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  • 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.

  • Thu
    Feb
    13
    2020
    IN: Karnataka: Doorstep delivery of services: Can Bengaluru better Delhi?

    When the Aam Aadmi Party launched its doorstep-delivery of government services scheme in Delhi, it was met with skepticism. However, in less than a year, it became a massive hit. It has proved so successful that Andhra Pradesh followed suit. Now, the state government has taken a leaf out of Delhi’s book and launched a similar scheme.

    Delhi government data shows 99.5% of the 2.2 lakh requests were successfully delivered. The question is, can Karnataka’s Jan Sevaks better Delhi’s Mobile Sahayaks? The national capital has a bigger population (1.9 crore) and radius (1,484sq km) than Bengaluru (estimated 1.1 crore and 800sqkm) , but traffic snarls in the city dubbed the country’s ‘Silicon Valley’ are legendary and it could prove a big hurdle.

  • Wed
    Feb
    12
    2020
    IN: What Is A Smart City? Here Is Everything You Should Know About Smart Cities

    After the budget speech proposing to set up 5 new smart cities, the landscape of the future would change significantly. Here is everything in a nutshell.

    After smart devices, the world is catching up on the idea of smart cities. What is a smart city? What did the Indian union budget account for these smart cities?

    Post Union Budget 2020 being presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the move to set up 5 new smart cities has been proposed. These smart cities will be developed by the state in private partnership mode. While there isn’t a mention of budget allocation for this, the smart city idea has already been successfully implemented in the country.

  • Wed
    Feb
    12
    2020
    IN: e-Governance: The key to empower citizen

    Transforming the citizen lifecycle digitally

    The last few years have seen a massive explosion in information technology the world over. The confluence of electronics and telecommunications has opened new vistas of transmission, storage and retrieval of information as never before. These are being increasingly used for decision-making, not only in the corporate world but even in public administration. The increasing population and its massive burden on civic amenities and the socio-economic infrastructure is unimaginable. With this transformation, e-Governance becomes not only a necessity but an integral part of every nation. e-Governance initiatives in India have traditionally being confronted with the dual challenges of automating government departments and taking online services to the common man.

  • Tue
    Feb
    11
    2020
    MY: RM32.7m allocated for Sabah e-government system this year, says state education and innovation minister

    A total of RM32.7 million has been allocated to implement the Sabah electronic government (e-government) system this year, said state Education and Innovation Minister Datuk Yusof Yacob.

    He said through this provision his ministry had been tasked with overseeing the development of information and communications technology (ICT) in Sabah.

  • Tue
    Feb
    11
    2020
    ZW: Mnangagwa launches e-Cabinet

    President Emmerson Mnangagwa has taken break from his annual leave and officiated on the launch of the e-Cabinet system which signals the first phase of a move towards a paperless system to increase efficiency and timely Government documents, the Harare Post can report.

    The e-Government programme is part of reforms to re-engineer, re-invigorate and modernise the public sector systems.

  • Tue
    Feb
    11
    2020
    US: Does 5G Have the Potential to Make the Digital Divide Worse?

    Due to new technology’s inherent likelihood to leave segments of the population behind, experts and stakeholders say government must work to ensure small-cell network rollouts benefit the whole of communities.

    In the coming years, 5G wireless Internet stands poised to remake the online world, its unprecedented speed enabling advances in everything from public safety to virtual reality. Within this progress, however, there exists another near-certainty — segments of the population will be left out of the advantages.

  • Mon
    Feb
    10
    2020
    US: Nevada: How Las Vegas Turns a Smart City Pilot into a Smart City Project

    Las Vegas’s director of innovation and technology discusses his strategy for successful smart city projects.

    Managing cities like Las Vegas takes discipline and vision.

    The city proper has a population of more than 600,000 and the larger Las Vegas metropolitan area has a population of more than 2 million, there is much to manage in the city environs, from public transportation to parking and traffic as well as streetlights and public safety.

  • Mon
    Feb
    10
    2020
    Jordan announces plans to boost its digital transformation

    The country's Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship has completed its migration to full cloud services

    The Jordanian Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE) has migrated its ICT infrastructure to the cloud, as part of its ongoing digitalisation process.

    The MoDEE completed the migration using Nutanix’s enterprise cloud software. The move will help the Jordanian government provide a whole new range of online services to its citizens.

  • Mon
    Feb
    10
    2020
    IN: Karnataka: Nine Smart City projects completed, 30 under way

    ‘Tenders floated for 10 other projects worth ₹233.42 crore’

    Out of the 56 projects that were conceptualised and initiated under the centrally-funded Smart City Scheme in Hubballi-Dharwad, nine smaller projects have been completed and 30 are under way.

    Addressing presspersons here on Monday, Managing Director of Hubballi Dharwad Smart City Ltd. (HDSCL) C.W. Shakeel Ahmed said that while nine projects worth ₹10.52 crore had been completed, 30 projects worth ₹382.29 crore had already been initiated and were under different stages of implementation.

  • Mon
    Feb
    10
    2020
    The city in the city: the Norwegian smart city being developed from the ground up

    The Smart Transport Bodø project is an innovative and unique opportunity to develop and test travel possibilities for an entirely new smart city neighbourhood in Bodø, Norway. Rune Eiterjord (RE) and Martin Opdal Sandtrøen (MOS) from Nordland Country Council spoke to Intelligent Transport’s Luke Antoniou about the significance of this project and the complexities that come with trying to deliver the mobility solutions of tomorrow.

  • Sun
    Feb
    09
    2020
    AE: Smart cities are built on sustainability

    This factor needs to be there along with all the advanced in digital

    We’re living in a world where the pace of change can feel overwhelming; the rate at which technology is transforming everything around us is unprecedented.

    The speed of change is only going to increase.

  • Sun
    Feb
    09
    2020
    IN: Government to use ISRO satellites for e-governance services

    According to reports, the Indian space agency is collaborating with the government to plan better e-government services in villages. They will provide access to high-resolution geospatial data generated from remote sensing satellites.

    Uday Raj, Chief general manager for regional centers, said that ISRO and the ministry of Panchayati Raj are working together to create a high-resolution data ecosystem.

  • Sat
    Feb
    08
    2020
    Union Budget 2020: 5 New Cities Added To India’s Smart City Mission

    • These cities will be developed under the Smart Cities Mission
    • These cities will be developed under a public-private partnership model
    • The government plans to publish a report card for the 100 selected smart cities in June 2020

    During the longest-ever Budget speech, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on Saturday (February 1), announced that the government will develop five new smart cities under the Smart Cities initiative. According to Sitharaman’s Budget 2020 speech, under the government’s Smart Cities Mission, there is an opportunity for maximising the benefits of three separate economic activities — the economic corridors, revitalisation of manufacturing activities, and technological demands of aspirational classes.

