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  • Mon
    May
    28
    2018
    Cyprus progressing slowly in digitisation

    Cyprus is progressing slowly in its digitisation, ranking 21st out of 28 EU member states in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) for 2018, published on Friday.

    With a score of 49.3, the report outlined “Cyprus is progressing slowly but steadily.” Along with Ireland and Spain, it progressed by more than 15 points over the last four years.

  • Mon
    May
    28
    2018
    ZA: Gauteng Government increasingly investing in ICT

    At the inaugural Future of Technology conference, MEC for Finance in Gauteng, Barbara Creecy, discussed how the provincial government is investing in innovation and technology.

    MEC for Finance in Gauteng, Barbara Creecy, discussed the future of technology within the government and the e-government services at the inaugural Future of Technology conference.

    Creecy added that those involved in the tech industry have a greater opportunity than ever before to help grow the economy and create jobs.

  • Mon
    May
    28
    2018
    NG: KOICA Trains Lagos Public Servants On e-Govt

    Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) through the Federal Ministry of Communication has introduced a new project planning basic course to Lagos State public servants and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

    KOICA in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday said the programme is a component of “Project for Capacity Building of e-Government in Nigeria.

  • Mon
    May
    28
    2018
    US: Florida’s Retirement Problem and Its Role in IT Modernization

    Many CIOs want to get rid of legacy technology like the mainframe. Florida CIO Eric Larson explains how the state's workforce situation is forcing the issue.

    The number of technology employees nearing retirement in the state of Florida is proof positive that the so-called "silver tsunami" phenomenon is alive and well. In the video above, we caught up with Florida Chief Information Officer Eric Larson, who explains that the state's aging workforce is complicating their path to modernization, especially when it comes to legacy systems.

  • Sun
    May
    27
    2018
    Bringing healthcare to rural India through telemedicine

    Subramanian (name changed) from Rameswaram had blurry vision. The 68-year-old thought it would pass. But as he developed difficulty in recognising even familiar faces, he decided to seek medical help.

    A visit to the telemedicine-enabled primary eye care centre set up by Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai in his small town gave Subramanian a new lease of life. An ophthalmic technician at Aravind performed a slit lamp examination on him. The data was then entered in an electronic medical record. “After consulting with the ophthalmologist from the base hospital using web conferencing, she dispensed him glasses,” says Dr. R. Kim, chief medical officer of Aravind Eye Hospital. “Today through telemedicine-enabled vision centres, we have a process to reach all those in need of eye care. We have currently 66 vision centres equipped with telemedicine facilities and about 1,800 patients are examined across these vision centres every day,'' he adds.

  • Sun
    May
    27
    2018
    IN: Kerala: Social networking to boost e-governance

    The government will use social networking channels to promote e-governance and services associated with it, said V T Santosh, senior technical director, national informatics centre (NIC).

    Speaking at a seminar on e-governance on Saturday, Santosh said that in the coming days the government will take adequate steps to make e- governance more effective.

  • Sun
    May
    27
    2018
    IN: Hyderabad to get India’s first cyber security cluster

    The Hyderabad Security Foundation (HSF) — India’s first cyber security cluster — will be formally launched on May 22 in the city, with the Mayor of Hague and the head of the Hague Security Delta (HSD) signing a ‘program of corporation’ on cyber security.

    This was confirmed by Telangana IT secretary, Jayesh Ranjan who shared that the delegation will also include cyber security companies from the Netherlands.

  • Sat
    May
    26
    2018
    IN: New Delhi: Three police stations now have digital malkhanas

    In the past few years, whenever a case was being heard in a court, it used to be a tough and time consuming process for Delhi Police personnel to search the concerned case property stored inside the malkhanas and pore over several registers.

    Keeping in mind the difficulties entailing this process, the mission to digitise malkhanas was taken up, as a result of which case properties are now given a proper identity and packed with a barcode on the cover. Three police stations in South East Delhi have digitised their malkhanas, keeping with the spirit of e-governance.

  • Sat
    May
    26
    2018
    Croatia Improves Digital Society Rankings

    Croatia made progress last year on the European Union's Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) – it ranks 22nd out of the 28 EU member states, while in subcategories of the index it ranks 8th.

    The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. The DESI measures the performance of 28 EU member states in a number of areas, including connectivity, digital skills, integration of digital technology, and digital public services.

  • Sat
    May
    26
    2018
    IR: ‘Mobile Government’ introduced to promote e-services

    The first phase of e-government services project in Iran officially came on stream on Wednesday under the title of ‘Mobile Government’.

    The project aims to facilitate some government services, reduce unnecessary expenses and ease traffic jam, which is the main cause of air pollution in big cities.

    It is based on the National Information Network, an ongoing project to develop a secure and stable infrastructure network in the country.

  • Fri
    May
    25
    2018
    Free Internet access for all South Africans should be a basic human right

    The IAB SA has kick-started a campaign for all South Africans to have free basic access to the Internet. As the right to information is one of our constitutional rights, it follows that South Africans should have the ability to access this information freely.

    Free Internet access for all South Africans should be a basic human right Chris Borain, chair of the IAB SA, says, “We believe in fostering digital equality among all citizens. While Icasa is taking great strides to address the high cost of data, a basic level of free Internet access is a separate issue that requires as much attention. All South Africans, especially vulnerable groups and those without access to mobile phones, have the right to access information online, from government services, employment opportunities or online education resources.”

  • Fri
    May
    25
    2018
    Africa’s public service and health sector brain drain

    A report the other day by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation that Nigeria and other countries in Africa are losing about $2 billion annually via brain drain in the health sector is another badge of dishonour for a continent that has constantly been a symbol of shame and suffering.

    The Foundation stated in its 2018 Report titled, “Public Service in Africa” that no sound governance in Africa would be achieved without strong public services and health care delivery is one that is abysmally, shamefully low, of all public services.

  • Fri
    May
    25
    2018
    Electronic Forms (e-forms) Market: Rising Rate of Internet Usage and High Demand For Paperless Operations In Offices and Institutes

    Electronic forms or e-forms are the electronic versions of paper forms but with added benefits. E-forms have the potential to improve the efficiency of a system significantly as compared to conventional paper forms. Paper forms are not only more time consuming and error prone, but also cost more than e-forms due to the additional handling and storage costs. E-forms are more convenient as they can be accessed from anywhere, from practically any device that supports the Internet, and require no manual handling or storage costs. E-forms enable users to interact with enterprise applications and the back-end systems linked to them.

  • Thu
    May
    24
    2018
    Sri Lanka Telecommunication Ministry signs MoU with Microsoft Sri Lanka to drive digital transformation

    Sri Lanka's Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft in Sri Lanka to provide effective citizen services.

    Speaking at the signing of the MoU with Microsoft Sri Lanka Minister of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment, Harin Fernando said although it was long-overdue, this was a significant milestone for Sri Lanka to drive the country's digital transformation.

  • Thu
    May
    24
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: Soon, BangaloreOne centres to offer more citizen services, documents

    Soon people in the state can avail a host of government documents, including those relating to property from BangaloreOne and similar citizen service centres without the hassle of interacting with government officials. In a huge boon for citizens, the directorate of electronic delivery of citizen services (EDCS) is planning to include about 500 services under Seva Sindhu, a platform that offers a bouquet of services to citizens under the Sakala framework.

  • Thu
    May
    24
    2018
    IN: Wi-Fication: Digital divide to digital dividend

    The Indian telecom sector managed to add about one billion mobile subscribers in last 10 years, taking cognisance of a digitally-connected society and the socio-economic benefits it brings forth.

    The explosive expansion of mobile telephony in India is a shining case study for the entire world. The Indian telecom sector managed to add about one billion mobile subscribers in last 10 years, taking cognisance of a digitally-connected society and the socio-economic benefits it brings forth.

  • Thu
    May
    24
    2018
    India's Knowledge Network to extend to South Asia

    All educational, medical and research institutes in India will soon be able to connect with their South Asian counterparts to share information and ideas across major fields.

    National Knowledge Network (NKN), a high-speed broadband network that is being rolled out to connect education institutes in India, will now be extended to other countries. This is expected to benefit 50 million students and researchers.

  • Wed
    May
    23
    2018
    AU: GovPass pilot to launch in October; digital ID project to push 2.8m transactions online

    GovPass to cut Tax File Number application time from a month to minutes, acting DTA chief executive says

    The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) plans to launch the pilot of its GovPass digital identity program in October, allowing participants to conduct the process of applying for a Tax File Number completely online.

    There are some 750,000 applications for TFNs every year, acting DTA Randall Brugeaud told the CeBit eGovernment Conference.

  • Wed
    May
    23
    2018
    AE: TRA seeks public and corporate input to develop UAE e-government portal

    The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched a campaign to develop the content of the official portal of the UAE Government (Government.ae), inivited all sections of the public, government entities and private sector establishments to share information that is missing from the portal and provide official references and sources of such information. TRA welcomes anyone to report any wrong information, grammatical or spelling mistakes.

