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  • Sat
    Sep
    22
    2018
    MY: Penang mulling portfolio for digital transformation

    The state government is considering establishing a new portfolio in its state executive councillor line-up to handle digital transformation.

    Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said this would enable the state government to overcome digital-linked challenges while serving as an infrastructure platform.

  • Sat
    Sep
    22
    2018
    GCC: Three essentials for digital customer experience success

    A new generation of connected smart services redefine the way organisations in the Middle East approach customer experience management

    There is a clear recognition among public and private sector leaders that giving customers a better, more relevant experience through technology differentiates them from their competitors.

  • Sat
    Sep
    22
    2018
    IN: Kerala: Kochi: The wait for digitised services to continue

    Kochi Corporation’s long-pending ambitious plan to digitalise its services offered to the public is likely to get delayed.

    Kochi Corporation’s long-pending ambitious plan to digitalise its services offered to the public is likely to get delayed. The deadline for the e-governance project was scheduled this month end. The multi-crore project was announced in early 2000 and have been gone through numerous revisions so far. The past one-and-a-half decades witnessed the civic authorities bring in two agencies, Information Kerala Mission (IKM) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), for the project.

  • Sat
    Sep
    22
    2018
    IN: Delhi: You can now file e-FIR at NDMC kiosk

    New Delhi Municipal Council on Friday launched its first police assistance kiosk, under the smart city project, near AIIMS. People can file e-FIRs at these kiosks, even without the help of police personnel. These hi-tech kiosks would remain open to the public 24x7 and it would be manned by a dedicated lady police officer, along with other supporting staff.

    NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar said the idea behind the the kiosk was to provide police-related services at a single point, saving vital time of the public.

  • Fri
    Sep
    21
    2018
    US: Phillips County, Colorado, Launches Online Building Permits & Applications

    Citizens save time by completing forms and submitting payments online

    Citizens of Phillips County, Colorado, can now submit building permits and applications as well as payments through the county’s website, https://nws.colorado.egov.com/forms/phillips/phillipscobuildingpermit. This online convenience eliminates the need to make a trip to the county’s office, reduces printing costs for citizens and the county, and shortens the time needed during the critical review process.

  • Fri
    Sep
    21
    2018
    QA: Workers can complete RP process in home countries: MoI

    The Visa Support Services Department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI), in collaboration with the Ministry of Administration Development, Labour and Social Affairs, has held a seminar to explain the details of an initiative that allows expatriate workers to complete Qatar residency permit (RP) procedures in their home countries.

    The project covers procedures such as fingerprinting and biometric data processing, medical examination and the signing of work contracts for expatriates abroad, the MoI said on Twitter on Thursday.

  • Fri
    Sep
    21
    2018
    VN: Government Office, JICA cooperate in building e-Government

    The Vietnamese Government Office and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on September 14 signed a Record of Discussion for Project to Build Professional and Efficient State Operation for Improvement of Business Environment.

    Under the document, training courses in Vietnam and Japan will be given to officials of the Government Office and relevant ministries and agencies while conferences and talks will be held in Vietnam, with focus on developing e-Government and bettering business climate.

  • Fri
    Sep
    21
    2018
    Vietnam highly appreciates Estonia’s experience in e-government building

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has hailed Estonia’s experience in e-government building as a good lesson for Vietnam, while expressing his wish to cooperate with the European country in the field.

    Addressing a reception for visiting Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser in Hanoi on September 14, PM Phuc highly appreciated Estonia’s e-government model, stating that Vietnam welcomes Estonian experts who could support the process of building its own e-government.

  • Fri
    Sep
    21
    2018
    What’s lined-up for Kuwait’s Smart City transformation?

    South Saad Al Abdullah city in Kuwait is billed as the Middle East’s first development to be both green and ‘smart’.

    Construction work on the site, which will cover 64 square-kilometres and cost an estimated US$4 billion, is expected to start late next year.

    The smart city is part of the country’s 30-year vision to transform itself into a hub for trade, finance and tourism - cutting its dependency on oil revenues.

  • Fri
    Sep
    21
    2018
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: AMC seeks NOCs to restart works under Agra smart city project

    Several important works under the Agra smart city project have been stalled due to objections raised by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) and forest department. Officials said that Agra Smart City Private Limited, the special purpose vehicle (SPV) which was constituted to plan, apprise, approve, release funds and evaluate development works, didn’t take permission from government agencies before starting work in protected areas.

    The Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC), which is the nodal agency for implementing the smart city project, has now applied for no-objection certificates (NOC) for construction of a duct, repairing of drainage system, illumination in Taj vicinity and street vending zone plan.

  • Thu
    Sep
    20
    2018
    VG: Town & Country Planning to become more digital

    Chief Planner for the Town and Country Planning Department, Mr Gregory Adams has shared that his department will become more digital to create a more vibrant and sustainable economy for the BVI.

    Mr Adam’s comments were made on the third episode of a special ‘SnapComms’ series which focuses on transformation initiatives across ministries in the Government of the Virgin Islands.

  • Thu
    Sep
    20
    2018
    NP: Well connected

    An advanced digital network and sustainable transport will change the society for the better

    The second people’s movement of the 1990s brought an end to the Panchayat System paving the way for the multiparty democracy in Nepal. Around the same time, Estonia, a tiny country in Europe, gained independence from the mighty Soviet Union. In less than three decades after independence, Estonia has successfully established itself as one of the most advanced digital democracies in the world. It has built a digital society through an e-governnace system that provides public services online. Nepal, on the other hand, still remains one of the least developed countries in the world where digitisation has not yet taken pace. Now, the highly digitised Baltic democracy is making all public transportation in the country free. One should always get inspired by good examples and to that end, Nepal too could adopt the development model followed by Estonia.

  • Wed
    Sep
    19
    2018
    Digital government isn't working in the developing world: Here's why

    The digital transformation of society has brought many immediate benefits: it's created new jobs and services, boosted efficiency and promoted innovation. But when it comes to improving the way we govern, the story is not that simple.

    It seems reasonable to imagine introducing digital information and communication technologies into public sector organisations – known as "digital government" or "e-government" – would have a beneficial impact on the way public services are delivered. For instance, by enabling people to claim rebates for medical bills via a government website.

  • Wed
    Sep
    19
    2018
    From Smart Technologies To Smart Cities

    It’s no secret that we are about to enter a phase where living smart is the baseline, and everything else just falls in the jigsaw to complement that lifestyle. Our world is shaped by how people and machines work together sand technology is there to support this process. It helps to create better cities for all, and we have the power to make it happen, a future where people are empowered by technology to lead meaningful and fulfilled lives in smart cities.

  • Tue
    Sep
    18
    2018
    EE: Kaljulaid on e-residency: Cooperation with private sector important

    President Kersti Kaljulaid on Tuesday said that e-residency must take into consideration a wider societal benefit, adding that cooperation between the public and private sectors has a vital role to play in the e-residency project.

    "We must clarify whether e-residents are a community of our friends, a platform of e-services for the entrepreneurs of the world or some third or fourth thing," Kaljulaid said in a press release. "We must also jointly reach an understanding regarding how both an entrepreneur in Võru and an accountant in Saaremaa could benefit from the programme."

  • Tue
    Sep
    18
    2018
    Estonia's Cybernetica to develop data exchange system for Greenland

    Estonian company Cybernetica is developing a data exchange layer for Greenland similar to the X-Road solution being used in Estonia. Greenland's system, however, will be called Pitu.

    A Pitu conference dedicated to e-government solutions and the implementation of the X-Road data exchange layer was held in Greenland last week, sponsored by the Estonian Embassy in Copenhagen and the Greenlandic Agency for Digitisation.

  • Tue
    Sep
    18
    2018
    Ghana is connected and open for business

    Kathy Gibson is at ITU Telecom World in Durban – Ghana is open for business, and is creating an enabling digital environment to make this a reality. In fact, connectivity should be considered a civic right, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, minister of communications in Ghana.

  • Tue
    Sep
    18
    2018
    How smart cities can underpin our drive to a sustainable world

    Smart cities have the potential to help countries meet global sustainability goals but to do so they must be built on trust.

    Sustainability is a powerful force for positive change in our world; one that is driving transformation, innovation and improvement across all aspects of society. No longer limited to conserving natural resources, sustainability now encompasses a range of challenges including urban growth, transportation, carbon footprint and even work-life balance. As the world’s population is expected to increase by an estimated 33% before 2050, and with nearly 70% of those people living in urban environments, sustainability has become a focal point for forward-thinking cities. Making city life work sustainably for all is a growing concern but one which is not insurmountable.

  • Tue
    Sep
    18
    2018
    Australia ranked in global top 10 for digital readiness, but some states lag: Cisco

    Australia has been ranked in the top 10 countries in the world for "digital readiness", in a new study of 118 countries by tech giant Cisco, but some states are falling behind.

    The study examined a range of factors from technology infrastructure and adoption to human capital, with Australia scoring most highly in categories such as the ease of doing business, the start-up environment and basic human needs.

  • Mon
    Sep
    17
    2018
    Digital transformation: Five digital projects changing lives around the world

    01 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    The first city in Canada to develop and implement a digital strategy, Vancouver continually aims to improve the ways in which residents can access city services and information.

    “Our digital transformation initiatives across the organisation have delivered value and benefits to residents, staff, businesses and visitors,” says Jessie Adcock, City of Vancouver chief technology officer.

