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  • Thu
    Aug
    06
    2020
    US: Oegon: Will Telework Provide Economic Boosts to Smaller Local Areas?

    After COVID-19 forced millions to work from home, many have implied that the telework trend can lead to growth in more rural communities. A state office in Oregon, however, advises local areas to temper expectations.

    At a time when the need for social distancing has driven organizations to embrace telework, questions about the future continue to inspire discussion: How permanent will the shift to telework be? And what effects would sustained telework have?

  • Thu
    Aug
    06
    2020
    NG: When will public varsities embrace e-learning?

    Infrastructural decay exists in almost all sectors of Nigeria. The same rot seeps through the academic system and has today touched the very soul of the university system of the country: its information and communication technology. In this report, Head, Education Desk, IYABO LAWAL, explores what makes a difference between government-owned universities and their private counterparts.

    Since 2015, everything and anything that could go wrong in Nigeria’s education system has gone wrong and the whipping boy is Adamu Adamu, who has presided over a taciturn education ministry.

  • Thu
    Aug
    06
    2020
    IN: Jammu smart city mission: Wi-fi hotspots, vertical gardens to spring up

    Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu has laid the e-foundation of four projects under Jammu smart city mission

    Wi-Fi hotspots, vertical gardens and wayfinding signages will soon come up in Jammu as part of the measures to make it a smart city, officials said on Thursday.

    They said Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor GC Murmu has laid the e-foundation of four projects under Jammu smart city mission.

  • Wed
    Aug
    05
    2020
    GB: North East England: Website that warns if Newcastle city centre too busy for social distancing could expand to new areas

    The howbusyistoon.com site was launched earlier this month and tells people what footfall is like on Northumberland Street and where they can find parking spaces

    An online tool warning people if Newcastle city centre is too busy for social distancing could be expanded to other parts of Tyneside.

    The howbusyistoon.com website was launched earlier this month and tells people what footfall is like on Northumberland Street, where there are parking spaces free nearby, and how difficult it will be to keep your distance from others while out shopping or socialising.

  • Wed
    Aug
    05
    2020
    IN: Nagaland: Kohima to participate in India Cycles4Change Challenge

    Kohima will participate in the India Cycles4Change Challenge under the initiative of Kohima Smart City Development Ltd (KSCDL) in partnership with various stakeholders, local champions and citizens.

    Kovi Meyase, CEO, KSCDL, said Kohima is among the 95 cities in the country to have registered for the India Cycles4Change Challenge.

  • Tue
    Aug
    04
    2020
    IN: Nagaland: Kohima Smart City launches Cycle4Change campaign

    The Kohima Smart City Development Ltd (KSCDL) launched the Kohima 'Cycles4Change' Campaign to "encourage more people into cycling.

    Kohima is one of the 95 cities to have registered for the India Cycles4Change Challenge, which is an initiative of Smart Cities Mission.

  • Tue
    Aug
    04
    2020
    US: Nebraska and Iowa win advanced wireless testbed grants for rural broadband

    Everyone wants more bandwidth from the skies, but it takes a lot of testing to turn laboratory research projects into real-world performant infrastructure. A number of new technologies, sometimes placed under the banner of “5G” and sometimes not, is embarking on that transition and being deployed in real-world scenarios.

    Those research trials are crucial for productizing these technologies, and ultimately, delivering consumers better wireless broadband options.

  • Tue
    Aug
    04
    2020
    Agartala' performance ranked first among smart cities in North-east India: Tripura govt

    Tripura government claimed that the success of Agartala Smart City in speeding up the project sanctioning, tendering and implementation has been appreciated by the Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India during the review of the North Eastern States recently.

    As the development works under Smart City Mission are gaining pace in Agartala, its performance has been ranked at top amongst 10 Smart Cities in the North Eastern Region.

  • Tue
    Aug
    04
    2020
    CN: Shanghai/Jiading: Pace of infrastructure construction speeds up

    Jiading has been accelerating the construction of new infrastructure and improving its multi-dimensional intelligent transport system.

    According to an evaluation of the development of the Shanghai Smart City last year, Jiading ranked third in the suburbs in terms of network construction, and its network security status ranked first in the city.

  • Mon
    Aug
    03
    2020
    US: Translating Civic Tech to the State Level in New York

    Interim New York State Chief Information Officer Jeremy Goldberg discusses the transition from city to state IT, and what lessons from initiatives like Startup in Residence can be applied at higher levels.

    Jeremy Goldberg describes himself as a “student of civic tech and gov tech.” His resume includes time with San Francisco, where he helped launch the Startup in Residence (STiR) program, as well as three years as New York City’s deputy CTO. Since November 2019, Goldberg has been interim CIO for New York state, a position that’s both broader than and similar to his city-level work.

  • Mon
    Aug
    03
    2020
    US: California: David Graham, Carlsbad: “The biggest barrier to innovation is procurement”

    David Graham, Chief Innovation Officer in Carlsbad, spoke to Jonathan Andrews about how the Californian city is seeking to redefine communities through its recently approved innovation roadmap.

    Most cities that can boast a chief innovation officer tend to be large metropolises like Boston, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Only a handful of smaller cities have been in a position to add the role to their governance structure.

  • Mon
    Aug
    03
    2020
    US: How Will Future Policy Affect Citizens' Access to Telehealth?

    Policies in response to COVID-19 have brought about awe-inspiring growth in telehealth services. However, there are multiple remaining telehealth issues that all levels of government need to be aware of.

    In all likelihood, many Americans never considered telehealth an option before COVID-19. But between mid-March and mid-June of 2020, more than 9 million Medicare beneficiaries have used a telehealth service, according to data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

  • Sun
    Aug
    02
    2020
    PK: Punjab govt unveils package for revival of construction industry

    • One-window operation introduced to get permits related to construction sector
    • E-Khidmat centers to approve construction-related NOCs and maps

    As per vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan and on the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, the Punjab government has announced a package for the economic stability and development of construction industry.

  • Sun
    Aug
    02
    2020
    IN: Maharashtra: Nasik: E-governance centres in all districts soon

    With the inauguration of the first e-governance centre at the Nashik district court, Justice D Y Chandrachud on Saturday said that more such centres will be feature in every district soon with supreme court’s e-committee releasing funds for the same.

    Citing that virtual courts were introduced during the lockdown period triggered, Justice Chandrachud, who is also the chairman of the supreme court’s e-committee, said that there was a huge technological divide given that the members of the bar and litigants not having access to technology. Thus, it was an obligation of the court to reach out to litigants and bar members and provide them the required access.

  • Sun
    Aug
    02
    2020
    IN: Punjab: Amritsar: Online admissions on for colleges, GNDU

    In the wake of Covid-19, major colleges in city have commenced with online admissions for the current and new sessions in 2020-21. Going digital, the GNDU has also set up infrastructure for the online admissions and conduct of online classes in its new session.

    Meanwhile, Khalsa College has set up a website for admissions and for students specifically reaching out to the college for any administrative and academic queries. It has also been collecting through online portal. Principal Mehal Singh, informed that the college has set up two e-portals for the purpose. “The students may reach out to college website (www.khalsacollege.edu.in) and e-governance software (www.kccsasr.com) for the admission purpose and the complete online admission process will help students to take admission in any of the streams,” he said.

  • Sat
    Aug
    01
    2020
    SG: The Limestone Network Plans Blockchain-Based City for 2022 Launch

    The Limestone Network, a space based in Singapore, is looking to develop blockchain-based smart cities that run autonomously. According to a press release, the group wants to expand on what cities are already using – like cameras and sensors – but to utilize blockchain to protect that data and ensure user privacy.

    This network was established with a “100-hectare private development project” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the release notes. It welcomes 10,000 tenants and a daily population of 190,000 people, the release states.

  • Sat
    Aug
    01
    2020
    MY: Miles to go for health tech

    The pandemic has certainly put a focus on healthcare and health-related products and services.

    But there is still a way to go to increase the adoption of health tech in Malaysia which may slow the trajectory towards digitalisation in the space, particularly in areas such as telemedicine and teleconsultation, which are considered as an efficient way for doctors to reach out to their patients.

  • Fri
    Jul
    31
    2020
    Virus-fighting tech becomes central to Japan's smart-city vision

    Drone delivery, self-driving buses and facial recognition payments featured in plan

    As the Japanese government moves forward with its promotion of smart cities, the ruling party seeks to turn this marriage of technology and infrastructure toward combating pandemics.

    The Liberal Democratic Party envisions using data from antibody testing to publish information on how infections are distributed geographically. The condition of patients with mild or no symptoms could be monitored with wearable devices and made freely accessible to the public. Broader use of telemedicine is in the proposal as well.

  • Fri
    Jul
    31
    2020
    Largest UK smart-city wide, low carbon energy system plans unveiled

    • Low carbon, smart energy scheme in Peterborough aims to deliver a significant drop in CO2 emissions by 2030, while cutting energy bills by up to a quarter.
    • Scheme could be rolled out to other UK towns and cities to help UK achieve its Net Zero ambitions
    • Project is being led by Peterborough City Council, whose partners include SSE Enterprise, Element Energy, Cranfield University, Smarter Grid Solutions and Sweco UK.

    Today (23rd July 2020), sees the launch of plans for the largest smart city-wide, low carbon energy system in the UK.

  • Fri
    Jul
    31
    2020
    IN: Small biz may gain from government’s data plan

    • The panel has sought feedback by 13 August
    • According to experts, while sharing of non-personal data—information that cannot identify a person—is a good idea in principle, the final recommendation can do with some tweaks

    Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as well as small startups will benefit more than larger companies from the government’s new plan to allow sharing of non-personal data, according to the expert committee looking into its governance framework.

  • Fri
    Jul
    31
    2020
    CN: Chinachem, SCC team up to raise cybersecurity standards for smart buildings

    Builder, experts’ group aim to promote IoT-based property technology in Hong Kong

    Chinachem Group and Smart City Consortium (SCC) have agreed to collaborate in the development of Internet of Things property technology (IoT PropTech), which will help elevate cybersecurity standards in the city.

  • Thu
    Jul
    30
    2020
    TH: 'Smart city' plan or is it the eve of destruction?

    Upon hearing that the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has launched an initiative to make Bangkok's old town in the Rattanakosin area a smart city, I became curious. What does the agency have in mind when it thinks of "smart city"?

    More importantly, the BMA's credits in old town management is next to zero. The agency tends to use a heavy-handed approach in dealing with older communities. There are allegations that it has no understanding when it comes to the old town and residents and that unfortunately, is blamed for its demolition of more than a few old communities and markets.

  • Thu
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    30
    2020
    CN: Smart cities in a post-pandemic world

    While COVID-19 is a substantial policy problem unto itself, it will also have many knock-on impacts, including on smart city projects, Kris Hartley writes.

    COVID-19 has arrested the world’s attention, and for good reason. However, policy challenges that were urgent before the crisis, if anyone can remember them, have not gone away. Climate change, socio-economic inequality, rapid urbanisation, and digital transformation, among other issues, remain salient around the world.

  • Thu
    Jul
    30
    2020
    VN: Project to build national database on citizens launched

    The Police Department on Administrative Management of Social Order (under the Ministry of Public Security) on July 20 co-organized the launch of the project to develop the national database on citizens with joint-names contractor VNPT-HADIC-GTEL ICT.

    The national database on citizens gathers basic information of all Vietnamese citizens before standardizing, digitalizing, and storing it to serve management tasks of the Government as well as trading activities of organizations and individuals. Therefore, participants of the project must have great IT potentials and sufficient experience.

  • Thu
    Jul
    30
    2020
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Madurai: Plea to stop Smart City work at Tamukkam ground

    A plea has been filed before the Madras high court seeking to stop construction work on a multipurpose convention centre carried out under Smart City project at Tamukkam ground in Madurai.

    A division bench of justice M Sathyanarayanan and justice P Rajamanickam sought response from the Madurai Corporation while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by C Nethaji Karthikeyan, founder of Madurai based NGO Ilam Kaalaigal Trust. The petitioner stated that Tamukkam ground is one of the historical sites in Madurai. It was created during Nayak kingdomand was used for display of royal entertainment events. The ground, which extends to nearly 9.68 acres is maintained by the corporation.

  • Thu
    Jul
    30
    2020
    PL: Living in Poznan becomes easier with the new Smart City app

    Poznan just checked off several items on its Smart City list. On Monday, the Polish city launched a new application, that both keeps citizens informed about important events and facilitates their communication with the local authorities.

    The Smart City Poznan app can signal anything from road perturbations and breakdowns to weather warnings, and smog reports. What is more, it enables users to report problems or submit suggestions with just a few clicks.

  • Wed
    Jul
    29
    2020
    US: Dublin, Ohio Gets Smart City Infrastructure from Fujitsu

    Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. has completed deployment of a CBRS-enabled, Smart Parking pilot application for citizens of Dublin, Ohio, the company said.

    The trial, which is part of the broader Connected Dublin initiative, aims to improve local business success and lower carbon emissions by measuring and analyzing parking patterns and making those insights visible to community leaders and residents.

  • Wed
    Jul
    29
    2020
    Digital identity initiatives for government services see a mix of progress and delay

    Companies in Malaysia see greater opportunity for adoption of biometrics and AI technologies to support a digital economy and financial inclusion arising as the government carries out its connectivity plans, The Malaysian Reserve, reports.

    The managing director of NEC’s Malaysian subsidiary says that the National Fiberisation, Connectivity Plan 2 and 5G initiatives will enable businesses to launch more digital services. He also says the company will focus on supporting the government’s digital economy push, providing biometrics and other technologies for smooth and secure authentication that meets eKYC requirements.

  • Wed
    Jul
    29
    2020
    telecommunications|21 July, 2020 UAE No.1 in Arab world for telecom infrastructure, 7th globally: UN report

    The UAE also ranked 1st in the Arab Region and 4th globally in launching and using 5G networks

    The UAE has been ranked first in the Arab region and seventh globally in the Telecommunication Infrastructure Index (TII), according to the UN E-Government Survey 2020. It also ranked second in Asia, according to the index.

    In addition, the UAE made significant progress in the global competitiveness indicators of the telecommunications sector in the report, maintaining the 1st place globally in the mobile subscription index, and advancing from 2nd to 1st globally in the mobile broadband Internet subscription index. As for the Internet users index, the UAE moved up to 5th from 13th globally, achieving a qualitative leap in the fixed broadband subscription index, as it moved up to 29th from 68th in the world.

  • Tue
    Jul
    28
    2020
    Smart buildings and smart cities: a burden or opportunity?

    Drees & Sommer discusses how we can turn theoretical concept of smart cities into a reality during roundtable event

    How we can turn the still largely theoretical concept of smart cities as an urban and architectural vision that combines economy, ecology and technology, into a reality.

    This was the topic of a virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Drees & Sommer where a panel of regional experts shared their perspectives on the development of smart buildings and cities.

  • Tue
    Jul
    28
    2020
    GCC malware analysis platform launched

    A cybersecurity platform for analysing malware was launched during the sixth GCC eGovernment Ministerial Committee meeting, held via video conference by the general secretariat in Riyadh. In attendance were ministers, chief executives and director-generals of GCC eGovernment programmes.

    Interior Minister General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa deputised Information and eGovernment Authority chief executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed to participate in the conference. The platform provides dynamic analysis to detect malware stored on servers, helping to unify and coordinate GCC countries’ efforts to ensure security and information protection.

  • Tue
    Jul
    28
    2020
    NG: FG approves deployment of phase 2 national ICT infrastructure backbone

    The Federal Government has given the final approval for the deployment of phase 2 of the National ICT Infrastructure Backbone (NICTIB) Project of the Federal Secretariats across the country by Galaxy backbone limited.

    The phase two of the project has been on-going with Galaxy Backbone Limited which earlier targeted March 2019 for overall completion of the project.

  • Tue
    Jul
    28
    2020
    Bangladesh slips four notches in EGDI

    Bangladesh has slipped four notches down to 119th position in the UN E-Government Development Index (EGDI) that measures the position of a country in terms of provision of online services, telecommunication connectivity and human capacity.

    Despite a downward move in ranking of 193 countries, Bangladesh has scored 0.5189 in the index that is higher than 0.4862 secured in the 2018 edition of the EGDI, according to the report.

  • Mon
    Jul
    27
    2020
    Government struggles to achieve “e-Japan”

    The Japanese government has admitted that it has experienced some setbacks in its attempts to “go digital.” But in its newly announced “Basic Policy on Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform for 2020”, the Abe administration has signaled it is redoubling its efforts on this front, making restructuring the e-government system its utmost priority.

