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  • Mo
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    29
    2017
    US: From Private to Hybrid: Kansas Pivots on Cloud

    CIO Phil Wittmer explains why he killed the state’s GovCloud project and talks about what’s going to replace it.

    Kansas is embarking upon a new cloud strategy. As we reported last year as part of the 2016 Digital States Survey analysis, the state had previously committed to a shared private cloud project, known publicly as Kansas GovCloud. The three- to five-year endeavor was envisioned as the state's route to a more virtualized environment.

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    29
    2017
    US: South Dakota Becomes First State with Online Pardon Application

    New site stands to make process easier for both applicants and state workers reviewing applications.

    In some states, offenders with felony charges on their records have to go through stacks of paperwork and as long as two years of waiting to learn if the governor is willing to pardon an offense. Seeking to hasten a potentially lengthy ordeal, and in the process ease the bureaucratic burden on state government, South Dakota has now put such apps online.

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    28
    2017
    MY: KKMM committed to development, comprehensive use of big data in the country

    The Communications And Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) is committed to ensure the development and comprehensive use of the big data in the country to enhance the government's ability to provide best service to the people.

    Deputy secretary-general (operations), Datuk Dr Mohd Ali Mohamad Nor said the government''s ability, especially in decision-making based on facts and information, could also be enhanced with the implementation of the big data pilot project.

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    28
    2017
    SG: Smart cities pave the way for urban living

    No longer a novelty like a few years ago, smart technologies are now crucial to helping a city attract talent, create jobs and improve the quality of life for citizens.

    In Singapore, one of the world’s foremost smart cities today, the progress has not been deemed fast enough. It is considering a number of initiatives to move things along more quickly.

  • Sa
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    27
    2017
    WS: Chamber talks I.C.T. and innovation

    The Samoa Chamber of Commerce hosted an informative presentation by Tony Willenberg on ‘Innovations in I.C.T’ for the private sector yesterday.

    The presentation was held at the Small Business Enterprise Centre (S.B.E.C) training room at Saleufi, where members of Chamber attended to learn about the quality technology that is available and accessible to businesses.

  • Sa
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    27
    2017
    IN: Online plan set to get government approval for industry projects in Tamil Nadu

    In a bid to get faster approval for building plans of industry projects, the government is planning to integrate the proposed online plan approval of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) with the single window facility being developed by Guidance Bureau of Industries department.

    The move comes after more than Rs 16,000 crore worth of projects, for which an MoU was signed during the Global Investors Meet, were stalled over approval issues.

  • Sa
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    27
    2017
    IN: Transforming agriculture with e-technology

    Agricultural practices and advancements differ globally—since plants have their own differences and the location plays a role on their development as well. But through the exchange of knowledge from different agriculturally-involved individuals from all over the world, improvement of techniques can be experienced as well. It has made an impact on how information is shared, and being able to use this information for the advancement of the agricultural sector gives a great positive impact that is beneficial for everyone. IT has become a bridge for people from all over the world.

  • Sa
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    27
    2017
    MyEG buys controlling stake in restaurant review portal

    My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) is buying a 67% stake in the EatDrinkKL digital platform that provides reviews and news on the food and beverage businesses.

    In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the e-Government services provider said its unit My EG Capital Sdn Bhd had entered into a shareholders agreement with Essential Reviews Sdn Bhd - the sole owner of the EatDrinkKL’s intellectual property rights - and its only shareholder Sean Cornelius Yoong Wan Yen to purchase the stake.

  • Fr
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    26
    2017
    Big Data’s big governance impact

    From transforming development initiatives to improving transparency, Big Data analytics could have a major impact on the way governments work

    The anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was celebrated on 17 May as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). The theme this year is “Big Data for Big Impact”.

    As has been pointed out by Houlin Zhao, the secretary general of ITU, the theme for this year is to explore the power of Big Data for development. The analysis of vast amounts of data collected from the different devices that we use on a day-to-day basis provides an opportunity to discover hidden secrets and enables us to do predictive analysis and informed decision making across individual, organizational, societal, national and international levels.

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    26
    2017
    US: Texas: UTSA researcher examines how city governments use Facebook to engage citizens

    Social media can help boost citizens' voluntary participation and involvement in local government, according to Chris Reddick, chair of the Department of Public Administration at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

    In the age of social media, an increasing number of city governments and their departments are turning toward using services such as Facebook to share news, information, and foster participation (which Reddick calls "e-participation") with its citizens. The City of San Antonio is no different, with nearly a dozen major departments and offices managing their own Facebook accounts.

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    26
    2017
    Indonesia to launch integrated e-government system

    Government looking to cut “wasteful” spending.

    The Indonesian government will be implementing an “integrated and centralized e-government system” in 2017, it was announced this week.

    Currently, Indonesia’s ministries, institutions and local governments run separate e-government systems. The “lack of integration” of e-government systems in Indonesia has resulted in “wasteful expenditure” for the government, Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Asman Abnur was quoted as saying by Antara News.

  • Do
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    25
    2017
    India’s regulatory environ getting transformed with digitization: Arun Mishra

    India’s regulatory environment is going through a metamorphosis with digitization driving transparency, accountability and quality in review practices, according to Arun Mishra, executive vice president, regulatory affairs, India sub-continent, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

    The country’s regulatory framework is evolving with efforts to comply with the global drug manufacturing norms. There is a surge in new business models like e-pharmacies, e-consultations and e-diagnostics. This makes the Indian regulatory authority devise norms for the new age practices, he added.

  • Do
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    25
    2017
    Why Blockchain has Caught the Attention of the European Parliament

    A recent report released by the European parliament entitled “How blockchain technology could change our lives” outlines the capabilities of blockchain technology. The report was presented by European Parliamentary Research Service and notes the following as being of considerable significance:

    Digital Property Rights

    Blockchain technology has great potential for application in intellectual property rights in digital materials. It could be applied in multi-territorial licensing policies with the effect of improving legal certainty for creators and purchasers of digital content. Moreover, it has the potential to provide a sure way of protecting the patent rights of innovators from infringement by competitors. “Hashing” and “proof of existence” could help improve the patent system and deal with the current state of affairs where there is no unified patent system in EU.

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    25
    2017
    AE: Smart Dubai works with United Nations on smart cities index

    Dubai is becoming a world leader in smart city developments and international organisations want to tap its experience

    Following the launch of the Dubai Now platform, the Smart Dubai Office has revealed that it is working with the United Nations (UN) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to develop a global index for smart city initiatives.

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    25
    2017
    KY: E-gov makes a small advance with police clearance

    The government has launched a new online application process for police clearance certificates which joins a slowly emerging suite of public services being provided online. Although officials have been talking about expanding e-government for almost a decade, it is still moving very slowly and only a small number of fees or payments to government departments can be made via the internet. But in this case, the redesigned portal and police clearance application process allows people to pay the fee as well as deal with the paperwork online.

    Officials said in a government release last week that the new service and other e-government services that are emerging are a collaboration between the e-Government Unit in the Cabinet Office, the Computer Services Department, and in this case the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS), with strategic direction from the e-Government Steering Committee. The sites can be accessed at eservices.gov.ky.

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    24
    2017
    CY: Poor digital skills and slow internet hampering economic growth

    Cyprus must work hard to improve its poor digital skills and increase the availability of fast internet connections, a workshop by stakeholders in the electronic communication market concluded on Wednesday.

    Cyprus is among the weakest EU countries regarding the digital economy, electronic communications and postal services commissioner Giorgos Michaelides pointed out during the event, basing his remarks on this year’s Digital Economy and Society Index (Desi)

  • Mi
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    24
    2017
    Legal, Regulatory Systems Found to Be Hindering Digital Innovation in Korea

    Accounting firm Deloitte Anjin released its Voice of Asia report for 2016 on May 17. According to it, the digital engagement index of every Asian country with the only exception of Myanmar was above the average of the 139 countries around the world covered by the report. The digital engagement index is based on each country’s network readiness index (NRI) compared to its GDP per capita.

    In Asia, South Korea recorded the fourth-highest digital engagement index, following Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. When it comes to the NRI, South Korea scored 5.6 on a scale of one to seven with the indices of the government, enterprises and individuals being at high levels alike.

  • Mi
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    24
    2017
    MyEG to buy food review website Eat Drink KL

    alaysia’s electronic government services provider MyEG is in talks to buy a controlling stake in food review website Eat Drink KL.

    According to the report in The Edge on Wednesday, MyEG is close to sealing a deal with the website owned by former Associated Press journalist Sean Yoong. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • So
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    21
    2017
    US: Blockchain a 'Next Big Transformational Technology' in Government

    In a new brief, NASCIO said blockchain — now the subject of five pilots by the state of Illinois — may be a game changer.

    Blockchain is among the “next big, transformational technologies” being eyed for use by government in its ongoing quest to provide residents with easy, online access to services and transactions, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) said in an introductory brief released Tuesday, May 16.

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    22
    2017
    RW: ICT uptake will deliver quality services

    Last week’s “Transform Africa Summit,” held in Kigali, pledged to bolster the ICT sector whose aim is to achieve ‘smart cities’ across the continent.