  • Mon
    Sep
    17
    2018
    AE: Under Sharjah e-government pavilion, 36 gov. entities showcase latest achievements, services in "GITEX 2018"

    The Department of Sharjah eGovernment announced that 36 government departments in the Emirate are to participate in the “GITEX Technology Week 2018” scheduled on October 14-18 at the Dubai World Trade Center.

    All departments of Sharjah are geared up to showcase their latest services at the pavilion of Sharjah Government. Innovative technological projects are to be unveiled for the first time at the exhibition which is the largest in ICT sector in MENA and South Asia, and the third largest of its kind worldwide.

  • Sun
    Sep
    16
    2018
    VN: Hà Nội City makes the case for a smart transformation

    Ranking among the world’s largest capitals and with a population of around 7.6 million, Hà Nội seems to be almost bursting at the seams with unceasing traffic and chaotic hubbub.

    The 1000-year-old capital of Việt Nam is a lot of things — its cultural quirks, historical richness and economic vitality might be fascinating; but most wouldn’t consider it an ‘organised’ city, in the sense of modern urban centres that have come to characterise much of the developed, post-industrial economies.

  • Sun
    Sep
    16
    2018
    Wi-Fi project: Railways to rope in government and private firms under CSR

    The RailTel has entered into an agreement with the Mahataa Information India Private Limited (MIIPL) for providing Wi-Fi at A1 and A category stations.

    With only 10 per cent work done in providing Internet connectivity at 8,500 stations by March 2019, the Indian Railways will reach out to both state-owned and private companies to fund the Wi-Fi project under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) head The public transporter has so far provided Wi-Fi connectivity at nearly 709 railway stations.

  • Sun
    Sep
    16
    2018
    Cyprus taking first steps in digital payments

    Slowly but surely Cyprus is entering the digital age of commerce, but experts say it has a long way to go before it mirrors what is happening in places like China.

    Two months ago, Cyprus took baby steps towards entering the new digitalized era in trying to catch up with the rest of the world.

  • Sat
    Sep
    15
    2018
    Vietnam must become IT powerhouse: Prime Minister

    Vietnam must strive to become a powerhouse in the field of information technology, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said, adding that the Ministry of Information and Communications, as the State management agency in the field, should lead the efforts towards this goal.

    Speaking at a working session in Hanoi on September 8 with the Ministry of Information and Communications, the PM urged the ministry to create an environment conducive to high technology, play a guiding role in digital transformation and industry 4.0.

  • Sat
    Sep
    15
    2018
    Smart cities can serve citizens better after significant rise in urbanization in Asia

    With May’s major flooding in Ratnapura, a city in Sri Lanka, and its disastrous consequences still fresh in our minds, it reminds me of a similar occurrence, this time in the city of Buenos Aires . The cosmopolitan capital of Argentina, too, is not a stranger to floods as it is built on nine streams. In 2013, a disastrous flood and endless rain caused over 50 casualties and thousands of evacuations.

    The above two scenarios are pretty similar. However, perhaps locally we should be looking to and learning from what has gone before. Following the weather event, the local Buenos Aires government proactively embarked on a project to leverage big data and gain insights into rainfall and water levels during stormy seasons, leveraging on Oracle’s business intelligence capabilities.

  • Sat
    Sep
    15
    2018
    IN: Chhattisgarh Govt to roll out ‘e-District 2.0’ application soon

    Chhattisgarh Government is preparing to take the next big leap in e-Governance through its proposed launch of 'e-District 2.0' application which aims at electronic delivery of all public services at district and sub district levels, progressively while maintaining the continuity of existing e-District application, officials informed.

    Like e-District, ‘e-District 2.0’ aims at electronic delivery of all public services at district / sub district level, progressively.

  • Fri
    Sep
    14
    2018
    CA: How Smart Should a City Be? Toronto Is Finding Out

    A data-driven “neighborhood of the future” masterminded by a Google corporate sibling, the Quayside project could be a milestone in digital-age city-building. But after a year of scandal in Silicon Valley, questions about privacy and security remain.

    On a Tuesday night in August, Jesse Shapins, the director of public realm and culture at Sidewalk Labs, flipped through a set of colorful slides before a public audience in downtown Toronto.

  • Fri
    Sep
    14
    2018
    IN: Goa: Govt to launch skilling prog for its digital sector workforce next month

    To provide skilled training to senior citizens, parents, etc, on use of smart phones and other IT-enabled facilities

    The State government has decided to train its workforce in the digital sector with an aim to upgrade their knowledge to ensure proper service is provided to the people. An annual digital skilling programme across emerging technologies will be launched from next month.

    The government also intends to provide skilled training to senior citizens, parents, etc. on use of smart phones and other IT-enabled facilities.

  • Thu
    Sep
    13
    2018
    Gulf organisations facing new cyberattack threats says BAH

    Hackers are developing new means of attack that could put Gulf organisations at risk

    Booz Allen Hamilton has warned of seven new areas of cyberattack that could put organisations in the Gulf at risk.

    The global consulting and technology firm said that the range and severity of cyberattacks is expanding and digital transformation accelerates and as cyber attackers diversify their methods.

  • Thu
    Sep
    13
    2018
    IL: Tel Aviv Is Looking To Take Its Smart City Efforts To The Next Level

    The city of Tel Aviv has a sterling reputation as a smart city, using its influence as one of the world’s ‘techiest cities’ to drive digital initiatives that serve as a blueprint for other municipalities. It is also renowned as the epicenter of Israel’s startup ecosystem, tapping into the entrepreneurial spirit of its residents for urban development.

    In 2014, the city was crowned the “World’s Smartest City,” besting 250 competing locations including London, New York, and Amsterdam at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It remains a badge of honor and the city’s efforts for smart transformation have increased tenfold since then, striving for digital revolution.

  • Thu
    Sep
    13
    2018
    IN: Meghalaya Chief Minister inaugurates e-office for efficiency in governance

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma recently inaugurated the e-office project to make inter-government and intra-government transactions and processes in the northeastern state more efficient and transparent.

    Designed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), the e-office project was inaugurated by Sangma at his office on Wednesday. “It will allow us to clear the files and issue necessary order and instructions on the go, which will transform the day-to-day function of the office in an efficient manner,” he said.

  • Wed
    Sep
    12
    2018
    New IDs to increase cybersecurity in Azerbaijan: deputy minister

    Transition to new generation ID cards will further increase cybersecurity in Azerbaijan, Elmir Valizade, deputy minister of transport, communications and high technologies of Azerbaijan, told reporters in Baku Sept. 5.

    He said the integration of e-signature and authentication certificates into new ID cards is considered a progressive step.

  • Wed
    Sep
    12
    2018
    Belarus, South Korea to expand cooperation in e-government

    Belarus and the Republic of Korea will expand cooperation in the development of e-government projects. Such an agreement was reached during the fifth session of the joint committee held in Seoul on 4 September, BelTA has learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    While welcoming the successful cooperation in the area of high technologies, including in the context of the industrial and technology parks, the parties stressed the need to raise bilateral contacts to a new level.

  • Tue
    Sep
    11
    2018
    US: California: Redlands: 11 things I learned working in local government

    Commentary: The former smart city program manager at Redlands, California, points out some "grossly overlooked" ideas and demystifies others. For most of the last three years, I’ve had the privilege of launching and implementing the smart city program in Redlands, California. Now I’m leaving local government for The Atlas Marketplace, where I will help proven urban innovations — the kinds we implemented in Redlands — reach more cities, faster.

  • Tue
    Sep
    11
    2018
    AU: Queensland: Ipswich: City nominated for smart network, the Internet of Things

    Ipswich continues to be recognised as one of Australia's leading smart cities after being shortlisted for the top prize at the inaugural Australian Smart Cities Awards.

    The awards, to be held as part of Australia's first Smart Cities Week from October 29-31, recognises and rewards leadership, celebrates best practice and stimulates action to advance the smart cities movement.

  • Tue
    Sep
    11
    2018
    PH: Digital Technologies for Innovative Development Solutions

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping countries in Asia and the Pacific leverage digital technologies for development, while implementing digital reforms within its own institution, said ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao during a 2-day forum being held at ADB headquarters.

    The Digital Development Forum 2018 provides a venue for high-level discussions on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) for development in region. During the forum, leading technology experts will give presentations and workshops to more than 300 participants from development institutions, government agencies, academe, and the private sector, as well as to ADB staff.

  • Tue
    Sep
    11
    2018
    Now Tanzania bans social media for public officials

    The Tanzanian government has banned all its workers from social media during working hours.

    In a circular by the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the President, in charge of Public Service Management, Dr Florian Ndumbaro said that government offices with internet connectivity should not be used to access social media platforms.

    Dr Ndumbaro said the decision arose from complaints by members of the public about slow delivery of services. He said some employees are pre-occupied with social media sites during working hours.

  • Mon
    Sep
    10
    2018
    Expresso Telecom partners with RwandaOnline on e-government

    Expresso Telecom is working with Rwanda Online to showcase the e-Government service developed for Rwanda to other governments across Central and West Africa as part of its ongoing strategy to provide new services that will help improve the lives of people across Africa. Expresso Telecom has an exclusive agreement to sell “Irembo”. The e-Government platform developed by Rwanda Online is a public/private initiative with the Government of Rwanda.