    The basic policies approved by the cabinet on Friday include a pledge to speed up the government’s transition to digital work arrangements. This comes as the coronavirus pandemic has laid bare just how far behind other developed countries Japan lags in this regard.

  • Mon
    Jul
    27
    2020
    Saudi Neom could become the first ‘health tech’ capital of the world

    Neom is ushering in a new era of modern medicine, leading to countless effective treatments and therapies

    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has catalyzed the digital transformation in the health care sector. As part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan, NEOM, the Kingdom’s futuristic smart city and Vision’s centerpiece, has an unprecedented opportunity to become the first health technology (health tech) capital of the world, and a global hub for innovation and cooperation in health and wellness technology.

  • Mon
    Jul
    27
    2020
    EU: Why Are Smart Cities Growing in Popularity?

    Today we have smartphones, smart TVs and, before long, smart cities. Take a look at different countries, and you’ll notice these cities growing all over the world. Why are these hi-tech, interconnected urban areas becoming so popular, and what’s next for them?

    Other “smart” technologies, like phones and home appliances, became popular for their convenience or versatility. The rise of connected cities tells a similar story, but it goes deeper than that. Like many technological advancements, these hi-tech urban areas come mostly out of need. To understand why the cities of the future look this way, you need to know the shortcomings of today’s metropolises.

  • Mon
    Jul
    27
    2020
    PH: Bong Go’s E-governance

    The call of Sen. Bong Go to government departments and agencies to avail of new information and communication technologies is not only part of the solution to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus but will curb corruption in the government bureaucracy. The other ultimate advantage is efficiency in government service.

    Information technology had been with us but sadly you can count on your left-hand fingers the number of government agencies that migrated their systems from the traditional person-to-person to no-contact transactions.

  • Mon
    Jul
    27
    2020
    NG: Smart City: Lagos begins fibre duct infrastructure project

    The Lagos State government has begun its smart city initiative with the unified fibre duct infrastructure and connectivity project across all the Local Government Areas and local community development Areas in the state.

    A statement from Western Telecoms and Engineering (the Special Purpose Vehicle in charge of the project), the project will enable planning of fibre routes in accordance to developmental and social need of the state with demography and geographical considerations.

  • Sun
    Jul
    26
    2020
    Kenya’s internet balloons could help to bridge the digital divide

    Kenya has, in partnership with Google’s sister firm, Loon, launched a fleet of 35 internet balloons that will provide internet services to remote areas of the country. This is the first balloon-powered internet to launch in Africa. Nixon Muganda explains how these will work and the opportunities they can bring.

    Q: How do internet balloons work and do many countries use them?

    Google’s internet balloons are wireless Internet connectivity towers that float in the stratosphere. They beam Internet signals to earth-based stations, which then transmit the internet to users through internet service providers.

  • Sun
    Jul
    26
    2020
    Oman focuses on raising telecom, human capital scores

    COVID-19 has seen a move towards digital services more than ever and has seen a speed up to use Artificial Intelligence technology

    Enjoying the 50th global position in e-government in the UN index, the Sultanate’s focus areas now are telecom and human capital, which stand at 63 and 72 positions respectively.

    The Ministry of Technology and Communications (MoTC) is studying how to improve these two sectors.

  • Sun
    Jul
    26
    2020
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Expedite Smart City work: Traders

    With both sides of South Masi Street having been dug up for the Smart City project, commuters and traders are facing the brunt due to frequent traffic congestion.

    Madurai Corporation took up construction of drainage and pedestrian path in all the four Masi streets a few months ago.

  • Sun
    Jul
    26
    2020
    IN: Madhya Pradesh: ‘Khurai to be made Mini Smart City’

    Minister Bhupendra Singh announced various development works costing Rs 22 crore of Nagar Palika Parishad Khurai of Sagar district on Saturday. In a programme organised in Khurai, he mentioned that comprehensive development of Khurai will be done

    Minister for Urban Development and Housing Bhupendra Singh has said that Khurai will be developed as Mini Smart City. He announced various development works costing Rs 22 crore of Nagar Palika Parishad Khurai of Sagar district on Saturday. In a programme organised in Khurai, he mentioned that comprehensive development of Khurai will be done. He made announcement for Rs 2 crore 86 lakh for Atal Bihari Vajpayee Residential Colony, Rs one crore 50 lakh for construction of CC Road, sewerage system and other development works from special grant, Rs 16 crore for BLC Houses and Rs 2 crore for Haat Bazaar.

  • Sun
    Jul
    26
    2020
    PH: Poe files bill to institutionalize online gov't services

    Senator Grace Poe has filed a measure seeking to institutionalize e-governance to allow Filipinos to avail of government services without having to physically come and wait in line inside various agencies.

    Poe filed Senate Bill 1683 or the proposed E-Government Act of 2020 in a bid to enable the public to file and receive personal claims or loans as well as business-related requirements with ease through an interconnected online government system.

  • Sat
    Jul
    25
    2020
    US: Arizona: ASU, smart-region partners collaborate with Mastercard to provide crucial spending data

    The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is playing a leading role through its Center for Law, Science and Innovation in Greater Phoenix’s push to become a top tech-driven “smart region.”

    Renowned for being nimble and keeping pace with rapid science and technology developments, the center is helping to address extraordinary legal and regulatory questions that accompany innovation. Those challenges are exemplified as regional leaders embrace the promise of smart technology.

  • Sat
    Jul
    25
    2020
    PH: E-government for transparent, efficient service — Sen. Poe

    Senator Grace Poe is pushing for the establishment of an “E-Government” to improve the delivery of government services and public access.

    Poe on Saturday, July 18, said it is high time for the institutionalization of electronic governance that will swiftly respond to the concerns of citizens to spare them from risks and having to wait in long lines.

  • Sat
    Jul
    25
    2020
    NG: NITDA to Empower 75,000 Kaduna Youths with Digital Skills

    The Director General, National Information Technology Technology Development Agency, NITDA and the Kaduna state government have begun a process of training 75,000 people from the state in various aspect of Information Technology in order to enhance the human capital development in the state.

    This followed the courtesy visit by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) who paid a courtesy visit to the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasiru Elrufai last Saturday in the company of the Director General of NITDA.

  • Sat
    Jul
    25
    2020
    NZ: Hamilton's Smart City star rises with award announcement

    Hamilton's growing reputation as a tech-savvy, innovative and smart city received an international boost this week when Enlighten Designs was announced as the winner of the 2020 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award for New Zealand.

    Hamilton City Council Chief Executive Richard Briggs says the award highlights some of the amazing work being done by businesses and individuals in Hamilton and reinforces the value of the city's 'Smart Hamilton' programme.

  • Sat
    Jul
    25
    2020
    MY: Penang: New CEO to speed up state’s digital transformation

    Digital Penang Sdn Bhd, an agency under the Penang government, has announced technologist Tony Yeoh as its new chief executive officer.

    Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said Yeoh has vast experience, having lived and worked in seven countries in Asia and has now returned to contribute to his home state.

    Founded this year, Digital Penang Sdn Bhd was formed to accelerate efforts in pursuing opportunities in the digital economy as well as to promote a digitally engaged society.

  • Sat
    Jul
    25
    2020
    Vietnam effectively implements smart city model to fight against Covid-19

    An online conference among members of the ASEAN Smart Cities Network (ASCN) was held yesterday to update the status of Covid-19 fight in the region. In this event, Vietnam as the Rotating President of ASCN in 2020 shared its experience to use technology in this fierce combat.

    After joining in ASCN, Vietnam has launched various practical activities like the project ‘Developing Smart Cities in Vietnam in the Period from 2018 – 2025, with a Vision to 2030’. This project prioritizes three specific goals of planning smart cities, managing smart cities, and developing proper utilities for these cities.

  • Fri
    Jul
    24
    2020
    IN: Punjab and Haryana: Badnore inaugurates e-challan system for Chandigarh

    A part of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’ project, the system provides comprehensive digital solution for enforcement of traffic rules through an Android-based mobile application

    Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore on Friday digitally inaugurated the state-of-the-art e-challan system from Punjab Raj Bhawan here.

    It is a comprehensive digital solution for enforcement of traffic rules delivered through an Android-based mobile application.

  • Fri
    Jul
    24
    2020
    Artificial Intelligence and Innovation in the UAE’s National Discourse

    For some time now, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been adopting artificial intelligence (AI) in the public and business sectors. This is part of the Gulf country’s economic diversification strategy, aimed at transforming the UAE away from an oil-dependent economy to a knowledge-based one. AI is generally conceived as human intelligence processes which are simulated by computer systems, including learning, reasoning, problem-solving, planning, predictive analytics, and advanced robotics.

    Like other Arab states, the UAE has advanced a public discourse based on a dominant narrative of nationalism which is meant to solidify its image while reinforcing the Emirati rulers’ power and legitimacy. Its foundational theme is made up of different frames such as diversity, tolerance, moderation, international cooperation, humanitarianism, and modernity. State leaders use narratives not only to persuade and influence a national and international audience of its image and self-perception, but also as a means to determine its understanding of its place and purpose in the international system.

  • Fri
    Jul
    24
    2020
    Japan Govt Sets Guidelines to Boost Self-Digitization Efforts

    The cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, at an extraordinary meeting Friday, adopted basic economic and fiscal policy guidelines calling for intensified efforts to digitize administrative work over the next year.

    The coronavirus crisis has highlighted the Japanese government's inferior online capabilities. With its poor information technology infrastructure, the government failed to swiftly implement relief programs to coronavirus-hit businesses and people,including 100,000-yen cash handouts to all households.

  • Fri
    Jul
    24
    2020
    Artificial Intelligence Without Cyber Resilience In South Asia – OpEd

    Artificial intelligence is becoming one of the defining technologies of 21st century. Today AI is being deployed in health care systems, financial trading, translation and transportation and military technology massively. The technology and terminology “artificial intelligence” are not the product of 21st century, rather the term was coined in 1956 at Dartmouth summer workshop organized to develop thinking machines.

    However, there is no single definition of this technology, thus is quite difficult to define. According to a definition proposed by European Commission, artificial intelligence (AI) is a system with capability to achieve given goal by acting physically or digitally, after perceiving their environment by interpreting the structured or unstructured data, reasoning the knowledge derived from this data and deciding the best actions to perform the given goal.

  • Fri
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    24
    2020
    Europe is a digital laggard, says Ericsson CEO

    • Börje Ekholm says Europe is years behind in its digital capabilities
    • Urges Europe to accelerate its adoption of 5G
    • Signals more R&D investments in 5G core
    • Swedish vendor holds up well in Q2

    Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm is worried about Europe.

    “The problem we have is that Europe is rapidly falling behind in digital infrastructure,” he stated during the vendor’s second quarter earnings presentation. “It's behind in 4G penetration, probably by… an average two to three years – that has led to a lot of loss of economic value in Europe as a continent.

  • Thu
    Jul
    23
    2020
    IN: Uttarakhand: Dehradun: Urban Development Directorate becomes paperless

    Chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat launched a software for online trade license, property tax and mixed services here on Wednesday.

    Rawat said that e-office system will enhance department efficiency and bring qualitative changes while also bring transparency in public services and enhance answerability.

    At the same time, the citizens will be able to access these services conveniently from home. This facility should also be provided to public through common service centres, he said.

  • Thu
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    23
    2020
    Jamaica needs to accelerate digital transformation

    The world has entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution exemplified by the fusion of the digital, biological, and physical worlds, as well as the accelerated utilisation of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, robotics, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and advanced wireless technologies, among other things. If appropriately harnessed, these digital technologies hold immeasurable potential to leapfrog the socio-economic development of countries across the world. In particular, these technologies can fundamentally transform the interactions and value-added exchanges among the key stakeholders of development — governments, businesses and citizens.

  • Thu
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    23
    2020
    MO: New e-government law will streamline administrative proceedings

    Introduction

    Under the Administrative Procedure Code (Decree-Law 57/99/M, dated 11 October 1999), administrative acts in Macau must generally be performed in writing. Thus, given the way in which COVID-19 has affected everyday life, Law 2/2020 (dated 30 March 2020), which was recently approved by the General Assembly, could not have come at a more appropriate time.

    This article sets out the main features of the new law, which will enter into force on 28 September 2020.

  • Thu
    Jul
    23
    2020
    IN: Nagaland: Kohima Municipal Council and Smart City offices reopen

    Offices of the Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) and Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) have resumed its function on July 14 after all primary and secondary contacts were tested negative for Covid-19.

    KSCDL and KMC offices, which function in the same building, were temporary suspended for 12 days following detection of an official from Smart City as well as a staff from KMC for Covid-19 on July 1 and 8 respectively. Subsequent to the two frontline workers testing positive for the virus, the building was closed for some days, while the other employees went into self isolation at home until their test results were confirmed.

  • Thu
    Jul
    23
    2020
    IE: Connaught: Galway as a Smart City in the 'New Normal'

    Becoming a Smart City will greatly enhance Galway's ability to navigate the post Covid-19 world

    Covid-19 is changing the way we behave in Galway city. We all know now how complicated life is being in confinement, trying to keep a good balance between personal life and professional activities while working from home and/or also living with high levels of stress when there is a health or safety risk in our surroundings.

  • Thu
    Jul
    23
    2020
    PH: Go pushes shift to e-governance

    Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday called on the government to prioritize the transition of applicable government processes to e-governance with the use of available information and communications technologies as gaps in the delivery of services become more evident amid the pandemic.

    “There are processes in government that can be better implemented with the use of modern technologies. We saw this during the Covid-19 crisis where most of our daily transactions need to evolve,” Go explained in Filipino.

  • Wed
    Jul
    22
    2020
    EU: E-democracy: How to participate in politics digitally

    The coronavirus pandemic has brought many parts of public life to a halt. The European Youth Event (EYE), which was set to gather 9,000 young people in Strasbourg at the end of May, could not take place this year along with many other political and youth conferences. As a result, it has become more difficult for citizens to make their voices heard. A possible solution could be moving democratic processes to the Internet and participating digitally. Whereas so-called e-democracy comes with some risks, it could also be an opportunity for the European Union to explore new forms of debate.

  • Wed
    Jul
    22
    2020
    Investment in infrastructure key to Saudi digital future, says experts

    Increased investment in infrastructure is essential to securing Saudi Arabia’s digital future, said leading experts at a key virtual roundtable discussion hosted by Cisco, a worldwide leader in IT technology.

    Titled ‘Securing the Internet for the Future: Investing in the Road to Recovery’, the event saw leading telecommunication service providers and industry regulators explore key learnings from recent events and evaluate the capability to meet expected demands of future work and communication.

  • Wed
    Jul
    22
    2020
    KE: Blockchain technology to boost power access in rural areas

    Summary:

    • The new smart-grid solar technology is being piloted in the village by Hivos East Africa.
    • The micro-grid is backed by blockchain technology which keeps all the data on power distribution and purchase.
    • Details of all the locals using the system are fed and secured using blockchain technology.
    • The seller can then check the amount of electricity he sold or the amount of money he has made in a month.

    For rural communities across the country where electricity is either non-existent or costly and intermittent, off-grid solar technology is the answer.

  • Wed
    Jul
    22
    2020
    CA: Bike Share Toronto collaborates with private sector association

    The partnership will offer members of the Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario a number of rewards and benefits and help promote cycling in the city.

    Bike Share Toronto and the Canadian Automobile Association South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) have formed a multi-year partnership.

  • Wed
    Jul
    22
    2020
    US: Risky business: The wins and losses of pandemic-era urban mobility

    During a Knight Foundation webinar, mobility leaders discussed the ups and downs that have occurred nationally as transit agencies work to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

    The pandemic has upended public and private mobility services. Public transit is " hemorrhaging money" due to plummeting ridership while micromobility companies have pulled scooters and bikes from a number of cities, leaving some residents and essential workers to scramble for transportation options.

  • Wed
    Jul
    22
    2020
    IE: Dublin pilots van-free city centre deliveries with UPS

    Dublin is trialling mini urban distribution centres and powered walkers and quad cycles to enable city centre deliveries that don’t contribute to local emissions or congestion.

    The pilot is funded by Dublin City Council, Enterprise Ireland and Belfast City Council and the system was developed as part of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) challenge, which sought new approaches to optimising deliveries.