    On this note, President Paul Kagame, in his speech, pointed out two fundamental things, among others: the need for political will to enable the implementation of digital integration and rollout of initiatives; and the need to engage in Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to invest in ICT projects.

  • So
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    21
    2017
    UN highlights critical role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the SDGs

    The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development concluded its twentieth session on the evening of 12 May with countries reaffirming its role as the United Nations torch-bearer for science, technology and innovation for development.

    The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UN CSTD) acknowledged that many technological and development gaps still remain. The gender gap was stressed in particular and countries highlighted existing digital and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics gender divides and recommended key policy options for countries and the international community to make progress in closing science and technology related gender gaps.

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    20
    2017
    US: Four-Jurisdiction Digital Driver's License Pilot Key Piece of Gov's Digital Transformation

    Colorado, Idaho, Maryland and Washington, D.C., are nearing the start of a roughly three-month test of digital drivers' licenses that is poised to speed up an epic shift in technology that's already underway.

    Four jurisdictions will take a large and crucial step this summer toward digitizing residents’ primary form of identification: They will begin piloting a digital driver’s license (DDL) with hundreds of employees and family members.

  • Fr
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    19
    2017
    KY: Online police clearances now available

    The days of making two trips to the police records office on Walkers Road to obtain police clearances are over, at least for internet users.

    On Monday, the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service started online processing of police clearance certificates, which are required for applicants seeking a work permit or a permit renewal. They are also required every six months for permanent residence applicants awaiting decisions on their status.

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    19
    2017
    UG: ICT Ministry, Army to Build Innovations Hub in Kampala

    The ministry of Information Communications Technology and the engineering brigade of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) are to work on the construction of an innovation hub in Kampala.

    The hub will be built at the Uganda Information and Technology Institute in Nakawa, a Kampala suburb according to Mr Frank Tumwebaze, the ICT and National Guidance minister.

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    19
    2017
    CY: Paphos a step closer to becoming ‘smart city’

    Two Paphos projects have been given the green light, which officials say will move the area close to becoming a fully-fledged ‘Smart city’.

    A spokesman for Paphos municipality told the Cyprus mail that two European programmes have been approved and are due to get underway in Paphos in July.

  • Fr
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    19
    2017
    Kuwait pioneer in e-Government system - expert

    Kuwait is one of the pioneering countries around the world in the e-Government system, and has so far realized steady development in the field of communications, a Kuwaiti expert affirmed Thursday.

    Currently, all Kuwaiti ministries operate through the e-Gate system, via which education, health, commerce, and personal data services are provided electronically to citizens, Mona Yousef Sahar, an expert at the Ministry of Communications, stated to KUNA.

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    19
    2017
    KY: Editorial – e-Government gets ‘police clearance’

    Today’s front page contains a welcome development from government – Cayman Islands residents can now apply online for police clearance certificates, potentially cutting in half the number of in-person visits needed to obtain these documents required by immigration officials, as well as some employers and businesses.

    As all of the roughly 24,000 work permit holders in Cayman are well aware, the conventional process for obtaining a certificate (which is, basically, a person’s local “criminal record,” including arrests and convictions) involves making a trip down to the RCIPS Criminal Records Office on Walkers Road, waiting in line, producing the relevant identification document, paying $25 – then returning to the office at a later date, waiting in line again, producing the ID again, before finally picking up the certificate.

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    18
    2017
    IN: PM, Chief Justice push for a digital judiciary

    Aim is to bring about a system which cannot be breached or manipulated

    The Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar on Wednesday inaugurated an integrated software aimed at digitising the judiciary to cut down on time and bring about transparency in the system.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of Information Technology and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad attended the function held at Vigyan Bhavan, along with several Supreme Court judges, subordinate judges among others.

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    18
    2017
    AE: Sharjah unleashes its superheroes in eGovt game

    Meet Sharjah's new superheroes: Viro, Unity, Noman, Tina and Captain. They are the characters in Sharjah eGovernment's updated augmented reality game called Sharjah Land, each playing a specific role.

    Unveiled at the University of Sharjah on Wednesday, Sharjah Land, which was initially launched during Gitex in Dubai last year, is primarily aimed at children aged 9-12 years old. It will "instill positive values in the youth of the UAE by enabling players to interact with Sharjah Land's team of superheroes who work together to create a positive and fulfilling society," according to the Sharjah Department of eGovernment (DeG), which conceived and developed the app.

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    18
    2017
    Government chooses Mimika to be one of Indonesia`s smart cities

    The Communications and Informatics Ministry has picked Mimika of Papua, to be included among 25 regencies in the country to build a smart city in 2017.

    A smart city is an urban development vision to integrate information and communication technology and Internet of things technology in a secure fashion to manage a citys assets.

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    18
    2017
    IN: PM launches integrated case management system of SC

    After government departments and ministries, the country's highest court is now adopting the e-governance model, Prime Minister Modi inaugurated the integrated case management information system which is considered to be the first step towards a paperless court system.

    The Prime Minister said that technology had often been equated to hardware in the past, but it is equally important to bring about a change in mindset.

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    18
    2017
    IN: Punjab: E-Governance To Mitigate People's Problems: Navjot Sidhu

    Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today presided over two meetings with the representatives of 24 companies, focusing on a technical and financial audit of all the local bodies and an e-governance project involving the urban local bodies (ULBs).

    He said the e-governance project was launched as per directions of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.

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    18
    2017
    IN: E-governance is easy, effective and economical: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that that e-governance is easy, economical, effective and environment friendly. Launching the Supreme Court’s Integrated Case Management System (ICMS) of the Supreme Court in New Delhi today, Mr. Modi said, paperless offices will benefit the environment.

    Mr. Modi also emphasised on change of mindset when it comes to use of technology for governance. The Prime Minister said, Information Technology plus Indian Talent is India Tomorrow.

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    17
    2017
    US: Bootstrapping the way out of the legacy IT systems crisis

    The federal IT community is facing an aging systems crisis. Collectively, agencies spend about 75 percent of their IT budgets on operations and maintenance activities, most of which is gobbled up by legacy systems. The situation is even worse at the VA, with reportedly only 10 percent available for investment in new development and modernization. With so much appropriated IT funding tied up in “keep the lights on” activities, agencies face the daunting — if not impossible — task of moving their legacy systems into the 21st century.

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    17
    2017
    Malta making steady digital progress

    Moves one place up the ranking to 12th

    Malta has been making steady progress in its digital economy and now ranks 12th out of the 28 EU member states, moving up one place since 2015.

    The EU’s mid-term review of the 2015 Digital Single Market strategy highlighted a number of projects being undertaken by the Malta Communications Authority and other stakeholders to improve the ranking.

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    16
    2017
    IN: Madhya Pradesh: Jabalpur: Father Welcomes Newborn With Aadhaar Card Six Minutes After Birth

    Kunwar Bahadur Pandey, father of a baby boy in Jabalpur, got his newborn’s Aadhaar Card made six minutes after his birth! This is the first time in India that an Aadhar card of a newborn baby has been made within a few minutes of his birth.

    While Pandey’s wife was undergoing a Cesarean surgery at Elgin hospital in Jabalpur, the e-governance district in-charge Chitranshu Tripathi and his team were on a visit to the hospital to promote Aadhaar cards. They were having a discussion with Dr. Sunil Mishra at the hospital regarding spreading awareness among new parents about getting Aadhaar card for newborns.

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    16
    2017
    QA: Govt to train 3000 for digital governance

    Qatar has witnessed 54mn completed transactions per year through 1,079 online services and 22 transactions per individual per year through 581 mobile services, a top official of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) said yesterday.

    The number of digital services in Qatar was 1,660 as on March 2017, which comprised 1,079 online and 581 mobile services, Hassan Jassim al-Sayed, assistant undersecretary (Government Programme and Information Technology) at MoTC told Qatar Digital Government (QDG) Forum.

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    15
    2017
    AU: Every City Wants to Be Innovative. How Can They Get There?

    Warren Lemmens, the CTO of Nokia Oceania, discusses Australia's emerging smart city landscape — and what the U.S. can learn from it.

    Word from down under: Cities need to get smarter about data, younger people need to lead the charge, and the U.S. is not exactly out front on this stuff.

    When Nokia released a detailed analysis on civic tech in the southern hemisphere, titled A new world of cities and the future of Australia — which gives a thorough accounting of the emerging smart city landscape there — we talked to Warren Lemmens, Nokia’s CTO Oceania, about the report's findings and its implications for U.S. cities struggling to get a handle on the smart city landscape.

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    15
    2017
    Vietnam braces for 4th Industrial Revolution

    The Vietnamese government has asked all central agencies and local administrations nationwide to focus efforts on preparing human resources and infrastructure development to implement the fourth Industrial Revolution.

    Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said all ministries and sectors should apply e-government systems so that they can offer better quality services to the people and enterprises by further simplifying and modernizing all administrative procedures, Vietnam News Agency reported on Monday.