  • Fri
    Feb
    07
    2020
    In China, Smart Cities or Surveillance Cities?

    The country is home to half of the smart cities projects worldwide – and people disagree over whether it’s a cause for concern.

    Imagine a city where you can take a driverless bus to an unmanned supermarket or enter a hotel room using a facial recognition system – a place with a brain controlled by artificial intelligence, where almost all of the infrastructure and everyone in the city is monitored and linked to some kind of software.

  • Fri
    Feb
    07
    2020
    MY: Asia’s first smart city proof of concept set for launch

    One of Asia’s first smart city Proof of Concept is set to be launched in the Cyberjaya area in Malaysia this February.

    The concept will be launched by technology company NTT Group in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the US City of Las Vegas and Telephone Corporation.

  • Thu
    Feb
    06
    2020
    Access to most online Saudi government services restored for many people in debt

    People in Saudi Arabia with legal judgments against them for failing to pay money they owe, or failing to carry out a judicial order, will no longer automatically be denied access to all online government services.

    However, anyone who owes more than SR1 million and fails to pay it back within three months will be jailed.

  • Thu
    Feb
    06
    2020
    Makati seeks to become Philippines first smart city

    The city of Makati is laying the groundwork to become the country’s first smart city by harnessing technology to maintain its competitive edge as the country’s undisputed financial center.

    Makati is partnering with the private sector through various initiatives such as utilizing technology to improve public service and governance, Makati City Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay said in a speech before the non-government Foundation for Economic Freedom.

  • Thu
    Feb
    06
    2020
    KR: Uzbekistan to Introduce S. Korea’s E-government System

    Uzbekistan will introduce the South Korean e-government and digital economy system.

    When South Korean President Moon Jae-in visited the Central Asian country in April last year, Uzbek President Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev strongly requested Korea’s assistance in building an e-government system in his country. The Uzbek leader wants to transplant Korea's rapid economic growth DNA to his country. Since then, the two countries have expedited cooperation on the matter.

  • Wed
    Feb
    05
    2020
    NG: Equipping Workforce For e-Govt Implementation

    Since the 20th century, technology, more than anything else, has become the enabling factor in most endeavours. In the 21st century, the development of application and utilization of information technology is taking place at a rapid pace throughout the world. Advances in ICT have accelerated the growth of e-government in both the developed and developing countries. IT has the potential to transform government structures and improve the quality of government services. ICT makes a provision of fast, inexpensive services to the population. Throughout the world, democratic governments have tended to see the web-site and portal primarily as a medium for the dissemination of information and the delivery of public services to the citizens.

    IT leads to better quality of services provided by government agencies. The use of information & communication technology (ICT) in governance is growing rapidly in many parts of the world. For the delivery of public services, the interaction between government agencies/bodies and citizens takes place in a government department or an administrative institution, but with emerging ICTs, it is possible to locate service delivery centres nearer to the citizen.

  • Wed
    Feb
    05
    2020
    How Smart Roads Will Make Driving Easier, Safer, and Greener

    Roads criss-cross the landscape, but while they provide vital transport links, in many ways they represent a huge amount of wasted space. Advances in “smart road” technology could change that, creating roads that can harvest energy from cars, detect speeding, automatically weigh vehicles, and even communicate with smart cars.

    “Smart city” projects are popping up in countries across the world thanks to advances in wireless communication, cloud computing, data analytics, remote sensing, and artificial intelligence. Transportation is a crucial element of most of these plans, but while much of the focus is on public transport solutions, smart roads are increasingly being seen as a crucial feature of these programs.

  • Wed
    Feb
    05
    2020
    IN: Why we all should be using civic apps more frequently

    It's true. Government apps are the new infrastructure. They are as important as any government office today. And we won't know if they work unless we use them.

    Let me give you an example. Some weeks ago, I posted a complaint about insufficient streetlighting on a road in Dhyari on the Aaple Sarkar app. I filed it and promptly, forgot about it. I went on to decide buying a torch would be time better spent.

  • Wed
    Feb
    05
    2020
    UN Praises India's Use of Digital Platforms to Reduce Disparities Among its Diverse Population

    India’s federal government has implemented digital platforms for the delivery of social benefits to its citizens. E-governance has now been made a key tool, improving the development of financial systems, and helping to provide electronic services to citizens.

    The United Nations (UN) has acknowledged India's progressive utilization of digital platforms to bridge gaps related to gender, income and education for groups that collectively total up to 1.37 billion people, the second-largest population in the world.

  • Wed
    Feb
    05
    2020
    A look at Rwanda’s effort to bridge the digital gap

    With digital transformation being continuously positioned as a key enabler for the country’s development agenda, is Rwanda ready for the transition? A World Bank study and analysis on the subject shows that there is need to adjust approach in a number of sectors to make the most of the trend.

  • Tue
    Feb
    04
    2020
    IN: Karnataka: Mangaluru: Smart City project - MD Mohammed Nazeer speaks over progress

    “Out of 47 works, LED lights are installed in 27 government buildings, Clock tower work at Hampankatta is completed and integrated command control centre work is in progress,” said Mangaluru smart city limited managing director (MD) Mohammed Nazeer. He was speaking in the coordination meeting held by district working journalists association on Smart City project in Mangaluru Press club on Tuesday.

    “As much as 2564.3 crore rupees worth 47 works are approved by funds from the centre and the state governments. Two works are completed. Lighting is converted as LED in 27 government buildings at a cost of Rs 1.91 crore six months ago. 52.5% electricity is being saved. 90% investment will be recovered in a year. 1.41 crore rupees will be saved in a year,” he said.

  • Tue
    Feb
    04
    2020
    IN: Seven Cities will probably be developed as Smart City in Uttar Pradesh

    Yogi authorities will change the physique of seven cities, together with Ayodhya, chosen in State Smart City, ask for proposal

    The state authorities will change the physique of seven cities, together with Ayodhya, chosen within the State Smart City. For this, the Municipal Development Department has sought proposals from the Divisional Commissioners and Municipal Commissioners of the seven Municipal Corporations. In this monetary 12 months, 50-50 crore rupees will probably be given to every metropolis. Of this, 25-25 crore rupees will probably be given within the first part.

  • Tue
    Feb
    04
    2020
    The Standardization of IoT Cloud Communications

    Increasing 'connectedness' represents a huge innovation and business opportunity for IoT manufacturers’ devices

    Industry of Things (IoT) analysts predict that more than 25 billion IoT devices will be connected and participating in the global internet by 2025 (Gartner) and the global smart home market is expected to reach $1.5 trillion by 2025 (IOT Analytics). This represents a huge innovation and business opportunity for IoT manufacturers’ devices and related services in the IoT landscape of the future.