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    Jul
    21
    2020
    Myanmar, China to Promote Cross-Border e-Commerce Systems

    Myanmar and China plan to promote cooperation on digital economy and cross-border e-commerce systems to allow trade and economic activity to proceed smoothly during times of pandemic.

    An online meeting was held on Thursday between the Mandalay Region government, the Myanmar Ministry of Commerce, the International Liaison Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (IDCPC) and the government of China’s Yunnan province. The meeting aimed to promote collaboration between Mandalay Region and Yunnan province in implementing bilateral agreements between the two countries, especially the promotion of digital economy and e-commerce.

  • Tue
    Jul
    21
    2020
    AE: MoF completes phase one of the e-Dirham system transformation

    The first phase of the transformation of the e-Dirham system included the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Energy and Industry, and several national banks

    The Ministry of Finance, MoF, announced the completion of phase one of the transformation of the e-Dirham system, in cooperation with relevant ministries and national banks across the UAE.

  • Tue
    Jul
    21
    2020
    Sri Lanka jumps nine positions in UN E-Gov Index

    Making a significant progress from its preceding ranking, in the 2020 United Nations E-Government Development Index (EGDI), Sri Lanka has advanced its position to the 85th from 94th in 2018. While this wasn’t the highest position Sri Lanka has achieved over the twenty years of survey period, it can be seen a substantial advancement as country position has been sliding over the last few years.

    In sub components, Sri Lanka has achieved a Very High Human Capital Index (HCI) with a High Telecommunication Infrastructure Index (TII) and a High Online Services Index (OSI). It is the only South Asian country to make such a balanced achievement. Bangladesh and India have been ranked ‘Middle’ in their Telecommunication Infrastructure, while Pakistan is ranked ‘Low’. The survey identifies Sri Lanka as a Sub-Regional Leader and its position is used to benchmark the rest in South Asian region.

  • Tue
    Jul
    21
    2020
    NG: We Need Journalists to achieve Digital Revolution – Pantami

    The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami says for federal government to fully achieve the Digital Nigeria Agenda, there was need to reskill journalists in the country with digital skills.

    Dr. Pantami spoke at the Opening Ceremony of Digital Skills Training for ICT Journalists holding at the e-Government Training Center, Public Service Institute of Nigeria, Dutse Alhaji, Kubwa Express Way, Abuja with the theme: “Digital Skills in News Reportage for ICT Journalists”.

  • Tue
    Jul
    21
    2020
    ZA: Johannesburg: Smart city innovative solutions wanted

    The City is looking for smart ways to detect, track and predict the spread of Covid- 19 while also looking for solutions to help the most vulnerable residents.

    Digital, technological and smart innovation spaces have been among some of the more important services accessed by people across the world during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Mon
    Jul
    20
    2020
    AE: Moro Hub inaugurates its Smart Cities Command and Control Centre contributing to Dubai 10X initiatives

    Moro Hub inaugurates its Smart Cities Command and Control Centre contributing to Dubai 10X initiatives

    HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has inaugurated today the Smart Cities Command and Control Centre of Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA. As a Dubai 10X enabler, Moro Hub's new centre provides services in Intelligent IoT Platforms, Cyber Security and Managed Services to support the Government and Enterprise customers in their digital transformation journey.

  • Mon
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    20
    2020
    PH: Go urges gov’t to transition to ‘better normal’ and provide more efficient service

    Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has urged the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and other concerned agencies to prioritize developing e-governance systems and transform the conduct of government processes to make government more efficient, accessible, and responsive to the changing times.

    “Sa panahon ngayon, lahat nagta-transition na to online — from e-governance, e-commerce, and also online learning. Importante na hindi po maiwan ang bansa pagdating sa transition to the digital age (Everyone is transitioning to online. It is important that we are not left behind in this transition to the digital age),” Go said.

  • Mon
    Jul
    20
    2020
    TH: E-government rank takes big jump forward

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is delighted with the improvement in Thailand's rankings on the United Nations' E-Government Development Index (EGDI), which went up to 57th this year from 73rd in 2018, government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said on Sunday.

    The index ranks countries based on their governments' deployment of technology to provide services for its citizens. The assessment, which is conducted every two years, is based on three components, namely the scope and quality of online services, status of telecommunication infrastructure and quality of human capacity.

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    20
    2020
    Saudi Arabia moves up 9 notches in UN e-government index

    The Kingdom has improved its digital infrastructure index ranking, jumping 40 notches to the 27th globally

    Saudi Arabia moved up nine notches in the United Nations E-Government Development Index (EGDI) in 2020. The Kingdom has improved its digital infrastructure index ranking, jumping 40 notches to the 27th globally.

  • Sun
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    19
    2020
    Industry 4.0: A New Relationship Between Factory and Society

    What happens when the sensor-imbued city acquires the ability to see – almost as if it had eyes? During the 2019 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (UABB), titled "Urban Interactions," Archdaily is working with the curators of the "Eyes of the City" section at the Biennial to stimulate a discussion on how new technologies – and Artificial Intelligence in particular – might impact architecture and urban life. Here you can find all the information about the “Eyes of the City” section, curated by Carlo Ratti, Politecnico di Torino, and SCUT - including exhibits, events, and project's blueprints.

    For some years now, a key issue in European debate has catalysed the attention of economists, sociologists, technologists, policymakers and trade unionists: Industry 4.0. Established in Germany in 2012 and initially discussed in an almost exclusively technological key, the issue has overwhelmed the political agenda of the main European economies, stimulating industrial policies and state support, but also provoking heated debates on the future of work and on the new relationship between factory and society.

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    19
    2020
    VN: HCM City develops wide-ranging AI strategy

    HCM City is drawing up a wide-ranging plan to promote artificial intelligence (AI) development and research in the near future, Duong Anh Duc, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, has said.

    The municipal People’s Committee recently met with Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Bui The Duy to discuss the national AI strategy and organisation of a 2020 Vietnam Artificial Intelligence Day.

  • Sun
    Jul
    19
    2020
    Zimbabwe's new cyber law to target online government and military critics

    Zimbabwe could sanction the search for government critics online, thanks to a planned cyber-security law earmarked to make it an offence to spread falsehoods and deal with leakage of official information on social media and the internet, The Standard can report.

    Fired Health minister Obadiah Moyo is currently facing trial for a scandal over issuance of a tender to a company reportedly linked to associates of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's family, after a protracted campaign on social networking platforms and online media that involved leaked documents.

  • Sat
    Jul
    18
    2020
    UAE, Bahrain top Gulf region in UN online service index

    The UAE ranked first in GCC in the online service index (OSI) issued by UN within the e-Government Development Index (EGDI), while Bahrain clinched the second spot. Saudi Arabia came third in the index followed by Kuwait and Oman in 4th and 5th place respectively.

    The UAE topped the OSI for Western Asia region and ranked eighth globally in EGDI. The Gulf country has also been ranked 4th in Asia in this indicator.

  • Sat
    Jul
    18
    2020
    ZA: Joburg: Digital startups and innovators called to help the City create Smart Innovative Solutions

    The City is looking for smart ways to detect, track and predict the spread of Covid- 19 while also looking for solutions to help the most vulnerable residents.

    Digital, technological and smart innovation spaces have been among some of the more important services accessed by people across the world during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Sat
    Jul
    18
    2020
    Oman ranks fifth in Arab world in e-governance

    The Sultanate has ranked fifth in the Arab world in the list of countries with highly developed electronic governance systems, according to a report issued by the United Nations.

    A statement issued online by the Oman News Agency (ONA), said: "The United Nations ranked Oman fifth in the Arab world in the list of countries considered 'very advanced in the field of electronic government' across the world for the current year 2020, according to a new report issued by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs affiliated to the UN."

  • Sat
    Jul
    18
    2020
    NG: e-Government: FG compiles civil servants’ digital skills competency

    The Federal Government has started the process of ascertaining the digital skills competency of all federal civil servants.

    The development is coming at a time the government is encouraging virtual meetings and workshops as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19.

    The Office of the Head of Service of the Federation has therefore directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to forward the competency profile of all their staff members on or before July 31, 2020.

  • Fri
    Jul
    17
    2020
    Qatar stresses role of digital tech in human progress

    The State of Qatar stressed yesterday the important role digital technology is playing in facilitating human progress, and the big contribution it is making in enhancing and protecting human rights and basic freedoms, but noted that the same technologies could be used in ways that threaten cyber security with methods such as fake news and manipulating social media platforms.

    This came during the speech of the State of Qatar given by Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission in Geneva Mohammed Abdulla Al Buainaine in the 44th regular session of the Human Rights Council on the opportunities and challenges that new digital technologies pose on enhancing and protecting human rights.

  • Fri
    Jul
    17
    2020
    Nigeria hits 40.18% broadband penetration – Dr Isa Pantami

    Nigeria has achieved 40.18 percent Broadband penetration, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Alli Ibrahim Pantami has said.

    The Minister revealed this on Thursday, while inaugurating Broadband Implementation Steering Committee (BISC) to accelerate the attainment of 70 percent broadband penetration target by 2025 in Abuja. Pantami, who expressed satisfaction with the contribution of the sector to the nation’s GDP, described the contribution as unprecedented.

  • Fri
    Jul
    17
    2020
    World Bank says digitalization critical to reviving Uganda’s economy amid COVID-19

    The World Bank said in a report Wednesday that digital technologies are critical in reviving Uganda’s economy, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The international finance institution said in the latest edition of the Uganda Economic Update that the country’s economy this year is projected to grow between 0.4 to 1.7 percent.

  • Fri
    Jul
    17
    2020
    IN: Punjab: MP reviews progress of Smart City project work

    Member of Parliament Santokh Singh Chaudhary on Thursday reviewed the progress of ongoing development works under the Smart City Mission in a meeting held at his residence and said few big works like Burlton Park project had slowed down because of hindrance in tender process due to the pandemic.

    The MP said the CEOs of the smart city projects were changed in recent times, and now that the MC Commissioner is the new CEO, he would be looking after the projects. “That’s why I had called the meeting,” he said.

  • Thu
    Jul
    16
    2020
    US: California: Miramar: Marines connect smart base infrastructure

    The Marines are working to design and operate a smart base testbed to support the resiliency of critical infrastructure at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar near San Diego, Calif.

    Partnering with US Ignite, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing smart communities, officials at Miramar expect the new project to leverage that facility's investments in both autonomous vehicles testing and microgrid technology.

  • Thu
    Jul
    16
    2020
    The Growth Of China’s New Smart Cities Hails Further Innovation For The Global Entertainment Industry

    China's economic planners have made the decision to tailor Hainan, a province in the South China Sea, into a Free Trade Port (FTP). In Hainan, the smart city is welcoming many high-tech industries but could also be a game-changer for the global entertainment industry.

    The smart city has been built on the basis of the Hainan Resort Software Community (RSC), one of the largest technological parks in the world, which is a strategic joint project between the Hainan Provincial Government and China Electronic Corporation, a Global Top 500 company.

  • Thu
    Jul
    16
    2020
    GB: East of England: Peterborough full fibre broadband project online and on track

    Works to bring full fibre broadband to Peterborough is continuing across the city - with half of the population set to have he service by the autumn.

    CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, is now installing full fibre in Woodston, Eastgate, Werrington and Hampton, with Fletton, Orton Northgate and Orton Wistow due to start later this month, adding to its growing presence across Peterborough.

  • Thu
    Jul
    16
    2020
    VN: Government report-information system to be launched next month

    A government report information system will be launched on August 15, heard a meeting chaired by Minister and Chairman of the Government’s Office Mai Tien Dung and held in Hanoi on July 8.

    The system is in service of the Government and Prime Minister’s administration directions.

    It will also serve as a communication channel to promote connection within the State administrative agencies.

  • Wed
    Jul
    15
    2020
    ZA: City of Joburg launches Smart City Innovation Challenge for tech startups

    Two tech startups have the opportunity to win R100 000 each in the Smart City Innovation Challenge, an initiative developed by the City of Johannesburg in partnership with Tshimologong Innovation Precinct.

    In an official statement, the City of Johannesburg explains the aim of the innovative challenge.

  • Tue
    Jul
    14
    2020
    TH: Depa proposes 100 smart cities

    Localities would get treatment by 2022

    The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa) has set an ambitious goal to turn 100 cities nationwide into smart cities in two years to improve the economy and quality of life in line with the 20-year national strategy plan.

    Cities in six provinces plus Bangkok have begun the process of transforming into smart cities. The provinces are Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao.

  • Tue
    Jul
    14
    2020
    IN: Haryana: 472 smart cameras to keep an eye on traffic, criminals in Karnal

    The infrared cameras will be fixed at 29 spots in the city, including five main chowks on NH-44

    As many as 472 smart surveillance cameras will be installed in Karnal under the smart city project to monitor traffic movement and keep tabs on criminal activities. The infrared cameras will be fixed at 29 spots in the city, including five main chowks on NH-44.

  • Tue
    Jul
    14
    2020
    IN: CSC SPV to open ICT-enabled schools in every block by end of 2021

    State-owned e-governance entity CSC SPV plans to open 700 ICT-enabled pre-schools ''Bal Vidyalayas'' by March, and in every block, by the end of the next year, the organisation said on Monday.

    CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, also called CSC SPV, on Monday started 21 Bal Vidyalayas across 10 states -- Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

  • Tue
    Jul
    14
    2020
    IN: West Bengal: CM launches 'Self Scan' app

    For the first time in the history of the country's Information Technology (IT) sector, the Mamata Banerjee government has introduced the "Self Scan" mobile phone app for safe scanning of documents.

    This comes when 59 Chinese apps including Cam Scanner were banned by the Centre in June end.

    "Self Scan" has come up as an unique app to be used when the Cam Scanner is no more available.

  • Tue
    Jul
    14
    2020
    Funding Gap Stalls Zim's E-Procurement System

    The establishment of an electronic procurement system to enhance transparency, efficiency and credibility of the country’s sloppy procurement processes has been hampered by funding shortfalls from external development partners, three years after the project was mooted, 263Chat Business has learnt.

    In 2017, Zimbabwe contracted a British consulting firm, Crown Agency with the funding support of World Bank to develop an electronic procurement strategy which was completed in 2018 as a precursor to the setting up of an electronic system.

  • Mon
    Jul
    13
    2020
    LK: Richardson Technologies Ltd. embarks on long-awaited Smart City Project in Colombo

    Move follows successful conclusion to Court action by unsuccessful bidder Sierra Construction

    Richardson Technologies Ltd. (RTPL) is now going ahead with the long awaited Smart City project in the Colombo municipality areas following the successful conclusion to Court action by the unsuccessful bidder.

    The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) called for tenders from interested parties to submit offers for the Supply, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of LED Smart Street Lighting Systems for the city of Colombo, on a Private Public Partnership basis with zero capital cost to the CMC.

  • Mon
    Jul
    13
    2020
    MO: UM, NKOIL ink deal on collaboration in smart city development

    The public University of Macau (UM) and state-owned Nam Kwong Petroleum & Chemicals Co. Ltd. (NKOIL) have signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement, according to a UM statement on Friday.

    Through the agreement, both parties hope to promote the commercialisation of research results, cultivate talent, and jointly create a smart city in Macao, said the statement released through the Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS).

  • Mon
    Jul
    13
    2020
    Nigeria shows biometric flexibility, slow progress on voter registers continues across Africa

    Biometric voting, and the registration required, are once again proving problematic in several African countries. Somalia will miss its target of a November election as it has been unable to put into place election infrastructure or register its people. In Ghana, the plan to populate a new biometric register is continuing to spark controversy with legal challenges and observers deployed to registration centers. Meanwhile Lagos is attempting video conferencing to verify identity and perform liveness checks on its pensioners, and Gambia releases a progress report on its ID issuance.

  • Mon
    Jul
    13
    2020
    IN: Covid-19 is Accelerating Digital Transformation in Healthcare

    The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the healthcare system not only in India but worldwide. The unabated crisis has led to huge demand from the existing infrastructure which has further exposed vulnerabilities of the healthcare and pharmaceutical supply chains. There is a huge demand and supply gap for healthcare facilities and increasing demand for health care workers threatens to leave some health systems overstretched and unable to operate effectively. Gaia, a Mumbai-based tech company that works on smart city services is also working with hospitals across some of the major Indian cities, is striving to bridge the gap in the healthcare sector with smart technology solutions. In an exclusive interaction with CXOToday, Amrita Chowdhury, Director and Co-founder, Gaia, explains some of the critical challenges in the healthcare system and how the company with the help of technology is helping healthcare sector during the pandemic.

