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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sa
    Jun
    09
    2018
    IN: Online registration of vehicles launched in Puducherry

    'Services, including renewal of taxes, licence will be rolled out in a phased manner’

    All activities of vehicle registration including fitness certificates, collection of taxes, permits, hypothecation and transfer of ownership and enforcement will now be completely computerised with the Transport Department rolling out the Vahan 4.0 software at the Regional Transport Office on the 100-feet-Road here. Revenue and Transport Minister M.O.H.F. Shahjahan launched the Vahan software on Friday.

  • Fr
    Jun
    08
    2018
    Myanmar to tap Intelsat 39 to enhance nationwide connectivity

    Intelsat, operator of one of the world’s largest fleets of satellites, announced today that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar has broadened its relationship with Intelsat to accelerate the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure in Myanmar.

    The MOTC will utilize services on Intelsat 39, a Ku-and-C-band satellite which is scheduled to replace Intelsat 902 at 62° East in 2019. Under the new multi-year, multi-transponder agreement, Intelsat 39 will host both C- and Ku-band satellite services for Myanmarsat-2 which will enable the Government of Myanmar to significantly enhance its existing network as well as the networks of other mobile operators’ and media companies. This will advance the expansion of affordable, high-speed broadband and internet connectivity to government agencies, businesses and communities throughout the country. It will also support and advance the MOTC’s goal of ensuring that 95 percent of its population will have access to broadband connectivity by 2022.

  • Fr
    Jun
    08
    2018
    PK: Punjab: IT policy aimed at bridging digital divide

    The Punjab’s IT Policy 2018, based on five pillars including support to the industry, bridging digital divide, e-governance, citizen-centric services and entrepreneurship, was approved by the provincial cabinet in its last meeting.

    The policy is focused on bridging the digital divide across gender, regions and economic classes, achieving affordable access for all and positioning Punjab as the IT research and development and innovation hub of Pakistan.

  • Fr
    Jun
    08
    2018
    Pakistan ranks 77th on Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2018

    Huawei, a global leader in ICT related solutions and systems recently published the global connectivity index 2018. The Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2018 (GCI), now in its fifth year, the GCI ‘S-curve’ is a visual representation of 79 nations’ path to the digital economy and the relationship between GCI score and GDP.

    Huawei’s Global Connectivity Index (GCI) measures how nations are progressing with digital transformation using Information and Communications Technology (ICT). It is a quantitative assessment that comprehensively evaluates connectivity from both a national and industrial perspective.

  • Fr
    Jun
    08
    2018
    AE: Dubai Municipality implements electronic automation system for planning legislation

    The Dubai Municipality has started implementing a global system for electronic automation of legislation and planning requirements for school sitemaps.

    This is the replacement of the manual method used for the data management and the site mapping system, Tableau, in the municipality.

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    Jun
    07
    2018
    IN: Punjab Transport moving towards e-governance

    Punjab Transport Department has completed second phase of the project regarding computerisation of departmental work. Besides, Punjab has also achieved distinction of being the pioneer state to successfully implement the two softwares — SAARTHI 4.0 and VAHAN 4.0 —which were prepared for the facilitation of vehicle owners and vehicle drivers.

    State Transport Minister Aruna Chaudhary on Wednesday said all the 11 Regional Transport Authority (RTA) offices, 79 SDM offices and 32 Automated Driving Test Tracks have been brought under the ambit of e-Governance.

  • Do
    Jun
    07
    2018
    Bangladesh targets three groups for e-services: Palak

    Those are ‘digital natives’ – those who have born in the age of internet, ‘digital adaptors’ – those who have increasingly adopted themselves with internet usage and ‘digital outliers’ – who remain outside of the internet domain and are uninterested to use the internet.

    He said bringing those “outliers” within the internet service realm is the “biggest challenge for us”.

  • Do
    Jun
    07
    2018
    US: Improving Process, Resident Experience Among Big Ideas in Texas

    State officials discussed ways agencies can improve their process and resident experience alike at the annual Texas Digital Government Summit in Austin.

    Electronic government is here to stay. But the question, presenters said during the first day of the Texas Digital Government Summit in Austin, is what comes next and how the public sector can do a better job of bringing in federated state agencies and residents alike.

  • Do
    Jun
    07
    2018
    MyEG hopeful on relationship with new govt

    E-government provider MyEG Services Bhd is cautiously optimistic that it will be able to work with the new Government of the day, and continue to roll out new e-government services while maintaining the service level of the current services which will continue to benefit the Malaysian public, consistent with the new Government’s manifesto.

    In a results filing with Bursa Malaysia detailing its prospects moving forward, MyEG said that in view of the recent pronouncements of the new Government to abolish the current GST regime, MyEG wishes to clarify that the company will wait for the official details by the Government with regard to the implementation of the new tax system before making the necessary announcements to Bursa.

  • Mi
    Jun
    06
    2018
    CU: Develop in Camagüey e-government projects

    Members of the Union of Cuba (UIC) in the province of Camagüey develop projects that contribute to the modality of e-government, one of the main goals of the strategy of computerization in the territory.

    Designed to facilitate the process of the population, initiatives will be complementary to the first stage of the expansion of access to information and communication technologies (ICT), which in Camagüey initially focused toward the culture and recreation.

  • Mi
    Jun
    06
    2018
    ID: KOMINFO invites government agencies to build a Government Integrated Data Centre

    An announcement made by the Ministry of Communications and Informatics (KOMINFO) highlighted the need for all ministries and agencies to build a Government Integrated Data Centre (GIDC) for Indonesia to be a Smart nation.