  • Mon
    Sep
    10
    2018
    Estonia’s former PM says governments have a responsibility to provide digital services

    It’s fair to say people have better things to do than visit government offices and fill out paper forms — in Estonia the government agrees.

    When Estonia became an independent nation back in 1991 and began building its information society there was no digital data being collected about it citizens.

  • Sun
    Sep
    09
    2018
    IN: Goa: City of Panaji finds it tough to board e-governance bus again

    After squandering an opportunity to set up an e-governance module under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) seems headed towards making the same mistake again under the Smart City Mission.

    A proposal to request Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited (IPSCDL) to design and implement the e-governance project for CCP ran into stiff opposition at the last ordinary council meeting with the ruling panel refusing to grant permission to Smart City to take up the project.

  • Sun
    Sep
    09
    2018
    PK: Digitalization; a need of the hour with massive challenges

    With the current market push towards a digital economy, every enterprise is exploring ways to move with the change. Like private enterprises, nations are also joining the race of eGovernment, eFinance, and eLearning. In such a backdrop, not having a path to full digitization can be viewed as a lack of innovation from executive leadership.

    The path to digital transformation is littered with pitfalls and loss of associated investments. A significant number of these initiatives either fail altogether or deliver partial results.

  • Sat
    Sep
    08
    2018
    IN: Haryana and Punjab: Building a strong foundation for Smart City Chandigarh

    Kamal Kishore YadavBased on a strong e-governance foundation and various initiatives under the Smart Cities Mission, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation seeks to bridge the existing digital divide in government service delivery to its citizens, Kamal Kishore Yadav, Commissioner, Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, in conversation with Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN) discusses various schemes and plans on the anvil to achieve this goal.

  • Sat
    Sep
    08
    2018
    NG: Fake addresses hampering NIPOST’s e-commerce drive, says minister

    Efforts by the Nigerian Postal Service to deploy technology in courier delivery and other services are being hampered by the inability to trace addresses presented by some Nigerians.

    The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, said the government had instituted a policy whereby digital technology was being deployed to address this challenge.

  • Sat
    Sep
    08
    2018
    CY: Why we need to breathe new life into e-Government reform

    Many moons ago, the then-presidential commissioner and current Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides made some bold declarations about government reform, with the process now spilling over into a second administration but little to show for it.

    Petrides may have been enthusiastic about introducing efficiencies that would bring the transition to e-Government within reach. But he did not bank on a rigid civil service, where anything new or any “progressive” change is regarded as a breach of public sector workers’ rights.

  • Fri
    Sep
    07
    2018
    IN: Haryana and Punjab: Digital Chandigarh: Vying for e-ready future

    Making the City Beautiful future-ready for its citizens, Chandigarh Administration is making proactive efforts to make more and more services available online. It is the result of the Administration’s concerted efforts to realise the goals underpinning Government of India’s ambitious Digital India initiative that today Chandigarh is lokked upon as one of the most e-ready cities of India. Besides the Union Territory, the neighbouring States of Punjab and Haryana too are inching closer towards the dream of making India a cashless economy, says Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN).

  • Fri
    Sep
    07
    2018
    AE: How digitisation enable VAT compliance

    With the introduction of the five percent value-added tax (VAT) law in the UAE, companies today face the challenge of digitising and securing their business transaction history. The federal law mandates organisations maintain accounting records – like sales invoices, import and export records, accounting books and purchase invoices – in paper or electronic format for a period of at least five years post each financial year. However, storing transactions’ information in a paper format creates a lot of administrative work, inefficiencies and additional costs.

    To make VAT compliance a reality but not a headache, companies must leverage IT solutions that store and manage sensitive information. Digitalising VAT related documentation will help organisations automate internal procedures, provide a convenient storage archive that can be referred to at any time, and stay in line with the government standards.

  • Fri
    Sep
    07
    2018
    Smart Government Market: Growth In Demand For Digital Mediums and Smart Technologies

    Smart government is an extension of e-government which applies information, communication, and operational technologies to all operational areas across multiple domains, process areas, and jurisdictions to generate sustainable public value. The smart government market is characterized by the presence of numerous well-established and highly competitive market entities/players. These players adopt various strategies like expansion, acquisition, partnership, collaboration, and technology to gain competitive advantage and defend their market share. The market is also characterized by growth in R&D activities in recent times. The global smart government market is expected to showcase impressive growth in the coming years.

  • Fri
    Sep
    07
    2018
    AZ: E-signature certificates integrated into new generation ID cards

    New generation electronic ID cards will be introduced in Azerbaijan starting from September 1.

    In the new generation ID cards, which are more secure than older ones, the electronic carrier-chip has been inserted, which includes the citizen's residence, family status information, as well as the identity card owner's biometric photo and other personal data.

  • Thu
    Sep
    06
    2018
    BH: Over 70 government service centres undergoing final evaluation

    he final evaluation of the government service centres commenced two days ago. The final evaluation process is led by the Government Service Centre Evaluation Committee, which was set up following the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to enhance the standards and competence of government services.

    “The assessment, which will span over two weeks, will cover over 70 centres across the Kingdom, through various methods, including field visits, mystery shoppers, and specific QR code evaluation surveys conducted via the National Suggestions and Complaints System application (Tawasul)”, stated the Chairman of the Government Services Centres Committee, Mohammed Ali Al=Qaed, Chief Executive of the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA).

  • Thu
    Sep
    06
    2018
    VN: Delta to apply hi-tech to e-govt, global warming

    The Mekong Delta provinces need to apply advanced technology in agriculture, human resources training, e-government and climate-change adaptation, experts said yesterday at a conference held in Vĩnh Long Province.

    More than 700 delegates, including representatives from 55 businesses, from the information technology and communication (ICT) sector across the country took part in the 22nd Việt Nam ICT Development conference.

  • Thu
    Sep
    06
    2018
    “Promoting an Open Government Ecosystem in Belize”

    Earlier this year, the Organization of American States (OAS) in collaboration with the US Embassy in Belize rolled out the “Promoting an Open Government Ecosystem in Belize” project. The project seeks to establish management practices based on openness, accountability, and easy access to public information. There were four workshops held in August geared towards promoting this ecosystem. Love news spoke with Henry Wade, the Local Coordinator for The Trust for the Americas in Belize, who said that the government has already embarked on developing e-government; however, there is more to be done.

  • Thu
    Sep
    06
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: E-governance in MCC soon

    Minister for Urban Development and Housing U T Khader said e-governance system will be introduced in Mangaluru City Corporation shortly. Speaking after launching a host of development works under Smart City Project, AMRUT scheme and naming the Town Hall after social reformer Kudmul Ranga Rao on Wednesday, he said the paperless office, and file automation system will be introduced.

  • Thu
    Sep
    06
    2018
    IN: Scalable, Secure Govt Data Centers For Online Citizen Services

    A sneak peek into Government data centers scenario

    The India Vision 2020 document states that “India’s economic and technological transition will be accompanied by a multifaceted political transformation that will have profound impact on the functioning of Government. E-governance has the potential, if fully harnessed and rightly utilized, to radically improve the speed, convenience, quality and transparency of public administrative services, while enhancing the ability of individual citizens to express and exercise their democratic rights.”

  • Wed
    Sep
    05
    2018
    BH: CSB to streamline procedures in government agencies

    The Civil Service Bureau had requested the approval of 14 government agencies to provide a number of services to re-engineer and streamline procedures.

    CSB asked agencies to focus on services that contribute to the advancement of economic and investment progress in the Kingdom and services that contribute to raising the government apparatus’ efficiency that affect a large segment of citizens and residents.

  • Wed
    Sep
    05
    2018
    US: Your city can't become 'smart' without proper payment infrastructure

    Payment infrastructure is evolving at a rapid pace, yet few global metropolises have truly embraced the speed of innovation — and there needs to be a change in strategy.

    How tech-savvy is your city?

    Ask this question to the average New York City resident and they’ll probably respond enthusiastically. Home to "Silicon Alley," NYC has quickly grown into a high-growth technology center that rivals San Francisco in talent and tenacity.

  • Wed
    Sep
    05
    2018
    US: Newly Formed Partnership Will Better Train Cities to Use Data, Evidence

    The National League of Cities and Results for America are slated to bring new training to cities to help them reach What Works Cities certification.

    One of the largest advocacy groups for municipal governments in the nation has committed to helping its members enhance their use of data and evidence to solve local problems.

    The National League of Cities (NLC) in partnership with Results for America (RFA), a lead partner within Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities, will cultivate several opportunities for local government leadership. This will include a series of workshops, called NLC University, to address foundational data practices in the local government space.

  • Wed
    Sep
    05
    2018
    US: Making the Most of Data-Driven Government

    It's not enough to simply produce data — what that data shows must track with residents' lived experience.

    This is the story of a university professor, a blogger and a journalist, each part of a larger narrative about the intersection of crime statistics and fear. Once it came together, the police department and city council wanted to operationalize it. But first it got messy.

