Heute 53

Gestern 68

Insgesamt 39230483

Sonntag, 19.09.2021
eGovernment Forschung seit 2001 | eGovernment Research since 2001
   
IfG.CC - German eGovernment & Smart City Architects
   
eGovernment-Forschung
aus Deutschland
seit 2001
Image eGovernment Research
from Germany
since 2001
   
eGovernment ist mehr
als nur IT in der
Öffentlichen Verwaltung
  eGovernment is more
than just IT in the
Public Administration
   
Government Technology • Digital Transformation • Smart City
Informationen zu aktuellen Arbeitsthemen:
Change - Transaction - Transition - Transformation

Transformation Management
CTMS
City Transformation
Management Suite
CTMN
City Transformation
Management Notation
JOIN
Projektbeteiligung, Workshops, Vorträge, Demonstrationen

Process Management
Prozessmanagement
Prozess-Erhebung, -Analyse,
-Optimierung, -Modellierung
GPMN
Government Process
Management Notation
Prozesskatalog
Musterprozesse
aus allen Verwaltungsebenen
  • So
    Sep
    19
    2021
    EE: This country moved its government online. Here’s why that wouldn’t fly in the U.S.

    In tiny Estonia, babies get digital IDs at birth, tax time is easy, and e-voting is real. But there are lots of reasons why the U.S. can’t follow its lead.

    In three decades since regaining independence from the Soviet Union, Estonia has taken government from “click here” to one-click to, in some cases, zero-click operation. Citizens can file their national taxes online in minutes, zip through signing up for services without dealing with paper forms, and even vote online thanks to digital identities created for them within minutes of their birth.

  • So
    Sep
    19
    2021
    AI in the UAE

    From Siri to Amazon to Tesla, artificial intelligence is moving forward at full tilt. Artificial intelligence includes various technologies, including fairly basic robotic instruments to profound learning networks that can yield significant and dependable insights. AI encompasses anything and everything from smartphone assistance to consumer-client interactions to deep fakes.

    Governments worldwide are implementing further technical developments to improve operation and service quality. One of these is artificial intelligence. AI will significantly impact education, science, agriculture, healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, marketing, security, transportation, and finance. As innovative as it may sound, AI comes with several obstacles and risks, such as managing human behaviours and privacy, as well as automation that will force humans out of many of today’s jobs.

  • Sa
    Sep
    18
    2021
    BD: Boithok needs more time to become accessible to public

    Currently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Financial Institutions Division and the Prime Minister’s Office has been using Boithok partly for their virtual meetings

    Highlights

    • On 23 April State-Minister of ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak first disclosed Boithok
    • Currently, only public organisations can use it
    • It can host maximum 60 participants in a meeting
    • It cannot host more than 30-35 meetings simultaneously
    • The developers now working to increase the number of meetings and participants

  • Sa
    Sep
    18
    2021
    Egypt to upgrade internet for 60 million people in major digital transformation drive

    H.E. Dr. Amr Talaat, Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology, has announced plans to provide more than 60 million people in rural areas with high-speed internet under an ambitious drive to unlock new pathways for economic growth.

    Speaking at the Egypt - International Cooperation Forum (Egypt-ICF) in Cairo, H.E. Talaat said the initiative is part of a nationwide effort to develop the digital economy and drive job creation.

  • Sa
    Sep
    18
    2021
    Digital payments are at the heart of disruption across industries

    Every business can agree that, despite the challenging circumstances, COVID-19 also brought with it an overwhelming real-time use case for digital services.

    Despite many of these solutions being around for several years, entire industries across every geography were caught digitally unprepared when the virus arrived, putting them in an urgent predicament as the crisis unfolded. How do you continue to efficiently transact with customers when they can't reach you in person and you're not set up to accept payments online?

  • Sa
    Sep
    18
    2021
    Perspectives on China-Africa digital innovation partnership for post-pandemic recovery and inclusive development in Africa

    At a recently held China-Africa Internet Development and Cooperation Forum, China’s Assistant Foreign Minister, Deng Li laid bare China’s proposal for the China-Africa Partnership Plan on Digital Innovation, which covers a wide range of areas previously highlighted by the Chinese president, Xi Jinping at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against COVID-19 in 2020 where he stressed that China will explore broader cooperation with Africa in such new business forms as digital economy, smart city, and 5G.

    This year’s forum is akin to a follow up on the pronouncement of the Chinese leader last year and a demonstration of the significance the Chinese side places on the proposed areas of cooperation with Africa.

  • Fr
    Sep
    17
    2021
    Western Australia government establishes AU$500m digital capability fund for IT upgrades

    40% of WA's new digital fund will be dedicated to future health IT projects.

    Western Australia has handed down its 2021-22 state budget, revealing it will establish a AU$500 million digital capability fund for upgrading legacy IT systems and streamlining government services.

    To be doled out over four years, the fund is aimed at progressing the government's digital transformation agenda and follows the same timeline as the state government's 2021-25 digital strategy that was released back in June.

  • Fr
    Sep
    17
    2021
    MY: Cyberjaya’s new masterplan set to weave, interlock its disparate parts

    • Home to over 140k innovators/creators forming the innovative grid powering nation
    • Masterplan created with eye to ensure 3 tech clusters able to synergise with each other
    • Turning Cyberjaya into an ecosystem is critical, there is strength in proximity
    • Anticipated to generate over US$60.36 bil to GDP, create more than 87,000 jobs

    Cyberjaya is a Malaysian city that has certainly changed in the 24 years of its existence. On the surface, the city which is in the state of Selangor, has indeed grown more bustling and popular. Regular visitors may be able to point out the growing number of malls and eateries, and for the non-tech enthusiast, the city’s 24-hour bookstore and lovely parks are good reasons to drop in.

  • Fr
    Sep
    17
    2021
    Bahrain plans multimillion-dollar data hub

    A new multimillion-dollar regional data centre is set to be built in Bahrain to promote collective digital transformation across the Arab world, Arab News reported.

    The hub’s aim will be to help evolving local economies and enrich the lives of common people in the Arab world.

  • Fr
    Sep
    17
    2021
    Bangladesh next global big tech destination for e-health: World Bank

    Bangladesh’s strong political support for digital health strategy has influenced the rapid proliferation of e-health initiatives in the country, says a World Bank report released Wednesday

    Bangladesh is expected to be the next destination for global big tech investments in facilitating digital health services, thanks to the country's "strong tracking record in e-health policies and practices", says the World Bank.

  • Do
    Sep
    16
    2021
    Resilient Smart Cities Need Surveillance Video Data

    COVID-19 introduced new uses cases (beyond safety and security) for video surveillance technologies employed in smart cities.

    COVID-19 taught us that cities have continuously played a critical role in the management and containment of crises. As noted in a report by Cities Today, the post-COVID road forward requires a change in municipal mindsets — from building “smart cities” to building “resilient cities.” As we begin to focus on what life could look like after a pandemic of this proportion, we’re taking our learnings on resiliency to better prepare ourselves and our communities for the future.

  • Do
    Sep
    16
    2021
    South Korean smart city project expands use of facial biometrics

    Jeju Island in South Korea is rolling out its biometric identity verification system that may be adopted by all companies participating in the island’s smart city initiative.

    The solution, of which the digital onboarding and facial recognition technology will be supplied by a company called FacePhi, will be implemented in collaboration with City Labs and aims to make the Korean island province an example of the use of a decentralized digital identity based on blockchain.

  • Do
    Sep
    16
    2021
    Total cooperation for ASEAN smart cities

    Brunei Darussalam with its ASEAN neighbours support the development of smart and sustainable cities in the region by utilising technology, to tackle the opportunities and issues caused by rapid urbanisation, thereby improving the lives of ASEAN citizens.

    This was said by Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Transport and Infocommunications (MTIC) Ir Haji Mohammad Nazri bin Haji Mohammad Yusof in a pre-recorded video aired live during the ASEAN Smart City Development Cooperation Forum in Seoul, Korea yesterday.

  • Mi
    Sep
    15
    2021
    UK India Business Council to collaborate with Uttar Pradesh Govt to modernise state’s security mechanism

    In a bid to strengthen the state’s security mechanism, the UK India Business Council will work in collaboration with the government of Uttar Pradesh to modernise and upgrade the security forces involving use of cutting-edge technology, such as drones and predictive policing.

    A roundtable conference as a follow up of the event that took place on April 22 was held on Tuesday in which the State Government of UP outlined its Homeland Security (HLS) requirements and also understood conditions under which UK firms look to invest in India.

  • Mi
    Sep
    15
    2021
    IN: Kerala: Kochi corporation to issue birth & death certificates online from today

    In a landmark decision, Kochi corporation authorities have decided to issue birth, death and marriage certificates online from Tuesday.

    The certificates pertaining to the births, deaths and marriages from Tuesday will be issued online on a trial basis for a couple of days before officially launching the service.

  • Mi
    Sep
    15
    2021
    FacePhi Provides Onboarding Tech for Decentralized ID Project in South Korea

    FacePhi’s facial recognition technology will be featured in an innovative decentralized identity project in South Korea. The project is being carried out in collaboration with City Labs, which has been asked to turn the island of Jeju into a smart city with a unified identity framework.

    Once the smart city is up and running, Jeju residents and visitors will be able to create and store a secure digital identity in a wallet on their mobile device. The IDs will be based on blockchain technology, and could be presented as proof of identity at any businesses or establishment that is part of the smart city. For example, people could use the IDs to board public transit, access government services, or to gain entry to some private establishments.

  • Mi
    Sep
    15
    2021
    US: National Grid Requires Liability Insurance for Smart Cities

    Part of the agreement between National Grid and cities in Upstate New York that have signed up for the Smart Street Lighting Program is each must have $5 million in liability insurance for the new LED light fixtures.