    Directorate General of Informatics Applications Ministry of Communications and Informatics has prepared several schemes of e-government infrastructure implementation in Indonesia.

  • Mi
    Jun
    06
    2018
    Nigeria designs first framework for e-Government coordination

    Digital services in governance are no doubt very critical in delivering efficient and robust services to citizens.

    With the implementation of seamless e-government system, time will be saved, government will save cost, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government will be more transparent and accountable.

    This led to the adoption of e-government by developed nations, moving from traditional governance to electronic governance over the years.

  • Di
    Jun
    05
    2018
    GB: Francis Maude – “It is time to reboot. Government 2.0 is overdue”

    Former Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude was central in creating the Government Digital Service and oversaw many of the early digital reforms.

    Francis Maude, the former Cabinet Office Minister who oversaw the creation of the Government Digital Service (GDS) and spearheaded much of the digital reform in Whitehall between 2010 and 2015, has called on the government to reboot its digital strategy.

  • Di
    Jun
    05
    2018
    NG: IT, E-government As Tonic For Transparent, Effective Governance

    A lot has been said about the application of information technology (IT) for governance holding tremendous potential to improve the way governments deliver public services. It, no doubt, facilitates seamless exchange of information among between MDAs’ IT infrastructure and application which is critical to cross-portfolio service delivery and public service transformation.

    At the stakeholders’ engagement on Nigeria e-Government interoperability framework (Ne-GIF) convened by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) in Abuja, the director general of NITDA, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami said applying information technology (IT) for governance held tremendous potential to improve the way governments deliver public services.

  • Di
    Jun
    05
    2018
    Kazakh citizens can protect data access through egov.kz

    Blocking personal data on egov.kz, the e-government website,will soon be available to Kazakh citizens, reported Government for Citizens State Corporation head Abylaikhan Ospanov at a Central Communications Service press conference.

    “In order to exclude the risk of unauthorised personal data transfer, we have developed a project according to which citizens will have full control over access to their data,” he said.

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    Jun
    04
    2018
    GY: ‘E’ Field Sophia gets ICT Hub

    A new Information and Communications Technology Hub was commissioned at the ‘E’ Field Sophia Community Centre by Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes on Friday. The hub is expected to benefit approximately 3,500 residents, the Department of Public Information (DPI) said.

    The project is a collaboration between the administration’s E-Government Unit, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Community Development Council.

  • Mo
    Jun
    04
    2018
    IN: Odisha: NIC Sets Up Cloud-Enabled National Data Centre in Bhubaneswar

    The unified and shared infrastructure is flexible enough to rapidly respond to Infrastructure requirements.

    National Informatics Centre has set up a new state-of-the-art cloud-enabled National Data Centre at Bhubaneswar.

    The data centre will be inaugurated on May 28 by Union Minister of Electronics & IT and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad in the presence of Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan.

  • Mo
    Jun
    04
    2018
    GH: NIA $1.22 Billion Registration Project: Completely Unreasonable

    In the face of the country’s noble quest to have every Ghanaian registered and provided a National ID card, we woke up on Wednesday to the news that the National Identification Authority [NIA], the outfit responsible will spend a whopping $1.22billion for the exercise.

    Among other things, the DG of NIA, Prof Ken Attafuah said, the 15 years project is hinged on a “design-build-operate-transfer” agreement which will see both government and the private partner make some financial commitments. The private partners share of this burden is $678 million, the government of Ghana component, $531 million,” making up the $1.22billion.

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    Jun
    03
    2018
    NG: Five companies emerge from NIPOST, says Minister

    Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) will soon be unbundled into five companies, Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has disclosed.

    Speaking at the 4th series of the INDO-AFRICA ICT EXPO 2018 on Digital Transformation in Lagos, Shittu explained the plan is to transform NIPOST from transmission of letters and postal materials to a profitable venture.

  • So
    Jun
    03
    2018
    IN: J&K awarded for presenting eco-friendly smart city model in Surat summit

    A model of eco-friendly smart city presented by Amit Sharma, Regional Director, Survey and Land Records, Udhampur/Reasi was widely appreciated and awarded in recently concluded Start-up Festival and Smart City Summit in Surat.

    This eco-friendly and sustainable growth-oriented smart city model was presented by Amit Sharma during a special panel discussion on ‘Usage of IT & e-Governance to Build Futuristic Smart Cities” which was clubbed with best models/practices of smart cities across India.

  • So
    Jun
    03
    2018
    PK: Govt To Facilitate For Development Of Satellites

    Pakistan Point News - 27th May, 2018 ) :The government has planned to establish an indigenous facility for development of satellites in accordance with international space standards under its annual development plan for 2018-19.

    The facility - pakistan Space Centre will have capability to carry out manufacturing, testing, system level assembly, integration, launch and operations of various types of satellites. As per Information and Communication Technology Annual Plan 2018-19, major thrust includes that Pakistan Multi-Mission Satellite (PakSat-MM1) will cater to demand of Direct-To-Home (DTH), High-Throughput Services (HTS)/Broadband Internet and Strategic SatCom. The PC-II has already been approved and during next year, PC-I will be submitted for approval and subsequent execution of the project.

  • So
    Jun
    03
    2018
    CY: President has another dig at unions

    The mistake of doctors’ and teachers’ unions was that instead of first demanding a probe into the circumstances of the death of the 10-year-old schoolboy, they criticised the competent ministers for doing so, President Nicos Anastasiades has said.

    In an interview published in Sunday’s Phileleftheros, Anastasiades said that his ministers had his full backing, regarding the way they handled the case adding that “lines had been crossed”.