    At issue is that residents in a number of Seattle neighborhoods think crime is much worse than it is. The results of a Seattle University survey asking 6,454 city residents about perception of public safety found that in Ballard, a neighborhood in the northwestern part of the city, fear of crime ranks higher than most of the 59 Seattle neighborhoods covered by the survey. The My Ballard blog published these numbers, and the story caught the attention of Seattle Times columnist Gene Balk, who followed up by comparing the numbers from Seattle University’s fear-of-crime scale with actual crime rates for Seattle neighborhoods, which he calculated by using Seattle Police Department crime data and population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • Tue
    Sep
    04
    2018
    CA: Building the next generation of smart governments and smart cities around the world

    The expected global market size for smart cities is $1.565 trillion (cumulative) by 2020, out of which smart governance is expected to be about 12% – $180 billion. The market for electronic government services is especially strong in emerging countries which are racing to modernize their public sector and transform citizen service delivery. International institutions like the World Bank, IMF, ADB etc., are encouraging emerging countries to become efficient, transparent and accountable, and are providing significant amounts of funding for their e-government initiatives. Furthermore in the North American market, there is a call for governments to modernize their systems to deliver better services in an integrated fashion with better efficiencies, while reducing their overall costs. Imex Systems Inc.’s offerings are capable of achieving these goals, as it provides all the pre-built components required in building an effective e-government.

  • Tue
    Sep
    04
    2018
    ZA: Programme to prepare managers for digital transformation

    Enrolment is now open for places in the first Masters in Management in the field of Digital Business course at Wits Business School. The one-year course is designed to equip managers with the knowledge and skills required to guide their organisations through the complexities of digital transformation.

    “Digitalisation is fast becoming the driving force in business,” says Brian Armstrong, Professor and BCX Chair in Digital Business at Wits Business School. “Digital technology is giving every organisation, both private and public, the chance to be more agile, more transparent, more innovative and more customer-centric. Organisations that embrace the digital revolution outperform those that don’t, and this is creating a demand for people with the qualifications to manage the whole process.”

  • Tue
    Sep
    04
    2018
    VN: National Committee for e-Government established

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision on the establishment of a national committee for e-government on the basis of the national committee for application of information technology.

    Under Decision 1072/QD-TTg, the PM will be Chairman of the new committee, while Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam will serve as Vice Chairman, and the Minister-Chairman of the Government Office will be its permanent member and General Secretary.

  • Tue
    Sep
    04
    2018
    AU: Model sets higher bar for digital local government

    Councils would dramatically ramp up their e-government efforts by adopting a multichannel approach and working closer with third parties under a proposed framework.

    The vast majority of local governments’ websites provide a good source of information to citizens but most are “still relatively basic” and fail to realise the benefits of more advanced and sophisticated technologies, according to Qiuyan Fan, a researcher at Western Sydney University.

  • Mon
    Sep
    03
    2018
    AU: Telensa to Deploy Smart Street Lighting and IoT Infrastructure for Sunshine Coast Pilot Project

    A UK-based maker of connected streetlights, Telensa, reported that the Sunshine Coast Council of Australia has selected Telensa to deploy its PLANet intelligent street lighting system, for a 24-month pilot project. The pilot project will create, demonstrate, and test a smart infrastructure in the Maroochydore City Centre development, and in nearby Evans Street.

    The council says that Sunshine Coast is one of the largest and fastest growing regional economies in Australia, and says the Maroochydore City Centre development will create a new capital city for the region with smart technology embedded from the outset.

  • Mon
    Sep
    03
    2018
    US: California: LA County OKs Open-Source Election System

    California Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s office has certified the first open-source, publicly owned election technology for use in Los Angeles County — “a significant step in the future of elections in California and across the country.”

    The system is known as Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) Tally Version 1.0. Its certification will allow Los Angeles County to use its newly designed Vote By Mail (VBM) ballots in the November election.

  • Mon
    Sep
    03
    2018
    US: New York City to Test Lamp-Post Car Charging

    New York City selected the company ubitricity to develop a pilot project to allow electric vehicles the ability to plug into a streetlamp for recharging.

    Finding a spot to charge your car in New York City could eventually get easier — just look for a streetlight.

  • Sun
    Sep
    02
    2018
    Asia Pacific’s Smart City initiatives to reach US$30 billion

    The latest update of the IDC Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide expects spending on technologies that enable Smart Cities initiatives to reach a value amounting to US$30 billion in 2018 for Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ).

    In a recent statement, IDC said, as these initiatives gain traction, spendings will continue to accelerate over the 2017 to 2022 forecast period, reaching US$54.4 billion in 2022.

  • Sun
    Sep
    02
    2018
    IN: Odisha: Fruitless e-initiatives

    Several websites belonging to the state government's various departments are not being updated regularly, resulting in derailment of the e-governance system, which is supposed to make all government services and information accessible to the common man through common service delivery tools.

    Chief minister Naveen Patnaik made a commitment to bring transparency in the governance by introducing the e-governance initiatives. Accordingly, the government departments have got their respective websites and a portal - www.edodisha.gov.in - had been created in 2011 to receive and send official communications to the public.

  • Sun
    Sep
    02
    2018
    PK: NBP, Mobi Direct sign MoU for digital payment switch

    The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) signs two Memorandum of Understanding with Mobi Direct enabling NBP to become consortium member and settlement bank and for using Mobi Direct’s digital Products.

    Mr. Saeed Ahmad, President NBP said that he is very optimistic about this initiative and said that this arrangement will go a long way in fulfilling aspirations and expectations of NBP customers and account holders and will help National Bank of Pakistan in rolling out various digital products and services in future through this arrangement.

  • Sun
    Sep
    02
    2018
    MT: Get smarter

    A propriety Distributed Ledger Technology can revolutionise societies and businesses.

    The founders of Maltese start-up TechWeave believe time is way too precious to be wasted. For instance, why do new property owners need to spend significant time to inform local authorities and other third-parties about their change in address? Would it be more convenient if such changes could be inputted through an eID online portal and all necessary updates would be automatically performed by merely providing our consent? This simple online application can spare a typical person hours of queuing and parking.

  • Sun
    Sep
    02
    2018
    Zimbabwe’s First Lady donates laptops to a rural school

    First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa's The Angel of Hope Foundation has donated 50 laptops to Rufaro Mission School in Masvingo, in a move that is expected to ensure the school keeps up with technological trends in their learning programmes.

    The laptops were handed over during the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe’s conference currently underway in Masvingo.

  • Sat
    Sep
    01
    2018
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: Three smart city projects inaugurated in Visakhapatnam

    The Smart Cities Missionlaunched in 2015, is an initiative to drive economic growth and improvethe quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessingtechnology as a means to create smart outcomes for its citizens.

    The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Mr NaraChandrababu Naidu inaugurated several smart city projects worth IN ₹390 crores(approximately US $55.57 million) in Visakhapatnam on 23 August.

  • Sat
    Sep
    01
    2018
    IN: Need for reliable connectivity for sustainable smart city

    Indian government has chalked out an ambitious USD 7.3 billion smart city mission for implementing smart solutions to improve infrastructure and service delivery across Indian cities.

    The underlying objective is to make sure that urbanisation is not seen as a challenge, but as an opportunity. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the roadmap for the smart city program, he said that cities in the past were built on riverbanks. They are now built along highways. But in the future, they will be built based on available optical fiber networks and next-generation infrastructure.

  • Sat
    Sep
    01
    2018
    KN: 21st Century Government and other activities for ICT

    The United Nation’s 2016 e-Government Development Index (EGDI) survey offers a snapshot of trends in the development of e-Government in countries across the globe.

    Importantly, it indicates that the Caribbean needs to critically examine its e-Government performance, which in a global context, is lagging.

    According to an analysis of the 2016 EGDI scores by Michelle Marius, Editor and Publisher of ICT Pulse, ‘the Caribbean countries examined have considerably less developed e-Government structures than the top ranked countries. None of the countries in the region are within the top 50 and less than half of the sample group (only six) are within the top 100 ranked countries.’

  • Sat
    Sep
    01
    2018
    IN: Kerala: The digital knights

    Students and techies used technology to mitigate the crisis during the Kerala flood

    On August 10, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers cancelled its All Kerala Science Congress, owing to heavy rains in the state. The organisers of the event—mostly students from various engineering colleges in the state—were naturally disappointed. Though Kerala was yet to face a deluge then, they started discussing how to help people in the flooded places. Muralidharan M., head of the Kerala state e-governance mission and IEEE subcommittee co-chair, asked them if they could develop an easy-to-use application for volunteer registration and supply of food and medicine.

  • Sat
    Sep
    01
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: Bengaluru: People-friendly administration through e-governance: BJP

    The BJP in its manifesto for the election for Shivamogga City Corporation has promised to deliver people-friendly administration through e-governance initiatives.

    The manifesto was released by K.S. Eshwarappa, Shivamogga MLA, at a programme here on Friday. The digitisation of records and documents; adopting electronic file tracking system and computerisation of the process of issuance of building license and khata change services are some of the promises related to e-governance that figured in the manifesto.

  • Sat
    Sep
    01
    2018
    IN: Tamil Nadu: GPS based software for Greater Chennai Corporation for Fleet & Fuel Management

    Accordingly the e-Governance Leader Madras Security Printers (MSP) have developed GPS based software for Greater Chennai Corporation for Fleet & Fuel Management. Meanwhile the Fleet management system developed will help in monitoring the vehicles for efficient operations by reducing the operation cost and fuel usages, given the fact that Greater Chennai Corporation‘s mechanical engineering department uses thousands of vehicles for its daily activities.

    As per report the Fleet Management tool was developed to monitor the Vehicle maintenance, Driver management, Accident management, Vehicle asset management, Fuel management & Vehicle usage. Furthermore the Fleet Management System is a technologically advanced method of remote vehicle tracking and monitoring.

