevel strategy director Jane Roberts says digitisation is not a summit to be reached, a goal or achievement in itself; it’s a process that is dynamic and can be constantly revised and improved to fulfil its potential

    Digitisation is so last year; now it’s all about transformation. The renaming of the Government Digital Strategy as the Government Transformation Strategy, leaked in early December and expected to be published on Thursday, is more than just a rebrand, however. It aims to show that digitisation is a constant dynamic ongoing process and that “2020 does not represent an end date” for these transformations. The cynics may regard this as simply an example of some serious back-pedalling but this also indicates a more realistic appraisal of what it means to convert to digital working.

  • Tue
    Feb
    14
    2017
    Azerbaijan accelerates development of ICT

    Azerbaijan has accelerated the integration of open databases to the “Open Government” portal.

    The head of Internal Control and Audit Department at the Azerbaijani Communications and High Technologies Ministry, Tahir Mammadov, announced about this on February 7, Trend said.

    Mammadov noted that cooperation and negotiations with the state departments in this direction are carried out on a regular basis and posting of their open databases to the portal is particularly important for the development of the information society.

  • Mon
    Feb
    13
    2017
    KN: Government Of National Unity To Launch Five Additional Mobile Apps Offering E-Government Services

    As part of its celebrations for the second anniversary in government, the Government of National Unity will roll out five additional mobile applications (apps), which form part of its E-Government services.

    This was disclosed by His Excellency Ambassador Sydney Osborne, the Chairperson of the Organizing Committee for the Second Anniversary Celebrations. The apps include a Consumer Affairs App, SKNIS (St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service) app, Crime Prevention App, a Government Directory App and an Events App.

  • Mon
    Feb
    13
    2017
    KY: 3,000 email ‘summonses’ – that weren’t

    More than 3,000 government staff arrived at work Thursday morning to find a curious and troubling email in their inboxes.

    The message was a summons to appear in traffic court in Cayman Brac for the “hearing of your case.”

    To most of the recipients, the message made no sense. Some of them had not been to the Brac for years, most had no ongoing traffic case they were aware of.

  • Mon
    Feb
    13
    2017
    IN: Smart Cities: Need For A Regulatory Framework

    Introduction

    The Smart Cities Mission ("Mission") aims to develop 100 smart cities by 2020. It is one of the most ambitious programmes of the Indian government. To implement its objectives, the government introduced the Smart Cities Guidelines ("Guidelines") in 2015.1 The Guidelines act as a comprehensive policy document that defines smart cities as cities that interconnect citizens, data, devices and objects to a centralised network infrastructure which will be utilised for urban planning, social and economic development of the city and its citizens. Smart cities will rely on information communication infrastructure and data (defined as information, knowledge, facts, concepts or instructions processed in a computer system or computer network) for its service delivery mechanisms. While the Guidelines provide for a clear strategy on the implementation of this Mission, both at the state and city level, it is completely silent on the legal framework required thereof. Though the government has introduced various draft policies for the smooth transition into smart cities, these are yet to be implemented into laws that can govern the Mission.

  • Sun
    Feb
    12
    2017
    IDC sees more strategic Philippine gov't ICT push by 2021

    The government will have a more strategic ICT push to enable technology adoption among organizations by 2021, research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts.

    In its latest forecast for the country, IDC Philippines noted that with a new dedicated, centralized agency at the helm of the country’s ICT development, the government will be able to lay the much-needed groundwork to enable technology adoption for organizations.

  • Sun
    Feb
    12
    2017
    IN: Karnataka: Poor response from MLAs to e-governance initiatives

    Karnataka’s lawmakers have a long way to go in catching up with e-governance initiatives by the Assembly secretariat. For the first time, the secretariat has allowed the MLAs to either WhatsApp or e-mail their questions. This facility is introduced for the session starting February 6.

    Of the 224 MLAs, just one MLA has WhatsApped his questions, while another MLA has emailed as well as WhatsApped the questions.

