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  • Wed
    Jan
    17
    2018
    IN: Rajasthan to digitise all historical records; 10k pages a day

    With an aim to protect old and fragile documents, the Rajasthan government is digitising 10,000 pages daily to preserve administrative and historical records of Rajputana's princely states.

    The move will further boost the state government's effort to use technology to improve the lives of people. These initiatives include a dedicated startup policy and various e-governance measures.

    The online records will help research scholars, administrative departments of state government, judiciary and general public.

  • Wed
    Jan
    17
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: Bengaluru: Soon, you can save vehicle documents in Digilocker

    You can soon show a digital version of your driving licence, vehicle registration and Pollution Under Control certificate when stopped by traffic police officials. The Transport Department is preparing to issue a notification allowing the use of the ‘Digilocker’, a Union government initiative to provide an online space for document storage.

    Currently, users can sign up for a Digilocker account and get certified copies of their documents stored in the locker. In most cases, the documents will be sent to the locker directly by the issuer. In other cases, the user can upload and e-sign documents like marksheets or driving licences. However, due to lack of awareness about the facility, not many police officials accept digitally stored licenses as valid documents.

  • Wed
    Jan
    17
    2018
    NG: ‘Why PPP initiative is difficult to achieve in ICT sector’

    The potential for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is enormous. However, there are some challenges that are peculiar to the sector that need to be addressed if PPP will deliver the expected benefits.

    The Federal Ministry of Communications (FMoC), which highlighted these challenges in a document on how it plans to fund some of its projects, especially as itemised in the ICT Roadmap 2017 to 2020, listed some of these challenges.

  • Tue
    Jan
    16
    2018
    PK: Govt to implement Right to Information law in Azad Jammu and Kashmir

    Secretary Midhat announces Journalism, Mass Communication Department in any AJK university

    The Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) government has announced that the Right to Information law would also be implemented in the state as it has been enforced in other provinces of Pakistan.

    Talking to journalists here, AJK Information and Tourism Secretary Midhat Shahzad said that she believes in access to information to promote the healthy journalism in the society and make all departments accountable.

  • Tue
    Jan
    16
    2018
    US: Broadband as essential infrastructure

    According to a recent Brookings Institute Metro Policy Paper, in less than two decades broadband access has become one of the foundations of the American economy, joining clean water, waste management and energy as essential infrastructure.

    In California, the General Planning process provides guidance on how communities should plan for and implement essential infrastructure. The Governor's Office of Planning and Research published General Planning Guidance, August 2017, outlining critical planning elements for land use, housing, circulation, and conservation, with recommended elements for safety, air quality, and environmental justice.

  • Tue
    Jan
    16
    2018
    AG: Prime Minister Mitchell endorses 21st Century Government

    Prime Minister Dr. The Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell will deliver the feature address at the 21st Century Government Summit on 16th January 2018 at the St. James Club, Antigua and Barbuda.

    This Summit, organised by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) is the first activity of a programme for transforming the Caribbean public service, called 21st Century Government. Such governments will be characterised by citizen-centric, seamless, open, interactive and efficient processes and will make effective use of information and communication technologies to deliver services to its citizens, internal and external clients.

  • Mon
    Jan
    15
    2018
    US: Smart Procurement for Smart Cities

    Building out digital infrastructure raises a host of complex questions, from avoiding obsolescence to sorting through funding options.

    City officials face difficult challenges as they begin to weave a digital fabric through their streets and buildings. Not only do they need to confront questions of what pieces of infrastructure belong to that fabric -- whether street lights, broadband kiosks, parking meters or other fixtures -- but they must also consider compounding complexities such as the role of the private sector, liability issues and equity for underserved communities.

  • Mon
    Jan
    15
    2018
    IN: Kerala: State governments hire laid-off IT talent to head projects

    "I worked in IT for almost 15 years but opportunities were coming to a close and there was no growth for me anymore. That same time, the ministry of electronics and information technology approached me to head tourism in Kerala and it was my chance to give back to the society," said Muralidharan, who earlier worked with TCS at various locations.

    Muralidharan is not alone. Almost thousands have been hired by various state governments to head projects, including Kerala, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. These governments have been looking to hire the right IT talent through different channels on a contractual basis.

  • Mon
    Jan
    15
    2018
    BH: CSB launches updated smartphone apps

    The Civil Service Bureau(CSB) said it has launched a new update for its smartphones application "Government Employee" which provides more electronic services to employees of government entities as well as those interested in following up developments of civil service law and regulations.

    The application was launched in cooperation with the Information and Informatics and eGovernment Authority and includes a new package of services required by the employee in the Governmnt sector.

  • Mon
    Jan
    15
    2018
    Azerbaijani domain zone grows by 18 percent

    Internet technologies are developing with great speed in the world and this is also observed in today’s Azerbaijan. The number of websites, both of business and non-profit purposes, is increasing in the country.

    As many as 28,986 Internet resources are registered in the national domain zone “.az”, the WHOIS resource informs. By the end of 2017, the growth in the number of registered Internet resources in the “.az” domain zone amounted to 18 percent.

  • Mon
    Jan
    15
    2018
    Saudi CITC tells operators to ensure provision of roaming services and network access in remote areas

    Saudi Arabia ICT Minister Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha has directed all mobile service providers to ensure the availability of local roaming services and network sharing in remote areas, Arab News reported. Al-Sawaha issued the directive based on public feedback after his inspection visit to communities in the Hejer region and various governorates in the country.

    The minister is also the chairman of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), which said that mobile service providers in remote areas must provide local roaming service within a maximum period of 60 days, to enable users to get reception in villages, irrespective of the service provider. They are also required to provide quality service to these areas, in addition to continuity of service and easy access to all basic telecommunications and Internet services.

  • Mon
    Jan
    15
    2018
    Vietnam’s administrative reform achievements in 2017

    Vietnam’s determination to build an enabling and action-oriented government to serve people and enterprises was reflected in its 2017 administrative reforms.

    This has helped the government earn the trust of its people, businesses, and investors.

    Vietnam recorded many encouraging results in administrative reform this year, with thousands of procedures eliminated or simplified to accord with international regulations.

  • Sun
    Jan
    14
    2018
    Telemedicine and M-Health Convergence: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

    Clinical telemedicine services converge with m-health systems of engagement to lower cost of care and improve quality of care. Tele-medicine and M-Health Market Convergence driving forces relate to an overall trend toward ordinary people taking more responsibility for their own health. This trend has been more prevalent for women in the past 100 years than for men because women used to die very young and they had to learn how to keep themselves healthy. Women have been able to reverse this trend of dying young and to live longer than men in the past 40 years, illustrating that paying attention to health is important.

  • Sun
    Jan
    14
    2018
    IN: IL&FS provides world class IT solutions for efficient citizen service delivery: CEO Durga Prasad

    IL&FS Technologies Limited (ITL) has been a global technology leader with more than a decade of experience in providing world class IT solutions for efficient citizen service delivery and smart governance. Part of India’s largest conglomerates and among the most diversified groups; ITL is touching lives of millions of families in India and abroad, says Durga Prasad, Chief Executive Officer, IL&FS Technologies Pvt Ltd.

    Headquartered in Gurgaon, ITL has delivered successful IT solutions in India, South East Asia and SAARC nations. The organization has a distinct position in the industry as it delivers global solutions with a local flavour through flexible business models such as PPP, BOOT, BOO etc. The company has gained leadership position in E-Governance, Land Governance, and ERP before venturing into newer avenues namely – Analytics, Data Sciences and Smart Infrastructure.

  • Sun
    Jan
    14
    2018
    ZM: UTH medical records earmarked to enter digital era

    The newly introduced patients’ electronic health record system at Zambia’s highest medical facility, the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has come as a great relief to both patients and medical staff.

    For Charity Chileya, a resident of Lusaka’s Kamwala township accessing medical care from the facility was a nightmare.

  • Sun
    Jan
    14
    2018
    Indian Railways to equip all 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi

    New Delhi: All railway stations, nearly 8,500 across the country, including those in rural and remote areas, will be equipped with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore.

    As part of the government's ambitious Digital India initiative, the national transporter has currently commissioned Wi-Fi services at 216 major stations enabling about seven million rail passengers to log on to the free Internet facility.

  • Sat
    Jan
    13
    2018
    IN: Telangana govt to issue Aadhaar at birth

    GHMC proposed the project where Aadhaar numbers will be issued to newborn babies along with birth certificates.

    Telangana stands tall among all States after Aadhaar enrollment of its population of about 3.82 crore and secured a place among the top three States. To ensure that people need not visit Aadhaar enrollment centres for new Aadhaar numbers, the Telangana government is now toying with the idea of issuing Aadhaar numbers to newborns at hospitals itself along with birth certificate.

  • Sat
    Jan
    13
    2018
    IE: Fingal: Digital library service receive top-level praise

    Digital library services operating across branches in Fingal have come in for praise from the highest level.

    Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, Patrick O'Donovan, TD, visited Fingal County Council's Blanchardstown Library to witness the progress being made.

  • Sat
    Jan
    13
    2018
    SA: Saudi Telecom and IT minister directs mobile service providers to ensure roaming services, network in remote areas

    Minister of Telecommunications and IT Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha has directed all mobile service providers to ensure the availability of local roaming services and network sharing in remote areas.

    Al-Sawaha issued the directive based on citizens’ requests after his inspection visit to communities in the Hejer region and various governorates across the Kingdom.