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    15
    2017
    ZA: National consultations on supporting ICT White Paper draft strategies begin

    The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) on Monday kicked off the first sessions of a planned national public consultation roadshow to unpack details of the three recently gazetted strategies to implement the National Integrated Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Policy White Paper.

    The proposed National e-Strategy and the draft National e-Government Strategy and Roadmap were gazetted in early April, while the draft ICT Small, Medium-sized and Microenterprises (SMME) Support Strategy was tabled at the end of March.

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    14
    2017
    ‘Mobiles added in India over 2.5 years equal Italy’s populace’

    The number of mobile phones added in India over the last 2.5 years equals the population of Italy or France, according to Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad.

    He said that 72 mobile manufacturing factories were added during the last two years in India.

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    14
    2017
    ZA: Online learner registration is the future

    We are pleased with the success of the online application system and humbled by the overwhelming response of the people of Gauteng, says Panyaza Lesufi.

    "The new information technology - internet and e-mail - have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications,” said Peter Drucker, an American management guru.

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    14
    2017
    First Two-Day School on Internet Governance in Afghanistan

    On Wednesday April 26, 2017, Afghanistan had its first two-day long school on Internet Governance. The event was organized by a home grown civil society by the name of National IT Professionals Association of Afghanistan (NITPAA). Afghanistan School on Internet Governance (AfSIG) is a new initiative by a group of volunteers at NITPAA, who worked tirelessly for months to put up an event that comprised of speakers from multiple organizations and multiple stakeholders across the country. The school also had five international speakers who presented remotely via the internet.

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    14
    2017
    US: Minnesota: Health plans pitch 'e-visits' to seniors

    Insurance companies get on board to cover online health care for Medicare patients The nascent trend of patients getting health care online is coming to the Silver Sneakers crowd. A growing number of Medicare health plans are introducing “virtual visits” as an option for seniors, with formats for handling minor ailments ranging from live video connections with doctors to online information exchanges with nurse practitioners.

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    13
    2017
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: APSSDC inks MoU with iTAP for skill development

    In a bid to promote technical skills among the youth and make them industry-ready, the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Centre (APSSDC) has entered into an MoU with the Institute of Taxation and Accounting Professionals (iTAP).

    The MoU was signed in the presence of Minister for Skill Development Kollu Ravindra and iTAP president R Venkateswara Rao at the inaugural session of a two-day national symposium ‘Smart Cities - Challenges and Opportunities’ began here on Friday.

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    13
    2017
    India to set up Centre of Excellence (CoE) on IT for Industry 4.0

    As a part of the recognition of IT capacity of India, the Governing Body of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) has approved a proposal by India’s National Productivity Council for the establishment of Centre of Excellence on IT for Industry 4.0 (CoE: IT for I4.0).

    In this scenario, the Centre of Excellence (CoE) can be very effective in coordination with various stakeholders, collection of information, development of knowledge & dissemination of knowledge/information, facilitation in capacity building of industries, support start-ups etc. linking design to the customer. The result is the ‘smart factory’, which is characterised by versatility, resource efficiency and ergonomic design as well as its direct integration with business partners.

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    13
    2017
    IN: Telegana: Stop demonising Aadhaar

    Invoking the Orwellian images of State surveillance to oppose the Aadhaar card system is wholly irrational and misplaced. To think that an identification tool for streamlining citizen services will automatically amount to usurping citizens’ rights is a warped notion, particularly in this technology-driven age. While genuine concerns over privacy issues need to be addressed, the importance of having a robust and fool-proof scientific database of citizens, with unique identification numbers, cannot be ignored. Any attempt to give an ideological spin to the ongoing debate over Aadhaar and turning it into a ‘State versus civil rights’ face-off is a self-defeating exercise. It would be a great disservice to the people if modern transparency tools are blocked in the garb of protecting individual rights. Aadhaar is essentially an e-governance tool to help streamline the systems, eliminate leakages and bogus claims, rationalise welfare schemes and bring all citizens under the ambit of formal economy. However, concerns are being raised over privacy and security issues if Aadhaar is linked to PAN card and made mandatory for income tax returns. It is argued that since there are no safeguards at present to prevent misuse or leakage of citizens’ data, Aadhaar should not be made mandatory for I-T assessment and welfare schemes. While the question whether Aadhaar should be voluntary or mandatory will be decided by the Supreme Court, the nation needs to repose faith in the teams of talented and dedicated professionals who are tirelessly working on a robust and error-free system that is meant for larger public good.

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    12
    2017
    Four tools to ensure ‘smart cities’ don’t leave behind people with disabilities

    The global rush to roll out mobile apps, e-government services and other “smart” city tools is leaving behind people with disabilities.

    That’s the conclusion of a pair of experts in accessible technologies presenting at this week’s Smart Cities NYC conference in New York. They’ve also launched a “Smart Cities for All” toolkitto help city leaders apply a more inclusive approach to urban technology.

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    12
    2017
    JO: Gov’t launches ICT, electronic directorate, e-services

    Deputising for Prime Minister Hani Mulki, Labour Minister Ali Ghezawi on Thursday attended the inauguration of the ICT and electronic transformation directorate at the ministry, as well as the launch of several e-services, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

    Attended by Awqaf Minister Wael Arabiyat and ICT Minister Majd Shweikeh, the ceremony saw the launch of the electronic permits system, the e-inspection system, the e-employment system and the signing of several agreements aiming to provide jobs to Jordanian youth, in addition to establishing an “excellence centre” in the Mafraq Development Zone.

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    12
    2017
    Rwanda drives for e-government, cashless society

    The Government of Rwanda and Mastercard will work together on developing digital platforms to meet the needs of the country’s citizens and work towards Rwanda’s goal of promoting a cashless society.

    According to FinScope 2016, 68% of adults in Rwanda have/use formal financial products/ services.

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    11
    2017
    IN: West Bengal: Upgradation of State Data Centre in full swing

    The upgradation work of State Data Centre to impart better Information Technology (IT) related services to different government departments is in full swing.

    The state government, set to upgrade the infrastructure as well as expand the Data Centre, will spend around Rs 56.64 crore at the end of the project.

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    11
    2017
    Personal data platform MyInfo to speed up bank processes in Singapore

    In the first extension of the use of national personal data platform MyInfo, customers opening accounts with DBS, United Overseas Bank, OCBC Bank, and Standard Chartered will no longer have to fill in voluminous forms or submit documents such as income statements.

    Instead, the bank can call up their details from MyInfo to make it a swifter, fuss-free affair.

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    11
    2017
    Estonia’s Nortal helps Dubai create a paperless government

    The Tallinn-based multinational strategic change and technology company, Nortal, is helping Dubai’s government become fully digital by 2021.

    According to Andres Käärik, Nortal’s business development manager, the company helped Dubai create a vision and roadmap of where they want to go and advised on how to get there. In a blog post, Käärik explained that by 2021, all Dubai’s public services would be available in electronic channels around the clock, and its government would work 365 days a year. “There will be no need to visit any government service centre in person; users receive the results and documentation of services in electronic form on mobile devices.”

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    11
    2017
    Safran to deploy single multi-biometric platform for Government of Botswana

    Safran Identity & Security, through its subsidiary Morpho South Africa, has won a contract with the government of Botswana to upgrade the legacy AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) platforms into a single, multi-biometric and multi-use new-generation platform.

    The Botswana Police Service (BPS) has worked with Safran Identity & Security since 1998.

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    11
    2017
    IN: Jharkhand: Raghubar directs to complete rural wifi projects in 7 districts

    Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today directed to complete the Bharatnet and rural wifi schemes in seven districts of the state in the first phase. Chairing a review meeting of the IT and e-governance department here, he said to ensure the people in the rural area get information about the schemes, policies and the programmes of the state, it is important that the Bharatnet and rural wifi programme is completed in Bokaro, Deoghar, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Ramgrah, Ranchi and Sahibganj districts.

  • Do
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    11
    2017
    IN: Goa: State expected to take a big e-governance step on May 15

    To kick in e-governance in the state in a big way, the revenue department will most probably launch e-district portal and streamlined mutation service on May 15.

    The new initiatives, which aim at providing time-bound delivery of services to the public, will be launched by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.

  • Mi
    Mai
    10
    2017
    Commission takes new steps to enhance compliance and practical functioning of the EU Single Market

    Today's package of measures will make it easier for people and companies to manage their paperwork online in their home country or when working, living or doing business in another EU country and it will help ensure that commonly agreed EU rules are respected.

    Jyrki Katainen, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, said: "EU rules protect and empower 500 million people in the Single Market. They can live, work and do business in any EU country. All of this is only possible when the rules are respected. Today's proposals will help develop a culture of compliance. They will also help people and companies to have full access to online information and procedures both in their home country and abroad."

  • Mi
    Mai
    10
    2017
    NXP delivers eDL and vehicle registration smartcards to Algeria

    NXP Semiconductors’ partner HB Technologies has chosen NXP’s SmartMX2 microcontroller for the Algeria’s new secure electronic driver license and vehicle registration smartcards.