  • Sa
    Jun
    02
    2018
    TH: Screens to kill off paper ID copies at govt offices

    Thais will soon no longer need to show photocopies of their ID cards or household registration certificates when dealing with government offices.

    The Digital Government Agency (DGA) expects the administrative changes will take effect by the end of the year as people’s records are accessed online.

    The DGA said it will submit to the Cabinet as early as next month a report on the resolutions of the Digital Government Development Steering Committee meeting that dealt with this issue.

  • Fr
    Jun
    01
    2018
    VN: RoK helps Vietnam build e-government system

    Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) will join hands to develop e-government system in Vietnam under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) inked on May 25 between Minister-Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and RoK Minister of Interior and Safety Kim Boo-kyum.

    Vietnam wants to learn the RoK’s strategies and solutions to building e-government, Dung said, noting that both sides need to set up a channel to exchange information and establish a joint working group for long-term and effective cooperation.

  • Fr
    Jun
    01
    2018
    Priorities of e-government in Kazakhstan

    The electronic government service, eGov.kz offers 235 services on its website and it has provided 200 million public services to the citizens of Kazakhstan over the past seven years. The number of its online users has increased by 650 times. In 2009, only 10,960 users were registered in eGov.kz. However, there are more than seven million users receiving public services through the website today. Meanwhile, a new service called Telegram Bot has been launched for users’ convenience. The Telegram Bot allows users to receive four most popular services via Short Message Service (SMS). These services include document on proof of address, document on an individual’s participation in other legal entities, criminal record information as well as the presence or absence of real estate.

  • Do
    Mai
    31
    2018
    India apprised MoU with Angola in field of electronics and IT

    The purpose of the MoU is to promote closer cooperation in the areas of e-governance, development of human resources, etc.

    The Office of the Union chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi was informed of the agreement between India and Angola to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of electronics and information technologies.

  • Do
    Mai
    31
    2018
    India to ink pact with Singapore on public administration

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit to Singapore will see India and the city-state signing an agreement for cooperation in personnel management and public administration.

    A meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister on Wednesday approved the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Singapore on Cooperation in the field of Personnel Management and Public Administration.

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    31
    2018
    IN: Four years of Modi government — Telecom and IT: Digital push reaches Bharat; telecom stress remains

    The Last Lap: 118 mobile making units added since May 2014; 5 lakh jobs created in electronics manufacturing so far.

    The focus of the current NDA government on bringing development to rural areas was a key target area for the digital services sector led by the Ministry of Communications and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The backbone of Centre’s Digital India programme was the National Optic Fibre Network — rechristened BharatNet in 2015 — which planned broadband connectivity to all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats of the country. The Centre also planned to open common service centres (CSCs) in all 2.5 lakh gram panchayats to offer internet-based government services. Notably, both the optic fibre project and the CSC project had commenced in the previous regime. Further, the measures for reducing the financial stress on the telecom sector were brought in March and debt-ridden telcos are yet to witness any benefits.

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    30
    2018
    US: Henderson, Nev., Launches Smart City Strategy

    The Las Vegas suburb of 300,000 may use drones and other technologies as part of its smart city public safety initiative.

    Officials in Henderson, Nev., plan to explore how drones, with their birds-eye view of emergency situations, can be used by the city’s fire department. It’s one of the reasons why Henderson wants to issue an RFP to look into how the aerial devices can become part of its buffet of smart city technological advancements.

  • Mi
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    30
    2018
    Azerbaijan studies Belarus experience in building Government Cloud

    Azintelecom LLC of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies got thoroughly acquainted with the Belarus experience in building the Government Cloud (G-Cloud), the ministry said in a message on May 22.

    The ministry said that prospects for cooperation with Belarus on the G-Cloud project were discussed in Minsk within the framework of TIBO 2018 EXPO, held May 14-18.

  • Mi
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    30
    2018
    NG: e-Government can cut down cost of governance, eliminate corruption – NITDA DG

    The director general of National Information and Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami says full implementation of e-Government and proper deployment of ICT tools can cut down the cost of governance, improve national economic growth; enhance access and quality of services as well as render public agencies more transparent and accountable.

    Dr. Pantami made the assertion on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ engagement on Nigeria e-Government Interoperability Framework (Ne-GIF) organized by NITDA in Abuja.

  • Mi
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    30
    2018
    NG: Inter-govt processes: NITDA pledges to remove barriers

    National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has pledged to remove all IT barriers to effective intergovernmental processes in the country. Speaking at the stakeholders’ engagement on Nigeria e-Government Interoperability Framework (Ne-GIF) held in Abuja yesterday, NITDA Director-General, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said “NITDA is committed to change the narrative by working closely with stakeholders to remove existing barriers caused by silo deployment of IT solutions.

    “It is an-obvious fact that applying information technology (IT) for governance holds tremendous potential to improve the way governments deliver public services.

  • Di
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    29
    2018
    US: Illinois: Chicago Turns to Human-Centric Design for City ID Cards

    The CityKey project will provide residents with a unique, government-issued ID card that will open up access to municipal services for everyone.

    The windy city’s newly minted identification card, known as the Chicago CityKey, was first conceptualized as an optional, government-issued ID that would help certain residents who faced barriers to municipal services.

  • Di
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    29
    2018
    VN: Quang Ninh moves to improve administrative reforms

    The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh will further its efforts to hasten administrative reform in 2018 towards improving the province’s competitive capacity, said Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Doc.

    He made the statement at a conference on May 21 on evaluating the local Public Administrative Reform (PAR Index), Satisfaction Index of Public Administration Services (SIPAS), and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) in 2017.