    The long road to action on locally-owned smart-tech LED street lights through the state Smart Street Lighting NY program is heading into the final stretch for a number of north country municipalities.

  • Mi
    Sep
    15
    2021
    Cyprus researcher CYENS creates a digital twin of Nicosia

    At CYENS, the Research Centre of Excellence in Cyprus (formerly RISE), a team is at work creating a digital twin of the city of Nicosia.

    “The digital twin offers the city of Nicosia a fantastic management tool,” explains Dr Olga Shvarova, Chief Innovation Officer at CYENS. “We are working with the Smart City initiative of Nicosia which is helping to provide the infrastructure we need.”

  • Di
    Sep
    14
    2021
    Pakistan lets citizens apply for national IDs from their smartphone

    Citizens of Pakistan can now apply for a national ID card using a mobile app that enables them to scan the documents needed to support their application and verify their identity with their fingerprint and a photograph of their face from their smartphone.

    The Pak-ID mobile app is available for both Android and iOS devices and has been launched by Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to allow Pakistani citizens — including those living abroad —  to complete their application remotely and without needing to visit a registration office.

  • Di
    Sep
    14
    2021
    MY: Trackless trams may be future of Cyberjaya’s public transport

    Automated rapid transit system to undergo 3-month pilot run by January 2022

    A trackless automated rapid transit (ART) could feature in Cyberjaya as the next generation of the city’s public transport system soon.

    Sepang Municipal Council president Datuk Abd Hamid Hussain has confirmed to The Vibes that the ART system will undergo a three-month pilot run by January 2022.

  • Di
    Sep
    14
    2021
    AE: Digital Next Leadership Series in Abu Dhabi to highlight the ‘Future of Data’

    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority will host a one-day event featuring industry experts discussing the role of governments in shaping the future of data

    The role of governments worldwide in shaping the future of data will be the key discussion point when the third virtual session of the ‘Digital Next Leadership Series’ is held with global industry experts and leaders getting together on Wednesday, 8th September.

  • Di
    Sep
    14
    2021
    JP: Focusing on mobility, Toyota looks to lead the world in smart city technology

    With its ambitious project to build Woven City — a fully-connected, human-centered city at the base of Mount Fuji — Toyota Motor Corp. aims to become a world leader in smart city technology.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a rethink of how people move and live, and has reinforced the need to create technology that supports “happy, healthy” human life, says Toyota Chief Digital Officer James Kuffner.

  • Di
    Sep
    14
    2021
    JP: Toyota looks to lead world in smart city tech with focus on mobility

    Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to become a world leader in smart city technology with its ambitious project to build Woven City, a fully-connected, human-centered city at the base of Mt. Fuji.

    The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a rethink of how people move and live, and reinforced the need to create technology that supports "happy, healthy" human life, Toyota Chief Digital Officer James Kuffner said.

  • Mo
    Sep
    13
    2021
    IN: Lack of coordination hits smart road works in Kerala

    Officials raise issue at a meet chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan; sources allege work on stretches under PWD & road fund board lagging.

    Lack of coordination among various government departments including PWD, KSEB and KWA has hit the ambitious smart road works in the capital as part of the Smart City Mission project. On Saturday, a meeting of the Smart City project chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, reviewed the works.

  • Mo
    Sep
    13
    2021
    IN: Odisha needs to focus on smart solutions

    As the Local Self Government Day was celebrated in the State on August 31, Odisha needs to focus at a much greater scale on improving its towns and cities on modern lines.

    The cities and towns are facing multiple challenges and the authorities need look to overcome them by mobilising smart solutions in all municipal bodies. It would be a welcome development if a sustainable urbanisation strategy is adopted that would provide much needed resource to manage urbanisation, including its main cities like Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.

  • Mo
    Sep
    13
    2021
    MY: Autonomous trackless trams for up to 307 passengers to commence testing in Cyberjaya from January

    A trackless tram system, known as an automated rapid transit (ART) system will run in Cyberjaya as a pilot programme for a period of three months from January 2022, a report by The Vibes quoted Sepang municipal council president Datuk Abd Hamid Hussain as saying.

    The pilot running of the ART will be conducted along Persiaran Rimba Permai and Persiaran Bestari as a test of the trackless trams’ capabilities, as well as to demonstrate the use of green technology, the municipal council president said. This trackless tram can accommodate up to 307 passengers at once, travel at a top speed of 70 km/h and can be operated both manually with a driver or autonomously, said Hamid.

  • Mo
    Sep
    13
    2021
    Vietnam ranks eighth in IPv6 adoption worldwide

    Vietnam’s Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adoption rate reached 45 percent, ranking second in ASEAN and eighth globally, up two places from 2020, according to the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC).

    In Vietnam, 34 million mobile and 11 million Internet subscribers are using IPv6 services, and the figures have been on the rise over the past two years.

  • So
    Sep
    12
    2021
    National initiative to nurture digital technology awareness in Southern region

    The Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) together with the Ministry of Technology, Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRCSL), telecommunications partners and industry partners recently launched a two-day national forum to create awareness about the national digital transformation agenda, which also engages regional partners.

    The Southern Region Roadshow was the second of the five regional cluster development programmes commenced by ICTA. The first Regional Development Roadshow was organised in June focusing on the Northern Region. There will be three more Roadshows in the Western, Eastern, and Central Regions scheduled to unfold in the next few months, ICTA said in a media release.

  • So
    Sep
    12
    2021
    India to Set Up Cyber Labs for Online Capacity Building Programme on Cyber Law

    Under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) plans to establish cyber labs for the ‘Online Capacity Building Programme on Cyber Law, Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics’. The government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Law University (NLU) in Delhi and the National Law Institute University (NLIU) in Bhopal to set up these cyber labs.

    The goal of this programme is to provide police officers, state cyber cells, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judicial officers with the skills to deal with cyber forensics cases efficiently and effectively as per the Indian Cyber Law. According to a press release, it aims to adopt the best global practices, standards, and guidelines. The NeGD, in collaboration with NLIU-Bhopal, is offering a nine-month online postgraduate (PG) diploma to 1,000 Officials through its learning management system (LMS). This programme enables users to learn on the go-anywhere and anytime. The first batch started last November with a total of 579 participants approved for the course.

  • So
    Sep
    12
    2021
    IE: Let’s learn to be ‘digital-first’ in our classrooms and lecture halls

    Over the last 18 months, teachers and students across the country have embraced technology at unprecedented speed. Despite some initial challenges, this experience has given us a glimpse into the potential of the ‘digital classroom’ and how technology can enhance teaching and learning for years to come.

    Prior to the pandemic, the importance of ICT (information and communications technologies) in education had been growing on the radar of government and industry with the last Digital Strategy for Schools a step in the right direction for driving technology use in the classroom.

  • So
    Sep
    12
    2021
    Government Schools in Assam, India Get AI-Based Attendance Management System

    A “Mini Ratna (Category-I)” central public sector enterprise (CPSE) has launched an artificial intelligence (AI)-based attendance system for government schools across Assam. 48,000 government schools in Assam will benefit from the technology, a news report informed.

    In a statement, the CPSE noted that, in four months, it completed deploying an AI-based identification system for capturing attendance and management of the SDMIS (student database management information system) for government schools in Assam. The system covers 48,000 schools in all 33 districts. The organisation has configured, customised, and deployed the AI-based identification system to record attendance across all elementary, secondary, and higher secondary schools, it added.

  • Sa
    Sep
    11
    2021
    Public Service Solution App Champions Vietnam’s Youth Digital Citizen Challenge 2021

    An app providing solutions for the improvement of public administration services has won the Youth Digital Citizen Challenge 2021 launched by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Hanoi, the Hanoi Students’ Association, and the Hanoi Youth Palace. The UNDP is committed to supporting an inclusive and people-centred digital journey. The youth of Vietnam have the skills, knowledge, innovation, and devotion to supporting local governments in this process, helping the country to achieve its targets and the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

  • Sa
    Sep
    11
    2021
    IN: West Bengal: Indian Institute of Management Calcutta to create hybrid classes, go digital in a year

    The concept has become popular amid the Covid pandemic as it can help avoid large assemblies on campuses

    IIM Calcutta has decided to create hybrid classes, allowing some students to attend the lectures in person, while the others will have the sessions live-streamed to them.

    Students will take turns in attending in-person classes.

  • Sa
    Sep
    11
    2021
    VN: PM highlights promoting cooperation in digital transformation at global summit

    Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivered a speech at the 2021 Global Trade in Services Summit via video on September 2 evening, highlighting the promotion of cooperation in digital transformation given the current context.

    The PM said that in the context that countries are suffering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and resource depletion, promoting international cooperation in the field of digital technology is the key to helping countries transform their growth models, better exploit resources, promote flows of capital, goods and services, thereby creating a new driving force for economic growth, and ensuring sustainable, inclusive and comprehensive development.

  • Sa
    Sep
    11
    2021
    In the middle of pandemic, digital transformation is needed toward future-ready Philippines

    When the pandemic limited the ways we normally live, digital transactions, remote work and online learning, among others, were adopted. This abrupt change was much-needed to navigate our lives in the new normal.

    But to achieve a true digital transformation, there is still much work to be done toward a future-ready Philippines.

  • Sa
    Sep
    11
    2021
    AU: Digital Transformation Agency offloads COVIDSafe, other projects in shake-up

    The Digital Transformation Agency has confirmed it will move several high value technology projects to other agencies, including management of the controversial COVIDSafe app, as part of sweeping machinery of government changes.

    The offload is part of a shift for the one-time delivery agency to one focused on policy development, and follows a significant budget cut and portfolio move this year.