    People are requested to report their feedback through a survey, for which a link is published via social media and sent out to anyone whose e-mail address is in the TRA’s databases. TRA is using the 'Participate and get a reward' hashtag for the campaign.

  • Wed
    May
    23
    2018
    ZA: Minister Malusi Gigaba - Launch of Automated Biometric Identification System Project

    Statement by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba at the media launch of the Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) Project, Taj Hotel, Cape Town

    Members of the Media, DHA partners, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

  • Tue
    May
    22
    2018
    Irish towns and cities can apply for free Wi-Fi hotspots

    Some €120m is being put into the cross-EU project

    Applications have opened for local authorities to introduce free Wi-Fi hotspots.

    Under the initiative, the European Commission is making funding available to local authorities across the EU.

  • Tue
    May
    22
    2018
    US: Text-to-911 Available Statewide in Minnesota

    Why the state opted for a statewide implementation rather than by county.

    Minnesota, hoping to be a national leader on the text-to-911 front, rolled out a statewide implementation last December, eschewing the temptations of a county-by-county deployment. There were real, practical reasons for the state to decide on the statewide deployment instead of by Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

  • Tue
    May
    22
    2018
    US: Maryland: GovEx at Johns Hopkins University Launches Training Center for Government Data Skills

    Online and onsite courses for government employees will begin in June.

    The Center for Government Excellence, also known as GovEx, is launching a new training center aimed at helping public employees embrace emerging trends in government technology, including data management, analytics, community engagement and more.

    The center will feature a curriculum available online or through customizable onsite trainings, said Eric Reese, GoxEx’s associate director of training. With an application deadline of May 25, the first courses will begin June 27.

  • Tue
    May
    22
    2018
    VN: E-Government pushes administrative reform: PM

    The e-Government would help fight corruption, push administrative reform and improve investment environment, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

    The sluggish building of the e-Government will lead to low productivity and backwardness, the PM said at a working session on e-Government building with representatives of a number of ministries, agencies and the national committee on IT application in building the e-Government in Hanoi on May 14.

  • Tue
    May
    22
    2018
    APICTA urged to share e-government experiences with Vietnam

    Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has suggested the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) share with Vietnam experiences in building e-government and e-administration accumulated from its members such as Australia, Singapore and Japan.

    Deputy PM Dam made the suggestion while hosting a reception in Hanoi on May 15 for an APICTA delegation, led by its Chairman Stan Singh, who have been on a working visit to Vietnam.

  • Mon
    May
    21
    2018
    Smart City Spotlight: Singapore

    Singapore may be small in size, but it has a lot to offer the region.

    As part of its agenda for its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Singapore has envisioned the development of a smart city network spanning the region. The first cohort of 26 smart cities would be the starting point for region-wide collaboration towards the common goal of smart and sustainable urban development.

  • Mon
    May
    21
    2018
    Faroe Islands look to Estonian example setting up own e-government system

    The Faroe Islands are an archipelago of 18 tiny and remote islands in the North Atlantic. An autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, which already has an e-state of its own in place, they decided in favour of Estonia"s approach—for technological as well as political reasons, writes Richard Martyn-Hemphill.

    After more than a decade of Estonia showboating its e-governance methods to much of the world, it is no longer novel to see far larger nations than the Faroe Islands offering ample praise for Estonia"s drive to bring its interactions between government and citizens online.

  • Sun
    May
    20
    2018
    PK: Steps Being Taken To Facilitate Commuters

    Lahore Transport Company (LTC) is heading towards the path of e-governance under public private partnership model for providing efficient public service delivery to the general public.

    TPL Rupiya, in collaboration with Lahore Transport Company (LTC), has introduced the LTC Musafir card, it was told in a meeting held at LTC head office on Saturday. This NFC based card is a cashless fare payment solution in continuation of e-ticketing system in second phase.

  • Sun
    May
    20
    2018
    IN: Free WiFi service at Naharlagun Railway Station in Arunachal

    Passengers travelling from Naharlagun Railway Station in Arunachal Pradesh will now be able to use free WiFi service with the launch of the high-speed WiFi internet service.

    Inaugurating the service, Arunachal Pradesh deputy chief minister Chowna Mein said that the service is another step towards digital connectivity and contribute towards Digital India initiative.

  • Sun
    May
    20
    2018
    NG: Smart City: Lagos to reply 10,000 CCTV cameras

    Speaking at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Fahm, said the smart city initiative, which is on course, was intended to allow the people and companies operate in a safe and secure environment thereby creating more jobs and increasing the Gross Domestic Product of the State.

    The Lagos State Government on Friday said arrangements are in top gear to deploy additional 10,000 High Definition CCTV cameras across the State as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme designed to provide a 24-hour driven economy.

  • Sun
    May
    20
    2018
    US: Telehealth could replace doctor visits in major cities, amid a primary care physician shortage

    • A 2017 survey found 24 days is the average wait time to schedule a physician appointment in 15 largest U.S. cities
    • The long waits are a result of a growing shortage of primary care physicians, along with an aging population requiring more health care
    • Major health care players like, UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and Kaiser Permanente, are increasingly using virtual care or telehealth for primary care appointments and follow-ups

  • Sat
    May
    19
    2018
    NG: LASG To Install 10000 CCTV Camera For Security

    The Lagos State Government has disclosed intentions to deploy an additional 10,000 high-definition closed-circuit television across the state as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme designed to provide a 24-hour security-driven economy.

    This was made known by the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr. Hakeem Fahm, while speaking at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration.

  • Fri
    May
    18
    2018
    Ethiopian Government Ready to Implement an Electronic Procurement System

    The Ethiopian government is prepared to commence an Electronic Government Procurement (EGP) system to increase the effectiveness of public procurement procedures.

    As Tsegaye Abebe, Procurement Coordinator and Training Advisor with Public Procurement and Property Administration Agency, explained, the system is expected to increase operational efficiency, transparency, and competition between bidders. It will also enable institutions to increase efficiency through automation of manual processes.

  • Fri
    May
    18
    2018
    PK: E-Governance: a catalyst for development

    Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” illustrates and re-illustrates itself intermittently in its multifaceted manifestations. Those who negotiate it timely have seen fortunes coming to them. To their credit; they haven’t sufficed with mere acceptance of the fact but have burnt their midnight oil for achieving what it entails in substance. Those who wish to be negligent have been deservingly made to bite the dust.

    Presently, nations are, even if not as a matter of choice but compulsion, in the race to become the fittest. Knowing the requirements, developed ones are mindful that their state institutions and governing structures are going to determine their economic and political might in the race. For this reason, their public sector gets absolute priority in reforms, since governance surely qualifies as propulsion in fortifying the country’s worth.

  • Fri
    May
    18
    2018
    Brazilian federal government leads in open source adoption

    New development has also taken place in the vast majority of public sector bodies, says study.

    Adoption and use of open source technologies is more common in Brazilian federal government bodies rather than their state-level counterparts, according to a new study.

    Open source is more common at federal level, seen in 93 percent of organizations, while 78 percent of state-level bodies use it, according to the findings of the E-Government ICT edition carried out by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br).

  • Fri
    May
    18
    2018
    NG: Smart City: Lagos Set to deploy 10,000 CCTV Cameras

    The Lagos State Government on Friday said arrangements are in top gear to deploy additional 10,000 High Definition (HD) CCTV cameras across the State as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme designed to provide a 24-hour driven economy.

    Speaking at the annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Hakeem Fahm said the smart city initiative, which is on course, was intended to allow the people and companies operate in a safe and secure environment thereby creating more jobs and increasing the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the State.

  • Thu
    May
    17
    2018
    Smart Government Market: Influential Factors Determining the Trajectory of the Market

    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.

  • Thu
    May
    17
    2018
    IN: From Smart To Future Smart

    Indian cities are different from what a city is defined as in the West. We have a distinct social fabric which has to be kept in mind while planning our smart cities

    Since the Modi government launched its ambitious Smart Cities Mission in 2015 to develop 100 smart cities, considerable progress has been made even as the pace of work is picking up.

  • Thu
    May
    17
    2018
    Myanmar advances e-Government implementation

    The Union Minister also stressed the need to make the best use of mobile network which is expected to cover about 90 percent of the country’s population.

    The work committee on implementing the e-Government held its first coordination meeting yesterday, discussing priorities for implementing the task.

    Speaking at the meeting, U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government, also the chairman of the working committee, stressed the need to speed up the measures to be taken periodically and to gain a quick win.

  • Wed
    May
    16
    2018
    RW: Good, the youth are disrupting the digital status quo

    Judging from nearly every speaker at the ongoing Transform Africa Summit, there is a lot of optimism in the air as far as embracing digital technology as a tool for economic advancement is concerned.

    The fourth edition of the summit, being held under the theme, “Accelerating Africa’s single digital market”, also came with some good news; Ghana and Zambia were the latest countries to join the Smart Africa initiative, bringing the total to 24 countries.