  • Fri
    Aug
    31
    2018
    India’s data dilemma: How to protect all of it

    Unlike the West, India will become data rich before it becomes economically rich—according to Nandan Nilekani, one of the co-founders of the Indian IT company Infosys. Nilekani was also the chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India that issues the 12-digit unique number to all residents of India based on their biometric and demographic data called Aadhaar – the largest biometrics based identification system in the world. He envisions India to move from being data poor to data rich country in five years.

    However, the recent Cambridge Analytica scandal has proven that free market mechanisms leave much to be desired in securing data and protecting the privacy of individuals. When a large, middle-income country rapidly becomes data rich, there are obvious concerns about the challenges related to the usage, privacy, and protection of the individual’s data given the greater scope for misuse. There are many issues to resolve before India can migrate to a seamless digital platform.

  • Fri
    Aug
    31
    2018
    TH: PM calls for urgency in digital services

    EXPERT SAYS ALL MINISTRIES AND AGENCIES MUST FIRST STANDARDISE, LINK DATA PORTALS

    The prime minister yesterday told the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES) and other top officials to quickly implement a policy to provide more digital government services to the public, noting that results have so far not met his expectations.

    The Digital Economy and Society minister and secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Board will lead a new committee overseeing the task in keeping with the instructions from premier Prayut Chan-o-cha.

  • Fri
    Aug
    31
    2018
    Macau e-government services development “sluggish”: audit

    In a hard-hitting report published Thursday, the Commission of Audit (CA) slams the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) for its “sluggish” progress in the development of e-govermment services over the past two decades.

    The report says that back in 2001 the government set up a working group – consisting of officials from a raft of government entities – tasked with formulating strategies and coordinating related tasks by various entities for the development of e-government services. The operation of the working group is coordinated by the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau.

  • Fri
    Aug
    31
    2018
    ZA: Government wants one million data scientists

    The Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services has committed to train one million young people to be data scientists between 2019 and 2030.

    “We want to produce people with skills, people who have knowledge and can find solutions to the challenges we are facing. Ours is to build a knowledge based society which is why we are training one million people,” said Deputy Minister for Telecommunications and Postal Services Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams.

  • Fri
    Aug
    31
    2018
    Singapore is improving G2B Services

    From 1 September 2018, CorpPass will be the only method for businesses to transact with essential government services.

    For businesses or private entities in Singapore to transact with online government services, a digital identity is bestowed upon them. With CorpPass, company secretaries or treasurers need not provide their personal identification when representing the company. The ambition for clear delineation was in order since September 2016. However, companies still had the option of using authorised third-party methods such as SingPass and EASY (e-Services Authorisation System).

  • Thu
    Aug
    30
    2018
    IN: Punjab: Not a single Smart City project has been completed

    Though 125 days have passed since the previous review of Smart City projects conducted at MC office in the presence of cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Congress MP Ravneet Bittu, there is hardly any difference in the status of Smart City projects. The civic authorities could not complete even a single project, and many of their projects are still caught in a mesh of tenders. Civic officials, however, blamed the consultancy firm Aecom for delay in execution of the projects.

    Congress MP Bittu has warned officials to expedite the pace of Smart City projects, otherwise he would complain to the Prime Minister’s office against the company for its failures. Apart from this, even the central government has made it clear that no new proposals will be accepted after September 10 under the Smart City Mission. Instead, officials should complete the already proposed works.

  • Thu
    Aug
    30
    2018
    AT: Vienna teams up with EY for government digitisation and blockchain plans

    The City of Vienna has joined forces with Big Four firm Ernst & Young to validate and secure the city’s Open Government Data (OGD) by using blockchain technology. The OGD is an open data portal which includes data such as public transport routes, train schedules and surrounding communities’ voting results.

    August 2018 has been a big month for Vienna, with the city being named as the world’s most liveable in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2018. Just days after the announcement, Vienna has now shown its hand in the global battle to be recognised as the world’s smartest city. As a part of Vienna’s smart city drive, the city has crafted the digitalisation initiative called DigitalCity.Wien, an independent and not-for-profit initiative of the city in collaboration with several committed ICT companies based in Vienna. The organisation aims to create a tech heart in the central European city, drawing talent into ICT jobs and building a stronger Viennese economy.

  • Thu
    Aug
    30
    2018
    IN: West Bengal: Govt developing web portal to give transparent picture of dev activities

    The West Bengal Government is setting up a web portal which would provide anyone visiting it a clear and detailed picture of the developmental activities taking place in the state, from the lowest to the highest levels.

    A special software has been created for it.

    As of now it is being called Development Dashboard; a new name would be given to it when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurates it.

  • Thu
    Aug
    30
    2018
    IN: Maharashtra: Nagpur: Smart kiosks to come up at 40 bus stops

    Smart City project’s special purpose vehicle — Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) — has come up with an innovative concept to install smart kiosks.

    Denied permission by the police department to set these up at police stations, (NSSCDCL) will now install the kiosks at 40 smart bus stops being developed across the city.

  • Wed
    Aug
    29
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: Bengaluru: Citizen group seeks active role for people in city governance

    Amidst criticism that ward committees have been reduced to namesake entities, a group of active citizens in Bengaluru is quietly trying to push for people’s participation in governance. And their pilot project — a citizen-centric waste management system — will get financial and technical support from Harvard University.

    This group, which has been active on WhatsApp and Slack groups, is drafting a plan to implement a citizen-centric solution to sanitation and waste management. The social innovation project is to be implemented within a year.

  • Wed
    Aug
    29
    2018
    Int’l Reports Reveal Widening Gap in Digital Services across Arab Countries

    Data representing Arab countries’ digital infrastructure and internet services showed great differences when going from one country to another.

    While Gulf states carry on steady progress in the realm of digital development, some countries maintain a fair standing, and other troubled Arab countries suffer from a catastrophic deterioration by both regional and international standards.

  • Tue
    Aug
    28
    2018
    US: New York: Smarten up: Long Island leaders must embrace ‘smart’ tech now

    Long Island’s population is on the rise: Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows three of the top-five towns for population growth in New York State are located on the Island.

    Although it brings immense opportunity for local communities and businesses, this growth also brings new considerations in urban planning. Long Island communities are facing new challenges with dated infrastructure, and this will have major implications for the local economy. Overcrowded mass transit, taxed energy systems and congested highways are only a few of several issues that need to be addressed today.

  • Tue
    Aug
    28
    2018
    China's path to smart cities

    Alibaba, Tencent and Huawei are the other technology companies that make up PATH and which all bring different areas of expertise

    The Chinese financial group Ping An is introducing new initiatives to help create smart cities across the country at the fourth China Smart City International Expo 2018, which is taking place in Shenzhen from 21-23 August. This includes its 1+N smart city integrated platform and solutions.

  • Tue
    Aug
    28
    2018
    Smart cities: are we sleepwalking into a Big Brother future of constant surveillance in the name of improved efficiency and safety?

    When Eva Blum-Dumontet, a research officer for London-based non-profit Privacy International, attends conferences, she likes to ask people she meets if they live in a smart city.

    The answer is often “no”, she says, and that is because respondents are unaware that they are from one of the many cities pouring money into such initiatives. A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic data collection sensors to supply information which is used to manage assets and resources efficiently.

  • Tue
    Aug
    28
    2018
    SK: Could Bratislava’s startup scene build a Smart City?

    The idea of a smart city is no longer just an image we see in futuristic movies.

    Although technology may not have mastered flying vehicles just yet, a number of locations around the world are utilising the growth of technology and innovation by applying it to their surrounding landscapes. The term smart city is not only being thrown around more frequently but has also become an important feature that city builders consider, from additions in new apartments to more efficient transport links.

  • Mon
    Aug
    27
    2018
    IN: Dangers of IoT sensors for smart cities

    Weakest link in smart cities installations may actually lie at the sensor level

    Last week, this column focused on India’s ambitious Smart Cities programme. I wrote of the need for the computer systems enabling smart cities to have an open-source system infrastructure in order to make them efficient in collaborating with the various intelligent platforms that will run the smart cities via a smoothly functioning network, which will allow for cooperation among disparate civic bodies within a city.

  • Mon
    Aug
    27
    2018
    Bahrain’s ICTGC showcases $7.9m IT projects

    Bahrain’s ICT Governance Committee (ICTGC) showcased BD3 million ($7.9 million) worth of IT projects which were studied and reviewed in collaboration with concerned entities at the ICTGC’s recent 21st meeting.

    The projects included the transportation licensing system, network infrastructure refreshment, network infrastructure replacement & enhancement along with other projects.

  • Mon
    Aug
    27
    2018
    PK: Digital potential

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a potential economic growth field, which rewards creativity and innovation with small investment. This potential needs to be exploited for putting Pakistan’s economy on a high-growth trajectory.

    Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a potential economic growth field, which rewards creativity and innovation with small investment. This potential needs to be exploited for putting Pakistan’s economy on a high-growth trajectory.

  • Sun
    Aug
    26
    2018
    PH: Welcome to the Future! - The rise of smart cities and smart homes

    It is common knowledge, as it should be, that the world’s resources are finite. Soon, waters may dry up, soil may become barren, land may be extinguished of its minerals. It is the hard truth – the Earth, our only home, may soon run out of resources if we do not know how to utilize it now.

    This may not sound so alarming if not for the rising population of the world. World population is projected to rise to 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100.