  • Fr
    Sep
    10
    2021
    ZA: MANCOSA launches School of Information and Digital Technology to address demand for tech skills

    In response to the overwhelming demand for contemporary, fit-for-purpose digital and IT education offerings, MANCOSA (a proud member of the Honoris United Universities network) launched the School of Information and Digital Technology (SIDT) on September 1.

    The rapid growth of information and digital technologies, perpetuated through the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), has the ability to bring about widespread change for the better.

  • Fr
    Sep
    10
    2021
    Unlocking Citizen-centric Smart Cities in Asia

    Asia’s city leaders are among the world’s most forward-thinking when it comes to smart cities. In fact, the Asia-Pacific region is set to account for 40% of the global smart city spending, or $800 billion by 2025 and 80% of all economic activities is expected to shift to cities in the years to come.

    Rapid urbanization, demographic shifts, climate change and advancements in technology have all been drivers for disruption for a need for smarter cities. This transformation has been further accelerated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which revealed vulnerabilities, but also prompted cities to seek out new technologies to help them deal with COVID-related disruptions.

  • Fr
    Sep
    10
    2021
    Technologies Driving the Future of Smart Mobility

    By 2050, more than two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban settings, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. This poses some significant challenges for local authorities and city planners, as they strive to balance a good, safe quality of life for local inhabitants and commuters with carbon reduction targets and available funding.

    Technology offers a big part of the solution – especially where this supports smarter and more coordinated means of managing infrastructure and its capacity, and when it enables advantageous collaborations between the multiple infrastructure and service providers as well as public-private partnerships across an urban region.

  • Do
    Sep
    09
    2021
    Local U.S. Government as Data-driven Community Platform

    Data, technology and Customer Experience (CX) are among the trends shaping the future of local governments, a new report shows. “The Future of Local Government” report states that because the public interacts with local governments the most, those agencies are best poised to make a for constituents and businesses.

    The report states that game-changing technology will be central to forging local government organisations that are digitally enabled, data-driven and effectively serving the remarkably diverse array of stakeholders they serve across their localities and communities.

  • Do
    Sep
    09
    2021
    EG: South Korea launches online intellectual property management system in EGPO with $2.9m

    Egypt has become one of main partners for South Korea’s development cooperation for following five years starting from 2021 to 2025, Ambassador Hong

    The Egyptian Patent Office (EGPO), in partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), has announced the launching of the new online Intellectual Property Management System on Wednesday with financing worth $2.9m.

  • Do
    Sep
    09
    2021
    Nigerian Communications Commission pulls govt agencies to e-Governance summit

    The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC and its sister agencies like Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, and Galaxy Backbone among others are preparing heavily to support 2021 Nigeria e-Government Summit scheduled to hold in Lagos this month.

    The reason is to create more awareness in e-Government adoption at the federal, state and local levels.

  • Mi
    Sep
    08
    2021
    Vietnam advised to speed up digital transformation for socio-economic development

    Vietnam will need to do more if it wants to become a digital powerhouse as envisioned in the socio-economic development strategy adopted by the Party in February 2021, said a report of the World Bank.

    In its latest edition of Taking Stock – the World Bank’s biannual update on Vietnam’s economic performance, the WB stressed that Vietnam needs to ensure the development of a digitally skilled labour force, the emergence of a dynamic and agile local private sector, and good but secure access to information.

  • Mi
    Sep
    08
    2021
    Japan launches digital agency to upgrade IT system

    Japan launched a new agency on Wednesday to upgrade and overhaul of the country's digital systems.

    The agency is located in central Tokyo, and has about 600 staff members. About 200 people have joined from the private sector.

    The new authority will have wide-ranging powers, including the right to advise ministries and other agencies. It will oversee and control the government's information systems. It will be responsible for calculating and allocating related budgets.

  • Mi
    Sep
    08
    2021
    NG: Kwara: 60,000 youths to benefit from Offa One Innovation Hub

    No fewer than 60,000 indigenes of Offa and its environs in Offa Local Government Area in Kwara State are to benefit from the One Innovation Hub established by the Offa Descendants Union (ODU).

    Speaking at the sideline of unveiling of the project in Offa, ODU National President, Funsho Oladipo, said part of the goals is to train 60,000 students/participants from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state to meet its smart city project by 2030.

  • Di
    Sep
    07
    2021
    US: Tennessee: Chattanooga to Explore Smart City Research with NSF Funds

    Using a National Science Foundation grant, the city will expand on its connected transportation test bed.

    Chattanooga, Tenn., has already carved out a place for itself as a smart city focused on providing broadband connectivity to all of its residents and a pioneer in testing pedestrian safety and other smart transportation technologies.

  • Di
    Sep
    07
    2021
    GB: Perth is first Scottish city to have a full fibre network

    Perth has become the first Scottish city to have a full fibre network.

    The 12-mile system covers city centre locations including schools, council buildings, sheltered housing complexes and Perth Community Fire Station.

    The rollout was achieved two months ahead of schedule and will mean faster internet connections benefiting businesses and Fair City residents working from home.

  • Di
    Sep
    07
    2021
    RW: Digital transformation and productivity

    Since the late 1980s, the digital revolution has transformed the economy and society. First came the development of a connected economy, characterised by mass take-up of the Internet and the roll-out of broadband networks. This was followed by the development of a digital economy via the increasing use of digital platforms as business models for the supply of goods and services. Now the movement is towards a digitalised economy whose production and consumption models are based on the incorporation of digital technologies in all economic, social, and environmental dimensions.

  • Di
    Sep
    07
    2021
    US: Smart City Technology Improves Community Safety Efforts in 2021 and Beyond

    City leaders can make investments in smart streetlights and sensors to enhance community safety and well-being.

    Cities are a living ecosystem with constantly evolving needs. 2020 was a clear example of this. The coronavirus pandemic tremendously challenged national, state and city government leaders around the world.

  • Di
    Sep
    07
    2021
    NG: Kwara: Offa community to train 60,000 youth under smart city project

    Indigenes of Offa town in the Offa local government area of Kwara State, under the aegis of Offa Descendants Union (ODU), have commissioned a technology innovation hub to meet its smart city project by 2030.

    Speaking at the unveiling of the project in Offa at the weekend, the national president of the ODU, Dr Funsho Oladipo, said part of the goals is to train 60,000 students/participants from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.

  • Mo
    Sep
    06
    2021
    QA: Online learning tools to continue post-pandemic: Dr. Sheikha Aisha

    The year 2020 has been a remarkably difficult year, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted lives and livelihoods. Now as organisations embark on the road to recovery, family businesses however have been under duress to transform their business models and adapt to a constantly evolving digital world. With an increased focus on customer experience, most family businesses have taken significant measures to update their existing legacy systems and are already reaping the benefits of a digitally efficient operating model.

    Speaking at the Forbes Middle East Family Business Summit 2021, Dr. Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani, Founder and Chairperson of Al Faleh Educational Holding, highlighted the digital initiatives adopted by businesses to bounce back stronger from the pandemic.

  • Mo
    Sep
    06
    2021
    US: Ohio: Columbus: Cities can play a key role in the transition to electric vehicles

    A push for EVs in Columbus, Ohio, offers a glimpse of what transportation electrification could look like on the ground.

    Over the past five years, the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in Columbus, Ohio, has increased by around 500 percent, thanks to an ambitious program that harnessed the collective resources of the local government, business, and nonprofit communities.

  • Mo
    Sep
    06
    2021
    China proposes China-Africa partnership plan on digital innovation

    Deng Li, Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister, has announced China's proposals for the China-Africa Partnership Plan on Digital Innovation at the China-Africa Internet Development and Cooperation Forum.

    A statement issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the forum, hosted by the Cyberspace Administration of China, was attended by ministerial-level officials from African countries and the African Union Commission in charge of digital and telecommunications affairs, diplomatic envoys to China, Chinese and African scholars and entrepreneurs.

  • Mo
    Sep
    06
    2021
    PH: Future cities

    How the cities of the future will look like and what its features would be no one really knows. But one thing for sure, it is going to need the basic utilities that are necessary to sustain life, and these are gas, electricity, mobility and safe water.

    For us to easily remember these four utilities, I have come up with GEMS as a mnemonic device for it.

  • Mo
    Sep
    06
    2021
    IN: Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu Smart City: Several New Projects Approved

    Several new projects were approved under Jammu Smart City here at the 10th Board of Directors meeting of Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) chaired by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer; alongwith Additional Director General of Police, (Director JSCL) Mukesh Singh.

    Among others the meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Anshul Garg; Commissioner JMC, (Chief Executive Officer, Jammu Smart City) Avny Lawasa; Addition CEO, JSCL, Hitesh Gupta; VC JDA, Pankaj Malhotra, besides Chief Engineers of PWD, Jal Shakti, Irrigation & Flood Control, Directors of Tourism, Floriculture, School Education, Youth Services & Sports, senior functionaries of Project Management Consultancy (PMC) and other board members.

  • So
    Sep
    05
    2021
    PK: Punjab: Lahore Smart City: An Ideal Place to Start a Better Life

    Lahore Smart City is the second-best Location in Pakistan, giving you the major living goals. It provides you a wonderful site, the best modern living standard, splendid architecture, and designs. It is one of the finest places to live in Lahore, Pakistan.

    The ultimate objective of this smart real estate Lahore project is to build and develop the best art of living, which focuses on giving everyone a luxurious lifestyle and contributing to the economy.

  • So
    Sep
    05
    2021
    PH: Public service goes digital in Makati

    Mayor Abby Binay ties up with Cisco to roll out more digitalization programs

    From the time she was elected mayor of Makati in 2016, Abigail Binay has envisioned to transform the city—home to about 600,000 residents and a premier central business district with a daytime population of a few million people—into a “smart” city.

