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Wednesday, 27.05.2020
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Asien-Pazifik Region / Asia-Pacific Region

  • Asia Pacific’s Smart City initiatives to reach US$30 billion

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

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

  • New UN initiative on e-governance to help close online gender gap in Asia-Pacific

    The project entitled ‘E-Government for Women’s Empowerment’ is the first of its kind in Asia and the Pacific to address the gender dimension of e-government by providing new tools to assist governments to design, develop and implement e-services that can respond to the needs of women.

    The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with the UN Project Office on Governance (UNPOG) of the Division for Public Administration and Development Management, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), is implementing a new project to help close the online gender gap in the region.

  • Wide Disparity In Asia Pacific eGovernment Readiness: Survey

    There are significant disparities in the eGovernment preparedness across Asia Pacific despite senior managements having good understanding of its importance to better serve the public, a survey shows.

    The survey revealed that Australia and Singapore are two of Asia Pacific's most technologically advanced countries, but almost 50 per cent of Australian government IT executives said there are few systems and processes in place to enable their organisation to leverage the Internet.

  • APAC: Its SOA easy, say government agencies

    The need for application and data integration between government departments has made the public sector the leaders in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) adoption, according to IT market analyst firm Springboard Research.

    “A variety of challenges such as siloed back-end systems, information proliferation and popular demand for efficient online services have combined to drive SOA-related investments in the public sector,” said Balaka Baruah Aggarwal, Senior Manager of Emerging Software for Springboard Research.

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

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

  • Asia Pacific: How will ICT change the future of education?

    Educators from Malaysia, Australia and India foresee a future in which digital books, hybrid mobile computers and touch-screen writing tablets will replace the text book, chalk and blackboard, according to a series of FutureGov interviews on how technology will change the future of education.

    Emeritus Professor Jonathan Anderson, Flinders University of South Australia, predicts that knowledge in the form of books and printed matter will rapidly become digitised. Today, full text of over seven million books can be accessed through Google Books. This number is growing quickly as Google expands its digitisation effort with international associations, publishers and authors. Companies such as Amazon.com and Sony are also contributing to this development.

  • Asia-Pacif9ic Region: Government connectivity a ‘prerequisite’ for economic growth - Cisco President

    Government connectivity is now a “prerequisite” for economic growth, Irving Tan, President of Asia Pacific and Japan for Cisco Systems, has told FutureGov.

    Tan was speaking following the release of a new FutureGov research report - ‘Government Connectivity, Citizen Engagement and Economic Impact in Asia Pacific’. Cisco partnered with FutureGov to produce the wide-ranging research project into governments in Australia, India, Malaysia and Singapore.

  • Asia-Pacific-Region: Smart Cities hold Key to Sustainable Development

    Asia and the Pacific’s phenomenal development has been a story of rapid urbanization. As centres of innovation, entrepreneurship and opportunity, cities have drawn talent from across our region and driven economic growth which has transformed our societies.

    In southeast Asia alone, cities generate 65 percent of the region’s GDP. Yet the ongoing scale of urbanization is a considerable challenge, one which puts huge pressure on essential public services, housing availability and the environment.

  • Asia-Pacific: ‘Smart city projects need to be human-centric’

    The report said a wider collaboration among various stake-holders such as government agencies, technology vendors and users, is desired to drive these missions successfully.

    Smart city initiatives in the Asia Pacific will not reach their potential if they focus on delivering cutting-edge technologies without paying enough attention to the needs and experiences of citizens, according to a report ‘Smart Cities Success: Connecting People, Proptech and Real Estate’, released by leading real estate consultant JLL on Wednesday.

  • Asia-Pacific: Favorable conditions to spur telemedicine adoption

    While deployment and adoption of telemedicine in the Asia-Pacific region is still in the early stages, the lack of skilled health workers and improving network infrastructure are increasing demand for such services, said one researcher.

    Guan Cuntai, program manager, intelligent systems for personalized and connected healthcare at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), noted that telemedicine deployment in the region is still in its early stage and yet to enter the mainstream.

  • Asia-Pacific: Information Network Creates Inclusive Information Society

    The third generation of the Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN3) would help create a more inclusive information society across Asia.

    TEIN3, currently participated by 18 countries in the Asia-Pacific with direct connectivity to Europe's GEANT network -- the world's most advanced international research and education network -- is also expected to benefit over 45 million users in 8,000 research and academic centres in the region, with their peers in Europe and the rest of the world.