  • Sun
    Jul
    12
    2020
    PH: Gov’t to prohibit online sales of ‘sin’ products

    The Department of Finance (DOF) wants to prohibit online sales of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages to curb underage smokers and drinkers as well as for tax compliance purposes.

    Following the proliferation of merchants selling cigarettes and alcoholic drinks on e-commerce platforms, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said the government will impose a ban against the sale of liquors and cigarettes online.

  • Sun
    Jul
    12
    2020
    Aggregating Indian Smart Cities with Technology

    “Honeywell has rapidly innovated to extend the capabilities of our Smart and Safe City technology deployments to support customer needs. Our Command and Control Centers are being used as the nerve center for operations to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in specific cities. We have also developed and deployed city-specific dashboards, portals and citizen applications to engage with citizens. Authorities can communicate necessary information in a consistent manner, and citizens can get the official view of a city’s status, reducing their need to go to different sources to gather information which at times may also be conflicting”: asserts Akshay Bellare, President Honeywell in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld.

  • Sat
    Jul
    11
    2020
    5 years of Digital India – How far have we come?

    The Digital India programme has witnessed a consistent upward growth trajectory, achieving numerous milestones and dotted with major milestones and flagship initiatives.

    Information technology and communication technologies have huge potential to provide new opportunities and challenges for developing economies. Since the wave of liberalisation in the 1990’s, India has harnessed technologies along with vast economic reforms to open up Indian markets to global businesses and investments. However, in the recent past, the Indian leadership’s focus on amplifying digitisation has deepened and they have begun to acknowledge the potential to transform India into a true technology leader.

  • Sat
    Jul
    11
    2020
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Chennai: Pension applications to be accepted only online

    ‘Now only a few districts are filing applications online’

    The State government has decided to accept applications for old-age pensions (OAP) under eight schemes only online.

    In a communication to the Director (Social Security Schemes) in the Commissionerate of Revenue Administration, Chief Executive Officer of the Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency (TNeGA) said only a few districts were filing applications online.

  • Sat
    Jul
    11
    2020
    IN: Kerala: Education as Substantial Public Interest and the Inherent Inequalities of Online Education

    With online education becoming a new trend amid the coronavirus pandemic, its ability to become democratic and egalitarian in terms of its dissemination is highly debatable.

    The Kerala High Court passed an interim order on June 3, 2020, which restrained a private school from charging an additional fee for online classes from students of third standard and LKG by observing that the ‘Right to Education is sacrosanct in the Constitution of India’. The High Court made special references to the fact that education shall not be denied under any circumstance to any child in the recent context of the suicide by a Dalit student named Devika who couldn’t attend online classes which commenced on June 1. The court referred to the incident as ‘heart burning’. The Court hence asked the State to make adequate arrangements for learning which are inclusive of all.

  • Sat
    Jul
    11
    2020
    Cyprus must get connected before it’s too late

    As Cyprus needs to get connected to keep up with the rest of the world when it comes to digitalising the economy, authorities have decided to step in to boost the country’s fast internet infrastructure.

    After ranked among the bottom five EU countries in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), for another year, the Deputy Ministry of Innovation decided the state must cover the investment gap in laying the groundwork for fast internet connections.

  • Sat
    Jul
    11
    2020
    VN: 5G creates innovation opportunities for all economic sectors

    The development of 5G in Vietnam will be the foundation for innovation for all economic sectors in the country, said Nguyen Phong Nha, deputy general director of the Authority of Telecommunications under the Ministry of Information and Communications.

    The development of 5G in Vietnam will be the foundation for innovation for all economic sectors in the country, said Nguyen Phong Nha, deputy general director of the Authority of Telecommunications under the Ministry of Information and Communications.

  • Fri
    Jul
    10
    2020
    PH: Distance learning and the great ‘divide’

    Recent reports show that of the 28 million students targeted for K-12 public and private schools, only 15.9 million had enrolled by the end of the month-long online enrollment. This meant that it was 12 million short of the target set by the Department of Education. We can infer several reasons for this decrease, namely, family upheavals caused by the pandemic, uncertainty with the unfamiliar terrain of “distance learning,” and the great “divide” between families living in the urban and rural areas, the latter, preferring the traditional system.

    COVID-19 did not give enough time for school authorities to shift gears to a new delivery system. We were still busy ensuring that “no pupil is left behind,” thus focusing on reaching drop-outs by motivating them to return to formal schooling through economic assistance as well as challenging catch-up learning packages. This alternative learning approach must now shift to the design of distance learning schemes.

  • Fri
    Jul
    10
    2020
    IN: 20 useful government apps you must have

    India’s ban on 59 Chinese apps apps has caused a huge furore and created a sizeable dent in the Chinese digital space.

    While India could have imposed a ban on foreign apps a long time ago in the pursuit of being self-dependent, or ‘atmanirbhar’, the move even though late is welcome.

    This now brings back into focus a variety of advanced apps within India that can replace foreign apps. Take, for instance, the apps listed below that can make your life much easier!

  • Fri
    Jul
    10
    2020
    MyPay to offer eWallet and digital financing in partnership with Bank Islam and FassPay

    MyPay, the eGovernment service platform by Dapat Vista (M) Sdn Bhd will soon offer digital payments, digital financing and eWallet features. They have just announced a collaboration with the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN), Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) and Fass Payment Solutions Sdn Bhd (Fasspay).

    Dapat Vista which previously allowed PTPTN borrowers to check on their education loan status via SMS at 15888 has recently transitioned the feature to MyPay mobile payment system. According to PTPTN Chief Executive Encik Ahmad Dasuki Abdul Majid, the venture between the two parties has helped to encourage consistent payment and deposits among PTPTN borrowers and SSPN depositors.

  • Fri
    Jul
    10
    2020
    ZW: Coronavirus & the missed ICT opportunity

    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen the introduction of restrictions in movement, gatherings, introduction of quarantines and closures of educational establishments among other measures implemented to contain the virus in Zimbabwe. This crisis has brought to the fore the importance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in businesses, healthcare, education and public services.

    Due to COVID-19 Zimbabweans are embracing the digital life; with activities ranging from online entertainment, increased use of real-time online broadcasts via platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to online meetings and even parliament sessions via platforms such as Zoom. The Ministry of Information has also been very active disseminating COVID-19 related information via online platforms and Facebook groups.

  • Thu
    Jul
    09
    2020
    Governments Increase Smart City Investments to Combat COVID-19, Reignite Growth

    Technology is increasingly being deployed at all levels of government around the world to combat COVID-19. While ARC sees significant headwinds affecting smart city markets over the next couple of years due to decreased tax revenue, reduced workforce, and more, many cities, states, and countries are forging ahead with large increases in technology investment both to combat COVID-19 and reignite economic growth in beleaguered cities. While ARC expects many smart cities related markets to decline in 2020, this increased investment in technology will provide an impetus for growth and quick recovery. Here are some examples of what’s happening around the world right now.

  • Thu
    Jul
    09
    2020
    European Digital Strategy and the Global Race for Digital Sovereignty

    “Data has become a matter of geopolitics and geoeconomics”

    On the January 29, 2020, the European Commission (EC) released the “Commission Work Programme 2020″. Under the second priority, “A Europe fit for the digital age” – the EC announced its intention to put forward for consultation a rich array of strategic documents outlining Europe’s digital strategy, writes Secure Chorus founder Elisabetta Zaccaria.

  • Thu
    Jul
    09
    2020
    Massive IoT Initiative: Securing the Smart City

    According to Microsoft, one particular type of project accounts for close to one quarter of all global IoT initiatives: smart-city projects. In a 451 Research report from February 2020, analyst Johan Vermij notes that escalating interest in smart cities has led to the current situation, in which smart cities now comprise 23 percent of IoT projects on a worldwide basis—making them what Vermij describes as the “number one IoT vertical.” In fact, in Microsoft’s fourth year of the company’s “IoT in Action” events in Amsterdam earlier this year, the tech firm gave smart cities the dedicated focus for the first time.

    As hyperconnected smart cities have become increasingly key to whether urban areas function smoothly or not, researchers have investigated the role of smart IoT edge devices and edge computing. One study on edge-computing-enabled smart cities—written by senior members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)—stated that edge technology is “viable for realizing real-time smart cities advancements.” Yet after deriving five parameters—context awareness, scalability, sustainability, caching, and security—for rigorous evaluation, the researchers determined that “security has considerable importance among the other factors and thus must be implemented in the design of smart applications.”

  • Wed
    Jul
    08
    2020
    US: Pennsylvania: Philadelphia: The Smarter, Faster Way to Give the People What They Want

    Philadelphia is using data-matching to cut down on the number of forms that assistance program applicants have to fill out. The innovative work focuses on the end users, not the bureaucracy.

    More than 40 million U.S. workers — one out of every four — have filed unemployment claims since the coronavirus pandemic struck in mid-March, a historic surge accompanied by a flood of requests for state, local and federal benefits for everything from food assistance to income support to housing aid to health-care coverage. Many of these applicants are filing for these services for the first time and struggling with a daunting, overloaded application system.

  • Tue
    Jul
    07
    2020
    TRA to shutdown 2G network across UAE by 2022

    UAE service providers will provide support to groups that may be affected by the shutdown

    UAE telecom regulator Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has announced that 2G network (GSM) across the country will be shut down by the end of 2022.

    UAE service providers will provide support to groups that may be affected by the shutdown, TRA suggested, official news agency WAM reported.

  • Tue
    Jul
    07
    2020
    IN: Kerala: Kochi Corporation may finally get a functional e-governance system

    Council meeting today to discuss matter of tasking IKM with implementation

    After putting up with long queues at the civic body office and an arduous wait of several years, city residents might finally be able to access online services of the Kochi Corporation a few months from now.

  • Tue
    Jul
    07
    2020
    Rajnath launches web portal to issue NOCs for projects in Indian waters

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday launched a web portal for issuing no objection certificates (NOCs) to entities that are undertaking power projects and activities related to research, survey, exploration and exploitation in the Indian territorial waters and exclusive economic zones, according to an official statement. “The online system will establish an effective, speedy and transparent mechanism to process these proposals.

    The Ministry has earlier launched a similar portal for grant of NOC for aerial survey,” the statement said. Singh, along with Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, launched the web portal in the presence of Army Chief General M M Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, and Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria. According to rules of the United Nations, all areas extending up to 12 nautical miles from a country’s coastline are its territorial waters (TW). All areas extending up to 200 nautical miles from a country’s coastline are its exclusive economic zones (EEZ).

  • Tue
    Jul
    07
    2020
    CG: 1Rivet to help Congo build a digital platform for public services

    U.S. IT consulting firm 1Rivet, which specializes in the development of digital platforms, will help the Republic of Congo build a digital platform for public services. This follows a meeting on June 25 between Léon Juste Ibombo (pictured), the Congolese minister of telecommunications and digital economy, and Charlie Clavelli, the company’s chief operating officer and managing partner.

    The project aligns with the government’s ambition to set an e-government platform under the Vision Congo digital 2025 strategy. According to Léon Juste Ibombo, who sees digitization as an opportunity that will increase the government’s revenues, this multimodal platform will stimulate the digital transformation of the whole country, which “has the infrastructure but lacks the necessary platforms.”

  • Tue
    Jul
    07
    2020
    KY: National ID cards to be issued in 2021

    The ID cards and requisite population register will enable government entities to check basic information - from immigration status to vehicle ownership - at source, rather than residents having to provide information that the government already holds.

    National identification cards could be rolled out within the next 12 months, with a population database coming online before the end of the year.

  • Mon
    Jul
    06
    2020
    US: Social Justice, Broadband Top Priorities for Smart Cities

    Smart city leaders from Houston, New Orleans and Columbus, Ohio, discussed their vision for tomorrow's cities following widespread disruptions brought on by the pandemic, economic hardships and social unrest.

    Issues around equity, access to broadband and the broader social ills related to racism are finding a stronger foothold in smart city strategies.

  • Sun
    Jul
    05
    2020
    MT: Moving towards a digital nation

    Over the years, emerging technologies have fuelled innovation and transformed entire industries.

    While there are significant opportunities to be realised by exploiting these technologies to innovate and create new sources of value, this digitalisation has put pressure on companies to reflect on their current strategy and explore new business opportunities systematically and at early stages.

  • Sun
    Jul
    05
    2020
    IN: Punjab and Haryana: Get building plan approvals in Chandigarh at the click of a mouse from July 15

    All building plans – new construction and modification in the old, will be submitted on the web portal – www.obps.chd.gov.in; expected to bring down processing time from several months to 25 days.

    Come July 15, building plan approvals can be sought online in Chandigarh. While the process currently takes several months, the new online facility is expected to cut the approval time to 25 days.

  • Sun
    Jul
    05
    2020
    How Nepal can make its cities smart

    There are benefits of moving towards smart cities even if it is partial and applied only to selected services such as traffic and parking.

    In the past two decades, the concept of smart city has been gaining popularity globally. While several cities such as Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Barcelona, Chicago and Hong Kong have been implementing elements of smart city planning and design concepts, some city planners and civic leaders are also speaking about the benefits of adopting smart city notions for Nepal.

  • Sun
    Jul
    05
    2020
    Life after COVID-19: How and why smart cities need to focus on sustainability

    Vanessa Koh from BCB Blockchain outlines the need to look into overall sustainability as we look to recuperate from ongoing global pandemic

    COVID-19 has brought new insights into the long-term sustainability of our smart cities and frenzy urban lifestyle. While countries around the world are investing in boosting their healthcare sector and keeping their essential system running, the ongoing pandemic has got the majority questioning the new normal.

  • Sat
    Jul
    04
    2020
    IN: West Bengal: Gorkhaland Territorial Administration to launch e-governance

    Scheme to deal with problem of 'missing files'

    The Gorkhaland Territorial Administration is embracing e-governance to do away with the age-old bureaucratic practice of maintaining files, a system that was riddled with the problem of “missing files”.

    Anit Thapa, the chairman, board of administrators, GTA, said in a written statement: “To promote transparency, convenience, efficiency, accountability, data security and data integrity in governance, we have decided to take steps to start moving towards the e-governance platform in all GTA offices.”

  • Sat
    Jul
    04
    2020
    IN: Odisha call centre to ensure good governance, seamless delivery of services

    Aligned with the objectives of ‘Mo Sarkar’ and 5Ts, the call centre is envisaged to act as a Government to Citizen interface and directly connect beneficiaries of different programmes.

    In a bid to strengthen e-governance and bridge communication gap for effective and seamless implementation of Government schemes and delivery of services, the district administration launched a call centre on the collectorate premises at Sundargarh town on Thursday evening. Aligned with the objectives of ‘Mo Sarkar’ and 5Ts, the call centre is envisaged to act as a Government to Citizen interface and directly connect beneficiaries of different programmes.

  • Sat
    Jul
    04
    2020
    PK: Need to introduce efficiency in government transactions

    Long queues, never-ending waiting time, bureaucratic red tape and officials waiting for their palms to be greased – these are some of the attributes that can be associated every time we want to renew our license, get new electricity/gas connections and other administrative transactions involving the government. Inefficiencies and delays dominate government transactions. If we are to improve our economy, starting from this front will give us a head-start.

    Our economy had experienced its heyday, occasional, only to fall again. This rise and fall will continue to occur while dream of a stable growth always elusive until or unless the structural issues are fixed instead of curing the symptoms. While there are many issues that need structural adjustment, a good point to begin these reforms is improving the processes and procedures that define the relationship between a government and a common man. Billions of rupees are wasted due to bottlenecks and administrative hindrances (deliberate and unintentional).

  • Sat
    Jul
    04
    2020
    IN: Smart cities: Why pandemic response can't rely heavily on high-tech platforms, apps

    The Covid-19 pandemic brought the world's smart cities to a halt and is exposing the fault lines in human habits and habitations. More than 99 million people living in India 100 smart cities, especially those living in the densely populated informal settlements and slums, with dreadful combination of poverty and inadequacies in access to water and sanitation and poor waste management, are facing the wrath of this pandemic.

    The Government of India’s Smart Cities Mission (SCM) aims to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life for people in 100 selected cities.

  • Sat
    Jul
    04
    2020
    Japan’s NTT, NEC to form a ‘5G alliance’

    NTT Corp. and NEC Corp. officially announced Thursday a capital and business partnership for the purpose of jointly developing fifth-generation large-capacity, ultrahigh-speed mobile communications services, or 5G.

