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Transformation Management
Im Rahmen eines aktuellen FuE-Projektes entwickeln wir eine "City Transformation Management Suite (CTMS)" zur Unterstützung der Planung und Umsetzung von Transformationsstrategien im kommunalen Bereich. Weiterlesen ... Unsere neue Hands-on-Bildkartennotation "City Transformation Management Notation (CTMN)" bildet neben zahlreichen Vorlagen und Musterbeispielen einen wesentlichen Bestandteil des CTMx-Frameworks. Weiterlesen ...
An dem FuE-Projekt "CTMS" können noch weitere Kommunen oder Organisationen als Partner teilnehmen. Gerne kommen wir auch zu Ihnen und demonstrieren Ihnen den Einsatz der CTMS-Suite im Rahmen eines Workshops. Weiterlesen ...

Process Management
Im Rahmen unseres Prozessmanagements identifizieren, modellieren, dokumentatieren, prüfen, optimieren und implementieren wir eGovernment-Geschäftsprozesse mit dem Ziel, die Arbeitsabläufe hinsichtlich Produktivität, Kundenzufriedenheit, Produkt- und Service-Qualität, Zeitbedarf und Kosten zu verbessern. Weiterlesen ...
Die Hands-on-Bildkartennotation "Government Process Management Notation (GPMN)" ist eine von uns entwickelte fachspezifische Variante von BPMN zur Modellierung von Geschäftsprozessen in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Weiterlesen ... Unser "Standard Prozesskatalog" enthält mehr als 400 mit GPMN und BPMN modellierte und dokumentierte Muster- und Benchmarking-Prozesse aus allen Verwaltungsebenen (Bund, Länder und Kommunen). Weiterlesen ...
  • Thu
    Apr
    02
    2020
    America’s Love Affair with Paperless Voting Is Over. Here’s Why

    Once heralded as the solution to most election woes, our affinity for the paperless voting technology has dimmed. Today, experts consider it one of the biggest liabilities, and favor a return to paper ballots.

    Before the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) took over as the single biggest threat to the 2020 presidential election, the security of state voting infrastructure was chief among the concerns held by many elected officials.

  • Thu
    Apr
    02
    2020
    VN: Ho Chi Minh City: Smart city transformation seeks harmony between IT applications, state system

    In order to establish a smart urban area in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), it is necessary to let citizens become familiar with interactive IT applications for public services. This leads to a high demand that newly developed applications possess a synchronous database with the one in the current municipal system and form a close connection with one another despite operation differences in each district.

    At the moment, it seems that the general public are quite used to public service apps of their local authorities like ‘Quan 9 Truc Tuyen’ (District 9 Online), ‘Thu Duc Truc Tuyen’ (Thu Duc Online), ‘Quan 10 online’ to report law breakers or give feedbacks and suggestions for current issues in their neighborhood.

  • Thu
    Apr
    02
    2020
    NG: How to use digital technology to accelerate universal healthcare coverage, by experts

    Commissioner for Health Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, and the Guest speaker at the Youth Consultation on Digital Health Technology programme, held in Ikeja, Lagos, Njideka Ngeli, have explored how to use digital technology to accelerate universal healthcare coverage.

    Abayomi said: “This is opportunity to engage our digital entrepreneurs to help us in delivering healthcare to Nigerians especially at the primary healthcare level. We are tired of using old methods in information dissemination in healthcare system for instance, using files to keep information sometimes file got missing and it makes things very slow and we find it difficult to get useful information but this is time for us to digital.”

  • Wed
    Apr
    01
    2020
    IN: Leveraging Gen-Next Cities with Robotic Process Automation

    UiPath is collaborating with leading smart city solution providers to accelerate operational outcomes by leveraging software bots. “The ICCC (Integrated Control and Command Centre) teams are discovering RPA relevance to assist them in operating and navigating various Smart City applications such as video surveillance, intelligent traffic management systems, vehicle tracking systems, environmental monitoring applications, building management systems and so on”, asserted Manish Bharti, President UiPath India and SAARC.

    Q: Please share with us the journey so far for UiPath pertaining to Indian market.

  • Wed
    Apr
    01
    2020
    Benin takes business registration online at critical time

    Benin means business. The West African nation's arsenal of smart eGovernment tools is helping it remain open for business during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Benin this month took its business registration processes 100% digital, setting up an efficient, new online single window that houses all regulatory processes needed to open a business in record time.

  • Wed
    Apr
    01
    2020
    CO: UMU researchers will study improvements in electronic administration to facilitate its use by the elderly

    Two teachers of the Department of Sociology of the University of Murcia (UMU), Salvador Manzanera Román and Francisco E. Haz Gómez, will have financing from the COTEC Foundation for Innovation, for a project with which they intend to improve the Electronic administration thinking of older people. His project has been one of the 14 chosen among the 734 proposals submitted by researchers and institutions throughout Spain.

    Both experts will carry out an investigation in order to bridge the digital divide in the use of eGovernment and public services by older people.The causes that prevent them from being users of all the resources and services that the different administrative entities make available to citizens will be studied. These researchers join the line of research on the digital society and technology within the UMU Department of Sociology.

  • Wed
    Apr
    01
    2020
    NG: CCB adopts online asset declaration system for public servants

    The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has introduced its Online Assets Declaration System (OADS) for public servants.

    It said the platform was created to ease the rigours involved in assets declaration by public servants and to avert corrupt practices in the public sectors.

    This measure is in line with the review of the Bureau laws by the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) 2017 to 2021 to ensure that the anti-corruption drive of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign is sustained.

  • Tue
    Mar
    31
    2020
    Smart cities in an advanced material world

    Materials will have a significant role in realising the smart cities of the future, says Max Petersen, AVP, Chemicals & Materials, Dotmatics

    Our world is set to change rapidly over the next few decades, with plans to develop cleaner, greener places to live, in cities that need to meet the demands of interconnected devices and autonomous mobility. Indeed, the total value of the global smart city market is expected to exceed US$2.5 trillion in the next five years. When we picture this society of the future, it’s often the potential that a smart city offers to our society that regularly grabs the headlines, but we don’t often think too deeply about what it takes make this promise a reality.

  • Tue
    Mar
    31
    2020
    Algeria to speed up its digital e-government strategy

    The President of the Republic of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune (pictured), gave his approval to the Ministry of Microenterprise, Start-ups and the Knowledge Economy to implement the Initiative for Digital Transition. The project was presented on 22 March 2020 during the Council of Ministers.

    The Digital Transition Initiative will focus on the digitization of the central administration, documents and administrative forms, the generalization of databases based on the National Identification Number (NIN), the creation of a control panel for decision-making and monitoring government projects. The Initiative also incorporates the modernization of the government Internet network to ensure liaison between departments.

  • Tue
    Mar
    31
    2020
    ZA: Journey to a digital future

    Government has made some bold statements about how digital technologies will empower and enable South Africans, but what does a realistic picture for a digital government look like?

    What does a digital future really look like? For government CIO Mandla Ngcobo, it all comes down to information. With digital technologies, governments have so many more ways to make smart, strategic decisions. This is where the real value lies for public servants and the average person on the street. For example, when government started brainstorming the idea to build the Gautrain, it first had to ask, 'Why are we doing this?'. And the answer was clear. After doing research, government realised that a large number of people travel between Johannesburg and Pretoria every day and that many of these middle-class professionals are regularly late for work because of bumper-to-bumper traffic. It was based on this data that government made the informed move to build the rapid commuter rail system. “For digital to be impactful, it must be guided by facts, by intelligence and by data,” Ngcobo says.

  • Tue
    Mar
    31
    2020
    US: Why Cities Should Apply Data Analysis to Transportation Systems

    Data analytics tools can help make transportation systems and city life more efficient.

    Being able to accurately assess public transportation ridership and vehicular traffic is more important to cities now than ever in the recent past as transit volumes in cities plummet due to social distancing.

  • Mon
    Mar
    30
    2020
    SA’s smart city drive may not be such a clever move

    Taking on such a large public debt burden when the GDP-to-debt ratio is already strained does not seem advisable

    In his state of the nation address last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa heralded the construction of a new 5G-ready smart city around Lanseria airport in the next decade. With it, SA was belatedly thrust to the front of a continent-wide rush to establish smart and eco-friendly cities, a means of jump-starting the fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) powered by digital technology.

  • Mon
    Mar
    30
    2020
    US: California: Carlsbad Trying to Avoid Mistakes of San Diego’s ‘Smart Cities’ Program

    Carlsbad officials have laid the groundwork for a new digital infrastructure that will one day capture data about public rights of way and connect citizens with government services. They’ve put privacy and public input upfront.

    Carlsbad is well on its way to becoming the region’s next “smart city.” In recent weeks, elected officials have laid the groundwork for a new digital infrastructure that will one day capture data about public rights of way and connect citizens with government services.

  • Mon
    Mar
    30
    2020
    BH: Development of education portal eduNET discussed

    The development of education portal eduNET was discussed by the ICT Governance Committee (ICTGC) during its 33rd meeting. The gathering was chaired by Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive Mohammed Ali Al Qaed.

    There, they discuss latest developments, including the operational budgets of different government entities and the enhancement of online education programs for schools and universities.

  • Mon
    Mar
    30
    2020
    Singapore opens up 3D data to foster innovation

    Singapore has made available nationwide 3D geospatial data to encourage technology industry partners to develop and test new applications and services.

    Overseen by the Singapore Land Authority, the 3D Singapore Sandbox will provide users with access to the authority’s 3D geospatial data including 3D models of over 160,000 buildings mapped nationwide.

  • Sun
    Mar
    29
    2020
    Digital Classes From Estonia: How This Little Baltic Place Prospects the Environment in Digital Govt

    Clifton Collins is a 49-12 months-outdated from Dublin, Eire, who has been acquiring a rough time currently. He just missing his entire fortune well worth $59 million.