  • Di
    Mai
    29
    2018
    GH: UNIPASS Deal To Boost Revenue

    An international trade expert has described the UNIPASS Trade Facilitation Tool to be deployed at the country’s ports as being among the best holistic and comprehensive systems developed to boost trade facilitation and customs management in the world.

    According to him, the Customs Uni-Pass International Agency (CUPIA) of South Korea, which designed and built the UNIPASS technology, has consistently been ranked among the top 10 on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Ranking on the Trading Across Borders criteria.

  • Di
    Mai
    29
    2018
    PK: MoIT To Improve Capacity Of IT Industry To Compete In International Arena

    To compete in international arena ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has aimed to improve capacity of IT industry by providing infrastructure and increasing the quality of organization to deliver high standard service and products.

    To compete in international arena ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has aimed to improve capacity of IT industry by providing infrastructure and increasing the quality of organization to deliver high standard service and products.

  • Mo
    Mai
    28
    2018
    Cyprus progressing slowly in digitisation

    Cyprus is progressing slowly in its digitisation, ranking 21st out of 28 EU member states in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) for 2018, published on Friday.

    With a score of 49.3, the report outlined “Cyprus is progressing slowly but steadily.” Along with Ireland and Spain, it progressed by more than 15 points over the last four years.

  • Mo
    Mai
    28
    2018
    ZA: Gauteng Government increasingly investing in ICT

    At the inaugural Future of Technology conference, MEC for Finance in Gauteng, Barbara Creecy, discussed how the provincial government is investing in innovation and technology.

    MEC for Finance in Gauteng, Barbara Creecy, discussed the future of technology within the government and the e-government services at the inaugural Future of Technology conference.

    Creecy added that those involved in the tech industry have a greater opportunity than ever before to help grow the economy and create jobs.

  • Mo
    Mai
    28
    2018
    NG: KOICA Trains Lagos Public Servants On e-Govt

    Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) through the Federal Ministry of Communication has introduced a new project planning basic course to Lagos State public servants and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

    KOICA in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday said the programme is a component of “Project for Capacity Building of e-Government in Nigeria.

  • Mo
    Mai
    28
    2018
    US: Florida’s Retirement Problem and Its Role in IT Modernization

    Many CIOs want to get rid of legacy technology like the mainframe. Florida CIO Eric Larson explains how the state's workforce situation is forcing the issue.

    The number of technology employees nearing retirement in the state of Florida is proof positive that the so-called "silver tsunami" phenomenon is alive and well. In the video above, we caught up with Florida Chief Information Officer Eric Larson, who explains that the state's aging workforce is complicating their path to modernization, especially when it comes to legacy systems.

  • So
    Mai
    27
    2018
    Bringing healthcare to rural India through telemedicine

    Subramanian (name changed) from Rameswaram had blurry vision. The 68-year-old thought it would pass. But as he developed difficulty in recognising even familiar faces, he decided to seek medical help.

    A visit to the telemedicine-enabled primary eye care centre set up by Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai in his small town gave Subramanian a new lease of life. An ophthalmic technician at Aravind performed a slit lamp examination on him. The data was then entered in an electronic medical record. “After consulting with the ophthalmologist from the base hospital using web conferencing, she dispensed him glasses,” says Dr. R. Kim, chief medical officer of Aravind Eye Hospital. “Today through telemedicine-enabled vision centres, we have a process to reach all those in need of eye care. We have currently 66 vision centres equipped with telemedicine facilities and about 1,800 patients are examined across these vision centres every day,'' he adds.

  • So
    Mai
    27
    2018
    IN: Kerala: Social networking to boost e-governance

    The government will use social networking channels to promote e-governance and services associated with it, said V T Santosh, senior technical director, national informatics centre (NIC).

    Speaking at a seminar on e-governance on Saturday, Santosh said that in the coming days the government will take adequate steps to make e- governance more effective.

  • So
    Mai
    27
    2018
    IN: Hyderabad to get India’s first cyber security cluster

    The Hyderabad Security Foundation (HSF) — India’s first cyber security cluster — will be formally launched on May 22 in the city, with the Mayor of Hague and the head of the Hague Security Delta (HSD) signing a ‘program of corporation’ on cyber security.

    This was confirmed by Telangana IT secretary, Jayesh Ranjan who shared that the delegation will also include cyber security companies from the Netherlands.

  • Sa
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    26
    2018
    IN: New Delhi: Three police stations now have digital malkhanas

    In the past few years, whenever a case was being heard in a court, it used to be a tough and time consuming process for Delhi Police personnel to search the concerned case property stored inside the malkhanas and pore over several registers.

    Keeping in mind the difficulties entailing this process, the mission to digitise malkhanas was taken up, as a result of which case properties are now given a proper identity and packed with a barcode on the cover. Three police stations in South East Delhi have digitised their malkhanas, keeping with the spirit of e-governance.

  • Sa
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    26
    2018
    Croatia Improves Digital Society Rankings

    Croatia made progress last year on the European Union's Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) – it ranks 22nd out of the 28 EU member states, while in subcategories of the index it ranks 8th.

    The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. The DESI measures the performance of 28 EU member states in a number of areas, including connectivity, digital skills, integration of digital technology, and digital public services.

  • Sa
    Mai
    26
    2018
    IR: ‘Mobile Government’ introduced to promote e-services

    The first phase of e-government services project in Iran officially came on stream on Wednesday under the title of ‘Mobile Government’.

    The project aims to facilitate some government services, reduce unnecessary expenses and ease traffic jam, which is the main cause of air pollution in big cities.

    It is based on the National Information Network, an ongoing project to develop a secure and stable infrastructure network in the country.