    NTT will acquire a 4.8% stake in NEC for ¥64.4 billion. This alliance will allow the companies to catch up in the 5G market where foreign companies have taken a great lead.

    NEC will allocate new shares to NTT in July and transfer a portion of its own shares to the company. By doing so, NTT will become the third-largest shareholder of NEC.

  • Fri
    Jul
    03
    2020
    TH: Pattaya reveals drone-powered strategy for smart city

    Pattaya has unveiled a five-year roadmap for its technological transformation into a 'smart city', creating a hub for economic, investment, and tourism activity.

    The 'Neo Pattaya' strategy is designed to create new opportunities for all Pattaya residents, as well as improving its environment and serving its multicultural community.

  • Fri
    Jul
    03
    2020
    Zambia Has Good Foundation to Use Digital Tools for Economic Transformation

    The Zambia Digital Economy Diagnostic, a new report developed by the World Bank, finds that Zambia is making significant strides towards the use of digital tools to achieve the social and economic transformation goals set forth in its Vision 2030.

    The report commends Zambia’s rapid expansion of mobile network access and the progress made in digitizing government services through SMART Zambia.

  • Fri
    Jul
    03
    2020
    KZ: PM holds meeting of Commission on Digital Transformation

    According to the United Nations ranking, Kazakhstan is currently ranking 39 in the E-Government Development Index, 26 in Online Service Index and 40 in Global Cybersecurity Index.

    Today, Kazakhstan is one of the leading countries in terms of Internet accessibility – the cost per one gigabyte in the country amounts to US$0.49, the population coverage stands at 84.2 percent, whereas, for example, in Ukraine these figures are US$0.51/62.5 percent of population coverage, in China – US$9.89/61.2 percent, and in the United States – US$12.37/87.3 percent.

  • Fri
    Jul
    03
    2020
    Future and importance of Cloud Solutions for Smart Cities in India

    As an individual our daily activities like Personal E-mailing, Facebook, Google, and many other applications are enabled through cloud. Our work environments have been slowly migrating to Cloud over years now.

    We have been aware of the many advantages of Cloud Solution for some time now. As an individual our daily activities like Personal E-mailing, Facebook, Google, and many other applications are enabled through cloud. Our work environments have been slowly migrating to Cloud over years now. SOHO, SMB’s, MSME’s moved to Cloud applications like Office 360 and others. Trends like BYOD, 4G Penetrations accelerated Cloud adoptions even in larger organizations. The Current Covid-19 new normal of Work from Home (WFH) or Work from anywhere (WFA) will be become base of inflection point in this technology. Owing to this new normal, efficient data management, low entry barrier, unlimited future upgrades, lower maintenance cost individuals, 4G/5G enterprises, governments will be adopting sooner or later.

  • Thu
    Jul
    02
    2020
    BH: School results to be released electronically

    Education Minister Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi has announced that school results will be released electronically, after their official approval. He said that the decision not to distribute paper results and certificates as usual is in line with the Education Ministry’s keenness to implement the precautionary measures taken by the Kingdom to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19), especially social distancing, as well as its efforts to transition to electronic services.

    The Minister indicated that the results will be available on the educational portal edunet.bh for all school levels, adding that third intermediate and secondary school students will also be able to receive their certificates via their Microsoft365 accounts. Graduation and good conduct certificates will also be e-mailed to secondary education graduates, the Minister added.

  • Thu
    Jul
    02
    2020
    Zambia making progress to use of digital tools for economic transformation

    The report commends Zambia’s rapid expansion of mobile network access and the progress made in digitizing government services through SMART Zambia.

    The Zambia Digital Economy Diagnostic, a new report developed by the World Bank, finds that Zambia is making significant strides towards the use of digital tools to achieve the social and economic transformation goals set forth in its Vision 2030.

  • Thu
    Jul
    02
    2020
    GB: South West England: 5G project will put Dorset at forefront of 'connectivity revolution'

    Dorset will be at the forefront of a ‘5G connectivity revolution’ as a project has been backed by government funding.

    The smart place pilot project has been allocated £1million by Dorset LEP from the government’s local growth fund to BCP Council, who have increased the funding to £1.3million.

  • Thu
    Jul
    02
    2020
    MYEG Philippines launches contact tracing app “MYeGUARD”

    As the effects of the global pandemic, COVID-19 has brought a “new normal” to the government, businesses and citizens around the globe.

    Apart from implementing restrictive measures, community quarantine and work from home orders, the government and most businesses are starting to adapt and transform their current models by promoting contactless transactions as part of the “new normal”.

  • Wed
    Jul
    01
    2020
    US: Federal Broadband Policy Often Ignores Communities of Color

    Federal broadband programs tend to assist rural areas because rural areas often lack a broadband option. A new report indicates this policy approach has unfortunate implications for non-white citizens without Internet.

    A new National Digital Inclusion Alliance report argues that the federal government’s policy framework for broadband funding is “structurally racist, discriminating against unconnected Black Americans and other communities of color.”

  • Wed
    Jul
    01
    2020
    US: This Ohio city’s plan to get more people to buy electric cars worked

    Columbus, Ohio, exceeded its goal of more than 3,200 new BEVs and plug-in hybrids.

    In 2016, the city of Columbus, Ohio, won a nationwide Department of Transportation challenge and was named America's first smart city. This contest was not just for bragging rights, like some kind of Mensa for municipalities; the award came with $40 million in DOT funding for testing better transportation policies, with an additional $10 million from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. As part of Smart Columbus' plans to make moving around more safely more sustainable, the foundation asked the city to increase adoption of battery electric cars and plug-in hybrids through an electrification program. And it succeeded.

  • Tue
    Jun
    30
    2020
    HR: Supetar launches e-services municipal platform

    Over the course of a year, Supetar has managed to substantially boost its smart city capabilities

    Smart municipal services have been all the rage for cities across Europe during the last few months. The coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing lockdowns and suspension of face-to-face meetings and exchanges forced many cities to quickly adopt new technologies and to turn their attention to improving their already existing offers.

  • Mon
    Jun
    29
    2020
    Digital currency: Italy follows China’s lead

    The Italian Banking Association says its members are willing to pilot a new version of the euro

    Italy is joining China and other countries in embracing the concept of digital currency.

    The Italian Banking Association (ABI) says its members are willing to pilot a digital version of the euro.

  • Mon
    Jun
    29
    2020
    Digital government in Africa: promoting inclusivity and sustainability

    This paper discusses the benefits of digital government to developing countries and strives to explain why these benefits are experienced more at an individual level rather than at an aggregate level. The main reasons identified include digital divides, lack of optimal digital skills, gaps in the regulatory framework, and a lack of market competition and absence of accountable institutions. For developing countries to reap the benefits of digital government and undertake more inclusive and sustainable growth, these barriers to digital government must be overcome. We recommend measures for more inclusivity and sustainability of digital government projects.

  • Mon
    Jun
    29
    2020
    Blue Ocean projects in Smart Cities to come up in Rural India

    Smart Cities concept was mooted by this government and happening in the country. Spurt in real estate development in two and three tier cities are eminent. Smart Cities for accommodation and business will soon huge Blue Ocean projects. Such townships shall have self sufficient zonal classifications for retail, business and residential. Rural areas and three tier cities , gram penchants and Taluka level developments. Small villages with better connectivity or on the edge of national high ways or state borders are coming up very quickly.

    These homes and casbas are coming under affordable housing and qualify for all the incentives besides Smart City advantages mooted by Government. A paradigm shift from cities to Rural India is seen on horizon as huge migration took place in last three months in the country. State government having figures now, going to invest huge funds in rural infrastructure and communications.

  • Sun
    Jun
    28
    2020
    ZW: Mnangagwa's govt sets surveillance cameras in cities

    Zimbabwe is planning to link its proposed National Data Centre with databases and information from the country's key economic players and state institutions as the country prepares for the creation of smart cities equipped with surveillance technologies, The Standard has learnt.

    This is part of an ambitious Smart Zimbabwe blueprint expected to transform urban areas into smart cities that use information and communication technologies (ICT) to increase efficiency and drive economic growth, according to a government master plan seen by this newspaper.

  • Sun
    Jun
    28
    2020
    PH: Go: Agencies’ faster digital transformation a must

    Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go called on the government to hasten its digital transformation of government agencies in order that Filipinos may find it easier to access their basic services online.

    Go said the coronavirus crisis continues to highlight the need to invest in technology and promote e-governance practices to improve efficiency in the delivery of public goods and services.

  • Sun
    Jun
    28
    2020
    MT: Transitioning into the digital transformation

    The enabling role of technology was always known, however the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it at the core of our being and functioning. As companies moved to the cloud and remote working became the norm, AI and big data was used by health authorities, apps were designed to support social distancing and public health and technology is being seen as a key pillar of an economic revival strategy. Malta has been investing heavily over the past 25 years and the public sector has played a key role in the creation of a fully-fledged economic sector.

    Today, the sector accounts for around nine per cent of GDP and employs over 10,000 people. Not only does it constitute a sector in itself but, more importantly, it is a key enabler for other sectors including professional services, remote gaming and financial services. Going forward, the government needs to ensure that the digital sector does not only remain an enabler but truly becomes a core and central tenant of our society and economy.

  • Sat
    Jun
    27
    2020
    AI, Big Data accelerate Bahrain's COVID fight

    Enlisting Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in COVID-19 fight has helped Bahrain ‘save precious time’ and combat the pandemic in a better way, said a top iGA official. The advanced technologies helped Kingdom easing the burden on medical staff and allowed them to focus on active cases that require treatment and thorough observation.

    Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, said this during a webinar on the ‘Future Vision of Digital Government Through the Lens of COVID-19’ organised by Saudi Arabia’s eGovernment Programme ‘YESSER’ and the World Bank.

  • Sat
    Jun
    27
    2020
    IN: Command and Control Rooms Turn War Rooms Digital Responses to the Pandemic City

    As the world reimagines new ways of working, interacting, schooling, shopping and entertainment with the help of digital technologies; the Integrated Command and Control Centers (ICCCs) have already turned into War Rooms fighting the challenges posed by the pandemic city.

    “The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life”. This is what Jane Addams, the famed Progressive Era sociologist/philosopher and Noble Prize winner said in 1892. Her observations were in the context of the early industrial city of Chicago during the 1890s reeling under chronic health crises, poor living conditions for major sections of the working populations, stark inequalities, squalor, misery, and death.

  • Sat
    Jun
    27
    2020
    IN: Jammu Smart City Project: Board of Directors 6th meeting approves several works

    The Board of Directors of Jammu Smart City Project sixth meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma.The meeting was attended by IGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh; Deputy Commissioner Jammu (Chief Executive Officer, Jammu Smart City), Sushma Chauhan; Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B), Des Raj; Chief Engineer, Jal Shakti, Sanjeev Chadda; Chief Engineer JPDCL, Gurmeet Singh; VC JDA, Babila Rakwal, besides other senior functionaries of JMC, JSCL and Project Management Consultancy (PMC). The CEO (DC) gave a detailed powerpoint presentation on the works taken up and completed so far besides future work plan for the smart city projects.She also presented agenda points before the members for discussion and approvals of various projects under smart city. The agendas which were thoroughly discussed in the meeting included approval for issuance of letter of award (LoA) for Two (02) projects i.e. vertical garden on the columns between Dogra chowk to K.C. chowk below flyover and improvement of ten (10) junctions in Jammu - Phase-1.It was informed that the project approach is to bring about an overall aesthetic improvement below the flyover along with adding some greenery to give respite from pollution. The proposal involves covering the flyover columns with a vertical garden/ bio wall system to beautify the entire stretch. It will consist of a framework for holding the bio wall pots and shall comprise drip irrigation too.


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1. Nachrichten aus dem Institut IfG.CC / News from the IfG.CC
1.1 Ausgewählte Aktivitäten & Projekte / Selected activities & projects
A.1 Landkreise Elbe-Elster/Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Brandenburg: Einführung von Telepräsenzlernen in 17 Grundschulen
A.2 Potsdam, Deutschland: F+E-Projekt "PROKETTA – Erhebung von Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung" - Fortführung der Prozesserhebungen in den Bundesländern Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Hessen, Niedersachsen und Rheinland-Pfalz
A.3 Potsdam, Deutschland: F+E-Projekt "PROKETTA – Erhebung von Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung" - Zweiter Projektbrief erschienen

1.2 Aktuelle Publikationen des IfG.CC / Recent IfG.CC publications
P.1 „Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“ – Beitrag in der Juni-Ausgabe des Behördenspiegel: Zukunft der Verwaltung  - Das Forschungsprojekt "Stein-Hardenberg 2.0"
P.2 „Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“ – Artikel in der eGov Präsenz 02/2013: Reduktion von Verwaltungslasten für Eltern eines Kindes mit Behinderung
P.3 Ankündigung: „Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“ – Beitrag im Blog des Behördenspiegels „government 2020“

1.3 Vom IfG.CC empfohlene Publikationen / Publications recommended by the IfG.CC
R.1 Ropohl, Günther: Allgemeine Systemtheorie, Einführung in transdisziplinäres Denken, Berlin: edition sigma, 2012. - 246 S.

1.4 Veranstaltungen & Vorträge des IfG.CC / IfG.CC events and lectures
V.1.1 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 26.09.: Prozesspriorisierungs-Workshop
V.1.2 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 19.09.: Prozessmodellierungs-Workshop
V.1.3 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 12.09.: Mobile-Services-Workshop
V.1.4 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 10.10.: Shared-Services-Workshop
V.2 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 28.11.:  F+E-Projekt "PROKETTA – Erhebung von Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung" - Zweites Treffen der Projektpartner

1.5 Vom IfG.CC unterstützte Konferenzen & Vorträge / Conferences & events supported by the IfG.CC
K.1 Announcement: Edinburgh, Scotland, 11.-13.09.2013: EGPA Annual Conference 2013
K.2 Announcement: Big Island, Hawaii, 06.-09.01.2014: 47th HICSS (Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences), Call for papers

1.6 Jobs beim IfG.CC / Jobs at the IfG.CC
J.1 Das IfG.CC bietet attraktive Arbeitsfelder für Studenten und Absolventen / The IfG.CC offers attractive opportunities for students and graduates
J.2 Das IfG.CC sucht weitere Mitarbeiter/-innen für den Geschäftsbereich "Prozessmanagement"
J.3 Schülerbetriebspraktikum beim IfG.CC

1.7 In eigener Sache / On our owns account
E.1 Das IfG.CC öffnet sein Projekt zur Entwicklung eines Prozessketten-Registers für staatliche Informations- und Meldepflichten für weitere Kooperationspartner

2. Schwerpunktthema des Monats / Key Issue of the Month:
eGovernment für ländliche Entwicklung/eGovernment for rural development

2.1 Brunei Darussalam: Steps taken in Darussalam to lessen rural digital divide
2.2 Kenia: Mobile company register a major boost for business
2.3 India: National digital repository for schools launched
2.4 Mobile phones transform Malawi farmers
2.5 South Africa: Proving that mobile can revolutionise healthcare
2.6 Skills Limit ICT Use in the EAC Region

3. eGovernment in Deutschland / eGovernment in Germany
3.1 E-Government-Gesetz tritt in Kraft

4. eGovernment in Europa / eGovernment in Europe
4.1 Great Britain: 'No one knows precisely what skills children will need in the future,' says Michael Gove
4.2 UK government strengthens cloud services
4.3 Great Britain: Telehealth awareness drive is failing survey reveals
4.4 EU: Open Government and Open Data Are Not The Same Thing
4.5 Great Britain: Six ideas to get more women involved in the tech sector
4.6 Great Britain: IT Professionals warned about Danger of Neglecting the Digital Agenda

5. eGovernment weltweit / World wide eGovernment
5.1 Nigeria: Addressing Insecurity, Governance with Information Technology Tools
5.2 United States: The Future of the IT Workforce
5.3 India: Nagaland: ‘ICT changing economy, society, culture’
5.4 Australia: Shifting to a digital culture
5.5 Thailand: 400,000 Free Wi-Fi hotspots by 2014
5.6 South Africa’s biometric industry under threat from ‘cowboys’

6. Ausgewählte Veranstaltungen des laufenden Monats / Selected events in the current month
6.1 16.-19.09., Koblenz, Germany: IFIP e-government conference 2013
6.2 16.-18.09., Geneva, Switzerland: Open Knowlegde Conference 2013
6.3 19.-20.09., Istanbul, Turkey: International conference on e-government
6.4 24.-25.09., Sundsvall, Sweden: Nordic e-Government Conference 2013

Weitere Veranstaltungstermine / More event dates

7. Ihre Beiträge in unserem eGovernment-Infobrief / Your articles in our eGovernment Infoletter

8. Ihre Werbung auf unserer Website oder im eGovernment-Infobrief / Paid announcements on our Website or in our eGovernment Infoletter

9. Impressum / Imprint

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1. Nachrichten aus dem Institut IfG.CC / News from the IfG.CC
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1.1 Ausgewählte Aktivitäten & Projekte / Selected activities & projects
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A.1 Landkreise Elbe-Elster/Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Brandenburg: Einführung von Telepräsenzlernen in 17 Grundschulen

Das IfG.CC wurde beauftragt, die Einführung neuer Formen des Lernens und Lehrens unter Nutzung von IT-Systemen (Telepräsenzlernen) in 17 Grundschulen der Landkreise Elbe-Elster und Oberspreewald-Lausitz zu unterstützen. Konkret bedeutet das, der Unterricht bzw. Teile des Unterrichts werden von einer Schule in die Klassenräume einer anderen übertragen. Hintergrund ist, dass aufgrund des Rückgangs der Bevölkerung in ländlichen Regionen Schulen als Institutionen der Daseinsvorsorge für immer weniger Menschen bereitgestellt werden müssen, was im Vergleich zu anderen Regionen höhere Pro-Kopf-Kosten verursacht. Um Einsparungen zu erreichen, wurden in den letzten Jahren Schulstandorte fusioniert oder gänzlich geschlossen. Im Ergebnis werden Lehrer und/oder Schüler dann „übers Land geschickt“, was wiederum kosten- und zeitintensiv ist und auf lange Sicht die wirtschaftliche und soziale Entwicklung einer Region insgesamt behindert: Schulen sind häufig das Zentrum der örtlichen Aktivitäten und die Menschen identifizieren auch stark mit dieser. Die Schließung einer Schule ist für die Bewohner ein Symbol, dass Orte von der weiteren Entwicklung abgehängt werden und sie ziehen eher weg. Zudem wird das Gebiet noch weniger attraktiv für Unternehmen, weil sie keine Mitarbeiter finden.