  • Sat
    Jan
    13
    2018
    IN: Maharashtra: Pune: Pimpri Chinchwad: Smart City plan implementation to take off soon

    The Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City Limited (PCSCL) board of directors has asked to streamline development works in the city.

    These include Wi-Fi, improvement of public transport, streetscape design, urban design, landscape design, environmental services, solid waste management, e-governance, security and surveillance.

  • Sat
    Jan
    13
    2018
    IN: E-tendering lands first prize for West Bengal, Mamata lauds Finance, IT depts

    Bengal government has bagged the first prize from the Centre for implementing the e-tendering process.

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made the announcement on Friday. She said: "Yesterday the Bengal government was awarded with the first prize for ensuring e-tendering. The state government has become the best in the country by ensuring e-tendering of 53,000 projects worth Rs 36,000 crore and the Ministry of Finance has given the award."

  • Fri
    Jan
    12
    2018
    KZ: Uzbekistan to apply Kazakh public service development experience

    Uzbekistan intends to adopt Kazakhstan’s experience in developing public services, Kazakhstan’s Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption reported Dec. 22.

    State Services Department Director Adilbek Mukashev met with representatives of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Justice, and presented one-stop-shop centres and the e-government system, where the Kazakh side presented its experience in assessing, controlling and publicly monitoring the quality of public services.

  • Fri
    Jan
    12
    2018
    How well are governments preparing for the AI revolution?

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is moving us forward in ways not yet even imagined, but some simple truths seem to be coming to light. First, AI is here to stay. Second, it will replace humans in some jobs and will likely impact the management of our facilities. Third, efforts for its development continue despite warnings that it could create a machine uprising.

    And finally, when it comes to regulating this emerging technology, the Oxford Insights' Government AI Readiness Index shows that the United Kingdom ranks first globally, thanks to its "world-leading centers for AI research and strong technology industry."

  • Fri
    Jan
    12
    2018
    E-government promotes empowerment and inclusion in society

    Electronic government (or e-government) is the application of information and communication technology (ICT) to government functions and procedures with the purpose of increasing efficiency, transparency and citizen participation.

    Basically, implementation of e-government would save money and time. Most significantly it could empower governments as well as citizens by increased inclusion and also participation as they can benefit from better access to information and services, and open up more opportunities for their voices to be heard by decision makers.

  • Fri
    Jan
    12
    2018
    2018: Broadband, policy, investment top ATCON’s agenda list for Nigeria’s ICT

    The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has highlighted key areas to focus on in 2018 in other to make the country’s telecoms and Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector a better one. The association has primed broadband, policy need and the need to attract more investment as key among other areas that should be given serious attention by both public and private players in the sector.

  • Thu
    Jan
    11
    2018
    US: Government Websites Need More than a Facelift

    Technology use in government is on the rise, but a lot of tech isn't being implemented to its full capacity. Often, governments invest in changes that offer aesthetic improvements but lack the fully integrated back-end connectivity to be truly transformative.

    It’s an exciting time for gov tech. We’re past simply making paper forms available online and are approaching a world where connected systems improve life for residents and government employees alike.

  • Thu
    Jan
    11
    2018
    Swedish government assigns electronic medical service tasks to e-health agency

    The Swedish Government Offices said that the national e-Health Agency will focus in 2018 on carrying out the electronic health vision agreed upon by central government and local authorities and region association SKL. The agency will report on its assignment by 31 October 2018 to the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.

    The agency is to complete work on structuring medicines information for registration on the national list. This will be carried out in conjunction with the National Board of Health and Welfare, the Medical Products Agency and SKL and reported to the ministry by 15 December.

  • Thu
    Jan
    11
    2018
    IN: NITI Aayog To Explore Blockchain, AI For Key Sectors Like Education, Health

    NITI Aayog Is Working Towards Adoption Of AI And Blockchain In The Areas Of Governance

    NITI Aayog, the government’s premier policy-making body, is exploring the use of blockchain and AI technologies in areas such as education, health, and agriculture. Having completed three years since its formation, the NITI Aayog is now working towards the adoption of AI and Blockchain in the areas of governance as it believes that such technologies will result in significant benefits if deployed in these areas among others.

  • Thu
    Jan
    11
    2018
    US: The State of Data Innovation

    The top five states for data innovation identified by the Center for Data Innovation are Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, California and Delaware.

    The Center for Data Innovation (CDI) think tank recently published an 85-page report, "The Best States for Data Innovation." Though Washington D.C. is the home base for CDI, it is not counted among the 50 states and so was not ranked. The top five states for data innovation are identified as Massachusetts, Washington, Maryland, California and Delaware.

  • Thu
    Jan
    11
    2018
    PK: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: E-government to be pilot tested in Mardan before KP launch

    The District Administration Mardan is set to start digital facilitation to the public on roads and streets through the E-Government system.

    While appreciating the efforts of District Administration Mardan for installing the E-Government Practically, the Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Azam Khan has instructed the Deputy Commissioner Mardan to fully concentrate upon the project to be the most updated and complete in all aspects so that the same would be replicated for implementation in all other districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  • Wed
    Jan
    10
    2018
    AG: Summit and symposium on 21st Century Government

    Government systems and processes that may have worked well before the digital revolution at the end of the 20th century, have now failed the tests of cost and time efficiency, productivity, transparency and competitiveness.

    The revolution in information and communication technologies (ICT) has provided an opportunity for governments to discard anachronistic operational methods in favor of modern technological solutions which enable seamless, integrated and streamlined access to information across the public sector. This is the vision of the 21st Century Government Programme.

  • Wed
    Jan
    10
    2018
    Regierung von Ghana beginnt Ausgabe sofortiger elektronischer ID mit Entrust Datacard

    Entrust Datacard arbeitet mit Identity Management Systems (eine Tochtergesellschaft der Margins Group) zusammen, um die erste landesweite sofortige Ausgabe in Westafrika zu liefern

    Entrust Datacard, ein führender Anbieter von vertrauenswürdigen Identitäts- und sicheren Transaktionstechnologie-Lösungen, gibt heute bekannt, dass seine Technologie von der Regierung von Ghana verwendet werden wird – über eine Partnerschaft mit Identity Management Systems (IMS), eine Tochtergesellschaft der Margins Group –, um nationale Identitätskarten sofort an ghanaische Bürger auszugeben.

  • Tue
    Jan
    09
    2018
    AE: TRA completes testing of IPv6 on FedNet

    It provides greater flexibility in availing internet resources to meet growing demand

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE has completed the tests of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on the Federal Network (FedNet), it said in a statement on Tuesday.

    It conducted all internal assessments and practical tests to ensure the readiness of FedNet in terms of hardware and software requirements. The tests were conducted in cooperation with the UAE accredited service providers — etisalat and du.

  • Tue
    Jan
    09
    2018
    IN: TN rolls out e-Governance policy

    Tamil Nadu Government today launched an e-governance policy that would enable public, government and commercial establishments get all it's services through digital mode.

    "The policy aims to provide all government services through digital mode and also through common service centres and mobile applications under the Government's Vision 2023 plan," an official release said.

  • Mon
    Jan
    08
    2018
    ZM: Let technology drive 2018

    One factor that will be key in determining whether or not 2018 will be a collective success for Zambians is technology.

    The pace at which technology is embraced in all spheres will either take Zambia onto a speedy track of development and improved standards of living or down a path of backwardness.

    The year 2017 has closed with a perfect example of benefits of embracing technology. This has been evidenced at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), which has introduced an electronic health record system.

  • Mon
    Jan
    08
    2018
    NP: ‘Singha Durbar’ mobile application launched

    Search for Common Ground-Nepal launched the country’s first governance mobile application, Singha Durbar, at the Next Growth Conclave 2017. The application aims to educate, aware, and inform the public on critical and important laws and policies on governance, a finger-tip version on federal structure, mobile readable version of Nepal’s constitution, and information on access to justice and legal services.

    The application also includes a media player, where mobile users can watch the critically acclaimed Singha Durbar TV series, listen to ‘Gaun Gaun Ma Singha Durbar’ (Singha Durbar in Every Village), and Maithali language radio show ‘Sangor’ (Coming Together).

  • Mon
    Jan
    08
    2018
    IN: Kerala government links attendance and leave accounts of employees to central system

    The biometric system had been made mandatory for the employees working at the Secretariat a year ago, but wasn’t effectively implemented.

    Sterner measures are in store for the employees of the Secretariat in Kerala, as with the New Year, the government has modernized their attendance system in order to bring in efficiency.

  • Sun
    Jan
    07
    2018
    VM: Greater efforts to build a facilitating government

    Cabinet members have been resolute in building a facilitating government this year and their efforts have resulted in socio-economic achievements, a better investment environment, a more streamlined administrative reform, and a GDP growth rate of 6.81%.

    Building a facilitating government reflects the Party’s continued efforts in the last 30 years to boost the national growth and prosperity.

    Government leaders have repeatedly mentioned “facilitating government” as a motto of action in meetings throughout 2017. These efforts have paid off.

  • Sun
    Jan
    07
    2018
    IN: Odisha police to go digital from New Year

    The Odisha police is all set to go digital from January 1, 2018 with computerisation of police station work under the Criminal Tracking and Networking System (CCTNS), a top police officer said. The project is being implemented under the national e-governance initiative at a cost of Rs 61 crore, the officer said.

    Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) R P Sharma, after reviewing the status of the CCTNS project, said out of 612 police stations across the state, 589 police stations have been equipped with the necessary hardware and software for successful implementation of the project. "Nearly six to seven manual registers at police station levels will be abolished from January 1, 2018 and all the records will be maintained online to avoid duplicity of works," Sharma said. Stating that CCTNS is like core banking, Sharma said all police stations will have to work online while registering cases, station diaries, case diaries and charge sheets. He said the investigating officers will also be able to use laptops, tabs and smart phones for accessing the database and generating reports easily. Sharma also said maintenance of manual registers, including entry of station diaries, will also go online in various police stations across the state from January 2018.

  • Sun
    Jan
    07
    2018
    IN: Meghalaya shows the way on social audit. Other states must follow

    Social audits are increasingly becoming critical these days because the accountability and transparency mechanism of India’s local government structure has not kept pace with the increasing responsibilities and flow of funds that are delegated to local governments.

    When it comes to governance innovations, India’s northeast is not known to be a market leader; in fact, the region is more often in news for the opposite: governance deficit. Recently, however, Meghalaya did something extraordinary that is worth emulating by other states: It became the first state in the country to operationalise a law, The Meghalaya Community Participation and Public Services Social Audit Act, 2017, which makes social audit of State-run schemes mandatory. What makes the state a trailblazer is this: Unlike other states that have implemented the provisions of social audit only in certain schemes such as MGNREGA (the government’s flagship rural job guarantee scheme), the Northeastern state has come up with a comprehensive law that covers almost all development projects.

  • Sat
    Jan
    06
    2018
    IN: Kollam: Students to make village e-literate

    As many as 50 persons from the group will be selected as the target group leaders to lead the campaign.

    The students of Mar Baselious college at Anchal are on a mission to make an entire village e-literate. They will implement the programme in two wards in their panchayat as a pilot project through which digital literacy will be given to the entire people in association with the Kerala state council for science technology and environment (KSCSTE).

  • Sat
    Jan
    06
    2018
    IN: Digital campaign on IT initiatives in Kerala

    The campaigns will be carried out with the support of the local bodies as well as district e-governance societies.

    The state government will soon roll out a digital empowerment campaign to create awareness about its various digital initiatives at the grassroots level with the help of Akshaya centres, Kudumbasree volunteers, Student Police Cadets, NCC cadets and National Service Scheme volunteers.

  • Sat
    Jan
    06
    2018
    TH: E-governance making progress

    Within the next five years, more than 80 per cent of government offices will use e-documents for identification in the country.

    The government will also set up a Big Data, Data Centre, and Analytics Centre to support the Thailand 4.0 vision.

    Sak Segkhoonthod, president of the Electronic Government Agency (EGA), said that the five-year Digital Government project started in 2016 and ends in 2021.

  • Sat
    Jan
    06
    2018
    Close Cuba this year with advances in computerization of society

    The adoption and implementation of a policy for the computerization of the Cuban society marked the life of the country in the past year, assured in this capital vice-titular Wilfredo González, of the Ministry of Communications (MINCOM).

    In dialog with the Cubahoy portal of the social network Youtube, the deputy minister reiterated that there is no limitation from the political point of view for the access of Cubans to the Internet, and if a country will continue to move forward in this process.

  • Fri
    Jan
    05
    2018
    The big data and AI projects China is pinning its global tech ambitions on

    The country’s top planning agency is backing 56 projects to help turn the nation into a tech powerhouse

    A top Chinese drone manufacturer and a police-backed facial ­recognition firm are among dozens of companies set to ­receive state subsidies as China seeks to become a global powerhouse in internet technology, big data and artificial intelligence.

  • Fri
    Jan
    05
    2018
    IN: Manipur: With PRAGATI, PMO monitors 30 projects in State

    Set up to enhance e-governance under the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately after assuming office, the Pro-Active Governance and Time Implementation (PRAGATI) platform has been instrumental in monitoring 30 different development projects being implemented in the State directly from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

    However, a source informed that updates on progress of centrally sponsored schemes by the State Government in Manipur are rather slow.

  • Fri
    Jan
    05
    2018
    NG: APGA will introduce e-governance in council areas — Ughwanogho

    The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA will introduce e-government in local government areas it wins in the forthcoming election, a leader of the party in the state, Dr. Ovie Ughwanogho has said.

    Ughwanogho who spoke in an interview said he was optimistic that his party would make good outing in Ethiope East and Ughelli North.

  • Fri
    Jan
    05
    2018
    IN: Odisha Police to enable IOs use Laptops, Smartphones for probe: DGP

    Odisha Police has decided to scale up computerization of police stations under the Crime Criminal Tracking and Networking System (CCTNS) project. The project is being implemented under the national e-governance initiative at a cost of Rs 61 crores, informed by DGP R.P. Sharma today.

    “We are now shifting from intranet to internet. Especially in those areas where connectivity is a problem, we will go for internet with all security features so that security doesn’t become a problem,” Sharma said.

  • Thu
    Jan
    04
    2018
    IN: Tamil Nadu: To police transparency, recruitment goes online

    Their posts may not be quite as high and mighty as those IPS officers aspire to, but grade-II police constables, grade-II jail warders and firemen will soon be firmly within the clasp of the state's ongoing embrace of e-governance: They will have to register online for appointment by the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board.

    Senior police officers said the move to take TNUSRB online - with an internet registration process for aspirants to begin with - is a first step toward making the recruitment system more transparent.

  • Thu
    Jan
    04
    2018
    NP: First governance mobile app launched

    Search for Common Ground, Nepal’s first governance mobile application was launched at Singha Durbar amid the Next Growth Conclave 2017 on Wednesday.

    The application aims to educate, aware, and inform the public on critical and important laws and policies on governance, a finger-tip version on federal structure, mobile readable version of Nepal's constitution, and information on access to justice and legal services.

  • Thu
    Jan
    04
    2018
    Theoretical Discussion: Relationship between E-government and Corruption

    E-government refers to the use by government agencies of information technologies 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 [1].

    E-government is more about government the process of reform and resulting benefits than about the technology. The resulting benefits can include: increased efficiency in governments’ functions; greater trust between government and citizens from increased transparency; empowerment of citizens through access to information; and contributions to overall economic growth etc. on the other hand, corruption as the misuse of public power, office or authority for private benefit through bribery, extortion, influence peddling, nepotism, fraud, speed money or embezzlement. Corruption is principally a governance issue, a failure of institutions and a lack of capacity to manage society by means of a framework of social, judicial, political and economic checks and balances [2].

  • Thu
    Jan
    04
    2018
    Smart city development launches in major Kazakh cities to improve infrastructure, increase urban attractiveness

    Smart city technologies are being introduced in the country’s five largest cities – Aktobe, Almaty, Astana, Karaganda and Shymkent – as part of the Digital Kazakhstan programme, said Minister of Information and Communications Dauren Abayev at a Dec. 26 government meeting.

    The concept is designed to improve the efficiency of all city services, as people and their needs lie at the heart of its mission. Comfort, safety, efficiency and environmental friendliness are the key characteristics of smart cities.

  • Wed
    Jan
    03
    2018
    Digital economy on the move in Thailand

    The value of Thailand’s digital economy has swelled by 20 per cent this year to Bt2.5 trillion, accounting for 17 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), with even faster growth pencilled in for next year by a leading forecaster.

    The Centre for Economic and Business Forecasting of University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) expects the information technology-related economy will expand 25 per cent next year to Bt3.2 trillion next year, making up 19 per cent of GDP. The centre’s projection is based on an assumed national economic growth of more than four per cent.

  • Wed
    Jan
    03
    2018
    53 per cent Nigerians are yet to have internet access – Huawei

    Technology solutions provider, Huawei disclosed recently that 53 per cent of Nigerians are yet to have access to the Internet.

    Managing director, Huawei Nigeria, Mr. Frank Li, stated this during a media conference organised by the company in Lagos.

  • Wed
    Jan
    03
    2018
    EU: 2 more agreements on digital field concluded under Estonian presidency of EU

    Two more agreements on the digital domain were concluded within the framework of the Estonian presidency of the Council of the European Union last week.

    During a meeting of envoys in Brussels, the presidency was unanimously authorized to continue developing the principles necessary for the free movement of non-personalized data, spokespeople for the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications said on Wednesday.

  • Tue
    Jan
    02
    2018
    IN: Jitendra launches ‘Employee Portal’ to mark Good Governance Day

    n the occasion of the Good Governance Day, coinciding with the birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, launched here on Monday, the first-ever, Government of India’s “Employee Portal” developed by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

    Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra said, the Employee Portal, launched as a part of Electronic Human Resources Management System, is an extension of a series of hi-tech employee-friendly initiatives which began with the launch of the first-ever e-Service Book which was launched on the 30th of March this year. As a part of five big modules envisaging e-Service Book, Personnel Information System, Leave related website, computerized LTC Application, loan / advances computerized service, tour application etc , today’s launch is also a befitting year-ender gift for employees across the country, he added.

  • Tue
    Jan
    02
    2018
    IN: Haryana to digitise 380 citizen services under one platform

    With a view to give “Digital Haryana” a decisive push, the chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday launched six more e-services bringing as many as 100 citizen-centric services pertaining to 12 departments on a single platform.

    To lend greater meaning to good governance, this platform will play host to 380 services pertaining to 30 departments through a digital medium by April 14, 2018.