    This strategic collaboration aims to help Algeria prevent driver license and registration frauds and modernize its government system as public services will be digitized and become securely accessible for users and government administrations. The new smartcards are planned to roll out in 2017.

  • Mi
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    10
    2017
    SG: Say goodbye to hassle of submitting documents when opening bank accounts

    Singaporeans and permanent residents opening bank accounts with OCBC, UOB, DBS and Standard Chartered no longer have to key in details, such as NRIC number and address, or submit physical documents to verify the data.

    Instead, they can consent to having the details pulled digitally from MyInfo, a Government-backed digital vault of their personal data, launched in May last year (2016). The change takes effect on Wednesday (May 3).

  • Di
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    09
    2017
    IN: Tardy implementation of E-Panchayat in Telangana

    The Digital Telangana move takes a beating as the e-Panchayat implementation fails to meet its objective of citizen services delivery in the State.The e-Panchayat project was rolled out as a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) three years ago to strengthen Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the country. Sources in the State Panchayat Raj and Rural Development department said that “the project implementation is yet to gain ground in the State.”

    People in rural areas are not benefitted due to poor implementation of e-Panchayat project in Telangana. Supply of PoS machines to bill collectors is suggested for better implementation

  • Di
    Mai
    09
    2017
    PK: Govt plans e-readiness from July 1

    Government has directed all ministries and their allied departments and the regulator bodies to put their policies, guidebooks, filing of applications, specimen documents, online tracking system and online complaint management system on their respective websites before the start of next financial year.

    An official source said that the government plans to announce major incentives for starting new businesses in the budget for the next financial year. The source added that the government wants to reduce the time taking process for starting new businesses because this budget is to be an election-year budget.

  • Mo
    Mai
    08
    2017
    GH: GISPA holds workshop for Internet service providers

    A Deputy Minister of Communications, Mr George Andah, has urged independent Internet service providers (ISPs) to inter-operate to boost efficiency in their operations, in line with the government’s agenda to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a tool to promote socio-economic development.

    “We are insisting that service providers provide easy access to the Internet which cuts across the quality of service experience, access and affordability, in line with the policy direction of the Ministry of Communications. It is imbedded in their licence and we are not going to compromise on that,“ he said.

  • Mo
    Mai
    08
    2017
    Bahrain migrates 10 govt websites to cloud

    Bahrain’s Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) will begin the migration of ten government websites as a trial of Cloud Computing - developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The trial is intended to complete full migration during one year. This follows an agreement with technology investment firm C5 Capital.

    The websites are those of the Ministry of Justice & Islamic Affairs, Ministry of Health, Central Bank of Bahrain, National Oil & Gas Authority, Survey & Land Registration Bureau, Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Ministry of Transportations & Telecommunication, Public Prosecution; Capital Governorate and the Northern Area Municipality.

  • Mo
    Mai
    08
    2017
    I.C.T. at the National University of Samoa

    Last Tuesday, as part of the Faculty of Science seminar series at NUS, a special seminar was delivered on “Innovations in ICT” , to provide a backdrop to the ICT Sector Plan currently being developed.

    The presenter was Tony Willenberg who is currently the Team Leader for the ICT Sector Planning Team hired by the Samoa Technical Assistance Facility to develop the ICT sector plan.

  • Mo
    Mai
    08
    2017
    Nigeria’s ICT sector poised to reorient the economy

    When one looks around Nigeria today, it is very difficult not to notice the pace of change brought about by the ever-evolving Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. The growth of the ICT sector has developed so rapidly that it has literally changed the way we think about socio-economic development. In regards to ICT, Nigeria’s numbers are staggering. Nigeria ranks number one in internet usage in Africa and eighth in the world. Nigeria’s telecom sector is one of the largest in Africa, and is driven almost entirely by mobile technology. Internet usage has increased rapidly in Nigeria over the past ten years. ICT has opened up access to information on the world-wide web and citizens are bettered informed about matters of particular importance and interest to them. The potential to transform lives and the nation’s economy through IT is well known by lawmakers and the IT/telecommunications sector.

  • So
    Mai
    07
    2017
    US: Digital Tools are Fueling Increased Patient Engagement

    Thanks to mobile and online tools, patients and physicians are more in tune than ever before. According to CDW's 2017 Patient Engagement Perspectives study, almost 70 percent of patients have become more engaged with their healthcare in the past few years.

    The survey interviewed 200 patients and 200 providers, including physicians and assistants, to understand the impact of digital tools on communication outreach efforts. The study found that patient portals and telemedicine are helpful in increasing patient engagement. In the survey, 71 percent of providers agree that improving patient engagement is the biggest priority at their medical practice. Also, 80 percent of providers are working on different tools to make personal healthcare records easier to access.

  • So
    Mai
    07
    2017
    US: Hawaii: Veterans deserve access to telehealth services

    Veterans, the very people who put their lives on the line so the rest of us can enjoy our freedoms, deserve to have the best health care this country can provide.

    That’s why we support the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act of 2017 (VETS Act). This bipartisan legislation seeks to improve health care access — including mental health treatment — for disabled or rural veterans by expanding telehealth services provided by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • So
    Mai
    07
    2017
    IR: E-Health Records Cover 70% of Population

    Electronic health files have been created for 60%-70% of the people in every province on average, according to deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi.

    “Electronic health files or the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is a prerequisite for the Health Ministry’s family physician project, and we are trying to extend its coverage to 100% by September-end,” he was quoted as saying by ISNA.

  • So
    Mai
    07
    2017
    KR: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan Set to Become a Hub to Spread Korean e-Government Model

    The Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Korea held the e-Government Cooperation Forum with Kazakhstan, an e-Government leader in the Middle East, on April 25 (Korean time) in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. During the forum, public officials and experts from the two countries held a heated discussion on various issues on e-Government including government data center and future strategies for digital government.

    At Kazakh President Nazarbayev’s state visit to Seoul in November last year, the Ministry of the Interior of Korea and the Ministry of Information and Communications of Kazakhstan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on e-Government.

  • Sa
    Mai
    06
    2017
    IN: Online admissions no easy feat for Kendriya Vidyalayas but this is how they did it

    KV Shaala Darpan, the e-governance platform launched by the HRD ministry, has enabled parents and guardians to log on and get their children admitted to Kendriya Vidyalayas

    A mammoth task was accomplished online in one of the largest school systems in the world with an estimated 1.2 million students and 50,000 teachers. At the end of a two-year digitisation process, India’s Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has taken the student admission process of more than 1,146 schools on an online, cloud-based platform. And it has not been easy.

  • Sa
    Mai
    06
    2017
    SG: One e-identity for online services to launch by year end

    Mobile Connect, by the three local telcos, eliminates the need for multiple passwords

    By year end, consumers will be able to use their mobile phone number as their e-identity for seamless login to various online content and services.

    Dubbed Mobile Connect, the authentication service by the three local telcos Singtel, StarHub and M1 lets consumers do away with managing multiple passwords when accessing online services - in a bid to be forerunners in Singapore's Smart Nation agenda.

  • Sa
    Mai
    06
    2017
    ID: Jakarta to Issue Electronic Permit Certificates

    The Jakarta provincial government and the Jakarta Encryption Agency on Friday (29/4) signed a cooperation deal to implemented the electronic permit certificate program aimed at preventing document forgery.

    “With this electronic permit certificate, things will be fast and without hassle,” said Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.

  • Fr
    Mai
    05
    2017
    IN: Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram: Forget e-governance, Secretariat files have to cross the street for approval

    Between high-speed data cables and carrier pigeons, the seat of the Kerala government has better use for the latter. Peons have a difficult time getting the files across to the departments concerned and the offices of the secretaries and the ministers as they are all spread across distant blocks, sometimes across the busy street.

    Top officials blame the frequent reshuffles in the cabinet as necessitated by the resignations of ministers and the exigencies of administration. Adding to the chaos, the departments housed in the north block have been shifted to make room for the Nava Kerala Mission, an initiative by the Left Democratic Front government to address issues of sustainable development and social justice.

  • Fr
    Mai
    05
    2017
    Kyrgyzstan starts introducing brand new electronic biometric passports

    On April 28, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev discussed with Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov and Chief of Staff of President's Office Sapar Isakov the start of introduction of electronic biometric passports in Kyrgyzstan, the presidential press office said.

    Electronic biometric passport of a citizen of Kyrgyzstan is an identification document of a new type that corresponds to the international standard.

  • Fr
    Mai
    05
    2017
    US: Kansas Chooses PayIt to Build Digital Citizen Services

    The company has a contract, but isn't saying much about what its work will be at the moment.

    The state of Kansas has chosen PayIt, a home-grown startup, to help it beef up the digital services it offers to citizens.

  • Do
    Mai
    04
    2017
    KE: Public entities lag in embracing mobile money

    State ministries, departments and agencies are dragging their feet in adopting mobile money platforms compared to private entities, a government-sponsored survey suggested yesterday.

    The inaugural ICT Enterprise Report shows that only 19.2 per cent of the public institutions have mobile money accounts compared to 73.3 per cent in the private firms.