Die Leitung des Projekts hat die Lokale Aktionsgruppe (LAG) Elbe-Elster, in der Städte und Gemeinden zusammenarbeiten, um die Entwicklung der Region zu fördern. Gefördert wird das Projekt aus EU-Mitteln für die regionale Entwicklung.

Die Aufgaben des IfG.CC umfassen die Erhebung der Ausgangslage in den beteiligten Schulen sowie Unterstützung der Projektleitung und Schulen bei der konzeptionellen Entwicklung und der Qualifizierung der Lehrkräfte. Mit der Erhebung der Ausgangslage wird im September begonnen.

Während des Kick-off-Workshops, an dem Vertreter von sechs Schulen sowie einzelner Schulträger teilnahmen, zeigte sich, dass sich die Problemlagen der Schulen voneinander je nach Lage und Größe unterscheiden. Das Konzept des Telepräsenzlernens muss dementsprechend örtlich ange-passt werden. Dies ist auch eine wichtige Voraussetzung für die Akzeptanz dieser Neuerung bei Lehrern, Schülern und Eltern. In der Diskussion mit den Teilnehmern wurden verschiedene Anwendungsszenarien ermittelt, die derzeit hinsichtlich der pädagogisch-didaktischen und technischen Anforderungen weiter von den Schulen ausgearbeitet werden.

Für weitere Informationen zum Projekt steht Ihnen Heidrun Müller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am IfG.CC, gern zur Verfügung.

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A.2 Potsdam, Deutschland: F+E-Projekt "PROKETTA – Erhebung von Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung" - Fortführung der Prozesserhebungen in den Bundesländern Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Hessen, Niedersachsen und Rheinland-Pfalz

Im Rahmen des F+E-Projektes „PROKETTA – Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung“ haben Mitarbeiter des IfG.CC im August vorrangig Prozesserhebungen vor Ort in zahlreichen Kommunen, Landkreisen, Landesverwaltungsämtern und mittelständischen Unternehmen in den Bundesländern Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Hessen, Niedersachsen und Rheinland-Pfalz durchgeführt. Dabei lagen die Schwerpunkte bei der Analyse von sektor- und akteurübergreifenden Prozessketten in den Bundesländern in ganz unterschiedlichen Bereichen:

Während in Niedersachsen der Schwerpunkt der Prozesserhebungen auf dem Bereich "Vergabe" lag, standen in Brandenburg "Arbeitgebermeldungen" im Mittelpunkt der Prozessmodellierungen. In Hessen, Rheinland-Pfalz und Baden-Württemberg hingegen wurden die im letzten Monat begonnenen Prozesserhebungen fortgeführt und ergänzt. Insbesondere wurden Prozesse für die Einzel- und Dauergenehmigungen für Anträge auf Einzel- / Dauer-Erlaubnis und Ausnahmegenehmigungen für die Durchführung von Großraum- und / oder Schwertransporten / über die Beförderung von Ladungen mit überhöhten Abmessungen und/oder Gewichten untersucht.

Wenn auch Sie Interesse an einer Beteiligung an dem F+E-Projekt haben oder weitere Informationen wünschen, wenden Sie sich bitte an Friederike Thessel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am IfG.CC.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://proketta.ifg.cc/

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A.3 Potsdam, Deutschland: F+E-Projekt "PROKETTA – Erhebung von Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung" - Zweiter Projektbrief erschienen

Im F+E-Projekt „PROKETTA – Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung“ erhebt das IfG.CC derzeit bundesweit Geschäftsprozesse in Unternehmen und Verwaltungen. Ziel ist es, ein Register mit Referenzprozessen für staatliche Informations- und Meldepflichten (IMP) aufzubauen. Ausgewählt wurden solche IMP, die bei Unternehmen besonders hohe (Bürokratie-) Kosten verursachen.

In diesem Monat ist der zweite Projektbrief des F+E-Projektes „PROKETTA – Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung“ veröffentlicht worden. Im Projektbrief wird über den aktuellen Stand des Entwicklungsprojektes und die bisherigen Ergebnisse informiert, u.a. über Prozesserhebungen zu Genehmigungs- und Antragsverfahren nach dem Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz (BImSchG) in Sachsen-Anhalt, Niedersachsen und Bayern. Dies sind sehr aufwändige Verfahren, da jeweils umfangreiche Antragsunterlagen einzureichen und eine Vielzahl von Akteuren auf verschiedenen Verwaltungsebenen sowie oft die Öffentlichkeit zu beteiligen sind. Bei den Prozesserhebungen wurde u.a. deutlich, dass die Antragsteller, insbesondere aus kleineren Unternehmen (z.B. Landwirte), im Vorfeld der Antragstellung viel Unterstützung und Beratung benötigen. Oft werden Unterlagen unvollständig oder nicht in der erforderlichen Qualität eingereicht, was das Genehmigungsverfahren verzögert, weil Dokumente nachgefordert oder nachgebessert werden müssen. Hinzu kommt, dass es für die Genehmigungsbehörde (z.B. Landkreis, Landesverwaltungsamt) aufwändig ist, die Stellungnahmen einzuholen und die zu beteiligenden Akteure zu koordinieren.

Eine Möglichkeit, das Antragsverfahren zu optimieren, ist der Einsatz von IT – vorrangig bei der Antragstellung selbst und im Anhörungsverfahren. Im Zuständigkeitsbereich der Niedersächsischen Gewerbeaufsicht und in mehreren anderen Bundesländern wird dafür beispielsweise das Programm „ELiA“ (ELektronische immissionsschutzrechtliche Antragstellung) eingesetzt. Dass allein der Einsatz von Fachanwendungen nicht ausreichend ist, zeigt die Analyse der Bearbeitung der Anträge. Wenn Betriebe oder beauftragte Ingenieurbüros ELiA nutzen, ist dennoch weiterhin eine enge Abstimmung mit den Behörden erforderlich. So müssen bspw. verschiedene Listen und Pläne mit den Behörden abgestimmt werden. Parallel müssen Antragsteller auch noch die Antragsunterlagen in Papierform einreichen, da die Anträge noch nicht an alle zu beteiligenden Fachbehörden elektronisch weitergeleitet werden können.

Den Projektbrief mit weiteren interessanten Themen können Sie unter folgendem Link abrufen: http://proketta.ifg.cc/_pdf/ifgcc_proketta_projektbrief_2_2013.pdf.

Das nächste Treffen der Projektpartner des F+E-Projektes PROKETTA findet statt am 28.11. in Potsdam.

Das dreijährige F+E-Projekt PROKETTA (proketta.ifg.cc), gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie, startete am 01.04.2012. Kooperationspartner sind u.a. Verwaltungen der kommunalen und Landesebene, kommunale Spitzenverbände, öffentliche IT-Dienstleister, Unternehmen und Kammern.

Wenn auch Sie Interesse an einer Beteiligung an dem F+E-Projekt haben oder weitere Informationen wünschen, wenden Sie sich bitte an Friederike Thessel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am IfG.CC.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://proketta.ifg.cc/

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1.2 Aktuelle Publikationen des IfG.CC / Recent IfG.CC publication
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P.1 „Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“ – Beitrag in der Juni-Ausgabe des Behördenspiegel: Zukunft der Verwaltung  - Das Forschungsprojekt "Stein-Hardenberg 2.0"

Ein aktueller Beitrag aus dem Projekt „Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“ ist in der Juni-Ausgabe des Behördenspiegel erschienen. In dem Artikel werden ausgewählte Erkenntnisse,  die innerhalb des Forschungsverlaufs gewonnen wurden, dargestellt.

Obwohl das Projekt noch nicht abgeschlossen ist, können erste Ergebnisse und konkretisierende Thesen formuliert werden:
  • „Staatlichkeit verändert sich durch IT bereits heute mehr als gedacht, manchmal auch unbemerkt, weil die Wirkungen der gegenwärtigen Praxis von Informationstechnik-Einführung nicht immer offensichtlich sind.
  • „Gestaltung kann gelingen, wenn zwischen Bewirkung, Produktion und Infrastruktur unterschieden wird und alle drei Bereiche eng aufeinander bezogen werden.“
  • „Die Potenziale von vernetztem eGovernment können föderalismusfreundlich genutzt werden; eine Veränderung oder gar Abschaffung von Zuständigkeiten ist nicht erforderlich.“
Eine der zentralen Fragen des weiteren Forschungsverlauf wird sein, wie sich staats- und verwaltungsorganisatorische Grundprinzipien wie Föderalismus, Ressortprinzip und (kommunale) Selbstverwaltung vor dem Hintergrund von IT und eGovernment weiterentwickeln (können). Beispielsweise kann in Bezug auf kommunale Selbstverwaltung gefragt werden, wie viel die Kommunen noch selbst “produzieren” müssen, um sich als Selbstverwaltung zu verstehen?

Das Projekt hat nicht nur wissenschaftlichen Nutzen, sondern auch unmittelbare praktische Bedeutung, weil es Themen berührt, die heute schon in der Praxis relevant sind. In nahezu jedem anspruchsvollen eGovernment-Vorhaben stellen sich Fragen von Zuständigkeiten, Verantwortung, Steuerung und Umsetzbarkeit. Hierauf werden im Forschungsprojekt Antworten gegeben.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
Den Artikel können Sie downloaden unter http://www.mi.brandenburg.de/cms/detail.php/bb1.c.334355.de

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P.2 „Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“ – Artikel in der eGov Präsenz 02/2013: Reduktion von Verwaltungslasten für Eltern eines Kindes mit Behinderung

In der aktuellen Ausgabe (02/2013) der praxisnahen Fachzeitschrift „eGov Präsenz“ wurden ausgewählte Ergebnisse des Forschungsprojektes „Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“ veröffentlicht.

In dem Artikel wird die Problemlage von Eltern eines Kindes mit Behinderung beim Zugang zu öffentlichen Leistungen skizziert. Diese Zielgruppe ist in hohem Maße mit Bürokratieaufwand belastet, da sie wiederholt und dauerhaft mit verschiedenen Verwaltungen in Kontakt treten (müssen). Ursachen der hohen Verwaltungslasten sind unter anderem ein komplexes Leistungs- und Trägerspektrum sowie unklare Zuständigkeiten. In dem Artikel wird beispielhaft aufgezeigt, wie vernetztes eGovernment dazu beitragen kann, den Interaktionsaufwand mit der Verwaltung zu reduzieren. Die entwickelten Gestaltungsansätze orientieren sich dabei konsequent an den spezifischen Bedarfen der Zielgruppe. Dabei wurde besonderen Wert auf eine Bündelung des Zugangs zu Informationen und Leistungen sowie eine Reduktion der Häufigkeit der Interaktion mit Behörden/Trägern gelegt. In Fokusgruppenworkshops wurden die Gestaltungsansätze von Adressaten sowie Vertretern der öffentlichen Verwaltung kritisch diskutiert und evaluiert.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.wirtschaft.bfh.ch/de/forschung/publikationen/egov_praesenz.html
http://www.mi.brandenburg.de/sixcms/detail.php/bb1.c.273313.de

Ziel des Forschungsprojektes „Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“ ist es, vor dem Hintergrund der informationstechnischen Möglichkeiten, zukunftsorientierte Verwaltungsmodelle zu entwickeln. Das Forschungsprojekt dauert noch bis zum 31.12.2013.

Für Fragen zum Projekt steht Ihnen Stefanie Köhl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am IfG.CC, gern zur Verfügung.

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P.3 Ankündigung: „Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“ – Beitrag im Blog des Behördenspiegels „government 2020

IUnter dem Titel „One-Stop-Government: Alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen? – bzw. umsetzungsfähiges Konzept oder leere Begriffshülse“ werden ausgewählte Ergebnisse des Projektes Stein-Hardenberg 2.0 diskutiert. One-Stop-Modelle wurden bereits vor rund 20 Jahren für den öffentlichen Sektor entwickelt. Die Diskussion scheint jedoch seit längerem abgeebbt und wird von neuen Leitbildern, wie „Open Government Data“ überlagert. One-Stop hat sich erledigt, könnte man meinen – zumindest in der fachlichen Diskussion. Denn ein näherer Blick in die Praxis zeigt: Das Potenzial, das lange Zeit propagiert wurde, ist de facto bisher nicht annähernd eingelöst worden.

Das IfG.CC hat sich im Rahmen eines breiter angelegten Forschungsprojektes („Stein-Hardenberg 2.0“) diesem Thema angenommen und u.a. die Lebenslage Geburt als Anwendungsfeld näher untersucht. Die Analyse des Interaktionsaufwandes für werdende Eltern zeigt, dass die Praxis weit hinter dem Stand zurück liegt, auf dem sich die fachliche Diskussion bereits vor vielen Jahren bewegte. Auch von dem, was technisch heute möglich ist, bleibt die Praxis meilenweit entfernt. Im Ergebnis zeigen die Untersuchungen des IfG.CC, dass die vermeintlich „einfache“ Lebenslage Geburt doch nicht so einfach ist, wie man zunächst annimmt. Im Forschungsprojekt wurden Ausprägungen von One-Stop-Ansätzen konkretisiert, um aufzuzeigen, wie der Bürokratieaufwand durch One-Stop-Government für werdende Eltern reduziert werden kann. Deutlich wird weiterhin, dass E-Government-Konzepte wie One-Stop-Ansätze zunächst eher „Hülsenkonzepte“ darstellen, die durch fachliche Arbeit gefüllt werden müssen. Diese Füllarbeit erfordert eine wissenschaftliche Fundierung. Dafür ist es erforderlich, sich von einer technikgetriebenen Diskussion über Potenziale von E-Government zu lösen und vielmehr zielgruppen- und vor allen problemorientiert vorzugehen.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.government2020.de/blog/
http://www.mi.brandenburg.de/sixcms/detail.php/bb1.c.273313.de

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Vom IfG.CC empfohlene Publikationen / Publications recommended by the IfG.CC
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R.1 Ropohl, Günther: Allgemeine Systemtheorie, Einführung in transdisziplinäres Denken, Berlin: edition sigma, 2012. - 246 S..