  • Tue
    Jan
    02
    2018
    IN: High-Speed Broadband Internet Service Launched in JK

    People living in Jammu, Srinagar, Ladakh, and Katra would be able to avail the benefits of the high-speed broadband internet service.

    Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today launched a high-speed broadband internet service in the state as part of initiatives under the Digital India programme of the Central government. People living in Jammu, Srinagar, Ladakh, and Katra would be able to avail the benefits of the service. During the launch, Singh said: "By improving digital connectivity and improving digital literacy in the country, we will be able to promote inclusive growth that covers electronic services, products, devices and job opportunities."

  • Mon
    Jan
    01
    2018
    IN: Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram: e-health all set to be rolled out at MCH

    Project being piloted in 13 institutions in the district

    A major transformation in healthcare delivery in the State’s public sector hospitals is awaited as e-health is all set to be rolled out at the Government Medical College Hospital (MCH), Thiruvananthapuram.

    This is the last leg of the pilot phase of e-health, the Health department’s ambitious ₹96-crore mega project for developing an electronic demographic data base and electronic health records (EHRs) of the population, alongside end-to-end automation of all government hospitals.

  • Mon
    Jan
    01
    2018
    IN: Chhattisgarh’s tryst with digitisation

    Chhattisgarh’s Department of Industries and Finance today offers its all services online including payment of monthly bills. Even the land allotment system is online, says Dr Kamal Preet Singh, Secretary, Department of Industries and Finance, Government of Chhattisgarh, in conversation with Susmriti Sahu of Elets News Network (ENN).

    How Chhattisgarh government is bringing the big change? What are the focus areas? We are focussing on infrastructural development, social welfare and health sector in particular. We are utilising State’s money in various Central Government housing schemes as well. Our focus is to provide housing for all in the State.

  • Mon
    Jan
    01
    2018
    KW: e-Residence renewal eyed - Fees raised to mitigate deficit

    The Director- General of the General Department for Residence Affairs, Major-General Talal Marafie said the most important reason why the Ministry of Interior increased fees for services is the deficit in the state budget, reports Al-Qabas daily.

    Marafie added the real cost of services provided by the department over more than 40 years are not commensurate with current charges most of which are regulatory, such as visits and temporary residence permits. He went on to say we are not against expatriates.

  • Sun
    Dec
    31
    2017
    IN: Haryana set up GIS Cell at Public Health Engineering Dept head office

    Giving a boost to the e-governance initiative under the Digital India Programme of the Central Government, the Haryana Government has set up a GIS Cell in the head office of the Public Health Engineering Department with technical support from the Haryana Space Application Centre (HARSAC).

    Stating this here on Sunday, an official spokesman said the department had developed various government-to-citizen e-modules.

  • Sun
    Dec
    31
    2017
    QIB the first bank in Qatar to implement Face ID for mobile app

    Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), has introduced facial recognition capabilities, Face ID, in its iOS and Android Mobile App, making it the first Bank in Qatar to allow the facial recognition technology feature on all smartphone devices.

    Instead of customers logging into their accounts with their username and password each time they open the QIB Mobile App, they can now use their Face ID to login in a simple and secured manner.

  • Sun
    Dec
    31
    2017
    AE: Dubai Health Authority launches "24-7 Population Health Management" Programme

    Launch of pilot partnership between DHA, Etisalat and Mobile Doctors 24-7

    Dubai Healthcare Authority, DHA, has placed itself firmly at the forefront of the global transformation of Telemedicine to a one of a kind "24-7 Population Health Management" Programme with the launch of a pilot partnership between DHA, UAE-telecom provider Etisalat and Mobile Doctors 24-7.

  • Sun
    Dec
    31
    2017
    IN: Nashik—The Next ‘Smart’ Destination of Maharashtra

    There are plans to develop riverfront on the lines of Sabarmati Riverfront Development in Gujarat. Nashik is known for its religious places and the Goda project will certainly add value to the tourism sector in the city, says Prakash Thavil, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nashik Municipal Smart City Development Corporation Limited (NMSCDCL), in conversation with Harshal Desai of Elets News Network (ENN).

  • Sat
    Dec
    30
    2017
    US: Thompson introduces telemedicine bill

    The number of veterans who have access to telemedicine could dramatically increase thanks to a bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township.

    The Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act allows licensed health care professionals of the Department of Veterans Affairs to use telemedicine across state lines.

  • Sat
    Dec
    30
    2017
    Enough with EU's empty words on 5G

    European telecom ministers agreed earlier this month on a joint roadmap for the development of 5G networks.

    Although the Council is eager to frame it as a detailed action plan, it really represents a missed opportunity, as it is essentially a roadmap without any recognition of what is truly necessary to follow through - namely, a coordinated and harmonised rolling out of key spectrum bands across Europe, along with long term commitments to investment certainty.

  • Sat
    Dec
    30
    2017
    ZM: Gotcha! Govt to deploy new system that intersects all payments

    If you have been driving around with an unpaid traffic bill, you may soon find yourself without water and electricity… until that little matter in the glove compartment is attended to.

    A new system that intersects all payments that government intends to deploy soon could stop people with unpaid traffic charges from paying for utility bills.

    The intersecting payment system will be rolled out through the e-governance programme to promote effectiveness and accountability.

  • Sat
    Dec
    30
    2017
    IN: Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram: Smart city (with box story on AMRUT)

    A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Smart City Special Purpose Vehicle held on Friday selected the technical committee for the scrutiny of the bids submitted by various management consultancies, for the implementation of the city Corporation’s Smart City project. The committee consists of Smart City CEO M. Beena, Finance Expenditure Secretary Sharmila Mary Joseph, Secretary of Urban Affairs B.Ashok, Chief Town Planner K.Ramanan and city Corporation Secretary L.S.Deepa.

  • Sat
    Dec
    30
    2017
    IR: Smart Techs, IoT Help Tackle Tehran Urban Problems

    Smart technologies, the application of Internet of Things and moves to establish smart cities can help combat major urban problems, including the suffocating air pollution and agonizing traffic congestions, the head of Tehran Municipality's Information and Communications Technology Department said.

    Mohammad Farjoud added that modern technologies can be harnessed for tackling these and many other problems afflicting megacities like Tehran, TM’s website reported.

  • Fri
    Dec
    29
    2017
    IN: Assam continues partnership with Microsoft for better e-governance

    Microsoft India will continue to partner Assam to enable better e-governance services in the state, the tech giant has said.

    The company was the first global public cloud service provider to be accredited by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY), it said in a release.

    Microsoft technologies currently power several core e-governance and critical projects in Assam, the release said.

  • Fri
    Dec
    29
    2017
    These IoT companies are helping Indian cities become smart

    Internet of Things (IoT) is a platform on which devices are connected to each other using the internet, with the help of built-in sophisticated chips, sensors, and a unique identification code. These smart devices have the ability to sense, communicate, and transmit valuable data to any place, at any time. For instance, a smartwatch like Fitbit can monitor heart rate, steps, calories burnt, etc.

    In short, IoT helps monitor, control, and manage applications on a network by means of the internet. For example, a cardiac app can monitor heart rhythms of a person and give early warning of any dangers to hospitals on a 24x7 basis. Even home appliances can be remotely controlled by users by means of apps on their smartphones.

  • Thu
    Dec
    28
    2017
    Kuwait Government bans cryptocurrency trading

    Kuwait has banned financial institutions from cryptocurrency as it refused to acknowledge or recognize bitcoin as legitimate currency.

    According to reports in the local media, Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Kuwait have asked banking sector and companies under its regulatory purview not to go ahead with any sort of transactions or trading in bitcoin. This is surprising as neither of the two regulatory bodies have any authority over punishing trade – presumably among everyday adopters and retail investors – since they do not recognize the cryptocurrency.

  • Thu
    Dec
    28
    2017
    IN: Meghalaya: Government distributes smart phones to students

    To realise the vision of transforming India into a digitally empowered society, the State government conducted a training programme on digital literacy through RIIT, Jowai and RIIT, Nongstoin for the women of the rural areas of the region as part of the Digital India programme.

    To encourage women to attend the programme, the government also distributed smart phones to students who had successfully passed their exams based on the training programme on December 19 at Don Bosco Youth Centre in the city.

  • Thu
    Dec
    28
    2017
    MyEG active, up 5.1% after tech firm buy

    E-government services provider My E.G. Services Bhd (MyEG) saw its share price go up by 11 sen or 5.1% in active trade this morning to RM2.27, after the company had announced it would be acquiring a 23.5% stake in tech firm Stampede Holdings Sdn Bhd for RM10.41 million.

    Stampede is a provider of a debt collection system called Volare that automates and standardises key collection process. It also owns Telefonix Sdn Bhd, a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecommunication service provider.

  • Thu
    Dec
    28
    2017
    ZW: ‘ICT set to drive economic recovery’

    Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT) says the information and communications technology (ICT) sector has potential to create 40 000 jobs as it is one of the fastest growing sectors.

    “While all the other sectors of Zimbabwe’s economy experience a period of extreme difficulties, the ICT sector presents a tremendous opportunity for economic growth. Without a doubt, ICT is a critical foundation upon which the Zimbabwean economic recovery will occur,” chairperson, Jacob Mutisi, said.

  • Wed
    Dec
    27
    2017
    IN: Governance 3.0-Satish Mugulavalli

    The last 25 years of India was about emerging as a powerful nation, opening up the economy and growing to be an information technology powerhouse. The Internet revolution became the catalyst for both economic and social development. The last 10 years of Internet was quickly followed by proliferation of smartphones delivering computing and connectivity to the masses in the country.