    By this time, Binay thinks she is halfway through the digital roadmap. The fiber optic infrastructure for connectivity has been put in place since 2017, allowing the city to provide free internet to students.

  • So
    Sep
    05
    2021
    US: Wisconsin: As part of 'Smart City' effort, Racine to test autonomous Badger shuttles

    Autonomous shuttles could be making test runs in and around Gateway Technical College’s Racine campus as early as fall after partners on the project selected Perrone Robotics Inc. to participate in the research.

    The ultimate goal is to have autonomous cars running either bus or on-demand vehicle service in Racine, said Mayor Cory Mason. The city, Gateway Tech and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory are collaborating and funding the research.

  • So
    Sep
    05
    2021
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: Indian Institute of Management-Indore To Help Decongest Kanpur, Improve Quality Of Life With 'smart' Solutions

    The Indian Institute of Management-Indore and Kanpur civic bodies on Friday entered into an agreement to develop this Uttar Pradesh city under the 'Smart City' initiative, officials said.

    The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between IIM-Indore, Kanpur Smart City Limited (KSCL), Kanpur Development Authority (KDA) and Kanpur Police Commissionerate, they said.

  • So
    Sep
    05
    2021
    CA: $54 million Telus partnership brings fibre-optic internet to Spruce Grove, Alberta

    The joint investment will connect most of the city with Telus’ PureFibre network

    Spruce Grove, Alberta has partnered with west-coast telecom giant Telus to equip the city with a high-speed fibre optic internet network.

    Through a $54 million joint investment, over 90 percent of homes and businesses in Spruce Grove are expected to gain access to Telus’ PureFibre network by the end of 2023.

  • Sa
    Sep
    04
    2021
    IN: Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu Municipal Corporation signs Memorandum of Understanding with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University under Smart City Project

    Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) to serve as a foundation for developing highly informed quality landscape projects across Jammu city.

    Avny Lavasa, Commissioner JMC and Chief Executive Officer Jammu Smart City Limited and Nagendra Singh Jamwal, Registrar, SMVDU signed the MoU.

  • Sa
    Sep
    04
    2021
    US: Ohio: Columbus completes Smart City Challenge, looks to the future as collaborative innovation lab

    Building on the recent successful conclusion of the Smart City Challenge (SCC), the City of Columbus has announced it is looking forward and Smart Columbus will become a collaborative innovation lab as it continues the development of new innovations to benefit its residents.

    The SCC was created by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to evaluate a holistic approach to using new technologies to improve transportation performance, and how that approach could be integrated with other smart city domains, including public services, health, safety and energy. Columbus was named the SCC winner in 2016.

  • Sa
    Sep
    04
    2021
    Taiwan Combines Human, Artificial Intelligence for Agricultural Transformation

    Agricultural production is always prone to weather conditions, making the supply-demand imbalance the biggest pain point for farmers over the years. The improvements in agricultural production technology have helped farmers secure yield stability and quality in fruit and vegetable crops.

    However, the oversupply often causes a sharp fall in the prices of agricultural products, leaving farmers with nowhere to sell and a large number of fruits and vegetables to rot in the fields. In the end, they have to endure major crops and profit losses.

  • Sa
    Sep
    04
    2021
    IN: Haryana: With help of special cameras, cops to issue e-challan to violators for jumping red light at 25 points in Gurugram

    There are 25 points in the city now where jumping a red light will lead to a challan being issued against the offending vehicle, even if a traffic police marshall is nowhere in sight.

    The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and the Gurugram traffic police have installed red light violation detection cameras (RLVD) that monitor these crossings 24/7, and a system now automatically generates the challan and alerts the vehicle owner via text message.

  • Fr
    Sep
    03
    2021
    US law enforcement biometrics systems face upgrade opportunity, challenges

    Recent policy moves by the Executive Branch of America’s government have opened up an opportunity for biometrics capabilities, some of which are ancient by industry standards, to be finally upgraded, the ‘Facing the Future: Biometrics for Law Enforcement’ webinar, sponsored by Intel and Red Hat. The discussion, while referring regularly to police biometrics, was often more generally about the adoption of biometrics by government agencies.

    Moderated by GovExec Media President Constance Sayers, the panel included RedHat Law Enforcement Solution Advisor Brian Buzzell, GAO Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity Kevin Walsh, and Marios Savvides, a professor of AI and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and Director of its CyLab Biometrics Center.

  • Fr
    Sep
    03
    2021
    DK: Copenhagen named world’s safest city as per Economist Intelligence Unit report

    Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has been named the safest city in the world. It has achieved this distinction by surpassing Tokyo, Singapore and Osaka which have topped the previous years. Canada’s Toronto is at number two and Singapore is at number three. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released the list of 60 safest cities in the world under the Safe Cities Index-2021.

    Delhi is ranked 48th and Mumbai 50th among the top 50 cities. In the last index, Delhi was ranked 52nd and Mumbai 45th. A comprehensive study of cities around the world was conducted for the index. The EIU had set out 76 parameters to provide a clear picture of global urban security. These included digital, health, infrastructure, personal and environmental safety. All the cities have been given different scores out of 100 in these five parameters. In view of Corona, the issue of environmental protection was included for the first time this year.

  • Fr
    Sep
    03
    2021
    Huawei to help Pakistani gov't develop world's largest riverfront smart city

    Chinese tech giant Huawei and Pakistan's eastern Punjab province's urban development project Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the world's largest riverfront safe and smart city.

    Under the MoU, both sides will join hands to revive the dying Ravi River into a safe and smart green city with all the latest safe and smart city technologies. The memorandum reaffirms an existing one-year healthy relationship between both entities, a handout shared by Huawei Pakistan said on Thursday.

  • Fr
    Sep
    03
    2021
    US: Florida’s Fort Pierce Utilities Authority Taps Fujitsu Fiber Broadband Build-out

    Florida’s Fort Pierce Utilities Authority (FPUA) has selected Fujitsu Communications to plan, design and deploy a broadband network expansion to be part of a neighborhood revitalization for promoting long-term business growth on the Florida coast.

    FPUA is a public utility that has provided electric, water, wastewater and natural gas services to the City of Fort Pierce and surrounding areas since 1972. Starting in the early 2000s, FPUA began offering dedicated internet to large businesses and anchor institutions through its FPUAnet division. In 2018, the FPUA Board approved an initiative to become a smart city by providing high-speed internet to all parcels within the city. This initiative provided the opportunity for a community partnership to deploy into Lincoln Park, one of the city’s revitalization zones.

  • Do
    Sep
    02
    2021
    ZA: University of Pretoria creates city digital twin to improve metro management

    The University of Pretoria (UP) has created the Hatfield Digital Twin City, which it plans to use to improve service delivery with the help of smart technology.

    To manage the expansion of cities and megacities in this era of technological disruption, rapid urbanisation and climate change, new ideas and approaches to city management are being implemented worldwide, notably the smart city and the digital twin city.

  • Do
    Sep
    02
    2021
    Huawei, RUDA join hands to develop Safe/Smart City in Pakistan

    Huawei Pakistan and Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA) have signed a memorandum of understanding MoU to join hands to revive the dying Ravi river into Safe/Smart Green City with all the latest Safe/Smart city technologies.

    The memorandum reaffirms an existing one-year healthy relationship between both entities.

  • Do
    Sep
    02
    2021
    IN: Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu Smart City Project: Work to create vertical garden in full swing

    Development work is in full swing for the development of Jammu and Srinagar as smart cities.

    The capital cities Jammu and Srinagar have been chosen under Smart City Projects and different works are going on under the project.

  • Do
    Sep
    02
    2021
    Digital transformation initiative will pilot smart city OS in Mauritius

    The initiative is part of a digital transformation programme by Japan International Cooperation Agency and Accenture to pilot projects in six countries across Asia and Africa.

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has announced pilot programmes to support digital transformation (DX) in six countries across Asia and Africa.

    As Japan’s central governmental organisation providing economic and social aid for developing nations, Jica is prioritising the application of digital technologies to address development challenges.

  • Mi
    Sep
    01
    2021
    BD: Bridging digital governance gap

    When information and communications technology (ICT) has made inroads into almost every sphere of human activity, governance cannot be an exception. However, unlike in the sphere of trade and commerce, the challenges of digital governance do not lie simply in storing and transmitting data generated from day-to-day office work digitally. The real challenge is bringing about changes in the age-old work culture of the humongous bureaucracy. This is because, with digitisation, information not only can pass instantly within the government offices, it also becomes accessible just with a keystroke by clients seeking service from the government. This is about openness, which comes up against the long-nurtured mindset of guardedness about official information. Even so, given the political will to effect the necessary changes is there, it will not be a big deal to get around the remaining inertia in the administrative-work culture. The good news is that the government has meanwhile made much headway in this direction. Thus the progress made over the past years in digital government has been duly recognised by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) as it has ranked Bangladesh 119th among 193 nations. The ranking is the outcome of the surveys the UN body carries out every two years. The grading has been done in the shape of E-Governance Development Index (EGDI), which reflects the modest progress Bangladesh has made over the past years in e-governance through its initiatives to increase efficiency and capacity in the area of delivering public service.

  • Mi
    Sep
    01
    2021
    Kenya to build Africa’s First ICT Accessibility Standard to promote Digital Inclusion of People with Disabilities

    A national ICT Accessibility Standard is set to be developed in Kenya. This is thanks to inABLE, a nonprofit organisation that empowers the blind and visually impaired with computer assistive technology, partnering with the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).

    A first in Africa, the development and eventual enactment of a National ICT Accessibility Standard will promote the digital inclusion of people with disabilities (PWDs) and older persons. This will help make public and private sector digital products and services (including websites, mobile applications among others) more accessible and usable by all Kenyan citizens.