Ropohl liefert in diesem Buch eine anspruchsvolle und disziplinenübergreifend verständliche Einführung in die allgemeine Systemtheorie. Dabei bedient er sich unterschiedlichen Darstellungs-formen, die sowohl mathematische Genauigkeit sowie sprachliche Differenzierung ermöglichen. Unterschiedliche spezielle Systemtheorien werden auf ihren „allgemeinen“ Gehalt hin untersucht. Diese gemeinsamen Aspekte versucht Ropohl herauszuschälen und setzt sie mit seiner eigenen Auffassung einer allgemeinen Systemtheorie in Verbindung. Seine durchaus anschauliche und zweckmäßige Darstellung einer allgemeinen Systemtheorie kontrastiert dabei mit einigen geläufigeren Theorien. Insbesondere die Systemtheorie Luhmanns erfährt in seiner Darstellung eine vergleichsweise emotional überbetonte Kritik. Hauptkritikpunkt an der Theorie Luhmanns sieht Ropohl darin, dass Luhmann den „Systemen“ eine Eigendynamik, geradezu einen eigenen Willen zuschreibt, der für eine deskriptive Modellbildung seiner Meinung nach vollends ungeeignet ist.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.edition-sigma.de/index.htm?/Detailshow.php?ISBN=978-3-8360-3586-6

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1.4 Veranstaltungen/Vorträge des IfG.CC / IfG.CC events and lectures
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V.1 Ankündigung/Announcement:  IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg: Hands-on-Workshops

Das IfG.CC veranstaltet regelmäßig Hands-on-Workshop in kleiner Runde für Beschäftigte der öffentlichen Verwaltung, die sich mit aktuellen Themen wie Prozessmanagement, Shared Services, Mobile Bürgerdienste, IT-Sicherheit, Design Thinking u.v.a.m. beschäftigen.

Die Workshop-Teilnehmer werden unter dem Motto „Themen (be)greifbar machen“ aktiv in die Informationsvermittlung eingebunden und erhalten so einen Einblick in die Vorgehensweisen, Methoden und Tools des IfG.CC bei der Bearbeitung von Projekten eingebunden. Der Erfahrungsaustausch und Diskussionen mit den Mitarbeitern des IFGCCs sowie der Teilnehmer untereinander runden die Veranstaltung ab.

Die Teilnahme ist nach einer vorherigen Anmeldung für Beschäftigte der öffentlichen Verwaltung bzw. öffentlicher Unternehmen kostenlos. Die Teilnehmerzahl ist begrenzt. Die nächsten Termine entnehmen Sie bitte den nachstehenden Ankündigungen.

Bitte melden Sie sich für die nachstehenden Workshops über die eMail-Adresse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. unter Angabe Ihres Namens, Ihrer Behörde sowie Ihrer Telefonnummer an. Wir freuen uns, auch Sie demnächst in Potsdam begrüßen zu dürfen.

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V.1.1 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 26.09.: Prozesspriorisierungs-Workshop

Der Prozesspriorisierungs-Workshop richtet sich an Teilnehmer, die sich mit Themen wie Kostensenkung, Standardisierung und Beschleunigung von Arbeitsabläufen, mehr Service und Transparenz sowie Sicherung von Produkt- und Leistungsqualität beschäftigen.

Anhand einer Prozesspriorisierung werden im Hinblick auf die Zielsetzung bzw. den Problemdruck der Kommune Prozesse ausgewählt, die vorrangig reorganisiert und optimiert werden sollten. Die Teilnehmer des Prozesspriorisierungs-Workshops werden unter dem Motto „Prozess-Potenzial-Screening“ aktiv in die strategische Prozesspriorisierung und -auswahl anhand von Beispielen aus der öffentlichen Verwaltung eingebunden. Ziel ist es, im Vorfeld von Optimierungs- und Reorganisationsvorhaben Prozesse nach ihrer strategischen Bedeutung sowie dem Dringlichkeitsgrad ihrer Optimierung zu priorisieren. So entsteht eine Auswahl an Prozessen, deren Optimierung für die jeweilige Behörde möglich ist und deren Umsetzung Erfolg verspricht.

Den Teilnehmern wird ein Einblick in die Vorgehensweise des IfG.CC bei der Prozesspriorisierung gegeben. Diese wurde in vielen Projekten bereits erfolgreich angewendet und weiterentwickelt. Die Vorgehensweise ist besonders gut geeignet, um Schritt für Schritt zusammen Prozesse in der öffentlichen Verwaltung hinsichtlich ihres Optimierungspotenzials zu bewerten und auszuwählen.

Vorschau auf die nächsten Workshop-Termine (jeweils donnerstags): 26.09./17.10./14.11.2013.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/_pdf/forum/ifgcc_prozesspriorisierungsworkshop.pdf

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V.1.2 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 19.09.: Prozessmodellierungs-Workshop

Der Prozessmodellierungs-Workshop richtet sich an Teilnehmer, die Prozesse modellieren, Veränderungsprozesse moderieren oder das in der Zukunft vorhaben.

Die Teilnehmer des Prozessmodellierungs-Workshops werden unter dem Motto „Prozesse greifbar machen“ aktiv in die Identifizierung, Erhebung, Modellierung und Optimierung von Beispielprozessen (z.B. Baugenehmigung, Gewerbeanmeldung, Kfz-Zulassung) aus der öffentlichen Verwaltung eingebunden. Ziel ist es, den Teilnehmern einen Einblick in die Vorgehensweise des IfG.CC bei der Prozessmodellierung zu geben., die besonders gut geeignet ist, um intuitiv und Schritt für Schritt zusammen mit den Mitarbeitern Prozesse in der öffentlichen Verwaltung zu erheben und zu modellieren.

Vorschau auf die nächsten Workshop-Termine (jeweils donnerstags): 19.09./24.10./21.11.2013.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/_pdf/forum/ifgcc_prozessmodellierungsworkshop.pdf

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V.1.3 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 12.09.: Mobile-Services-Workshop

Der Mobile-Services-Workshop richtet sich an Teilnehmer, die sich über Einsatzmöglichkeiten und Anwendungsperspektiven von mobilen Dienstleistungen informieren möchten.

Die Erbringung von Verwaltungsleistungen unabhängig von Verwaltungsstandorten ist vor allem in ländlichen Regionen und in Kommunen mit vielen Ortsteilen von Interesse. Verwaltungsmitarbeiter werden dazu mit einem Koffer ausgestattet und erbringen Leistungen an wechselnden Standorten außerhalb der Verwaltung, z.B. in Außenstellen von Kommunalverwaltungen, an Hochschulen oder in Senioreneinrichtungen.

Die Workshop-Teilnehmer erfahren, welche Kofferkomponenten erforderlich und welche Leistungen für einen mobilen Service geeignet sind und bekommen Hinweise für die Umsetzung (z.B. technische und organisatorische Anforderungen) und Bereitstellung von Leistungen über das mobile „Bürgerbüro“.

Vorschau auf die nächsten Workshop-Termine (jeweils donnerstags): 12.09./14.11.2013.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/_pdf/forum/ifgcc_mobileservicesworkshop.pdf

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V.4.4 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 10.10.: Shared-Services-Workshop

Der Shared Services-Workshop beantwortet Fragen wie z.B.: Was sind die Unterschiede zwischen Shared Services und anderen Begriffen wie Querschnittsamt oder Outsourcing? Welche Bereiche können organisationsintern gebündelt werden? Welche praktischen Ansätze und Beispiele gibt es aktuell in der öffentlichen Verwaltung?  

Inzwischen gehört es zur Verwaltungspraxis, in kommunalen Netzwerken zusammenzuarbeiten. Heterogene Strukturen können zusammengeführt, Leistungen standardisiert und kostengünstiger angeboten werden. Auch die unterschiedlichen Ressourcen der Kooperationspartner können gemeinsam genutzt werden. Bisher fand interkommunale Zusammenarbeit überwiegend im Bereich der Daseinsvorsorge oder Wirtschaftsförderung statt. Neuerdings wird jedoch bei Unterstützungsprozessen in den Bereichen Personal, Finanzen und Beschaffung verwaltungsübergreifend zusammengearbeitet; Shared Service Center/Dienstleistungszentren werden aufgebaut.

Vorschau auf die nächsten Workshop-Termine (jeweils donnerstags): 10.10./12.12.2013.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/_pdf/forum/ifgcc_sharedservicesworkshop_1.pdf

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V.2 IfG.CC, Potsdam, Brandenburg, 28.11.:  F+E-Projekt "PROKETTA – Erhebung von Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung" - Zweites Treffen der Projektpartner

Am 28.11. findet in Potsdam das zweite Treffen der Partner des F+E-Projektes „PROKETTA - Prozessketten zwischen Wirtschaft und Verwaltung“ statt. Eingeladen sind Vertreter von Behörden und Unternehmen, bei denen bisher Prozesse/Prozessketten erhoben wurden oder die im weiteren Projektverlauf eine Projektbeteiligung planen. Das Treffen soll genutzt werden, um den Teilnehmern die bisher erreichten Projektergebnisse vorzustellen, Schwerpunkte für die weitere Projektarbeit zu setzen und die nächsten Arbeitsschritte zu besprechen.

Wenn auch Sie Interesse an einer Beteiligung an dem F+E-Projekt haben oder weitere Informationen wünschen, wenden Sie sich bitte an Friederike Thessel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am IfG.CC.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/_pdf/forum/ifgcc_sharedservicesworkshop_1.pdf

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1.5 Vom IfG.CC unterstützte Konferenzen & Veranstaltungen / Conferences & events supported by the IfG.CC
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K.1 Announcement: Edinburgh, Scotland, 11.-13.09.2013: EGPA Annual Conference 2013

The 2013 Annual Conference of the European Group on Public Administration (EGPA) will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 11 to 13 September 2013. The Conference is organised in collaboration with University of Edinburgh.

EGPA is the platform for Public Administration elsewhere in Europe and over the borders. EGPA organises dialogues with its partners (TAD, TED, MED) and always provides, at the European level, an opportunity for all the academics and the practitioners to discuss issues with their respective points of view and their administrative cultures.

The symposium is also a forum designed to promote professional networking with other workshop participants as well as members of the European public administration / management research community more generally. At the heart of the symposium lies the discussion of research papers in small groups. The composition of the discussion groups will reflect the plurality of disciplinary and methodological approaches in the European public administration/management community. Each group will be convened by an established expert in the field. To keep discussion groups small and focused, thematic tracks will be formed.

Parallel sessions revolved around issues of performance and financial management, human resource management (including questions of public ethics and values), comparative public sector reform or public policy related changes in European welfare states. Other possible specializations include the interfaces between politics and administration as well as the relationship between public organizations and societal changes. Researchers from the IfG.CC will present a research paper in the e-government track, chaired by Frank Bannister and Albert Meijer.
Young PhD Students and Researchers will also have the opportunity to debate on the key elements of their research and will participate to the Symposium prior to the Conference (on 9-10 September 2013)

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.egpa-conference-2013.org

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K.2 Announcement: Big Island, Hawaii, 06.-09.01.2014: 47th HICSS (Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences), Call for papers

The 47th HICSS will be held at the Waikoloa Hilton on the Big Island of Hawaii from January 6 to 9, 2014.
The minitrack „Digital Government Mirrors and Anticipates Many Developments, which Later Become Major Trends“ is led by Theresa A. Pardo (University at Albany/SUNY), Samuel Fosso Wamba (University of Wollongong, Australia) and Tino Schuppan (IfG.CC, Potsdam, Germany).

The e-Government Emerging Topics minitrack provides a home for incubating new topics and trends in e-Government research. E-Government as an academic field is evolving; new directions of research and practice are emerging while others are becoming accepted as foundational. However, the foundations of the field still need to be spelled out more explicitly and rigorously. This HICSS E-Government Emerging Topics minitrack seeks submissions that contribute to the evolution of e-Government research and to the clarification of the field. Submissions should speak specifically to how the research presented contributes to our understanding of this emerging field.

In this minitrack papers are invited that offer the conceptual and practice-based boundaries and foundations of the field of e-Government, agendas for e-Government research, foundations and research methodologies for the study of e-Government, the nature of inter- and multi-disciplinaryresearch designs in e-Government, natural disaster management & e-government policy, mobile Government: Challenges, opportunities, standards, and protocols, Web 2.0/3.0 in government, Open data: Challenges, opportunities, standards, and protocols, E-diplomacy, societal challenges and e-Government, for instance, engaging citizens through technology.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://faculty.washington.edu/jscholl/hicss47/Emerging_Topics.html

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1.6 Jobs beim IfG.CC / Jobs at the IfG.CC
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J.1 Das IfG.CC bietet attraktive Arbeitsfelder für Studenten und Absolventen / The IfG.CC offers attractive opportunities for students and graduates

Das Institute for eGovernment (IfG.CC) mit Sitz im Stadtzentrum der Brandenburger Landeshauptstadt Potsdam bietet interessante Arbeitsfelder für Studenten und Absolventen der Verwaltungs-, Politik- und Sozialwissenschaft, der Betriebswirtschaft und der (Wirtschafts-) Informatik in internationalen Projekten. Wir setzen uns mit Fragen der künftigen Anwendung von IKT in den Bereichen Government, Telemedizin, Katastrophenschutz, Bildung und Entwicklungspolitik auseinander. Auch Themen wie Schutz kritischer Infrastrukturen oder neue prozessorientierte Organisationsgestaltung gehören zu unseren Forschungsthemen.

Bitte senden Sie Ihre vollständigen Unterlagen per eMail an: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.research.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=69&Itemid=78&lang=de

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J.2 Das IfG.CC sucht weitere Mitarbeiter/-innen für den Geschäftsbereich "Prozessmanagement"

Für unseren Geschäftsbereich „Prozessmanagement“ suchen wir weitere Mitarbeiter/-innen:

a) Entwicklung von Desktop-, Online- und Mobile-Anwendungen
Die Aufgabenstellung umfasst die softwaremäßige Umsetzung von in öffentlichen Verwaltungen und Unternehmen erhobenen Geschäftsprozessen und Prozessketten in Form eines Wissensmanagers auf Desktop-PC und Tablet-PC.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/_pdf/ifgcc_se_stellenausschreibung.pdf

b) Analyse und Modellierung von Geschäftsprozessen
Die Aufgabenstellung umfasst die Identifizierung, Modellierung, Standardisierung und Optimierung von Geschäftsprozessen und Prozessketten zwischen öffentlichen Verwaltungen und Unternehmen.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/_pdf/ifgcc_gpm_stellenausschreibung.pdf

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J.3 Schülerbetriebspraktikum beim IfG.CC

Interessierten und aufgeweckten Schülerinnen und Schülern bietet das IfG.CC die Möglichkeit, ein Schülerbetriebspraktikum zu absolvieren.

Interessierte schicken bitte Ihre vollständigen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Anschreiben, Lebenslauf, letztes Zeugnis) an Heidrun Müller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://bildungsserver.berlin-brandenburg.de/schueler-betriebspraktika.html

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1.7 In eigener Sache / On ourowns account
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E.1 Das IfG.CC öffnet sein Projekt zur Entwicklung eines Prozessketten-Registers für staatliche Informations- und Meldepflichten für weitere Kooperationspartner

Immer mehr Kommunen, Landkreise und Landesverwaltungen melden sich, um als Kooperationspartner an dem am 01.04.2012 gestarteten Projekt zur Entwicklung eines Registers mit standardisierten Prozessketten für staatliche Informationspflichten teilzunehmen, das vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie gefördert wird.

Kooperationspartner in diesem dreijährigen Projekt sind u.a. Verwaltungen der kommunalen und Landesebene, kommunale Spitzenverbände, öffentliche IT-Dienstleister, Unternehmen und Kammern. Zusätzlich zu den schon im Projekt engagierten Fachleuten ermöglicht das IfG.CC nach wie vor weiteren Kooperationspartnern die Teilnahme an diesem Projekt.

Als Ausgleich für den im Projekt investierten Aufwand erhalten die Teilnehmer eine Desktop-Version des IFGCC-Prozessnavigators mit Modellen und Detailinformationen zu den bei den Teilnehmern erhobenen Prozessketten.

Interessenten melden sich bitte per eMail über: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/_pdf/IFGCC_Proketta_120401.pdf

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2. Schwerpunktthema des Monats/Key Issue of the Month:
eGovernment für ländliche Entwicklung/eGovernment for rural development

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Die Förderung der Entwicklung von ländlichen und abgelegenen Gebieten sowie deren Versorgung mit staatlichen, privaten und medizinischen Leistungen stellt für Entwicklungsländer und Industriestaaten gleichermaßen eine große Herausforderung dar. Informationstechnik bietet viele Potenziale zur Bewältigung dieser Herausforderung, wie bereits Erfahrungen in verschiedenen Bereichen zeigen.