  • Sun
    Aug
    26
    2018
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Access to civic services set to improve

    With the Corporation rolling out the GIS upgrade, its database of utilities will be greatly expanded

    Residents of the city will get more web-based applications for improved civic services as the Chennai Corporation is set to upgrade its Geographical Information System (GIS) services.

  • Sun
    Aug
    26
    2018
    Vietnam, Japan share experience in building smart cities

    Vietnamese and Japanese experts shared experiences in building and developing smart cities in combination with environmental protection during a seminar held in the central province of Quang Nam on August 18.

    The event was part of the Japan Cultural Days in Quang Nam to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties (September 21, 1973).

  • Sun
    Aug
    26
    2018
    BH: eGovernment contributes to BOC project

    The eGovernment has offered to assist Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in presenting a workshop to explain its streamlined communication project which provides various types of quality services for national sports federations as well as youth and sports centres in Bahrain.

    "This contribution will help the committee to implement its new initiative launched by His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, and BOC President, to replace all paper-based transactions with e-transactions as part of the committee’s new green policy," said the head of the Green Policy Implementation Committee, Mai Al Binkhalil.

  • Sun
    Aug
    26
    2018
    Serbia’s growing ICT scene

    Milan Šolaja, CEO, Vojvodina ICT Cluster (VOICT), writes in the forward of the report ICT in Serbia – At a Glance 2018: “You journalists should pay more attention to what is going on. Everyone is writing about the Serbian export of raspberries as a huge national success, and nobody knows that we export more software than raspberries.” Mr Šolaja said this to a journalist at the DanubeIT Conference in Novi Sad early in 2011.

    The ICT sector in Serbia is constantly growing and has recently seen double digit growth, and in 2017 Serbia’s ICT exports reached 900 million euros (21.5 per cent more than in 2016). The reason for Serbia’s success in the ICT sector has to do with a strong push from the government as well as various initiatives by private companies and non-profit organisations.

  • Sat
    Aug
    25
    2018
    Harnessing Iot & AI in smart cities in Kenya

    How individuals and corporate plug into the bigger picture of a better ecosystem in realizing smart cities is the responsibility poised to the Kenyan society today.

    During the IoT & AI Summit held in Nairobi, Konza City was termed the ‘dream of Africa’ in its realization.

  • Sat
    Aug
    25
    2018
    Bulgaria’s commercial registry goes offline

    The Bulgarian Commercial Registry, which records and holds information about all of the country’s companies and non-profit legal entities, has been down since August 10. Registering a new company or updating existing information is impossible. Zornitsa Daskalova, executive director of the Registry Agency, which is responsible for managing the commercial registry’s database, resigned on August 17 after failing to get the registry up and running again.

    Before the registry was established in 2008, the registration of companies was decentralised – each of the 28 district courts registered companies operating in their jurisdiction on paper. The Properties Register, which is also under the remit of the Registry Agency, fortunately remains unaffected.

  • Sat
    Aug
    25
    2018
    IN: Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal: e-challan making people aware of traffic norms

    After coming of intelligent traffic management system under Bhopal Smart City to check traffic norm violations, large number of people have received e-challan for jumping traffic lights or stopping their vehicle at Zebra Line. When e-challan reaches at the door step of traffic norm violator, he shares incident with neighbours, relatives and friends and indirectly they are becoming sensible towards traffic norms.

    Moreover, e-challan system has also brought some relief to traffic cops. Earlier, when they used to stop traffic violators, the latter often used to argue with cops by boasting their higher approach or used to request to lower the fine or used to make certain kind of excuses.

  • Fri
    Aug
    24
    2018
    KE: Blockchain Technology is Benefiting AI: Here is How

    Blockchain technology is already making a positive impact in several industries such as banking, supply chain, payments, and health. However, this technology is also solving AI’s biggest challenge: data.

    According to VentureBeat, blockchain technology helps power AI systems by providing them with high-quality data.

  • Fri
    Aug
    24
    2018
    VN: e-Gov’t focuses on cyber security

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project on supervising the cyber security of IT services and systems that form the foundation of e-Government operations.

    The project looks to improve capacity to respond to cyber attacks through 2025. It focuses on boosting response capabilities at the national cyber security monitoring centre located at the Vietnam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT), relevant sectors, central-level provinces and cities, and internet service providers.

  • Fri
    Aug
    24
    2018
    KT Joins Philippines's $1.8 Bln Broadband Project

    • KT Wins a $47 Million Contract to Build Optical Fiber Network in Luzon
    • New Deal in Philippines to Provide Foothold into Southeast Asian Markets

    KT signed a 53 billion won (US$ 47 million) contract last week with the Philippines's Converge ICT Solutions Inc. to build an optical fiber network along some 1,570 kilometers (975 miles) of main roads in the northern region of Luzon. The company hopes the contract will lead to more business partnerships with the top Philippines Internet provider in the future.

  • Fri
    Aug
    24
    2018
    CN: Ping An Set to Reveal Smart City Project

    One of China’s most significant personal financial services groups will preview its “Smart City” project, which will focus on smart solutions to city operations.

    One of China’s largest personal financial service groups, Ping An, is debuting its innovative new Smart City and AI initiatives at next week’s China Smart City Expo in Shenzhen, China.

  • Thu
    Aug
    23
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: Bengaluru: Rate your bus and ride it too

    BMTC has started a feedback system, where commuters can rate their experiences on an app or by dialling a specific number code.

    In partnership with the e-governance department, Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation has started a system of digital feedback from commuters so they can rate the bus crew and service.

    “Commuters can download the Karnataka Mobile One app, click on transport and BMTC to give feedback. This requires a log-in, so we also added a faster system of dialling 161 to provide feedback. This will direct you to a web link where the commuter can rate the bus condition and crew,” says Managing director of BMTC, Ponnuraj He adds, “The cleanliness of the bus floor, seat, windows and doors can be rated along with the behaviour of the conductor, reckless or rash driving by the driver and whether commuters are receiving satisfactory responses when they ask the crew queries. There is a one-five rating system for the staff.” Should someone from the staff get a poor rating regularly, the corporation will identify the issue and bring them on track.

  • Thu
    Aug
    23
    2018
    PK: DRF launches pilot report on Punjab Safe Cities Project

    The first phase of the Safe Cities Project was completed in January 2018

    The Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) has launched its pilot report on the Punjab Safe Cities Project highlighting the progress of the project from a human rights perspective.

    The report, under the title Punjab Government’s Safe Cities Project – Safer City or Over Policing? aims to generate a conversation regarding the use of technologies in urban policing both locally and regionally.

  • Thu
    Aug
    23
    2018
    PM asks for measures to improve Vietnam’s e-government index

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries, sectors, and localities to focus on launching online public services effectively at level 3 and 4, as stated in Decision No.846/QD-TTg, dated June 9, 2017, and Decision No.877/QD-TTg, issued on July 18, 2018.

    Under a new direction from the Prime Minister on enhancing Vietnam’s e-government development index, in line with the United Nations’ evaluation methods, the ministries, sectors, and localities must improve the quality of their online public services, with priority on important services.

  • Wed
    Aug
    22
    2018
    The role of banks in the smart city

    Smart city is a great buzzword. The term envisages a city where information and communication technologies like ‘the internet of things’ are connected to enhance the quality and performance of urban cities and thus urban living itself.

    But where do banks fit into the smart city vision?

    One aspect of how banks may help a smart city to develop will be how banks can use their own digital capabilities to support the smart city ambitions of a city’s political leaders and public servants. Through its research arm, BNP Paribas is one of several banks discussing how a bank could lend its local transaction data analytics and insights to help city planners plan and run services.

  • Wed
    Aug
    22
    2018
    CA: City of Vancouver wins national award for digital strategy

    The City of Vancouver was recognized Tuesday night at the 2018 IT World Canada Digital Transformation Conference and Awards Ceremony in Toronto, winning in the Large Public Sector Transformation category for its Digital Strategy.

    Vancouver is the first city in Canada to develop and implement a digital strategy and the first to hire a Chief Digital Officer. The four-year strategy, implemented in 2013 has seen the City go from having low digital maturity relative to other global cities to now being a template and model for cities around the world looking to take their digital footprint to the next level.

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    Aug
    21
    2018
    VN: To build a smart city, learn from the best

    Vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Mr Tran Vinh Tuyen, meets Chairman of Enterprise Singapore, Mr Peter Ong, to learn about building a smart city.

    Navigating the digital age is the new reason for stronger ASEAN regionalism. As the 2018 ASEAN chair, Singapore is making a big push for resilience and innovation. One major project Singapore is proposing is the ASEAN Smart Cities Network. One country eager to be all-onboard is Vietnam. The Smart Cities Network proposal is in addition to projects on e-commerce regulation and technology infrastructure for cybersecurity.

  • Tue
    Aug
    21
    2018
    KZ: PM instructs to take measures for broadband internet access in cities and villages

    During today's meeting, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan discussed the implementation of the projects for providing rural settlements with Broadband Internet access and developing 5G and data centers, Kazinform cites primeminister.kz. Prime Minister of the country Bakytzhan Sagintayev, in turn, recalled the need for broadband Internet.

  • Tue
    Aug
    21
    2018
    US: One Company Saw a Sharp Drop in Calls for 911 'Frequent Flyers' — by Sharing Information

    RideAlong is all about giving information to emergency responders who are interacting with people who have mental health problems. The company is working with its first few customers, and it's already seeing results.

