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  • Mo
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    02
    2015
    IN: Union Budget 2015: Government sets aside Rs 500 crore for IT skills training under Digital India

    A National Rural Internet and Technology Mission with a budget of Rs 500 crore will soon be set up to impart training in IT skills in villages, especially in schools under the Digital India programme.

    Delivering his Budget speech on Saturday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that there is an imminent need to further bridge the divide between digital haves and have-nots, for which the government had launched the Digital India programme.

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    02
    2015
    IN: Budget 2015: Slew of proposals to boost Digital India programme

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced a slew of proposals to boost the ‘Digital India’ programme during his Budget speech on Saturday as the government bets big on bringing in investments to bolster the technology and telecommunications infrastructure in the country.

    Experts feel the initiative to provide broadband connectivity to 2.5 lakh gram panchayats by December next year is a ‘transformative step’ taken by the government to connect rural citizens in information-dark areas of India.

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    02
    2015
    PH: Recto: Bill for new ICT dept passed by June

    'Permits, licenses, land titles should now be electronically-applied for, processed and issued. Let us leave to the MRT the exclusive franchise of organizing long lines,' says Senator Ralph Recto

    Leave the long lines to the beleaguered Metro Rail Transit and away from government-issued permits, licenses and land titles.

  • Mo
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    02
    2015
    US: Telemedicine to transform Hancock co. healthcare

    The doctor is making house calls again, but you will not find anyone in scrubs on your doorstep.

    These days, physicians get a little help from technology.

    Several members of the medical community met Friday as part of a project to bring telemedicine to Hancock County.

  • Mo
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    02
    2015
    IN: Modi govt bans use of private e-mail websites for official commutation

    The Narendra Modi government has banned the use of all private e-mail websites like Gmail and Yahoo at all government’s office for official communication.

    A notification was issued in this regard by the Government of India on February 18.

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    02
    2015
    GB: Digital healthcare - an opportunity for innovation?

    In recent years, digital technology has transformed many areas of our lives.

    We can book holidays, renew our vehicle licences, manage our bank accounts and do our shopping online. Grandparents can keep in touch with children and grandchildren using Skype and Facebook.

    We can keep up to date with unfolding news stories using Twitter and the Internet.

  • Mo
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    02
    2015
    IN: Jammu & Kashmir: Video-conference facility in 24 Govt offices launched under project "Sahayeta"

    An innovative project for grievance redressal and administrative efficiency “Sahayeta” has been launched in Kathua by Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Shantmanu along with Deputy Commissioner Kathua, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. The first of its kind project in state provides video-conference connectivity in 24 Government Offices including SDMs, Tehsildars and BDOs having greater public interface. Project has been launched by District e-Governance Society through NIC.

  • So
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    01
    2015
    US: These five health systems are making the best use of telemedicine

    There’s been a flurry of news related to telemedicine this week, with several notable developments in Mississippi and Silicon Valley.

    One of the more interesting aspects of telemedicine is that much of the innovation and focus of late has come from startups and vendors, while health systems have shown a bit of reluctance to deploy it on their own.

    To be fair, it’s a significant undertaking for big systems who can’t always pivot at a moment’s notice. But there are some notable exceptions.

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    01
    2015
    US: Mississippi Serving as Telehealth Model for Other States

    Mississippi has been a leading adopter of telehealth and its successes have had an effect on other states and the debate over telehealth policy at the federal level, Politico reports.

    Background

    Mississippi ranks near the bottom for many measures of overall health, including having the second-highest rate of obesity. In addition, the Association of American Medical College's 2013 State Physician Workforce Data Book found the state had the worst shortage of physicians in the country.

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    01
    2015
    IN: Adequate budget allocation needed for eGovernance: Nasscom

    Ahead of the Union Budget, IT industry lobby Nasscom has met the government and placed its list of demands and expectations from the government. In an interaction with FE’s Anand J, Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar talks about the issues affecting the $150-billion IT industry. Excerpts:

    Is Nasscom expecting new initiatives in the Budget as far as the Digital India programme is concerned?

    For the Digital India piece to fall in place, we need to do two things. There needs to be adequate budget allocation for important government projects like eGovernance and national optical fibre network. The total of Rs 1.3 lakh crore is not going to be spent in one year but whatever allocation is required to fast track implementation should be provided this year.

  • So
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    01
    2015
    BH: Forum set on business process management

    The eGovernment Authority (eGA) has announced it is organising a workshop entitled 'Holistic Business Process Management: Improvement to Transformation'.

    It will be held as part of the eighth edition of the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2015, on March 15, under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister and Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa.

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    01
    2015
    Denmark no. 1 in EU on digital performance

    Denmark tops the 2015 Digital Economy and Society Index, excelling in eHealth, eGovernment and eCommerce.

    Denmark is generally far above EU average in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) and is the best performing country in two out of five sub-indices; Digital Public Services and Integration of Digital Technology.

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    01
    2015
    US: Baxter County, Arkansas, Offers Online Property Tax Payments

    Mobile-friendly secure payment system brings convenience to citizens

    Paying property taxes in Baxter County just got a lot easier thanks to a new online payment system offered by Baxter County Tax Collector Teresa Smith. Residents can visit ar.gov/baxterproptax and enter a taxpayer number to begin. The system will prompt residents through secure payment screens and quickly provide a payment confirmation, and a receipt for taxpayer records. The payment system will also work on a mobile phone.

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    01
    2015
    Costa Rica's Micitt announces two more smart city pilots for 2021

    Costa Rica's ministry of science, technology and telecommunications (Micitt) announced that it would unveil two new smart city pilots before 2021, according to its national plan of science, technology and innovation.

    These two prototypes will run alongside the two smart regions announced by the deputy minister for telecommunications, Allan Ruiz, which could be completed before 2018.

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    01
    2015
    US: Will Fixing Va.gov be Digital Team's First Priority?

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is one of the first federal agencies to have its own in-house digital service squad. But the small team of coders and designers clearly has more work to do: The agency's main website placed dead last in a recent survey of federal websites.

    VA’s score of 56 out of 100 points indicates website visitors were dissatisfied with its services, and the site has “much room for improvement,” according to the ForeSee E-Government Satisfaction Index.

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    01
    2015
    GB: Internet of Things fridge 'a myth' with little benefit, argues academic

    The Internet of Things connected fridge is a myth and such a device wouldn't have any social benefit even if it did exist.

    That's according to Dr Alison Powell, Assistant Professor of Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and technology futurist, who was speaking at a recent discussion on internet privacy at the Royal Society.

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    01
    2015
    IN: Puduchcerry: Confusion Likely as Centre is set to Withdraw e-government Support

    The Central government has decided to discontinue the financial and personnel support to the Pondicherry State-Wide Area Network (PSWAN), the vital connectivity that links all government departments in the four regions of the Union Territory.

    According to sources, as per a communication received, the Centre would end the support from February 28 and after that the onus would be entirely on the Territorial government to man and run the network - Pondicherry State Wide Area Network - for the citizens and government departments to access State government information and applications hosted out of the data centre. Almost all departments, like the commercial taxes, civil supplies, etc are linked in the network, which if not manned and maintained, would lead to a total collapse of the system.

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    01
    2015
    US: OMB has 'critical need' for IT specialists

    As the Office of Management and Budget looks to get more active in helping agencies with cybersecurity, the Office of E-Government and Information Technology has several IT jobs available to fill immediately.

    OMB is standing up the E-Gov Cyber Unit and has "a critical hiring need" for IT specialists.

  • Sa
    Feb
    28
    2015
    PH: IT in government

    Information technology is now an essential part of life. From the individual who uses a smartphone or laptop to the company that relies on big databases and cloud computing, IT has made tasks easier to accomplish and goals faster to achieve. It has, in short, resulted in efficiency.

    The same can be true for the government, especially in the way it deals with ordinary citizen. As it is, the way state agencies conduct many essential public services can best be described as antiquated. Ordinary citizens’ transactions with the government—particularly with local government units—are so time-consuming, aggravating, and prone to corruption because they have to deal with manual records to be printed on paper and face-to-face dealings with government employees.

  • Sa
    Feb
    28
    2015
    US: Illinois: Open Data as an Accountability Tool: Chicago’s Problem Landlord List

    Municipal releases of new data sets are often marked with optimism and excitement. By making previously hard-to-access information available, they herald new opportunities for public transparency and innovation. Yet as city data programs mature, their relationship with the public – and ability to impact laws and lives – evolves as well.

    During the early morning hours of Sept. 8, 2014, a massive fire broke out on the second floor of an apartment building in the Roseland neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.  Originating from an open flame, possibly a candle or cigarette, the second-floor fire quickly spread to the third floor, trapping two adults and four children in an upstairs unit.

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    Feb
    28
    2015
    US: The New Faces of Public-Private Collaboration

    A wave of government-focused technology startups are changing the way governments serve their citizens

    Local government partnerships with the business community are often perceived as deals and contracts with large, established corporations. Yet as startup scenes flourish in cities across the U.S., these partnerships are increasingly bringing together local governments and small, emerging startups in the civic innovation space. The result is a win for both sectors: cities are exposed to nimble technologies and creative ideas, and young companies get an opportunity to test and refine their products while serving the public interest.

