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  • AI-powered traffic management is slashing Asia’s congestion problem

    • Asian cities are among the most congested, accident-prone in the world
    • AI-driven intelligent traffic management systems could significantly improve not just traffic conditions, but bring ecological and business benefits as well

    Cities across Asia are growing exponentially, and there seems to be no end in sight to the rapid urbanization that is driving city populations up around the world’s largest continent.

  • Has Asia bought into the concept of smart cities?

    When you think of smart cities, images of Singapore, China, and Japan usually pop into your head, irrespective of which part of the world you live in.

    It’s because of all the news about how cities in these Asian countries are accelerating projects in this avenue, leveraging technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and 5G networks.

  • Singapore is top Asian city in Smart City Index, ranks seventh worldwide

    Singapore is the smartest Asian city and the seventh smartest in the world, according to the 2023 Smart City Index.

    Published by Swiss business school Institute for Management Development (IMD) on Tuesday, the index ranks 141 cities by how they use technology to address the challenges they face to achieve a higher quality of life.

  • Why facial recognition is becoming de facto among Asia’s banks

    Like it or not, facial recognition is becoming hard to avoid.

    Applications of the biometric tech were already is wide use before the coronavirus pandemic, ranging from contact-free payment methods to performing quick, verifiable id checks at entrance and exit points. With COVID-19 requiring extra precautionary measures to be taken when outdoors, however, many countries in Asia began exhibiting usage of biometric machines that scanned for temperature changes, and could even detect if faces were wearing masks.

  • 'Asian e-govt is thriving' - says author of latest research

    Darrell West, Director of the Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University, says that Asia has made rapid progress in the field of e-government over the last four years - but that there are still lessons to be learned from North America.
  • APEC & E-Government: no action, talk only?

    The news is... there is no news: APEC officials have agreed to keep talking about the need to increase citizen access to government.

    Two is company, but 21 is definitely a crowd. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is the region's largest multilateral grouping and (one hopes) an excellent forum for trade-related issues. But as the largely inconsequential outcome of last year's 2nd Apec High-Level Symposium on e-Government shows, e-government and regional declarations of intent make for uneasy bedfellows.

  • ASEAN Ministers emphasise cooperation in ICT initiatives

    Recognising the importance of technology in improving efficiency and transparency in public service delivery, countries across southeast Asia have been undertaking e-government initiatives at various stages. To better support these ICT initiatives, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) promote regional cooperation through the ASEAN ICT Masterplan.

    Speaking to FutureGov, Singapore’s Minister for Communications and Information, Yaacob Ibrahim, shared, “Application of ICT in public sector is one of the key initiatives of the ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2015. But recognising that different states have different levels of development, ASEAN has left the implementation of these initiatives to the various states.”

  • Asia among world's highest broadband penetration

    South Korea and Hong Kong are two of the top three markets in the world with the highest household broadband penetration.

    Korea topped the Gartner study with 93 percent penetration in 2007, with this figure expected to hit 97 percent in 2012.

  • Asia continues to perform strongly in WEF ICT rankings

    Sweden is placed first in the world in the “Networked Readiness Index” ranking, according to the newly released 11th edition of “The Global Information Technology Report”, entitled “Living in a HyperconnectedWorld”. Singapore follows closely by taking the second place.

    Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and New Zealand are placed 11th to 14th in the overall rankings.

    One of the key pillars of the Index is ‘government usage’, where Asian countries have performed especially strongly. Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Bahrain and US took the first five places, and Malaysia was ranked the 6th.

  • Asia gears up towards a smarter, inclusive digital future

    With information and communication technologies (ICT) gaining wide acceptance as enabler of economic prosperity and sustainable development, key regional and global players in the industry will consider Monday in the Thai capital Bangkok a bouquet of projects that would improve the quality of life in the Asia-Pacific region.

    In back-to-back summits over five days, they will seek ways and means of mobilising human, technical and financial resources needed to deploy ICT to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empowerment of women, reduce child mortality, combat malaria, HIV/AIDS and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, public safety, and development of global partnerships for sustainable development.

  • Asia Pacific Region: Open source innovation in the public sector

    With digitalization, open source technology is gaining momentum and governments are increasingly embracing open source solutions. In open government initiatives, open source has led to greater citizen participation and contribution. eGov Innovation speaks to Damien Wong, Vice President & General Manager ASEAN, Red Hat, on how government agencies can tap on open source to foster innovation, accelerate digital transformation and benefit citizens.

