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Tuesday, 26.05.2020
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  • Brazil launches new smart cities program

    After the national IoT plan, a digital transformation strategy and discussions around a 5G policy, the Brazilian government has launched a new smart cities program.

    An old program, launched in 2012 and called Cidades Digitais, aimed mostly to interconnect city-managed buildings with a fiber optic ring.

    Over 200 localities have received infrastructure and related initiatives under this program, which is being terminated.

  • Manufactured Cities: A Case Study of the First Smart City in Brazil

    In 2017, ArchDaily Brazil reported that Smart City Laguna would become the first “smart city” in Brazil. With its inauguration scheduled for that same year, the venture opened with 1,800 units in its first phase, and in its final phase, 7,065 units divided between residential, commercial and technological uses.

    Located in the Croatá district of São Gonçalo do Amarante, the first Brazilian smart city occupies 815 acres directly connected to the federal highway BR-22, which crosses the states of Ceará, Piauí, and Maranhão, starting in Fortaleza towards Marabá, in Pará. Its location has economic reasons: the proximity to Pecém Harbor, in Fortaleza, the Pecém Steel Company (CSP) and the Transnordestina Railroad make Croatá a strategic hub that has been recently occupied by technological companies, becoming a “digital belt” a little over 50 kilometers from the state’s capital.

  • Over 65% of Brazilian rural schools lack internet access

    The digital divide between urban and rural schools in Brazil, captured in different studies throughout the years, has not changed. In fact, this gap might have even increased.

    According to the latest ICT Education study, carried out by the research arm of Brazil’s internet steering committee CGI, just 34% of the schools in rural areas had a computer connected to the internet at the end of 2018.

  • BR: Glimpsing the Future of E-Health Care From a Rio Favela

    Your doctor may not be the biggest fan of the coming electronic health care wave, but marrying mobile technologies with medical know-how has the potential to save lives, dramatically improve patient care, and slash significant costs, even in the poorest urban communities in the world, a new study finds.

    Researchers at the New Cities Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Paris that seeks to tackle the most intractable issues facing the world’s fastest-growing cities, joined by a small team of health-care workers from Rio de Janeiro, recently concluded an 18-month trial in one of the poorest parts of the city, the favela of Santa Marta, a community of 8,000. Santa Marta was chosen for its unique geography and its remoteness—the rows of shanty homes appear to tumble down this hillside community where, until recently, there was no sewage, running water, or electricity to the upper reaches of this slum community, and access to even basic health care for the sick and elderly almost always involves an arduous slog downhill and up again.

  • Brasilien bricht Lanze für Open-Source-Software

    Prado: "Cyberspace ist geografisches Zentrum der Welt"

    Bei einer gestern, Montag, in Wien stattgefundenen Diskussionsveranstaltung zum Thema "Freie Softwarepolitik in Brasilien - Ein Ansatz für Europa" hat Claudio Prado, Vertreter des brasilianischen Kulturministeriums, Einblick in die IT-Strategien seines Landes gewährt. Brasilien gilt seit dem Amtsantritt von Lula da Silva als Vorreiter-Land beim Einsatz von Open-Source-Software in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Hunderte von der Regierung gesponserte Hotspots ermöglichen auch unterprivilegierten und ärmeren Bevölkerungsschichten Zugang zu Breitband-Internet und freier Software.

  • Brasilien liebäugelt mit Linux

    Open Source soll Digital Gap überwinden

    Brasilien setzt unter der Präsidentschaft Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvas auf Open Source Software. Der neu ernannte Chef des nationalen IT-Institutes ITI, Sergio Amadeu, will alle Regierungsstellen ermutigen, auf Linux und Co. umzusteigen. "Wir haben im Bereich der Bundesregierung einige Open-Source-Inseln. Wir wollen aber einen ganzen Kontinent schaffen", sagte Amadeu. Demnächst sollen die mehr als 400.000 elektronischen Wahlmaschinen auf Open Source umgestellt werden, berichtet AustralianIT.

  • Brasilien setzt auf Open Source

    Regierungsstellen sollen auf Linux umsteigen | Lizenzzahlung an Microsoft "ökonomisch untragbar" | Absichtserklärung mit IBM
  • Brasilien setzt auf Open Source bei Wahl-Computern

    Brasilien hat sich für Linux und andere Open-Source-Software auf Wahlcomputern entschieden. Das Tribunal Superior Eleitoral, die Instanz, die für die Organisation der Wahlen verantwortlich zeichnet, hat beschlossen, dass die 430.000 elektronischen Wahlmaschinen von Windows CE und VirtuOS auf Linux umgerüstet werden sollen. Neue Wahlen soll es noch in diesem Jahr geben.

  • Brasilien will Ministerien zum Einsatz von Open Source verpflichten

    Laut einem Bericht von ZDNet arbeitet die brasilianische Regierung gerade an einem Dekret, dass Ministerien zum Einsatz von Open-Source-Software(OSS) gesetzlich verpflichten soll.

    Das kurz vor seinem Erlass stehende Dekret soll Ministerien dazu verpflichten, grundsätzlich OSS einzusetzen. Lediglich im Falle, dass Ministerien nachweisen können, dass der Einsatz von proprietärer Software notwendig ist, sollen die Ämter von diesem Grundsatz abrücken können. Gegenwärtig wird OSS nur in 7 von 22 Ministerien eingesetzt, das geplante Dekret soll dieser Situation begegnen.

  • Brasilien: Freie Software weiter auf dem Vormarsch

    Oscar Clarke, Geschäftsführer von Intel/Brasilien, und Ricardo Fernandes, Präsident bei Novell/Brasilien, sehen freie Software auf einem unaufhaltsamen Vormarsch in Brasilien.