    The government began embracing technology with computerisation of several government departments. The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, oversaw the implementation of second generation of governance, popularly called “e-governance” and provided a roadmap to bring technology to improve the delivery of public services and simplify the process of accessing them.

  • Tue
    Dec
    26
    2017
    Thailand Government Spending (GovSpending) Initiative: A Digital Innovation for a Transparent Government and Citizen Empowerment

    Instead of waiting for the people to request the government procurement information, the initiative optimises and integrates reliable data from government agencies, performs data analytics and presents it in easy-to-understand formats including dashboards, maps and infographics via a single digital channel.

    As Thai citizens are obliged to pay direct and indirect taxes to the Thai government, we always ask ourselves, “How does the government spend my taxes for my or the country’s benefits”? or in short “Where do our taxes go”?

  • Tue
    Dec
    26
    2017
    Smart Government Market : Present Scenario and the Growth Prospects with Forecast 2025

    Smart government is an extension of e-government which applies information, communication, and operational technologies to all operational areas across multiple domains, process areas, and jurisdictions to generate sustainable public value. The smart government market is characterized by the presence of numerous well-established and highly competitive market entities/players. These players adopt various strategies like expansion, acquisition, partnership, collaboration, and technology to gain competitive advantage and defend their market share. The market is also characterized by growth in R&D activities in recent times. The global smart government market is expected to showcase impressive growth in the coming years.

  • Tue
    Dec
    26
    2017
    New Austrian government drafts priorities in digitisation, internet

    The new Austrian governing coalition of the OVP and FPO, under the leadership of Sebastian Kurz (OVP), is drafting ambitious plans for digitisation in its programme, reported Der Standard. It includes objectives for e-Government, broadband, 5G, internet supervision and blocking websites with malicious content.

    On the governmental portal oesterreich.gv.at, the new administration plans to provide a "digital offer for services of the state". Members of the public will be able to access authorities mainly online, using a digital identity. This digital ID will be voluntary and it will still be possible to deal with official matters offline. In future, ministries will write a digitisation report in which they summarise innovations in their field of expertise. In addition, the creation of its own digitisation agency is being considered. All online services from ministries will be coordinated.

  • Tue
    Dec
    26
    2017
    IN: Full I-T e-assessment from next year; CBDT forms committee

    The government is set to roll out a pan-India "faceless and nameless" e-assessment procedure for income tax payers from 2018 with the CBDT today constituting a high-level committee to prepare a quick roadmap for the implementation of this ambitious proposal.

    The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the policy- making body for the Income Tax Department, notified a nine- member committee--headed by a Principal Chief Commissioner rank officer -- and has set for it a deadline of February 28, 2018, for submitting its report.

  • Mon
    Dec
    25
    2017
    IN: IGNOU to enhance digital inclusion

    In order to enhance access to its learners, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has signed an MoU with the Common Service Center e-Governance Service India Ltd, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

    Regional Director Sindhu P Nair said the main objective of the new venture is to make online services of IGNOU accessible to learners in the rural and remote areas. The learners can avail service of CSCs to submit their application and examination forms.

  • Mon
    Dec
    25
    2017
    India sets up second new CERT in a year, this time for government

    Seeing as India has biometric national ID, this seems like a pretty sensible idea

    India has decided it needs a third computer emergency response team, to protect government digital services.

    The nation already has two CERTs, in the form of CERTin which has a familiar mission to serve as a national agency for detecting and advising of new threats and Fin-CERT, added earlier this year, for its financial sector.

  • Mon
    Dec
    25
    2017
    AE: Sharjah DeG plans digital transformation for Sharjah

    The Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG) has held its first workshop to develop a digital transformation road map for the whole of the emirate.

    Following a decree from His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah to form the emirate's first Higher Digital Transformation Committee, the workshop focused on planning for the exploration, development and implementation of leading digital solutions to streamline services to citizens across Sharjah.

  • Mon
    Dec
    25
    2017
    Deadline for mandatory use of CorpPass for G2B transactions in Singapore extended to Q3 2018

    In addition to the existing suite of digital services managed by over 50 Government agencies, businesses can transact with IRAS using CorpPass by Q3 2018.

    The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) announced today that Singapore Corporate Access (CorpPaass) will be the only login method for online corporate transactions with the Government from Q3 2018. This is an extension from the previous deadline of December 2017.

  • Sun
    Dec
    24
    2017
    IN: NDA laid 248,000 km optical fibre in villages, UPA II only 350 km

    The Manmohan Singh government launched the project under the National Optical Fibre Network on 25 October 2011.

    The previous UPA II government dithered badly on making rural India digital as it laid only 350 km of optical fibre in about two-and-a-half years. However, the Narendra Modi-led NDA government gave a major push to the project and laid over 248,000 km of optical fibre in the last three-and-a-half years. As a result, around 1 lakh gram panchayats, covering 3 lakh villages, are all set to roll out high-speed broadband services by this month’s end.

  • Sun
    Dec
    24
    2017
    IN: Environment: A pittance for disaster

    Smart City budgetary allocations will not help address the urban environmental disasters that are looming in the future.

    Smart’ Cities are one of India’s flagship projects. Of the proposed 100 Smart Cities, many face severe ecological and environmental risks from climate change-linked disasters such as flooding, drought and cyclones. However, Smart City budgetary allocations will not help address the urban environmental disasters that are looming in our future, given the shift in focus from an early emphasis on city-wide development, towards area-based development (ABD).

  • Sun
    Dec
    24
    2017
    Georgia, Indonesia to cooperate in conducting reforms

    Georgia will share with Indonesia its experience in a number of directions including anti-corruption policy, e-governance, cyber security, as the two countries have signed a memorandum of cooperation.

    Signing the memorandum yesterday, Georgia’s Justice Minister Thea Tsulukiani said Georgia will help Indonesia solve its problems in public service distribution on the example of Georgia’s Public Service Halls.

  • Sun
    Dec
    24
    2017
    IN: Gujarat: 10 free WiFi zones to come up in Ahmedabad

    The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) that had announced to provide more than 45 free WiFi spots in city under its Smart City plan by August has now decided to at least start a trial run on 10 of these by December 30.

    Ahmedabad has lagged behind as Rajkot has been providing internet access to its citizens since February. For internet connectivity and fibre optic network, civic authorities of Ahmedabad have allotted a budget of Rs 239 crore including CCTV cameras for surveillance.

  • Sat
    Dec
    23
    2017
    Western Australia's Emergency Telehealth Service now available 24/7 from 78 rural and remote locations

    ETS is available across the State and has supported more than 58,000 emergency cases since it began, and now deals with about 300 cases a week.

    Western Australia's virtual emergency department has been expanded to a 24/7 service. The WA Country Health Service's Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS) is now available around-the-clock from its 78 rural and remote locations.

  • Sat
    Dec
    23
    2017
    IN: Arunachal Pradesh: DIA workshop concludes

    A two-day workshop under the Digital Initiative of Arunachal (DIA) concluded here on Friday.

    The campaign is directed towards implementation of various IT and e-governance initiatives, such as e-ILP, Service Plus, e-office, and Jeevan Praman.

  • Sat
    Dec
    23
    2017
    PK: Punjab: MCL, PITB launch initiative to issue e-building permits for warehouses

    The Metropolitan Corporation Lahore in collaboration with the Punjab Information Technology Board has launched an initiative to issue e-building permits for warehouses from e-Khidmat Centre at Town Hall, Lahore.

    In this regard, an inauguration ceremony of building permits issuance was held at Town Hall, and was attended by Mayor Lahore, Secretary P&D, Sajid Latif DG e-Governance Punjab Information Technology Board, Mahmood Masood Tamana DG LG&CD and Ali Jalal Program Director PIU.

  • Sat
    Dec
    23
    2017
    US: The Telehealth Evolution: What Providers Must Do to Thrive

    Deployment must include robust training and outside-the-box ideas for patient care.

    Despite continued growth, various hurdles remain to telehealth maturation and ubiquity, said Dr. Helen Burstin, a clinical associate professor of medicine at George Washington University.

  • Fri
    Dec
    22
    2017
    US: FCC votes to repeal net neutrality, raising implications for telehealth and remote monitoring

    The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of repealing net neutrality regulations, an expected outcome that prompted renewed concern from some about the impact on telehealth and remote monitoring.

    In a release (PDF) following Thursday’s vote, the FCC lauded the reversal of “heavy-handed utility-style regulations” that would promote network investment that is “key to closing the digital divide, spurring competition and innovation that benefits consumers.”

  • Fri
    Dec
    22
    2017
    IN: Nagaland: Empowering Citizens through Culture of Digital Payment

    The culture of digital transaction may still be a new concept in Nagaland, but the ongoing Digi Dhan Mela (December 12-18, 2017) organized by the Department of Information Technology and Communication (IT&C) at the Civil Secretariat Kohima is providing digital experience for customers with different needs.

    Be it purchase of fruits, vegetables, handicrafts and other products or services related to mobile payments and recharge, Aadhaar correction, PAN card services, Indian Passport services, Online GPF, and Mobile-Aadhaar linking, every transaction at the Mela is cashless.