  • Wed
    May
    16
    2018
    BH: Initiative to set up social media policies

    Amid the security challenges and accelerated technical changes, Information Affairs Minister Ali bin Mohammed Al Romaihi has directed the ministry’s officials to work together with government institutions to reach policies and controls for the safe use of social media platforms.

    In implementation of the directives, the ministry has launched a cooperation initiative with the eGovernment Authority and University of Bahrain on the safe use of social networking platforms through the government work system, Assistant Undersecretary Abdullah Ahmed Al-Blushi said.

  • Wed
    May
    16
    2018
    Digital India, e-governance flop : Not a single website of State Govt Departments updated

    Despite the digital India dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the huge amount of funds sanctioned by the Central Government for e-governance, none of the official websites of the State Government's Departments have been found properly updated till date.

    Taking stock of the situation, the Chief Secretary's office has directed all the Departments concerned to do the needful.

  • Wed
    May
    16
    2018
    US: South Carolina Secretary of State Wins International Award

    Secretary of State Mark Hammond recognized for innovative customer service with state-of-the-art online filing system for businesses

    he South Carolina Secretary of State (SOS) has won the 2018 International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) Merit Award for the Online Business Entities Filing, Search and Document Retrieval System. The IACA Merit Award recognizes jurisdictions who have developed innovation through the implementation of a new or improved product or service. Each submission was scored on the following areas: Effectiveness, Originality, Significance, Transferability, and Lessons Learned.

  • Tue
    May
    15
    2018
    AE: Prioritization is the key to digital transformation

    When the UAE’s eGovernment was first conceptualized back in the 1990s, internet penetration was a bare five percent, yet the UAE still upheld its ambitious vision, turning its land into an innovative and smart living hub for residents and businesses.

    The most recent launch of ‘Dubai Paperless Strategy’ by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, is aimed at fulfilling UAE’s 2021 Vision of becoming one of the best countries in the world through becoming a highly competitive economy whilst providing a sustainable living environment.

  • Tue
    May
    15
    2018
    IN: e-office system implement in all government departments in Uttar Pradesh

    The e-office system, aimed at enhancing movement of files, was implemented in all the state government departments on Monday, an official said.

    The new system, which was announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on October 27 last year, was implemented in 20 departments at the state secretariat in the first phase.

  • Tue
    May
    15
    2018
    KN: Nevis developing its digital economy through e-government transformation

    As most Caribbean islands seek to improve their information and communications technology (ICT) sector, Nevis is also aggressively developing their digital economy through e-government transformation.

    The recent inauguration of Hon. Troy Liburd, first Minister of ICT, with responsibility for Education, Library Services and Information Technology in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), re-affirmed this island’s commitment to developing ICT and implementing 21st Century Government.

  • Tue
    May
    15
    2018
    Burkina Faso Government Broadens Digital Access with SES Networks

    Under new multi-year agreement, Burkina Faso government expands use of fibre-like connectivity and managed services to connect government offices and schools

    A new multi-year agreement between Burkina Faso and SES Networks will enable the local administration of the African country to continue using high-speed connectivity to roll out e-government, e-education and e-health services. The fibre-like connectivity enjoyed by the land-locked country is delivered via the high throughput, low latency O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite fleet, SES announced.

  • Mon
    May
    14
    2018
    IN: Telangana: Concept of good governance

    Good governance aims at providing an environment in which all citizens irrespective of class, caste and gender can develop to their full potential.

    The process of decision making and governing through laws, rules, norms, power and language by public institutions and personnel to mange public resources for public welfare at large is called Governance.

  • Mon
    May
    14
    2018
    IN: 2.8 lakh were to deliver IRCTC services, only 38,500 registered so far

    Official sources said the IRCTC late last month alerted the Ministry of Electronics and IT that only 38,500 RSPs had registered so far for IRCTC services.

    The government claims 2.92 lakh common service centres (CSCs) deliver a range of services today to citizens across the country, a far cry from the 83,000 centres that existed during UPA rule.

    But the IRCTC, meant to deliver e-ticketing services via retail service providers (RSPs) through 2.8 lakh such centres, has raised the red flag, saying the process of RSP registration is very slow.

  • Mon
    May
    14
    2018
    Bahrain eGovt records 78pc customer satisfaction

    Customer satisfaction level of online services provided by Bahrain’s Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) has reached 78 per cent, according to an annual study.

    The customer satisfaction levels were measured through a comprehensive survey from the Bahraini BHCSI model that is established by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) to measure customer satisfaction.

  • Sun
    May
    13
    2018
    IN: Driving licence made easy: Maharashtra transport department plans seva kendras at all RTO

    The department has invited bids for appointing a new service provider to process smart card driving licences.

    Aiming to do away with the role of agents and touts at its Regional Transport Offices (RTO), the transport department has planned to set up seva kendras (service centres) on the lines of the passport seva kendra, at all 50 RTO offices across the state. Earlier, the application process at RTOs was made available online but the proposed seva kendra setup will help those who are unable to apply online or do not have internet access.

    The department has already invited bids for appointing a new service provider to process smart card driving licences and setting up of the RTO seva kendras. The new service provider will set up a seva kendra with at least two of its staffers at the front desk to attend the people at every RTO.

  • Sun
    May
    13
    2018
    IN: ‘NSDL e-Gov’s services dwarf those of depository’

    Affiliate of India’s largest depository provides various online services, including enabling student loans

    When Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced in his 2015 Budget speech that the government will create a single-window electronic platform for providing education loans under the Pradhan Mantri Vidya Lakshmi Karyakram, one company in Mumbai knew it was best placed to execute the government’s ambitious programme.

  • Sun
    May
    13
    2018
    IN: Odisha: DGP launches app to monitor police stations

    Odisha Police Saturday came up with a special app which will help senior officials closely monitor the performance of police stations across the state including investigative officers (IOs). In this application, a dashboard will appear on the computers of officials enabling them to check the progress of investigations into cases on a daily basis.

    Director General of Police RP Sharma launched the application through video conferencing, which was attended by all range IGs and DIGs, including district police superintendents in Bhubaneswar.

  • Sun
    May
    13
    2018
    JO: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Forum’s 'Transformation to a Knowledge Society Committee' Recommendations

    'Transforming to a Knowledge Society Committee', one of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum’s committees, concluded its work by issuing its final recommendations and suggestions underlining the economic, social, technological, cultural, educational and training aspects that make up a knowledge society, which must be properly utilized in order to keep up with technological advancements.

    The report of the Committee, chaired by Mr. Ahmad Al Jaloudi, member of the 17th Lower House, underlined the causes preventing a knowledge-based society transformation, including reasons related to weak electronic linkage, lack of competent capacities, lack of research and development, as well as other reasons related to the absence of community awareness campaigns for promoting e-government services, lack of activation of the Access to Information Law, in addition to the absence of a clear national strategy for this transformation.

  • Sat
    May
    12
    2018
    KN: Data Protection Act Now On The Books

    The Data Protection Bill 2018 intended to promote the protection of personal data processed by public and private bodies has been passed in the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis.

    The Bill, which had its first reading in September 2015, was debated in the House on Thursday.

    Mover of the Bill, Minister of Information Technology, Attorney-General Vincent Byron Jr. said the objective of the bill is to safeguard personal data from unlawful processing by public and private bodies. He said it would also promote transparency and accountability in the processing of personal data.

  • Fri
    May
    11
    2018
    KE: Safaricom to collect revenues for Kakamega

    The Kakamega government will roll out a cashless revenue collection system to seal theft loopholes, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has said.

    The system will be launched on June 1. It will be operated by telecom provider Safaricom and supervised by the county’s revenue collection agency.

    Oparanya and county officials met Safaricom representatives in Kisumu on Thursday.

  • Thu
    May
    10
    2018
    AU: ADHA tries to forge greater e-health participation

    Using a series of digital test beds.

    The Australian Digital Health Agency is set to test new models of healthcare that are enabled or enhanced by the forthcoming personal e-health record.

    The operator of the record system said it is looking to fund a series of test bed projects in partnership with industry and academia to feed into the creation of digitally-enabled services and new models of healthcare.

  • Thu
    May
    10
    2018
    IN: Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation flags data breach after IB sounds alert

    Disabling of aadhaar. epfoservices.com, due to security concerns has impacted the process of Aadhaar authentication for life certification scheme for pensioners in rural areas.

    The government’s Common Service Centres (CSCs) scheme, which employs rural entrepreneurs to offer a slew of digital services to those in the hinterlands, has come under the scanner for the second time in four months with the Aadhaar-seeding portal built for Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) being suspended after suspected security-related “vulnerabilities”.

  • Thu
    May
    10
    2018
    IN: Smart governance: Big data and analytics to Telangana government's rescue

    Vehicle tax collection is just one of the many ways in which Telangana is using big data and analytics to improve efficiency in government processes

    In late 2017, Telangana’s transport department approached the e-governance cell with a unique problem.