    "Mehr und mehr ist von freier Software die Rede, besonders im öffentlichen Bereich und in den Unternehmen, aber immer weniger von Windows", so die Manager. Beide Firmen sehen dies als eine unmittelbare Reaktion auf die derzeitige Politik der Regierung, Ministerien und öffentliche Verwaltungen auf den Einsatz von freier und quelloffener Software zu verpflichten. Ermutigt durch diesen sichtbaren Trend hat Novell gestern Novell Linux Desktop (NLD) in Brasilien auf den Markt geworfen. Darin sind die wesentlichen Office-Komponenten wie Textverarbeitung, Internet-Tools und weitere Programme enthalten.

  • Brasilien: WiMAX: Intel startet Pilotprojekt zur Netzanbindung entlegener Regionen

    Breitband-Infrastruktur in Parintins im Amazonasbecken gestartet

    Der Chiphersteller Intel hat ein Pilotprojekt zur Versorgung abgelegener Regionen mit Breitband-Netzverbindungen begonnen. In Brasilien installierte der Konzern eine WiMAX-Infrastruktur in der Stadt Parintins. Der Ort mit 114.000 Einwohnern liegt auf einer abgelegenen Insel im Amazonas-Becken. Das teilte das Unternehmen gestern in Santa Clara, Kalifornien, mit.

  • Brasiliens Regierung wird Produzentin von Open Source

    Brasiliens Regierung hat gestern bekannt gegeben, alle mit öffentlichen Geldern finanzierten Softwareprojekte als Open Source zu veröffentlichen. Dabei setzt das südamerikanische Land auf die neue Creative-Commons-GPL-Lizenz. Diese Lizenz erweitert die klassische GNU General Public License (GPL) der Free Software Foundation um das Interface und die Metadaten der Creative-Commons-Lizenzen.
  • Brazil champions free internet access

    The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo is offering its poorest citizens a chance to get connected for nothing, the BBC reports.

    The left wing local authority has opened almost 100 "telecenters" - free Internet cafes - where any of the city's 20 per cent unemployed can enjoy up to one hour's free surfing a day.

  • Brazil eHealth pilot improves healthcare access for city poor

    Rio de Janeiro project also finds eHealth integration provides major cost savings for health system

    An 18-month eHealth pilot project in one of Brazil's poorest areas has found that integrating technology into the healthcare system brought better access to vital healthcare for patients who need it most.

    Run by the non-profit New Cities Foundation, the Urban eHealth Project also found the technology could bring major economic savings for the health system as a whole, as well as increased efficiency for healthcare workers.

  • Brazil Embraces Digital Age With New Interactive E-Gov Portal - brasil.gov.br

    Launched today, site will provide one central platform to communicate with domestic and foreign citizens

    In its latest move to increase engagement with the global public and promote democratic access to information, the federal government of Brazil today launched 'Portal Brasil' (www.brasil.gov.br) -- the new official website of the Brazilian State.

    "The world has entered a new era of open, interactive, real-time communication and with the launch of Brazil.gov.br, Brazil is ready to harness the opportunities presented by digital media to apply those qualities to official State communications," said Secretariat for Social Communication Minister Franklin Martins.

  • Brazil municipal elections to employ biometric voting

    More than half a million electronic voting machines will be used this Sunday during Brazil’s municipal elections where nearly 140 million people will have a chance to vote.

    During the election, approximately 7.5 million of voters will use biometric machines that will identify them by scanning fingerprints. Brazil’s election authority, the Tribunal Superior Eleitoral, has committed to using biometric technology to eliminate the possibility of someone taking someone else’s place to vote, making it practically impossible for voter fraud to be committed.

  • Brazil slum study says mobile health technology could provide savings, improved care for poor

    Using mobile health technology to monitor patients in poor urban areas could improve residents' access to health care while also reducing health care spending, a study conducted in a Rio de Janeiro hillside "favela" slum suggested Wednesday.

    The study, by the New Cities Foundation, looked at the effects of bringing state-of-the-art health care diagnostic tools to sick and elderly residents of Rio's Dona Marta favela, an underserved shantytown up a steep hill from most conventional health care services.

  • Brazil to mandate open source use

    The Brazilian government will force public departments to migrate to open source software, but Linux vendor Conectiva says the move is unlikely to work

    The Brazilian federal government is drafting a decree that will force government agencies to migrate to open source software, according to reports.

  • Brazil to Use Half a Million Electronic Machines and Biometrics for Sunday's Elections

    A total of 501,923 electronic voting machines will be operating in Brazil's 5,568 municipalities this Sunday (October 7) when approximately 140 million Brazilians vote for mayors, vice mayors and local legislators ("vereadores").

    In a pilot program, around 7.5 million of those voters will use biometric machines that will identify them by scanning fingerprints.

    Brazil's Federal Election Court (Tribunal Superior Eleitoral – TSE) says it intends to have every voter in the country use biometric machines by 2018. However, experiments with the machines have found that the machines have difficulty registering some people's fingerprints.

  • Brazil: Internet2 and Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa Form Health Sciences Partnership

    Organizations to Leverage Network Connections to Facilitate International Telehealth Initiatives

    Internet2 today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP), the national research and education networking organization of Brazil, to facilitate international telehealth and telemedicine collaborations. The MOU builds on the organizations' existing long-term networking partnership that was established in 2000. The new MOU was made official today at a ceremony held in conjunction with the annual Internet2 Fall Member Meeting in San Diego, California.

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