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Wednesday, 27.05.2020
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BN: Brunei

  • Regulation and awareness key to ICT growth in Brunei Darussalam

    High-speed internet services should act as a key driver in Brunei Darussalam’s bid to attract investment and transform itself into a knowledge-based economy, although industry experts say further regulatory reform will accelerate ICT uptake and boost penetration.

    The Sultanate has made significant progress in rolling out faster and more efficient connection speeds, with growing demand for the services highlighted at a three-day awareness campaign held in early February when state telecoms operator TelBru notched up its 1000th connection to the country’s Fibre To The Home (FTTH) facility.

  • 'Brunei Is Proactive In Realising E-Govt Vision'

    Perhaps we can no longer think of e-government as only a tool for productivity and efficiency.

    This was said by James Whittred, solution architect of Microsoft Asia Pacific, yesterday during an interview with the Bulletin at Sheraton Utama Hotel, following a seminar on e-government.

  • ‘Paperless' Ministries

    The slow moving red-tape linked to reams of paper and ledgers will soon be over as some of the key Ministries will be fully streamlined with the state of the art electronic systems that will not only speed up work but also bring the public service closer to an eGovernment, the buzzword of the 21st century.
  • $4 Million More For Social Services In Brunei's 2004-05 Budget

    The biggest slice of the budget allocation for the Year 2004-2005 went to the Social Services sector, which got an increase of $4 million as compared to its fund for 2003.

    Meanwhile, Transport & Communication received a $2 million boost to its fund.

    However, according to the latest Brunei's Economic Bulletin report, the Public Utilities saw a decrease from its $178 million fund in 2003 to $166 million for 2004-2005.

  • All Systems Go For Brunei’s E-Passport

    Bruneians will soon get their e-Passport, also referred to as biometric passport, when the Department of National Registration and Immigration officially completes and launches the project this year.

    To ensure the smooth preparation and implementation of the new biometric passport or e-passport by the National Registration and Immigration Department, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri SetiaAwang Hj Mohd Yusof, the Minister of Home Affairs personally took a closer look at the project in the Department of National Registration and Immigration, yesterday morning.

  • Autogate For Brunei Travellers

    In the ever-changing environment of globalization, where information technology in e-government is part of the tools used daily, officers and staff from the Department of Immigration and National Registration have been urged to get updated with the changes while fulfilling customers' needs without compromising the country's security and harmony.

    Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awg Haji Md Yusof, Minister of Home Affairs, said this during the launch of the department's golden jubilee celebration, yesterday.

  • Big Win for Universiti Brunei Darussalam's e-Government Innovation Centre

    The e-Government Innovation Centre (eG.InC) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) bagged the award for 'Citizen Engagement' in the Asia Pacific FutureGov Awards and Summit 2012 after being shortlisted in three categories 'Business Process', 'Technology Leadership', and 'Citizen Engagement'.

    The other shortlisted candidates in the 'Citizen Engagement' category were Adelaide City Council (Australia), Surakarta City Government (Indonesia), CTRC, Korea National Police Agency (South Korea) and Metropolitan Police Bureau (Thailand).

  • BN: Business Licensing System Could Enhance `Ease Of Doing Business'

    The Business Licensing System will be an integrated system that provides forms through interfaces to three information hubs - 'people', 'business' and 'land' - for parallel processing of business licensing applications, status tracking of applications, and online, payment facilities.

    The system also sends out convenient alerts and notifications via SMS and e-mail.

    This was stated by the Acting Director of the Management and Finance Division of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources (MIPR), Effandi bin Hj Salleh in a speech during the dialogue with small and medium entreprises (SMEs) on the use of Brunei Licensing System (BLS) yesterday.

  • BN: Call To Harmonise IT With Core Traditional Values

    In the new digital age, it is important for people to embrace the digital skills and values of the new and rapidly emerging world of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

    However, the use of ICT must be in harmony with our core traditional values i.e. they must first be integrated into the values of our MIB (Malay Islamic Monarchy) philosophy.

    This observation was made by the Minister of Education, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, during the official launching of the "e-Hijrah Strategy and Blueprint for ICT in Education for National Development" at the Empire Hotel & Country Club yesterday.

  • BN: Call To Increase Govt's IT Usage

    With the adoption and usage of IT in the government workplace still low, the permanent secretaries and deputy permanent secretaries have been asked not to remain passive but instead become the driving force in the country's e-Government transformation.

    According to Pehin Datu Singamanteri Col (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohd Yasmin bin Hj Umar, the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister's Office who is also the Minister-in-Charge of e-Government, statistics from the EGNC (e-Government National Centre) indicated that only 15 per cent of the registered government e-mail accounts are active, while statistics on GEMS absorption rate showed that less than 26 per cent of GEMS accounts created for all government employees are used.

  • BN: Darussalam hotline introduces ‘TD123 Live Chat’ and ‘TD123 Mobile App’

    The E-Government National Centre (eGNC) of the Prime Minister’s Office announced two new channels on Thursday for the public hotline, Darussalam Line 123 (TD123): the ‘TD123 Mobile App’ and the‘TD123 Live Chat’.

    The ‘TD123 Mobile App’ enables members of the public to send photos and keep up with the status of their complaints, aside from receiving notifications on their smartphones and tablets.