    Do not experience as well bad for him, however. He amassed his prosperity by means of less-than-lawful implies. Collins harvested cannabis for 12 several years in rented properties and wholesaled it to drug sellers. In 2011 through 2012 he obtained 6,000 bitcoins, spending all-around $5 each and every. As bitcoin skyrocketed towards $10,000, he viewed his fortune multiply. A couple several years ago, he became anxious about possessing all his funds in a single account, so he distribute the bitcoins into 12 new accounts. He wrote the entry codes for these 12 crypto-wallets on a scrap of paper that he hid it a fishing rod situation at dwelling.

  • Sun
    Mar
    29
    2020
    Digital Transformation: A Growing Landscape In Pakistan

    The rapid digitization across the globe is transforming almost everything on face of earth from economy (physical to software-controlled) to government-citizens' interaction, market-customer relations to healthcare and education.

    The digital landscape is grown tremendously in Pakistan with a population of over 200 million people. The country has over 165 million mobile subscribers, 70 million active internet users and 60 million Smartphone users.

  • Sun
    Mar
    29
    2020
    BH: iGA to assist government entities in transition to remote work

    The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) announced yesterday that it is assisting government entities with their transition to remote work. This follows the directives of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, to implement remote work when possible.

    The iGA will provide access to Microsoft Teams, a unified communication and collaboration platform, to effectively manage virtual teams, alongside publishing instructions to optimise the use of all features, including visual and audio conferencing, chats, and file-sharing.

  • Sat
    Mar
    28
    2020
    We need to build data capability in South Africa

    On New Year’s Eve in 2016, a fire engulfed part of the Address Downtown hotel in Dubai, close to where revellers had gathered to watch a spectacular fireworks display. The incident was picked up by Pacific Controls, a data centre for buildings and infrastructure projects that had tied with the Dubai Civil Defence for real-time monitoring of buildings in the United Arab Emirates for any emergency alarms. In peak traffic, the blaze was put out in a couple of hours, and no fatalities were recorded.

    The Pacific Controls company can monitor any alarm, from those for fires to those in elevators. A message is immediately sent to a command centre and a team is deployed. The system taps into the network of telecommunications company Etisalat, which provides a real-time tracker of any crises. Their track record is impressive. This is part of Dubai’s drive towards a smart city, which has seen the city push for real-time data for services across different departments. Data is stored on a cloud service, which is either a physical or virtual server. This is then controlled by a cloud-computing provider, such as Pacific Controls.

  • Sat
    Mar
    28
    2020
    EU: Coronavirus may speed up the implementation of online public services, but this is not digitalisation

    A quick primer on what is, and what is not, digitalisation (in, at least, my humble opinion).

    Across emerging Europe, governments are responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic by racing to implement digital solutions to help citizens reduce their day-to-day activity and levels of person-to-person contact. In many, if not all, cases, the digital solutions which are introduced over the coming weeks and months will remain in place long after the pandemic has become a subject for historians. It is therefore imperative that governments get them right.

  • Sat
    Mar
    28
    2020
    US: New York state to select five smart city testbeds

    Empire State Development is partnering with the Israel Innovation Authority to find solutions that will improve public service delivery and citizens’ quality of life.

    Five cities in New York State will be chosen as smart city testbeds with funding support of up to $2 million.

    The smart cities programme has been launched by New York State’s economic development organisation, Empire State Development, in collaboration with the Israel Innovation Authority.

  • Sat
    Mar
    28
    2020
    News Keep it simple and short: The key to Estonia’s digital society

    I laughed.

    On March 9, Romania’s tax authority ANAF announced that in order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19, it was recommending taxpayers avoid its offices and that they should file any returns or correspondence online.

    Good luck with that.

  • Fri
    Mar
    27
    2020
    KR: Seoul: A city based on data

    The South Korean capital believes the analysis of urban patterns forms the bedrock of smart infrastructure and services. SmartCitiesWorld explores how it has been using data more intelligently since 2011.

    When Park Won Soon took office as the Mayor of Seoul in 2011, he declared that he would build a city where the “citizens are the Mayor”. Eight years later, he has made strides to achieve this ambition: digital platforms allow ‘citizen innovators’ to co-create their future city and vote regularly on policies.

  • Fri
    Mar
    27
    2020
    IN: Kerala: Kochi: e-Governance project: Corporation’s move to hang on to TCS draws flak

    As per the agreement between the corporation and TCS in 2011, the e-governance project had to be implemented in 54 weeks.

    The corporation’s alleged move to stick to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for executing the e-governance project despite its failure in implementing the service has drawn flak from the opposition. Though the corporation included it as an agenda in the council session, the opposition flayed the move saying it will put the civic body in deep trouble. “The corporation extended the deadline for TCS several times, but they purposefully delayed the implementation. They are not ready to transfer the data to the Information Kerala Mission (IKM),” alleged V P Chandran, opposition councillor.

  • Fri
    Mar
    27
    2020
    President of Turkmenistan instructs to accelerate digitalization process

    President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov determined the deadlines for completion of the digitalization process in the country by October this year and emphasized the importance of creating conditions for the functioning of e-Government system.

    President noted that the transition of print media from traditional paper to digital form and Internet versions is one of the priorities of digitalization of the Turkmen media.

  • Fri
    Mar
    27
    2020
    Regista announces the digitalization of over 500 city halls in Romania and offers free support to the city halls that are not yet digitalized

    In the context of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus, Zitec, leader in the IT & digital marketing segment in Romania, announces that it will provide free access to two modules of the document management application Regista. Thus, non-digitalized public institutions can apply for three months of free license for the Document Management and e-Government modules. This way, Zitec aims to encourage authorities to electronically register documents, petitions submitted by the citizens and to receive online notices, in order to avoid congestion, to limit queues formed at their headquarters or to completely eliminate the need for a visit.

    Regista is a market leader SaaS in the segment of registry and document management in local public administration, currently helping to streamline and digitalize the internal activity of over 500 public institutions and companies from 40 counties in the country. To this date, the application has over 9,000 users and more than 7 million documents have been registered.

  • Thu
    Mar
    26
    2020
    IN: Punjab: Ludhiana: Smart City hoardings flaunting Cong leaders raise eyebrows

    The hoardings informing about various Smart City projects — mostly in areas under West constituency — have raised many eyebrows. SAD-BJP leaders condemned the Congress leadership for using the Smart City Mission to befool the general public, while in reality, they have even failed to provide basic amenities to the general public. The hoardings displayed in the city have pictures of chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, MP Ravneet Bittu, and cabinet minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu.

    These hoardings — installed in Sarabha Nagar, Malhar Road, and Kitchlu Nagar — display projects such as Sarabha Nagar smart market, Malhar Road project, Pakhowal Road ROB/RUB, stray dogs sterilisation centre, and Sidhwan Canal beautification project. Leaders of both parties mocked the local Congress leaders for displaying hoardings of various projects being covered under the Smart City Mission to be funded by the central government. They claimed Congress leaders, having failed to do anything at their level, were now trying to get mileage out of projects funded by the central government.

  • Thu
    Mar
    26
    2020
    IN: Kerala: Kochi moves 33 places up in latest Smart City ranking

    Ranked 21st in list released by Centre on Wednesday, against 54th last year | Implementing agency Cochin Smart Mission Ltd elated

    Kochi, which had been lagging in the implementation of Smart City Mission projects, has finally improved its ranking. In the Smart City ranking published by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs on Wednesday, the city ranked 21 out of 100 cities selected under Smart Cities Mission. It was ranked 54th in September last year. The new rankings have taken into account the efforts of the Cochin Smart Mission Ltd (CSML) in implementing the projects.

  • Wed
    Mar
    25
    2020
    KY: Government encourages use of online services

    As the Cayman Islands prepares for the coronavirus and takes associated measures of social distancing, Commerce Minister Joey Hew is urging the public to use government’s e-services online platform, www.eservices.gov.ky, to conduct business with departments and agencies.

    “We are closely monitoring the developments around the spread of the coronavirus and the main priority of the government and my ministry is the well-being and safety of our people,” Hew said in a press release.

  • Wed
    Mar
    25
    2020
    Smart cities: world’s best don’t just adopt new technology, they make it work for people

    Cities are fast becoming “smart”, and the impact on people’s lives can be immense. Singapore’s smart traffic cameras restrict traffic depending on volume, and ease the commute of thousands of passengers every day. In Kaunas, Lithuania, the cost of parking is automatically deducted from the bank accounts of drivers when they park their cars. In many cities, the timing of public buses is announced at each stop with almost perfect accuracy. And free WiFi is now accessible across entire cities, including Buenos Aires, Argentina and Ramallah, Palestine.

    Today, improving urban services through digital transformation is a huge industry, dominated by the likes of Cisco and IBM. But the idea of a “smart city” encompasses more than the clever application of technology in urban areas. That technology must also contribute to making cities more sustainable, and improving the quality of life for the people who live there.

  • Tue
    Mar
    24
    2020
    11 of the Most Innovative Cities in the World

    We examined cities that have become hubs for exciting emerging technologies and are using emerging technologies to improve the quality of their residents' lives. Take a break from reading about the coronavirus, close your eyes and think about the phrases “innovative city” or “smart city”. When thinking of these phrases, what current cities come to mind? Or, better yet, if you were to create your own city, what aspects of the city would make it “smart” or “innovative”?

  • Mon
    Mar
    23
    2020
    The Role Of End Users In Smart City Innovation

    Most smart city workshops led by big consultancies move right into discussions about electric and autonomous vehicles, mass transit mobility, IoT, 5G, data, renewable energy and distributed grid, urban farming, smart buildings, innovation, and knowledge economy. But what’s often missing in these projects is the direct involvement of citizens, the end users of smart city solutions.

    There is concern that smart city projects are often driven by technology- and corporate-centric narratives rather than socially inclusive innovation that addresses social, economic, demographic and environmental challenges of ever-increasing complexities of cities.

  • Mon
    Mar
    23
    2020
    US: New York State Digital Service Puts Out Call for Technologists

    Applications are being accepted for a New York State Digital Service program, which seeks "mid-career technologists" to drive efforts to modernize state government. Applications will be accepted through April 10.

    The state of New York is turning to the tech community for recruiting “mid-career technologists” into a new pilot program aimed at modernizing the state’s digital services and abilities.