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    Feb
    28
    2015
    US: California Lawmakers Want Better Communication on IT Projects

    State agency CIOs and private-sector companies were encouraged to speak openly and often with California legislators at the 2015 California Public Sector CIO Academy.

    Early engagement and frank discussions are the essential first steps state agency CIOs need to take when building relationships with elected officials, according to a trio of California lawmakers at the 2015 California Public Sector CIO Academy on Feb. 25.

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    Feb
    28
    2015
    US: California Public Sector CIO Academy Recognizes Top IT Leaders

    The annual awards ceremony recognized achievements of the greatest public IT leaders in one of the largest and most influential economies in the nation.

    At this year's California Public Sector CIO Academy, government IT leaders gathered at the Sheraton Grand Hotel to address the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government, and the role of the public-sector CIO in the state.

  • Sa
    Feb
    28
    2015
    Internet of Things Expected to Quadruple in Size by 2020

    Cities will be major beneficiaries from growth in the IoT market, according to a report released by Verizon.

    Organizations are seeing measurable benefits from Internet of Things (IoT) projects, and the number of overall IoT connections will more than quadruple between 2014 and 2020, according to a Verizon Enterprise Solutions report released Feb. 23.

  • Fr
    Feb
    27
    2015
    BH: Government steps to achieve electronic integration lauded

    Minister of the Shura and Representatives Councils Affairs Ghanim bin Fadhel Al-Buainin lauded the executive steps taken by the government to achieve electronic integration, boost cooperation in the field of electronic connection and develop the e-government experience into a smart government that copes with the latest mobile technologies.

  • Fr
    Feb
    27
    2015
    ID: Jakarta to develop mobile app to track bus arrivals

    City to partner with local delivery tracking app Go-Jek.

    Jakarta’s public bus operator TransJakarta will develop a mobile app for people to track the arrival times of buses at bus stops.

    The app will allow people to track the location of bus drivers and estimate when buses will arrive at the bus stops, said Steve Kosasih, CEO of TransJakarta.

  • Fr
    Feb
    27
    2015
    CN: Hong Kong gets more public Wi-Fi hotspots

    More universities and hospitals providing public Wi-Fi on their premises.

    Residents and visitors in Hong Kong can now get easier access to free Wi-Fi. The number of hotspots for the public Wi-Fi.HK service has increased to 12,000.

    “The number of Wi-Fi.HK hotspots has been increased from the original 5000 at the launch of the scheme [in August] to the current figure of over 12,000", said a spokeperson from the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer.

  • Fr
    Feb
    27
    2015
    US: The IoT is Upon Us, But How Far Off is the Connected City?

    IoT systems around the world have resulted in pockets of connected communities operating successfully, but in isolation. The challenge is how to connect them.

    This is the year the Internet of Things (IoT) will go from a science fiction concept to a tangible reality. In 2015, everything from your washing machine, car or toothbrush will communicate and work together to make your life easier.

  • Fr
    Feb
    27
    2015
    NG: E-PPAN to Address Sustainable Development at e-Government Summit

    The E-Payment Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) has concluded plans to host the next edition of the e-Government Summit, with the theme; "E-Government: Key to Sustainable development."

    Scheduled to hold in Abuja in July this year, the summit seeks to address issues such as access, efficiency, transparency, cooperation and sustainable development in the area of e-government.

  • Fr
    Feb
    27
    2015
    PH: New DOST project aims to streamline gov't workflows

    The Philippine government will be launching a project to facilitate interoperability within various offices and to streamline data management. This was announced on February 26 by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

    Government IT experts and officials are meeting on February 26 to finalize a policy document regarding the undertaking. A framework on technical interoperability was completed last year and another policy document—which will deal with business process interoperability—is expected to be finished this year.

  • Fr
    Feb
    27
    2015
    Denmark tops European tech table, two other Scandis right behind

    There’s more digital things than we dreamt of

    The European Commission has published its league table of digital countries and the Best of Europe’s tech world is, you guessed it, Denmark!

    Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland make up the remaining top four, proving that Scandis really do do IT better. But in a not-too-shabby performance, the UK is jostling for attention at number six, right behind plucky Belgium.

  • Fr
    Feb
    27
    2015
    Index says Malta lacks in crucial digital skills

    Malta needs to address its “severe digital skills gap” as almost half the population do not possess at least basic skills, according to an EU index.

    Seventy per cent of the Maltese are internet users, which is below the EU average of 75 per cent. But only 55 per cent possess at least basic digital skills, with the EU average standing at 59 per cent.

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    Feb
    26
    2015
    US: Without Smart, Connected People There Are No Smart Cities

    Super-intelligent infrastructure serves little purpose if there is no one around to put it to use.

    Driverless cars, smart homes, streetcars and high-speed rail, skyscrapers clad in solar panels – there are a lot of visions out there as to what smart, connected cities will look like. Sometimes, though, it seems these visions forget one important element – people. For all the gee whiz, self-aware technology one can conjure, too often the future cities we imagine are devoid of real people doing real things.

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    Feb
    26
    2015
    US: OMB getting more active in cybersecurity

    The Office of Management and Budget is working on several policy directives around cybersecurity, including guidance on the 2014 update to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). But the agency is also looking to take a more active role in securing the nation's networks.

    The newly established E-Government Cyber Unit — part of the Office of E-Government and Information Technology — was created to lead OMB's cybersecurity initiatives.

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    Feb
    26
    2015
    US: Open data standards seed cottage industry in municipal apps

    A new open standard for building permits is in the works with the goal of making it easier to share and use open data to create new apps across the municipal enterprise.

    E-government solutions firm Accela along with a coalition that includes real estate companies Zillow and BuildFax are drafting the standard and expects to release it in the spring.

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    Feb
    26
    2015
    Cloud adoption still low among Asian cities

    Concerns over high upfront costs and associated risks are hindering the adoption of cloud computing in the region, where only 22.2 percent of Asian cities have deployed it, according to Microsoft-CityNet research.

    Cloud adoption in Asian cities remain low with governments harboring concerns about high upfront costs and associated risks such as data security and legal requirements.

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    Feb
    26
    2015
    GCC states plan joint portal to link traffic, business

    The six member countries of the GCC plan to launch a joint portal next month in a move to link part of their traffic, business and customs systems for easier coordination and data exchange, a report said.

    The decision was taken at the recent executive meeting of GCC e-government ministerial committee in Doha, Qatar, reported Arab News.

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    Feb
    26
    2015
    GCC e-Government Portal launches in March

    According to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the Gulf Cooperation Council e-Government Executive Committee has decided to launch the GCC e-Government Portal and the e-Security Network in March 2015. This coincides with the GCC e-Government Ministerial Committee Meeting. The decision was taken during a GCC Executive Committee Meeting, hosted by Qatar on February 18.

    Every GCC nation already has its own e-Government portal. These include: www.saudi.gov.sa, www.government.ae, www.bahrain.bh, www.e.gov.kw, www.oman.om, and www.gov.qa.

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    Feb
    26
    2015
    Denmark leads EU digital performance index

    The European Commission has released a new index aimed at measuring how 'digital' each country in the EU is. The tool gives snapshots, per country, of connectivity (how widespread, fast and affordable broadband is), internet skills, the use of online activities from news to shopping, and how key digital technologies (e-invoices, cloud services, e-commerce, etc) and digital public services such as e-government and e-health are developed. The data is mostly from 2013 and 2014 and will be used in developing the next Digital Agenda scorecard, due out this summer.

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    Feb
    26
    2015
    How Malaysia is opening up environmental performance data

    Environmental information a key area for public participation, says United Nations E-Government Survey 2014.

    Malaysia is looking to make its progress towards environmental sustainability more transparent. This month it released data and rankings of the environmental efforts made by every state in the country. Here’s why it is publishing this information and the challenges that it’s facing.

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    Feb
    25
    2015
    US: No Data Exists on 911 Calls Misrouted Due to Outdated Tech

    Hundreds of millions of Americans have moved rapidly from traditional land lines to relying on various forms of wireless phone services, making the 911 emergency system ever more complex, experts say.

    A hiker lost in the mountains of New Mexico called 911 repeatedly, but was routed seven times to non-emergency lines.

    A 911 call made by an elderly woman from her home in Texas was picked up by an emergency dispatcher in Tennessee, some 700 miles away.

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    Feb
    25
    2015
    US: Is Social Media the Key to Effective Communication During Campus Emergencies?

    Study finds that social media lets campus authorities instantly reach a large percentage of students, who are more likely to comply with emergency notifications received in that manner.

    The widespread popularity of social media and associated mobile apps, especially among young people, has potential in public safety, a new study finds.

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    Feb
    25
    2015
    RJio to Drive WiFi Rollout in India

    Indian upstart Reliance Jio Infocomm is planning to introduce a 4G-enabled free WiFi service across Kolkata, according to local media reports. It could be the first of many.

    WiFi is clearly an important part of Reliance Jio's 4G strategy. Because there is a shortage of spectrum in India for use with 3G and 4G services, WiFi could play a critical role in supporting the adoption of high-speed mobile data services. As cellular networks become increasingly congested with data traffic, it could provide a kind of mobile data sluice. Unsurprisingly, most of India's service providers are experimenting with WiFi to some extent.