  • Fr
    Mai
    25
    2018
    Free Internet access for all South Africans should be a basic human right

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

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

  • Fr
    Mai
    25
    2018
    Africa’s public service and health sector brain drain

    A report the other day by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation that Nigeria and other countries in Africa are losing about $2 billion annually via brain drain in the health sector is another badge of dishonour for a continent that has constantly been a symbol of shame and suffering.

    The Foundation stated in its 2018 Report titled, “Public Service in Africa” that no sound governance in Africa would be achieved without strong public services and health care delivery is one that is abysmally, shamefully low, of all public services.

  • Fr
    Mai
    25
    2018
    Electronic Forms (e-forms) Market: Rising Rate of Internet Usage and High Demand For Paperless Operations In Offices and Institutes

    Electronic forms or e-forms are the electronic versions of paper forms but with added benefits. E-forms have the potential to improve the efficiency of a system significantly as compared to conventional paper forms. Paper forms are not only more time consuming and error prone, but also cost more than e-forms due to the additional handling and storage costs. E-forms are more convenient as they can be accessed from anywhere, from practically any device that supports the Internet, and require no manual handling or storage costs. E-forms enable users to interact with enterprise applications and the back-end systems linked to them.

  • Do
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    24
    2018
    Sri Lanka Telecommunication Ministry signs MoU with Microsoft Sri Lanka to drive digital transformation

    Sri Lanka's Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft in Sri Lanka to provide effective citizen services.

    Speaking at the signing of the MoU with Microsoft Sri Lanka Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, Harin Fernando said although it was long-overdue, this was a significant milestone for Sri Lanka to drive the country's digital transformation.

  • Do
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    24
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: Soon, BangaloreOne centres to offer more citizen services, documents

    Soon people in the state can avail a host of government documents, including those relating to property from BangaloreOne and similar citizen service centres without the hassle of interacting with government officials. In a huge boon for citizens, the directorate of electronic delivery of citizen services (EDCS) is planning to include about 500 services under Seva Sindhu, a platform that offers a bouquet of services to citizens under the Sakala framework.

  • Do
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    24
    2018
    IN: Wi-Fication: Digital divide to digital dividend

    The Indian telecom sector managed to add about one billion mobile subscribers in last 10 years, taking cognisance of a digitally-connected society and the socio-economic benefits it brings forth.

    The explosive expansion of mobile telephony in India is a shining case study for the entire world. The Indian telecom sector managed to add about one billion mobile subscribers in last 10 years, taking cognisance of a digitally-connected society and the socio-economic benefits it brings forth.

  • Do
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    24
    2018
    India's Knowledge Network to extend to South Asia

    All educational, medical and research institutes in India will soon be able to connect with their South Asian counterparts to share information and ideas across major fields.

    National Knowledge Network (NKN), a high-speed broadband network that is being rolled out to connect education institutes in India, will now be extended to other countries. This is expected to benefit 50 million students and researchers.

  • Mi
    Mai
    23
    2018
    AU: GovPass pilot to launch in October; digital ID project to push 2.8m transactions online

    GovPass to cut Tax File Number application time from a month to minutes, acting DTA chief executive says

    The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) plans to launch the pilot of its GovPass digital identity program in October, allowing participants to conduct the process of applying for a Tax File Number completely online.

    There are some 750,000 applications for TFNs every year, acting DTA Randall Brugeaud told the CeBit eGovernment Conference.

  • Mi
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    23
    2018
    AE: TRA seeks public and corporate input to develop UAE e-government portal

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a campaign to develop the content of the official portal of the UAE Government (Government.ae), inivited all sections of the public, government entities and private sector establishments to share information that is missing from the portal and provide official references and sources of such information. TRA welcomes anyone to report any wrong information, grammatical or spelling mistakes.

    People are requested to report their feedback through a survey, for which a link is published via social media and sent out to anyone whose e-mail address is in the TRA’s databases. TRA is using the 'Participate and get a reward' hashtag for the campaign.

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    2018
    ZA: Minister Malusi Gigaba - Launch of Automated Biometric Identification System Project

    Statement by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba at the media launch of the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) Project, Taj Hotel, Cape Town

    Members of the Media, DHA partners, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

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    22
    2018
    Irish towns and cities can apply for free Wi-Fi hotspots

    Some €120m is being put into the cross-EU project

    Applications have opened for local authorities to introduce free Wi-Fi hotspots.

    Under the initiative, the European Commission is making funding available to local authorities across the EU.

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    22
    2018
    US: Text-to-911 Available Statewide in Minnesota

    Why the state opted for a statewide implementation rather than by county.

    Minnesota, hoping to be a national leader on the text-to-911 front, rolled out a statewide implementation last December, eschewing the temptations of a county-by-county deployment. There were real, practical reasons for the state to decide on the statewide deployment instead of by Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

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    22
    2018
    US: Maryland: GovEx at Johns Hopkins University Launches Training Center for Government Data Skills

    Online and onsite courses for government employees will begin in June.

    The Center for Government Excellence, also known as GovEx, is launching a new training center aimed at helping public employees embrace emerging trends in government technology, including data management, analytics, community engagement and more.

    The center will feature a curriculum available online or through customizable onsite trainings, said Eric Reese, GoxEx’s associate director of training. With an application deadline of May 25, the first courses will begin June 27.

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    22
    2018
    VN: E-Government pushes administrative reform: PM

    The e-Government would help fight corruption, push administrative reform and improve investment environment, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

    The sluggish building of the e-Government will lead to low productivity and backwardness, the PM said at a working session on e-Government building with representatives of a number of ministries, agencies and the national committee on IT application in building the e-Government in Hanoi on May 14.