    The state had not been able to enforce a law which was passed over eight years ago by the then Andhra Pradesh government to levy two per cent additional life tax on the purchase of second vehicles. They found that registrations were not linked to any IDs such as Aadhaar or PAN and details buyers often provided were misleading, proving it impossible to check if a buyer of a new vehicle was already the owner of another vehicle.

  • Thu
    May
    10
    2018
    Bahrain eGovt payment value up 12pc in Q1

    The growth of ePayment value across various eGovernment channels in Bahrain reached 12 per cent during the first quarter of 2018 versus last quarter of 2017, said a report from Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA).

    Values reach more than BD23 million ($60.7 million) were completed from January to March 2018 with an increase of 10 per cent in number of financial transactions.

  • Thu
    May
    10
    2018
    How payments ecosystem has evolved in Kenya

    In Kenya today, a consumer wants to swipe to pay at a clothing store, pay via mobile money at the grocery store, write a cheque for school fees, and pay cash at the fuel station.

    This highlights the changing dynamics witnessed in the payments industry in Kenya and around the globe, with consumers and businesses using multiple channels, interchangeably.

  • Wed
    May
    09
    2018
    IN: Madhya Pradesh: Smart City is ‘Wave of Future’: Union Minister Puri

    Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that Madhya Pradesh will play a special role in building a new India. After registering significant achievements in every field of development, Madhya Pradesh has now come out from the category of ‘Bimaru’ state. He added that agriculture growth rate remains constant at double digits and agriculture growth rate of state is highest in the country. He asserted that country is changing fast under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Wed
    May
    09
    2018
    NG: Nigcomsat inks deal to deploy satellites services across Africa

    Nigeria and Turkey are now best buddies on satellite communications

    A deal that would allow the Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd (Nigcomsat) to deploy telecoms services via satellite has been signed by the company and its Turkish counterpart, the Turkish Satellite Company (Turksat).

    The agreement was signed in Ankara, Turkey, by Kazeem Kolawole Raji, executive director of NigComSat and Hasan Huseyin Ertok, vice-president of the Turkish company.

  • Wed
    May
    09
    2018
    GH: Mo Ibrahim Foundation's Report On State of Public Services

    A report on the state of public services in Africa has just been released by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. And its findings are a damning indictment of the failure by the African leadership to deliver on some of the continent's most pressing areas for development.

    The 128-page report which will be a point of focus at the 2018 Ibrahim Forum taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, next weekend and whose premise is Public Service in Africa, and how that relates to good governance and effective leadership on the continent.

  • Wed
    May
    09
    2018
    Kenyan company to lose control over Ugandan internet highway

    President Museveni has given Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) ‘unlimited access’ to national optic fibre backbone infrastructure network and ordered for immediate cancelation of a multi-billion ‘unfavourable’ Internet contract government officials signed with Soliton Telmec, a Kenyan company.

    The President, who chaired the Cabinet meeting on Monday, said he was the one who went to China to negotiate the Shs300b loan for the National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure and e-Government Infrastructure (NBI/EGI) project.

  • Wed
    May
    09
    2018
    Finnish government launches regional digitisation plan

    Finland’s government allocates €400m to support digital projects run by the country’s local authorities

    Finland has made rapid strides to digitise a broad range of government services, with the aim of developing an advanced e-government infrastructure for an increasingly digitally smart economy.

  • Wed
    May
    09
    2018
    Ahead of digital revolution, small Czech firms still struggle with slow internet

    The Czech Republic is one of the most industrialised EU states and its big companies do not fear digitalisation. However, SMEs are afraid of job losses and have asked for help with the costly transformation.

    According to a Deloitte study, digitalisation, robotisation and automatisation will affect mainly transport and heavy, manufacturing and automotive industry. This is important for the Czech Republic where industry accounts for almost 50% of the overall business economy.

  • Tue
    May
    08
    2018
    Bahrain eGovt holds workshop on system development

    Bahrain’s Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) recently conducted a workshop on system development projects attended by more than 50 IT specialists of government and semi-government entities.

    The workshop on ‘Policies, Standards and Best Practices for Applications Development’ by the Enterprise Architecture & Information Technology Directorate comes in line with the efforts exerted by the ICT Governance Committee (ICTGC) that aims at achieving more accomplishments in the field of IT infrastructure and development of IT systems.

  • Tue
    May
    08
    2018
    Digital Oman Strategy reviewed at State Council

    The State Council on Monday hosted CEO and officials from Information Technology Authority (ITA) in the presence of its chairman, H E Dr Yahya bin Mahfoudh al Mantheri, the two vice chairpersons, several members and Dr Khalid bin Salem al Saidi, secretary general of the State Council.

    Dr Saidi welcomed Dr Salim bin Sultan al Ruzaiqi, CEO of ITA to make a visual presentation on the work of ITA, its services and how those services are utilised to serve public interest, stated a press release.

  • Tue
    May
    08
    2018
    RW: Connecting the continent, accelerating transformation

    In 2006, the Government of Rwanda partnered with the International Telecommunications Union to host the Connect Africa Summit that was held in Kigali the next year.

    The leaders of our continent understood that the rapid advances of information and communication technology represented an opportunity for the continent to leapfrog the agrarian and industrial stages of development and compete with the rest of the world in the information age, with a better level playing field.

  • Tue
    May
    08
    2018
    MW: Huawei Hails Government On National Fibre Backbone Project

    Huawei Malawi Country Director, Wan Wei has commended government for successfully implementing the National Fibre Backbone Project and the operationalizing of the Malawi Digital Broadcast Network Limited (MDBNL) that is responsible for managing the digital migration process for the country.

    Wei whose company Huawei implemented the project, expressed the sentiments Monday in Lilongwe after Parliamentary Committee on Media, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) visited Dowa to tour various installations for MDBNL and the Fibre project last week.

  • Mon
    May
    07
    2018
    NG: Firm To Partner RSG On e-governance

    A leading technology- based company Xerox, says it is ready to partner with the Rivers State Government on effective information management and documentation processes.

    General Manager, Sales and Marketing of the company, Femi Abidoye disclosed this during a product exhibition and interactive session with staff of government Agencies and parastatals, held at the conference hall of the Ministry of Justice in Port Harcourt recently.

  • Mon
    May
    07
    2018
    AE: Skyline Conducted Pocket MBA on E-Governance, AI and Robotics, and Enterprising Sustainable Smart Cities

    Skyline University College organized the second edition of One Day Refresher Course in Management with Emphasis on E-Governance, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and Enterprising Sustainable Smart Cities (Pocket MBA) on April 18, 2018 at SUC Campus. Delegates such as tourism directors, managers, software engineers, IT directors, and SUC Alumni from various corporate and government offices in the UAE have participated in the program.

    The Pocket MBA covered an introduction to E-Governance, a discussion on disruptions which are disrupting the supply line of existing business model, and an insightful overview about difference between Sustainable Innovations and Disruptive Innovations. It also included the topics of emerging technologies like Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics. Finally, the program provided an understanding on the application of various technologies in building and developing Enterprising Sustainable Smart Cities. The case studies of Kodak and Chicago Smart City were used in the discussion during the program.

  • Mon
    May
    07
    2018
    TH: Red tape to be cut, public feedback encouraged under digital changes, 4.0 committee hears

    A committee tasked with propelling needed reforms under the Thailand 4.0 policy on Monday heard progress updates from state bodies in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

    A series of measures must be implemented to aid in the nation’s digital transformation, including this August cancelling state agency requirements for photocopies of the Thai national ID card and household registrations to access services.

  • Mon
    May
    07
    2018
    Smart cities, cybersecurity, e-commerce, trade facilitation in focus at 32nd ASEAN Summit

    Recognising the importance of capitalising on the opportunities presented by the digital age, and the need to promote cross-border electronic commerce (eCommerce) in the region, the states are establishing an ASEAN Agreement on E-commerce.

    At the 32nd ASEAN Summit, the Heads of State/Government of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Member States adopted the ASEAN Leaders' Vision for a Resilient and Innovative ASEAN, as an articulation of ASEAN’s strategic position and intent in the context of a shifting geopolitical and economic landscape.

  • Sun
    May
    06
    2018
    IN: Haryana: Taking the IT Route to Better Healthcare

    From dilapidated, dysfunctional health centres to delivery of advanced health care, Haryana has come a long way in very short time. Encouragement to the use of e-initiatives is giving real time benefit to the people at the grassroots level, changing the very landscape of healthcare services being offered by the Government, writes Priya Yadav of Elets News Network (ENN).

    The State is being lauded for its innovative initiatives, being implemented effectively, that are setting an example for other states to follow. The most recent example is the State’s achievement to become the first State in the country to launch High Risk Pregnancy (HRP) Portal. Amneet P Kumar, Secretary, Health and Mission Director, National Health Mission says, “Haryana is an innovative state and has launched several online applications in health including portals that were run by Government of India like Health Management Information System (HMIS) and Reproductive and Child Health (RCH).”

  • Sun
    May
    06
    2018
    IN: Telangana: Going digital: Hyderabad city police to become ‘paperless’ from May 1

    The initiative is the first of its kind to be implemented in a city with a population of 87 lakh and 12,000 police personnel.