  • Mi
    Feb
    25
    2015
    IN: e-Biz Portal Goes Live

    With 11 central services the 24x7 single-window portal will clear multiple business & investment licenses in a single shot -

    The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) launched the eBiz G2B (Government to Business) portal (www.ebiz.gov.in) on 19/2/2015 with eleven central government services. The integrated payment gateway is the first in the country to collect fees through debit/credit card for multiple government services in a totally automated manner. This will serve as a universal gateway for all e-Governance applications.

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    Feb
    25
    2015
    IN: Andhra Pradesh inks deal with Wipro for e-governance

    In its bid to make a quantum leap in e-governance, Andhra Pradesh government has struck a deal with IT Major Wipro to build and implement the Andhra Pradesh State Enterprise Architecture (APSEA) in the state.

    A memorandum of understanding was reached by the state's information technology, electronics and communications department with the IT company on Monday.

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    Feb
    25
    2015
    Singapore online services to get two-factor authentication from July

    Over 1500 user accounts faced a security risk last year.

    Residents of Singapore will be able use two-factor authentication to secure online transactions with the government from July this year.

    Last year, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said that 1560 SingPass accounts used to authenticate online transactions, such as tax filing and social security, may have been accessed without the users’ permission.

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    Feb
    25
    2015
    DE: Interview zum Projekt PROKETTA: Wirtschaft und Verwaltung besser vernetzen

    Unterschiedlichste Informations- und Meldepflichten (IMP) verlangen von Unternehmen, Daten und andere Informationen für Behörden oder Dritte zu beschaffen, verfügbar zu halten oder zu übermitteln. WebSKM ist eine Datenbank des Statistischen Bundesamtes, die einen umfassenden Überblick über die einzelnen Pflichten von Bürgerinnen und Bürgern sowie der Wirtschaft gibt. Hier sind derzeit rund 14.000 solcher IMP für Unternehmen erfasst. Im Rahmen des Projekts PROKETTA wurden die Prozesse in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen (KMU) und die Schnittstellen zur öffentlichen Verwaltung für besonders kostenintensive IMP analysiert, Optimierungsvorschläge und eine App für effizientere Geschäftsprozesse – Der "Vorgangsbegleiter" – erarbeitet. Projektmitarbeiterin Friederike Thessel vom Potsdam eGovernment Competence Center (IfG.CC) erklärt Ergebnisse und weitere Herausforderungen.

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    Feb
    25
    2015
    NZ: Play this game to help improve Govt.nz web site

    New Zealand’s new web site going through design and structural revamp.

    New Zealand’s e-government portal is getting revamped and it is asking people to complete a game to see how easily they can find information they are looking for on Govt.nz.

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    Feb
    24
    2015
    IN: Karnataka: 150 layers of info: GIS to help map Bengaluru's wards
    There is hope for planned development of Bengaluru yet. Taking forward a development model being set up in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat and in Arvind Kejriwal's Delhi, India's IT city will have a centralised databank comprising all details including population density, infrastructure and existing facilities.This will enable proper allocation and prioritisation of funds and projects, as per need.

    It is not the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) or the e-governance department that is doing this job.

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    Feb
    24
    2015
    IN: Shri Bandaru Dattatreya Launches Online Helpdesk for Settlement of Inoperative Accounts
    In accordance with the Prime Minister's directions on the occasion of the 'Shrameva Jayate' programme regarding the settlement of EPF Inoperative Accounts having Rs. 27,000 crores as balance, EPFO has launched an action programme for realizing the same. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya last evening inaugurated an EPFO Inoperative Account online helpdesk to assist the holders of Inoperative Accounts to trace out their accounts and effect settlement or transfer of the same to their present account.

    The online helpdesk can be accessed through EPFO's website. The member shall be prompted to provide the known details of his/her employment in a specially designed proforma including establishment code, PF account no. address, State, City, date of joining etc. Likewise, personal information is also to be provided like name, mobile number, Date of Birth, Name of Father / Husband, e-mail Id, contact address, Aadhar number, Bank A/c No. etc. The members are expected to provide the information to the extent available with them. Thereafter, a reference ID is created for future reference and tracking. Based on the reference ID generated, the field office concerned (where the member held his PF account) shall contact the member and guide him for getting the settlement or effecting the transfer as the case may be.

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    Feb
    24
    2015
    IN: Andhra govt starts work with Wipro to create digital repository of data
    The Andhra Pradesh government has started working with software giant Wipro to develop AP State Enterprise Architecture (APSEA) which will create a digital repository of the state’s data and work with all departments on the government’s vision of 7 missions, 5 grids and 4 campaigns. The APSEA project has been kick-started following the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s meeting with Wipro chairman Azim Premji and the company’s chief strategy officer Rishad Premji at the World Economic Forum at Davos recently.

    Naidu met with Wipro executives today at the Secretariat to review the project. The Andhra Pradesh State Enterprise Architecture is an all-encompassing framework for prioritizing, mapping out game-changing strategies, integrating various departments and service and delivering outcomes as a result of implementation of the government’s vision, 7 missions, 5 grids and 4 campaigns, says APSEA CEA G Subba Rao. The 7 missions are primary, urban, industry, infrastructure, service sector, skill development, and social empowerment. The five grids to be set up are water grid, road grid, power grid, gas grid, and fibre-optic grid. The four campaigns are `winning over poverty’, `officials interacting with farmers in fields’, making AP a knowledge hub, and `conserving water’.

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    Feb
    24
    2015
    IN: Kerala schoolchildren to get Raspberry Pi to learn coding
    Thousands of schoolchildren across Kerala will be given computer programming kits and taught to code in a pioneering new project designed to create a resource pool of skilled future IT professionals and entrepreneurs.

    Chief Minister, Shri Oommen Chandy will launch the pilot phase of the Kerala Government’s ‘Learn to Code’ project on February 21, 2015, under which 2,500 selected school students will be given Raspberry Pi computer kits and trained by IT experts to programme. The State-level inauguration of the project will be held at North Paravur.

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    Feb
    24
    2015
    IN: Summit on Odisha IT vision - Naveen Patnaik to inaugurate daylong conference today
    The curtain will go up on Infocom Odisha 2015, the first-ever business-technology-leadership conference in the state, here tomorrow with chief minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurating the signature event.

    The daylong conference, that would bring together over 300 delegates, 25 thought leaders and speakers from across corporate India, ICT domain, academia and government, would focus on promoting entrepreneurship through inclusive growth, exploring the business friendly ecosystem in the state, e-governance and a vision for building the next generation Odisha.

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    Feb
    24
    2015
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Chennai Corporation helpline hardly helpful, say residents
    At least one in four complaints is not resolved to residents’ satisfaction, Corporation admits

    At least 500 residents pick up their phones and dial 1913 — the Chennai Corporation helpline — every day, but not all their queries are answered, neither is every complaint duly looked into.

    Residents say the general attitude of those who answer the phones is one of shirking responsibility and they don’t exhibit an intention to ‘close’ the complaints registered, even if only to show better numbers.

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    Feb
    24
    2015
    US: Majority of Americans Willing to See a Doctor Via Video
    A survey of US consumers found that 64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth. The nationally projectable survey of 2,019 Americans age 18+ was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of telehealth operator American Well in December. The survey uncovered key factors important to consumers when it comes to telehealth:

    • Video. Consumers perceive video as the best form of telehealth: 63% of consumers believe that live video visits are more likely to yield an accurate diagnosis than phone or e-mail alone. Among smartphone users, this sentiment was higher at 69%. These views are corroborated by statistics recorded on American Well’s telehealth service, Amwell, where 94% of visits use live video.

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    Feb
    24
    2015
    US: Georgia: Telehealth could help poor, rural counties like Hancock
    A black plastic case the size of a printer holds the future of medicine, according to a Mercer physician who’s part of a pilot project to start deploying those boxes in Hancock County.

    Telehealth is “the future,” Dr. Jean Sumner, associate dean for rural health at Mercer University School of Medicine, told a group of state lawmakers Thursday afternoon.

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    24
    2015
    US: Ohio: Cox, Cleveland Clinic team up on telehealth efforts
    The Cleveland Clinic and Cox Communications, the nation’s third-largest cable and broadband provider in the U.S., have jointly formed a venture that aims to bring in-home telehealth services to possibly millions of consumers.

    The collaboration, dubbed Vivre Health, comes amid significant and growing interest in telehealth services, not just from healthcare providers but also for Cox and other telecommunications companies.

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    2015
    BW: 4G technology can help govt improve services – Mabeo
    The Minister of Transport and Communications, Tshenolo Mabeo has urged government to take advantage of the Fourth Generation (4G) technology in order to enhance its services. He was speaking at the launch of the Orange 4G technology last week.

    Mabeo said the new technology could benefit the e-government, e-health and e-education programmes and the nation, adding that telemedicine could help save many lives as mostly specialist doctors are based in urban areas.

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    2015
    GCC portal for common services, link next month
    The Executive Committee for e-Government of GCC will launch a portal for common services of member countries and set up a link to connect them by next month.