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    22
    2018
    APICTA urged to share e-government experiences with Vietnam

    Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has suggested the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) share with Vietnam experiences in building e-government and e-administration accumulated from its members such as Australia, Singapore and Japan.

    Deputy PM Dam made the suggestion while hosting a reception in Hanoi on May 15 for an APICTA delegation, led by its Chairman Stan Singh, who have been on a working visit to Vietnam.

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    21
    2018
    Smart City Spotlight: Singapore

    Singapore may be small in size, but it has a lot to offer the region.

    As part of its agenda for its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Singapore has envisioned the development of a smart city network spanning the region. The first cohort of 26 smart cities would be the starting point for region-wide collaboration towards the common goal of smart and sustainable urban development.

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    21
    2018
    Faroe Islands look to Estonian example setting up own e-government system

    The Faroe Islands are an archipelago of 18 tiny and remote islands in the North Atlantic. An autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, which already has an e-state of its own in place, they decided in favour of Estonia"s approach—for technological as well as political reasons, writes Richard Martyn-Hemphill.

    After more than a decade of Estonia showboating its e-governance methods to much of the world, it is no longer novel to see far larger nations than the Faroe Islands offering ample praise for Estonia"s drive to bring its interactions between government and citizens online.

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    20
    2018
    PK: Steps Being Taken To Facilitate Commuters

    Lahore Transport Company (LTC) is heading towards the path of e-governance under public private partnership model for providing efficient public service delivery to the general public.

    TPL Rupiya, in collaboration with Lahore Transport Company (LTC), has introduced the LTC Musafir card, it was told in a meeting held at LTC head office on Saturday. This NFC based card is a cashless fare payment solution in continuation of e-ticketing system in second phase.

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    20
    2018
    IN: Free WiFi service at Naharlagun Railway Station in Arunachal

    Passengers travelling from Naharlagun Railway Station in Arunachal Pradesh will now be able to use free WiFi service with the launch of the high-speed WiFi internet service.

    Inaugurating the service, Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein said that the service is another step towards digital connectivity and contribute towards Digital India initiative.

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    20
    2018
    NG: Smart City: Lagos to reply 10,000 CCTV cameras

    Speaking at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Fahm, said the smart city initiative, which is on course, was intended to allow the people and companies operate in a safe and secure environment thereby creating more jobs and increasing the Gross Domestic Product of the State.

    The Lagos State Government on Friday said arrangements are in top gear to deploy additional 10,000 High Definition CCTV cameras across the State as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme designed to provide a 24-hour driven economy.

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    20
    2018
    US: Telehealth could replace doctor visits in major cities, amid a primary care physician shortage

    • A 2017 survey found 24 days is the average wait time to schedule a physician appointment in 15 largest U.S. cities
    • The long waits are a result of a growing shortage of primary care physicians, along with an aging population requiring more health care
    • Major health care players like, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Kaiser Permanente, are increasingly using virtual care or telehealth for primary care appointments and follow-ups

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    19
    2018
    NG: LASG To Install 10000 CCTV Camera For Security

    The Lagos State Government has disclosed intentions to deploy an additional 10,000 high-definition closed-circuit television across the state as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme designed to provide a 24-hour security-driven economy.

    This was made known by the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Hakeem Fahm, while speaking at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration.

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    18
    2018
    Ethiopian Government Ready to Implement an Electronic Procurement System

    The Ethiopian government is prepared to commence an Electronic Government Procurement (EGP) system to increase the effectiveness of public procurement procedures.

    As Tsegaye Abebe, Procurement Coordinator and Training Advisor with Public Procurement and Property Administration Agency, explained, the system is expected to increase operational efficiency, transparency, and competition between bidders. It will also enable institutions to increase efficiency through automation of manual processes.

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    18
    2018
    PK: E-Governance: a catalyst for development

    Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” illustrates and re-illustrates itself intermittently in its multifaceted manifestations. Those who negotiate it timely have seen fortunes coming to them. To their credit; they haven’t sufficed with mere acceptance of the fact but have burnt their midnight oil for achieving what it entails in substance. Those who wish to be negligent have been deservingly made to bite the dust.

    Presently, nations are, even if not as a matter of choice but compulsion, in the race to become the fittest. Knowing the requirements, developed ones are mindful that their state institutions and governing structures are going to determine their economic and political might in the race. For this reason, their public sector gets absolute priority in reforms, since governance surely qualifies as propulsion in fortifying the country’s worth.

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    18
    2018
    Brazilian federal government leads in open source adoption

    New development has also taken place in the vast majority of public sector bodies, says study.

    Adoption and use of open source technologies is more common in Brazilian federal government bodies rather than their state-level counterparts, according to a new study.

    Open source is more common at federal level, seen in 93 percent of organizations, while 78 percent of state-level bodies use it, according to the findings of the E-Government ICT edition carried out by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br).

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    18
    2018
    NG: Smart City: Lagos Set to deploy 10,000 CCTV Cameras

    The Lagos State Government on Friday said arrangements are in top gear to deploy additional 10,000 High Definition (HD) CCTV cameras across the State as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme designed to provide a 24-hour driven economy.

    Speaking at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Hakeem Fahm said the smart city initiative, which is on course, was intended to allow the people and companies operate in a safe and secure environment thereby creating more jobs and increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the State.

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    17
    2018
    Smart Government Market: Influential Factors Determining the Trajectory of the Market

    Smart government is an extension of e-government which applies information, communication, and operational technologies to all operational areas across multiple domains, process areas, and jurisdictions to generate sustainable public value. The smart government market is characterized by the presence of numerous well-established and highly competitive market entities/players.