  • Mi
    Sep
    01
    2021
    A timely appraisal of China’s Critical Information Infrastructure Protection regime

    Forefront features

    The State Council of the People's Republic of China announced, on August 17, 2021, that it had passed a Regulation on the Security Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (“Regulation”). Particularly, the Regulation, formulated in accordance with the Cyber Security Law, is intended to ensure the security of critical information infrastructure (“CII”) as well as to maintain cybersecurity of China where CIIs are.

  • Mi
    Sep
    01
    2021
    IN: Sikkim : UDD Secretary Reviews Project Status, Initiated Under ‘Smart City Mission’

    Recently, the Urban Development Department reviewed the status of projects under Smart City Mission in the conference hall of Namchi Smart City Limited (NSCL).

    Chaired by UDD Secretary Cum State Mission Director (Namchi Smart City Limited), Mr M. T. Sherpa, the meeting inspected various on-going project sites in and around Namchi.

  • Di
    Aug
    31
    2021
    US: Pilot Brings Digital Skills Training to South Carolina Seniors

    A pilot project led by the South Carolina Department of Aging and Palmetto Care Connections aims to teach seniors the digital skills they need to combat social isolation and access telehealth services.

    A project led by the South Carolina Department on Aging (SCDOA) and Palmetto Care Connections (PCC) is looking to reduce the digital divide among seniors by teaching them necessary skills for the digital age — like how to access digital tools, from emails to telehealth.

  • Di
    Aug
    31
    2021
    US: University of Wisconsin-Madison, city of Racine award Perrone Robotics new AV shuttle contract

    Delivery will advance Smart City Mobility in Racine and other municipalities with Perrone’s autonomous vehicle solutions.

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison has awarded a contract to Perrone Robotics, Inc., to deliver an electric low speed vehicle (LSV) shuttle integrated with the company's TONY® retrofit kit.

    The shuttle, nicknamed "The Badger," is part of an effort to pioneer and integrate autonomous vehicle shuttles into public transportation systems in Racine, Wisc. It will be used across student, faculty and guest transit operations.

  • Di
    Aug
    31
    2021
    US: Can Private 911 Apps Help Improve Emergency Response?

    A company called Rescu says it can enable people to get quicker help in emergencies — and help governments improve 911 services. The tool joins other efforts at upgrading dispatch tech in this increasingly mobile age.

    As public agencies strive to upgrade technology in a national push, a San Diego-based company is positioning its new app as a way to help take pressure off hardworking emergency dispatchers.

  • Di
    Aug
    31
    2021
    AU: DTA ditches digital ‘transparency’ dashboard

    The federal government has shut down its Performance Dashboard, used to improve digital services and provide transparency to the public, as part of a significant restructuring of its digital agency.

    The Performance Dashboard was launched in late 2016 as a way to promote “government transparency and help drive the ongoing improvement of government services”, with departments and agencies voluntarily uploading data on how their digital initiatives rank in terms of the Digital Delivery Standard.

  • Di
    Aug
    31
    2021
    US: Will the Infrastructure Bill Fix America's Broadband Issues?

    If the federal infrastructure bill makes it through the House of Representatives and receives President Joe Biden's signature, $65 billion will go to broadband. What does that really mean, though, for America's future?

    In modern U.S. politics, there are no guarantees. Despite bipartisan support for the $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill, the bill faces political hurdles among the Democratic members of the House of Representatives.

  • Mo
    Aug
    30
    2021
    BD: Women more into mobile internet

    They diversified the use of internet services amid pandemic, survey finds

    Women in Bangladesh have increased and diversified their use of mobile internet services ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began as social distancing restrictions in particular have led to a rise in video calls, social media use and viewing of online videos, according to a survey.

  • Mo
    Aug
    30
    2021
    Bangladesh ranks 119th in e-government index but UN report hails authorities' efforts

    Bangladesh has ranked 119th among 193 countries in the UN E-Government Development Index (EGDI) 2020, according to a new report.

    Earlier, the country held a similar position in the EGDI published in 2018.

    Bangladesh, however, emerged as one of the leaders in e-government development among the LDCs, according to the latest report.

  • Mo
    Aug
    30
    2021
    It’s time for Vietnam to begin pilot study on cryptocurrency: expert

    The Prime Minister has assigned the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) to study and try to use a cryptocurrency based on blockchain technology as a part of a strategy on e-government in 2021-2025.

    The space for cryptocurrency is huge and those who stay outside will lose great opportunities. Vietnam should build up a national blockchain network and issue a cryptocurrency managed by SBV, according to David Tran, a Vietnamese scholar working in the US.

  • Mo
    Aug
    30
    2021
    The digital strategies of Latin American governments

    Several Latin American countries have unveiled new digital development agendas during 2021 for the coming years.

    The most recent case was Mexico, which three years after the start of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s government, created a framework for its digital strategy.

  • So
    Aug
    29
    2021
    IN: Pune: Citizens not on board with Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation smart work

    10 out of 25 Smart City displays not working; officials quickly blame interrupted power supply

    It seems like Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) is falling short of ‘smartness’. Its Variable Message Display (VMD) boards — currently used to spread social messages — installed under the smart city initiative are not in a working condition.

  • So
    Aug
    29
    2021
    NG: Ogun State: Mowe: Realtor To Invest In Smart City Housing Project

    A realtor, Mr. Emmanuel Oyelowo said, his company would combine skilled professionals in structural design and real estate management to boost the real estate investment in the country.

    This, he said, would be done through affordable housing to enable individuals and investors with the process of securing home ownership dreams to pursue their Investment desire.

  • So
    Aug
    29
    2021
    IN: Arunachal Pradesh: Itanagar: Virtual meet held to discuss smart city projects

    Discussions were held on issues and challenges pertaining to the smart city projects which are currently under implementation during a virtual meeting convened by Itanagar Capital Region Deputy Commissioner Talo Potom with various stakeholders here on Saturday.

    Participating in the discussion, MLA Techi Kaso said, “Cooperation of denizens is a must for development in any form to take place and hence utmost transparency should be maintained while implementing the projects.”

  • So
    Aug
    29
    2021
    ZA: Huawei And The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies Kick Off Women4Tech Digital Skills Training Programme

    Huawei South Africa, in partnership with the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, has officially launched the Women4Tech digital skills training programme, with an attendance of 107 women entrepreneurs. This initiative aims to help women advance their skills and use new technologies to grow, improve, and digitise their businesses.

    The programme aims to help tech-forward women entrepreneurs with three specific technological skillsets: cloud computing, digital marketing, and introduction to app development. Aside from the training, the attended will also be afforded a networking opportunity with other successful women entrepreneurs, including an award-winning woman app developer within the Huawei Mobile App ecosystem.

  • Sa
    Aug
    28
    2021
    China Rolls Out Critical Information Infrastructure Security Protection Regulations

    China’s State Council on August 17 released the Critical Information Infrastructure Security Protection Regulations (“Regulations”) effective September 1, a key administrative regulation in the implementation of the 2016 Cybersecurity Law (“CSL”) which provided that critical information infrastructure (“CII”) shall be given priority protection against cybersecurity risks and threats at home and abroad (Article 5). The Regulations, finalized from a 2017 draft, clarify the definition of CII, the authorities-in-charge of CII security protection, determination of CII, obligations of a CII Operator (“CIIO”), CII security support and promotion, and legal liability.

  • Sa
    Aug
    28
    2021
    IN: e-RUPI: How purpose-specific vouchers can accelerate the growth of MSMEs

    Synopsis

    These are pre-paid digital vouchers which are directly delivered to the phones of beneficiaries.

    The launch of e-RUPI brings India another step closer to digital governance. A person and purpose-specific digital payment solution will enable leakage-proof delivery of benefits extended by sponsors. e-RUPI is likely to transform the economic landscape of India, MSME and the rural segment, which largely remains outside the formal financial fold, is likely to be the key beneficiary of this digital solution.

  • Sa
    Aug
    28
    2021
    Turkey rolls out strategic artificial intelligence road map

    Turkey is drawing a road map for its strategy in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), which can be defined as the realization of actions such as making decisions, discovering meaning and learning in dynamic environments specific to intelligent creatures, by a computer or a computer-controlled machine. Accordingly, the Presidential Circular on the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy for 2021-2025 was published Friday in the Official Gazette.

    The document was prepared by the Presidency’s Digital Transformation Office and the Industry and Technology Ministry in line with the 11th Development Plan.

  • Sa
    Aug
    28
    2021
    VN: COVID-19 pandemic pushes business online

    As Vietnamese enterprises are facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online trading is considered a "tool" to help them turn the situation around, and at the same time opening up many opportunities for businesses to join the global supply chain.

    Viettel Post Joint Stock Corporation (Viettel Post) is an example. It has promptly seized the opportunity to successfully deploy the Voso.vn e-commerce platform with the goal of "promoting Vietnamese agricultural products, turning farm produce into specialties."

  • Sa
    Aug
    28
    2021
    Pakistan Ranks 153rd in E-Govt Development Index: Reasons & Suggestions

    In the 2020 UN E-Government Development Index (EGDI) report, Pakistan was placed at 153rd spot among the total of 193 countries surveyed in the report. For Pakistan, it marks a decline in ranking, in contrast, with the report published in 2018 [148th].

    Earlier, UN EGDI was the only measuring index for e-government development but now encompasses elements of digital government development of member nations by placing them across three different indicators including Online Services Index (OSI), Human Capital Index (HCI), and Telecommunication Infrastructure Index (TII).