    Say the Poulsbo, Wash., Police Department gets a 911 call about somebody with a mental health problem disturbing the peace in a public area. The cops show up and arrest they person. Poulsbo is a small town, so the person winds up in Kitsap County Jail, a half-hour’s drive south in Port Orchard.

  • Mon
    Aug
    20
    2018
    E-government for Social Inclusion in Singapore

    In response to the Prime Minister’s 2018 National Day Rally, Singaporeans can share their thoughts using a mix of feedback channels. The digital avenue is the newest addition available for citizen engagement.

    There are two parts to a digital revolution: First, the necessary technological infrastructure and programs. The second, a population which embraces a digital economy. The first is easy enough to obtain with sufficient financial backing. The latter however, requires encouraging public communications and a mind shift.

  • Mon
    Aug
    20
    2018
    ZA: Messy end to robotics programme

    Gauteng e-government spent nearly R5-million to send 45 students, including relatives of its senior officials, to study in Germany for a programme some allegedly did not qualify for.

    The e-government department sent them in November 2016. The students were enrolled for the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AIR) course at Pforzheim University after a company that dealt with artificial electric immobility, IBA Global, had made a proposal to the department.

  • Sun
    Aug
    19
    2018
    Cluj-Napoca prepares to build the first smart street in Romania

    Cluj-Napoca City Hall will transform a street from Marasti neighborhood, after a pilot project, in a smart street that provides not only more space for pedestrians but also high tech facilities.

    The street will include Electric Mobile Loadable Banks, state-of-the-art LED lighting poles that incorporate WIFI systems for internet in public space, as well as charging stations for electric bicycles or scooters. In addition, 50 trees will be planted.

  • Sun
    Aug
    19
    2018
    US: How an Illinois Park District Scored Free Wi-Fi for Its Facilities

    Faced with a potential budget-busting bill of $120,000 to provide Wi-Fi at its aquatic facility, Naperville Park District’s IT director scored a deal to receive free broadband equipment, Wi-Fi installation and service at eight facilities. Now the company is looking to take the idea nationwide.

    Faced with frequent requests for Wi-Fi at the Naperville, Ill., Park District’s recreational and outdoor facilities, the district’s board members asked Information Technology Director Omar Sandoval to explore the option for its largest attraction: Centennial Beach.

  • Sat
    Aug
    18
    2018
    IN: PMC for Pasighat Smart City Project Appointed: Arunachal Pradesh

    Pasighat Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) on Friday has appointed the ‘Project Management Consultant’ (PMC) for Pasighat Smart City post competitive bidding. The consortium of International Consulting companies Tractebel Engineering from Belgium and Price water-house Coopers (PwC) Pvt. Ltd from USA have been selected as PMC to deliver smart and sustainable designs, with State of the art technology and engineering towards successful and timely implementation of the Pasighat Smart City Project.

  • Sat
    Aug
    18
    2018
    IN: Rajasthan: Vasundhara Raje in top 100 global list for digital transformation

    Experts have put together the Apolitical 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government.

    Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s digital initiatives have earned her a place in a list of the 100 most influential people in digital government in the world.

    A UK-based NGO, Apolitical, has released this list following a survey. “We’re excited to present our 2018 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government. It’s the first of its kind to show the international spread of the field, and includes individuals from every continent,” a release by the NGO said.

  • Sat
    Aug
    18
    2018
    MM: Unique ID Numbers to issue all people in the country

    Without any discrimination of citizenship or non-citizenship of Myanmar, Unique ID Numbers will be issued to all people living in Myanmar according to a coordination meeting on holding of CAS Report held at the Office of the ministry of immigration and manpower in Nay Pyi Taw on August 10.

  • Fri
    Aug
    17
    2018
    Việt Nam gears toward e-Government and digital economy

    Information technology development and application in the operation of all Government agencies has been defined as key in national industrialisation and modernisation, Minister and Chairman of the Office of the Government Mai Tiến Dũng highlighted in his writing on the Government news portal baochinhphu,vn on Thursday.

    In 2014, the Party Politburo issued Resolution No 36 on the promotion of information technology (IT) to respond to the country’s demand for sustainable development and international integration.

  • Fri
    Aug
    17
    2018
    US: California: L.A. Metro Readies Launch of Multi-Purpose Mobility Payment Card

    Riders will be able to use different modes of transport, from buses and trains to electric scooters and ride-shares, with a single payment system.

    One of the biggest public transit networks in the country will take the bold step of allowing riders to plan a trip with a car-share, a bike-share or other mobility providers, all within its own system.

  • Thu
    Aug
    16
    2018
    IN: Government E-Marketplace (GeM) grosses over $14 billion in GMV

    GeM aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement. It provides online resources and tools for e-bidding, reverse e-auction and demand-aggregation to facilitate government users and achieve the best value for their money.

    The Ministry of Commerce and Industry released a press statement that said that the Government e-Marketplace (GeM), the national public procurement portal has been active for two years.

  • Thu
    Aug
    16
    2018
    MyEG signs deal to offer e-government services in Bangladesh

    My EG Services Bhd today confirmed its expansion into Bangladesh, saying it has entered into a joint-venture with two other firms to provide technology and e-government services in that country.

    The group said its wholly-owned subsidiary, MY EG International Sdn Bhd, signed the JV agreement with Bangladesh-based Control Data (BD) Ltd and My Paycheck Sdn Bhd.

  • Thu
    Aug
    16
    2018
    PHL e-governance at 71st in report

    The country slid four notches in the United Nations’ 2018 E-Governance Development Index survey.

    The UN’s recent report, themed “gearing e-government to support transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies,” showed the country slipping from 75th to 71st place in 2016.

  • Thu
    Aug
    16
    2018
    UG: UNBS launches new automated services to increase efficiency

    Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) on Wednesday launched new automated services in Kampala, to improve efficiency and turnaround time for better service delivery.

    Speaking to guests during the launch, UNBS Executive director Dr Ben Manyindo said: “The UNBS automated services have replaced the manual systems and we believe this will go a long way in improving efficiency, transparency and accountability in our systems and processes, while allowing our clients carry out self assessments and other self service checks”.

  • Wed
    Aug
    15
    2018
    South Korea has the most effective e-governance in Asia

    South Korea is most effective in e-governance in Asia while Laos the least effective, according to the recent survey by UN Data Center.

    According to the UN report, the e-government survey measures e-government effectiveness in the delivery of public services and identifies patterns in e-government development and performance.

  • Wed
    Aug
    15
    2018
    PH: DICT opens second Tech4ED in Ifugao

    The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) opened its Technology Empowerment for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (Tech4ED) center in this town on July 31.

    Ifugao Provincial DICT Team Lead Donad Trinidad said that this is the second Tech4ED center to be established in the province. The first is in the municipality of Aguinaldo which was put up last January.

  • Wed
    Aug
    15
    2018
    VN: First national forum on e-procurement held in Hanoi

    The national e-procurement system (VNEPS) was the spotlight of the Vietnam E-Government Procurement Forum 2018, the first on the issue at the national scale, in Hanoi on August 8.

    The VNEPS, run by the national e-procurement centre, was introduced on a trial basis for six years and officially put into operation nationwide in 2016.

  • Wed
    Aug
    15
    2018
    WB willing to support Vietnam in building e-government

    World Bank (WB) Country Director to Vietnam, Ousmane Dione, has expressed his group’s willingness in supporting Vietnam in terms of resources and signing the framework for cooperation in building e-government.

    During a meeting with Minister - Head of the Government Office, Mai Tien Dung, on August 7, the WB official praised the efforts made by the Government Office in e-government development, with positive results in promoting reform, especially in the one-stop shop mechanism, improved business environment and removing barriers to facilitate businesses.

  • Tue
    Aug
    14
    2018
    India makes massive leap in UN E-Government Survey, secures 96th position

    The UN E-Government Survey 2018 has ranked India at 96 position for its performance in development and execution of information technologies, up from 107 in 2016 and 118 in 2014, in what can be termed as a massive leap over the years.

    The survey, published every two years, ranks 193 UN member states on basis of their performance on mainly three dimensions or e-governance development index (EGDI): online service index (OSI), telecommunication infrastructure index (TII), and human capital index (HCI).

  • Tue
    Aug
    14
    2018
    Baltic states: E­government supports transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies - global survey

    Lithuania comes 40th out of 193 countries in the United Nations' Electronic Government Development Index 2018, dropping 17 positions, compared to 2016. Estonia leads among the Baltic states, coming in 16th with 0.8486 points, and Latvia is 57th with 0.6996 points.

    Countries in all regions of the world are continuing to make strides in their efforts to improve e-government and to provide public services online according to a new report launched by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In a 2018 ranking of countries on e­government development, Denmark, Australia, and Republic of Korea came out on top of a group of 40 countries, scoring very high on an index (the E-Government Development Index – EGDI), which measures countries’ use of information and communications technologies to deliver public services. The Index captures the scope and quality of online services, status of telecommunication infrastructure and existing human capacity.

  • Tue
    Aug
    14
    2018
    E-government progress hampered by digital divide, UN report finds

    Denmark, Australia and South Korea have come top in a biennial United Nations survey of countries’ progress in implementing e-government.

    The survey, by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, notes an overall “persistent positive global trend” towards higher levels of e-government development – but the world’s poorest countries are lagging behind, the report says. The findings include a ranking of the 193 UN member states according to their scores on an e-government development index (EGDI).