  • Sun
    Mar
    22
    2020
    IN: Punjab: Ludhiana: City 48 in Smart City rankings

    Ludhiana has ranked 48 in Smart City rankings in the country. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs published a list of rankings of 100 cities on Friday.

    According to information, Agra got rank 1 by getting 73.17 score. Ludhiana got 48th rank with a score of 34.72. The city ranking has been given on the basis of project implementation, fund transfer and fund utilisation.

  • Sun
    Mar
    22
    2020
    OM: Technology, Communications Ministry Launches Pilot Project for Smart Cities

    The Ministry of Technology and Communications, in partnership with Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) and the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (Madayn), launched a pilot project for smart cities in the Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) today that was implemented by "Cisco" and "Bahwan Information Technology”.

    The inauguration ceremony was held under the patronage of Azza bint Sulaiman al-Ismailia, Minister of Technology and Communications.

  • Sat
    Mar
    21
    2020
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow: Capital jumps 17 'Smart' steps to hug 24th rank

    The state capital has climbed 17 notches, since its last half-yearly assessment, to rank 24 among 100 cities evaluated on the basis of projects completed under the Smart City mission.

    According to guidelines set by the ministry of housing and urban affairs, which releases these pan-India rankings, the more projects a city completes within stipulated time, the higher position it secures.

  • Sat
    Mar
    21
    2020
    IN: Nagaland: State level workshop on Digital MSME in Kohima

    A state level workshop on ‘Digital MSME’ (Micro, Small and Medium, Enterprises) a scheme to make MSME digitally empowered and motivate them to adopt ICT tools and applications in their production and business process took place today at AMK Hall, Kohima. The workshop was organised by CSC E-Governance Services India Limited.

    Er Asenla Walling, Executive Engineer, Department of Industries and Commerce, Nagaland highlighted the various schemes undertaken by the department in the state.

  • Sat
    Mar
    21
    2020
    IN: Himachal Pradesh: A feat of digital transformation

    Jai Ram Thakur presented paperless Budget as part of e-Vidhan project It was a red letter day in the history of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly when Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, who also holds the finance portfolio, presented paperless budgetary proposals for 2020-21 on March 6. The audience in different parts of the country, especially in Himachal, witnessed thepaperless presentation of the Budget by the Chief Minister. It marked the culmination of the e-Vidhan project that was introduced by the HP Assembly six years ago. Former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had launched the new technology on August 4, 2014, which was the outcome of the joint efforts of former Speaker BB Butail, Assembly officials, Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, National Informatics Centre (NIC) and the National Informatics Centre Services (NICS).

  • Sat
    Mar
    21
    2020
    VN: An effective government is a streamlined one

    There is no need to have a large government when we can use technology to make the system less cumbersome and more transparent.

    In the past, when it came to food safety issues, whatever was grown on land was the responsibility of the Ministry of Agriculture, whatever was farmed in water was the responsibility of the Ministry of Aquaculture and whatever was sold in the market was the responsibility of the Ministry of Trade.

  • Sat
    Mar
    21
    2020
    IN: Odisha: Bhubaneswar: A must for reviving cities

    In 1948, Bhubaneswar became the modern capital of Odisha. It was the first planned capital city of independent India. Its plan kept in mind the convenience of women who would reside in it. Every facility, be it healthcare centre or market, was within walking distance. This plan could have been strengthened by adding 24×7 availability of public transport. But, somehow, over the years Bhubaneswar has lost its neighbourhoods-based urban planning.

    The lack of proper planning has only added to urban problems. In a study that focused on the role of women in cities, historian Elizabeth Wilson wrote: “Although women, along with minorities, children and the poor, are still not full citizens in the sense that they have never been granted full and free access to the streets, industrial life still drew them into public life and they have survived and flourished in the interstices of the city, negotiating the contradictions of the city in their own particular way.”

  • Sat
    Mar
    21
    2020
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow Got 24th Place in Smart City Ranking – Smart City Ranking: Lucknow's quantum bounce

    Lucknow has jumped 20 factors in a month within the rating of sensible metropolis cities. In the newest rankings launched on Friday, his metropolis has moved from 42nd to 24th. The rating has been launched by the central authorities primarily based on the progress of sensible metropolis plans.

    In 2016, its metropolis was chosen within the Smart City Scheme. After this, it took two years to start out work, but it surely has grown quickly for one and a half years. This is enhancing the rating. Its metropolis was ranked 42nd a month in the past. After this, it got here all the way down to 24th place on Friday when the tender, work order and work began.

  • Sat
    Mar
    21
    2020
    IN: Smart city is formed with Smart Citizens

    In India, the focus has always been on implementing best of the technological measures to make a city smart. But there is a need to understand that it is not limited to the smart urban infra or smart governance but what is more essential are smart citizens, writes Adarsh Som.

    Citizens have always been the most integral part of any city. In India, where the Smart Cities Mission is on boom, the authorities must wake up to the fact that citizens need to be aware about the government’s initiatives, newly formed policies and the technological advancements being implemented to ‘smarten’ their cities.

  • Fri
    Mar
    20
    2020
    AE: How is Dubai using fintech to develop its smart city?

    We explore how the city of Dubai is going to leverage fintech in order to become a truly smart city and potentially the fintech capital of the world.

    The Middle East is the embodiment of the speed at which humans evolve, taking dusty expanses of land and building smart cities that overtake nations which have stood centuries longer. Cities such as Abu Dhabi are an exciting monument to the technological revolution taking place, and planned new urban sprawls like Masdar in Abu Dhabi and Neom in Saudi Arabia prove that the UAE doesn’t plan to slow down any time soon.

  • Fri
    Mar
    20
    2020
    GB: Building smarter cities

    IoT News caught up with Professor Dimitra Simeonidou to gather her thoughts on building smarter cities.

    When we previously met Simeonidou, she was the CTO of Bristol is Open – a pioneering smart city project combining a fibre and mesh network with sensors and open data to provide a playground for anyone wanting to test applications in a real-world environment.

    “Last time we spoke, it was just the beginning of doing city–regional experimentation,” says Simeonidou. “We evolved our story from a Bristol city testbed to a regional testbed.“

  • Thu
    Mar
    19
    2020
    Digital transformation of European Cities

    European organisations have taken the initiative to work towards digitalization of European cities

    Digitalisation has become one of the major priorities of the European Union in recent years. Since 2008, the European Commission has designated the digital agenda into the portfolio of a commissioner. Since 2018, there is also a digital agenda of the Union that sets the vision for the digital transformation of the administration up to 2022.

    The EU is not only its institutions. It is a unity of small parts, of regions and cities. A number of them have gathered to bring about their own digital transformation. The initiative is supported by the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions.

  • Thu
    Mar
    19
    2020
    IN: Telangana: Govt readies Warangal master plan

    In a boost to development of Greater Warangal, the Telangana government on Wednesday approved a master plan for the Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA). The plan has been readied for 2020-2041. Since the draft was prepared after consultations with stakeholders, municipal administration department has approved it.

    Apart from this, 15-km mono rail connectivity will also be taken up, and works for 29 km of total 68km outer ring road (ORR) will be launched by June this year. The decisions were taken at a meeting headed by municipal administration minister, KT Rama Rao, along with ministers belonging to erstwhile Warangal district, Errabelli Dayakar Rao and Satyavathi Rathod, with officials on Wednesday.

  • Thu
    Mar
    19
    2020
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: 25 smart city projects for Vizag completed, says Minister

    Their total value is ₹342 crore

    Twenty-five projects out of a total of 70 projects under the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) in Visakhapatnam have been completed, Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday.

    The total value of the completed projects is ₹342.82 crore. Of the remaining projects, work orders worth ₹1,990.57 crore have been issued for 36 projects while for another four projects worth ₹337 crore, tenders have been sought, Mr. Puri said.

  • Thu
    Mar
    19
    2020
    Towards a Digitized Citizen-oriented Armenian Cadastre

    Armenia is moving towards a more transparent, secure, unified and citizen-oriented cadastral system. To achieve this, digitizing cadastral archives is essential. Digital availability of cadastral information will enable better management of lands, documented rights and tenure security for all Armenians. The Cadastre Committee has requested Kadaster, The Netherlands' Land Registry and Mapping Agency, for support.

    In Armenia there is currently no unified approach to archive cadastral and land registry records. The integrated cadastre on real estate has little ability to support management and assessment of lands and real estate, and the registration of the natural, economic and legal status of those lands. The Cadastre Committee (CC) plans to reform by introducing an advanced self-service and paperless system, based on electronic registration and information processes. This digital system will be one of the pillars of the new real estate cadastre.

  • Wed
    Mar
    18
    2020
    CA: Vancouver: Sector leaders tout smart cities as wise investment

    Global initiatives deploy technology to improve quality of life in urban centres

    When nudged about the possibility of Sidewalk Labs striking up an initiative in Vancouver, the response from one representative of the Google sister company was rather coy.

    Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq:GOOGL) subsidiary specializing in using innovation to address urban issues ranging from transportation to energy consumption, is best known for its smart-city ambitions along Toronto’s waterfront.

  • Wed
    Mar
    18
    2020
    IN: Nagaland: Kohima: ‘Our city is our responsibility’

    Kohima Smart City and Kohima Municipal Council appeal to protect public property

    The Kohima Smart City and the Kohima Municipal Council in collaboration with various organizations and volunteer groups are making an effort to enhance the aesthetics of the town by planting plants and flowers in public areas and along the main roads.

  • Wed
    Mar
    18
    2020
    MY: Mobility as a Service — the future of automobiles

    The way vehicles are used and owned will be changed as an unlimited number of services could be applied with the help of technology

    The buzzword in the automotive industry now is “Mobility as a Service” or MaaS. The meaning of the phrase and its application, however, remain a big question mark to many.

    The National Automotive Policy 2020 (NAP 2020), which presents the roadmap for the country’s future mobility until 2030, has MaaS as part of its aim, along with next-generation vehicles (NxGV) and IR4.0.