    In an effort towards conservation, the Hyderabad police will avoid using paper across its police stations and replace it with an e-software. This “paperless” initiative will begin from May 1, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar told TNM.

  • Sat
    May
    05
    2018
    In A First, India To Develop Blockchain Platform for E-Governance; IIT-K To Design Architecture Worth $5 Mn

    Governments across globe are exploring and experimenting blockchain usage on multiple governance issues. In India, state such as Karnataka, Gujarat and Maharashtra, have started evaluating the technology for purposes of e-governance, and in this Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are leading the race with both looking to move government data to blockchains within a few months.

    In a latest development in adopting blockchain in India, a $5 million blockchain project has been commissioned by central cybersecurity agency of India. Notably, this is the first attempt in India to design and develop a blockchain platform for e-governance and to integrate the various applications in it.

  • Sat
    May
    05
    2018
    IN: Bihar: 30 electric buses to hit Patna roads soon

    If everything goes according to plan, 30 buses will be operated in the state capital soon under the Smart City Plan. The move is also aimed at easing traffic congestion and curbing air pollution in the city.

    secretary said the proposal for electric buses had been forwarded to the Union transport ministry for approval. “The buses will not only help curb air pollution, but also minimise sound pollution,” Agarwal said.

  • Fri
    May
    04
    2018
    Government of Finland approves first blockchain project to be created by Essentia with MTK

    It hasn’t been long since we offered the Dutch government a blockchain based solution for the border control issue, as we believe that introducing real world use cases is the way towards mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.

    In March 2018, Essentia attended four meetings with representatives of the Finnish MTK organization, discussing possible ways of utilizing the Essentia framework.

  • Fri
    May
    04
    2018
    Cyber security, IT skills crucial for EU's digitalization: commissioner

    European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel here on Friday said ensuring cyber security and developing IT skills are crucial for the digitalization of the European Union (EU).

    "Security is a top priority for European citizens, but digitization adds one more dimension to it -- cyber security," Gabriel said while addressing a conference on e-government.

  • Thu
    May
    03
    2018
    IN: Jammu & Kashmir: Digitization key to corruption-free, speedy delivery of services: Imran Ansari

    Stresses on making rural population digitally literate

    Minister for Information Technology Imran Raza Ansari today said digitization plays a key role in ensuring corruption-free and speedy delivery of services to the people.

    “The growth of the country can only be increased by moving towards digitization,” the Minister said, adding that the digital penetration in the country is around 75-80% but there is a need to bring rural areas at par with the cities in terms of digitization for the overall growth of the country.

  • Thu
    May
    03
    2018
    Djibouti launches digital transformation to improve services to citizens

    By the end of the project, the aim is to enroll half the population in the e-ID system, with women, who are significantly underrepresented in current identity systems, representing half of the enrolled.

    The World Bank announced today new support for Djibouti’s ongoing efforts to leverage digital technology to bring government closer to citizens and improve the impact, transparency and efficiency of its public administration.

  • Thu
    May
    03
    2018
    IN: Punjab: 67 services to go online

    Property tax, sewerage-water bills & sanitation, among others

    In the coming days, with the implementation of e-governance project, the residents will not have to come to the Municipal Corporation office for map approval, water-sewerage connection or birth-death certificates as the civic body has decided to make work of all its branches online.

    Even the work on this has been initiated at the ground level. Advertising, property tax, sewerage-water bills, park, sanitation and fire brigade among 67 services would go online.

  • Thu
    May
    03
    2018
    OM: Smart Cities summit explores roles of AI and IoT in advancing economy

    The second edition of Oman International Trade & Exhibitions' (OITE) Smart Cities & Smart Cities summit explores roles of AI and IoT in advancing economy Industry 4.0 Summit, a part of Comex Business, began on Tuesday at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    It was inaugurated by H E Dr Yahya bin Nasser al Khusaibi, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Legal Affairs.

  • Thu
    May
    03
    2018
    US: Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ Website for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Receives 2017 Horizon Interactive Award

    —Website is Component of Statewide, Interagency Network Solving Prescription Drug Abuse/Misuse Efforts—

    An emergency room doctor meets a patient for the first time who claims a need for opioid medications. A pharmacist notices a consumer who seems to frequently refill the same opioid prescription. Whether it’s a licensed healthcare professional in a large city, a suburban area or in a rural community, there’s a short timeframe for them to be able to answer the same question — is this patient’s request for controlled medication legitimate or is it related to addiction?

    The answer is at the core of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ (DORA) Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). The PDMP helps licensed healthcare prescribers and dispensers make more informed decisions before prescribing or dispensing controlled substances to patients. DORA’s PDMP website serves as a critical “front door” for licensed healthcare prescribers and dispensers to access this powerful tool, and was selected as a 2017 Horizon Interactive Award recipient.

  • Wed
    May
    02
    2018
    Government for the People: Ukraine’s Paperwork Online

    To improve efficiency and transparency, businesses and citizens have more and more online options.

    Historically, getting official paperwork done in Ukraine — or anywhere -- doesn’t happen fast. Kyiv city streets are dotted with signs for public notaries but government procedures remain paperbound and bureaucratic.

  • Wed
    May
    02
    2018
    RW: Transfer of Land Title Goes Online

    The Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority has announced that transactions related to transfer of land title by sale will be done via Irembo portal effective May.

    The Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA), has announced that transactions related to transfer of land title by sale will be done via Irembo portal effective May 01, 2018.

  • Wed
    May
    02
    2018
    US: Texas: Dripping Springs OKs software to archive social media posts

    Software that allows the city of Dripping Springs to archive posts on its own social media pages was given the green light April 17.

    Archive Social, a program that allows entities to archive social media posts, even if those posts have been deleted, will allow Dripping Springs to monitor its six city Facebook pages and two Twitter pages. However, the program will not collect data from pages that are not managed or owned by the city.

  • Tue
    May
    01
    2018
    Australia's first pop-up embassy opened in Tallinn

    Australia's first pop-up embassy, where an ambassador is present on a short-term basis as needed rather than full time, was opened in the Estonian capital of Tallinn on Monday.

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Sven Mikser (SDE) and Australian Ambassador to Estonia Kerin Ann Burns Ayyalaraju attended the opening, while Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop joined th event via Skype, according to a ministry press release.

  • Tue
    May
    01
    2018
    LR: President Weah’s Definition of E-Government Was Clear and Concise

    Now We Must Design and Implement An E-Government Plan that Draws from the “Draft E-Government Strategy 2016-2018”.

    A few days ago, I listened to the President as he launched the mobile tax payment system developed by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA). I was very impressed with his definition of e-government, (specifically, e-revenue). More importantly, I have been impressed and very happy about the tone in which he speaks regarding the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) for sustainable development. From the way he handled his phone at the event, you could tell that the President is a “gadget person” and someone who has tremendous love for technology. It is clear that the President is a fan of ICT, hence, I am not going to dwell on that. But what I have chosen to discuss today, is his obvious “embrace” and support for electronic government or E-Government.

  • Tue
    May
    01
    2018
    GH: Public Procurement Authority Rewarded in Kigali

    The Public Procurement Authority (PPA) of Ghana and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mr Agyenim Boateng Adjei have received international recognition at the just ended Public Sector Conference & Awards (APSCA) in Kigali, Rwanda.

    A statement signed by the Mrs Rhoda E. Appiah, the Head of Corporate Affairs and Administration and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Monday said, the event held last Friday recognised PPA for its Outstanding Contribution to Public Procurement.

  • Mon
    Apr
    30
    2018
    Across China: Digital technology pumps new life into rural areas

    Two years ago, Liu Jinqing, a farmer in east China's Fujian Province, was shocked that the 350 kilograms of dried sweet potatoes he had produced sold out online within a just few days.

    Liu decided to focus on the potato business. In 2017, he produced 2,400 kilograms of dried sweet potatoes, making nearly 50,000 yuan (about 8,000 U.S. dollars), a handsome income for a farmer living in a remote village in the mountains.

  • Mon
    Apr
    30
    2018
    OM: MME to make available 300 services online

    The Ministry of Municipality and Environment yesterday launched a project which will help upgrade and make available about 300 services online under its digitization programme.

    The initiative is part of a major project of the Ministry which is being implemented under Qatar e-Government 2020 Strategy.

  • Mon
    Apr
    30
    2018
    Smart Government Market – Increasing Use of Mobiles and Tablets

    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.

  • Sun
    Apr
    29
    2018
    IN: Kerala: Row over Aadhaar diktat on teachers

    GED wants details filed on Sampoorna.

    Even as the Supreme Court has not pronounced its final verdict on Aadhaar, the general education department’s decision to ask teachers to file their Aadhaar details on the Sampoorna software has kicked up a row.

    Sampoorna is a school management system project implemented by the education department to automate the system and process of over 15,000 schools in the state.