    An initial list of services to be included in the portal and latest developments on the link were discussed in a meeting in Doha yesterday, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reports.

    The project aims to exchange information and provide common services, said Hasan Al Shayad, Assistant Secretary-General for e-Government Programme at the Ministry of Information and Technology.

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    2015
    Australian Government Signs 49 Companies to Cloud Services Panel
    The Australian government has announced the first 49 companies as part of its cloud services panel which caters to Australia’s federal agencies. The initial industry group of panelists was recently revealed by finance minister Mathias Cormann, and includes providers of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, and “core specialist services” such as optimization.

    The group includes Australian companies like Digital Pacific and Macquarie Telecom and international firms like IBM Australia and Microsoft. The Australian government announced in late 2014 that it would create the panel to help the government work with service providers as it sets up GovDesk and GovMail services for launch this year or next.

  • Mo
    Feb
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    2015
    Telemedicine For Haiti: The University Of Miami Makes Trauma More Survivable
    Haiti is no stranger to trauma – as we were reminded on Tuesday, when a power-line accident and the ensuing panic killed 16 people during Carnival celebrations in Port-au-Prince.

    We need no reminding that Haiti is still recovering from a 2010 earthquake that killed as many as 300,000 people. During those catastrophic moments five years ago, it was hard to imagine a silver lining. But an important benefit did emerge – one, in fact, that may have saved some lives this week after the Carnival tragedy.

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    2015
    CU: First National Workshop on Computerization and Cybersecurity Underway in Havana
    Discussions of the First National Workshop on Computerization and Cybersecurity, headquartered in Havana, are resumed today at the Research Center of Integrated Technologies (CITI by its Spanish acronym), at Jose Antonio Echeverria Higher Polytechnic Institute.

    Since Wednesday, the event brings to the table discussions on important issues such as the computerization of Cuban society as a guarantee of welfare and sustainable development for the nation.

  • Mo
    Feb
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    2015
    US: SSA websites big winners in user satisfaction survey
    Thirty-one percent of federal government sites provide an excellent government experience for citizens, according to the ForeSee E-Government Satisfaction Index.

    ForeSee, a customer experience analytics provider, gathered 220,000 survey responses across 100 federal government websites, as well as mobile sites and applications. The index, which quarterly measures citizen satisfaction with e-government, is now in its 12th year.

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    GH: Multipurpose e-government data centre to be completed in March 2015
    An e-government data centre with a capacity of 600 racks to store government and private sector data is scheduled for completion in March 2015, according to the Data Protection Commission.

    The multi-million dollar centre, when completed, would integrate the nation’s information system, process, and people with data closely, and improve data exchange and information sharing effectively.

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    2015
    PK: Reforms in civil service vital for good governance: Dr Ishrat
    Our civil service has failed to deliver as many non-deserving civil servants got promotions but on the contrary deserved ones remained marginalized. Dr Ishrat Hussain, Dean and Director, Institute of Business Administration Karachi and former Governor, State Bank of Pakistan delivered a lecture on “How to ensure good governance in Pakistan?” under the distinguished lecture series, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Karachi on Thursday, February 19.

    In his lecture, he emphasized on the e/government system and termed it as a major tool that could help to minimize the menace of corruption. He added that federal government should take care of all higher educational institutions; provincial governments should monitor colleges while district education boards must be set up to ensure quality of education at the primary school level.

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    2015
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: The government is listening to you
    The State government’s initiative ‘AP Speaks’, an innovative idea to connect with people directly, is being endorsed by social networking site Facebook as a demonstration of the value of connectivity. Facebook India has started promoting the first of its kind crowd-sourcing app through a recent video featuring Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. The app allows any smartphone user to posit his or her idea to the State government. More than 2,000 smartphone users have already downloaded the app and the number is increasing by the day.

    “AP Speaks will be a way to listen to you. The Andhra Pradesh government is a listening government. To corroborate this, we have developed a mobile app ‘AP Speaks’ which will enable us to take your ideas, opinions and feedback. This app is available for Android and it will be launched soon for iOS. This will gather instant feedback and ideas from the public on various government initiatives,” the CM said in the video.

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    2015
    BW: Document management firm launched
    Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) chief executive officer, Allan Boshwaen has urged information technology innovators to come up with entrepreniual and innovative ideas.

    Speaking at the launch of D&O Digital proprietary LTD, this week, Boshwaen noted that an innovation had no value until an ambitious entrepreneur builds a business model, which turns it into a product or service that customers would buy.

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    BW: BAC launches ICT skills development centre
    The Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) launched the BAC Industry Skills Centre (BIISC) last week as an industry skills hub for training, planning and implementation of organisation wide ICT projects.

    Speaking during the launch, BAC Executive Director Michael Lesolle said the establishment of the centre was in response to internal and external stakeholder ICT needs as it will enhance relevant skills value of the individuals within the computing, communication, innovation and information services sector.

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    2015
    SG: SingPass beefed up with OneKey token
    New token will secure e-government transactions done by citizens and PRs

    All Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) can soon register for the OneKey calculator-like token to secure their e-government transactions.

    A government bulk tender has been awarded to OneKey's issuer, Assurity Trusted Solutions, as part of a systems upgrade following the discovery of 1,560 breached SingPass accounts last June.

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    IN: Jharkhand: E-governance to play pivotal role in good governance: CM
    Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that information technology (IT) will play an important role in providing good governance to people.

    Government of Jharkhand is serious about introducing E-Governance in every sphere of governance so that fruits of development initiatives reach to the targeted populations.

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    2015
    Is there a need for education about online privacy in NZ?
    Providing better access to knowledge about online behaviour, including an 0800 helpline, are among the recommendations in a report about New Zealanders’ online behaviour.

    Providing better access to knowledge about online behaviour, including an 0800 helpline, are among the recommendations in a report from Victoria University of Wellington about New Zealanders’ online behaviour.

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    2015
    IN: Andhra Pradesh State Enterprise Architecture to have State Data
    Andhra Pradesh Government has been working with software giant Wipro to develop AP State Enterprise Architecture (APSEA) which will create a digital repository of the state's data and work with all departments on the government's vision.

    During a meeting with Wipro executives on Wednesday at the State Secretariat, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu told them about his meeting with Wipro chairman Azim Premji and company's chief strategy officer Rishad Premji at the World Economic Forum at Davos.

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    2015
    Qatar scores high in GCC e-Health readiness, website quality
    Qatar has scored highly on its e-Health readiness and website quality in the first comprehensive analysis of Internet health information in the GCC by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q)

    In eight out of 10 quality categories measured by the authors, Qatari websites scored higher than the GCC average.

    The study ‘Typology and Credibility of GCC Internet Health Websites’ appeared in World Health Organisation (WHO) publication Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal.

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    2015
    We aim to connect every Indian in the next 5-6 years: Ravi Shankar Prasad
    In an interview with Sweta Ranjan, Ravi Shankar Prasad explains that the Digital India initiative will not only connect billions of citizens, but it will also make the country a hub for e-commerce. Excerpts:

    What is ‘Digital India’ and how will it benefit the common man?

    It will make the common man more empowered. It will bridge the gap between digital haves and digital have-nots. We need Digital India more for the poor and under-privileged people. For example, if a rickshaw puller from Bihar comes to Delhi then all his documents like BPL card, birth certificate, caste certificate, land records, etc. will be digitally transferred to Delhi. He will not require another BPL card. In cases where pension is given at a particular time and in cases of old age pension a lot of ‘ghost’ people or middlemen take away the benefits. Under Digital India, all identities along with the Aadhaar card will be attached with proper thumb and digital identity. Therefore, pilferage, ghost withdrawal and misappropriation will end and the real benefit will go to the poor people.

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    2015
    US: Georgia: Telehealth provider replaces cash with MedCoins
    An Atlanta-based telehealth company has introduced a new type of currency to its transactions, with the goal of giving both patients and providers more insight into how much they spend and charge for healthcare.

    The ExamMed platform, currently being used by roughly 250 healthcare providers, uses MedCoins for payment, with each coin worth $5. Co-founders Faraz Zubairi and Jeremy Trabucco say the currency gives providers more insight into what they charge for online and after-hours service also known as concierge care while enabling consumers to more easily separate and classify their healthcare costs.

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    US: Florida: More will visit doctors by teleconference under proposed state law
    Imagine getting out of bed with a fever but you don't want to go to a doctor's office.

    "You pull up your iPad and actually see a doctor in your pajamas from your couch."

    That's a possibility envisioned by state Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Jacksonville, on Tuesday as he urged the Senate Health Policy Committee to approve a bill authorizing practice of telemedicine in the state.

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    US: Is Open Data Running Out of Steam?
    City experts say better community partnerships could reinvigorate "check box" transparency.

    City open data and transparency efforts often miss the mark because municipal leaders fail to connect with community members who could help them make the information richer and more relevant, a panel of CIOs and innovation officers said Thursday, Feb. 12.

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    GCC e-Government Committee to convene in Doha
    The Gulf Cooperation e-Government Executive Committee will convene tomorrow (February18) for its 15th periodic meeting in Doha, Qatar. The delegations will discuss a follow-up of the joint initiatives featuring in the e-Government strategy, the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) that supports the distribution and identification of public encryption keys.