  • Do
    Mai
    04
    2017
    First ever Caribbean Digitization Workshop kicks off in St. Kitts and Nevis

    The first ever Caribbean Digitization Workshop aimed at exploring low-cost methods of digitizing personal memories across the region is currently underway in St. Kitts and Nevis under the theme “Preserving Your Memories in a Digital World”.

    The workshop will run for three days from April 26-28, and is hosted by The Caribbean Branch of the International Council on Archives (CARBICA) in conjunction with the St. Kitts-Nevis National Archives. It is sponsored by the International Council on Archives’ Fund for the International Development of Archives (FIDA).

  • Do
    Mai
    04
    2017
    PK: 5 Punjab cities to get free WiFi service soon

    * Punjab CM inaugurates free WiFi facility for Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Bahawalpur * 200 hotspots will be set up at different locations in the cities

    Residents of Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Bahawalpur will soon be able to enjoy free wireless Internet as Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has inaugurated the free service for five cities.

  • Do
    Mai
    04
    2017
    IN: IICA, NSDC to forge collaboration on skills and CSR

    The Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) are planning to collaborate in areas including skill development, Business Innovation, E Governance and Corporate Communication.

    Manish Kumar, Managing Director & CEO of NSDC during a visit to IICA mentioned the “areas of synergy” and “common grounds” that both the organisations can identify for working together. The present visit was aimed at exploring synergy and partnership between the two institutions, which in turn, would lead to effective collaborative work.

  • Mi
    Mai
    03
    2017
    NA: Infant e-birth registration launch nears

    The Hon. Minister of Home Affairs & Immigration, Hon. Pendukeni Iivula Ithana said that the new e-birth identification system for Namibia will be launched next week.

    Speaking a day before the 3rd ID4Africa Government Forum on Electronic Identity in Africa at the Safari Court Hotel in Windhoek from 26-27 April 2017. Iivula Ithana said that the home grown solution will also be launched at the ID4 Africa meet-up where over a 100 international companies will exhibit and demonstrate their latest innovations in identity technologies and solutions, all adapted for Africa.

  • Mi
    Mai
    03
    2017
    Nordic and Baltic countries step up digitalisation efforts

    Nordic and Baltic countries have joined hands in a bid to lead the digitalisation of Europe.

    At the occasion of Digital North, a conference that took place in Oslo on Tuesday (25 April), ministers from the Nordic and Baltic regions signed a declaration, by which they committed to step up their digitalisation efforts - not only within the countries, but also across borders.

  • Mi
    Mai
    03
    2017
    AZ: More 'ASAN service' centers to operate in country

    Construction of four more centers of "ASAN Service", Azerbaijan’s leading e-Government institution acting on behalf and in cooperation with other state entities in public service provision, launched in 2017.

    Inam Karimov, Chairman of the State Agency for Public Services and Social Innovations under the President of Azerbaijan, announced about this on April 26, adding that new centers will appear in Guba, Sheki, Imishli and Mingachevir, APA reported.

  • Di
    Mai
    02
    2017
    Innovation as an antidote to the crisis: meet Greece’s ehealth ecosystem

    A few years ago, international experts reported that Greece’s healthcare system was on the brink of collapse with government health spending dropping year after year. Since 2009, Greece’s GDP has dropped 26% affecting the already high unemployment rate leading to more people without health insurance and limited access to healthcare services. The financial crisis put pressure on a healthcare system under a lot of strain and in urgent need for reform, making it vulnerable to economic fluctuation and ill prepared to meet the changing needs of society.

  • Di
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    02
    2017
    IN: Its official: Log on to Twitter to get your telecom problems solved

    Social media websites like Twitter and Facebook have been at the forefront for consumers to get quick responses and resolutions for their troubles with brands.

    The Government of India on Tuesday said that 99% telecom-related complaints get resolved on Twitter.

    “After the launch of Twitter Sewa by the Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha in August last Year for registration and resolution of complaints, about 99% of the complaints have been resolved through the social media,” the government said.

  • Di
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    02
    2017
    IN: Goa: Khaunte for timely implementation of e-governance

    Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte asked his department officials to ensure implementation of e-governance within the prescribed time frame with quality output.

    “As we look at giving better quality output of services to people through e-governance, we also want the staff to be motivated to ensure that delivery of these services takes place within the prescribed time frame,” Khaunte said after inspecting the new Revenue Bhavan at Dharbandora.

  • Di
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    02
    2017
    IN: Jharkhand: Government Should Hasten Slowly On E-Cash And Aadhaar: The Risks Outweigh Rewards

    The government should hasten slowly in the way it is pushing Aadhaar and digital money. Both are great ideas, putting India several laps ahead of the world in many ways, but the last thing we need is to endanger their acceptability by shoving them down unwilling throats prematurely before the risks associated with their spread are addressed.

    Last week the Supreme Court asked why Aadhaar was made mandatory for filing tax returns. Around the same time, a Jharkhand government website revealed the personal details of more than a million pensioners. It is quite possible that the flunky who thought this was a good idea believed he (or she) was pushing transparency and e-governance. This leakage of personal data – which puts individuals who earn pensions at risk of being accosted by thugs – may thus be the result of poor understanding of the need for protecting private data rather than mala fide action. But that’s the case for going slow: you can’t push technology without educating masses of users on the consequences.

  • Mo
    Mai
    01
    2017
    Kuwait making much headway in IT - KUNA's chief editor

    KUNA's Deputy Director-General for the Editorial Sector and Editor-in-Chief Saad Al-Ali on Monday said information technology (IT) is a pillar of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda, adding that Kuwait has a long path in the field.

    Al-Ali made the statement to KUNA on the sidelines of the three-day first Arab forum on e-government themed the "Road to sustainable development," that started in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm El-Sheikh Sunday.

  • Mo
    Mai
    01
    2017
    ZM: Digital economy: battle of ideas

    ZAMBIA’S vision for information communications technology (ICT) is “A Zambia transformed into information and knowledge based society supported by increased access to ICTs by all citizens by 2030”.

    However, achieving this vision will require effective and efficient high-level coordination of ICT interventions across all sectors of the economy.

  • Mo
    Mai
    01
    2017
    UG: Finance ministry directed on NITA monies

    The money in question is to help the authority continue with the expansion of e-government services.

    Parliament's committee on ICT has directed the finance ministry to pay the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U) a total of sh7.4bn that its agencies have failed to pay for the last two years as internet fees.

    Committee chairperson Paula Turyahikayo made the directive following a revelation from a team from NITA-U that appeared before the committee that they are failing to conduct some of the services due to lack of operation funds.

  • So
    Apr
    30
    2017
    Haitham launches revamped website of Oman's Ministry of Heritage and Culture

    As part of a major digital transformation programme, His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Minister of Heritage and Culture, inaugurated the fully revamped ministry website in collaboration with Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) — the first provider of integrated telecommunications services in the Sultanate.

    The new edition of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture’s (MoHC’s) website, www.mhc.gov.om, is the first government website designed by Omantel featuring recent technologies and in line with international best practices. The website enables users to access smart solutions and innovative services. This move is in alignment with Omantel’s goal to further develop the services and solutions offered to enterprise customers.

  • So
    Apr
    30
    2017
    ARADO's SG: e-gov't crucial for sustainable development

    The Secretary General of the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO) Naser Al-Qahtani on Sunday emphasized the importance of e-government for promoting the official services offered to the people for achieving sustainable development.

    Addressing the Arab forum on e-government in Sharm El-Sheikh, Al-Qahtani called for upgrading performance and resources through effective administrative development.

  • So
    Apr
    30
    2017
    IN: Aadhaar detail leak in Jharkhand a sign of India’s deep cyber security flaws: Experts

    The leak of confidential information of more than a million citizens from a Jharkhand government website exposes systemic vulnerabilities in India’s much-touted e-governance framework, experts have said.

    The warnings come after the Jharkhand Directorate of Social Security published on its website 1.4 million names, addresses, bank account details and Aadhaar numbers. Twenty-four hours after the breach was noticed by media outlets, officials had no idea how the details made it onto the website unsecured, but they had taken the page offline.

  • Sa
    Apr
    29
    2017
    AZ: “Asan İmza” among Global mobileGov Awards nominees

    The Azerbaijan technology of mobile identity and electronic signature "Asan İmza" has been nominated for the prestigious Global mobileGov Awards, held within the mobileGov World Summit 2017, devoted to the best practices of countries in the mobile public services implementation. The main goal of Global mobileGov Awards is to mark a valuable contribution to the development of new and innovative mobile services or solutions for the public sector.

    The mobileGov World Summit to take place on 7- 9 May 2017 in Brighton, UK, traditionally gathers professionals of mobile industry, Public sector representatives, Scientific Production Associations and academic community for discussion and exchange of recent achievements and challenges. Senior representatives of the public sector from the countries where such services are most effectively implemented will share their experiences and lessons learnt in the use of mobile technologies in the public sector. Based on the conference results, the jury of the Global mobileGov Awards will evaluate the competition projects in terms of their innovation, efficiency and other parameters. It should be noted that this is a valuable opportunity for the recognition of "Asan İmza" at the world level, which will allow to acquaint the government, business representatives and citizens of the countries participating in the conference with the unique Azerbaijani technology. Especially considering the fact that "Asan İmza" was nominated in the same rank with the solutions in this field, implemented by recognized leaders of the innovative industry, such as Singapore, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, India, Turkey and Russia.