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    Aug
    13
    2018
    UN launches guide for countries to improve geospatial data management for better decision-making

    In a development that is likely to change how governments treat location data, the Statistics Division of the United Nations and World Bank launched what they are calling “a new guide” last week to help nations worldwide better manage geographical information data.

    The guide, called the Integrated geospatial Information Framework – A Strategic Guide to Develop and Strengthen National Geospatial Information Management, was launched during the Eighth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) held in New York last week. It includes advice for countries  on how to collect, access and use geospatial information, and will help governments, especially in low- and middle-income countries, to develop effective policies, and support decision-makers in directing aid and development resources. Further, it gives concrete recommendations on establishing national geospatial information management processes and putting that information to use.

  • Mon
    Aug
    13
    2018
    Government Attaches Growing Importance To Artificial Intelligence: UAE Minister

    The UAE Council for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transactions highlighted the importance of training Emiratis and attracting international talent who specialise in data, to achieve the goals of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence and the UAE Strategy for Digital Transactions, in line with the directives of the Vice His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to make the UAE an advanced country that is ready for the future, through developing its world-class digital infrastructure.

    This came during its third meeting, which was hosted by the Sharjah Department of E-Government and was chaired by Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence.

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    Aug
    12
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: Mangaluru: ‘MUDA Near People’ at hobli-level from next month

    Minister for Urban Development and Housing U T Khader said that the Mangaluru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) will reach out to people at hoblis on every Saturday in a month, to give single site approval.

    Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, he said that the ‘MUDA Near People’ programme will be held at Bajpe, Mulki, Surathkal and Ullal.

  • Sun
    Aug
    12
    2018
    AE: Dubai: RTA's new smart system aims to cut taxi queues at major events

    STMS will use real-time data from DWTC, malls and other venues to provide transport

    Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced a new smart system that is intended to tackle the problem of long waits for transport at major events in the emirate.

    The RTA's new Smart Time Management System (STMS) will monitor queues and the number of taxis in attendance at venues, to help RTA managers to provision enough transport and to give users a better idea of waiting times.

  • Sun
    Aug
    12
    2018
    AE: Building smart – the future of real estate is digital

    Smart cities built on digital technologies are having a profound effect on the real estate world and buildings as we know them are changing. And there is good reason to: according to the UN, by 2030 two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities, and Dubai has the opportunity to lead the way through state-of-the-art smart city initiatives. So, what has changed already and what further changes can we expect to see?

    I envision a world where homes and workplaces will become tailored to the way we now live and our digitally-empowered daily routines. In Dubai, the smart cities initiative has already seen city infrastructure begin to transform, using digital solutions and tools to address civic issues like public services, parking, street lighting, utilities and resource management via smart meters and we are now even seeing plans for autonomous vehicles for mass public transport. But in real estate, residential housing and commercial offices, developers are going to see growing demand for smart homes and offices - for developers this is an opportunity to add value through smart solutions and services.

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    Aug
    11
    2018
    IN: Gujarat: AMC’s ‘smart’ parking app goes live

    The much-awaited AMC Smart Parking app is now available on Google Play store. But before trusting it to find you a parking space it is better to know that the data on the app does not match real-time availability of parking spaces.

    For example, at about 4pm on Friday, the AMC smart parking app showed that there were only 21 parking slots available at the Navrangpura multilevel parking complex. But a drive to the parking area revealed that the top two floors of the parking were vacant and could accommodate 250-odd cars.

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    Aug
    11
    2018
    In Ukraine, want to create a single state register

    Deputies want to simplify the Ukrainians access to data from public registers. In the Parliament registered the draft law “On electronic public registers”, which envisages the gradual unification of data from more than 350 of the state register in a single database. The authors of the bill believe that such a move will save the state budget and increase the speed of obtaining administrative services.

    According to the text of the bill, the basis of the Unified register will be a database register of population, state register of legal entities, natural persons and Goszemkadastr. In addition to them in the database will include other directories: movable property, property and non-property rights, regulations, court decisions, powers of attorney, municipal registries and many others.

  • Sat
    Aug
    11
    2018
    VN: KPI can measure e-Government success

    Mai Tien Dung, Minister and Chairman of the Office of the Government, talks to Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper about the Key Performance Indicator, an effective tool to measure the quality of electronic government.

    Q: Will you please talk in detail about the concept of “electronic government” that is currently being used in our country?

    In recent years, the Party and Government have paid special attention to the application of information technology in all domains of the national economy. So far we have tried to promote e-government and create quite a few ePortfolios in many fields, including enterprise registration, social insurance and others. At the moment, we’re trying to set up a database on the country’s population and one on land, and a multilateral dialogue channel between the Government and the people.

  • Fri
    Aug
    10
    2018
    Vietnam up one place in UN e-government index ranking

    Vietnam has moved up one place to rank 88th among the 193 countries in the United Nations E-Government Survey 2018.

    Vietnam scored High in the Online Services Index (OSI) and E-Participation Index (EPI) (up from 0.5 points to 0.75 points).

    In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Vietnam was ranked sixth after Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Brunei.

  • Fri
    Aug
    10
    2018
    PK: PTI Plans To Launch 'Digital Transformation Initiative Programme'

    Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) plans to launch the Digital Transformation Initiative Programme for digital infrastructure, citizen services and other e-government services to boost Information Technology (IT) sector and significantly enhance its precious foreign exchange contribution to the national kitty.

    The party intends to provide maximum facility to people through digitalization of various departments in order to increase transparency, saving people's time and energy.

  • Fri
    Aug
    10
    2018
    For The First Time, India Earns A Place Among The Top 100 Countries In The United Nations E-Government Development Index (EGDI)

    The Central Government’s Digital India campaign has finally borne fruit as India has climbed 11 ranks in four years to gain a place among the top 100 nations as per the United Nations E-Government Development Index (EGDI). The latest 2018 version of the e-governance index released on July 19 shows India at the 96th position with a score of 0.5669, a massive leap from the 107th rank in 2016.

    Denmark has emerged at the top with a magnificent score of 0.9150, followed by Australia and South Korea. Europe has been named the pioneer in fastest online services whereas the progress in American and Asian countries is slower but quite significant. Many countries lying in the middle-income and even in the low-income bracket including Bangladesh have improved their rankings considerably owing to the introduction of online services via emails, mobile apps, SMS/RSS feed updates. In fact, among the SAARC countries, Sri Lanka has surpassed India with a rank of 94.

  • Thu
    Aug
    09
    2018
    IN: Punjab: Ludhiana: 2 Smart City DPRs for city approved

    he members of city-level technical sub-committee for Ludhiana Smart City Limited (LSCL) have given a nod for two detailed project reports (DPRs) for management of horticulture waste and installation of smart bins in the city on Wednesday. Also, members have approved tenders for retrofitting of Sarabha Nagar market and development of Malhar Road as a ‘smart road’. Now, these tenders will go to higher authorities for approval and then work will be allocated to the selected companies.

    The members have given their nod for the installation of compost machines for handling horticulture waste at five locations in the city. With the help of these machines, civic officials will be able to manage waste and prepare manure for plantation in MC parks. Civic officials will install a compost machine in each zone and two in Zone D. There is also a plan to install 100 smart bins in different locations of the city, and the members approved the DPR for this project as well.

  • Thu
    Aug
    09
    2018
    IN: Tamil Nadu: Now you can get e-sevai services from home

    Application for certificates can be made round-the-clock

    People who were dependent on e-seva centres or common service centres for electronically submitting their applications for getting basic documents have been empowered to do the process at home on computer or mobile phone, thanks to the introduction of citizen portal of e-sevai services under the national e-governance plan.

    While 3-district portal was providing 53 services, e-sevai portion was giving 63 services.

  • Thu
    Aug
    09
    2018
    X-raying Nigeria’s ICT Roadmap 2017-2020

    The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Communications, has unveiled yet another policy in ICT plan with strategies to achieve some milestones in the next two years plus. Stakeholders are, however, worried that the lofty ideas in the roadmap may come to nought if allowed to go the way of previous government policies. Samson Akintaro reports few months to the expiration of the National Broadband Plan, which implementation began in 2013, Nigeria has launched yet another plan aimed at broadening the scope of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the country. Much as it came as a step in the right direction, the country’s ICT roadmap 2017-2020 also underscores the fact that government has now acknowledged ICT to be one of the most critical tools underpinning socio economic development in the 21st century.

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    Aug
    08
    2018
    When it comes to e-gov, U.S. is now No. 11

    The United States moved up a single spot – from 12th to 11th -- in the most recent United Nations E-Government Survey, a measure of how well a country is implementing e-government practices. In 2003, the first year the survey was conducted, the U.S. topped the list.

    The survey tracks progress based on its E-Government Development Index that assesses telecommunications infrastructure, human capital and online services delivery and places counties into one of four categories: very high, high, middle and low. The United States scored in the “very high” category overall. Denmark, Australia and the Republic of Korea had the three highest scores.

  • Wed
    Aug
    08
    2018
    US: Colorado Will Develop a Digital Highway Using Connected-Vehicle Technology

    The $70 million program, in partnership with Panasonic, will deploy a 90-mile network that will generate vast amounts of vehicle data along I-70 from Golden to Vail.

    Colorado is moving forward with the development of a “digital highway,” as the state sets the foundation for the rollout of “connected” vehicles that can share data with one another and transportation officials.

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