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    AE: MoF signs agreement with Umm Al Quwain e-Government to implement e-Dirham system
    Umm Al Quwain e-Government can now collect service fees provided to the public, develop electronic payment methods

    The Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) on Tuesday signed an agreement for Umm Al Quwain e-Government to implement the e-Dirham system, the ministry said in a statement.

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    AE: MoF and Umm Al Quwain e-Government sign agreement to implement e-Dirham system
    Today, in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Crown Prince of Umm Al Qaiwain and HE Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs; the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), signed an agreement for Umm Al Quwain e-Government to implement the e-Dirham system.

    The signing ceremony, which took place at the Crown Prince’s court in Umm Al Quwain, was signed by HE Younis Haji Al Khoori, Undersecretary of MoF; HE Khalid Sultan Al Shamsi, Director-General of the Department of e-Government in Umm Al Quwain and HE Saif Al Shehhi, Senior Managing Director, UAE Government and VVIP Clients, National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

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    IN: MHA Consultative Committee discussed Electronic Travel Authorization
    The Consultative Committee of Members of Parliament attached to the Ministry of Home Affairs discussed the Visa Enabled by Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) and Immigration, Visa, Foreigners Registration and Tracking (IVFRT) project here today.

    The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh informed the members that the IVFRT is one of the Mission Mode Project (MMP) undertaken by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). Shri Rajnath Singh further informed that the scope of the project covers 178 Indian Missions abroad and 13 Foreigners Regional Registration Offices (FRROs), 674 Foreigners Registration Offices (FROs) and 83 Immigration Check Posts (ICPs) within the country.

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    CA: British Columbia: Vancouver Island: Health records consolidated under electronic system
    Nanaimo will be the first to hook into Island Health’s new, $178-million ‘one person, one record’ medical system, lauded as the first of its kind in the country.

    IHealth, an electronic health record system, has been a decade in the making and will go online for the first time this June, building a central bank of patient information that health-care practitioners can eventually access at any Island Health facility.

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    US: Smartphones: The mHealth device, app platform and communication tool everyone needs
    Sometimes when it comes to technology and all that's happening with mobile tech and mHealth tools, one can get mired down in the muck of hype, hyperbole, snazzy phrases and clichés (don't get me started on my pet peeve with 'at the end of the day' still pitched out by vendors and 'visionaries').

    But every now and then, someone--typically in the frenzy of actually advancing mHealth--says exactly the perfect phrase to define a mobile health strategy in the most concise and clear way.

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    US: Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth Announces Sixth Annual Telemedicine Conference in Savannah
    State and National Experts Gather to Discuss the Latest in Healthcare IT and Telemedicine

    Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT), a charitable nonprofit promoting the establishment of telemedicine programs in communities throughout Georgia, announces it will hold its Sixth Annual Telemedicine Conference March 25-27, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Savannah, Georgia.

    This year’s conference theme, “Telemedicine: It’s Here, It’s Now,” will bring together dynamic speakers to discuss new technology and opportunities within healthcare IT and telemedicine. Those interested in healthcare reform or learning more about telemedicine are invited to attend, including healthcare providers, IT professionals, telecom providers, hospital administrators, school-based health professionals, government policy advisors and medical mission group representatives.

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    Feb
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    2015
    AU: Finance sets up cloud panel
    A whole-of-government panel has been established for the provision of cloud computing services to Australian Government Agencies.

    Assistant Secretary at the Department of Finance, Mundi Tomlinson said the Cloud Services Panel aimed to provide Agencies with scalable and flexible cloud services via industry offerings.

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    2015
    IN: How NOFN can transform the e-Commerce Sector
    National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) will throw umpteen growth opportunities for both government and industry

    The National Optical Fibre Network is an initiative under “Digital India” programme to connect 250,000 gram panchayats by December 2016, through broadband optical fibre network. Once completed, it will facilitate delivery of multiple e-Services including e-commerce, e-education and e-governance.

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    IN: Narendra Modi Cabinet to cut paper trail, go Kindle
    Union Cabinet meetings will soon go paperless. The government is finalising a plan to put all Cabinet notes on Kindle devices, which ministers will use at meetings and return to the Cabinet Secretariat immediately after.

    The government’s technology arm, the National Informatics Centre (NIC), has been instructed to implement this within six months.

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    IN: Tamil Nadu: Glitch-prone tax payment online has citizens fuming
    The Chennai Corporation may be adopting unconventional and offensive methods like making transgenders dance or dumping garbage to shame property tax defaulters but many residents complain civic body's online property tax payment facility is defunct.

    "I have been trying to pay property tax for the past few days. But I was unable complete the transaction because of some technical glitches. The corporation should set their system right before making transgenders dance in front of defaulters" said K Suresh of Ashok Nagar.

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    Government to spend £120m on UK digital economy efforts
    The government will spend £30m a year for the next four years supporting digital businesses and its own digital organisations.

    Innovate UK, the new name for the Technology Strategy Board, revealed in its Digital Economy Strategy 2015 to 2018 report that it will split the money between up-and-coming digital businesses and existing organisations.

    These organisations are the Connected Digital Economy Catapult centre, the Open Data Institute and Tech City UK, which will split £15m between them each year for the next four years.

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    2015
    Australia building single log-in for central, state and local government services
    Significant leap forwards for government as a platform concept.

    Australia’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO) will build a single log-in for government services that will operate across federal, state and local governments.

    The move is important because it bridges the divide between central and local government digital services by creating a common system for citizens anywhere in Australia.

    The current federal myGov system, run by the Department of Human Services, will now be managed by the DTO and made available to local government.

    Speaking in Parliament, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull - who is responsible for the DTO - said that “to bring on board a state government service agency costs only $50,000 [US$39,000] in onboarding costs. We are going to make this available to all local and state government for no charge from the Commonwealth. This is going to revolutionise the way state services are delivered, it’s going to make government more efficient”.

    According to a post on Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s website, the DTO will also work with state and local governments on a “digital mailbox and a digital identity platform.”

    Like others in the region, including Singapore and New Zealand, Australia has established a central digital team with a remit to work across all central government digital services.

    “The DTO has been established so that agencies can adopt a coordinated, whole-of-government approach to service delivery, moving beyond the current model of agencies operating in silos,” according to Turnbull.

    The services built by the DTO will be “reusable and interconnected”, he pledged.

    DTO’s announcements mark a significant step forward for the concept of ‘government as a platform’, an idea coined by Tim O’Reilly and being popularised in the UK. This concept sees all government agencies using the same basic systems based on a framework set by central government.

    Britain’s Government Digital Service - which inspired the launch of the DTO - is looking to expand its mandate to cover local government services. Both the government and opposition parties in the UK have committed to make this happen after the next general election in May.

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  • Fr
    Feb
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    2015
    Visegrad Four to Share E-Government Best Practices with Bulgaria
    Good practices in the implementation of electronic government services will be presented at an expert workshop in Sofia organized by the embassies of the four countries of the Visegrad Group in Sofia on 26 February.

    The event will be held at the embassy of the Slovak Republic which is holding the rotating presidency of the V4 group also comprising the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

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    2015
    BH: Award applicants on the rise
    Participation for this year's eGovernment Excellence Award 2015 has seen a 13 per cent increase compared to last year, it was announced yesterday.

    This was revealed after the award jury committee evaluated 230 participations from the three sectors of the award: 'Government Sector', 'Multi Sectors' (Which includes governmental, private entities, and NGOs) and 'Individuals'.

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    Feb
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    2015
    IN: Agriculture e-governance Scheme launched in Kashmir Division
    In connection with the launching of Agriculture e-governance Scheme in Kashmir Division, a meeting of Divisional Level Agriculture Officers and Chief Agriculture Officers of Department was held here under the chairmanship of Director Agriculture Kashmir, Peerzada Mushtaq Ahmad Shah.

    Addressing the meeting, the Director Agriculture Kashmir highlighted the objective of the scheme and maintained that the scheme is aimed at to improve access of farmers for receiving information and services throughout crop cycle and more effective management of schemes of Agriculture Department besides promoting a common frame-work across districts, State & Centre.

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    2015
    IN: Rail Budget 2015: Railways eyes RFID tags for wagons, coaches and locomotives
    Railways is likely to propose the use of radio-frequency identification tags in its upcoming budget for tracking and tracing of wagons, coaches and locomotives even as the public transporter looks to leverage information technology in a big way to improve services.

    Rail Budget 2015-16 is expected to propose extensive use of IT systems in everything from the management of rolling stock to the development of Apps for passengers and provision for Wi-Fi on rail premises.

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    2015
    DrSocial's Top 5 Challenges of Telemedicine
    With the increasing number of companies integrating telehealth, there are still some ongoing discussions whether it is as effective as a face-to-face interaction.

    Telemedicine is the diagnosis, consultation, monitoring, or transferring of encrypted medical data via telecommunication services and therefore, it is important to set continuing educational standards for physicians who seek to practice it. Before raising all other questions there might be about the use and effectiveness of telehealth, patients first must be confident that it is safe.