  • Sa
    Apr
    29
    2017
    IN: West Bengal: Kolkata: PMI professionals to be involved in govt projects

    The global body is said to lobby with Niti Aayog to recognise the role of project management professionals.

    Global body--Project Management Institute (PMI) today said that it was lobbying with Niti Aayog to recognise the role of project management professionals in executing any government projects.

  • Sa
    Apr
    29
    2017
    IN: Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned mobile phones from his meetings: Do you know Why?

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that mobile phones were banned from his meetings because he often found officers checking social media sites in the midst of official discussions.

    “I see these days that district-level officers are so busy that most of their time goes into it (social media). I have stopped the entry (of mobile phones) in my meetings as they (officers) would take them out and start (checking out social media sites),” he said.

  • Fr
    Apr
    28
    2017
    Kenya set to pass cyber-crime bill as east Africa seeks legal harmony

    Amid calls for regional harmonisation of cyber-crime laws, the government of Kenya is proceeding with the passage of a bill to address the growing problem of cyber-crime.

    The Kenya government is set to pass the Computer and Cybercrime Bill into law after its approval by cabinet as east African countries push for regional harmonisation of cyber-crime laws.

  • Fr
    Apr
    28
    2017
    UG: New payroll for government workers in offing

    "We have checked against the ID data to establish that they are citizens and the right employees."

    A new payroll for all government workers linked to the National Identification Registration Authority and other government agencies is in the pipeline.

    Meeting members of the Committee of ICT of Parliament, Peter Kahiigi, the active executive director of National Information Technology Authority (NITA), said the agency had worked with NIRA to establish the authenticity of the employees on the current payroll.

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    Apr
    27
    2017
    Arab Countries: Arab Forum Activities of E-government launches Sunday in Sharam Al-Sheikh

    Under the patronage of Egyptian Prime Minister

    Sharam Al Sheikh City will witness on Sunday the launch of the Arab Forum of the ongoing E-government under the slogan “the Road to Sustainable Development” which will be under the patronage of the engineer Shareef Ismael, Prime Minister of Arab Republic of Egypt. This forum will be held from 23 to 25 of April in the Maritim International Conferences Hall with a joint effort between Akhbar Al-Youm Foundation and Nouf Expo Company from Kuwait in addition to the Arab Organization for Administrative Development (ARADO) which is one of the specialized organizations of the Arab League. The Forum brings together many of the leaderships of E-Government programs and Information Technology and communications from Arab Countries in addition to specialized Arab and International foundations and companies. It is worth mentioning that Yasser Al-Kadi, Minister of Communications and Major General Khaled Fouda governor of South of Sinai as well as a gathering of senior Arab officials will participate in the opening of this forum.

  • Do
    Apr
    27
    2017
    IN: Puducherry moves a step closer to paperless system

    50 officers to be given training in e-office software

    The government has decided to implement the e-office software developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) in five departments, including the secretariat. The software will handle all files in electronic format.

    The files will bear digital signatures of officers at various levels where they are vetted. As many as 250 officers from various departments would be given hands-on training on the implementation of e-office process, Secretary to Information Technology D. Manikandan has said.

  • Do
    Apr
    27
    2017
    Rwanda seeks to digitize education system

    Rwanda has announced plans to digitize education system to further innovation, social inclusion, job creation, education quality and national competitiveness, the education minister said Wednesday.

    Musafiri Papias Malimba told reporters that the country entered an agreement with Microsoft Corporation to digitize Rwanda education through a "smart-classroom" project.

  • Do
    Apr
    27
    2017
    IN: Delhi most Internet-ready in country, says survey

    Capital overtakes last year’s winner Maharashtra The Capital has emerged as the top-ranked State in terms of overall Internet readiness, overtaking last year’s winner Maharashtra, according to a report titled Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States, published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Nielsen.

  • Do
    Apr
    27
    2017
    IN: Karnataka ranks second in terms of Internet readiness

    When it comes to Internet readiness, Karnataka ranks second, and it is also one of the top three states with the highest number of digital startups, according to a report, ‘Index of Internet Readiness of Indian States’, released by Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) and Nielsen.

    Delhi has emerged as the top ranked state in terms of overall Internet readiness, overtaking last year’s winner Maharashtra.

  • Mi
    Apr
    26
    2017
    ZA: Public Invited to Comment On ICT Strategies

    Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele has called on members of the public to provide written inputs on three strategies that are aimed at leveraging technology to modernise service delivery.

    The strategies which include the National e-Strategy, National e-Government Strategy and the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises strategy are also aimed at radically transforming the ICT sector to make it more inclusive.

  • Mi
    Apr
    26
    2017
    ZA: State’s ICT plan may benefit small business

    The Information and Communication Technologies road map aims to identify opportunities and support industries and in particular SMMEs

    Small, medium and micro-enterprises (SMMEs) will be the major beneficiaries of government’s ambitious ICT road map that seeks to digitise most public services.

  • Mi
    Apr
    26
    2017
    NG: Experts describe technology in government as game changer for development

    Governments at all levels must adopt e-governance in order to effectively serve the citizens, particularly the poor and most vulnerable.

    Experts at the 67th edition of the Digital Jewels’ Information Value Chain Forum held in Lagos, canvassed for people to be more involved in the design and use of public services to improve their well-being, and stressed the need to increase public access to the Internet and promote digital literacy.

  • Mi
    Apr
    26
    2017
    OM: ITA holds survey on public awareness on eGov services

    As part of its vision to achieve e.oman strategy, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) is conducting a survey on “Measuring the Public Awareness on eGovernment Services” during the period from April 20 to 22, 2017.

    The survey targets people in some selected malls and shopping centres in Muscat Governorate only (Avenues Mall, Muscat Grand Mall, Muscat City Center, and Alsahwa Park); in addition to an online survey to be published through the ITA social media accounts.

  • Di
    Apr
    25
    2017
    US: Text-to-911 Available This Summer in Iowa

    Not all cell phone carriers will provide the capability to its customers, but AT&T, iWireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon have committed.

    The standard number for emergencies, 911, has evolved since a universal emergency number was first conceived in 1957. Texting 911 in an emergency could be available by summer according to Iowa’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Department.

  • Di
    Apr
    25
    2017
    Bangladesh gets $74m for e-governance, clean air from World Bank

    The World Bank has signed $74m in two financing deals for Bangladesh to improve the country’s e-governance services and air quality.

    A total of $29 million was allocated for the Leveraging ICT for Growth, Employment and Governance Project, which will be spent to develop a shared technology infrastructure for government agencies. The money will go to improving efficiency, reducing IT risks and promoting e-government efforts.

  • Mo
    Apr
    24
    2017
    South Africa seeks views on e-govt strategy

    South Africa’s telecoms and postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele has called on the public to provide written input on the ICT roadmap, following approval by Cabinet to gazette the national e-strategy, e-government and ICT SMME support strategies.

    The telecoms department said in a statement that the strategies are aimed at leveraging technology to modernise service delivery and make the ICT sector more inclusive.

  • Mo
    Apr
    24
    2017
    KE: New partnership to share health advice on phones

    Such information is necessary to create awareness and sensitise Kenyans on preventable or treatable diseases.

    Kenyans will soon be able to get information on diabetes, heart diseases, cancer and epilepsy on their mobiles phones through a partnership by Safaricom, the Ministry of Health, and five associations that create awareness and support patients and families with the diseases.

  • So
    Apr
    23
    2017
    MT: Digital portal for Jobsplus receives e-Business Award

    Icon’s digital solution for Jobsplus (formerly ETC) has received a prestigious award from the Malta Communications Authority for best technology in the e-Government sector. Apart from providing job seekers with matched vacancies and employers with matched CV profiles, it gives stakeholders the opportunity to view and analyse the most common gaps between profiles and enterprise demands.

    The portal developed by Icon is part of a fully-responsive website which can be used seamlessly on desktops, tablets and smartphones alike. With a deep understanding of the recruitment sector, and a highly-qualified team, Icon, a Microsoft and Google Partner, was able to offer a cost-effective solution, designed to be approachable and appeal to a younger audience, in line with the brand strategy recently introduced through the transition from the ETC to Jobsplus.

  • So
    Apr
    23
    2017
    BitFury to Work on Blockchain-based eGovernance in Ukraine

    The leading blockchain technology company, Bitfury has announced a partnership with the Government of Ukraine. As a part of the arrangement, the company will be working closely with the State to create a full-fledged eGovernance solution.

    Eastern Europe has been lately exhibiting its technological prowess in the cryptocurrency sector. Ukraine is one of the leading nations in the region to undertake few strong initiatives to promote the use of distributed ledger technology in various segments including eGovernance.