  • Sun
    Apr
    29
    2018
    IN: Cabinet approves restructured scheme to make local bodies self-sustainable

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Saturday approved a restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) scheme aimed at making rural local bodies self-sustainable, financially stable and more efficient through use of e-governance vis-a-vis service delivery and transparency.

    Addressing a press conference here, Union Panchayati Raj Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi – who chaired the CCEA meeting – will officially launch the scheme on April 24 in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla, reports IANS.

  • Sun
    Apr
    29
    2018
    CN: Sorry folks, Lohas Park is not the way to transform Hong Kong into a ‘liveable’ city

    Hong Kong should look to Tokyo, as well as Huawei and ZTE, for guidance on how to build a ‘smart’ city

    So, what is a “smart city”? We hear the phrase all the time. In Tokyo meetings last week, I sat through four separate presentations on the subject of smart cities. Everyone wants them. Everyone tells you they are building them. But with no agreed definition of what constitutes a “smart city”, heaven knows whether everyone is talking about the same thing.

  • Sat
    Apr
    28
    2018
    IN: E-governance: Cabinet approves restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan

    The scheme will extend to all states and Union Territories

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Saturday approved a restructured Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan (RGSA) aimed at building infrastructure and stepping up initiatives for e-governance.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the scheme on National Panchayati Raj Day on April 24.

  • Sat
    Apr
    28
    2018
    IN: Andhra Pradesh government uploads vital poll info online, experts warn of privacy violation

    Providing access to those who can manipulate vital data to influence election outcome, the AP government had kept in public domain key parameters of a database related to Smart Pulse Survey for almost two years. The survey started in July 2016.

    Uploading the survey results began towards the end of 2016 and the findings remained in public domain until it was pointed out by a security researcher on Wednesday. Finally, realizing that such sensitive information should not be kept in public domain, AP authorities took the survey down from the government website.

  • Fri
    Apr
    27
    2018
    MM: Government to build integrated data centre with S. Korean aid

    The Ministry of Transportation and Communications is set to construct an e-government Integrated Data Centre in cooperation with the Economic Development Cooperation Fund from the Republic of Korea to boost government e-services.

    Daw Nwe Ni Soe Yin, director of e-Government Department of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, told The Myanmar Times that the South Korean government has sent a draft agreement on the funding of the project.

  • Fri
    Apr
    27
    2018
    Cyber Security Issues in Pakistan

    A special report on cybersecurity norms by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) concluded that many engineered systems, around the world, which depend on digital-computational parts can be ‘hacked’. The states have been trying to deal with such vulnerabilities for many years and the development of protection is known as information-systems security or information technology (IT) security. Within this discourse, integrity is part of the ‘CIA triad’, which consists of the key IT-security system properties of confidentiality, integrity and availability.

  • Fri
    Apr
    27
    2018
    AZ: Now possible to register IMEI codes of mobile devices via payment terminals in Baku

    The registration system of IMEI codes of mobile phones has been integrated into the e-GovPay (SmartPay) payment system, the Data Processing Center of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan told Trend April 20.

    It is possible to pay for the registration of IMEI codes of mobile devices both online (via e-govpay.az website) and via e-GovPay terminals, which are mainly installed in some offices of Azerpoct LLC and telecommunications centers of state communication operators. By means of e-GovPay terminals it is possible to pay for utility services, communication services, TV, the Internet, etc.

  • Fri
    Apr
    27
    2018
    Sound Governance will ensure robust public service in Africa – Mo Ibrahim

    The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has just released its 2018 Ibrahim Forum Report: Public Service in Africa.

    This Report will inform the discussion of the 2018 Ibrahim Forum taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, on Saturday 28 April. The Forum will focus on Public Service in Africa: its key relation to good governance and effective leadership, new challenges and current shortcomings, and the ways and means to strengthen it and make it appealing to the next generation.

  • Fri
    Apr
    27
    2018
    Vietnam, France seek link-up in e-government development

    France’s core experience and success in developing an e-government were shared with the Vietnamese side during a meeting between officials of the two countries.

    At their working session in Paris on April 19, Minister and Chairman of the Office of the Vietnamese Government Mai Tien Dung, General Secretary of French Government Marc Guillaume, Secretary of State for Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi, as well as representatives from French enterprises, discussed the possibility of boosting the link-up between the two countries to help Vietnam to develop an e-government.

  • Thu
    Apr
    26
    2018
    Ghana’s Eastern Corridor subsea cable enters its final phase

    he Eastern Corridor subsea cable system in Ghana has begun its final phase of development and will be followed by 165km extension linking Accra to Ho.

    The project which began in 2008 and is funded by a loan from the government of Denmark, the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), for €38 million, aims to provide national data centre facilities and connect together all of its public institutions into a single communications infrastructure.

  • Thu
    Apr
    26
    2018
    IN: Rajasthan: Improving efficiency with ICT: Malini Agarwal

    The IT intervention in the Ajmer Police Department has helped a lot in keeping a close watch on city’s activities; and if something is found wrong, we immediately take action, says Malini Agarwal, Inspector General of Police, Ajmer Range, Rajasthan, in a conversation with Harshal Y Desai of Elets News Network (ENN).

    Q: Brief us about the IT & eGovernance activities initiated by Ajmer Police department?

    Nowadays, if you are not well-versed with the use of IT, it becomes very difficult to do policing as well. Like any other department’s setup, we have also been focusing upon the use of IT, and this is amply visible with our department encouraging registration of online FIRs.

  • Thu
    Apr
    26
    2018
    IN: Haryana: Highlight better governance models: Khattar urges media

    The Haryana Chief Minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday urged the media to highlight comparisons between the systems followed by different governments rather than focusing on personalities in news reports.

    This will create a competitive environment among the states and make their governments offer better systems of governance to the people, he said.

  • Thu
    Apr
    26
    2018
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: Ball set rolling for 35 ‘smart’ facilities in Amaravati

    The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) is gearing up to provide 'smart' facilities in Amaravati under the Smart Cities Mission. With the State government providing a matching grant to the Central assistance of Rs 800 crore for Amaravati, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Kakinada, the CRDA has decided to hire a project management consultant (PMC) for the purpose.

    According to CRDA officials, 35 facilities would be provided to help Amaravati become a smart city. "We have invited the Request for Proposal (RFP) for identifying the PMC for design, development, management and implementation of the smart city project. The PMC will work with the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), called Amaravati Smart and Sustainable City Corporation Limited, formed six months ago, to conceptualise and execute about 35 smart projects," a senior official said.

  • Thu
    Apr
    26
    2018
    AU: How 5G Unlocks Smart Cities

    For city planners, the great promise of a 5G network is the ability to deliver on the promises of smart cities. While much of the technology required for smart cities already exists, the capacity for the technology to operate in real time across an interconnected network has been held back by the current network standards.

    However, analysts are tipping 5G will reduce these barriers and spur the development of more applications to enhance citizens’ lives.

  • Thu
    Apr
    26
    2018
    US: Colorado: Telehealth Education Delivered Is On The Move

    Educating veterans and health care providers on different medical technologies available for treatment is now on the move.

    Telehealth Education Delivered, also known as TED, is a vehicle with technology that allows providers and veterans to check out the latest equipment for healthcare.

    The van works to help to educate people on resources at our local VA, demonstrate ways to extend healthcare access, and collaborate with healthcare providers.

  • Wed
    Apr
    25
    2018
    IN: Nagaland: State urges to remove digital barriers for differently-abled persons

    Disability rights activist and member, National Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities & National Disability Network, Diethono Nakhro has urged the Nagaland State government to remove digital barriers that are discriminating against differently-abled persons and to ensure that technology in the State is accessible and provides equal access to all by complying with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

    In separate representations addressed to the Commissioner & Secretary, Information Technology, and Secretary, Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC), Nakhro on Tuesday put forth a reminder that India ratified the United National Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to make information and communication technology accessible to differently-abled persons.

  • Wed
    Apr
    25
    2018
    ZA: Pupil enrolments now a breeze

    Imagine what it would take to operate a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week service delivery provincial desk where no resident’s concern would ever be overlooked or ignored.

    Imagine a situation where problems are immediately routed to the appropriate government officials and automatically move up the chain of command if they’re not addressed within a few hours. That would be service delivery at its best.

  • Tue
    Apr
    24
    2018
    GB: The Government Transformation Strategy: One year on

    Kevin Cunnington, Director General of the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) shares his thoughts on the progress of the Government Transformation Strategy, launched just over a year ago

    The Government Digital Service (GDS) launched the Government Transformation Strategy just over a year ago.

  • Tue
    Apr
    24
    2018
    NG: We are committed to carrying out reforms in ICT sector – Minister

    The minister expressed the Federal Government’s commitment to the reform of ICT sector in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, says the ICT Roadmap, if well implemented, will facilitate the development of the Information and Communications Technology industry.

  • Mon
    Apr
    23
    2018
    IN: Centre asks states, Union Territories to integrate with PayGov India

    The integration will enable citizens to make online and mobile-based payments for availing of government services, payment of taxes, and utility bills

    With the Union government encouraging digital payments, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has asked state governments and Union Territories (UTs) to integrate their applications with PayGov India, the national payment service platform.