    These players adopt various strategies like expansion, acquisition, partnership, collaboration, and technology to gain competitive advantage and defend their market share. The market is also characterized by growth in R&D activities in recent times. The global smart government market is expected to showcase impressive growth in the coming years.

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    17
    2018
    IN: From Smart To Future Smart

    Indian cities are different from what a city is defined as in the West. We have a distinct social fabric which has to be kept in mind while planning our smart cities

    Since the Modi government launched its ambitious Smart Cities Mission in 2015 to develop 100 smart cities, considerable progress has been made even as the pace of work is picking up.

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    17
    2018
    Myanmar advances e-Government implementation

    The Union Minister also stressed the need to make the best use of mobile network which is expected to cover about 90 percent of the country’s population.

    The work committee on implementing the e-Government held its first coordination meeting yesterday, discussing priorities for implementing the task.

    Speaking at the meeting, U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government, also the chairman of the working committee, stressed the need to speed up the measures to be taken periodically and to gain a quick win.

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    16
    2018
    RW: Good, the youth are disrupting the digital status quo

    Judging from nearly every speaker at the ongoing Transform Africa Summit, there is a lot of optimism in the air as far as embracing digital technology as a tool for economic advancement is concerned.

    The fourth edition of the summit, being held under the theme, “Accelerating Africa’s single digital market”, also came with some good news; Ghana and Zambia were the latest countries to join the Smart Africa initiative, bringing the total to 24 countries.

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    16
    2018
    BH: Initiative to set up social media policies

    Amid the security challenges and accelerated technical changes, Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al Romaihi has directed the ministry’s officials to work together with government institutions to reach policies and controls for the safe use of social media platforms.

    In implementation of the directives, the ministry has launched a cooperation initiative with the eGovernment Authority and University of Bahrain on the safe use of social networking platforms through the government work system, Assistant Undersecretary Abdullah Ahmed Al-Blushi said.

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    16
    2018
    Digital India, e-governance flop : Not a single website of State Govt Departments updated

    Despite the digital India dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the huge amount of funds sanctioned by the Central Government for e-governance, none of the official websites of the State Government's Departments have been found properly updated till date.

    Taking stock of the situation, the Chief Secretary's office has directed all the Departments concerned to do the needful.

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    16
    2018
    US: South Carolina Secretary of State Wins International Award

    Secretary of State Mark Hammond recognized for innovative customer service with state-of-the-art online filing system for businesses

    he South Carolina Secretary of State (SOS) has won the 2018 International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Merit Award for the Online Business Entities Filing, Search and Document Retrieval System. The IACA Merit Award recognizes jurisdictions who have developed innovation through the implementation of a new or improved product or service. Each submission was scored on the following areas: Effectiveness, Originality, Significance, Transferability, and Lessons Learned.

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    15
    2018
    AE: Prioritization is the key to digital transformation

    When the UAE’s eGovernment was first conceptualized back in the 1990s, internet penetration was a bare five percent, yet the UAE still upheld its ambitious vision, turning its land into an innovative and smart living hub for residents and businesses.

    The most recent launch of ‘Dubai Paperless Strategy’ by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, is aimed at fulfilling UAE’s 2021 Vision of becoming one of the best countries in the world through becoming a highly competitive economy whilst providing a sustainable living environment.

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    15
    2018
    IN: e-office system implement in all government departments in Uttar Pradesh

    The e-office system, aimed at enhancing movement of files, was implemented in all the state government departments on Monday, an official said.

    The new system, which was announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on October 27 last year, was implemented in 20 departments at the state secretariat in the first phase.

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    15
    2018
    KN: Nevis developing its digital economy through e-government transformation

    As most Caribbean islands seek to improve their information and communications technology (ICT) sector, Nevis is also aggressively developing their digital economy through e-government transformation.

    The recent inauguration of Hon. Troy Liburd, first Minister of ICT, with responsibility for Education, Library Services and Information Technology in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), re-affirmed this island’s commitment to developing ICT and implementing 21st Century Government.

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    15
    2018
    Burkina Faso Government Broadens Digital Access with SES Networks

    Under new multi-year agreement, Burkina Faso government expands use of fibre-like connectivity and managed services to connect government offices and schools

    A new multi-year agreement between Burkina Faso and SES Networks will enable the local administration of the African country to continue using high-speed connectivity to roll out e-government, e-education and e-health services. The fibre-like connectivity enjoyed by the land-locked country is delivered via the high throughput, low latency O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite fleet, SES announced.

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    14
    2018
    IN: Telangana: Concept of good governance

    Good governance aims at providing an environment in which all citizens irrespective of class, caste and gender can develop to their full potential.

    The process of decision making and governing through laws, rules, norms, power and language by public institutions and personnel to mange public resources for public welfare at large is called Governance.

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    14
    2018
    IN: 2.8 lakh were to deliver IRCTC services, only 38,500 registered so far

    Official sources said the IRCTC late last month alerted the Ministry of Electronics and IT that only 38,500 RSPs had registered so far for IRCTC services.

    The government claims 2.92 lakh common service centres (CSCs) deliver a range of services today to citizens across the country, a far cry from the 83,000 centres that existed during UPA rule.

    But the IRCTC, meant to deliver e-ticketing services via retail service providers (RSPs) through 2.8 lakh such centres, has raised the red flag, saying the process of RSP registration is very slow.

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    14
    2018
    Bahrain eGovt records 78pc customer satisfaction

    Customer satisfaction level of online services provided by Bahrain’s Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) has reached 78 per cent, according to an annual study.