  • So
    Apr
    23
    2017
    Ukraine and BitFury launching first ‘full-scale’ blockchain eGovernment pilot

    The State Agency for eGovernment in Ukraine and Bitcoin mining manufacturer BitFury recently announced a memorandum of interaction and cooperation to create “the first full-scale Blockchain eGovernance program for Ukraine."

    According to the announcement, the program will begin with a pilot project introducing Blockchain technology into Ukraine’s eGovernment platform. The pilot will primarily focus on using blockchain technology in state land registries, public services, social security, public health and the energy sector. When the pilot is complete, the program will expand into all other areas, including cybersecurity.

  • Sa
    Apr
    22
    2017
    IN: Maharashtra: Making change, making change-makers

    A group of youngsters, trained to help spread digital literacy in Maharashtra’s Palghar, is now taking on a larger role

    A group of Adivasis, mostly women, some with babies in their arms, sit together in a small, dark room, looking at a big white screen mounted on a wall. The screen is lit by a projector. A young man, a teenager really, clicks a key on a laptop and a video begins playing. The letters on screen are in English, which most of the people in the room cannot read.

  • Sa
    Apr
    22
    2017
    IN: Two websites launches towards realizing Digital Manipur

    As a bold initiative to improve the e-governance in the State, Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh launched two websites at his office chamber today. The newly launched websites are Digital Application for Review by Public and Nation (DARPAN) www.ppmonitor.in and Anti-Corruption Cell www.accmanipur.in.

    Addressing at the formal function of launching the websites, Shri N. Biren Singh said to transform the entire ecosystem of public services through the use of information technology, the new government has taken such a daring step which is committed to giving transparency, accountability and for a corruption free Manipur to the people of the State.

  • Sa
    Apr
    22
    2017
    IN: Gujarat: Ahmedabad: Bootlegging a vocation on police website

    In keeping with http://cpahmedabad.gujarat.gov.in or http://www.spahmedabad.gujarat.gov.in) hosted by the state administration if you live in the city areas or suburbs like Bopal, to register your domestic help or tenant.

    The first step, to register yourself and generate a user ID, you need to fill in a form with your name, address, phone number, etc. Everything seems normal till you get to the vocation/profession (vyavsay in Gujarati) section. The list is exhaustive, with 124 options. However, the list gives you an idea of what the developers consider a vocation.

  • Sa
    Apr
    22
    2017
    IN: Arunachal: Digi Dhan Mela concludes

    Total transparency because of IT revolution: Rebia

    The concluding ceremony of the Digi Dhan Mela, an initiative to promote digital payment and cashless transaction, was held on Friday here at Banquet Hall.

    Minister for Urban Development, Town Planning, Housing, Urban Local Bodies Nabam Rebia said IT revolution would bring in total transparency and accountability by ensuring that corruption is rooted out of the system. This, Rebia said, is the essence of true democracy and will thereby make India a vibrant nation.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    US: 3 Cities Pilot Cloud-Based App, Dashboards to Get Smart About Trash and Recyclables

    Each jurisdiction has unique ideas of how the technology can get its trash and recycling issues sorted and move it closer to becoming a smart city.

    In the hope of improving their trash collection and recycling rates, three U.S. cities are testing a new cloud-based platform, app and dashboards from a Georgia-based company that until recently was focused on the private sector.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    US: Why P3s Are the Brains Behind Smart Cities (Industry Perspective)

    Without a public-private partnership, a smart city plan will most likely remain stuck on the drawing board.

    There are a number of converging factors that can turn a municipality’s vision for a smart city into reality: the steady rollout of high-speed public Wi-Fi networks; the rapid evolution of Internet of Things devices that enable people, businesses and government agencies to measure and get data in real time; and the new transportation and business models created by the NATU (Netflix, Tesla, Airbnb, Uber). Just as significant a factor is the renewed embrace among both government officials and business leaders of public-private partnerships (P3s). That’s encouraging, because without a P3, a smart city plan will most likely remain stuck on the drawing board.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    SK: The use of e-letterboxes still minimal

    Companies are obliged to start e-communication as of July, though state authorities are not even fully prepared.

    Paper letters informing recipients about late payments or court rulings will no longer be sent as of this summer. This is the state’s plan after it created e-letterboxes for thousands of entrepreneurs to receive official mail. The plan, however, seems to be endangered as nearly half of the companies have not yet activated their e-letterbox.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    Ukraine Partners with Bitfury to Put All Governmental Data on Blockchain

    Ukraine aims to create an entirely new ecosystem for state projects based on the blockchain technology.

    Ukraine has decided to put a wide range of government data on a blockchain platform. Together with the Bitfury Group, a blockchain company with offices in the United States and overseas, Ukraine will start probably the largest project of such kind.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    Romanian EU-funded project accused of data protection violations

    The Romanian government has been accused of bias in its awarding of EU funding to the country’s intelligence services. The e-Governance project is also facing serious allegations that it violates European and domestic laws on personal data protection.

    A group of Romanian NGOs has submitted a claim to the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) alleging that over €26 million in EU funding has been misappropriated by the Romanian Intelligence Services (SRI) and that the process launched to award the money was unfair.

  • Fr
    Apr
    21
    2017
    PK: Moving beyond e-governance

    A Spanish company is well on its way to turn the Madrid city streets into information platforms, disseminating updates to pedestrians on weather conditions, poor pavements, slippery grounds and coupons for nearby restaurants. The streets will also inform local authorities on use of pathways and occupation of public spaces. The solution known as iPavement uses pavement stones with built-in computing capabilities and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The company is also likely to create a library through city pavements, digitally distributing local works and promoting local writers as pedestrians walk by.

  • Do
    Apr
    20
    2017
    E-Justice Is a Game Changer for Paraguay

    Antonia Bogado: Pilot Plan Delivers Transparency, Removes Barriers to Access

    Paraguayan officials have finally begun to digitize their justice system, and the South American nation climbed 27 places in the latest biennial UN E-Government Development Index. While the ranking of 95th remains behind the pack, it reflects both the challenges of a developing nation and the importance of addressing this shortcoming.

    Antonia Bogado, a 25-year-old Paraguayan lawyer, explains that the emphasis since 2013 on ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) “aims to implement computerized procedures, meaning that eventually paper documents will be replaced by their digital versions. It seeks to take advantage of all available technology to institute justice more efficiently.”

  • Do
    Apr
    20
    2017
    NG: Postal sector to get technology orientation next month

    The reforms expected to bring the anticipated positive change to the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), responsible for postal administration and services in the country, is expected to commence next month.

    The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who disclosed this to The Guardian, at a post-event interview in Lagos on Monday, said the reform is expected to be launched in the first week of May.

  • Do
    Apr
    20
    2017
    IN: Aadhaar: The Brainwave of Crony Capitalism?

    When asked about why India chose to go with the UID/Aadhaar model when several countries like France, Britain and Germany have disbanded such identification projects, Nandan Nilekani, a former official of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) replied in an interview to Business Line, “Their purpose was not development, inclusion, saving government money or curbing corruption. How can you compare Aadhaar with the smart card project in some other country? Even I would have disbanded those”.

    His reply is a classic case of misrepresentation and sophistry. It represents a sample of all the replies UIDAI’s has provided to concerned Indians since its inception.

  • Do
    Apr
    20
    2017
    SG: Lifestyles may change in a digital society, but our identity should not

    Digitisation, devices such as smartphones and the adaptation of technology have progressed at an amazing pace over the last decade. Paper books have evolved into e-books, DVDs into streamed films, CDs into MP3s, and road maps into GPS.

    Business and personal correspondence fill digital mailboxes. Newspapers and the news flash on screens anywhere, anytime. Facebook has 1.9 billion users, an average person spends 35 minutes a day on the social network, and 350 million photos are uploaded daily.

  • Mi
    Apr
    19
    2017
    Future of cloud and data centres in Indonesia

    • Basic infrastructure such as a reliable power supply must be in place
    • Government driven initiatives such as smart city projects are crucial to further progress

    The Indonesian digital ecosystem is increasingly moving towards utilising cloud and data centres in the government and private sectors to increase transparency and offer faster access.

    At the DCD Indonesia 2017 conference, three local cloud providers share their thoughts on the future of cloud and data centres as well as what it takes to support their growth and implementation.

  • Mi
    Apr
    19
    2017
    What it takes for Singapore’s digital ID system to succeed

    Strong data protection measures and private sector collaboration will be instrumental to the success of Singapore’s upcoming national digital identification system

    Singapore’s upcoming government-led national digital ID system needs strong private sector participation and security safeguards to succeed, according to Gemalto, a digital security specialist.

  • Mi
    Apr
    19
    2017
    CA: Online tax filing is an e-government success story

    Overall, Canadians are satisfied with online tax filing, but privacy concerns and lack of digital skills mean that achieving a fully digital tax system will take time.

    It is tax season once again and Canadians are busy preparing their tax returns. Most filers will submit a return online, either directly through NETFILE or by having an accounting firm or tax preparation company submit it online through EFILE. Electronic filing of taxes has quietly become the most-used electronic service provided by the government of Canada.