  • Sun
    Feb
    12
    2017
    IN: Bengal to set up single mobile platform

    The West Bengal government has envisaged a Rs 6.94 crore project to bring various e-governance services pertaining to citizens, investors and businesses on a “single mobile platform”.

    According to state’s Information Technology (IT) department, this would benefit all who now have to visit multiple websites, login many times, remember various usernames and passwords for availing the web enabled services.

  • Sat
    Feb
    11
    2017
    TH: Broadband rolled out in 99 villages

    The Digital Economy and Society (DE) Ministry yesterday rolled out the first phase of the national broadband network across 99 villages in 14 provinces, with the introduction of commercial, affordable high-speed internet service planned by year-end.

    In each village, a WiFi hotspot will enable internet access free of charge.

  • Fri
    Feb
    10
    2017
    US: New options offered to the taxpaying Iowa public

    As the March 2017 property tax payment cycle draws near, Peggy VandenBerg, Monroe County Treasurer and Chairperson of the Iowa County Treasurer’s E-Government Alliance Board (ICTEA) would like to pass along some new enhancements to the www.iowatreasurers.org website.

    ICTEA is a non-profit organization that includes 88 Iowa Counties, whose mission is to offer a user friendly website that benefits Iowa citizens. The www.iowatreasurers.org website is a multi-functional, state-of-the-art web application that uses the most advanced technology to allow users to research, view and pay property taxes, and vehicle registrations online. The site was developed and designed in a cooperative effort between ICTEA and GovTech Services. GovTech Services is a privately held, Clive, Ia., based software company specializing in payment processing, escrow processing, platform development for government and educational entities.

  • Fri
    Feb
    10
    2017
    GB: Making Tax Digital: What's It All About?

    'Making Tax Digital' is a government programme to make tax declarations easier for people and businesses - will it work?

    About 12 years ago I visited Sweden to speak at a conference of public sector IT leaders. On the walk through Gothenburg from my hotel to the conference centre, I remember being amazed by the parking meters that encouraged payment by mobile phone.

  • Fri
    Feb
    10
    2017
    E-Government in Pakistan: Prospects & Challenges

    E-government, also known as Electronic Government or Digital Government, is a process of providing services to government customers, employees and other governmental agencies electronically. E-government uses a wide range of networks and mobile computing to transform the government’s operations for better efficiency, in order to better facilitate its customers. Word “E-Government” was first introduced when the use of computer started in governance around the world.

  • Fri
    Feb
    10
    2017
    BW: Gov’t adopts portal to speed up service delivery

    In an effort to make all government services accessible to citizens, government has developed the e-government service oriented Enterprise Architecture (EA) and interoperability framework.

    An EA is described as a conceptual blueprint that defines the structure and operation of an organisation with the intent to determine how an organisation can most effectively achieve its current and future objectives.

  • Thu
    Feb
    09
    2017
    Where Are The EU Twitter Communities?

    Governments and politicians have attempted to exploit social media for their own ends. However, a study published in the International Journal of Electronic Governance reveals that governmental Twitter accounts across the European Union have almost totally failed.

    These accounts do not widely engage members of the public and have not created the “communities” their advocates desired in the quest to elicit public adoption of e-government.

  • Thu
    Feb
    09
    2017
    US: Connecticut: Hamden to go paperless for permit process

    It will soon be easier to obtain permits from several town departments.

    The Legislative Council recently approved an agreement to implement a new paperless permitting system in several town departments, including the Building Department and the Planning and Zoning Department — two departments that have struggled because of financial restraints to keep up with the demand for permits.

  • Thu
    Feb
    09
    2017
    IN: Focus on inclusion for digital revolution

    The Union Budget 2017-18 focuses on "TEC - transforming, energising and cleaning India". But the key to this is inclusion both, geographical and financial, in a cost efficient manner.