    The customer satisfaction levels were measured through a comprehensive survey from the Bahraini BHCSI model that is established by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) to measure customer satisfaction.

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    13
    2018
    IN: Driving licence made easy: Maharashtra transport department plans seva kendras at all RTO

    The department has invited bids for appointing a new service provider to process smart card driving licences.

    Aiming to do away with the role of agents and touts at its Regional Transport Offices (RTO), the transport department has planned to set up seva kendras (service centres) on the lines of the passport seva kendra, at all 50 RTO offices across the state. Earlier, the application process at RTOs was made available online but the proposed seva kendra setup will help those who are unable to apply online or do not have internet access.

    The department has already invited bids for appointing a new service provider to process smart card driving licences and setting up of the RTO seva kendras. The new service provider will set up a seva kendra with at least two of its staffers at the front desk to attend the people at every RTO.

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    13
    2018
    IN: ‘NSDL e-Gov’s services dwarf those of depository’

    Affiliate of India’s largest depository provides various online services, including enabling student loans

    When Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his 2015 Budget speech that the government will create a single-window electronic platform for providing education loans under the Pradhan Mantri Vidya Lakshmi Karyakram, one company in Mumbai knew it was best placed to execute the government’s ambitious programme.

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    13
    2018
    IN: Odisha: DGP launches app to monitor police stations

    Odisha Police Saturday came up with a special app which will help senior officials closely monitor the performance of police stations across the state including investigative officers (IOs). In this application, a dashboard will appear on the computers of officials enabling them to check the progress of investigations into cases on a daily basis.

    Director General of Police RP Sharma launched the application through video conferencing, which was attended by all range IGs and DIGs, including district police superintendents in Bhubaneswar.

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    13
    2018
    JO: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Forum’s 'Transformation to a Knowledge Society Committee' Recommendations

    'Transforming to a Knowledge Society Committee', one of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum’s committees, concluded its work by issuing its final recommendations and suggestions underlining the economic, social, technological, cultural, educational and training aspects that make up a knowledge society, which must be properly utilized in order to keep up with technological advancements.

    The report of the Committee, chaired by Mr. Ahmad Al Jaloudi, member of the 17th Lower House, underlined the causes preventing a knowledge-based society transformation, including reasons related to weak electronic linkage, lack of competent capacities, lack of research and development, as well as other reasons related to the absence of community awareness campaigns for promoting e-government services, lack of activation of the Access to Information Law, in addition to the absence of a clear national strategy for this transformation.

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    12
    2018
    KN: Data Protection Act Now On The Books

    The Data Protection Bill 2018 intended to promote the protection of personal data processed by public and private bodies has been passed in the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis.

    The Bill, which had its first reading in September 2015, was debated in the House on Thursday.

    Mover of the Bill, Minister of Information Technology, Attorney-General Vincent Byron Jr. said the objective of the bill is to safeguard personal data from unlawful processing by public and private bodies. He said it would also promote transparency and accountability in the processing of personal data.

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    11
    2018
    KE: Safaricom to collect revenues for Kakamega

    The Kakamega government will roll out a cashless revenue collection system to seal theft loopholes, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has said.

    The system will be launched on June 1. It will be operated by telecom provider Safaricom and supervised by the county’s revenue collection agency.

    Oparanya and county officials met Safaricom representatives in Kisumu on Thursday.

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    10
    2018
    AU: ADHA tries to forge greater e-health participation

    Using a series of digital test beds.

    The Australian Digital Health Agency is set to test new models of healthcare that are enabled or enhanced by the forthcoming personal e-health record.

    The operator of the record system said it is looking to fund a series of test bed projects in partnership with industry and academia to feed into the creation of digitally-enabled services and new models of healthcare.

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    10
    2018
    IN: Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation flags data breach after IB sounds alert

    Disabling of aadhaar. epfoservices.com, due to security concerns has impacted the process of Aadhaar authentication for life certification scheme for pensioners in rural areas.

    The government’s Common Service Centres (CSCs) scheme, which employs rural entrepreneurs to offer a slew of digital services to those in the hinterlands, has come under the scanner for the second time in four months with the Aadhaar-seeding portal built for Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) being suspended after suspected security-related “vulnerabilities”.

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    10
    2018
    IN: Smart governance: Big data and analytics to Telangana government's rescue

    Vehicle tax collection is just one of the many ways in which Telangana is using big data and analytics to improve efficiency in government processes

    In late 2017, Telangana’s transport department approached the e-governance cell with a unique problem.

    The state had not been able to enforce a law which was passed over eight years ago by the then Andhra Pradesh government to levy two per cent additional life tax on the purchase of second vehicles. They found that registrations were not linked to any IDs such as Aadhaar or PAN and details buyers often provided were misleading, proving it impossible to check if a buyer of a new vehicle was already the owner of another vehicle.

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    10
    2018
    Bahrain eGovt payment value up 12pc in Q1

    The growth of ePayment value across various eGovernment channels in Bahrain reached 12 per cent during the first quarter of 2018 versus last quarter of 2017, said a report from Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA).

    Values reach more than BD23 million ($60.7 million) were completed from January to March 2018 with an increase of 10 per cent in number of financial transactions.

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    10
    2018
    How payments ecosystem has evolved in Kenya

    In Kenya today, a consumer wants to swipe to pay at a clothing store, pay via mobile money at the grocery store, write a cheque for school fees, and pay cash at the fuel station.

    This highlights the changing dynamics witnessed in the payments industry in Kenya and around the globe, with consumers and businesses using multiple channels, interchangeably.

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