  • Wed
    Mar
    18
    2020
    5G pilots in Vietnam; 5G demo in Sri Lanka

    Recent reports in the Vietnamese press indicate that state-owned operator MobiFone has successfully piloted a 5G mobile network in four Vietnamese cities.

    The trials, in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang and Hai Phong, achieved download speeds of approximately 2Gbps, according to a MobiFone spokesman.

  • Tue
    Mar
    17
    2020
    Exciting competition for digital content, services in Vietnam

    The domestic telecommunications market is gradually saturated, forcing telecommunications companies to concentrate on more promising aspects to further develop themselves. Keeping up with the global trend, many telecom firms in Vietnam lately have focused on digital content and services, especially those run on the 5G platform.

    Statistics from the Telecommunications Authority of Vietnam (under the Ministry of Information and Communications) reveal that over 90 percent of the domestic telecommunications market belong to the three giants of Viettel, VinaPhone, and MobiFone.

  • Tue
    Mar
    17
    2020
    ES: Murcia borrows smart city ideas from Santander

    Ultimately, the successful model could be implemented in Murcia municipality

    Murcia is looking into ways to implement smart city solutions and know-how, borrowing ideas from Santander. This was made clear last week, following a promising meeting between city representatives from both administrations in Santander.

  • Mon
    Mar
    16
    2020
    IN: A month after launch, govt's pro-citizen plan floundering

    After formally launching 'Jana Sevaka' initiative less than a month ago, the Karnataka government, reeling under a financial crisis, is scrambling to save the scheme that aims to deliver government documents to citizens' doorsteps.

    The scheme requires substantial allocations, but the crisis-hit government is considering a public-private partnership (PPP) model to keep it afloat. Chief minister BS Yediyurappa announced in his budget last week that the scheme would be extended to all 28 assembly constituencies in Bengaluru city and 10 city corporations in Karnataka. But he did not allocate funds for the purpose.

  • Mon
    Mar
    16
    2020
    BH: Muharraq ID Centre hailed for providing best services

    The Chief Executive of the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA), Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, praised the employees at the Muhraaq Seef Mall branch - ID Card Center for their efforts in providing streamlined services to all visitors and in record time.

    Mr AlQaed commended the Center’s achievement of winning the gold category for a second year in a row as part of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister’s initiative aimed at evaluating government service centers performances “Taqyeem 2” for 2019, expressing his gratitude and appreciation for this achievement.

  • Mon
    Mar
    16
    2020
    PK: Digital payments - more than just a trend

    Managing everyday finances can be a daunting task for more than three million estimated small and micro enterprises in Pakistan.

    Financial literacy stands at a low of 13%, which results in lack of financial freedom and friction points in daily transactions. Be it making bill payments, the society has been highly cash-dependent.

  • Mon
    Mar
    16
    2020
    GH: Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are Major Drivers of Economic Empowerment and Development

    A Call To President Weah to Use ICTs to Achieve His Pro-Poor Agenda Imagine yourself living in Glehyee Zorpea, Yarwin Mehnsoloh District, Nimba County or in a town that lacks access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Then imagine the frustration and agony that people living in that area experience as a result of the manual and old ways things are done, while their countrymen in other parts of the country continue to benefit from ICTs. Now, imagine you live in a setting blessed with modern ICTs that are used to improve your life. Can you feel or see the divide?

  • Sun
    Mar
    15
    2020
    With the power of AI, India can reimagine delivery of public services

    For India, AI holds an enormous potential to result in social and financial transformation. The Authorities of India has introduced its ‘Accountable AI for Social Empowerment (rAIse)’ summit in Delhi on April 11 and 12.

    Over the past couple of years, Synthetic Intelligence (AI) has modified from a expertise with potential to an instrument of nationwide significance the world over. The primary demonstration of purposes of AI has occurred within the client area and vital financial worth has been created, primarily via focused promoting by web giants within the USA and China.

  • Sun
    Mar
    15
    2020
    IN: Goa: Panaji: WeGO to support CCP in implementation of Smart City plan

    The director of World Smart Sustainable Cities Organisation (WeGO), Albert Graves, from South Korea, said that the organisation has been working all around the world in specialised areas related to smart bins, smart parking, smart traffic management system, air pollution monitoring and smart lighting.

    Speaking to this daily, Graves informed that on an average they have invested one lakh dollars in different spheres whether it is smart parking or smart bins or smart lighting under Koika a year, and will continue with it for long or detach from the project if it is not going smoothly.

  • Sun
    Mar
    15
    2020
    Providing the keys to the smart city

    Smart cities seem inevitable.

    According to IDC, Smart City initiatives attracted technology investments of more than $81 billion globally in 2018, and spending is estimated to grow to $158 billion in 2022. Similarly, in 2018, the number of major metropolitan cities relying on or developing a comprehensive smart city plan – as opposed to implementing a few innovative projects without an overall smart plan – dramatically increased.

  • Sat
    Mar
    14
    2020
    BH: King Hamad University Hospital Launches eServices Via ‘Sehati’ ‘Sehati’ App Provided by iGA

    King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH) launched a host of eServices via the ‘Sehati’ health services app, which is provided by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA). The hospital’s services include uploads of medical report as they become available, medical appointment reservations, and medicine delivery.

    KHUH Commander, Major-General Dr. Shaikh Salman bin Atiyatallah Al Khalifa said: “King Hamad University Hospital is the first government hospital in the Kingdom to introduce an app and electronic system that makes communication easier between the hospital and its visitors. We always strive to offer our services through the most modern and effective methods in order provide better care to all patients.”

  • Fri
    Mar
    13
    2020
    IN: Smart City project: Emphasis on project completion, rather than vision

    Study reveals that projects are on the right track, but there is little by way of follow-ups to assess impact

    A study on the Smart City Mission in four cities, including Bengaluru, by researchers from the University of Leeds, UK found that while the Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) have been successful in ensuring that projects are on the right track, there was little by way of follow-ups to assess the impact of the initiative.

  • Fri
    Mar
    13
    2020
    Slovenia on the path towards digitalisation

    Through an EIB loan, Resalta, a Slovenian provider of energy efficiency and management solutions, will substantially improve its capabilities

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Slovenian provider of energy efficiency and energy management solutions Resalta have signed an agreement for a 12 million euro loan that will allow the company to expands its reach, scope and capabilities and be able to offer its service across different parts of Europe.

  • Thu
    Mar
    12
    2020
    NG: NITDA unfolds FG’s digital transformation plan

    The Director-General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Kashifu Inuwa, has unfolded plans for the digital transformation of Nigerian government on his watch at the Federal IT regulatory agency.

    Abdullahi, who hopes to leave a legacy of digital transformation on completion of his duty at NITDA, disclosed this in a tell-all interview that made the cover of the inaugural issue of eGovernance Nigeria Magazine, that debuts March 2020 from the stables of Technology Times Media Limited.

  • Thu
    Mar
    12
    2020
    MY: Tech sector recovery anticipated in the 2H20

    Growth is expected to be driven by smartphones, communication, HPC and IoT

    The technology sector is expected to see a mixed outlook for the year — as related companies and firms strive to balance their demand and supply — amid global tech giants’ warning of demand softness along with a challenging and uncertain operating environment following the Covid-19 outbreak.

    “The final quarter results were a mixed bag with under-performance or matching our expectations, at best. We started 2020 in a rather bearish stance, but since the share prices of sector companies have retraced a lot, it’s not as bearish,” Hong Leong Investment Bank Bhd (HLIB) senior analyst Tan J Young told The Malaysian Reserve in a brief reply yesterday.

  • Thu
    Mar
    12
    2020
    PK: Balochistan: Quetta to be turned into safe, smart city: Kamal

    Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal on Tuesday said his government has started development projects worth Rs20 billion in the provincial capital in order to turn Quetta into a safe and smart city.

    “A cable is being laid for installation of CCTV cameras in Quetta. The current government has vowed to turn Quetta into a safe city in the first phase and a smart city in the 2nd phase,” the CM said on Tuesday, while talking to journalists.

  • Thu
    Mar
    12
    2020
    IN: Nagaland tops e-governance service list

    Assam came second with 0.28 while Manipur stood third

    Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday said the state has been recognised as a top state in the national e-governance service delivery assessment (NeSDA) at a national e-governance conference in Mumbai recently.

    According to the NeSDA report, Nagaland topped the list among the northeastern and hill states of India, while Assam came second with 0.28 while Manipur stood third, he said.

  • Thu
    Mar
    12
    2020
    IN: Karnataka: Bengaluru: BDA sees its first online property registration

    Registration of BDA properties almost came to a standstill for nearly 3 months after physical registration stopped.

    A 9mx12m (108 sqm) plot of land allotted by the Bangalore Development Authority to a farmer at its Kempegowda Layout became the first site of the authority to be registered through online mode on Wednesday. The successful issuance of the registration certificate for the plot of land in Krishnasagara village to Gangaraju by the Kengeri Sub Registrar office, brought relief to the land owner, the BDA, and e-governance officials.

  • Wed
    Mar
    11
    2020
    Digitalization in Turkmenistan fosters transition to fourth industrial revolution

    The importance of the digitalization process in Turkmenistan stipulates the transition to the fourth industrial revolution and the sixth technological mode, Trend reports referring to the Altyn Asyr newspaper.

    'A round table on the Digital Economy Development Concept in Turkmenistan was held at the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Turkmenistan, the message said.

  • Tue
    Mar
    10
    2020
    US: Next-Generation 911 Spreads to Local Departments in Florida

    Local 911 departments tend to use technology that, while old, is comfortable and familiar. But a trio of Florida counties seems to represent part of an emerging movement toward next-generation 911 and the cloud.

    Sarasota County, like many Florida counties, must deal with emergencies on the water.

  • Tue
    Mar
    10
    2020
    Belarus plans to implement smart city concept in ten cities in 2020

    Belarus plans to implement the smart city concept in ten cities, Elena Shorr, the deputy head of the department for state-run ICT projects and procurement at the Belarusian Communications and Informatization Ministry, said at the forum “Smart sustainable cities: from concept to implementation” on 3 March, BelTA has learned.