  • Asia-Pacific: Regional demand for data centres continues to rise

    Data-centre hosting in the Asia-Pacific market will continue to expand at a compounded average growth rate of more than 14% until 2011, says the consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

    The market for data centre co-location and managed hosting services in Asia Pacific has been strong for almost a decade, driven by the rise in business and internet subscribers. Frost & Sullivan analysts predict growth is likely to continue into the next few years with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 14.6%.

  • Asia-Pacific: Tap mobile apps for data, services, govts urged

    Governments should look into engaging citizenry and delivering services via mobile apps as the use of Web-enabled mobile devices proliferate among end-users, industry watchers said. At the same time, online and development guidelines need to be developed and observed.

    Steve Hodgkinson, Ovum's research director of IT in the Asia-Pacific region, said as smartphones and tablet devices rapidly become ubiquitous in the community and, in turn, emerge as preferred devices for citizens to access both information and interactive online services, government agencies should "actively consider" how these can be provided through mobile applications.

  • Asia-Pacific: Telemedicine adoption 'disappointing' so far

    While it has existed in the healthcare landscape for over a decade and its benefits lauded, telemedicine adoption has so far been modest, if not disappointing, as several interconnected and difficult barriers have not yet been overcome--which could use a shot in the arm with greater collaboration between the public and private sectors.

    Telemedicine, broadly defined, is the provision of healthcare or medical information and services via communication networks such as telephone and broadband lines. Over the last few years, as broadband initiatives around the world became more pervasive, telemedicine has been "revived and revolutionized", said Sash Murkerjee, senior market analyst, IDC Health Insights Asia-Pacific.

  • Asia-Pacific: Telepresence calls in mobility, social collaboration

    Telepresence capabilities will be increasingly integrated into mobile devices and social media, but device support and bandwidth problems will remain key challenges, market players note.

    Organizations are already using videoconferencing tools to save money, increase productivity and reduce travel time. Now, the rise of smartphones and tablets is ushering an era of ubiquitous video delivered from specialized high-end telepresence rooms through to personal desktop and mobile devices, Tony Czipak, head of portfolio and partnerships of BT Asia-Pacific, told ZDNet Asia in an e-mail.

  • Asia-Pacific: Workshop on Improving Public Service through ICT

    Capacity building and information and communication technology (ICT) experts from six Asia-Pacific countries conclude workshop on resource tools designed to enhance public services through the use of ICT.

    The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP), a regional institute of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, today concluded a Training of Trainers Workshop on Improving Public Service through ICT, co-organized in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the National Information Society Agency (NIA) of the Republic of Korea.

  • Asia/Pacific region: The Government Mind

    Government technology usage and adoption is driven largely by the need to achieve greater efficiencies and effectiveness in product and services delivery, data gathering, data analysis and decision making. IDC IT spending data shows that the government vertical is the third largest IT spending verticals in the Asia/Pacific region, at 15 percent of total IT spending by verticals, behind financial services and manufacturing. It is expected to grow by over 8 percent in 2006. However, the government's mandate differs from private organisations. They have a public service to perform and they are driven by political, developmental and social goals, and not just largely economic gains although there is pressure to balance the budget.
  • Asian govts push privacy awareness

    The Commissioners of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), constituting representatives from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Korea, and Hong Kong, celebrated the annual Privacy Awareness Week (PAW) by promoting a slew of initiatives aimed at informing the public about privacy concerns. Photos

    The website, www.privacyawarenessweek.org, detailed the specifics of the initiative, which includes a free ID Theft Prevention Tool that tests and educates people about privacy issues in eleven situations presenting heightened vulnerability towards identity theft.

  • Asian Pacific Teamwork Is Bringing Smart Cities to Life

    With South Korea becoming the first country to "turn on" 5G at scale, now is the time to be looking to Asia to see what the US and Europe can learn from their innovations. In particular, the US and Europe have much to learn from the successful teamwork and collaboration on smart city projects in the Asian-Pacific.

    Smarter devices and smarter technologies make for smarter cities. You only need to look to Asia to see the power of connected systems in action. Metropolitan centers like Singapore or Seoul not only collect and interpret data, but they integrate it into more efficiencies. Better yet, the region’s capitals are collaborating to create a network of integrated digital ecosystems.

  • Cloud can deliver more efficient e-government in Asia-Pacific

    Most public sector agencies need to urgently coordinate and integrate the various e-government functions, according to a newly released report by IDC Government Insights.

    The research firm says most public sector agencies are widely dispersed operational silos and are challenged with varying policy and operational restrictions. As a result, there are different needs and scales on their IT capacity.

    "Looking Ahead: Articulating Cloud Competencies for the Asia Pacific Public Sector," says the business case for the traditional data centre is no longer sustainable in the long run. Therefore, the public sector agencies should actively explore the possibility of the adoption of cloud computing technologies.

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