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Tuesday, 28.05.2024
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  • U.S. Government Urged To Work From Home In Pandemic

    If a flu pandemic forced 40 percent of workers to stay home, telecommuting could help keep governments and businesses running -- but hardly any are set up to do this, experts told Congress Thursday.

    A report from the Government Accountability Office found that only nine of 23 federal agencies had plans in place for essential staff to work from home during a pandemic.

  • AE: Ajman announces permanent remote working for government staff

    Employees on probation and those who require to be physically present in their offices for work will not be part of the e-work system.

    Ajman has approved a remote working system permanently for government employees. Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the representative of His Highness the Ruler of Ajman for Administrative and Financial Affairs, has issued a decision stipulating that the system be applied to all local government agencies.

  • AU: The importance of telework

    It had all the makings of a politically driven, policy love-in - complete with the larger-than-life image of Julia Gillard, joining via videoconference and looking down imperiously at her subjects gathered in the audience. Yet behind all the politicking, the Labor-minister missives and the sycophantic speaker line-up, were two recurring themes that tell quite different stories.

    The first, quite openly admitted, theme is that that Australia is way behind the world in terms of embracing telework, and needs to move quickly to formally embrace the trend to unlock its latent benefits. The second, less perfectly stated but implied by the pitch and the nature of the event, was that the NBN is the way to close that gap.

  • Canada: Ottawa: City tries to cut costs by allowing employees to work at home

    The City of Ottawa will try to cut costs and boost efficiency this year by allowing some employees to stop making the daily trek to their desk in an office building.

    It's part of an electronic government initiative being cheered on by Mayor Larry O'Brien that is aimed at helping the city cut $100 million in operational costs over the next three years.

  • GB: How telemedicine can turn consultants into teleworkers

    Patients can benefit from faster access to drugs and greatly reduced travel times when specialists can work remotely

    The introduction of high speed broadband across the UK in recent years means that 80% of the adult population now has easy access to the internet either at home or at work. But so far, this has made surprisingly little difference to the way in which healthcare services are provided by clinicians and nursing staff.

    Despite a lot of talk at healthcare conferences, the reality is that you need to look hard to find examples of where telemedicine – as internet-enabled healthcare is known as within the NHS – is starting to make a difference.

  • IN: Work from Home in Government: A Cybersecurity challenge amidst COVID Pandemic

    “Government employees may have to Work from Home”, “Government planning 15-day Work from Home for its employees”, “Work from Home to be new normal in government offices” – these are a few of the many headlines reported by various print and web-based news agencies as the Government of India prepares itself for a long stand-off with the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Dr Yudhishthira Sapru, Senior Consultant, Chandigarh’s State eGovernance Mission, National eGovernance Division (NeGD), MeitY, Government of India

    In the era of Digital India, almost all government organizations have IT resources which they use for public services. Various Central Ministries are already fully or partially using the eOffice platform (an online platform developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) for electronic processing of files). A few State Governments have also some solution in place to process government files electronically. Others are also preparing themselves for a work from home (WFH) culture by taking their IT applications and processes out of the secured government environment.

  • India: Karnataka: CET coaching from Nemmadi centres now

    Lectures will be beamed from Bangalore and Delhi

    Students can pose questions by audio or email

    Scores of rural Common Entrance Test (CET) candidates who envied the unfair advantage their urban counterparts enjoyed with preparatory coaching, now have something to cheer about: Satellite-linked Nemmadi centres in their villages, complete with live, interactive classrooms offering CET coaching.

  • India: Maharashtra: For meeting with bosses in Mumbai, Pune babus need not travel

    Two months from now, Pune bureaucrats will not have to rush to Mumbai for meeting with or giving a powerpoint presentation to senior officers. A video conferencing facility will help them cut their travel.

    Officials from divisional commissioner to the collector, even tehsildars will be connected through the Maharashtra State Wide Area Network (MSWAN).

  • Nigeria:Skoool Brings Easy Learning, Teaching Close to Home

    Students and teachers nationwide can now access digital content, based on the national curriculum for learning and teaching basic Mathematics and science, free. This has been made possible by a portal, recently launched by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Intel Corporation in Abuja. Bukola Olatunji was there.

    “I never knew how a child is born until I came in contact with the Classmate PC about a month ago. Now I know it and many other things.” With that remark, Mohammed Ahmed, 14-year-old student of Junior Secondary School Deidei in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) confidently took his seat and with three clicks on his laptop, beginning with the subject, ‘Integrated Science’; he showed the reporter ‘how it happens’, interactive simulations and all. “The classmate PC enables a student to go ahead of his teacher”, he added.

  • Singapore: More home-based jobs in future?

    Besides faster Internet access, Singapore's ultra high-speed broadband highway could also help alleviate the peak-hour rush as authorities are now looking into having more home-based jobs when the new network is in place.