  • Fri
    Dec
    22
    2017
    OM: Ooredoo Launches Digital Literacy Programme to Empower 900 Women With Technical Skills

    As part of their CSR programme, Ooredoo has partnered with Al Roya Press and Publishing to launch a digital literacy programme which will empower more than 900 women with essential Information Technology (IT) skills. Backed by Ooredoo’s team of technical experts, the initiative will include 30 training sessions in nine Wilayats to help nurture the digital lifestyle benefits provided by smartphones, e-government services, and other personal electronic devices.

    The training sessions will be organised in Barka, Al Mussanah, and Al Suwaiq from 10 to 14 December 2017, followed by seminars in Al Khaburah, Saham, Sohar, Shinas, Liwa, and Al Rustaq. Inspired by the company’s dedication to championing human growth, participants will learn how to leverage the full potential of the internet, discovering the benefits of smartphone technology, how to filter online content to protect children from spam and maximise the digital landscape for educational purposes. As well as involving members of the local community, graduates of the company’s incubator programmes will also participate to further their knowledge of the digital world and take their IT skills to the next level.

  • Fri
    Dec
    22
    2017
    Estonian PM: 5G internet connection is digital result of Estonia's EU presidency

    Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas highlighted the construction of the very high-speed 5G internet connection, which brings the internet and self-driving cars into the everyday lives of people, as one of the biggest digital achievements of Estonia's EU presidency in a speech on Thursday in Brussels.

    According to Ratas, the payment of value added tax on the cross-border sale of goods will soon become simpler for undertakings. In addition, the European Union reached an agreement on how to update cross-border payment regulations in order to change the situation in which internet businesses only pay income tax in the state in which they are registered, not where they earn their profit.

  • Thu
    Dec
    21
    2017
    US: Nobody Loves Government Procurement, but How Can It Be Fixed?

    Mixed panel of vendors and municipal technologists discuss problems with procurement, potential fixes and what everyone stands to gain from getting it right.

    Four gov tech professionals spoke during the MetroLab Annual Summit at Georgia Tech Dec. 13. Some were from the private sector and some were public servants, but they all had their own criticisms about government procurement process.

  • Thu
    Dec
    21
    2017
    UA: Economic Ministry proposes creating of ‘digital’ governmental committee

    Ukraine’s Economic Development and Trade Ministry initiates the creation of ‘digital’ governmental committee for development of the digital economy and society.

    The proposal is outlined in a draft government resolution on the concept for developing the digital economy and society of Ukraine for 2018-2020.

    Among other initiatives is the upgrade of the register of professions and designing a program for the introduction of digital professions into educational programs jointly with the Education Ministry and Social Policy Ministry.

  • Thu
    Dec
    21
    2017
    IN: Arunachal Pradesh: Campaign on digital initiatives held

    The IT & Communication Department conducted an awareness campaign on ‘Digital initiatives of Arunachal Pradesh at the doorstep of district administration’ here in Siang district on Wednesday.

    Deputy Commissioner Rahul Singh gave a brief outline of the programme and the significance of digital signature certificate, Service Plus (e-Arunachal), e-governance, etc.

  • Thu
    Dec
    21
    2017
    AU: Queensland : Telehealth technology wins state-wide award

    A program to save rural and remote renal dialysis patients unnecessary travel through the use of telehealth technology has been recognised as the best in the state at the 2017 Queensland Health and Department of Health Awards for Excellence.

    The Queensland Health Regional, Rural and Remote Award for Outstanding Achievement was presented to representatives from Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service Renal Services at a gala awards event in Brisbane on Tuesday night.

  • Wed
    Dec
    20
    2017
    Indian Government launches CERT for agency providing ICT infrastructure for central, state and district administrations

    As the government makes more of its services available online, enhancing the security posture of NIC and hence, of the government, is expected to enhance citizens’ trust in digital government services.

    On December 11, the Indian Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, inaugurated the “NIC-CERT” (National Informatics Centre-Computer Emergency Response Team) NIC-CERT is an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) under Digital India.

  • Wed
    Dec
    20
    2017
    RS: State Data Centre opened

    Prime Minister Ana Brnabic opened today the first state-of-the-art Data Centre, which houses key information and communication infrastructure important for the efficient functioning of electronic administration and the development of new services for citizens and businesses.

    In the premises of the Office for Information Technology and Electronic Administration, Brnabic pointed out that today is a very important day for eGovernment and for all citizens, because we will no longer have a situation in which each individual ministry, each agency, administration will have its own data centres in unsafe conditions, but everything will be able to run centrally.

  • Wed
    Dec
    20
    2017
    Brazilian govt signs contract with Telebras to expand e-government programme

    Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications has signed a 60-month contract with Telebras to provide a continuous bidirectional data transmission service for the expansion of the Electronic Government Program (Gesac). The goal is to bring broadband internet to all Brazilian regions. For this, Telebras will provide its connection infrastructure, which involves the company's fibre optic network and the Geostationary Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC).

  • Wed
    Dec
    20
    2017
    OM: Ooredoo holds digital literacy programme

    Ooredoo Oman, a top telecom provider, has partnered with Al Roya Press and Publishing to launch a digital literacy programme which will empower more than 900 women with essential IT skills.

    Backed by Ooredoo’s team of technical experts, the initiative will include 30 training sessions in nine Wilayats to help nurture the digital lifestyle benefits provided by smartphones, e-government services, and other personal electronic devices.

  • Tue
    Dec
    19
    2017
    Rwanda launches digital portal for pharmaceutical services

    Rwanda on Monday launched an online pharmaceutical regulatory services portal aimed at increasing efficiency and transparency of pharmaceutical services.

    The online portal named Pharmaceutical Regulatory Information Management System (PRIMS) will digitize all processes related to pharmaceutical services and monitor the registration and inspection process to ensure access to essential medicines in Rwanda, according Rwanda’s ministry of health.

  • Tue
    Dec
    19
    2017
    Smart Dubai: UAE to generate $9.2B from digital transformation by 2020

    The UAE will generate AED 33.8 billion ($9.2 billion) by 2020 thanks to digital transformation, said Dr. Aisha Bin Butti Bin Bishr, Director-General of the Smart Dubai Office.

    Speaking during the ‘Meet the CEO’ event organised by the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO) recently.

  • Mon
    Dec
    18
    2017
    IN: Rajasthan becomes first in country to offer e-mail IDs in Hindi

    The project has been implemented by the state IT department with partnership in form of in-sourcing with private IT companies

    Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to offer free e-mail address in Hindi to its residents. The facility — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (in Devanagari script) — will lead to millions of new users who are not comfortable with English e-mail ids, officials said.

  • Mon
    Dec
    18
    2017
    IN: CRM in government sector: scope and challenges

    Although India has come a long way from the paper-based bureaucratic maze, there is still a gap between allocated government spending and the need for upgraded physical and administrative IT infrastructure to contain the fast-paced development as planned by the government.

    Governments today function similarly as MNCs. The head of states are like CEOs answerable to multiple stakeholders and ultimately to the citizens, who are their end consumers. The only difference is that the CEO in the MNC is not chosen by the consumer. Whereas the government is chosen by the people. With the explosion of the digital content and the rise of the global citizen with access to information on his fingertips, it is imperative for governments to be compliant, which probably explains a big reason for the rise in the government spending on applications that improve governance, transparency and serve citizens across platforms. Over the last few years, India has seen consistent improvements in this regard, with the implementation of the digital India campaign, the UID Adhaar initiative and the recent demonetisation drive to push online spends.

  • Mon
    Dec
    18
    2017
    SG: Why app for new parents is taking longer to develop

    By June next year, registering the birth of your child at the hospital will trigger the sending of admission data for the Baby Bonus scheme, and information on infant care and kindergarten entry, to new parents.

    Such an anticipatory service - which involves the heavy analysis of citizens' personal data from across multiple government agencies - will come in the form of a Moments of Life (MOL) app.

  • Mon
    Dec
    18
    2017
    AE: Smart Dubai Director General highlights benefits of digital transformation at ‘Meet the CEO’ event

    Director General of the Smart Dubai Office Dr. Aisha bint Butti bin Bishr said that the UAE is among the world’s leading nations in electronic transformation undertaken as part of realising the leadership’s vision to make the UAE government the best in the world and providing a comprehensive set of quality services to residents.

    The transition from traditional government to electronic government, which started in 2000, was a key step in the government’s journey towards achieving the seventh global rank in e-government services, she said. The initiative announced by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to move from e-government to smart government in 2013 reflects his objective of laying the foundations of a smart city at an early stage, she added.

  • Sun
    Dec
    17
    2017
    IDB funding new identification system for Jamaica

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Friday said it is assisting Jamaica establish a liable identification system that will make it easier and cheaper for citizens and legal residents to prove their identity for a variety of transactions, from opening bank accounts to getting social services from government agencies.

    The IDB said that by reducing transactional costs on identity verification, the National Identification System (NIDS) will help cut bureaucracy and improve the delivery of government services. Among other benefits, it will make it easier to access birth certificates, especially for mothers and persons with special needs.

  • Sun
    Dec
    17
    2017
    IN: E-governance is stepping stone for good governance: UIDAI chief

    Unique Identification Authority of India Chairman J Satyanarayana today said that e-governance is a "stepping stone" for good governance and it is all about transformation.

    "Technology, policy and governance are more or less inter-connected deeply in several ways... for these three things to function in a vibrant manner we need citizen-centric policies, open technologies which will lead to good governance," he said.

  • Sun
    Dec
    17
    2017
    President Xi: China Must Accelerate Implementation of Big Data Strategy

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the country to accelerate implementation of big data strategy to better serve social and economic development and improve people's lives.