  • Tue
    Feb
    04
    2020
    EE: President Kersti Kaljulaid makes first ever digital signature in Antarctica

    President Kersti Kaljulaid made, what is reported to be, the first-ever digital signature to have taken place in Antarctica on Tuesday.

    The president has been in Antarctica for several days as part of festivities commemorating the 200th anniversary of the continent's first sighting. One of the leaders of the 1820 expedition hailed from the Estonian island of Saaremaa.

  • Tue
    Feb
    04
    2020
    IN: ISRO satellite data to be used for government planning services

    These initiatives are part of the advanced Space-based Information Support for Decentralised Planning (SISDP) project. The first phase of SISDP was completed in 2016-17.

    Indian space agency will share high resolution geospatial data it generates from its remote sensing satellites to help in planning across rural parts of the country ranging from e-government services to optimization of schools in the country.

  • Mon
    Feb
    03
    2020
    US: The library is a smart city's 'hub for digital intelligence'

    As one of the most trusted spaces and sources of information, libraries are playing an increasingly important role in smart city initiatives.

    When the founders of Library Land first decided to join forces, it was to start a PR agency — and they needed to find a good spot to meet. Instead of opting for a Starbucks or a WeWork, the two settled on a quiet study room at a library in Newton, MA.

    The duo, Adam Zand and Greg Peverill-Conti, tried their luck with a different library for their next meeting. Over 200 libraries later, the pair has leveraged the public spaces to launch the Library Land Project, a site that hosts reviews, maps and information regarding libraries around the U.S.

  • Mon
    Feb
    03
    2020
    AE: RTA gets ready for eParking tickets debut

    Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is readying for the launch of the eParking tickets; an innovative solution for paying parking fees in Dubai. The project comes with upgraded parking metres fitted with interactive touch screens enabling users to enter vehicle details and have eParking tickets issued similar to text messages for mobile phones (mParking) without the need to display a paper ticket on the front of the vehicle.

    The initiative is part of RTA’s efforts to develop new services compatible with the Smart City initiative, besides supporting Dubai Paperless Strategy.

  • Mon
    Feb
    03
    2020
    No Smart City Stands Alone

    No successful smart city initiative can thrive in isolation, as the ability to create immersive and interactive experiences requires us to connect and communicate with other people, places and things. Collaboration is a foundational element for success, yet one of the most difficult barriers to address.

    Any smart city, building, port, factory or healthcare system requires significant coordination among many different groups, representing IT, operations, HR, systems architecture engineering, security, acquisitions, legal and more. The opportunity to share ideas and learn firsthand how to integrate organizations, technologies and processes was the impetus behind a recent "smart everything” event I led last month.

  • Mon
    Feb
    03
    2020
    IN: Govt To Release Report Card On ‘Smart Cities’ In June

    The central government will be releasing a report card of 100 selected smart cities in three categories-ease of living, municipal, performance index and climate-in June, as the Modi-government's Smart Cities Project completes five years.

    The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said that it will help cities in better planning and moving towards data-driven governance that will eventually improve their liveability.

  • Mon
    Feb
    03
    2020
    IN: Maharashtra: Trees To Be Chopped For Smart City Project in Nagpur

    The Orange City has moved a step ahead for the Smart City Project. There’s a probability that trees will be chopped for the Smart City Project. Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited has also asked for the same.

    NSSCDCL, if permitted, will be chopping down 139 trees for the construction of roads under Smart City Project. The Smart City Project area needs these trees to be cut to use that area for the construction of roads. A notice has been issued by Nagpur Municipal Corporation tree officer. The notice was generated to invite suggestions and objections, if any, for the application by NSSCDCL.

  • Sun
    Feb
    02
    2020
    US: Buffalo, WNY taking baby steps into the 'smart city' movement

    Buffalo is still far from becoming the “smart city” Mayor Byron Brown promised in a February address. But both the city and the wider Western New York region are taking baby steps into the smart-city movement.

    Tonawanda recently installed new traffic cameras that can monitor congestion and coordinate signals. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is pitching a long-awaited Main Street “smart corridor.” And in February, the city of Buffalo is expected to make a series of announcements on upcoming technological and infrastructure investments.

  • Sun
    Feb
    02
    2020
    IN: eForest Fire app to predict and prevent wildfire in Arunachal receives ‘Jury Award’

    App predicts fire priority villages using remote sensing and GIS: Dr Qayum

    The ‘eForest Fire- Himalayan Forest Fire Prediction’ project- a mobile app and predictive modelling to mitigate forest fire incidences of Arunachal Pradesh- has been awarded the ‘Jury Award’ under Category-Ill ‘Excellence in district level initiative in e-Governance’ for the 23rd National Conference on e-Governance, scheduled to be held on 7 and 8 February at Mumbai, Maharashtra.

  • Sun
    Feb
    02
    2020
    BA: iGA launches eWallet for government eServices in cooperation with BENEFIT, CrediMax

    The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) has announced the launch of its eWallet, a new online payment method for government eServices.

    The eWallet is being made available in cooperation with The BENEFIT Company, which runs the Credit Reference Bureau network and provides the electronic funds transfer system between banks, and CrediMax,  a pioneer in credit card and payment gateways.

  • Sat
    Feb
    01
    2020
    ZA: It is time to understand the digital economy

    The digital economy involves small business owners having access to finance on a mobile device without having to go to a bank.

    The digital economy has gotten a lot of attention, with increasingly powerful titles offering overwhelming and exciting exciting scenarios. Some warn of job losses due to automation, some questions about the things that digital technology can do. And then there’s real skepticism about whether this will translate into traditions to people who need it most.

  • Sat
    Feb
    01
    2020
    VN: Ho Chi Minh City: E-government provides citizen-centered services: City’s Chairman

    Ho Chi Minh City has been making an effort in electronic government building with focus on IT application to bring about changes in state agencies as well as in provision of public services to city dwellers and enterprises.

    After one-year implementation of e-government building, one of the hallmarks of e-government is to to establish a connection between people and governments.

  • Sat
    Feb
    01
    2020
    IN: Smart Cities Mission: Best performing cities to team up with worst performers under 20-20 formula

    With some of the 100 selected smart cities lagging behind in implementing projects under the Mission, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has decided to pair up 20 best cities with 20 worst performers.

    The move is aimed at improving the rank of cities whose performance is not up to the mark despite having availability of sufficient funds for the execution of various projects.

  • Sat
    Feb
    01
    2020
    IN: Maharashtra: Nagpur: 139 trees to go for Smart City Project roads

    Smart City Project special purpose vehicle Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) has sought permission to cut 139 trees for construction of five roads in Smart City Project area. The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) tree officer has issued a public notice on Friday inviting suggestions and objections on NSSCDCL application despite trees cannot be cut and need to be transplanted for road works as per The Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Preservation of Trees Act, 1975.