  • Fr
    Aug
    27
    2021
    47% of smart city projects done across India; Tamil Nadu leads states, Delhi cities: Study

    In the six years since the Smart Cities Mission was launched to redevelop 100 cities across the country, just about 47% of projects have been completed, a new study by the think-tank Observer Research Foundation said.

    “The progress of the Mission has been best in the states of Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat,” the report said. “Chennai and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, and Surat and Rajkot in Gujarat figure repeatedly among the best performers on different criteria.”

  • Fr
    Aug
    27
    2021
    Digital Libraries to Ease Learning in the Philippines

    As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, most governments have temporarily closed all educational institutions. These nationwide closures have impacted 90 per cent of the world’s student population. Localised closures in other countries have affected millions of additional learners.

    Consequently, there is an unprecedented shift toward distance learning. Institutes are rushing to move their courses online; students are flocking to e-books and e-learning, and researchers are relying heavily on electronic journals.

  • Fr
    Aug
    27
    2021
    Indian Government Makes Digital Maps Publicly Accessible through Online Portals

    The Ministry of Science and Technology released three online applications that make government maps available to the public for the first time. The Survey of India (SOI) GEO Spatial Data Dissemination Portal, SOI’s Sarthi: WEB GIS Application, and the MANCHITRAN Enterprise Geoportal of National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) were inaugurated.

    According to a press release, the online portals are rich repositories of maps and functionalities, which will provide easy access and make the geospatial data generated out of public funds available to government and private users. Among others, the portals provide a range of digital maps, including digital geographical maps, railway and political maps, digital geographical road maps, digital geographical physical maps of India, and open series map scale.

  • Fr
    Aug
    27
    2021
    Saudi university, digital transformation unit sign deal to activate cutting-edge tech in digital economy

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Digital Transformation Unit to develop exploratory projects and empower emerging technologies.

    The deal seeks to build beneficial ties between the two institutions as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. Emerging technologies covered under the agreement include 5G technology, drones, autonomous vehicles, smart cities, robotics and more.

  • Fr
    Aug
    27
    2021
    TT: Arima eyes digital transformation, city status as borough turns 133

    With just under one year at the helm, Arima mayor Cagney Casimire said his community has an opportunity to "adopt and adapt," and "pivot with optimism, as it seeks to embrace the digital age."

    The Borough of Arima celebrated its 133rd anniversary on Thursday.

    Casimire, in a message to Arima burgesses, said he "takes great pride in the borough (and describes) our space as quaint and idyllic.

  • Do
    Aug
    26
    2021
    UN launches strategy for digital transformation of peacekeeping

    The Organization and its 12 peacekeeping missions around the world must fully embrace new technology in the face of ever-changing challenges, the UN chief said on Wednesday as he outlined to the Security Council his Strategy for the Digital Transformation of UN Peacekeeping.

    New technologies are changing the character and nature of conflict, with an “indelible impact” on civilians, Secretary-General António Guterres told the ministerial-level open debate on technology and peacekeeping – a highlight of India’s turn as Council President this month.

  • Do
    Aug
    26
    2021
    VN: Thanh Hoa works to promote e-commerce, digital transformation

    The central province of Thanh Hoa are applying measures to boost the development of e-commerce and speed up digital transformation to catch up with the current trend of the domestic and global economy.

    With the outbreak of COVID-19 and the implementation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Vietnamese and global economies are growing towards digital economy.

    Experts held that digital transformation and e-commerce will boom in 2021, creating a new momentum for economic growth.

  • Do
    Aug
    26
    2021
    Vietnam promotes safe use of digital platforms

    The Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a directive on promoting the development and use of safe and healthy digital platforms.

    The directive is also expected to contribute to creating digital trust and ensuring the safety of Vietnam's cyberspace.

    Over the past times, digital platforms have made important contributions to the national digital transformation, and the development of the digital economy and digital society. However, information and data leakage on digital platforms still occurs on an increasingly large scale.

  • Do
    Aug
    26
    2021
    US: Wisconsin: Faster internet coming to Eau Claire with new fiber optic network

    Faster internet will be coming to Eau Claire because of a new fiber optic network.

    Tuesday night, the Eau Claire City Council unanimously voted 11 to 0 in favor of a memorandum of understanding with TDS Telecom, a Madison-based broadband company.

  • Mi
    Aug
    25
    2021
    IN: Madhya Pradesh: Sagar: Smart City getting smarter with each passing day

    It has added many feathers to its camp for outstanding performance, says CEO Rahul Singh Rajput.

    Smart City Limited has been working for development of the district for three years, says Rahul Singh Rajput, chief executive officer.

    In these years, it has completed 18 projects and work is on for more than 48 projects.

  • Mi
    Aug
    25
    2021
    US: Infrastructure Bill Could Greatly Expand Smart City Projects

    The $1 trillion infrastructure bill moving through Congress has the potential to be a game-changer for cities as they consider projects in areas like broadband connectivity and other urban technology projects.

    Urban technology advocates are closely watching the development of a major piece of infrastructure legislation as it makes its way through Congress, anticipating a rapid expansion in connectivity, electric vehicle adoption, transit improvements and more, should the measure pass.

  • Mi
    Aug
    25
    2021
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Chennai: Corporation erects 49 smart poles to provide free Wi-Fi to public in city

    Chennaiites can now freely access Wi-Fi internet services at 49 locations where smart poles have been installed as part of the Smart City project, the Greater Chennai Corporation announced on Tuesday.

    An official release from the Corporation said that the public would be allowed to access free net for 30 minutes at a speed of 2 Mbps after logging in using their mobile number and entering the OTP sent on their phones.

  • Mi
    Aug
    25
    2021
    US: Hexagon: Infrastructure bill foresees safe, efficient, connected communities

    Congress will continue to weigh provisions of a $1 trillion infrastructure package in late September while the private sector begins assessing how it might cash in on public projects for roads, bridges and broadband as well as smart transportation and electric vehicles.

    One provision sets aside $500 million in grants for smart community projects to improve transportation efficiency and safety. A separate resolution in Congress also calls for setting transportation priorities on achieving zero traffic deaths in the U.S. compared to more than 42,000 in 2020 alone.

  • Mi
    Aug
    25
    2021
    IN: Maharashtra: Pune: Exposed Online

    Citizen Services portal unsafe, could lead to theft of credentials, say IT experts; PMC IT official confident civic sites secure, says will rectify this ‘one mistake’

    Cyberattacks on government agencies emphasise the vulnerability and risks attached to the highly sensitive information stored, what it highlights even more is how exposed and easily accessible our personal information and data is to criminals. In an alarming revelation, a city-based software professional, who accessed the Pune Municipal Corporation’s (PMC) Citizen Services portal — wherein citizens avail services after providing personal and valuable data — has marked it unsafe. The PMC’s massive data of citizens is a goldmine for hackers and a massive alarm for people, if breached. This verily reminds one of the ransomware attack on the Pimpri-Chinchwad Smart City Project a few months ago that led to the encrypting of all files and application systems of 27 servers leading to a loss of Rs 5 crore.

  • Di
    Aug
    24
    2021
    US: Texas: Pilot in Austin to Offer Early Look at Edge Computing at Scale

    The infrastructure that will be required to enable all the things 5G promises to enable, from pervasive VR and AR to autonomous vehicles, goes well beyond new antennas on rooftops and cell towers. It will need new fiber lines, computing, storage, networking equipment, sensors, cooling systems, power, enclosures, physical security… you get the idea.

    Keith Rutledge, general manager of Compass Datacenters’ EdgePoint business, likened the scale of the buildout of infrastructure to support the digital future we’ve been promised for years to that of the electrification of the United States in the first half of last century.

  • Di
    Aug
    24
    2021
    Is the future of Artificial Intelligence really on the Edge?

    The next evolution in AI technology will be driven by a cloud-edge hybrid model making selective use of both cloud and edge resources to maximize the value delivered by AI while staying within latency, cost, security and privacy constraints.

    In everyday parlance, the phrase “on the edge” usually denotes extremes of some kind. But in the context of Artificial Intelligence and Edge computing, “AI on the edge” is starting to become the norm rather than the exception. Edge AI is garnering attention partly due to the recent advances in edge compute capability and increasingly lightweight AI algorithms. But the real need for edge AI has risen from the changing dynamics of human-machine interactions and user engagement models.

  • Di
    Aug
    24
    2021
    AU: Minister announces accreditation of first private digital identity provider

    OCR Labs has been named as one of Australia’s first ‘entirely private’ accredited digital identity service providers.

    Stuart Robert, minister for employment, workforce, skills, small and family business, announced that the Australian-based business was the first to be accredited through the government’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).

  • Mo
    Aug
    23
    2021
    AE: Your Search is Over

    Revolutionary tech to help the UAE Government with business operations, finding lost property and digitising documents

    Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, mandated on March 1 to implement a paperless strategy in Dubai to go green and create a Smart City.

  • Mo
    Aug
    23
    2021
    To build a smart nation, Singapore must be hyperconnected

    Today, there are more people and businesses proliferating technologies at unprecedented rates; however, it is also being done at rates faster than many cities can react. As we reach Industry 4.0, how we live must be made smarter. Hence, the gauntlet has been laid down for urban leaders to innovate and, if necessary, disrupt to solve perennial urban challenges.

    Already a global forerunner in smart city initiatives Singapore believes that technological disruption is a global force to be both confronted and harnessed. This is what drives its Smart Nation ambitions, aimed at transitioning the nation to the next industrial phase.

  • So
    Aug
    22
    2021
    IN: Lakshadweep gets satellite connectivity of high capacity

    In a bid to provide a fillip to connectivity facilities in the Lakshadweep archipelago, BSNL on Saturday launched a high capacity satellite-based connectivity facility for the islands. Lakshadweep administration claimed that with the launch of the project, islanders will have better accessibility towards various broadband services and e-governance initiatives of the Lakshadweep administration.