    Efforts should be made to advance national big data strategy, improve digital infrastructure, promote integration and sharing of digital resources, and safeguard data security, Xi said during a collective study session of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee's Political Bureau on December 8.

  • Sun
    Dec
    17
    2017
    IN: East Delhi Municipal Corporation: E-governance and parking focus areas

    Despite a severe monetary crisis, EDMC has proposed a slew of new civic services for the 45 lakh people residing in the densely populated trans-Yamuna area. The focus of the budget is on e-governance, parking facilities and better sanitation. However, the need to improve internal roads or fight air pollution has largely been ignored.

    Three projects — at varying stages of execution — were announced to improve digital service delivery. "EDMC will develop a mobile app that will focus on service delivery and grievance redressal. Rs 41 lakh are being earmarked for this purpose," Singh said. Under the "east corporation at your doorsteps scheme", the civic body will register all cyber cafes and computer centres and make all online services available through them. It also announced an Aadhaar-based biometric attendance system for all its employees.

  • Sat
    Dec
    16
    2017
    China must accelerate implementation of big data strategy: Xi

    Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the country to accelerate implementation of big data strategy to better serve social and economic development and improve people's lives.

    Efforts should be made to advance national big data strategy, improve digital infrastructure, promote integration and sharing of digital resources, and safeguard data security, Xi said during a collective study session of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee's Political Bureau on Friday.

  • Sat
    Dec
    16
    2017
    IN: Nagaland police sets up connect-public platform

    Public may access cell through Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter

    Underlining the importance of information technology systems in the field of communication, the Nagaland police has created a social media platform, primarily a helpline-like social media cell, to connect with the public.

    Through the facility, the public in general particularly civil society organizations, besides government servants and police officials and stakeholders of the society, can directly highlight their grievances or offer suggestions to improve policing or even report instances where police intervention may be required.

  • Sat
    Dec
    16
    2017
    IN: E-pharmacies can be a game changer in delivering affordable medicines to all: Tushar Kumar

    E-pharmacies can be a game changer in delivering affordable medicines to all by increasing competition, driving costs down and helping to deliver drugs in remote areas, said Tushar Kumar, founder & CEO, Medlife.

    As per the reports, the government is working on a policy that will ensure a level playing field for e-pharmacies vis-à-vis traditional retailers, he added.

  • Sat
    Dec
    16
    2017
    IN: Amazon Web Services to achieve full empanelment to deliver public cloud services

    This certification sees AISPL join a list of approved providers that meet pre-defined government standards of quality, availability, and security.

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that Amazon Internet Services Private Limited (AISPL), an Indian subsidiary of the Amazon Group which undertakes the resale and marketing of AWS Cloud services in India achieved full Cloud Service Provider (CSP) empanelment, and successfully completed the Standardization Testing and Quality Certification audit from the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for cloud services delivered from the AWS Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region.

  • Sat
    Dec
    16
    2017
    New National Identity System Coming for Jamaicans

    Jamaica will have a reliable identification system that will make it easier and cheaper for citizens and legal residents to prove their identity for a variety of transactions, from opening bank accounts to getting social services from government agencies.

    By reducing transactional costs on identity verification, the National Identification System (NIDS) will help cut bureaucracy and improve the delivery of government services. Among other benefits, it will make it easier to access birth certificates, especially for mothers and persons with special needs.

  • Fri
    Dec
    15
    2017
    IN: Kerala Police use RFID technology to keep children safe at Sabarimala

    Vodafone India today announced a first of its kind initiative in association with the Kerala Police, to ensure a safe and worry-free spiritual experience for lakhs of pilgrims visiting Sabarimala during the 2017-18 Mandalam / Makara Vilakku season.

    All children under 14 years of age will stay protected with Vodafone RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags that will be hung on their neck at Pamba, ensuring their movements and location can be tracked till the time they return to Pamba from Sannidhanam. This initiative will help prevent incidents of children getting lost during the annual Sabarimala yatra and free up the Kerala Police force time and efforts to focus on more important tasks on hand.

  • Fri
    Dec
    15
    2017
    Dutch public ombudsman calls for improvements to e-govt services

    The Dutch government needs to do more to ensure citizens without strong digital skills can still access public services, according to a report from the national ombudsman over e-government.

    Citizens have no choice - they've only one government to turn to - so the state needs to put users central, especially when it comes to digitisation of services, the report said. The focus should be on ensuring citizens have what they need to communicate with the public authorities. Citizens should not feel forced to use a digital channel if they don't want to or unable to.

  • Fri
    Dec
    15
    2017
    IN: E-governance is stepping stone for good administration, says UIDAI chief

    Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Chairman J Satyanarayana on Friday said that e-governance is a "stepping stone" for good administration and it is all about transformation.

    "Technology, policy and governance are more or less inter-connected deeply in several ways for these three things to function in a vibrant manner we need citizen centric policies, open technologies which will lead to good governance," he said.

  • Thu
    Dec
    14
    2017
    US: Legislation to Modernize VA Health System Includes Telehealth Licensing Provision

    U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies, introduced new legislation designed to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system and includes a provision that would allow physicians to practice telemedicine across state lines.

    The Veterans Community Care and Access Act of 2017 (S. 2184) would better integrate VA services and existing VA community care programs, such as the Veterans Choice Program, into an efficient and high-performing healthcare system, the Senators wrote in a press release.

  • Thu
    Dec
    14
    2017
    IN: Narendra Modi App : Amazing Platform where Prime Minister connects with the citizens.

    Wanna give ideas to or interact with Prime Minister Narendra Modi? Go and download Narendra Modi app on android and iOs.

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has an amazing sense of connecting with masses. Prime Minister knows the nerve of Indian public and at various instances proves himself as a pan Indian leader. Prime Minster Modi is undoubtedly one of the most tech-savvy global leader and a big promoter of e-governance and m-governance since a long time. Within two months of assuming Prime Minister-ship, he had launched the ambitious myGov project. In continuing the tradition of citizen connect, Prime Minister Modi took another step towards connecting with the people at their convenience by launching Narendra Modi app couple of years back.

  • Thu
    Dec
    14
    2017
    US: Smart City Pioneers: Where Are They Now?

    Smart city projects in Atlanta, Chicago and Kansas City, Mo., were early efforts at the Internet of Things, analytics and other connected tech. Here's what they're up to today.

    To understand where smart city projects are going, one must understand where they’ve been. Atlanta CIO Samir Saini does this by dividing these projects into three phases: Smart Cities 1.0, Smart Cities 2.0 and Smart Cities 3.0.

  • Thu
    Dec
    14
    2017
    IN: mKeralam to offer 86 services

    mKeralam, a single-window mobile app to access all e-governance services of Kerala, will be rolled out soon. A trial version of the app, offering access to 86 services of 14 departments, will be released in a few days. The app will be also made available on PlayStore. It will be compatible with iOS and Android platforms.

    According to Kerala State IT Mission sources, the mobile app will be supporting all online payment options like debit cards, credit cards, net banking and e-wallets and there will not be any additional charges.

  • Thu
    Dec
    14
    2017
    China to further promote government information sharing and disclosure

    China will further integrate government information systems and enable more information disclosure on the allocation of public resources, according to a decision made at the State Council executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday.

    The government will work to consolidate and integrate the national data sharing and exchange platform to enable connectivity across networks, data and administrative services, the meeting has decided.

  • Wed
    Dec
    13
    2017
    Until the end of the year Ukraine will have a MobileID

    The authorities fulfilled all obligations for the implementation of MobileID in Ukraine. About this on his page in Facebook said the Deputy head of the State Agency for e-government in Ukraine Alexey Vyskov.

    According to the official, in Ukraine now possible to use a digital signature on the basis of the European cryptoalgorithm ECDSA. It is a question of harmonizing this cryptoalgorithm was one of the most problematic on the way to the introduction of MobileID in the country.

  • Wed
    Dec
    13
    2017
    EG: Automation of Suez Canal area services complete by end of December

    Government to provide new electronic services in March, says minister of planning

    Minister of Planning, Follow-up, and Administrative Reform Hala El-Said said that achieving high economic growth will not happen without the inclusion of other segments of society in the financial system, which is a key objective of Egypt Vision 2030. Her words came during a speech on financial inclusion and digital payment technology at Cairo ICT 2017.

  • Wed
    Dec
    13
    2017
    IN: Kerala: ‘We Are Kannur’ mobile app to be launched soon

    An official eGov app that brings all aspects of Kannur district onto a single platform

    This official app is still in a trial stage and the complete version that is expected to be available in a week is set to be a utility that will not only allow its user to access information concerning government offices and services but also serve as a platform for the public to rate and review performances of government offices and for the district administration to make public announcements.

  • Wed
    Dec
    13
    2017
    US: Telemedicine Could Trump Economic Development for Driving Community Broadband

    Health care and telemedicine delivery can make a strong financial business case that justifies community broadband investment, and makes it easier to raise money.

    By its recent broadband policy decisions, or intent thereof, the FCC majority has proven itself an adversary of consumers, small businesses and local governments. An increasing number of municipalities, public utilities, co-ops and local ISPs are exploring avenues for getting community-owned or controlled broadband networks.

  • Wed
    Dec
    13
    2017
    Smart Industry World 2017 to shape Vietnamese smart industry

    Held for the first time in Vietnam, Smart Industry World 2017 saw the participation of state management bodies, researchers, experts, and the business community to discuss future orientations and methods to attract investment and develop the Vietnamese smart industry.