    The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and the Ministry of Manpower are in discussions to see how they can potentially increase the number of work-from-home options with the arrival of the Next Gen NBN (Next-Generation Nationwide Broadband Network), said Acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Lui Tuck Yew.

  • Tele-work growth 'too slow', says OECD

    Despite their potential positive effects on traffic congestion and pollution in cities, the "opportunities of tele-work are not being fully exploited," according to a new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

    Almost one in five workers in the world's most advanced economies spent at least one business day per month working from home in 2006, according to the report, published ahead of an OECD ministerial meeting on the future of the Internet economy on 17-18 June in Seoul.

  • Telecentre Europe widens Internet access

    Internet reporters from Telecentre Europe will be in Malmö on 19–20 November to cover the EU eGovernment conference that is taking place. Telecentre Europe is a network that works to enable more people to have access to the Internet and become active members of the knowledge economy.

    In a Europe where the Internet is by far the easiest way to get hold of information, completely new demands are being placed on ordinary people, demands that an individual can sometimes find difficult to meet. Many Europeans do not have an Internet connection at home and must instead make use of public places with Internet access, sometimes known as ‘telecentres’. These centres are often libraries and schools and can also provide other technology as well as an internet connection in order to enable users to access information electronically.

  • UK: Barnet staff to go mobile

    The London borough is to offer its entire workforce new IT for mobile and flexible working

    LB Barnet is starting a three year project to overhaul its IT infrastructure to allow all of its staff to work remotely, according to a senior official from the authority.

    The £20m infrastructure will cover over 4,000 staff from street cleaners to HR services. All departments across the council are to put together plans for mobile working projects so that staff can access databases from anywhere in the borough.

  • UK: Home working holds key to driving public sector efficiency - Telewest Business study shows

    But, limited take-up risks public sector skills crisis and more drastic strategies to meet Government’s cost-cutting mandate

    Adopting technologies to increase staff productivity could be the saving grace of local government as it ramps up to achieve the savings outlined in the treasury-backed Gershon Review. On average more than half of councils believe that this is amongst the top three success factors to local authorities achieving efficiency gains of at least £6.5 billion by 2007-2008 mandated under Gershon. The other success factors were having people with the right skills and restructuring public services to reduce costs.

  • UK: Integration with IT hinders mobile working strategies in housing sector

    82% of housing departments and associations have stated that mobile working is a priority for them in the second year of Gershon, yet only 38% have a mobile working strategy in place. That’s according to a poll commissioned by IBS OPENSystems, a provider of software and services to local authorities and housing associations.

    Integration with other IT applications is the main bug bear faced by housing departments in developing a mobile working strategy. However, according to the poll, the greatest benefits in implementing a mobile working strategy are to provide flexible and innovative ways of working for housing staff (33%) and higher service to citizens (36%).

  • UK: Midlothian Council to expand teleworking for its staff

    Midlothian Council is working on a phased approach to improve its ICT and armed with a next generation communications solution the plan is to expand teleworking capabilities in the next phase, to include exploring the Mitel Teleworking solution.

    Midlothian Council’s employees should see benefits from the teleworking solution enabling people to work at home and have the same corporate voice and data connectivity as they do in the office. This will extend and improve communications, give employees a flexible work/life balance and improve customer service by extending office opening hours.

  • UK: Project Nomad launch new mobile e-government products

    Project Nomad, the dedicated to mobile and flexible working in local government, launched three new products at the Local eGov Expo 2006.

    • A concise guide to Flexible Working
    • The ‘Lessons Learnt' report
    • A detailed report developed for the London Association of Directors of Social Services entitled “Achieving Efficiency Gains through Flexible Working in Social Services”.
  • UK: Save at home, says Telewest

    Councils told how to hoard cash

    Local government workers should be allowed to work from home if the public sector is to realise efficiency savings outlined by last year's treasury-backed Gershon Review.

    Not only would teleworking increase staff productivity and help improve chances to hang on to key workers and attract new staff, it could also lead to councils reducing costly overheads such as maintaining office space.

  • US: In the Shift to Telework, Can We Secure the Virtual Office?

    The COVID-19 pandemic caused a massive move to telework for government workers and opened up new avenues for hackers to infiltrate systems — and it’s a situation that’s lasting longer than anyone expected.

    Jim Weaver, chief information officer of Washington state, refers to the pandemic as the state’s new chief innovation officer. “It is demonstrating to agency leaders the transformative opportunities that some technology tools bring to how business can be done as opposed to how it has always been done,” he said.

  • US: Most Federal Workers Expect to Telework at Least Three Days per Week in the Future, Survey Says

    But securing and managing the information technology that enables work from home is a top challenge during the pandemic, respondents indicated.

    Most federal employees believe telework is here to stay, but figuring out how to manage information technology systems will be a top challenge for mass federal telework in the long term, according to a survey.

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