    The administration, in a statement, said that BSNL has now installed and commissioned new hardware which will allow 1,500 Mbps capacity. “With this, Lakshadweep’s bandwidth is set to increase by 70%, taking the available bandwidth to 1.71 Gbps. The increased bandwidth will translate into better telecom services, with lesser call drops and fewer call congestion. The improved data services will benefit islanders as well as tourists visiting the islands. Further, it will allow Lakshadweep administration to provide services electronically, and students will also have greater learning platforms online,” the administration said.

  • So
    Aug
    22
    2021
    AU: Victoria: Melbourne to use AI tech to keep streets clean

    The City of Melbourne and Finland-based multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company have conducted a trial using the tech company’s Scene Analytics artificial intelligence (AI) technology to develop a deeper understanding of waste disposal behaviour.

    This will help the city tackle the issue of waste dumping more efficiently and keep laneways even cleaner, safer and free of garbage. To reduce the frequency of waste contractor visits to busy areas, the City of Melbourne has offered residents and businesses subscription-based access to the large-capacity compactor facilities. With the compactor in place, Council wanted to understand how the service was being utilised and how to mitigate illegal waste dumping, which can create safety and hygiene issues in the area.

  • So
    Aug
    22
    2021
    NG: FG Trains Kano Council Members On e-Governance, Digital Transformation

    The federal government has kick-started a pioneer programme to train members of Kano executive council on e-governance and digital transformation.

    This, it said, is to develop the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS).

    The programme was initiated to give special training to top government officials in the state on modern technology adoption, in order to improve their performances at all levels while delivering services to the general public.

  • Sa
    Aug
    21
    2021
    Digital Twins for City Infrastructure Planning in the U.S.

    U.S. cities can expect to save $280 billion by 2030 with the deployment and use of digital twins, according to a new report. A digital twin is a simulated model of a physical process, product or service that can increase efficiency.

    A digital twin uses the best available models, sensor information, and input data to mirror and predict activities/performance over the life of its corresponding physical twin. According to research, this technology is the ultimate tool for urban planners and city governments to design and build their infrastructure in a cost-effective way.

  • Sa
    Aug
    21
    2021
    IN: Arunachal Pradesh: Khandu launches SWAN, digital connectivity to districts HQs

    A Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt of India funded scheme, Arunachal SWAN (ArSWAN) envisages establishing 184 SWAN Point of Presence (PoPs) in the state.

    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday launched the State Wide Area Network (SWAN) providing secure digital connectivity to all district headquarters and local administrative centres across the state.

  • Sa
    Aug
    21
    2021
    NG: FG Trains Kano EXCO Members On e-Governance, Digital Transformation

    In its fulfilment to enable the development of National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS), the federal government of Nigeria, through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, under the leadership of honourable minister, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has kick-started a pioneer programme to train members of Kano executive council on e-governance and digital transformation.

    The programme was initiated to give special training to the top government officials in the state on modern technology adoption, in order to improve their performances at all levels while delivering services to the general public.

  • Fr
    Aug
    20
    2021
    Blockchain use is about more than NFTs and dogecoin. It’s about you

    Blockchain use can save lives, build smart cities and boost data privacy. But before it can do any of that, it has to step out the shadow of dodgy cryptocurrencies and multi-million digital art deals.

    Blockchains keep confounding tech-watchers. In a way, blockchain use is bigger than ever before. At the same time, it is as underrated and misunderstood as it was in 2008 when the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto published their groundbreaking paper on bitcoin, kicking off the cryptocurrency revolution. The use of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has only intensified matters this new decade.

  • Fr
    Aug
    20
    2021
    BD: MoU signed for cyber security

    A Memorandum of Understanding has signed between the Digital Security Agency, Bangladesh Computer Council and the Cyber Warfare and Information Technology Directorate under the Bangladesh Air Force for mutual cooperation in cyber security.

    State minister for information and communication technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak was present on the occasion as the chief guest, a press release said in Dhaka on Thursday.

  • Fr
    Aug
    20
    2021
    Da Nang, Vietnam Aims to be Top Smart City by 2030

    The central city of Da Nang aims to be among the top three performers in digital transformation, information security, and e-commerce by 2030, according to a resolution issued by the city Municipal Party Committee. The city is developing e-government to provide all online public administrative services at level 4; have 60% of level-3 and 4 non-business services provided on multiple digital platforms and supported on mobile devices and have all governmental agencies provide open data.

    Online public services in Vietnam are classified into four levels, depending on the tasks that can be performed digitally. The first level comprises public services that provide online access to all information regarding the service, including procedures, required papers, deadlines, fees, and service charges. The second level allows users to download the required forms to be printed and filled in later. The third level allows applicants to fill and submit forms online, however, they still have to pay fees at the relevant government bodies. Service payments can be settled online at the fourth level.

  • Fr
    Aug
    20
    2021
    The Philippines Upgrades Technology for Online Classrooms

    Around the world, information and communication technologies are transforming the teaching and learning processes. Virtual learning environments are one of the most widely used technologies in universities today. According to literature, the incorporation of any technology into an organisation will have an impact on the various groups within it. As a result, there are numerous theories about how the implementation process should be carried out to adapt the community to the new system.

    Even before the digital revolution, various theories about how technology would transform teaching and learning had been proposed. Over the last thirty years, key inventions such as interactive whiteboards, the World Wide Web, Windows ’95 – which encouraged the adoption of the home computer, smartphones, and mobile applications – have been in the spotlight. Each of these technological breakthroughs was expected to alter the face of education as we knew it.

  • Do
    Aug
    19
    2021
    GB: Smart cities will help fight climate change but more awareness is needed

    Smart cities will be key in tackling climate change, but research suggests that public awareness of that fact is low.

    According to research from Milestone Systems, 80 percent of Brits want their local authority to take more action to fight climate change. 230 councils in the UK have already declared a climate emergency in their regions.

  • Do
    Aug
    19
    2021
    NG: LASBCA partners NITP to make Lagos into a Smart City

    The Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has partnered with The Nigerian Institute of Town planners (NITP) for better physical planning and development in a bid to promote and achieve a livable, environmental friendly Smart City status in Lagos.

    In a statement on Wednesday, General Manager of LASBCA, Gbolahan Owodunni Oki commended the Institute for its immense contribution to the development of Lagos State through their professional expertise for a well-planned city.

  • Do
    Aug
    19
    2021
    MY: Smart cities must think locally, partner globally

    Asean Smart Cities Network is where Asean members learn from one another’s experiences working with global partners to adopt smart technology

    Digital innovations developed across South-East Asia in response to the Covid-19 pandemic are a testament to the region’s ongoing commitment to building a range of “smart” infrastructure and applications.

  • Do
    Aug
    19
    2021
    CN: "Smart Citytech is the biggest opportunity of our generation"

    Expert panel discusses investments, sustainability and future-proof cities

    At a virtual forum organized by Venturous Group, China's first Citytech™ Group, the market for Smart City technology was identified as massive — more than US$2 trillion and growing — and a significant opportunity for investors. Smart City applications will transform city life and improve quality of life in urban areas by 10 to 30%. While Smart Citytech is not without its challenges, the biggest risk for investors is to play it safe and do nothing.

  • Do
    Aug
    19
    2021
    US: Smart Cities’ Challenge: Bridging Data, In Real Time

    “Smart cities” are a technology-driven approach to many previously irretractable urban problems, from alleviating congestion to improving pedestrian safety to enhancing water quality. While tier-1 cities such as San Francisco and Denver may come to mind as leaders in smart city technology deployment, look no further than Chattanooga, Tennessee. This picturesque city, nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is an example of a smart city employing cutting-edge approaches to improve residents’ lives and mobility.

  • Do
    Aug
    19
    2021
    Where Does the Future of Smart City Design Begin? It’s in Plain Sight

    The path toward a wirelessly connected smart city is already in place.

    Many of the world’s urban city centers have taken a bit of a beating over the past year. Lockdowns, social distancing, and remote mass working have left offices sitting idle and many main street businesses shuttered. But the pandemic has also spurred ambitious plans to make our cities more sustainable, efficient, and safe for citizens. Design engineers play a crucial role in turning these smart city ambitions into reality. In this context, interoperability and open standards are increasingly the smart choices to accelerate time-to-market and enhance cost efficiencies, reliability, and security.

  • Mi
    Aug
    18
    2021
    7 skills of successful digital leaders

    Effective digital transformation requires strong leadership. Here’s how to helm your company’s digital journey through considerable organizational change.

    Successful digital transformations don’t happen without organization-wide effort, mindset and processes changes, and the right technologies. They also don’t happen without guidance from skilled CIOs and digital leaders.

  • Mi
    Aug
    18
    2021
    Cloud has been the cornerstone for digitization in 2020

    To continue to build on the success of digitization, organizations will need to embrace the true capability of cloud as well as allied technologies like IoT, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

    Across the world, many organizations started their journey towards digital transformation in the second half of the last decade. Anecdotal observations suggest that with the outbreak of COVID-19, these early adopters were able to ensure business continuity within their organizations and continued to forge forward with sustained, and in some cases improved, employee productivity and/ or business growth. This response in face of an unprecedented crisis was almost testament of the business resilience that digital transformation can ensure.

  • Mi
    Aug
    18
    2021
    KH: Prum Sokha declares smart city a liveable city

    “Smart city is not only about digital advance, but means a liveable city.”, declares the Cambodian Minister of Civil Service, Prum Sokha, this morning, July 12. He emphasized this while presiding over the opening ceremony of the Virtual Conference on Smart City Planning.