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    SA: Fingerprinting gains speed with more centers, mobile e-service
    Riyadh Passport Department deployed Wednesday two mobile units offering e-services at two major locations.

    One was in King Khaled University Hospital at King Saud University’s main campus and the other at King Saud Medical Complex (formerly Al-Shumaisy Hospital) in southeast central part of the capital.

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    SA: Riyadh Municipality upgrades e-services
    The Riyadh Municipality has upgraded its e-services by utilizing its modern infrastructure, including ICT for facilitating access to municipal services.

    It is a strategic move for the current year in coordination with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, an official at the municipality.

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    MY: Easy learning in SMART classroom
    Digital learning has become relevant in today’s education sector, especially when it comes to transforming changes in suburban and rural areas.

    In embracing technology for enhanced learning, SK Ayer Lanas in Jeli, Kelantan has launched the first-of-its-kind Samsung SMART Classroom in Malaysia, in partnership with Samsung Malaysia Electronics (SME) Sdn Bhd.

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    BH: Hi-tech facilitates access to services: Health Minister
    Minister of Health Sadiq Abdul-Karim Al-Shehabi commended the role of the new E-Complaints and Suggestions System (Tawasul) introduced by the e-Government Authority (EGA) in 2014.

    The Minister said that the 24/7 operational system had been introduced as part of the government's plan to develop practical mechanisms in the ministries, harness modern technologies to keep track of citizens' needs and effectively interact with citizens remark, complaints and proposals and to develop the services provided by the ministry in line with the aspirations of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to enhance the livelihood of citizens.

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    IN: Is the proposed Maharashtra Guarantee of Public Services Bill toothless?
    The proposed Maharashtra Guarantee of Public Services Act aims to provide transparency, efficiency and timely public services. It was hoped that the Act would further strengthen the RTI Act. Does the proposed Act, now put up for public consultations, live up to people’s expectations? Excerpts from and interview with RTI activist Vijay Kumbhar, who has studied the issue

    For the start, the Maharashtra Guarantee of Public Services Act (MGPSA) aims to provide to citizens timely and efficient public services in a transparent manner. The MGPS Act is expected to bring in transparency and accountability in government departments and agencies as well as other public authorities. In the backdrop of failure of many public authorities in implementing the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the Prevention of Delay in Discharge of Official Duties Act (PDDODA) and Citizen Charter (CC), there were expectations from the Committee that was set up to formulate the draft of MGPS. Has the committee made the draft bill of MGPS Act comprehensive and effective?

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    IN: Odisha: Pay holding tax online in capital soon
    The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon start receiving holding tax at Jana Seba Kendras, online service platforms which help people pay different user fee.

    This is aimed at expediting revenue collection. Since November, BMC has been collecting holding tax with the help of handheld device, which runs on a global positioning system-enabled software. After introduction of the device, the civic body was able to cut down on paperwork to a great extent.

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    IN: For paperless cabinet meetings, union govt to provide Kindle devices to ministers
    The Narendra Modi government’s plans to go paperless has moved a step further with the government deciding to put all Cabinet notes on Kindle devices.

    The electronic device will be used by ministers in meetings and after that these devices will be returned to the Cabinet Secretariat. National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been instructed to implement the plan within six months.

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    2015
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Do you know how to utilise e-serve centres?
    Despite advances in technology, people still have to make multiple visits to government offices to get crucial documents ranging from income and community certificates to documents for financial assistance

    The government has launched E-Serve Common Service Centres (CSCs) to help the faster distribution of certificates. Here's how to access these services

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    IN: Tamil Nadu: e-governance centre set up
    Transparency in governance and quicker issue of certificates are the key objectives of ‘E Serve’ Common Service Centre, established in Tambaram on Friday.

    The centre will be the medium to deliver over 200 services to residents including paying taxes to local bodies, electricity bills and water and sewer charges. Details on various schemes and benefits including caste, income, no-graduate certificate, marriage finance assistance scheme, girl-child protection scheme and other welfare-related services will be provided instantly through the centre.

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    IN: Free wi-fi up to certain limit: Manish Sisodia
    There’s going to be a twist in the AAP’s poll promise to provide free wi-fi connectivity in the city. Senior party leader Manish Sisodia on Saturday told this newspaper that there will be limit till which the connectivity will be provided free of cost.

    “Certain packages will be available for the usage and it cannot be a free service round the clock in which the people download movies. It will be like the free lifeline supply of water, which the government will provide free to the households. Once the consumption of the household crosses that limit, charges will be imposed and one will have to shell out double the cost. This will prevent the misuse of the service,” Mr Sisodia said.

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    PK: Iqbal proposes five steps, number of proposals for improving civil service reforms
    Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Prof.Ahsan Iqbal has proposed to the government five steps and a number of proposals for implementation to improve civil service structure aimed at better service delivery to the masses and country's economic prosperity.

    In this regard the Minister has given an extensive presentation to the Prime Minister and highlighted the weaknesses of the existing civil service structure, spokesman of the Planning Commission Aamir Zamir told APP.

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    IN: Flipkart to promote rural artisans, SMEs
    Online marketplace Flipkart has signed a memorandum of understanding with Common Service Centers e-Governance Services India (CSC SPV) to help rural artisans and small enterprises, who sell through the CSCs across the country, reach a larger market. As part of the initiative, Flipkart and CSC SPV will also work towards development of ancillary industries like packaging and logistics, besides creating employment avenues in rural areas, the company said on Friday.

    The tie-up will give rural artisans and MSMEs an opportunity to establish their brands nationally and access financial, marketing and supply chain support.

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    BD: Good governance for development
    A dynamic, sustainable, influential and truly representative government can deliver good governance for its citizens. Improving governance in a country is not a matter of choice - it is a necessity for sustainable development. It is the foundation upon which a country's future is built. This is also true for governments, companies, trade unions, and employers' organisations at the same time. Having sound governance indicates that a country has the necessary institutions and tools to ensure credibility, integrity and authority in forming rules, making decisions, and developing programmes and policies suiting to its needs.

    Good governance is about the processes for making and implementing decisions. It's not about making 'correct' decisions, but about the best possible process for making those decisions. Good decision-making processes and, therefore, good governance, share several characteristics. They have a positive effect on various aspects of local government including consultation policies and practices, meeting procedures, service-quality protocols, conduct of councillors and officers, role clarification and good working relationship.

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    IN: Digital Gujarat takes E-Governance to Villages
    India’s first Wi-Fi enabled tribal taluka Khedbrahma, India’s first Wi-Fi enabled urban centre Modasa, India’s first Digital Village Akodara- all these landmarks belong to Gujarat. The visionary leadership of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel has not only brought the state on digital map of India, but also has earned the title of ‘Smart State’ for Gujarat on the strong foundations of e-Governance.

    These path-breaking accomplishments exemplify Gujarat government’s commitment towards achieving inclusive growth through modern technology. What makes the e-Governance story of Gujarat so outstanding is the focused approach by the state government to bridge urban-rural divide through e-connectivity. On Good Governance Day last year, Patel also took the opportunity to announce a number of e-Governance initiatives for the state including Wi-Fi Sachivalaya, state-wide rollout of Wi-Fi, setting up of IT cadre and e-waste management system.

  • Mi
    Feb
    18
    2015
    US: Report: Feds slow to modernize enterprise systems
    Federal agencies are spending billions of dollars a year supporting legacy business systems and efforts to modernize those systems are often incremental and slow-going, according to a new report from Deltek GovWin IQ.

    The report — which analyzed enterprise systems for finance, human resources, administration and asset and materials management for 26 agencies — found spending on enterprise business systems will top $10.6 billion in 2015. Updating and replacing those systems should eventually lead to cost savings and better services but that path holds significant challenges.

  • Di
    Feb
    17
    2015
    PH: DOST launches Mobile Disaster Communications Service in Cebu
    The Department of Science and Technology together with international and local partners launched and formally turned over the Moveable and Deployable ICT Resource Unit (MDRU) to the town of San Remigio, Cebu, one of the municipalities ravaged by Typhoon Yolanda.

    The donation of the MDRU to the Philippines happened through the efforts of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC) and the Central Visayas Information Sharing Network Foundation (CVISNet).

  • Di
    Feb
    17
    2015
    IN: Karnataka: 21 permanent Aadhaar enrolment centres for Dakshina Kannada
    Dakshina Kannada district, which stands in the ninth position as far as Aadhaar enrolment is concerned, would get 21 permanent Aadhaar enrolment centres to speed up the process.

    They would be located in 17 hobli headquarters (Atalji Jana Snehi Kendras) and four Mangaluru One centres, said Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim on Thursday.

  • Di
    Feb
    17
    2015
    IN: Karnataka: DK to get 21 permanent Aadhaar enrolment centres
    Deputy Commissioner A B Ibrahim said permanent Aadhaar enrolment centres will be opened in the district in 17 nadakacheris and four Mangaluru one centres.

    The centre for e-governance has developed a platform known as Karnataka Resident Data Hub (KRDH) and permanent Aadhaar enrolment centres will be opened at all Nadakacheris and Atalji Janasnehi centres, he said.