  • Fri
    Jan
    31
    2020
    US: Florida City Opens Mapping Data Hub for Public Use

    The city of Venice, Fla., is now opening its Geographic Information System data hub, which is still in the process of being built, up to the public, making it accessible through links on the city website.

    The city of Venice, Fla., is opening is Geographic Information System data hub for public use.

    The hub, accessible at data-covfl.opendata.arcgis.com, is still being built out but users can access maps now.

  • Fri
    Jan
    31
    2020
    US: Missouri: Smart City kiosks go live in St. Louis

    St. Louis visitors and residents can now learn about local attractions and services at Smart City kiosks that went live Wednesday in historic Old North St. Louis and downtown, according to a press release. St. Louis has partnered with the St. Louis Development Corporation and its Downtown St. Louis partners. IKE Smart City plans to install more than 50 kiosks around the city by the end of this year with more planned in 2021. The kiosks are being paid for by advertising and have not been subsidized by taxpayers.

  • Fri
    Jan
    31
    2020
    E-Government: A Step Towards A More Citizen-Centered Caribbean

    Politicians love to promise a better and brighter future. They tend to say little about the day to day experience their citizens have of the services they provide.

    In the Caribbean, as in other parts of the world, what most individuals want from government is the rapid and efficient delivery of everyday resources, if policies and regulations are to mean anything at all.

  • Fri
    Jan
    31
    2020
    NG: FG inaugurates committee on implementation of e-Government training centres

    The Federal Government has inaugurated a Governing Committee for the implementation of E-Government Training Centres.

    The committee is to come up with a framework, legal and regulatory instrument for the centres, expand the centre to every geo-political zones, to ensure that all federal workers are trained within their zones to reduce cost.

  • Thu
    Jan
    30
    2020
    President asks UGC, univs to contribute to build Digital Bangladesh

    President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday called upon the universities and the University Grants Commission to take effective measures to contribute in building a Digital Bangladesh.

    ‘I urge the universities and UGC to take effective steps for the rapid implementation of the Integrated University Information Management Platform, including the introduction of e-governance courses in universities, to build a Digital Bangladesh,’ he said at the closing ceremony of a workshop at Osmani Memorial Auditorium.

  • Thu
    Jan
    30
    2020
    IN: PM reviews progress of infra projects, implementation of CCTNS

    Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today interacted with Union Secretaries of various Ministries and Chief Secretaries of the States/UTs through PRAGATI initiative. It was the first PRAGATI interaction of the year 2020 chaired by the Prime Minister.

    Chief Secretary J&K, B V R Subrahmanyam participated in the meeting through video conference.

  • Thu
    Jan
    30
    2020
    Senate committee lists challenges of Nigeria’s public accounts system

    Senate Committee on Public Accounts has said the bane of Nigeria’s public accounts system is that the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF) is usually underfunded.

    Its Vice Chairman, Ibrahim Hadejia, who spoke with National Assembly correspondents in Abuja, said to overcome challenges in the country’s public accounts system, corruption had to defeated through e-governance and the proposed Federal Audit Bill rather than spend so much on anti-corruption agencies haunt defaulters after corruption has been perpetrated.

  • Thu
    Jan
    30
    2020
    QA: Over 3.36 million visitors accessed Hukoomi web portal last year

    The popularity of Hukoomi, Qatar’s official e-government portal, rose significantly in 2019 as the number of visitors accessing the portal jumped by around 23 percent. More than 3.36 million visitors accessed Hukoomi portal in 2019 compared to 2.73 million in 2018.

    Higher number of visitors to the portal resulted in more page views and led to increased traffic. The portal witnessed around 22 percent rise in page views. It received around 16.9 million page views last year compared to 13.9 million in 2018.

  • Wed
    Jan
    29
    2020
    AE: TRA launches the National Cybersecurity Capacity Building Program

    As one of the national cybersecurity strategy pillars

    The General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector (or “TRA”) launched the National Cybersecurity Capacity Building Program, a core program within the National Cybersecurity Strategy. The Program aims to develop highly efficient national capabilities in protecting the cyberspace and addressing relevant risks.

    The Program also aims to develop the capabilities of youth in cybersecurity, whether professionals or those working in areas related to IT and Computing, or students and amateurs, thus contributing to enhancing the readiness of UAE to respond to cyber incidents and supporting research and innovation, while safeguarding the digital infrastructure of the country.

  • Wed
    Jan
    29
    2020
    IN: Maharashtra: Pune: Rs 30 lakh/year salary to Smart City employees draws corporators’ ire

    Pune corporators raised the issue of Smart city officers being paid an annual salary of Rs 30-Rs 40 lakh per annum at the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) general body meeting on Tuesday.

    Congress corporator Avinash Bagwe, who raised this issue, said that while other civic bodies pay between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 11 lakh to employees on the same posts, why is the PMC paying such a hefty amount?

  • Tue
    Jan
    28
    2020
    IN: To empower African citizens, India to host ‘Digital Africa’ conference

    An India-Africa conference on e-governance is being planned here in March to ensure that benefits of digital platforms are made available for the empowerment of African citizens, a senior official said on Monday.

    The conference ‘Digital Africa: Empowered Citizens’ will witness participation of policy makers and government officials from India and 54 African countries.

  • Tue
    Jan
    28
    2020
    NG: Issues against National Single Window’s take-off

    At various fora across the country last year, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and chief executive officers of government agencies in the maritime sector restated the Federal Government’s plan to establish a national single window (NSW) at the ports to facilitate clearance and export of goods. Oluwakemi Dauda examines some of the issues inhibiting the implementation of the NSW and efforts aimed at tackling them.

    Despite promises made by the Federal Government last year and the previous one, Nigeria remains the only country without a single-window platform in Africa in an age where information technology drives every process. The country has continued to trail behind other African nations in the automation of processes at the seaports.

  • Tue
    Jan
    28
    2020
    IN: Jammu and Kashmir: Srinagar Smart City: Key infrastructural projects worth Rs. 500 crore to be taken up in 2020-21

    Key infrastructural projects worth a huge Rs. 500 crore will be taken up for execution in Srinagar under the Smart City project in 2020-2021 fiscal.

    From road redevelopment to development of footpaths to creation of heritage network to upgradation of historic markets to development of drainage network to creation of green spaces to setting up of street furniture to beautification of city areas through urban art — a wide assortment of developmental projects will form a part of this cache being taken up to bridge infrastructural gaps in Srinagar.

  • Tue
    Jan
    28
    2020
    Data Governance And Smart Cities Are Helping Improve Quality Of Life In Japan

    In 2015, Kakogawa City had the third-worst crime rate in Hyogo, a prefecture in western Japan neighboring Osaka. Local authorities decided to implement a smart networked camera and sensor system they call mimamori, which means to watch over someone. With this, residents can monitor their children and elderly relatives. The system helps ensure their safety and security while protecting their data and privacy. It’s one of the latest examples of how smart cities and data governance are helping improve society in Japan.