  • Sun
    Apr
    22
    2018
    Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic Network Extension handed over to Ghana

    Denmark has provisionally handed over the Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic Network Extension Project to the Ministry of Communications, which will be managed by the National Information Technology Agency (NITA).

    The 165 kilometres, which connects the Eastern Corridor Optic Fibre from Ho to Accra, was financed with a grant of € 3,795, 017 from the Danish Government.

  • Sun
    Apr
    22
    2018
    IN: Kerala: e-FRRO to offer paperless, cashless services to foreigners

    Web-based application rolled out in eight FRROs including Kozhikode and Kochi

    More foreigners are expected to fly down to the State, especially Kozhikode, with the Ministry of Home Affairs launching the e-Foreigners Regional Registration Office (e-FRRO) in the country.

    e-FRRO, the web-based application aimed at providing fast and efficient services to foreigners visiting India, was rolled out in eight FRROs including Kozhikode, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram. The facility that allowed foreigners to apply online for visa and immigration services had been implemented in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai from February on a pilot basis.

  • Sun
    Apr
    22
    2018
    Attracting blockchain and technology specialists to Malta

    “We aim to be the global trailblazers in the regulation of blockchain-based businesses and the jurisdiction of quality and choice for world class fintech companies,” tweeted the Prime Minister as he welcomed Binance, one of the largest crypto-exchanges in the world to Malta.

    Binance’s announced move to Malta has permanently placed the country on the blockchain map for established companies as well as start-ups seeking a crypto-friendly jurisdiction. However, as Malta gears up to embrace the fintech industry, it will also need to address a number of challenges, particularly with respect to human resources in the light of its increasing popularity as a hub for such businesses.

  • Sun
    Apr
    22
    2018
    Mint signs licensing deal with Interac in UAE

    Mint Middle East (MME), a globally certified payments company, has signed licensing agreements with Interac Corp, Canada’s domestic debit network, granting MME exclusive rights in the United Arab Emirates.

    The licensing agreements will help MME to deliver a secure and cost-effective contactless point-of-sale solution in the UAE for domestic debit transactions, as well as provide documentation and software that will position MME to offer a broad range of mobile payment solutions.

  • Sat
    Apr
    21
    2018
    IN: Tripura govt focus on clean governance

    Tripura deputy chief minister Jishnu Devvarma on Friday said the government was committed to provide "transparent governance" at all costs.

    Devvarma, who also holds the finance portfolio, said at a workshop on e-tendering here that all administrative procurement and management would be henceforth done through e-tenders.

  • Sat
    Apr
    21
    2018
    IN: Haryana: To train rural entrepreneurs, government to set up academy in Gurugram

    The state government will set up a common service centre (CSC) training academy in Gurugram where entrepreneurs from villages will be trained to run CSCs in their villages.

    The announcement was made on Friday by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar who was visiting the Haryana State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (Hartron) campus in Udyog Vihar during his two-day Gurugram visit. The CSC training centre will be located on the same campus and will provide support to entrepreneurs in terms of training and skill development, the CM said.

  • Sat
    Apr
    21
    2018
    QA: Hukoomi ranked first in web accessibility

    Qatar e-Government Portal Hukoomi was ranked first in web accessibility for Assistive Technology Center (Mada) in April, out of 124 entities. The portal currently includes more than 1400 services, with more than 650 online services that can be completed online.

    Tareq Al Emadi, Qatar e-Government Portal Hukoomi Department Manager, said: “We would like to thank Mada on the great, fruitful cooperation between us, and we are looking forward to the continuation of joint efforts, for the purpose of empowering persons with disabilities and enabling them to easily access the digital content.”

  • Fri
    Apr
    20
    2018
    E-health cards for all Sri Lankan citizens by 2020

    The Ministry of Health announces that a e-Health Card including a personal health record with an individual identification number will be given to each Sri Lankan citizen of the 21 million population by the year 2020.

    Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said that any person's health records will be included in the e-health card and it could be used to speed up patient care services.

  • Fri
    Apr
    20
    2018
    IN: Odisha: Internet service for tehsil offices

    The state government will provide internet with 2mbps speed to 317 tehsil offices soon to ensure better service delivery, informed Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty in Assembly Thursday.

    The minister said a direction to this effect has already been issued. He said the social media handles of the department in Facebook and Twitter are actively engaged with people in addressing their grievances received online.

  • Fri
    Apr
    20
    2018
    IN: Kerala: Alappuzha all set to be digi smart

    Public servants, Akshaya entrepreneurs, organizers of common service centers and volunteers will be included in the action force.

    The district administration has formed an action force to make the district digitally smart. A meeting of various government departments and voluntary organisations held at the Collectorate conference hall here the other day decided to form a panchayat-level action force. Public servants, Akshaya entrepreneurs, organizers of common service centers and volunteers will be included in the action force.

  • Fri
    Apr
    20
    2018
    MT: Microsoft signs agreement with government to make services more accessible

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the agreement would pave the way for further exploration in the utilisation of disruptive technology

    A Memorandum of Understanding signed between the government and Microsoft will lead to a further improvement in e-government services, the government said today.

    The agreement, it said, would pave the way for further exploration in the utilisation of disruptive technology.

  • Thu
    Apr
    19
    2018
    IN: Tamil Nadu: ‘Uzhavan’ comes to aid of farmers

    The mobile app will provide nine types of services in both Tamil and English

    The Agriculture Department, as a part of an e-governance initiative, has developed a mobile application – ‘UZHAVAN’ – to enable farmers to access its services and get vital information.

  • Thu
    Apr
    19
    2018
    VN: Hanoi, New Zealand steps up cooperation

    Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Doan Toan received New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Wendy Matthews on April 11 to discuss bilateral ties.

    At the reception, Toan said the capital has made efforts to build highly competent human resources for the fourth industrial revolution, and to develop a smart city and e-governance system.

  • Thu
    Apr
    19
    2018
    E-governance for a better Pakistan

    E-governance doesn’t only have the ability to improve service delivery, but can also bring citizens closer to their governments

    Digital governance or digitisation of public sector by using technology to provide government services online is now one of the standard tools of statecraft even in the developing countries. There are some good reasons to believe that digital governance can and has resulted in better service delivery. In addition to improving governance through greater transparency and accountability of government functionaries, digitisation helps governments to ensure the efficient and effective provision of services at a fraction of the costs incurred by providing the same services through traditional means.

  • Thu
    Apr
    19
    2018
    UAE Government launches Blockchain Strategy 2021

    The strategy is expected to contribute to saving AED11 billion (USD 3 billion) spent annually on document transactions and documents, 77 million hours of work, reduce government documents by 389 million, and save 1.6 billion kilometres spent driving.

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched a ‘UAE Blockchain Strategy 2021’, aiming to conduct 50% of government transactions at the federal level using blockchain technology by 2021.

  • Thu
    Apr
    19
    2018
    MENA's Big Tech Boom

    High-speed 5G networks and Cloud data centers are giving digital efforts across the region a big boost.

    A5G-enabled digital boom across the Gulf is expected to generate $28 billion in revenues by 2023, as mobile data traffic soars, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report. The fifth-generation high-speed Internet will enable automated machinery for factories and remote monitoring of oil wells.

  • Thu
    Apr
    19
    2018
    IN: Can blockchain solve land record problems?

    While blockchain could ensure the integrity and indisputability of future changes, it cannot resolve the differences that exist today

    It has been more than a decade since the ambitious project to digitize land records across the country, called Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme or DILRMP, was launched. The project aimed to bring India’s land records to the level seen in countries like the UK, where information about the land, its ownership, and usage is kept in easy-to-access central repositories with real-time updates. However, a recent assessment of the project’s impact in three states suggests that we will not be getting there anytime soon (goo.gl/tbz1EX).

  • Wed
    Apr
    18
    2018
    IN: Arunachal Pradesh: Khandu attends inaugural session of training on E Governance Leadership at San Francisco

    San Francisco

    “Chief Minister Pema Khandu attended the inaugural session of the training on E Governance Leadership for senior political and govt Executive organised by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad at San Francisco USA held on 10th April 2018.”

    V Ashok, Consul General of India in San Francisco, Prof Subhas Bhatnagar and Prof Rekha Jain of IIM Ahmadabad also attended the event.

  • Wed
    Apr
    18
    2018
    KZ: eGov.kz launches robot consultant to streamline services

    The electronic government service eGov.kz has launched its first consulting robot, Kenes, from the Kazakh word for advice, in testing mode.

    Kenes answers calls to Single Contact Centre number 1414 and consults on the most popular public service requests, according to head of the National Information Technologies (NIT) public-private company Aset Turysov.

    “As world practice shows, contact centres are introducing special robots to optimise their work. The robot processes frequently asked questions and sends them to call centre operators in necessary cases. The mechanism not only reduces timeout, but also lightens the work of the operators,” Turysov wrote on his Facebook page.