  • Mo
    Feb
    16
    2015
    NG: Attracting Investment Through Improved E-Business Registration
    The compelling statistics that over 100 million Nigerians have access to voice services and 63 million are engaged with the internet on a regular basis, is a pointer to the fact that any government that is desirous of delivering quality services to its citizens cannot afford to ignore the open window of information communication technology (ICT) to achieve same.

    In a society where policy makers always claim that they are doing all they could to put corruption and sundry sharp practices at bay, it has become imperative for the government to convince the whole world that it is matching action with words and not merely playing to the gallery on issue of corruption.

  • Mo
    Feb
    16
    2015
    Samsung hands over digital village in Gabon
    Samsung Electronics Africa has officially handed over its revolutionary ‘Digital Village’ to the Gabonese government during a ceremony in Libreville, Gabon.

    The Samsung Digital Village, a cluster of connected health, education and administration facilities, fast-tracks the digital development of underserved communities.

    The Gabonese government, currently seeking to harness ICTs for socio-economic development across the country, has shown keen interest in the installation. Government officials have reviewed progress during the development of the Digital Village, and numerous dignitaries attended the official launch. Other stakeholders, including Airtel and Gabon Telecom, were engaged in providing connectivity for the Digital Village.

  • Mo
    Feb
    16
    2015
    US: Pennsylvania: Telehealth makes healthcare more convenient
    You wake up with a hacking cough and slight fever. After calling off work, all you feel like doing is curling up under a blanket with a cup of hot tea. The last thing you want to do is get in your car, drive to your doctor’s office and sit in that waiting room with other coughing and sneezing sick people.

    Well, you may not have to. Doing an “e-visit” might be the virtual “apple” (or mobile app) that keeps the doctor away. It’s one example of the increasing use of telehealth, or virtual healthcare, by area medical institutions.

  • Mo
    Feb
    16
    2015
    A digital master plan for India 2020
    Combination of democratization of technology and blossoming technology-based entrepreneurship is the wave that we have to ride to usher in our digital future

    To be meaningful to our large population, a digital transformation in India has to be about addressing the unmet demand for basic goods and services. Such a revolution must deal with and indeed target, the high level of inefficiencies that abound in most segments of the economy. Sector-wise, healthcare, financial services, energy, education and skill-building, agriculture and food, and infrastructure are all examples of the vast opportunities that exist and are waiting to be tapped into. Doctors per capita in India are much lower than in say China or Brazil; approximately 120 million rural households do not have access to bank accounts; 300 million people do not have access to electricity; 500 million are without secondary education; millions of tonnes of foodgrains lost every year because of inadequate warehousing facilities and supply chain inefficiencies; not to mention the traffic snarls that choke most of our cities. These are big problems, even for a large democracy of our size and diversity, and unlikely to go away very soon. Yet, these are the very gaps that represent opportunities of incalculable magnitude for ICT (Information and Communications Technology) to focus on, and in the process help create the new India that the term “Digital India” has come to represent.

  • Mo
    Feb
    16
    2015
    OM: Sultanate gets 2 awards at e-government event
    The Sultanate won two awards in the best e-government mobile service category during its participation in the third e-Government Summit held in Dubai attended by more than 3,000 participants from 87 countries.

    Information Technology Authority (ITA ) received the best e-government mobile services on the Arab level in social affairs category for the donation portal for charitable organisation applications. The Public Authority for Consumer Protection received the best e-government mobile service on the Arab level in economy and trade category for the smart phone guide application.

  • Mo
    Feb
    16
    2015
    IN: Kerala: Tirur to be free WiFi zone soon
    After Malappuram, Tirur municipality in the district is planning to cover the town with free WiFi connectivity.

    The municipality has already started campaign for e-governance literacy and it is going to be declared as the first total e-governance literate municipality in the country soon. WiFi facilities will help achieve the desired results of e-governance literacy projects.

  • Mo
    Feb
    16
    2015
    IN: Silent e-revolution sweeps across rural Uttar Pradesh
    A silent e-revolution is sweeping across UP's hinterland. Riding high on the e-wave, rural UP in particular has performed exceedingly well in switching over to the government's online services, despite facing an acute crisis of power and trained manpower.

    As per date accessed by TOI the number of persons getting computerized document like birth and death certificates is much higher in rural areas as compared to urban UP. While in some rural pockets, the percentage of such people is 100%, it is much less in towns and cities like Lukcnow and Kanpur.

  • Mo
    Feb
    16
    2015
    IN: Karnataka govt providing tabs with agri. software for updates on crops
    Karnataka government is now providing e-kisaan tablets to farmers in districts of Bijapura and Bagalkote, which are having Internet connectivity, to get an update on crops. This information was given by Karnataka minister for planning & statistics, IT, BT, science and technology S R Patil while addressing the recently-held Bangalore India Bio 2015, which focussed on bio-agriculture.

    A software on agriculture will be operational on these tablets providing information on farm management and yield data and field mapping. It will also provide information on monsoons and seed sowing.

  • So
    Feb
    15
    2015
    Is Bharat ready for a Digital India?
    More than 250,000 gram panchayats are yet to be linked via broadband

    The Digital India vision is disruptive thinking at a macro level that has the potential to change the living conditions of 1.2 billion people, and bridge the gap between Bharat and India. A tad ambitious but within reach, if the execution is as strong as the resolve.

    To start with, the digital infrastructure of the country is at a stage where the pillars are yet being built. Broadband highways, universal mobile coverage, public internet access and electronic manufacturing are the requisite pillars. There are specific and time-bound goals to be achieved. More than 250,000 gram panchayats are yet to be connected through broadband, 42,300 mobile-uncovered villages to be brought under the radar, most 150,000 post offices and a similar number of common service centres are yet to have broadband internet access.

  • So
    Feb
    15
    2015
    Facebook to tie-up with state govts for digital push in India
    The social network giant Facebook has roped in RCom (Reliance Communications) to offer some free services in India through its Internet.org app. Now it plans to tie up with more Indian telecom operators and state governments to extend this service to a larger audience.

    The company desire to partner with more state governments besides Andhra Pradesh to offer basic e-governance and m-governance services.

  • So
    Feb
    15
    2015
    IN: Kerala: Training in e-Jalakam to be extended to schools
    The district panchayat, in association with IT@School, proposes to embark on an e-literacy project during the 2015-16 plan period.

    As part of the project, IT@School project proposes to extend e-jalakam, a handbook on availing of e-governance services, to schools falling under the jurisdiction of the district panchayat.

    Currently, the handbook is made available to students and their mothers in 80-odd schools within the Kochi Corporation limits.

  • So
    Feb
    15
    2015
    US: Georgia: With telehealth, doctors can see Colquitt County students while they're still in school
    Four organizations have partnered to improve access to medical care for school children in Colquitt County.

    Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation, the Colquitt County Board of Education, the Colquitt County Health Department and the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth are working together to establish the Packer Health Clinic, a school based telehealth clinic that will be located at Stringfellow Elementary, Okapilco Elementary and C.A. Gray Jr. High.

  • So
    Feb
    15
    2015
    PK: Govt likely to extend biometric SIMs verification deadline date
    The government is likely to extend the date of biometric mobile SIM verification as only 31 million SIMs were verified out of 103 million cell-phone users in the country during the first 29 days since the biometric verification started.

    The government, after the Peshawar tragic incident, has decided under the National Action Plan to verify all the cellular users in the country through biometric verification.

  • So
    Feb
    15
    2015
    PH: Poll body launches e-listing of voters
    The Commission on Elections has launched its electronic registration for the May 2016 national elections.

    Lawyer John Paul Martin, city election officer, said the departure from the old manual process would decongest the Comelec offices of voters having their biometrics taken along with first-time registrants.

    “The poll body is trying to avoid overcrowding during the deadline of registration this October,” he said.

  • So
    Feb
    15
    2015
    US: North Carolina: Smart Cities Start with Behavior Change
    In Charlotte, N.C., providing people with data is leading to real transformation.

    The city of Charlotte, N.C., has, of late, been billing itself as possessing the most sustainable urban core in the nation. This claim isn’t being made lightly -- and the city has vast amounts of data to back it up, thanks to an initiative called Envision Charlotte.

  • So
    Feb
    15
    2015
    GB: Why hybrid cloud is a perfect fit for the public sector
    Traditional business applications have often been very complicated and expensive to install configure and maintain. SystemsUp are of the opinion that cloud services is a paradigm shift in the provision of IT services. If businesses want to provision a load balancer, a firewall, a few machines, in old money you are talking weeks, if not months and tens of thousands of pounds. You will probably then need a whole team of experts to install, configure, test, run, secure and update them. Now with cloud your entire enterprise is a few mouse clicks and a couple of pounds away from deploying such infrastructure or software as a service.

    We know about consumption costs, yes they can cost you a fair bit - but only if you let them. Your solution and services should be designed to minimise costs, otherwise what is the point?

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    Indian city of Chennai to move 54 transactions online
    Announcement follows change in leadership of e-government agenda.

    Residents of Chennai may no longer have to queue at government offices to get a document or pay a fee. The city announced plans to move 54 services online.

    Eventually, people will be able to make all payments online and all social welfare schemes will be offered digitally, the Chennai Corporation said.