    “The government set the task to start targeted digitalization, because it is impossible to do it throughout the country at one stroke. We started with the pilot project [to implement the smart city concept] in Orsha in 2019 and adjusted the general concept. This year there are plans to introduce the concept in another ten cities: Baranovichi, Pinsk, Novopolotsk, Polotsk, Mozyr, Lida, Borisov, Soligorsk, Molodechno and Bobruisk. We also intend to implement the concept in Minsk in 2020-2021,” Elena Shorr said.

  • Tue
    Mar
    10
    2020
    GM: MOICI engages regional authorities on formulation of digital roadmap

    Ministry of Information Communication and Infrastructure in partnership with Lasting Solutions Tech Company held workshop with stakeholders on 2020 -2024 ICT4D plan that aimed to engage and undertake consultations with key stakeholders to support the policy and strategy plan development process, for broadband, cyber security, Digital Economy funding mechanism. The synergy was held in Kerewan north bank region.

    Abdoulie Sowe CEO of Lasting Solutions and team leader of consultants for the ICT4D Masterplan 2020-2024 consultancy through the Ministry of Information Communication & Infrastructure. He dilated on the overview of ICT4D pillars and status of IT in the Gambia

  • Tue
    Mar
    10
    2020
    US: Tennessee's New Digital Services App Will Evolve over Time

    The MyTN phone app represents Tennessee's effort to put all of its government services on one platform. Development for the app will be continuous as IT reaches out to more and more state agencies for buy-in.

    MyTN, a phone app that provides multiple government services to Tennesseans, was released last week, but officials say work on the ambitious platform is far from over.

  • Mon
    Mar
    09
    2020
    BH: BD56m e-Payment success

    Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology (SCICT), His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, chaired SCICT’s 14th meeting, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa. The meeting  reviewed  the shift towards digital economy as a national strategy adopted the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA), which was commissioned to prepare a study on this important field and future directions for its development through adopting the best practices and seeking international expertise.<

  • Mon
    Mar
    09
    2020
    MY: Transport Ministry to use mobile apps in traffic management

    Minister of Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin says his ministry will be using mobile application to inform the public on traffic management, public transportation and waste collection services.

    He added that his ministry will also be implementing the smart traffic system to regulate traffic flow in the state, particularly in Kuching and here.

  • Sun
    Mar
    08
    2020
    IN: Smart City Mission: Chandigarh signs MoU with sister city Ahmedabad

    UT, ranked 81, will borrow technical know-how, learn better execution of projects, take feedback on municipal reforms from the No. 1 city

    After being placed in the bottom 20 group of worst performers out of 100 cities being developed as smart cities in India and being paired with top performer Ahmedabad, Chandigarh has signed an agreement with the Gujarati city.

  • Sun
    Mar
    08
    2020
    AE: ADDED hastens issuance of industrial licenses through 'e-connection' project in partnership with local and federal entities

    Initiative facilitates procedures for industrial investors in Abu Dhabi

    1st phase of the project promotes automated issuance of industrial licenses and enhances level of e-Government services

    The Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development’s (ADDED) Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) has announced the implementation of the first phase of its ‘e-connection’ project in partnership with local and federal entities to facilitate the issuance of industrial licenses in Abu Dhabi, with the first phase being launched with the Ministry of Economy (MOE).

  • Sat
    Mar
    07
    2020
    The Influence of Common Service Centers & ‘Digital India’ Initiative

    The overall facts and figures clearly showcase India’s growing influence over the world economy.

    India – a country backed by its strong democracy and partnerships, has emerged as one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world. All thanks to the continuous market expansion, supported by the Government policies and growth plans, India is expected to be one of the three top economic powers of the world over the next 10-15 years.

  • Sat
    Mar
    07
    2020
    NITDA Unfolds Nigeria Digital Transformation Plan

    The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has announced the digital transformation plan of the government for the nation’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

    The newly appointed Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, disclosed the status of the plan in an interview in the inaugural issue of eGovernance Nigeria Magazine, from the stable of Technology Times Media Limited.

  • Sat
    Mar
    07
    2020
    AE: TRA launches podcast on its website

    In conjunction with the Innovation Month

    The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (TRA) announced the launch of a podcast service on its official website, in conjunction with the UAE Innovation Month, in a move aimed at activating more channels of communication with the public, disseminating concepts of the ICT sector, introducing key developments and their impact on human life.

  • Fri
    Mar
    06
    2020
    IN: Odisha: Bhubaneswar wins Smart City Award for ‘Mu Saviour’ app

    The Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) won the prestigious Smart City Empowering India Awards -2020, in New Delhi Friday.

    Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri gave way the award to BSCL in a glittering function for the innovative ‘Mu Saviour’ application to manage urban flooding across the city.

  • Fri
    Mar
    06
    2020
    MG: Institute urges states, councils to key into e-government

    President of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Prof. Mohammed Ajiya, has stressed the need for government to leverage on e-governance platform to meet the challenges of employment generation for the teeming youths.

    Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Ajiya decried that states and local government areas are yet to key fully into the digital agenda of the present administration, due to low awareness on the importance of modern technology and the need for its adoption by young entrepreneurs at the local levels.

  • Fri
    Mar
    06
    2020
    US: Virginia Begins Taking Payments Via App on Some Toll Roads

    For regular toll road drivers, there's the E-ZPass. But for drivers who don't use Virginia's toll roads often, the state has launched a new solution: a smartphone app that should make payment easier.

    Drivers in parts of Virginia now have a new option for paying tolls: their smartphones.

    A new app allows motorists to use the roads while payment happens automatically in the background. The GoToll app, developed by software company Transurban, is now live across 12 toll roads in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

  • Thu
    Mar
    05
    2020
    IN: Odisha: Bhubaneswar: Senior Govt officials from Maharashtra visit BOC, Smart City office

    Eleven senior officials of Maharashtra Government visited the Bhubaneswar Operations Centre (BOC) _ the command and control centre _of the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) under the Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) ptogramme. They are part of the training programme under EBSB as the two states have agreed upon in principle to facilitate exchange programmes among the state officials for knowledge and idea exchange.

    The officials of the Maharashtra Government were from General Administration, Finance, Irrigation, Training, Revenue, Cooperation and Animal Resources Development Departments and also from Maharashtra Development Cadre.

  • Thu
    Mar
    05
    2020
    SA: Dawiyat, ECDC to form strategic partnership to develop smart ICT infrastructure and services

    Energy City Development Company (ECDC), the owner and developer of King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), and Integrated Dawiyat (Dawiyat) — wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Electricity Company — agreed to sign Heads of Terms for Dawiyat, in presence of King Salman Energy Park’s Chairman Dr. Mohammed Y. Al Qahtani to develop SPARK’s telecommunication infrastructure and associated smart services.

    SPARK and Dawiyat will work together to deploy the fourth industrial revolution environment within SPARK by implementing advanced communication solutions to meet the industrial needs of the tenants.

  • Thu
    Mar
    05
    2020
    NG: Nwosu: Digitalisation Will Enhance Transformation

    The Chief Executive Officer, Secured Records Management Solutions, Dr. Sam Nwosu, in this interview spoke about the importance of digitalisation to organisations. Emma Okonji brings the excerpts:

    Q: Electronic Records Management (ERM) solution is making in-roads at a time when the federal government is in search of technology solutions that will drive its digital transformation agenda. How will the ERM solution assist government in achieving its digital transformation goals?

  • Thu
    Mar
    05
    2020
    Vietnam-Japan workshop on building e-Government

    Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Kunio Umeda co-chaired a workshop in Hanoi on promoting e-Government building on February 27.

    In his opening speech, Minister Dung urged all ministries, sectors and localities nationwide to mobilise all resources for and prioritise the building of e-Government.

  • Wed
    Mar
    04
    2020
    US: The Census Goes Digital – 3 Things to Know

    Collecting census data online creates new risks to the accuracy and integrity of the information. Here's what to be aware of.

    The U.S. Census Bureau is hoping that most people who live in the U.S. will use the internet to answer census questions, rather than filling out a paper form or providing those answers to a census taker in person, at their home.

  • Wed
    Mar
    04
    2020
    In Japan, Smart City Projects Have a Social Dimension

    A Japanese professor explains why smart city projects in the country draw from a national initiative to build smart infrastructure.

    In Japan, a country with considerable technological influence on the global stage, the concept of a “smart city” has a strong social dimension, explained Atsushi Deguchi, a professor and vice dean at the University of Tokyo at Industrial IoT World last year.

  • Wed
    Mar
    04
    2020
    GB: Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

    Smart city projects must move away from the standard applications that many focus on and make a "technological leap", says Paul Moorby, CEO and founder of Chipside, a specialist software development company providing products and services to local and regional government traffic authorities in the UK.

    Global spending on smart city initiatives will total $124 billion this year. That is an 18.9 per cent increase from 2019 – showing willingness for governments to invest in connected technologies.

  • Wed
    Mar
    04
    2020
    PCCW brings network-as-a-service offering to first Australian data centres

    The company first launched the technology in 2018 and it’s taken a while to enter Australia despite having a key support presence there.

    Console Connect, the software-defined connectivity platform from PCCW Global, has been launched into the Australian market. Console Connect competes against similar interconnetion technology from the likes of Megaport, Equinix and PacketFabric.

  • Wed
    Mar
    04
    2020
    NG: NITDA Mulls Review Of Digital Transformation Plan

    The new director-general/CEO of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullah, has unfolded plans to review at the end of the year the current digital transformation plan of the agency to improve government at the federal level. .

    Abdullahi, who hopes to leave a legacy of digital transformation on completion of his duty at NITDA disclosed this in a tell-all interview that made the cover of the inaugural issue of eGovernance Nigeria Magazine, that debuts March 2020 from the stables of Technology Times Media Limited.

  • Wed
    Mar
    04
    2020
    KE: Bill Seeks to Digitise Lands Services

    Transactions at the Ministry of Lands will soon go digital if the Business Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, currently before Parliament is enacted into law.