So können Telemedizin-Anwendungen Kliniken und Krankenschwestern in entlegenen Regionen mit Krankenhäusern und Spezialisten in den urbanen Zentren verbinden, um eine bessere Gesundheitsversorgung zu erreichen. Mit IT-unterstützten Bürgerbüros, mit eKiosken und mobilen Lösungen können Leistungen verschiedener Verwaltungen erbracht werden. Voraussetzung für diese Angebote ist eine flächendeckende Versorgung mit ausreichendem Breitband, was bis heute noch nicht erreicht wurde. Mittlerweile ist deutlich geworden, dass ein Land bzw. eine Region global „abgehängt“ ist, wenn dort kein ausreichender Internetzugang besteht.

Das IfG.CC hatte diesen Ansatz einer Electronic Regional Governance bereits 2004 entwickelt und seitdem kontinuierlich erweitert. Untersucht wird, welche E-Services unter welchen institutionellen Rahmenbedingungen und auf welche Weise miteinander kombiniert werden können, um die Lebensqualität und wirtschaftliche Entwicklung in Regionen/ländlichen Räumen positiv zu beeinflussen.

In dieser Ausgabe des Infobriefs werden Initiativen und Lösungen zum Thema eGovernment und ländliche Entwicklung aus verschiedenen Ländern vorgestellt.

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2.1 Brunei Darussalam: Steps taken in Darussalam to lessen rural digital divide

Rural areas of Brunei Darussalam, which have long faced problems with information and communications technology (ICT) services, are set to benefit from a move to align the Sultanate’s bandwidth with that of its regional neighbours.

The decision to replace mobile frequency bands comes as the Sultanate prepares to hand out 4G long-term evolution (LTE) licences. However, despite the wave of activity taking place across the telecoms sector, there are concerns that the joint roaming agreement could fail to produce results for the country, unless tariffs are revised downwards to levels nearer those of its regional peers.

Brunei Darussalam, together with Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, sealed an agreement on June 19 to align itself with the Asia Pacific Telecommunity’s 700 MHz band plan. The deal will facilitate international roaming among networks, while also making it easier for providers to meet rising demand for mobile broadband.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44328&Itemid=128

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2.2 Kenia: Mobile company register a major boost for business

Reports that the State Law Office has signed a deal with Safaricom to allow company registration through the click of a button meet the definition of good news. Across the world, governments are working round the clock to provide services to the citizens but the response from these clients shows the public service most times falls below expectations. Some of the reasons governments have been getting low ratings is the big numbers involved, the reluctance to decentralise services, and workers who are rarely moti-vated.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44319&Itemid=128

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2.3 India: National digital repository for schools launched

HRD minister M M Pallam Raju launched an initiative to bring together digital resources for various subjects in different languages in schools.

The National Repository of Open Education Resources, prepared by NCERT, is a digital resource of collection of documents, audio-visuals, interactive objects etc which are mapped to the concepts, thus enabling access to a library from which teachers can choose appropriate resource.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44341&Itemid=128

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2.4 Mobile phones transform Malawi farmers

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is still fascinated by the story of Sara Maunda, a Malawian village farmer who lives in Dowa, 38-kilometres away from Capital City Lilongwe, whose life was completely transformed when she embraced modern cellular communication technology.

During an opening ceremony of Umodzi Consulting – Esoko stakeholders’ forum in Li-longwe, agricultural officer for USAID Mathews Raboin once again referred to Maunda, whose life changed in June 2011 when she started using a cell phone to get prices for commodities.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44390&Itemid=128

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2.5 South Africa: Proving that mobile can revolutionise healthcare

A mobile health initiative now being expanded across numerous rural clinics in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province underlines the positive impact mobile can have on healthcare.

The initiative, the Mobile Health Information System (MHIS), is a collaborative effort that uses mobile technology to support the work of rural health professionals. The pilot project was rolled out in two phases, and now provides health workers in community health centres, tertiary and district hospitalswith an Internet-capable, commercially available smart phone pre-loaded with a locally-relevant, reliable clinical library containing about 4,000 pages of content. The Mobile Health Library includes South African treatment guidelines, drug formularies, diagnostic tools, and other evidence-based content. Information is downloaded using 3G connectivity from the ECDOH mobile library portal to mobile devices.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44391&Itemid=128

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2.6 Skills Limit ICT Use in the EAC Region

Lack of enough information communication and technology (ICT) skills is the major problem slowing down East African Community governments in implementing e-Governance service delivery.

Uganda's Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi was speaking during an international workshop on 'Foundations of Government Information Leadership' organized by the Uganda Tech-nology and Management University (UTAMU), Uganda National Information Technology Authority (NITA) and the Center for Electronic Governance at UNU-IIST (UNU).

Mbabazi said EAC governments have tried to invest more resources in the development of the ICT sector, but the challenge is that there wasn't enough capacity in terms of human resources to use the existing ICT infrastructure.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44256&Itemid=128

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3. eGovernment in Deutschland / eGovernment in Germany
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3.1 E-Government-Gesetz tritt in Kraft

Am 01. August 2013 ist das Gesetz zur Förderung der elektronischen Verwaltung sowie zur Änderung weiterer Vorschriften (E-Government-Gesetz) in Kraft getreten. Behördenangelegenheiten werden damit für Bürger und Wirtschaft einfacher, weil jedermann unabhängig von Ort und Öffnungszeiten mit der Verwaltung in Kontakt treten kann.

"Mit dem E-Government-Gesetz kann die Verwaltung den Bürgern endlich das bieten, was für Unternehmen im E-Commerce längst als selbstverständlicher Standard gilt. Das bedeutet: Leistungen der Verwaltung überall und rund um die Uhr beantragen, überprüfen oder direkt herunterladen. Jetzt geht es darum, die Modernisierung unserer Verwaltung weiter voranzutreiben und das Gesetz gemeinsam in Bund und Ländern umzusetzen", erklärte die IT-Beauftragte der Bundesregierung, Staatssekretärin Cornelia Rogall-Grothe.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44204&Itemid=128
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44205&Itemid=128

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4. eGovernment in Europa / eGovernment in Europe
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4.1 Great Britain: 'No one knows precisely what skills children will need in the future,' says Michael Gove

"No one knows precisely what skills children will need in the future," Michael Gove told Computing in an interview about the Department for Education's new curriculum guidelines.

"But almost every career in every industry sector is being transformed by technology," followed Gove, stating that a range of work, "from farming to fashion, manufacturing to music" will depend on IT in the future.

"So all young people in the 21st century will need to be equally comfortable with reading, writing and programming; understanding not just how to work a computer, but how a computer works," said Gove.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44210&Itemid=128

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4.2 UK government strengthens cloud services

The UK Government Digital Services (GDS) has officially launched the “fourth iteration” of its cloud procurement strategy. This update supports a more simplified procurement regime – while building a 21st century platform for cloud services.

A G-Cloud 4 framework, just unveiled by the GDS, strengthens the UK government’s on-line procurement effort. This initiative is fully redesigning the way agencies will source products and services in the cloud.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44321&Itemid=128

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4.3 Great Britain: Telehealth awareness drive is failing survey reveals

An annual survey to establish the level of public awareness of telehealth has revealed nine out of 10 adults have never heard of it.

The findings come in spite of the national 3millionlives campaign by the Department of Health which aimed to increase knowledge of services which can help people manage their own conditions in a community setting.

The research, commissioned by the National Telehealth Forum - an independent body comprising patients, patient groups, commissioners, GPs, nurses, academics and industry bodies and charities - quizzed a representative sample of 2,066 adults in the UK and found 90 per cent had never heard of telehealth. Of those aged 55 and over - who are statistically more likely to be one of the 15 million people with a long term condition - 92 per cent had never heard of telehealth.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44352&Itemid=128

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4.4 EU: Open Government and Open Data Are Not The Same Thing

Outside of Pyongyang (and maybe even there), what government wouldn’t want to be thought of as open? The U.K. has certainly made much political capital in portraying itself that way.

Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude is responsible for the U.K.’s Government Digital Service and is a co-chairman of the Open Government Partnership, an international body that aims “to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.”

But somewhere along the line the terms “open government” and “open data” have been conflated. While governments have thrown out gigabytes of data “to promote transparency,” few — Finland being among them — have done much truly to “empower citizens,” and certainly not the U.K.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44412&Itemid=128

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4.5 Great Britain: Six ideas to get more women involved in the tech sector

Why are there so few women in technology? Has the cliche of pizza-chomping nerds scared them off, or does the problem run deeper? We talk to women in the sector about their experiences and ways to redress the balance

Anne-Marie Imafidon describes herself as "one of those people who asks 'why?' a lot" – and it has served her well. At the age of 10 for instance, Imafidon was asking why one web page looked different from another. The answer was the HTML code behind it, which she learned to use and then built her own pages. She did her maths and IT GCSEs that year. By 15, she was at Oxford. Yet one question she didn't ask was why there were so few girls. "I was one of three girls in a class of 70 reading maths and computer science at Oxford. There's not that many of us around. It never really bothered me."

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44395&Itemid=128

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4.6 Great Britain: IT Professionals warned about Danger of Neglecting the Digital Agenda

ICT professionals must take a lead in pursuing the digital agenda, as well as running their legacy estates. Failure to do this will mean that others will decide the future direction of ICT in their organisation.

This warning comes from the Society of IT Management in its latest briefing The digital agenda: what it means for Socitm’s members.
ICT professionals should be positioning themselves as leaders in promoting digital services, says Socitm If they do not, the risk is much greater that others will decide the future direction of ICT in their organisation.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44449&Itemid=1

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5. eGovernment weltweit / World wide eGovernment
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5.1 Nigeria: Addressing Insecurity, Governance with Information Technology Tools

Following recent development globally, the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) reassured Nigerians on the efficacy of information technology (IT) tools in solving the country's challenges in e-government and national security.

Nigeria is faced with several challenges, and prominent among them are those associated with e-government and national security, access to government activities remained difficult, coupled with the rising cases of national insecurity across the country.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44199&Itemid=128

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5.2 United States: The Future of the IT Workforce

CIOs are rethinking the hiring process as they seek leaders to replace an aging IT workforce.

As baby boomers near retirement age, public-sector CIOs are faced with numerous staffing challenges. They must replace the technical knowledge and expertise of technologists leaving the workforce, and it must be done in a rapidly changing field where today’s skill sets might not be relevant in the near future.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44218&Itemid=128

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5.3 India: Nagaland: ‘ICT changing economy, society, culture’

Parliamentary Secretary for Information Technology & Communication, Technical Education, Science & Technology and Taxes, Tovihoto Ayemi, stated that Information & Communications Technology (ICT) is changing the economy, society and culture and has fundamental impact and influence on the human civilization.

“This has led to the advent of e-governance, which is the use of ICT in the public sector with an aspiration to improve the quality of services to citizens,” Ayemi said while addressing the valedictory function of a three-day-long workshop on “Change management and capacity building of e-governance” at The Heritage.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44241&Itemid=128

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5.4 Australia: Shifting to a digital culture

Government agencies need to create a culture that not just tolerates digitisation but embraces it

The world is witnessing an accelerated pace in digitisation, driven by the mass adoption of smart and connected ICT by consumers, businesses and governments. In Australia, government agencies are looking for ways to make the most of digitisation to enhance their services, achieve internal efficiencies, and improve the lives and prosperity of citizens.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44273&Itemid=128

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5.5 Thailand: 400,000 Free Wi-Fi hotspots by 2014

Thailand is to have a total of 400,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots nationwide by 2014, announced the ICT Minister, Anudith Nakornthap. About 270,000 free hotspots were installed in the last two years, with another 150,000 to be added next year.

In 2012, National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) of Thailand allocated THB 950 million (US $30 million) for the ICT Ministry’s free Wi-Fi project which started in 2011. The Wi-Fi hotspots will serve about 7.7-10 million people.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44335&Itemid=128

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5.6 South Africa’s biometric industry under threat from ‘cowboys’

Misinformed service providers, fly-by-night operators and ‘buck-chasers’ continue to pose a threat to the development of South Africa’s Biometric Identity Management industry by fuelling negative perception of products and undermine the value of legitimate offerings.

Leading experts in this market believe the country faces an uphill battle against ruthless suppliers who vaguely understand biometrics and are driving sales targets without providing adequate after-sales service. There are also many posers who have no genuine track record in the market or sufficient expertise to add any real value.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44402&Itemid=128

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6. Ausgewählte Veranstaltungen im laufenden Monat / Selected events in the current month
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6.1 16.-19.09., Koblenz, Germany: IFIP e-government conference 2013

In 2013, IFIP WG 8.5’s working conferences EGOV and ePart will be held at the University of Koblenz-Landau.

The University Campus in Koblenz hosts four faculties, among which the Faculty of Computer Science has a strong focus on research in E-Government, E-Participation and Semantic Web. In the winter turn 2012/13, the Faculty of Computer Science introduces a new Master curriculum on E-Government – to date a unique study programme at German Universities.

In 2013, the Faculty also hosts the major German Computer Society’s conference: the Informatik 2013. The twelfth IFIP EGOV and fourth IFIP ePart conferences will be co-located with Informatik 2013.

The Faculty of Computer Science, and in particular the research group E-Government will be responsible for local arrangements of EGOV and ePart 2013. GI's working group on Informatics in jurisprudence and government is supporting the IFIP EGOV and ePart conferences.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information
http://www.egov-conference.org/egov-2013

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6.2 16.-18.09., Geneva, Switzerland: Open Knowlegde Conference 2013

OKCon (Open Knowledge Conference) is the world’s leading open data and open knowledge conference, running since 2005.

Our line-up of speakers this year already includes Ellen Miller (Sunlight Foundation), John Ellis (CERN and Kings College, London), Chris Vein (World Bank) and Victoria Stodden (Columbia University). Many more will be announced very soon.

Our theme for OKCon 2013 is OPEN DATA – Broad, Deep Connected. In the last few years we have seen government open data initiatives grow and become important in areas such as research, culture and international development. OKCon will explore how open data is not only expanding geographically but also touching new sectors and new areas. It will focus on how we can coordinate and strengthen public policy around the world to support a truly global and interconnected ecosystem of open data.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information
http://okcon.org

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6.3 19.-20.09., Istanbul, Turkey: International conference on e-government

The main motive of this international conference is to focus on the latest innovations and developmental changes which are taking place in the field of e Government. By attending this international conference the researchers, scholars and experts related to this field can understand the significance of Economics of e Government and e Democracy in the recent times. 
International Conference on e Government Istanbul will give an opportunity to the leading experts related to the field of e commerce to gather useful information and can gain an in depth knowledge associated with this sector.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information
http://www.biztradeshows.com/conferences/iceg-istanbul/

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6.4 24.-25.09., Sundsvall, Sweden: Nordic e-Government Conference 2013

The purpose of the conference is to build bridges and exchange experiences primarily regarding the technical development of e-services, but also to discuss general development issues for the authorities working with enterprises and enterprising in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden. On the agenda: e-Government and Digitalization, Open data and Digital post box.

Weitere Informationen | Further Information:
http://www.bolagsverket.se/en/us/about/e-conferense2013

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Weitere Veranstaltungstermine / More event dates

Hier finden Sie weitere Termine im Monat September 2013 / Find here more events in the month of September 2013:
http://www.ifg.cc/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_last&year=2013&month=09

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Ihre Beiträge in unserem eGovernment-Infobrief / Your articles in our eGovernment Infoletter
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Wenn Sie daran interessiert sind, eine Präsentation, einen Aufsatz, eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit oder eine Veranstaltung zum Thema "eGovernment" einem internationalen Publikum auf unserer Competence Site oder im Infobrief zu präsentieren, schicken Sie bitte Ihren Beitrag an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ihre Werbung auf unserer Website oder im eGovernment-Infobrief / Paid announcements on our Website or in our eGovernment Infoletter
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Impressum / Imprint
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eGovernment Architects

2001 - 2013:
eGovernment-
Forschung
aus Deutschland
IfG.CC
The Institute for
eGovernment
2001 - 2013:
eGovernment
Research
from Germany

eGovernment ist mehr als nur IT
in der Öffentlichen Verwaltung
  eGovernment is more than just IT
in the Public Administration
   




IfG.CC - The Potsdam eGovernment Competence Center
Kutschstall-Karree
Am Neuen Markt 9c
14467 Potsdam

AG Potsdam VR 2336
Geschäftsführende Vorstände:
Dr. Manfred J. Suhr und Prof. Dr. Tino Schuppan


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