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    AU: 2015 Excellence in eGovernment and ICT awards
    The 2015 Excellence in eGovernment Awards, ICT Professional of the Year Award, and the ICT Young Professional of the Year Award are now open for online nomination.

    Administered by the Australian Department of Finance, the suite of awards recognises and promotes excellence, innovation, and professionalism in the use of ICT. The Australian Government introduced the ICT Awards Program in 2006 to recognise the most outstanding initiatives in eGovernment and to promote excellence in the use of ICT across all Australian Government agencies (Federal, State & Territory, and Local).

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    US: Can Open Government Be Too Open?
    A new rash of public records requests in Washington state have the public and members of the open data movement divided on just how open government should be.

    The mass records requester from Washington state has struck again.

    Computer programmer Tim Clemans is making new headlines in the state after asking every state agency to publicly release all emails that don’t require redaction. Clemans first gained attention in November when he anonymously made mass video requests of most police and sheriffs' departments in the state, causing agencies and regulators to rethink the state’s aggressive transparency rules. Now, he’s once again pushing government on the bounds of transparency -- and he's getting the same cold reception as he did before.

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    IN: Gujarat: GIFT City completes phase-1 of online development approval system
    Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), on Tuesday announced completion of the first phase of Online Development Approval System (ODAS) under the authority GIFT Urban Development Authority (GIFT UDA).

    ODAS as a part of e-governance is an e-platform through which the entire process from submission of complete building development plan to its approval, is possible to complete online within 15 days.

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    IN: Smart Cities are more for the poor, says Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu
    Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has asserted that ‘Smart Cities to be built seek to ensure socio-economic inclusivity besides promoting employment generation through increased economic opportunity by enhancing the ease of doing business and as such would benefit the poor the most’. He elaborated on the objectives of, challenges and opportunities in building smart cities at a Conference on ‘100 Smart Cities: Need for Innovative and Integrated Approach’ organized by the Indian Chambers of Commerce here today.

    Shri Venkaiah Naidu further said that currently, the poor and the less endowed are deprived of equal right and access to public urban spaces whether it is roads, transport systems, water, power etc., and this need to be changed radically. He also said that poor are the losers on account of weak urban planning and governance structures and smart cities seek to address these deficiencies.

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    IN: RoadMin to enhance scope of e-governance to entire system
    Aimed at ensuring transparency and better administration, the Union road transport and highways ministry today said it aims to bring the entire system fall under the scope of e-governance module.

    Launching a web-based application to make payment process for works related to National Highways more transparent, road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said he plans to make every system of the ministry online. "We will make all system online to ensure transparency and to faster governance. People have to come to office even for small work. We want to stop that and ensure they can do it from their homes only," Gadkari said.

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: e-Governance solutions soon for urban local bodies
    Project aims at helping them in effective functioning

    The government will leverage Information Technology for effective management of resources and functions of urban local bodies across the State.

    As part of the efforts, the government is actively considering adopting a comprehensive ERP solution offered by Bangalore-based eGovernments Foundation through the Swiss Challenge mode. A high-level committee has been constituted to examine the project – eMunicipal ERP product for implementation of the ERP solution across the cities and municipal corporations.

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    IN: Naidu seeks private participation in Smart City project
    Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today sought private participation in the ambitious Smart City project as it requires massive resources.

    Building Smart City is a challenge for the states, urban local bodies and corporates but it is also a great opportunity as well, he said at the conference on Smart City organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce here.

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    AU: Telehealth study finds city specialists often too busy to consult regional patients remotely
    Getting sick in the country no longer has to mean long trips to faraway specialists.

    But while telemedicine is opening up health care to regional Australia, there are still some major teething problems.

    A Skype session with a specialist in your GP's surgery, emailed scans and blood tests and phone consults, are just a sample of the range of telemedicine used today.

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    SG: NCS launches test bed for smart-city innovations
    Lab will offer space for public agencies, commercial enterprises to create and test innovations in education, healthcare, transport, public safety

    A laboratory to serve as a test bed for smart-city innovations was launched yesterday along with the signing of several agreements between Singtel subsidiary NCS and A*STAR, the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) as well as Cisco, as the technology industry readies itself to drive Singapore’s efforts to become a Smart Nation.

  • Sa
    Feb
    14
    2015
    US: Alabama: CED to offer telemedicine
    CED Mental Health Center this month using will begin using telemedicine to help improve psychiatry services to its clients in DeKalb, Cherokee and Etowah counties.

    Telemedicine is a two-way, real time interaction between physician and patient. It uses audio and video communication to transmit images from patient to doctor.

  • Fr
    Feb
    13
    2015
    US: Chief Innovation Officers: Do They Deliver?
    States and cities are bringing in chief innovation officers to shake up hidebound bureaucracies and devise new strategies for solving pressing problems.

    When then-Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was wooing former tech entrepreneur Bryan Sivak to become his state’s new ideas guy, he asked what title Sivak thought he should have.

  • Fr
    Feb
    13
    2015
    Estonia shares vision for digital nation of the future
    Taavi Kotka, Estonia's Government CIO, outlines how the Baltic republic has embraced mobile and digital services to develop a new form of citizenship Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 9, 2015

    The innovative approach to government and citizenship developed in the Baltic nation of Estonia was the subject of discussion during an informative talk by Taavi Kotka, Government CIO, Deputy Secretary General of ICT at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications for Estonia, on the first day of The Government Summit.

  • Fr
    Feb
    13
    2015
    New Zealand overhauling brand new e-government web site
    Portal revamping to look more official.

    New Zealand is revamping its recently launched e-government web site, nz.govt, after users suggested that it did not look visually appealing or like an official government portal.

    The website was launched last July, and the redesign has been led by Massey University’s Open Lab. The team have blogged about the redesign, writing that the current site received feedback that “it didn’t look like a government site, so people were not convinced that it was legitimate; it was visually unappealing; it lacked a distinctly ‘New Zealand’ feel”.

  • Fr
    Feb
    13
    2015
    IN: Road Ministry to expand scope of e-governance to entire system
    Ministry launches web-based app to make payment process for works related to National Highways more transparent

    Aimed at ensuring transparency and better administration, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry today said it aims to bring the entire system fall under the scope of e-governance module.

    Launching a web-based application to make payment process for works related to National Highways more transparent, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said he plans to make every system of the ministry online.

  • Fr
    Feb
    13
    2015
    IN: West Bengal: Empowering girl students from poor families via online scholarship
    The digitally-run scholarship Kanyashree Prakalpa has given hope to over 2.4 million girls in the 13-25 age group

    Sonia Parveen had just stepped into her teens. She had big dreams—complete school, train and get a job as a nurse or a police officer. All of a sudden she got a marriage proposal from a slightly elderly man, but well-settled in life.

    For a family of eight completely dependent on the income of Sonia’s father, an autorickshaw driver, nothing could have been better news. But Sonia resisted.

  • Fr
    Feb
    13
    2015
    IN: European firms boost ops as government pushes for smart cities
    Firms such as Schneider Electric, Alstom, ABB and ThyssenKrupp are reinforcing their Indian operations

    European companies such as Schneider Electric SE, Alstom SA, ABB Ltd and ThyssenKrupp AG are reinforcing their Indian operations and creating separate business units to tap opportunities thrown up by the government’s plan to build 100 smart cities.

    At the India unit of Swiss engineering group ABB, the focus is on targeting segments such as power (network management, renewable integration), infrastructure (management of water and gas networks, waste management), building automation and mobility.

  • Do
    Feb
    12
    2015
    Deputy Premier to patronise Bahrain International e-Government Forum
    Under the patronage of Deputy Premier and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, the Bahrain International e-Government Forum will be held on March 15-19, 2015.

    The forum, organised by the e-Government Authority in partnership and cooperation with the Bahrain Society of Engineers, the Project Management Institute – Arabian Gulf Chapter, Bahrain Branch and Youth Tech, will be held at the Isa Cultural Centre and the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC).

  • Do
    Feb
    12
    2015
    NG: With New Portal, CAC Eases Process of Company Registration
    The commissioning of the much-awaited company registration portal of the Corporate Affairs Commission, last week, will not only bring about improvement in ease of doing business in Nigeria but will also raise the revenue profile of the federal government, writes Festus Akanbi

    For an administration trying to stage a comeback this week’s presidential election, any promises made and kept before election day will definitely not go uncelebrated. It is therefore not out of place for officials of government and other stakeholders to have focused on the launch of the company registration portal by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) for most part of last week.

  • Do
    Feb
    12
    2015
    TT: Beyond the digital divide
    Developing local capacity to deliver local content

    By 2016, one per cent of the world’s population will own more than half of its wealth. The staggering projection, from a recent study by anti-poverty group Oxfam, made headlines just as the World Economic Forum (WEF) was getting started in Davos last month.

    One concern for secretary general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) Professor Tim Unwin, who was at the WEF, is that the rapid spread of information and communications technologies is not helping to reduce that growing gap between poor and rich.

  • Do
    Feb
    12
    2015
    Bahrain eGovt forum set for next month
    The eighth Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2015 will be held next month at the Isa Cultural Centre and Bahrain International Circuit, a report said.

    It will be held from March 15 to 19, under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister and Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.

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