    The bill seeks to amend various land-related laws to create a central repository system for all land records in the country through the automation of records and transactions at the ministry.

    This will be achieved by developing a digitised system, Land Information Management System (LIMS), to ease the way of doing business and guard against loss of documents.

  • Tue
    Mar
    03
    2020
    UG: UCC Equips Upcountry Libraries to Promote E-Government Services

    In a bid to adopt and adjust to the ever emerging technology, UCC, a government agency charged with the sustainable growth and development of modern communications sector in Uganda has equipped upcountry libraries to facilitate e-government services.

    With the way modern technologies have transformed businesses and social services delivery, government has moved to adopt some of the ever emerging ICTs which will be able to modernize service delivery.

  • Tue
    Mar
    03
    2020
    Indonesia’s vision for digital government in 2025

    President Joko Widodo has stated that he will reform public service delivery in the next five years. He wishes to create a ‘Pemerintahan Digital Melayani’ (digitised service government) that has citizen perspective/orientation (citizen first). This objective will be achieved through several strategies, such as integrating national and subnational services, as well as strengthening online services (e-services).

    There are two keywords that will be emphasised in implementing both strategies that is integrated and online. These keywords will differentiate our upcoming strategies with the previous period.

  • Tue
    Mar
    03
    2020
    Raipur: Nearly 75% of Smart City projects of RSCL fail to take off in 4 years

    Four years on, and the ambitious Rs 1,000 crore Raipur Smart City project has hardly reached one-fourth of its completion.

    With just two years to deadline, of proposed Rs 1,000 crore project, Rs 250 crore worth work has been completed by the Raipur Smart City Limited (RSCL) in the past four years.

  • Mon
    Mar
    02
    2020
    IN: Andhra Pradesh: Kakinada: Smart City Project funds for beautification of parks

    The Kakinada Municipal Corporation (KMC) has been transforming city parks into exquisite spots with the utilisation of Smart City Project (SCP) funds. There are a total of 57 parks in Kakinada division. But, the Central government has taken care of only four parks and made them into beautiful eye-catching parks in the Smart City. Gandhi Nagar and Vivekananda Parks have been turned into lush beautiful gardens. Children are using these parks for playing and the senior citizens for their evening stroll. The gardens have grass with oak and other trees that give shelter to visitors.

  • Mon
    Mar
    02
    2020
    GB: South Yorkshire: Sheffield to become Smart City starting with roads overhaul

    Sheffield City Council has revealed it is to become the latest UK Smart City, starting with a technological overhaul of the city’s roads. The council are planning to create a digitised public highway network in Sheffield by spring of this year, with thousands of individual wireless sensors communicating with the latest smart technology.

    According to the council, by spring the city’s highways contractor, Amey, will have created a digitised public highway network for Sheffield, with thousands of individual wireless sensors communicating via smart sensors.

  • Mon
    Mar
    02
    2020
    US: Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Finds Its Own Lane in Smart City Initiatives

    Philadelphia is on a mission to build smart city initiatives that are driven by constituent need, not technology novelty.

    For cities like Philadelphia, smart city initiatives open doors. These smart city projects upgrade aging infrastructure, address inequity and promote innovation. But before they can deliver on benefits, experts say, cities often need to do some difficult foundational work.

  • Mon
    Mar
    02
    2020
    TC: Blue Hills plan to turn community into a ‘smart city’

    A "futuristic” long term development plan aimed at transforming Blue Hills into a modern ‘smart city’ will be created soon despite some setbacks.

    That is according to Hon. Goldray Ewing, Minister of Home Affairs, Public Utilities and Transportation.

    The minster’s Blue Hills Masterplan will include a redesign, repositioning and rezoning of the heavily populated community, he said.

  • Sun
    Mar
    01
    2020
    IN: Kerala: First CSC Aadhaar Seva Kendra in the state to be operational from Feb 25

    The first complete Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK) for Aadhaar enrolment and other services in the state will start functioning from Tuesday.

    The first complete Aadhaar Seva Kendra (ASK) for Aadhaar enrolment and other services in the state will start functioning from Tuesday. The ASK in Kerala will be inaugurated by Lakshmikanta Dash, Assistant Director General UIDAI, at Deepa Arcade, Convent Road, near General Hospital junction , Thiruvananthapuram, on Tuesday in the presence of Vinod Kuriakose, state head (Operations), CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd. A digital initiative of the Centre, Common Service Centres (CSCs) have plans to open new centres for Aadhaar enrolment and other services in 700 districts across India by 2020.

  • Sun
    Mar
    01
    2020
    First 5G network in Oman witnesses high turnout

    The 5G network launched by Omantel, the first integrated telecom services provider in the Sultanate, was greatly welcomed by the telecommunications market.

    By launching this technology, Omantel aspires to enter into a new era in the world of telecommunications and information technology.

    Subscribers in various parts of Muscat, Al Batinah North and Al-Batinah South can now get massive speeds up to 1Gbps.

  • Sun
    Mar
    01
    2020
    PH: Politics and building smart cities

    In this time and age, almost all political parties have an extensive databank of voters’ names that they color code according to whose party each voter belongs. They would spend millions to update this databank periodically.

    Even before the election, the data can already reveal their level of confidence in winning. The same data becomes very crucial in deciding whose votes to buy and what sitio or barangay should they allocate their budget to ensure victory. Seasoned politicians and political parties don’t leave anything by chance. There is simply too much at stake.

  • Sat
    Feb
    29
    2020
    IN: CSC-SPV signs agreement to promote MSME and e-gov schemes in rural areas

    The MSME Ministry and e-governance services delivery arm CSC-SPV have signed an agreement to promote schemes run by the ministry in rural areas.

    Both, Ministry of MSME and CSC e-governance Services India Limited jointly conducted a workshop early this week to train entrepreneurs about the various schemes that can be delivered through common services centers.

  • Sat
    Feb
    29
    2020
    PK: ICT admin introduces e-governance step

    The administration of Islamabad Capital Territory has introduced an e-governance step to facilitate residents of the capital to enjoy the government services with a single touch of their mobile phones.

    The system of e-governance has recently been introduced but not yet formally launched.

  • Fri
    Feb
    28
    2020
    CSC e-Governance to take MSME Ministry schemes to rural India

    There are over 3.65 lakh CSCs located across India which provide government services in rural area.

    The MSME Ministry and e-governance services delivery arm CSC SPV have signed an agreement to promote schemes run by the ministry in rural areas.

    "Only CSC has potential to create grassroot entrepreneurs. Our CSCs are itself small enterprises. Like other government programmes and schemes, we will help MSME Ministry in taking their programmes across India, particularly in rural areas," CSC SPV CEO Dinesh Tyagi said in a statement.

  • Fri
    Feb
    28
    2020
    JO: PM: Electronic archiving aims at preserving citizens' rights

    Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, on Thursday, stressed the importance of electronic archiving project, launched by the Social Security Corporation‎ in preserving the citizens' rights.

    Razzaz made his remarks as he visited the corporation, calling on public institutions to study the electronic archiving experience of the Social Security Corporation, in order to apply an integrated e-government system.

  • Fri
    Feb
    28
    2020
    US: How Cities Lost Control of the Smart City Revolution to Corporations

    As the "smart city" movement has progressed through three distinct waves, local governments have found themselves increasingly struggling to manage the changes that alter many aspects of urban life.

    For many years we've been promised that the marriage of technology and the city, the "smart city," would revolutionize urban life. But for a long time the term has essentially been a buzzword attached to different concepts over three distinct generations, accompanied by generous measures of hype and, lately, some serious questions about who's in the driver's seat.

  • Fri
    Feb
    28
    2020
    US: Buffalo, N.Y., Mayor Outlines Extensive Smart City Plans

    During his 14th State of the City address on Thursday, Buffalo, N.Y., Mayor Byron W. Brown outlined a laundry list of initiatives that fit into his vision for making Buffalo a "smart" and inclusive locale using technology to propel the city while creating opportunities for everyone.

    These strategies are driven by the city’s desire to compete in the global race for talent, while also ensuring a diverse and inclusive workforce, Brown told a crowd of more than 2,000 in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center as he talked about efforts to use data so solve problems and become the nation's leading "smart city."

  • Fri
    Feb
    28
    2020
    US: Wisconsin: Milwaukee: The Hop unveils CityPost smart kiosk initiative

    The digital kiosks will provide real-time arrival information and other civic amenities while generating revenue to support Milwaukee’s streetcar operations.

    Smart City Media, LLC, and The Hop, Milwaukee’s streetcar, announced a new partnership to implement a smart kiosk infrastructure program designed to support streetcar operations while fostering stronger connections between the streetcar route and key activity centers throughout the central business district.

  • Thu
    Feb
    27
    2020
    Msheireb Properties, Qatar University to collaborate on smart city solutions

    Msheireb Properties, Qatar''s leading sustainable properties developer and the Qatar University (QU) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the area of smart cities.

    Mohammed Essa Al Boainain, Acting Chief Officer for Design and Delivery at Msheireb Properties and Prof Mariam Ali Al Maadeed, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies Office at QU signed the agreement, which will allow mutual exchange of information, researches, and expertise between both parties. Dr Abdelaziz Bouras, Pre-Awards Manager at QU and Otman Aghmou, Senior Manager for ICT Commercial at Msheireb Properties were also present at the signing ceremony which was held at the Msheireb Downtown Doha.

  • Thu
    Feb
    27
    2020
    Blockchain Adoption by Government to Surge

    Blockchain as a term may be at the trough of disillusionment stage of the hype cycle, but many of the technologies powered by blockchain are readily finding acceptance among government bodies across the world. Recent studies and developments suggest that despite certain challenges, blockchain has the potential to build the required trust among citizens in government services and increase the efficiency with which those services are delivered.

  • Wed
    Feb
    26
    2020
    JO: E-gov’t services: For enhanced efficiency and accessibility

    The government's fifth executive package, which was launched on Monday with the aim of improving e-government services for citizens and investors, is a significant step and its success hinges on the efficiency of implementation and end results.