  • Mon
    Jan
    27
    2020
    Kazakhtelecom expands network, Smart City services in East Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan national operator Kazakhtelecom has completed the deployment of fibre lines in 14 villages in the East Kazakhstan region. Around 44 state institutions have been connected to internet services there. About 83 villages will be covered with the network in the region.

    Work is being carried out under the framework of a national programme. Kazakhtelecom plans to cover almost 2.5 million residents in remote areas with broadband. The national operator plans to build 14,500 kilometres of fibre lines and to connect almost 2,500 state and municipal institutions in 828 villages across the country this year.

  • Mon
    Jan
    27
    2020
    IN: Maharashtra: Eco-friendly waste management initiatives for Pune Smart City

    Housing societies and individuals should put in more efforts in composting garbage at source, said Dnyaneshwar Molak, deputy municipal commissioner, who heads the waste management department.

    He was speaking to the media during an announcement of an exhibition on solid waste management and housing societies, which will jointly be held by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pune District Co-operative Housing Federation (PDCHF) on January 25 and 26.

  • Mon
    Jan
    27
    2020
    New system to track municipal violations launched in Bahrain

    A system to monitor municipal violations and provide a comprehensive database of the offences was launched yesterday.

    Through a single electronic portal and electronic devices, it will also help check the status of existing violations and the whereabouts of inspectors.

  • Mon
    Jan
    27
    2020
    US: The two faces of the smart city

    For some, surveillance is designed to be a luxury good that makes life more seamless. But for others, it is involuntary, overt, and dangerous.

    Four years ago, Brandon Harris recounted this anecdote of driving through his mother’s Cincinnati neighborhood:

    While stopped at the intersection, I glimpsed out of my eye a tall negro dressed in a white tank top, his skin high yellow like my own, crossing the street in what seemed like a beeline toward my car. He was coming from a corner where much wasteful bravado and boisterous ennui takes place, and I felt it immediately, that familiar sensation, the need to secure my body against potential predators. I was driving an orange car with plastic orange flowers on the dash, the same car I had been driving when held up at gunpoint not far from that corner two summers before.

  • Sun
    Jan
    26
    2020
    IT Minister vouches for blockchain technology to improve govt schools education

    In order to improve quality of education in government schools across the country, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urged National Informatics Centre, an e-governance arm of Ministry of IT to come up with innovative blockchain technology-based solutions.

    “I am very keen how we can leverage blockchain in primary education. In fact today I am going to give you a task NIC team. Can you think of a good application of blockchain technology for improving the quality of government schools all over the country. Public schools are good, private schools are good but my take would be that we shall be able to leverage technology when transformational change takes place,” Prasad said.

  • Sun
    Jan
    26
    2020
    IN: Telangana GENCO awarded for excellent e-governance

    TS GENCO, in line with its business strategy and expansion plans, replaced the existing in-house software application by implementing centralized ERP solutions across all its plants.

    TS GENCO was conferred with the CSI SIG e-Governance Award of Excellence at the 53rd Annual Convention of the Computer Society of India (CSI) held on January 17 at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology at Bhubaneswar.

  • Sun
    Jan
    26
    2020
    VN: PM signs directive to promote digital enterprises

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a directive to promote the development of digital enterprises in Vietnam with a target of developing 100,000 tech firms by 2030.

    Digital transformation is creating new development spaces – digital economy, digital society and e-government – based on rapid expansion of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, Big Data, machine learning, deep learning, block chain, cloud computing and the Internet of Things.

  • Sat
    Jan
    25
    2020
    US: Nevada: Las Vegas does 5G its own way, looking to win big as a smart city

    From smart parks tracking unwanted visitors to self-driving medical transport: Here's everything Vegas is kicking off.

    Welcome to Las Vegas, city of smart lights, self-driving shuttles and startups. Away from the glittering, casino-strewn area known as the Strip is a far more pedestrian-looking area. It's just a 15-minute drive from Las Vegas Boulevard, but it feels like a different world.

  • Sat
    Jan
    25
    2020
    Broadband network to be expanded to remote rural areas of Slovenia

    The government approved the co-financing of projects aimed at improving connectivity across the country

    Slovenians living in remote and distant areas will soon have the opportunity to enjoy a proper lag-free experience. The country’s central government recently approved a new piece of legislation called the Regulation on Broadband Infrastructure Support that aims to provide the necessary assistance and co-funding to projects being developed in so-called “white areas”.

  • Sat
    Jan
    25
    2020
    All govt. institutes to be connected to a single data network

    Measures to provide government services through e- governance

    • Hotline 1919 to be reactivated
    • A “Talents Pool” for the government sector

    President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has proposed to centralize all government institutes through a single data network to ensure a public sector service free of inefficiency, delays and corruption.

  • Sat
    Jan
    25
    2020
    IN: “Make Innovation a national movement”: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    The Minister for Electronics & IT, Communications and Law & Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the National Showcase and Felicitation Ceremony here today as a part of the National Challenge titled ‘Ideate for India - Creative Solutions using Technology,’ organised by Ministry of Electronics & IT. The top 50 team were selected based on their ideas and working prototype solutions. Speaking on the occasion, he called on the winner innovators to work towards making innovation a national movement. He said young India must inculcate a spirit of innovation and empowerment among under privileged youth and this movement can fulfill Prime Minister's dream of creating digital India having exemplary governance and leadership qualities.Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Prime Minister has given a call for Five Trillion Dollar Indian Economy by 2024. “Our Ministry in interaction with Industry has identified trillion-dollar opportunity in digital space itself and has also carved out the areas where we need to introduce digital emerging technologies such Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Analytics, Geo-Spatial, Drone, Blockchain, 3D Printing, etc in a big way. The identified priority sectors are Agriculture, Health, Education, Logistics etc. Future Skills that is training our workforce on emerging technologies is also an important area,” he said.The government is promoting Start-ups in a significant way.

  • Fri
    Jan
    24
    2020
    US: Missouri: DHS S&T Leads Smart City Tech Integration Pilot for St. Louis

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) conducted its final integration of smart city technologies this week in St. Louis, Missouri in collaboration with the city, the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), and the T-REX Innovation Center (T-REX).

    After an initial pilot kickoff in August 2019, DHS S&T and its partners continued to work with the city to use Smart City Interoperability Reference Architecture (SCIRA) as an interoperable framework, integrating commercial proprietary Internet of Things (IoT) sensors for public safety applications and assessing open standards. This final rollout event, which included a series of tabletop exercises and operational scenarios, demonstrated how these technologies could be leveraged by first responders, emergency managers, and other city officials in real-life events, such as floods, fires, or earthquakes.