  • Di
    Apr
    18
    2017
    US: Hillsborough County, Fla., Uses Real-Time GIS to Target Zika Virus

    The southwest Florida county is modernizing how employees document their work and see their progress in eradicating the virus carrier.

    Aedes Aegypti, watch your back. Officials in one southwest Florida county say 2017 is the year they hope to home in on the Zika virus-carrying mosquito species using a streamlined workflow and a series of new apps and dashboards to stamp out the disease-bearing insect.

  • Di
    Apr
    18
    2017
    US: Federal Mobility Data Helps State, Local Governments to Make More Intelligent Transportation Systems

    The Department of Transportation's data exchange program has made hundreds of data sets available for city and state governments to analyze and utilize.

    Data creation is exponentially increasing. Each day, 2.5 exabytes (2.5 billion gigabytes) are created, and more than 90 percent of all data generation has taken place within the last two years. Nearly everyone with a smartphone in their pocket is constantly gathering data on their location and browsing history, among other things

  • Di
    Apr
    18
    2017
    US: 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands

    Just days after President Donald Trump signed legislation into law allowing Internet service providers (ISPs) to sell the personal data of customers, several states moved ahead with legislation to protect the data of their constituents.

    The signature of Donald Trump has landed on a number of controversial bills and orders since he took office Jan. 20. But perhaps none of them have intersected with technology quite the way that the rollback of impending Obama-era Internet privacy protections has.

  • Mo
    Apr
    17
    2017
    Bahraini, Thai IT, e-Government cooperation discussed

    e-Government CEO Mohammed Ali Al Qaed today discussed with Thai Ambassador to Bahrain, Chayapan Bamrungphong, ways to promote cooperation in the field of IT and e-Government.

    The two sides also discussed creating new joint venture investment opportunities in various areas.

  • Mo
    Apr
    17
    2017
    US: Can Startups Spur Civic Innovation?

    Startups may be a smart way for resource-strapped leaders in state and local government to address civic stress points.

    Just as emergent and popular technologies are changing how businesses interact with customers, they're also boosting citizen awareness and expectations for savvy services. Fortunately, a new generation of government is ready to apply these promising solutions to problems plaguing public service—and to drive innovation. But breaking away from legacy IT is often cumbersome, and complex procurement processes and budget limitations restrain forward momentum. Indeed, the pace of implementing tech changes in government can be described as lethargic at best.

  • Mo
    Apr
    17
    2017
    GB: Tackling distrust of government over personal data

    How can the government reassure the public about how it is using personal data? Our online live chat got to the heart of the matter – here’s a roundup

    We recently ran a livechat on the Guardian public leaders network, where our expert panellists discussed the government’s use of our personal data. Some of the topics included:

    • How can governments best reassure their citizens that they are safeguarding their personal data?
    • When trying to build public trust in how personal data is used by the government, are the barriers to building that trust to do with politics or technology?
    • Which proven or future technical approaches will help governments link up data most safely.
    • Whether this is fundamentally a political issue or a technical issue.

  • So
    Apr
    16
    2017
    QA: Mada Center launches e-Accessibility programme

    Mada Assistive Technology Centre launched e-Accessibility programme in coordination with government bodies. The project includes training web developers and designers, audits of the e-accessibility of government websites and putting in place remedial steps as part of a comprehensive consultation process.

    Mada has worked to implement the policy by offering a series of services, including audits, consultations and training. These efforts have been carried out to fulfill center’s goal of empowering people with disabilities and elderly through greater access to information and communication technology.

  • So
    Apr
    16
    2017
    MY: Pushing forward on the digital grid

    As we enter the early stages the era of the Internet of Things (IoT), or what has now been coined as the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, it is now more imperative for governments of major economic countries and businesses to catch up or risk falling behind this new evolution sweeping through global markets. The population is shifting, the young generation of tech-savvy Millennials are rapidly moving into their prime spending years.

  • So
    Apr
    16
    2017
    IN: Maharashtra: Nagpur: Integrated infra facility in city soon

    Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari has hinted at another pilot project aimed at creating a centralized and integrated infrastructure facility linking bus stop, metro station and railway station in the city.

    Gadkari said the centralized facility could either come up at Ajni or Khapri, while shifting the main railway station to Khapri, and will be part of Multi-Model Hub and Smart City project.

  • So
    Apr
    16
    2017
    IN: Kerala: Motor vehicles department seeks software support for e-auction

    The motor vehicles department (MVD) has decided to speed up the procedures for introducing e-auction facility.

    The department has approached the architects of the e-governance application (Vahan) under National Transport Project of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and PSUs MSTC Ltd and Keltron for developing the e-auction software.

  • Sa
    Apr
    15
    2017
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: Bareilly police to develop e-dossier of criminal elements

    In an attempt to boost police department’s efficiency, deputy inspector general (Bareilly range) Ashutosh Kumar has asked his department to maintain digital record of all criminal elements booked at police stations for any offence. The pilot initiative aims at maintaining a digital profile of all criminal elements booked in any case for future reference.

    “As of now, we have no proper profile of criminals at police stations which can be used to aid investigations. Victims can be shown profiles of such existing criminals and may be able to identify a perpetrator. The situation gets aggravated when a cop well versed with the criminal elements under his police station area is transferred elsewhere,” said DIG Kumar.

  • Sa
    Apr
    15
    2017
    IN: Goa: Rohan Khaunte assures of proper governance, implementation of time-bound delivery of govt services

    Goa Revenue Minister Rohan Khanute today assured proper governance to the common man and said that implementation of time-bound delivery of government services and e-governance would be put in place within three months.

    Addressing a press conference at the secretariat at Porvorim near the city, he said,'' The government is for the people and the e-Governance programme is set up for the common man who face difficulties. I seek support of the people of Goa and a time-frame of two to three months for the services to fall in place. Our focus is that people of Goa get fast and proper services. We will make sure that the government staff are accountable to the people.

  • Sa
    Apr
    15
    2017
    VN: Hanoi wants Microsoft’s help to become technology incubator

    Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung has expressed his hope for cooperation with Microsoft to turn the city into a technology incubator.

    He made the remark while receiving Vice President for Asia Public Sector at Microsoft Stefan Sjöström in Hanoi on April 5, according to Ha Noi Moi daily.

  • Fr
    Apr
    14
    2017
    US: Colorado: Denver Announces 311 System Upgrade with Social Listening Capabilities

    The consolidated city-county is making significant changes to how it interacts with more than 650,000 residents.

    Denver, a consolidated city-county, is making ongoing changes to how it interacts with more than 650,000 residents, resolves service issues and gets ahead of potential community problems as they develop.

  • Fr
    Apr
    14
    2017
    US: How Government Is Reforming IT Procurement and What it Means for Vendors

    The way state and local government buys technology is changing. But how?

    Flexibility. If there’s one thing that everybody involved in government procurement — chief information officers, procurement officials, vendors and civic tech folk — appear to agree on, it’s that the future of government’s technology-buying should be more flexible.

  • Fr
    Apr
    14
    2017
    Mauritius strategises to retain top e-govt ranking

    Mauritius is preparing for a new phase in its e-governance journey as the country's e-government strategy for the years between 2013 and 2017 draws to a close.

    The island nation organised the 4th edition of State Informatics Limited (SIL) e-Government Conference under the theme "Digital Transformation in Public Administration" this week.

  • Do
    Apr
    13
    2017
    AU: Nerida O’Loughlin: DTA now has all the levers to push the pace after slow progress

    Digital Transformation Agency interim chief Nerida O’Loughlin says the agency now has all the levers it needs to push the pace on digital transformation of public services, as she prepares to hand a steady ship to a new captain.

    Malcolm Turnbull’s Cabinet recognises its efforts to make dealing with government “simple, fast and easy” have turned out more complicated, slow and difficult than hoped, according to interim Digital Transformation Agency chief executive Nerida O’Loughlin.

  • Do
    Apr
    13
    2017
    Civil Service Ministry highlights Oman's government services manual

    A meeting was held at the Institute of Public Administration about the government services manual and the code of conduct for the services rendered to customers of all public organisation. The meeting aimed at highlighting a number of issues related to developing public performance, government services manual, the code of conduct for serving customers and the necessary procedures and mechanisms for implementation.

  • Do
    Apr
    13
    2017
    SG: OneInbox, digital mailbox service for public, to end in June

    Maintenance costs, low take-up rate cited as reasons to close OneInbox, which lets users view govt letters

    Five years after it was introduced, a digital mailbox for the public to receive government correspondence is being shut down in June owing to low take-up rate and the costs to maintain it.

  • Do
    Apr
    13
    2017
    CH: Bund will E-Voting vorantreiben

    Das Abstimmen per Mausklick ist ein Erfolg. Jetzt will der Bund das E-Voting flächendeckend einführen.

    Abstimmen und Wählen per Mausklick setzt sich immer mehr durch. Bis 2019 sollen zwei Drittel der Kantone die elektronische Stimmabgabe einsetzen. Dieses Ziel hat der Bundesrat am Mittwoch formuliert.

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