    According to the minister, in the future 70 to 80 percent of a country’s population would be living in a smart city, therefore development of smart cities is important. He also explained the smart city is meant to be liveable and should provide for all necessities; jobs, transport, communication, education, security, clean water, electricity, etc.

  • Mi
    Aug
    18
    2021
    KH: Phnom Penh City Hall holds talk on setting up Smart Bus Station

    Phnom Penh City Hall and Japan have held talks on the setting up of a smart bus station as part of the capital’s Smart City development project.

    The talks were held recently in a virtual meeting between Nuon Pharat, deputy governor of Phnom Penh and representatives from Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, representatives from the Japanese Embassy in Cambodia and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as well as officials from the Department of Public Works and Transport.

  • Mi
    Aug
    18
    2021
    US: Smart city technology drives efficient disaster response and recovery

    From heatwave-induced wildfires in the West to unrelenting hurricanes in the Southeast, natural disasters are increasing in frequency and severity due to climate change. As evidenced in 2020’s historic year of extreme cases, totaling 22 separate billion-dollar weather and climate disasters, we can expect this trend to continue. Today, wildfire season is longer and more severe than any other time in our nation’s history, in addition to hurricanes generating more destructive power. As storm severity grows over time, how city and state governments prepare, respond and recover is critical for building communities back to better than they were before the disaster struck.

  • Di
    Aug
    17
    2021
    US. California: San Diego Signal Modernization to Guide Mobility Efforts

    A traffic signal upgrade project in San Diego will involve 26 intersections around the University of California, San Diego. The project will use adaptive software to improve mobility throughout the region.

    A traffic signal modernization project underway in the neighborhood around the University of California in San Diego could become a model for the entire city.

  • Di
    Aug
    17
    2021
    US: The ABCs of Telehealth in Schools

    The COVID-19 pandemic and various studies have exposed nationwide disparities in who has access to physical and mental health care, and a recent funding windfall for schools and broadband could help close those gaps.

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Treasury Department are giving schools a tremendous opportunity to close both the homework gap and the health-care gap. Though the investment is not specifically earmarked for telehealth — the colloquial term for digitally accessed health services and information — telehealth can win big if communities leverage the FCC’s $7.1 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) and Treasury’s $122 billion Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER).

  • Di
    Aug
    17
    2021
    US: Texas Launches Broadband Office to Guide Expansion

    This week, the Texas comptroller announced the creation of a Broadband Development Office, which will help the state in its effort to bring broadband access to unserved and underserved areas.

    On Aug. 2, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced the creation of a Broadband Development Office (BDO), which will award grants and loans and provide other incentives in the interest of expanding access to broadband in underserved areas.

  • Di
    Aug
    17
    2021
    US: Ekin brings smart city pole to Florida

    Ekin Spotter designed to withstand the city's hurricane force winds

    Ekin has deployed an artificial intelligence (AI) powered smart city pole with traffic and air quality sensors in the Florida city of Coral Gables.

    The company says Ekin Spotter gives public sector agencies and law enforcement providers data analysis capabilities to improve city planning and traffic.

  • Mo
    Aug
    16
    2021
    India Launches New Digital Payment System

    India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, recently launched e-RUPI, an electronic voucher promoting digital payment solutions. According to an official statement, it is a QR code or SMS string-based e-voucher, which is delivered to the mobile of the beneficiaries. The users of this seamless one-time payment mechanism will be able to redeem the voucher without a card, digital payments app, or Internet banking access at the service provider. Any government agency and corporation can generate e-RUPI vouchers via their partner banks.

    The e-RUPI initiative will be one of the programmes launched over the next few years to limit touchpoints between the government and the beneficiary and “ensure that the benefits reach its intended beneficiaries in a targeted and leak-proof manner”, according to the statement. The vouchers are person- and purpose-specific, which means that if they are released by the government COVID-19 vaccinations, for instance, then they can be redeemed only for that.

  • Mo
    Aug
    16
    2021
    Rising to the cloud - The Philippines as a cloud and data center market

    Long has the country held the reputation for its young, skilled, and technology-enabled population. In fact, the annual We Are Social’s digital report regularly ranks the country as among the most active internet and social media users on the planet.

    This bespeaks of strong economic fundamentals that could carry the country’s economic narrative to further heights post-pandemic. Given that the current pandemic situation is controlled, the World Bank sees the Philippine economy expanding at 4.7% in 2021, before accelerating to 5.9% in 2022 and 6.0% in 2023, contributing to renewed progress in poverty reduction.

  • Mo
    Aug
    16
    2021
    QA: MoTC's digital training starts Q3 & Q4 training plan with 96 courses

    The Qatar Digital Government Training Programme (QDGTP) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has begun its training plan for the second half of 2021. The Q3 & Q4 training plan, which began early this month, features 96 training courses covering 55 technical subjects, of which 30% are added to the plan for the first time, on top of which are subjects about information security and databases to be conducted with major technology firms like Microsoft and Oracle.

    QDGTP pays great attention to the tailoring of its training plans since they shape up a roadmap to help IT employees and professionals at government entities to further sharpen their skills and knowledge at both the personal and professional levels and to obtain more professional certifications.

  • Mo
    Aug
    16
    2021
    Design Thinking for Digital Transformation

    Software is constantly updating, and this can be at times overwhelming for businesses. Any form of digital solutions today comes with the promise of increasing efficiency or that there will be an inflow of more business leads.

    At times, the sudden thrust of complex technologies or processes can backfire or slow down the expected progress. According to data from McKinsey and Company, “the average digital transformation stands a 45 percent chance of delivering less profit than expected.” It is mainly the top management who takes decisions for implementing newer digital solutions at work.

  • So
    Aug
    15
    2021
    IN: Tribal affairs ministry to support e-governance in Arunachal Pradesh

    The union tribal affairs ministry has assured to support Arunachal in terms of capacity building in order to “intensify the impetus for momentum and progress of e-governance initiatives in the state,” Arunachal’s ITC Joint Director Hano Taka informed in a release.

    The assurance came during a meeting between Arunachal’s State Council for IT & E-Governance Chairman Doni Nich and union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Muda here on 6 August.

  • So
    Aug
    15
    2021
    PM Imran inspects Pakistani-made electronic voting machine

    Expresses optimism over contestants accepting results of next general elections

    Prime Minister Imran Khan inspected Pakistani-made electronic voting machine (EVM) developed by the science ministry on Sunday, and expressed optimism that "all contestants will accept election results".

    "Inspecting Pakistani-made electronic voting machines by our Science & Technology Ministry," PM Imran said on Twitter.

  • So
    Aug
    15
    2021
    Vietnam To Launch E-Tax Application for Mobile Devices

    The General Department of Taxation plans to debut its e-tax application for mobile devices, Etax-mobile, in August to facilitate taxpayers particularly amid the complicated developments of COVID-19. So far, about 99% of enterprises in the country are using electronic tax services. However, the proportion is much lower among individuals due to inconvenient support software. This is why the department began the development of Etax-mobile. In the immediate future, the application will be provided for individual use on iOS and Android platforms.

    In addition to supporting functions provided on the e-tax system via the web platform, the application will provide enhanced user experience services, additional search functions, and links to banks’ payment applications, according to a news report. The department said that, with 60 million individuals having tax codes, the use of Etax-mobile will help taxpayers easily access related administrative procedures and communicate with tax authorities. They can transparently and conveniently fulfil their tax obligations anywhere.

  • So
    Aug
    15
    2021
    BD: Govt urged to provide high-speed internet at affordable cost

    Speakers at a programme have urged the government to provide high-speed internet at affordable cost across the country to ensure people's access to available digital services.

    They also stressed the need for bringing down the prices of digital devices by adjusting tax rates and promoting local manufacturers.

    Besides, they suggested creating sector-specific skilled human resources for digital transformation of both government and private services in a bid to fulfil the vision of 'Digital Bangladesh'.

  • Sa
    Aug
    14
    2021
    SA: COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation, says Al-Sheikh

    Minister of Education Dr. Hamad Al-Sheikh underlined the importance of analyzing and evaluating the impact of the accelerated digital transformation and technologies on education and society as a whole.

    He pointed out that the coronavirus pandemic continues to cast a deep and direct shadow on the world at the social and economic levels,” which will accelerate the digital transformation of societies.

    This will require a need to test the flexibility of educational systems and their resilience and recovery and adopt new and innovative educational methods, Al-Sheikh said.

  • Sa
    Aug
    14
    2021
    PK: President to launch digitalization of state media organizations today

    President Dr Arif Alvi will launch digitalization of the state media organizations, including Radio Pakistan, at a ceremony in Islamabad today (Saturday).

    As part of the project, “Radio Pakistan Podcast” will be launched to provide people quality audio and video content on a variety of topics.

    The podcast offers interviews of dignitaries, daily news review, current affairs programs, documentaries, music, sports and a lot more to inform, educate and entertain people.

  • Sa
    Aug
    14
    2021
    SA: Digital transformation to play key role in post-pandemic world, G20 ministers say

    Digital transformation will play a key role in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, a G20 meeting of research ministers in Italy has said.

    Saudi Minister of Education Dr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Asheikh, who attended the Friday meeting, stressed the importance of analyzing and evaluating the impact of rapid digital transformation and technologies on education and society as a whole.

  • Sa
    Aug
    14
    2021
    Saudi minister says maintaining pace of digital transformation key to human prosperity

    Government organizations in charge of innovation will need help to keep up with the pace of economic digital transformation, a Saudi minister said on Thursday.

    Speaking at the G20 Digital Economy Ministers’ Meeting 2021 in Trieste, Italy, Abdullah Al-Sawaha said “bridging the digital gap globally is the way to achieve the prosperity of societies.”

Zum Seitenanfang