    Organised on December 4-5, Smart Industry World 2017, themed “Shaping and Developing Smart Manufacturing Industries in the Future,” is a large-scale international event on smart technology, consisting of a series of four seminars and an exhibition on technologies under Industry 4.0.

  • Tue
    Dec
    12
    2017
    Swiss canton Schaffhausen presents eID+ pilot

    Swiss canton Schaffhausen has presented a pilot version of the eID+ service during the e-Government Days, reported Inside-IT. The eID product was developed by the start-up Procivis with the participation of the software producer Queo Swiss from Solothurn.

    The system can be adjusted and integrated with similar platforms in future, such as the planned SwissID. Procivis communicates with various eID providers.

  • Tue
    Dec
    12
    2017
    Ghana digital ID card secures gov services, payments to come

    The Ghana digital ID program has started delivering multi-application credentials to citizens, the start of an ambitious effort that officials say will result in the issuance of cards to some 16 million citizens within a year. Eventually, Ghana’s ID card could outpace similar ones in Europe in terms of how people can use them, according to Cryptovision, a vendor involved with the project.

    The first GhanaCard was recently issued to the Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo. It offers identity verification and “will enable strong two-factor authentication as a password replacement for e-government services online and will be used for the digital signature of electronic documents,” Germany-based Cryptovision says.

  • Tue
    Dec
    12
    2017
    US: Next-Gen Cities: 3 Jurisdictions Get Smarter

    From transportation to digital equity, connected communities like Albuquerque, Columbus and Las Vegas keep citizen needs at the forefront.

    Technology is no longer confined to PCs or even smartphones. It’s everywhere, in everything, and it aims to make life as easy as possible. Running into unexpected traffic on the way to work is fast becoming a thing of the past — your traffic app already warned you and rerouted you. Juggling numerous apps or credit cards to pay for rides on a bus, train, ferry or even bike could soon be as nostalgic a part of city life as fare boxes and subway tokens.

  • Tue
    Dec
    12
    2017
    President: Azerbaijan preparing for launch of next telecommunication satellite

    Launch of first telecommunication satellite into orbit in 2013 is one of Azerbaijan’s technical achievements during its independency. Now, we’re preparing for launch of the next satellite, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said in his letter to the participants of the Bakutel 2017, the 23rd Azerbaijan International Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference.

  • Tue
    Dec
    12
    2017
    IN: Progress report on smart cities say Pune the biggest gainer, Chennai lags

    The progress report that has tracked progress in eight smart cities namely Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Vishakhapatnam, Chennai, Ludhiana and Bhopal

    Pune has achieved maximum progress in projects launched by it under the smart cities mission followed by Bhopal and Ahmedabad, says the AmCham and PwC report titled Snapshot of projects under Lighthouse Smart Cities.

  • Mon
    Dec
    11
    2017
    IN: Rajasthan to build India’s first common data and analytics platform

    The common data and analytics platform will be used by all government departments across Rajasthan to collate and utilize data effectively

    Vasundhara Raje led BJP government in Rajasthan is all out to use technology to improve efficiency in delivering of e-governance services in the state. The state government has recently signed an agreement with US-based data warehouse firm Teradata to help them create a common data and analytics platform that can be used by all government departments across Rajasthan to collate and utilize data effectively.

  • Mon
    Dec
    11
    2017
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Private document writers should not be allowed to create index for registration, Madras HC says

    The Madras high court has said private document writers should not be allowed to create index for registration (abstract of documents or base data of the property) and added that authorities must address discrepancies in guideline values of lands displayed on official website.

    "We have to hold that creation of index is statutory duty which must be performed only by officials of the registration department. This can't be passed on to document writers or to registrants. Since certified copies of index entries will have to be provided to the applicants on demand and on payment of fees, it is necessary that the entries are correctly made. The entries have to be authentic. Therefore, it is the duty of the sub-registrar to carry out the preparation of the indexes," the division bench of justices K K Sasidharan and G R Swaminathan said in its order passed on a petition filed by realtor Sankaralingam from Sivakasi.

  • Mon
    Dec
    11
    2017
    IN: How Rajasthan Government is Using e-Governance to Empower State Administration

    Rajasthan Digi Fest 2017 displayed the e-governance schemes currently being practised by the state government of Rajasthan.

    The most recent Rajasthan Digi Fest 2017, third such event by the state, was concluded in Udaipur on Monday. The 3-day long IT festival held by the state government shed light on the Rajasthan government’s efforts towards digitisation and how the administration is providing a boost to the start-up culture in the state. With a string of speakers from various companies operating across the world attending the event, the Digi Fest 2017 served as a platform for learning to the aspiring youth of the nation. The event kicked off with a 24-hour long hackathon, which saw the participation of more than 1500 youngsters from across India, day 2 of the Digi Fest welcomed speakers like Greg Moran, Co-Founder and CEO - Zoomcar, Colin Tooze, Director of Public Policy – Uber Global and many more. The event was also attended by Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia who addressed the gathering and interacted with the various digital presentations at the IT festival.

  • Mon
    Dec
    11
    2017
    AZ: ystem of e-signature certificates' integration into new IDs to be presented in Baku

    Presentation of a system of integration of e-signature certificates into new IDs will be held within the framework of the 23rd Azerbaijan International Telecommunications and Information Technologies Exhibition and Conference Bakutel 2017, the country's Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and High Technologies Elmir Valizade said.

    He made the remarks Dec. 4 in Baku at a press conference dedicated to the opening of the Bakutel 2017 Exhibition.

  • Sun
    Dec
    10
    2017
    FJ: Suva - smart city of the future

    The city of destiny, Suva, is envisioned to become a leader in sustainability, healthy living, equality and innovation.

    Smart cities

    A smart city is a highly connected place where intelligent decision-making enhances infrastructural efficiencies, economic growth, swift governance, sustainability and greater safety and security to enhance the quality of life of citizens.

  • Sat
    Dec
    09
    2017
    US: Rural hospitals are facing down connectivity obstacles as they deploy telemedicine

    New HIMSS Analytics research finds rural health systems give top priority to expanded patient access with telemedicine.

    Network reliability and availability of fiber-based services are key contributors to success at rural healthcare provider organizations adopting new care delivery models. And telemedicine is a driving force behind rural healthcare organizations getting better connected, according to new research from HIMSS Analytics.

  • Sat
    Dec
    09
    2017
    IN: In Vasundhara Raje's Rajasthan, government departments flop on social media

    Social media’s rising influence in our lives has failed to find favour with government departments in Rajasthan. While central government and other state governments have been using Twitter and Facebook to resolve common man’s day-to-day problems, Rajasthan miserably lags behind.

    Zee Media’s investigation revealed that people have been trying to connect with government departments but don’t get response. What is highly disappointing is that departments providing basic facilities like water, electricity and road are not active on the social media. Personally, ministers and officers are active on social media but don’t give much importance to social media presence of their departments.

  • Sat
    Dec
    09
    2017
    IN: Tamil Nadu to offer 300 public services on e-platform

    To improve the delivery of public services, Tamil Nadu will offer over 300 services through the e-District programme.

    This is in addition to the over 165 services of various government departments being accessed through Common Service Centres, said Tamil Nadu IT minister M Manikandan.

  • Sat
    Dec
    09
    2017
    IN: Delhi Development Authority to Computerize Its Functions and Services for Providing E-Governance Services

    During a review meeting in his chamber last month, Sh Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) had directed DDA to evolve itself as a citizen friendly organization with enhancement of its digital solutions and provide more people friendly services.

    The Minister had further directed DDA to usher in total transparency in its function and dealing with the Public and its Customers. As a follow up to the above, the Vice-Chairman, DDA during his interaction with the Minister here today apprised him of the efforts made by DDA in this direction.

  • Fri
    Dec
    08
    2017
    Microsoft highlights Malta’s eGovernment as a Microsoft CityNext case study

    Malta was highlighted as a leading Digital Government case study at the Commonwealth Local Government Conference taking place this week at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

    Addressing the delegates in his keynote speech, David Burrows, managing director International Organisations, WorldWide Industry at Microsoft referred to Microsoft CityNext, a global initiative that puts the power of Microsoft's Partner Network, its technology, its safe and secure cloud computing, the successful educational and entrepreneurial programmes and its 30 years of experience in empowering regions, cities and municipalities worldwide at the service of governments and regions across the world. Microsoft is the sponsoring Technology Partner for the bi-annual Commonwealth Local Government Conference.

  • Fri
    Dec
    08
    2017
    Guyana launches USD 38 mln broadband project

    The Guyanese government has announced that it’s allocating some USD 38 million in funds to the first phase of the Smart Guyana broadband programme, reports the Guyana Chronicle, citing finance minister Winston Jordan. The funds will be used to upgrade the government’s LTE network and build data centres, outfit smart classrooms and e-libraries, launch new e-health solutions for remote health care services and increase CCTV coverage.

  • Fri
    Dec
    08
    2017
    ISOC says internet economy presents a major opportunity for Africa

    Many African countries have made significant progress toward creating an Internet sector, with broad sector reforms and focus on increasing broadband availability. However, there is still much work to be done to strengthen the Internet sector and to create an Internet economy in Africa.

    This is according to a report by Internet Society titled “Promoting the African Internet Economy” which looks at Internet adoption and usage by companies and governments throughout Africa.

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