    In spite of the delay in enhancing digital government services, the move is of paramount importance for a variety of reasons, including sparing the public from the whims of some civil servants at public institutions and wasta [using personal connections to obtain favours for friends and relatives].

  • Wed
    Feb
    26
    2020
    EU: Achieving smart city climate commitments with AI

    Kaisa Sibelius, Project Manager at Forum Virium Helsinki and AI4Cities Coordinator, and Philipp Tepper, Sustainable Economy and Procurement Coordinator at ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, explain how the European project, AI4Cities, aims to speed up and steer the creation of new breakthrough solutions in how AI can support cities’ climate action commitments.

    What is AI4Cities?

    K: AI4Cities is a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) project focused on procuring R&D of solutions that support cities’ transition to carbon neutrality via artificial intelligence (AI) and related enabling digital technologies. Based on this, two key domains linked to the cities’ strategies and carbon-positive goals have been pre-selected: mobility and energy.

  • Tue
    Feb
    25
    2020
    Are smart cities a dumb idea?

    For designers, cities are the grandest of ambitions. To design a city is not merely to sketch buildings and boulevards, it is to create worlds and shape lives. Think of Periclean Athens, Ming Dynasty Beijing, Haussman’s Paris, Lutyen’s Delhi, or L’Enfant’s Washington D.C.

    And yet, if you could live in a so-called smart city—conceived by the most celebrated architects and designers under the direction of a public-private consortium that included one of the world’s most powerful technology companies—would you?

  • Tue
    Feb
    25
    2020
    US: How to Get and Keep Next-Generation IT Talent in Government

    To cultivate a technology workforce that can lead an organization into the future, state and local government must emphasize its mission-driven work, invest in training and take a cue from industry on work environment.

    “The times, they are a-changin,” comes to mind when we look at technology or pop culture. Technology is advancing at a staggering rate and one just has to watch a current movie to see the incredible graphics that transport us to a completely different world. Well, times are changing for government as well, especially when it comes to the ability to recruit and retain the best technology talent possible. Government is in a pitched struggle to staff their organizations with quality professionals. Why is this happening?

  • Mon
    Feb
    24
    2020
    AO: Sweden grants ICT expertise in key development areas

    The Kingdom of Sweden confirms it will help Angola accelerate its economic growth through the use of information and communications technologies.

    On the sidelines of the Angola-Sweden workshop on "IT and digital economy sectors," Ewa Polano, the Swedish ambassador to Angola, said the two partners will mainly focus on education, finance, transports and the fight against corruption.

  • Mon
    Feb
    24
    2020
    IN: Andhra Pradesh ranks low in e-governance delivery

    Stands 13th and 17th in two categories among 17 and 18 States respectively

    The State has scored poorly and is lagging behind most of the States in the National e-Governance Service Delivery Assessment (NeSDA) 2019, the report of which was recently released by the Union government.

  • Sun
    Feb
    23
    2020
    IN: Punjab and Haryana: One complaint number for all public services in Chandigarh from April 1

    Come April 1, Chandigarh will have one complaint number for all public services.

    As part of its e-governance project, Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) is also bringing 14 of the 28 public services in the city under a single online portal from April 1.

  • Sun
    Feb
    23
    2020
    VN: nCOv is hoped to boost the public portal use

    Receiving her two-month-old son’s birth certificate from a Grab driver, Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhàn, 22, breathed a sigh of relief because she had saved time and avoided the risk of going to a public office. Instead, she had completed the procedure online.

    “I needed the birth certificate but I have a baby and didn't want to go to Láng Thượng Ward’s People's Committee. It's crowded and far too risky given the novel coronavirus epidemic outbreak.”

  • Sun
    Feb
    23
    2020
    Smart city projects help China contain coronavirus

    Chinese cities use apps and big data to help administrate residents during coronavirus outbreak

    "The technology we use today in epidemic control was hard to imagine in the past," said Yang Fei, vice chief in Fuhe town, Suizhou city of Central China's Hubei Province.

    The city is implementing virus prevention through digital means. "The calculation work used to take a week to complete, but now it can be done within two days," Yang said.

  • Sun
    Feb
    23
    2020
    AE: Planet Smart City Advocates for People-focused Smart Cities'

    Planet Smart City, the UK-headquartered global leader in smart affordable housing, announced its support for the United Nations' newly-launched flagship programme ‘People-focused Smart Cities.' Having participated at the World Urban Forum, reinforcing the UAE's efforts to achieve the shared global vision of eradicating poverty and delivering sustainable development, the proptech company has formed a scientific committee and will invest 10% of its current revenues in the next three years in research to pioneer a new approach in delivering affordable housing worldwide utilising technological innovations to serve people, improve public services and working conditions.

  • Sun
    Feb
    23
    2020
    The widening gap between skills and jobs

    Everyone is talking about the future of work and how innovation is displacing traditional jobs, workplaces and business models. With technology taking over most processes, there is an increasing need for humans to become more skilled, efficient and ten times faster at everything they do. In fact, experts suggest that 45% of tasks workers perform can be automated using current technology. So, what is causing this gap and what do the statistics say? Let’s take a look…

  • Sat
    Feb
    22
    2020
    Massive smart cities growth coming this year

    Global spending on smart cities initiatives will total nearly $124-billion this year, an increase of 18.9% over 2019, according to a new forecast

    A new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide shows global spending on smart cities initiatives will total nearly $124 billion this year, an increase of 18.9% over 2019. The top 100 cities investing in smart initiatives in 2019 represented around 29% of global spending, and while growth will be sustained among the top spenders in the short term, the market is quite dispersed across midsize and small cities investing in relatively small projects.

  • Sat
    Feb
    22
    2020
    VN: Smart city project yields initial fruit in HCMC

    The smart city project has been fruitfully piloted in districts 1 and 12 in Ho Chi Minh City, reported the districts' leaders at a conference on the pilot implementation of the project in 24 districts in the city yesterday.

    Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong emphasized that leaders of 24 districts must be determined in building smart districts with the aim to improve city dwellers’ living condition.

  • Fri
    Feb
    21
    2020
    EU: The digital revolution

    Europe is facing a real digital revolution. Information and communication technology now permeates virtually all aspects of our lives. The digital revolution is strongly connected with our desire as a collective society for a prosperous and competitive economy, a sustainable environment, and a more democratic, open, and healthy society. The digital revolution should be seen as a key positive element that empowers the EU’s citizens and businesses while also providing a helping to build an innovative, secure, and sustainable society.

  • Fri
    Feb
    21
    2020
    US: Smart City Lessons from 4 Southern California CIOs

    Chief information officers from four Southern California communities offered their experiences rolling out smart city efforts. While some offered an optimistic view, others tempered their comments with caution.

    The term “smart city” means different things to different technologists. For some, it’s a quest for maximum efficiency, while others see the pursuit as an opportunity to evolve infrastructure and IT in one leap.

  • Fri
    Feb
    21
    2020
    US: Louisiana: Monroe: Mayo talks smart city efforts, arena plans at State of the City

    Monroe’s Smart City initiatives were a major focus of Mayor Jamie Mayo’s 2020 State of the City Address Thursday at the Monroe Civic Center.

    Mayo said some Smart City projects are complete while others are in progress or part of future plans.

    Portable life packs used by EMS-certified members of the Monroe Fire Department, the SCADA system that monitors sewer and storm water pump stations and the upgrading of city light systems from fluorescent bulbs to LEDs to save $31,000 per year in energy costs were examples of completed efforts.

  • Fri
    Feb
    21
    2020
    'Turn Estonia’s digital services into a global revenue source'

    Märt Aro, a cofounder of the globally operating university management software company, DreamApply, and the chairman of the Nordic EdTech Forum, “N8”, writes that each one of Estonia’s 1,400 public services available online could be exported and that’s still far from the full potential.

    This is an edited and shorter version of the article originally published in FoundME media portal for startups, backed by Äripäev, Estonia’s leading business daily.

  • Thu
    Feb
    20
    2020
    BH: eServices reduced govt cost by '88pc; processing time by 75pc'

    The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) has unveiled major achievements in implementing its 2019 eGovernment Strategy, most notably the reengineering of 40 eServices, which allowed for an 88 per cent reduction in the costs of providing the government services, and a 74 per cent reduction in processing times. Across all channels, iGA eServices generated BD156 million through more than 1.6m transactions during the year. iGA Chief Executive Mohammed Ali AlQaed announced the results at a press conference yesterday detailing the achievements of the 2019 eGovernment Strategy.

  • Thu
    Feb
    20
    2020
    Estonian minister: IT cooperation with Netherlands getting new momentum

    Estonia's Minister of Foreign Trade and IT Kaimar Karu and the Netherlands' State Secretary for the Interior Raymond Knops, standing in for the interior minister of the Netherlands, have agreed about the next steps in digital cooperation between the two countries.

    The Netherlands is increasingly interested in Estonia's experience with e-governance and digital solutions, first and foremost with ID-card applications and services based on the X-Road, spokespeople for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications said.

  • Wed
    Feb
    19
    2020
    MY: Sarawak can adopt Estonia’s digital technologies model

    Estonia can be a model for Sarawak in developing its digital economy policies.

    Professor David Lamas from Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies said 99 per cent of Estonia’s public services are online.

    “With a population of just 1.3 million people, Estonia’s development is quite impressive. It also attracts the attention of world leaders, academicians and venture capitalists to invest through high-tech initiatives,” he said in his talk titled ‘e-Government Action Services’ here yesterday.

  • Wed
    Feb
    19
    2020
    IN: Uttar Pradesh: Country’s first smart city health centre starts operating in Agra

    Developed with an investment of Rs 1 crore, country’s first state of art clinic started operating outside Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) head office on MG Road in the city on Wednesday. The clinic, developed under the Smart City project, is equipped with advanced machines.

    Patients at the clinic will be provided medicines and diagnosis facility at concessional rates upto 70 percent. The clinic has a dental centre and spectacle centre. Eye-test will be done free of cost. Using advanced machines, patients will be given the diagnosis report on the same day.

  • Wed
    Feb
    19
    2020
    Smart cities with privacy in mind? Norway is making a start

    For smart city initiatives to take root, they need public buy-in, and that means the data privacy challenge needs to be tackled.