  • Asia set to emerge as ‘epicentre’ for AI growth

    Governments emerging as AI innovation drivers or leaders

    Supportive government framework and policies are expected to enable Asia Pacific to emerge as the global epicentre for the growth of artificial intelligence (AI).

    Several countries across the region are focusing on leveraging AI, enhancing productivity and competitiveness. Though the key objectives of different government entities may vary from each other, all of them want to leverage their strengths to emerge either as AI innovation drivers or leaders.

  • Asia Shows Up U.S. In E-Gov Study

    While progress in e-government remains steady in the United States, countries in Asia have climbed the ranks to dominate the global top five.

    For the fifth year in a row, researchers at Brown University evaluated 198 nations around the world to assess progress in digital-government initiatives. While the top three countries are the same as last year--Taiwan, Singapore and the United States, in that order--the ones on their tail changed a bit. Hong Kong climbed to fourth place from eleventh last year, and China overtook Canada to finish in the top five. The study also showed that 19 percent of government agencies around the world are offering online services, compared to 21 percent in 2004.

  • Asia speeds up e-government efforts

    As more and more markets across Asia get wired up, governments in the region are implementing or enhancing e-government programs to better serve a growing digital public.

    Globally, there has been greater emphasis on developing e-government initiatives as administrations look to boost their competitiveness, transparency and efficiency, noted David Siah, senior director at CrimsonLogic's e-government business division.

    At the same time, there is also rising expectation from citizens for government agencies to modernize government-to-citizen services as well as improve and make e-citizen services more accessible, Siah said in an e-mail.

  • Asia-Pacific e-governments ''on right track'', says IDC

    E-governments in the Asia-Pacific are delivering only a fraction of their promises, although some of them are reaching the critical masses.

    According to Dane Anderson, vice-president, Consulting & Vertical Markets, IDC Asia Pacific, 33% of urban Internet users in the region access government information when they log onto the Internet.

  • Asia-Pacific:Linux to the fore as more govts push for open-source technologies

    The open source movement has been steadily gaining ground over the past years. And it's not just enterprises that are showing interest in open-source technologies such as Linux.

    Recent years have seen governments in the Asia-Pacific actively encouraging the adoption of open systems as an alternative or complementary operating system environment for e-government initiatives, said Mr Rick Sewell, business manager (Linux, Enterprise Storage and Servers) at HP Asia-Pacific and Japan, adding that the growth opportunities for Linux in the region are massive.

  • Asia: Busting Corruption

    IT is helping Asian governments win the war on corruption, but it will prove only as effective as the hands that wield it.

    It is one of the rare issues uniting politicians, the private sector and organisations with a cause. All are unanimous in their agreement that corruption exacerbates poverty, stifles investment and prevents many economies from reaching their potential, and that unfortunately it is a problem rooted more deeply in Asia than other parts of the world. Despite the graft-busting efforts of their governments, nations such as the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam continue to appear in the lower tiers of Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index. Cleaning up the continent seems destined to remain an uphill trek.

  • Asia: e-Government projects attract foreign investment

    As a by-product of their attempts to streamline operations and citizen services, governments are helping to attract more foreign investment, according to independent researchers, IDC. In a recent IDC e-Government study, Asia/Pacific e-Government IT Spending, 2002-2007, the region's 2002 spend on the technology reached US$880.1 million, and is forecast to reach US$1,477.6 million in 2007, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9%.
  • Asia: Ending the tyranny of distance

    In remote areas such as Qinghai Province in China or the northern reaches of Thailand, videoconferencing is proving to be the most effective way yet of connecting disparate communities in far flung places.

    Qinghai is the largest province in China, stretching across the northeastern Tibetan Plateau over an area of 721,000 km2 - 7.5 per cent of the country. But Qinghai has one of the country’s smallest populations; 5.2 million people are scattered in pockets of the vast expanse of mountains, deserts and grasslands.

  • Asia: Government: Paying for people power

    For governments across Asia, the need to provide fast and seamless electronic services has made IT a top priority. And they're spending accordingly.

    Governments across the region seem poised to remain big IT spenders. They're determined to put on a friendlier face by expanding their technology investments to offer new and more efficient services to their citizens, but never at the expense of security.

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