  • Fri
    Jan
    24
    2020
    US: Columbus, Ohio to launch multimodal transport app

    Christopher Carey caught up with Jordan Davis, Director, Smart Columbus, to discuss how the city has evolved its mobility strategy since winning the US government’s smart city challenge in 2016.

    Q: What are the main issues facing mobility in Columbus?

    We are growing faster as a city than the national average, so providing transportation that meets the growing needs of our communities is challenging. We need to provide access to residents that need it the most. As a sprawling city we have big choices to make about our future: to build for density rather than sprawl, to invest in high capacity transit, but also provide on-demand services—an expectation that exists in today’s market. Establishing how we bring all this together for a different type of transport ecosystem in the future is a huge challenge.

  • Fri
    Jan
    24
    2020
    IoT in 2020: It’s all Coming Together

    Technology commentators are predicting that 2020 is going to see an acceleration of new tech entering the market including 5G wireless connectivity, blockchain technology (beyond cryptocurrency) and AI/ML. While each of these technologies has its own applications, what’s more, interesting is how they can work together, especially with IoT already moving out of the hype cycle and entering a phase of rapid growth. Here is IoT in 2020 and how it’s all coming together.

    How are the new technologies going to impact on the IoT? We may not have a crystal clear picture yet but we are in a position where we can start making some confident sketches.

  • Thu
    Jan
    23
    2020
    How smart city technology & the Internet of Things will change our apartments, grids and communities

    People continue to flock to cities for several reasons, such as employment opportunities, lifestyle, and more.

    The latest U.S. Census Bureau data showed that all but one of the 20 largest cities in the U.S. experienced population growth last year. And with the exception of New York City, the 15 cities that had the greatest population growth were in the southern and western portions of the country.

  • Thu
    Jan
    23
    2020
    IMD Smart City Index 2019

    The IMD World Competitiveness Center’s Smart City Observatory, in partnership with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), are proud to present the first edition of the IMD Smart City Index 2019 which ranks 102 cities worldwide.

    Being a globally-recognized ‘smart’ city is now critical for attracting investment and talent, creating a potential ‘virtuous cycle’ in favour of an advanced group of cities such as Singapore, Zurich and Oslo.

  • Thu
    Jan
    23
    2020
    US: CES 2020: Smart City Solutions to Aging Infrastructure

    Vendors at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show tackled an oft-discussed goal for municipal leaders, looking at how communities could use smart city technology to transform aging infrastructure.

    Vendors at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show tackled an oft-discussed goal for municipal leaders: how communities can leverage smart city solutions to transform aging infrastructure.

  • Wed
    Jan
    22
    2020
    UG: Government Supports 70 Locally Developed ICT Applications

    The Ministry of ICT and National Guidance has so far supported 70 locally developed applications.

    Vincent Bagiire, the Permanent Secretary says they have managed to support a total of 70 locally developed applications up to commercialization stage.

  • Wed
    Jan
    22
    2020
    E-challan system launched in KP under Digital Pakistan program

    With an aim to serve people through latest technology, first system under the banner of Digital Pakistan on Wednesday launched, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

    As per details, E-challan system has been launched and connected with the Central System for better performance and hassle free working.

  • Wed
    Jan
    22
    2020
    Orange Egypt to build digital infrastructure for 'smart' capital city

    The "new" city will be named New Cairo because the "old" Cairo just doesn't cut it

    Orange Egypt will build and operate a data center and cloud computing platform for New Cairo, Egypt’s next capital city.

    The Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) is a state-backed company contracting the telco's regional subsidiary. Daily News Egypt reported on the signing of the contract between Orange and ACUD on January 12.

  • Wed
    Jan
    22
    2020
    The US can still lead the race to make cities smarter and more sustainable

    Through software, AI and Big Data, cities are transforming the way they generate electricity, deliver drinking water and build the clean transportation systems of the future.

    In Montgomery, AL, a network of road sensors infused with artificial intelligence (AI) is saving time, money and exhaust emissions by reducing the need for municipal repair crews to drive around inspecting streets and highways.

  • Tue
    Jan
    21
    2020
    IN: Odisha: Bhubaneswar: Smart City project: City slum girls make a difference

    Braving all odds and setting an example for others, girls from the slum areas of the Capital city have started making bigger strides in exhibiting exemplary leadership quality in various fields.

    While Jasmin Nissa, a Plus III first-year student of Biju Patnaik College from Science Park Basti has become an SPO (special police officer) by the Commissionerate of Police recently, Lipsa Nayak, from Niladrivihar Rickshaw Colony Basti (B) a community leader and a field coordinator of the Socially Smart Bhubaneswar project, has been nominated as a member to the six-member Biodiversity Management Committee of BMC.

  • Mon
    Jan
    20
    2020
    Kingston Snowplow Tracker Now Online, Part of Smart City Pilot with Bell

    Some City of Kingston snowplows can now be tracked online, thanks to a nine-month Smart City pilot with Bell.

    Residents can visit CityofKingston.ca/Snow and see the tracker offering data of when the last time roads were snowplowed. The “last plow completed” data notes a range from “less than 4 hours ago” to “16 to 24 hours ago”, shown in different colours on a Google Map.

  • Mon
    Jan
    20
    2020
    MyEG rolls out tax monitoring system to 30 more cities in Indonesia

    My EG Services Bhd (MyEG) announced today that its Indonesian associate PT Cartenz Inti Utama has secured additional government mandates to roll out its tax monitoring system to 30 more cities, marking an expansion to the programme that is already actively underway in Jakarta.

    It did not disclose the value of the contract.

  • Sun
    Jan
    19
    2020
    China can boost Asean’s smart-city dreams but, first, it needs to earn some trust in Southeast Asia

    • China has a lot to offer the ambitious Asean Smart City Network project and has pledged to share its experience and technology
    • But the rise of anti-China sentiment in Asean over South China Sea tensions and unpopular Mekong dam projects may hinder cooperation

  • Sun
    Jan
    19
    2020
    AE: TRA foresees the development of smart government services with government partners

    The Executive Team for Online Services Index (OSI), an indicator of the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda, held its twenty-sixth meeting, under the slogan “Together towards the first place”. The meeting, which is the first for 2020, was held at TRA Dubai office, headed by H.E. Salem Al Housani, Acting Deputy Director General for Information and e-Government Sector and Head of the National OSI Executive Team, and attended by members of sub-teams representing various local government entities in the UAE.

    This meeting aims to review the team’s highlights for 2019, and the level of achievement in standard initiatives. It also included a session for innovation and future foresight.

  • Sat
    Jan
    18
    2020
    PK: E-employment Project In GB To Provide Employment Opportunities To Youth; CM GB

    Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafiz-ur-Rehman Sunday said that the Chief Minister's e-employment project has been started to provide employment opportunities to the youth.

    Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the Women Development Directorate and the Chief Minister's Employment Scheme, Gilgit-Baltistan, he said, more than 70 years of development have taken place in the last four years, adding, providing e-jobs is a challenge for the government, even in developed countries, it is not possible to provide government employment to everyone. Beware of people who make false promises to give government jobs to everyone in elections, he informed.

  • Fri
    Jan
    17
    2020
    E-commerce in Bangladesh: Where are we headed?

    E-commerce involves buying and selling of products and services by businesses and consumers through an electronic medium. Broadly, e-commerce is classified into four categories: business to business or B2B (Cisco), business to consumer or B2C (Amazon), consumer to consumer or C2C (eBay) and Business-to-Government (B2G).

    Business-to-business e-commerce involves agreements between the businesses and businesses. Distribution management, inventory management, channel management, supplier management and payment management are some of the areas in which B2B applications are widely used. In Bangladesh, bgmea.com.bd, bizbangladesh.com are examples of B2B platforms.

  • Fri
    Jan
    17
    2020
    VN wants to work with Japan in developing e-government: PM

    Vietnam is developing an e-government and cyber security and the country wants to work with its reliable partner Japan in these fields, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

    While receiving Japanese Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Sanae Takaichi in Hanoi on Thursday, PM Phuc said the Vietnam-Japan partnership is developing while political trust has been enhanced in many aspects.

  • Fri
    Jan
    17
    2020
    IN: Meghalaya govt all set to implement Smart City projects

    The Meghalaya government is all set to implement the Smart City projects worth Rs 160 crore with construction of a market complex at Laitumkhrah in Shillong.

    Urban affairs minister Hamletson Dohling said under the Smart City Mission, the Government would construct a new market complex at Laitumkhrah at a cost of Rs 30 crore.

  • Thu
    Jan
    16
    2020
    BD: PM urges no unverified digital content sharing

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday stressed the need for filtering the harmful digital contents properly, urging the people not to share anything on internet or social media without verification.

    ‘Digital technologies are creating a scope in one hand, while many problems arise for it on the other hand. Many unnecessary links appear while going to use mobile phone or internet … So, arrangements will have to be made to filter harmful digital contents properly,’ she said.

  • Thu
    Jan
    16
    2020
    IN: Uttarakhand: Dehradun: E-Cabinet to promote paperless culture in governance: CM Rawat

    The Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat formally initiated the e- cabinet at state secretariat on Wednesday.

    The objective of the e— cabinet is to promote the culture of paperless work in offices and develop institutional memory. The CM said that the new system would not only reduce the use of paper but also help in easily getting the decisions of cabinet taken earlier. He said that e cabinet is an important decision in the direction of e—governance and transparency.

  • Thu
    Jan
    16
    2020
    IN: Gujarat: ‘36,000km fibre network by March’

    To provide high-speed internet connectivity to thousands of villagers, the Gujarat government aims to lay 36,000 kilometres of optical fibre across the state by March 2020, in the second phase of the Centre’s ambitious BharatNet initiative. The first phase saw 16,000km of optical fibre laid to provide broadband connectivity to 6,400 gram panchayats.

    “An optical fibre network of 36,000km will be laid in Gujarat in the second phase, or ‘BharatNet 2’. Some 20,000km of fibre has been laid. We aim to finish the remaining 16,000km by March 2020,” said Dharmendra Sharma, director, technical and infrastructure (ITS), Gujarat Fibre Grid Network Ltd (GFGNL).

  • Thu
    Jan
    16
    2020
    IN: Bihar to come up with two 'Smart Centres'

    Pilot projects to start on two stretches of Ranchi, inclusive of features like Integrated Traffic Management system, good quality CCTV surveillance and variable message signboards.

    In a recent development for Smart City initiative in Bihar, the states capital Ranchi is soon to have two stretches of smart centres which will have smart features like integrated traffic management system, better CCTV surveillance and variable message signboards.

  • Thu
    Jan
    16
    2020
    IN: Jammu and Kashmir: Smart City: Srinagar to have large electronic display panels for advt

    With Srinagar having been brought under the Smart City project, it is soon going to have new smart electronic display hoardings to attract the advertisers.

    Apart from displaying advertisements, these dynamic large video panels would also display weather updates and information about availability of parking slots in different parts of the city.

  • Wed
    Jan
    15
    2020
    SG: Smart cities aren’t smart without trust

    Innovation can bring astounding benefits but anything digital can be hacked, and anything connected to it then becomes vulnerable

    Singapore's Smart Nation initiative is on its way towards transforming how its inhabitants live, work and play as business and government organisations launch initiatives in preparation for Internet of Things (IoT) and the newly connected world.

  • Wed
    Jan
    15
    2020
    IN: Karnataka: Smart City Project: Centre lauds Tumakuru, but State to probe quality

    It is being seen as a model for six other smart city projects under way in State

    The smart city project at Tumakuru, which has been mired in controversy over allegations of sub-standard works, is finding itself in a paradox of sorts. While the allegation has led to setting up of a probe committee, comprising mostly irrigation experts, it is now being seen as a model for six other smart city projects under way in the State.

  • Wed
    Jan
    15
    2020
    VG: Stakeholder meetings commence for roll-out of e-Government laws

    Government has commenced stakeholder meetings to review multiple e-Government legislations which are soon expected to be implemented in the British Virgin Islands.

    A government-commissioned media release dated January 7 said the series of meetings, which began on January 6, is being conducted through a collaboration between government and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union.

  • Tue
    Jan
    14
    2020
    PH: Benguet: Beneco backs smart city lighting project

    Benguet Electric Cooperative (Beneco) expressed support on the planned conduct of a public bidding for the maintenance, operation and upgrading of its street lights under the Smart City lighting project of Baguio City.

    Beneco general manager Gerardo Versoza, in his communication to Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, requested for the city to forward to Beneco the approved terms of reference (TOR) for the project for the cooperative to have time to study and come up with a final position.

  • Tue
    Jan
    14
    2020
    IN: Unified portal for all Tamil Nadu govt services soon

    The state government has planned to roll out a common portal for all government services, including Tangedco, civic services, kavalan, digi-cop, traffic police, viewing of FIR, and lost document reporting. The government will soon float tenders for launching the portal, which can also be accessed through an exclusive mobile app to be developed for the purpose.

  • Tue
    Jan
    14
    2020
    MY: Penang hawkers go cashless with Touch ‘n Go eWallet

    Merchant stalls in key heritage streets around George Town, Penang, are now equipped with Touch ‘n Go eWallet that officially enables Penangites to experience and enjoy cashless transactions at various bazaars and night markets.

    Officiated by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, Touch ‘n Go eWallet will be available across stalls and hawker joints in George Town such as Chowrasta Market, Armenian Street, Nagore Street and areas in Pulau Tikus and Tanjung Tokong. The eWallet users will be able to shop by simply scanning the QR code of the merchants without the need to deal with bulky wallets or change.