    In today’s landscape, the success of enterprises, both public and private, now rests on how they utilize data.

    Organizations of various sizes collect a wealth of data in major cities but principally for their own use, while citizens themselves seemingly derive little benefit from that harvest.

  • Wed
    Feb
    19
    2020
    Ukraine, EU sign new EUR 25 mln program to support digital economy

    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the European Union signed a new program for supporting e-governance and digital economy in Ukraine in the amount of EUR 25 million, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk has stated.

    “The Government and the EU have just signed a new program for supporting e-governance and digital economy in Ukraine worth EUR 25 million. Digitalization is, first of all, a victory over corruption,” the prime minister said at a press briefing on February 11.

  • Wed
    Feb
    19
    2020
    VN: Basic factors of e-Government must be completed this year: PM

    Factors that form the foundation of an e-Government must be completed in 2020, which is one of the tasks in e-Government building for the year, according to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

    The PM chaired a teleconference in Hanoi on February 12 between the National Committee on e-Government and the steering boards for e-Government and e-administration building of ministries, sectors and localities.

  • Tue
    Feb
    18
    2020
    ID: Jakarta: Govt to Apply 10 Principles in Designing Smart Capital City

    The Environment and Forestry Ministry has announced today, February 11, that the Strategic Environmental Assessment (KLHS) on the relocation of the capital city to East Kalimantan has completed.

    Based on the result, the government will apply 10 principles of smart and forest city in the new administrative center, said the ministry’s expert staffer for the economy and natural resources Laksmi Wijayanti.

  • Mon
    Feb
    17
    2020
    IN: Karnataka to simplify land conversion to help Smart City investors

    The state government will soon relax the rules governing the conversion of agricultural land to enable ease of doing business and to ensure that investors do not face hassles while participating in Karnataka’s smart city development programmes.

    Speaking at a recent programme, Chief Secretary T M Vijay Bhaskar noted that land acquisition was the major hurdle in Karnataka and the Cabinet had approved an amendment to the Karnataka Land Reforms Act to make purchase of land for industry simpler. At present, numerous levels of approvals are needed.

  • Sun
    Feb
    16
    2020
    Omantel signs MoU to provide ICT solutions to develop municipal services

    Muscat Municipality and Oman Telecommunications Company Omantel signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to employ the information technology solutions and services in developing municipal services and making the two cities of Muscat and Sohar smart and sustainable.

    Eng. Isam Saud Hareb Al Zadjali, Chairman of Muscat Municipality and Sheikh Talal bin Said Al Mamari, the CEO of Omantel, signed the memorandum on behalf of both Muscat Municipality and Omantel, in the presence of Abdulsalam Mohammed Al Murshidi, the chairman of the governing council of Omantel, in the presence of officials from both sides.

  • Sat
    Feb
    15
    2020
    Big data improves China's system and capacity for governance

    Promoted by the reforms by various regions in China, the local authorities' abilities to govern and serve the people have been significantly improved.

    Using big data technology, more efficient ways have been developed to solve problems in the public sphere, according to a report by Xinhua-run Outlook Weekly.

  • Sat
    Feb
    15
    2020
    IN: Maharashtra Advances in E-Governance Sector Through Blockchain Adoption

    • The Maharashtra Government has launched its blockchain platform to increase the efficiency of its e-governance sector.
    • The platform has been utilized in various economic departments of the state.
    • The financial resources shall be utilized based on the needs and necessities arising throughout the implementation.

    The Maharashtra Government has launched its blockchain platform to increase the efficiency of its e-governance sector. This will provide enough support to increase the productivity of the state’s financial sector.

  • Fri
    Feb
    14
    2020
    Digital Pakistan Initiative head visits CDC

    Head of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Digital Pakistan Initiative Tania Aidrus visited the Central Depository Company. She was welcomed by CDC’s senior management team led by Badiuddin Akber, CEO-CDC, who briefed her about the contribution of CDC in transforming the Pakistan’s capital market. He also highlighted CDC’s efforts towards digitization of a number of industry sectors including Pakistan capital market and insurance industry and future plans to introduce reforms in the government sector including Zakat Repository and digitization of national savings certificates.

  • Fri
    Feb
    14
    2020
    VN: Teleconference to talk e-Government building

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed with the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC)’s proposals on organising a teleconference on e-Government.

    The event will gather representatives of the National Committee for E-Government and steering committees for the building of e-Government and authorities of ministries, sectors and localities.

  • Fri
    Feb
    14
    2020
    IN: Nagaland: Kohima Smart City reaches out to the 19 wards

    Kohima Smart City organized an awareness campaign on citizen perception survey under Ease of Living Index’ 2019 for all the ward functionaries on February 7 where the inter-ward wall painting competition and signature campaign for a cleaner, greener and more liveable Kohima were also launched.

    A press release from CEO of Kohima Smart City, Kovi Meyase informed that for the inter-ward wall painting competition, the painting should be a minimum of 8x15 feet and in a prominent location of the ward. The paintings should carry a catchy slogan and will be inspected by a group of judges around February 21 - 22. It also informed that certificates and token cash awards will be given to the best three wall paintings.

  • Fri
    Feb
    14
    2020
    IN: Maharashtra: Pune Smart City Corporation appeals for public participation in Liveable city competition

    The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL) have appealed to the citizens to participate in the most liveable city competition. The ease of living survey is being conducted by the ministry of housing and urban affairs.

    Mayor Murlidhar Mohol, while addressing a news conference on Friday said that the civic administration has been creating awareness about the competition requesting for people’s participation.

  • Thu
    Feb
    13
    2020
    IN: Karnataka: Kambar favours universal use of Kannada in e-governance

    Chandrashekar Kambar was speaking at the inauguration function of the sammelan in Kalaburagi on Wednesday.

    Chandrashekar Kambar, Sahitya Akademi president and former president of the Akhila Bharat Kannada Sahitya Sammelan, has favoured the effective implementation of technology in administration and for universal use of Kannada in computing and e-governance.

  • Thu
    Feb
    13
    2020
    Don’t worry about a Thing: how to build security into your IoT project.

    The Internet of Things (IoT) market is growing so quickly that by the time you finish reading this, thousands more devices will have come online. In 2019, there were an estimated 26 billion IoT sensors worldwide. This number is expected to grow to 30 billion this year and to over 75 billion by 2025.

    These connected devices are found in everything from cars, trucks and buses to household appliances, healthcare systems, buildings and even children’s toys. Connected sensors help us to measure the environment around us. The data they gather can transform into real insights for businesses and government organisations, and improved services for consumers. But in the race to bring these innovations to market, sometimes security has not been given the attention it deserves.

  • Thu
    Feb
    13
    2020
    ZW: Cabinet Goes Paperless

    Cabinet began its 2020 business paperless yesterday, following the launch of the first phase of the e-Cabinet project by President Mnangagwa. The project is part of a wider programme to modernise the public sector and includes the development of electronic systems to speed up the internal functions of Government and improve efficiency.

    The project, launched yesterday, was initiated in 2005, but its implementation was stalled by inadequate financial and material resources.

  • Thu
    Feb
    13
    2020
    Hun Sen asks South Korea to provide e-government training

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has requested South Korea to provide e-government training to Cambodian officials.

    The term e-government refers to the use of computers and the internet to increase efficiency and transparency of public services offered by the government.

    Mr Hun Sen was in South Korea recently to attend the World Summit in Seoul.

The importance of collaborative efforts of all entities to further enhance the performance of the Qatar government was highlighted yesterday by HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.

“I am happy to see the accomplishments on the Qatar e-Government 2020 Strategy over the past year,” he stated at the launch of the Qatar Digital Government Forum.

The e-Government initiative ensures increased efficiency of administrative operations by improving the delivery of various services to the people, he pointed out.

“The nation needs more concerted efforts from all bodies to overcome many challenges and with more co-operation, we will reach our ultimate goal,” noted Sheikh Abdullah, who also saw a significant progress in the strategy’s scheduled targets.

The Qatar Digital Government 2020 Strategy launched last year is designed to benefit both citizens and expatriates, as well as visitors, through the e-services made simple, secured and available anytime and anywhere.

Col Abdulrahman Ali al-Malki, deputy chairperson of the e-Government Steering Committee and deputy manager of Information Technology Department at MoI, echoed the statement of HE Sheikh Abdullah citing the numerous achievements of the government since the E-Government Steering Committee was formed.

The total additional e-services launched in the fourth quarter of 2013 reached 265. This was after the e-services plan was endorsed in 38 government entities.

The Steering Committee aims to complete 711 e-services by the end of 2015 and 1,000 by the end of 2016 based on the current e-services plans submitted by various entities.

The number of e-services provided by government entities, such as the Customs Clearance Single Window (Al Nadeeb), Metrash 2, and mobile services provided by the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning (MMUP), has also increased.

More than 70 government entities have been linked to the Governmental Network and the number of entities that have joined the Government Contact Centre has doubled to 18. These entities provide about 35 e-services through the Centre.

The Government Data Centre was also established. It is now joined by 12 government entities. The number of entities implementing Qatar’s Government Resource Planning Programme (Mawared) also climbed to 39.

Al-Malki cited some examples of e-services launched by a number of government entities in various sectors such as the General Authority of Customs, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, the MMUP, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the Supreme Council of Health.

The forum, organised by the Steering Committee, reviewed the progress made on the implementation of Qatar Digital Government Strategy 2020. It also served as platform for proposals and recommendations.

The event was attended by a number of government officials including HE the Communication and Information Technology Minister Dr Hessa Sultan al-Jaber, who is also the Chairperson of the e-Government Steering Committee.

The eight Steering Committee member entities, Strategy Management Office members, several government entities, and ICT senior staff were also present.

At a panel discussion, senior government officials from the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, MMUP, Supreme Education Council and Public Prosecution also presented some of the impacts created by their e-services on citizens and businesses.

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Autor(en)/Author(s): Joey Aguilar

Quelle/Source: Gulf Times, 20.05.2015

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