    The existing digital infrastructure of "Aadhaar and mobile" connected with bank accounts will push a digital revolution in India and bring in transparency in the financial systems and, thereby, improve both, governance and services to citizens. However, the key to this is telephone connectivity, broadband, enabling devices, cyber security and digital literacy. All the following find emphasis in the budget:

  • Wed
    Feb
    08
    2017
    IN: Database State to Surveillance State

    UID/Aadhaar-based surveillance does not end with the collection of fingerprints and iris scan, it goes quite beyond it and poses a lethal threat to the idea of India, says Gopal Krishna.

    While responding to a request for an urgent hearing in the matter of ‘biometric information’ based e-identity and 12-digit biometric unique identification (UID)/Aadhaar number-related projects, when the Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar-headed three judge bench asked, ‘Surveillance to what. Is it a big deal?’ the beneficial owners of the World Bank Group in general and the International Monetary Fund in particular must have patted their backs in satisfaction.

  • Wed
    Feb
    08
    2017
    IN: Maharashtra: Bharat still waiting to log in

    There is no internet connection. This message that pops up on a browser at the Mazgaon-Nandgaon village office’s single computer just about shows where things stand with Maharashtra’s attempt at e-governance in its gram panchayats.

    In village after village of the State’s Raigad district that BusinessLine recently visited, not a single panchayat office had a working internet connection.

  • Wed
    Feb
    08
    2017
    PK: Benefits of IT must reach under-served: IT minister

    Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman Tuesday said the government was aggressively perusing to ensure requisite environment to promote mobile apps to reach under-served across the country.

    Addressing “Pakistan Mobile App Awards 2016” ceremony organised by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), she said development of telecom sector was among top priorities and the sector has witnessed exponential growth in different areas.

  • Wed
    Feb
    08
    2017
    Budget 2017: Five reasons why Digital India won’t happen in a hurry

    While the initiatives to build a digital India are undoubtedly important, we cannot ignore the fact that India has a long way to go becoming digital

    Going by the slew of measures announced in the Union budget on Wednesday, such as targeting digital transformation while discouraging cash transactions, it’s easy to be lulled into believing that India is well on its way to becoming a digital powerhouse.

  • Tue
    Feb
    07
    2017
    Indian Government to create over 1000 Digital Villages in latest initiative to improve internet connectivity

    The Indian government has announced plans for a new initiative called ‘Digital village’ to provide free Wi-fi hotspots in over 1000 villages.

    Lack of availability of reliable, high-speed internet connections continues to be a primary challenge for developing nations in delivering e-governance services in rural and remote areas. Connectivity and digital literacy are also important obstacles, though not the only ones, in the Indian government’s ongoing push to a cashless economy.

  • Tue
    Feb
    07
    2017
    KH: Online vehicle registration and driving tests launched

    The Ministry of Public Works and Transport officially launched a pair of new websites yesterday that will allow Cambodians to register their vehicles as well as take the written portion of their driver’s exam online.

    The new system was touted as a way to speed up the process as well as eliminate potential graft.

  • Mon
    Feb
    06
    2017
    ZA: EOH expands e-government solutions footprint

    EOH expects growth from its e-government solutions portfolio, with a number of new investments in this area in the Middle East, as well as continued focus on the South African market.

    The technology and knowledge services provider highlighted its expansion in the e-government market through a SENS statement on Friday, saying it believes the pipeline for its solutions is strong.

  • Mon
    Feb
    06
    2017
    AZ: ASAN Pay extends variety of services

    Azerbaijan’s Innovations Centre will soon present new services, which will be available at ASAN Ödəniş (ASAN Pay) multifunctional mobile application.

    A source in the center told Trend that the application will allow to pay fees, state duties, communal public services and others.

  • Mon
    Feb
    06
    2017
    US: 5 Government Technologies Poised for Outsourcing in 2017 (Industry Perspective)

    Outsourcing has its share of positives and negatives, but it can provide a cost-saving avenue for IT organizations.

    As state and local government IT budgets get smaller and responsibilities grow, that’s also causing agency technology portfolios to shrink. For many agencies, that means possibly shifting the balance of your IT budgeting away from operations and maintenance toward a bit more innovation. Maintaining your technology portfolios while working on technology innovation will require some assistance — namely, outsourcing.

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