  • BN: e-Government Executive Training Programme Gets Underway

    The e-Government Executive Training Programme for Permanent Secretaries and Deputy Permanent Secretaries commenced yesterday, organised by the e-Government Innovation Centre (eG.InC), University Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in collaboration with the e-Government National Centre (EGNC).

    The opening ceremony, held at the Indera Samudra grand Hall of The Empire Hotel and Country Club, was attended by Dato Paduka Awg Hj Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Permanent Secretary (Energy) at the Prime Minister's Office on behalf of Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Awg Hj Mohammad Yasmin bin Hj Umar, the Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister's Office and Chairman of Brunei's e-Government Leadership Forum.

  • BN: e-government projects have been completed at a cost of 267.2 million dollars

    The allocation for e-government which incorporates the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for the fiscal year 2011/2012 was among the topics deliberated at the meeting.

    Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Haji Idris queried as to how many projects from last year's budget for ICT have been carried out. According to Yang Berhormat, it was understood that the implementation of ICT projects were somehow slow.

  • BN: e-Hijrah on track, consultants say momentum is key

    The 21st Century brings with it technological advancements that have been utilised in significant areas of development, and Brunei has willingly embraced positive modern change for its educational system. Such willingness is manifested in the recent introduction of the e-Hijrah movement under the Ministry of Education.

    According to consultants from New Zealand-based globalSOF Consortium, who has been appointed to assist with the ambitious six-year project, e-Hijrah is "on track, with a number of the 47 initiatives under e-Hijrah to be rolled out this year".

  • BN: E-Hijrah To Transform ICT Education

    The digital confidence and capability of teachers and students and the development of educational e-Services are set to be increased with the implementation of the Ministry of Education's (MoE) new ICT initiative, 'e-Hijrah', as they prepare to transform ICT in education for National Development.

    The MoE released details of the new initiative in a recent press conference on February 24 and the Acting Director of the ICT Department at the MoE was quoted as saying, "The e-Hijrah Initiative led by the Department of ICT is designed to support and accelerate the rate of change and innovation in the education system initiated by SPN21 and to support achieving the goals of Wawasan 2035."

  • BN: Govt Agencies Go High-Tech In Providing Centralised Email System

    In six months' time, some 50,000 government officials from various agencies will be utilising a brand new centralised government email system to be hosted by the E-Government National Centre (EGNC).

    The project will be implemented by a local IT system integrator, Ishajaya Technology, who signed the agreement with the E-Government National Centre (EGNC) yesterday as part of the government's plan to establish and improve the government agencies' method of working together to produce cohesive government e-Survices.

    The project also serves to encourage the development of ICT capabilities in line with the e-Government Strategic Plan 2009 to 2014 and the government e-mail usage policy.

  • BN: ICT Driving Licence next

    Programmes such as the ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) training programme for Brunei Darussalam's civil service staff, which was held between February and March this year, help support the e-Government Strategic Plan to build up the capabilities and capacity of the Sultanate's civil service in ICT (Information Communications Technology).

    According to Sharifah Hajah Fatmah bte Shaikh Haji Ahmad, the Director of Civil Services Institute (IPA), there are plans to organise similar programmes in future.

    "The IPA has provisioned for more trainings to be done, allocating a target of 2,000 officers and staff to participate for the 2011-2012 period," she said, adding that the Civil Services Institute remains committed in ensuring that all programmes are in line with the Brunei civil service's needs and desire to "lessen the skill gap" so as to boost productivity and performance of individuals.

  • BN: ICT forum takes a journey through Smart Nation

    Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru) infrastructure has capabilities to support the Smart Nation vision, but more cohesive cooperation among stakeholders is needed to realise this initiative, a top official of the telecom major said.

    “The Smart Nation concept can take Brunei into the next ICT era and improve the quality of life. Innovation is our way of life and our people are constantly making things better and bigger. Bruneians are no longer followers, but leaders in their own way. Culture and technology co-exist in harmonic symbiosis which is the vision of our Smart Nation,” Lim Ming Soon, Chief Marketing Officer of TelBru, said at the one-day TelBru ICT Forum held at t The Rizqun International Hotel yesterday.

  • BN: Increasingly ready for ICT

    Thanks to the govern­ment’s incentives to take up the latest technology, along with a greater willing­ness among the private sector to take advantage of informa­tion and communications tech­nology (ICT) in business, Bru­nei Darussalam’s ICT sector is witnessing some growth.

    The Sultanate’s steady im­provement is reflected in the findings of the latest Global In­formation Technology Report, prepared on behalf of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Re­leased in early April, the study ranked Brunei Darussalam 54th out of 142 countries on its Networked Readiness Index, which grades economies on their usage, acceptance and efficiency of ICT.

  • BN: ITPSS to provide EGNC with IT security

    The E-Government National Centre (EGNC) has entered into an agreement with IT Protective Security Services Sdn Bhd (ITPSS) for the provision of IT security services and Managed Security Services (MSS) for the government's networks, servers, operating systems and applications.

    Under the two-year contract, ITPSS will provide IT security services to all government ministries and departments, including managed security services, incident response, vulnerability assessment and security audit, security awareness programmes, training and secure operations support as well as providing helpdesk and IT security support to the EGNC.

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