  • Wed
    Apr
    18
    2018
    Kazakh education ministry to upgrade internet at schools

    The Kazakh Ministry of Education and Science will be systematically introducing four areas of digital technology in educational institutions, Minister Yerlan Sagadiyev said at the April 10 government meeting.

    Paper documents and information will be completely accessible and mobile to ensure students, teachers, parents and principals can get the necessary information on their smartphones. The availability will allow students to monitor their grades, learn about homework, read textbooks and use all digital resources.

  • Wed
    Apr
    18
    2018
    US: New York City to Build Nation’s First City-Based Wireless Testbed

    The innovative project will be funded with a $22.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

    Armed with a $22.5 million grant, a consortium of stakeholders in New York City is working on the nation’s first city-based wireless testbed.

    The hope is that this faster Internet connectivity will in turn create a localized proving ground for next generation innovation and technology applications. The resultant platform, which has been named COSMOS, will be based in Harlem, and its creation is being led by academic institutions in the New York area, the principals being Rutgers University, Columbia University and New York University.

  • Tue
    Apr
    17
    2018
    IN: Kerala: IT mission mulls mKeralam 2.0 after setback

    Many users even used harsh words to criticise the app, which has been launched after a couple of years of planning and development.

    In view of the massive adverse feedback for the recently launched ‘mKeralam’ mobile app of the state government, the Kerala State IT Mission is planning a revamp of the app. Google Playstore is almost flooded with adverse comments about the app, especially issues pertaining to initial registration and the complex format for password. Many users even used harsh words to criticise the app, which has been launched after a couple of years of planning and development. Though some users had appreciated the app for the host of services it is offering, those were getting buried by the avalanche of adverse comments.

  • Tue
    Apr
    17
    2018
    LR: To Achieve the Pro-Poor Agenda Through ICTs, Follow GoL’s ICT Policies as Provided by The Policy Maker

    For the past 18 years I have advocated, studied/researched, written, worked, sacrificed to see our COUNTRY turn into a “KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY; AN INFORMATION SOCIETY; but most of all, A DIGITAL LIBERIA. Achieving any of what I just mentioned requires BRIDGING the glaring and unfortunate DIGITAL DIVIDE that exists in Liberia. During those 18 years, I have come to learn that there is a tendency of certain individuals or firms to retrogress strides made in our ICT sector by intentionally ignoring policies set by the Government through the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. This usually happens when a new regime (change of heads of institutions or government) takes over, where families and friends of new heads often persuade them (new heads) to award contracts or work that literally “RE-INVENTS the WHEEL” In “re-inventing the wheel” the policies and regulations of the sector are often advertently ignored. Another instance of this is when a new regime that lacks familiarity with initiatives of previous regimes takes over. Both lead to a waste of tax papers’ money, donor funding, and what is now known as donor fatigue in the sector. In today’s article, I discuss the need to align ALL ICT projects with the GoL ICT policies to ensure that we achieve President Weah’s Pro-Poor Agenda in an effective and efficient way. Hopefully, all stakeholders will take note of this as we move forward.

  • Mon
    Apr
    16
    2018
    DTI and DOST Philippines partner to launch first government e-commerce platform

    DTI products from the project, One Town, One Product (OTOP) will soon be available on the said e-commerce app. At the same time, DTI will make Negosyo Centers accessible to clients of DOST and allow clients to display and dispatch their products through its payment and logistic partners in the OTOP HubStores.

    The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines have joined hands to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) expand their market reach online through the OneSTore.ph platform.

  • Mon
    Apr
    16
    2018
    Tourism Malaysia launches ‘My Tourist Assist’ (MyTA) app to support safe travel for tourists in the country

    The app is developed and managed by UST Global and Jana Tiga Holdings Tourism Malaysia at a press conference announced the launch of My Tourist AssistTM (MyTA) mobile app to support safe travel for tourists in the country. The app is developed by UST Global, a leading digital technology services company, and managed by Jana Tiga Holdings Sdn Bhd, a company working with large Malaysian conglomerates.

    Malaysia enjoys hosting millions of tourists every year and is one of the most visited countries in the world. My Tourist Assist™ is an e-Government service under Tourism Malaysia. Tourism Malaysia recognises the importance of safety for tourists in Malaysia, especially in the event of natural disasters in the region. The app is available for download on Google Play and App Store.

  • Mon
    Apr
    16
    2018
    CZ: PM critical of slow pace of digitalization

    Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has criticized the slow pace of digitalization in state administration, saying that the task had been neglected by past governments and a major effort was needed to press ahead with it.

    Speaking at a conference on digitalization in Hradec Kralové, Mr. Babiš said his government considered digitalization one of its top priorities and something that would significantly improve the lives of Czech citizens.

  • Sun
    Apr
    15
    2018
    IN: Odisha Public e-Library Opens in Berhampur

    The Odisha Society of the Americas (OSA) funded model public library, named as “Odisha Public e-Library” was opened to Berhampur public on 4th April by Odia cine-star turned MP Honorable Sri Sidhanta Mohapatra in presence of Local MLA Dr Ramesh Chaupatnaik, Mayor Smt. K. Madhavi, Dy Mayor Smt. Jyotshna Nayak, Chairman, BDA, Sri Sri Subash Chandra Maharana, and new BMC Commissioner Sri Chakravarti Singh Rathore, IAS.

    A public e-Library, first of its kind in Odisha, is likely to serve the local community and students for their thirst for knowledge and education. Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner mentioned about OSA’s partnership with BMC. MLA Dr Ramesh Chaupatnaik expressed his extreme happiness that due to OSA’s effort this library could come up.

  • Sun
    Apr
    15
    2018
    IN: Karnataka: KSRTC plans smart, to go for single IT platform

    Tracking all government buses on a single platform, making payments through e-purse or a smart card and increased safety measures are some of the plans drawn up by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC).

    KSRTC, which has adopted IT-enabled services in several fields ranging from vehicle tracking to depot management, is working on a proposal to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to bring the disparate applications and different platforms on to a "central architecture" for improving e-governance.

  • Sun
    Apr
    15
    2018
    ZM: E-government is beneficial, says Anthony Mukwita as PMRC findings reveal real benefits

    Zambia is on the right path in her e-government program, says the country’s ambassador to Germany Anthony Mukwita. Ambassador Mukwita says Germany and many countries in Europe are already reaping the benefits of efficient governments and the reduction of costs in the running of government machinery.

    “Most transactions here are now electronic and may be conducted from the mobile devise you carry in your hands resulting in lower transaction costs and saving on time”, says ambassador Mukwita.

  • Sat
    Apr
    14
    2018
    US: New York: Man gets life-saving advice at telemedicine kiosk

    A New York man might have had his life saved by a doctor who evaluated him via a computer.

    36-year-old Ronald Wuaten stopped by the Duane Reade pharmacy at 40 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan to get help for shortness of breath.

    He was set up at a telemedicine kiosk at the store where a doctor evaluated his symptoms remotely using camera and a video screen. The doctor urged him to go to the emergency room at nearby New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital here he was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, fluid in his lungs, and diabetes.

  • Sat
    Apr
    14
    2018
    US: Arkansas: FCC's Pai visits state to push rural Internet

    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who said his top priority is closing the digital divide in rural America, was close to ground zero of that divide in Arkansas on Friday.

    Pai met for about an hour in Little Rock with state telecommunications executives and state and local officials to discuss his agency's efforts to extend high-speed Internet access to rural areas and then met more briefly with reporters to discuss the issue.

  • Sat
    Apr
    14
    2018
    CA: Saskatchewan health card policy raises new questions about Gerald Stanley jury selection

    A policy that allows provincial government employees to instantly know they are dealing with status Indians is now being reviewed, after inquiries made by APTN Investigates.

    Eleanore Sunchild, a Cree lawyer from the Thunderchild First Nation whose office is located in Battleford, Sask., says the policy may have affected the jury selection process in the trial of Gerald Stanley.

  • Sat
    Apr
    14
    2018
    Australia's e-health push lifts start-up Tyde

    When serial entrepreneur Dean McEvoy looks for new investment opportunities he searches for someone who is in love with solving a problem. And that is what he found with Tyde creator Romain Bonjean.

    French-born Bonjean and his co-founders Shamus Cooper and Sudeep Gohil (both are Tyde advisers) launched the health business two years ago. Tyde is the first consumer-focused app for the federal government's My Health Record platform that is being rolled out by the Australian Digital Health Agency.

  • Fri
    Apr
    13
    2018
    KZ: Digitisation and strong civil society are antidotes to corruption

    Every member of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) has agreed to employ a proactive approach in promoting transparency and increasing public awareness in the fight against corruption. Since its ratification in 2008, Kazakhstan, by being part of the UNCAC, has changed its anti-corruption policy by dramatically shifting from the use of law enforcement measures to building a transparent and accountable government.

    In this context, the digitisation of public service and active civil society plays a crucial role in deterring corruption. For instance, 10 years ago Kazakhstan transferred the public procurement system to an electronic format.

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