  • Tue
    Jan
    14
    2020
    JP: Toyota to start work next year on “prototype city of the future”

    The head of Japanese carmaker Toyota has given more details about his company’s plan to build a “prototype city of the future” on the site of a former car factory at the foot of Mount Fuji.

    Some 2,000 people will live on the 70ha site, which will host a hydrogen-powered town designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels.

  • Tue
    Jan
    14
    2020
    CA: Ontario: Three Lessons From Toronto's Smart-City Negotiations

    Cities around the world have been paying very close attention to Sidewalk Labs’ efforts to win approval for a smart-city development in Canada’s largest city.

    After months of negotiations with the tri-government agency responsible for the Toronto project, and an initial plan that was met with significant pushback on issues around real estate, intellectual property, data privacy and community engagement, the Google sister company has produced a new, more limited proposal that addresses Torontonians’ major qualms about the Quayside project.

  • Tue
    Jan
    14
    2020
    KR: Seoul Smart City Platform and Seoul Homegrown Startups to Be Showcased at CES

    Home to a Digital Open Government, AI Made Humanlike Voices, Braille Enabled Kiosks, Spatial Recognizing Parking Aides, Tactile Mouse Rings and Gadgets Beyond

    Seoul Business Agency (SBA) announces that Seoul Metropolitan Government will join home grown startups at the CES 2020 Seoul Pavilion located in the startup area of Eureka Park in Hall G, Sands Expo Convention Center, themed Seoul Smart City & Smart Life, which encapsulates the city’s desire to make its citizen’s lives more convenient with smart technologies implemented by the government, to showcase exemplary open government services with its Seoul Smart City Platform amongst 20 other technological innovations.

  • Mon
    Jan
    13
    2020
    TR: E-govt services prove popular, reach more than 45 million people

    E-Devlet, Turkey's online portal for government services, has boosted the number of users in 11 years since its launch and reached a user base of 45,072,811 people. The government aims to increase this number to more than 53 million within the next three years.

    Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Cahit Turhan, whose ministry oversees the operation of the portal, said they already exceeded their goal of 45 million for 2019 and want to increase it to reach out to more of the 82 million people living in Turkey. Turhan told Anadolu Agency (AA) Monday that they offered more than 5,000 online services to citizens in the portal. The portal receives a daily average of 12.4 million visits and last year, it received a total of 3.8 billion visits. A new genealogy service allowing users to inquire about their ancestors was among the most popular sections of the portal and attracted more than 51 million visitors, including single and repeated visits. The most popular service, however, is social security benefit inquiries, especially those allowing employees to calculate the days remaining until their retirement age based on the premiums they have paid. This service was followed in popularity with a database allowing users to inquire into legal cases where they are the plaintiff or defendant.

  • Sun
    Jan
    12
    2020
    Ethiopia launches electronic customs processing platform for traders

    The Government of Ethiopia launches an electronic platform that will enhance efficiency in trade logistics landscape of the country by speeding the customs process for importers and exporters.

    Labelled, Ethiopia Electronic Single Window Service, is launched on Saturday in the presence of Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed. It is said will reduce the 44 days hectic long paper work process for importers and exporters to 15 days. Gradually, it is also expected to cut the 15 days to three working days.

  • Sun
    Jan
    12
    2020
    IN: New Mobile App Soon For Citizens To Report Traffic Violators In Odisha

    After series of reformative steps to ensure seamless traffic management through the amended Motor Vehicles Act-2019, Odisha government is presently mulling to tighten noose on traffic violation through public participation.

    As per reports, a mobile application has already been designed through which any responsible citizen who downloads it can send pictures and videos of traffic violation to the police department for necessary action against the violators.

  • Sat
    Jan
    11
    2020
    IN: Maharashtra: #VinitasPune: Can’t We Do Better With Sarasbaug, Smart City?

    The most sought after public garden, the Sarasbaug, where thousands of Puneites throng every day, is a manifestation of all that’s sloppy with the civic authorities that manage it.

    This year too, the evening was jam-packed with people, carrying an aura of merriment and hope. I was one of the very many and having visited Sarasbaug, after a long time, found some glaring ugliness that speaks of the inefficiency and callousness of the Municipal Corporation in managing one of the top end and most popular public gardens of Pune.

  • Sat
    Jan
    11
    2020
    GB: York to ban cars in the centre by 2023

    “Non-essential” private cars are set to be restricted from York’s centre to meet climate ambitions and cut congestion and pollution.

    Councillors in the UK’s City of York have voted to ban private cars from the city centre by 2023 to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution.

  • Sat
    Jan
    11
    2020
    IE: Some links to government websites aren't directing to the right places. Here's why

    The Taoiseach has said that the “user experience” for people using government websites will “improve over time”, despite many links that appear in search engines not leading to the correct page.

    The issue has been one faced by people seeking to be directed to a specific government department webpage, only to be redirected instead to the home page of that site after clicking through on a search engine such as Google.

  • Sat
    Jan
    11
    2020
    IN: Jammu and Kashmir: DC inaugurates e-rickshaw service in Srinagar

    Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, on Saturday inaugurated e-rickshaw service here. RTO Kashmir Ikramullah Tak was also present on the occasion.

    Shahid Iqbal urged the manufacturer of these e-rickshaws to prepare a DPR of setting up its manufacturing unit in Kashmir and submit the same. He said setting up of the unit would generate employment for the youth of the valley.

  • Fri
    Jan
    10
    2020
    MY: Touch ‘n Go in eWallet push at Penang hawkers, wet markets

    Cashless payments are now available at some wet markets and hawker centres in Penang as Touch ‘n Go eWallet began rolling out its services to small business owners here.

    TNG Digital Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Ignatius Ong said the service wants to be inclusive and accessible by making the payment system available at wet markets, night markets, hawker stalls and bazaars.

  • Fri
    Jan
    10
    2020
    UAE e-government portal crowdsourcing drive draws 34,000 contributors

    The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) says the number of participants over two years in its crowdsourcing campaign to develop the UAE government portal (u.ae) exceeded 34,000. The initiative drew more than 17,300 contributors in 2019, it added. Contributions included comments and suggestions about the overall content of the portal.

    TRA published a survey to facilitate participation in the campaign. The campaign went through several phases, starting by inviting the public to suggest new topics for the portal, receiving suggestions and inquiries, and listing and analysing suggestions.

  • Fri
    Jan
    10
    2020
    IN: To boost artificial intelligence adoption, Telangana pairs industry, academia

    The Telangana government on Thursday declared 2020 as the year of artificial intelligence (AI) and inked nine memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with IT players and educational institutions to develop various use cases as well as conduct research on the application of AI and creation of talent pool in this area.

    Intel, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and IIIT- Hyderabad jointly inked a pact with the government for setting up a research centre in applied AI in healthcare and mobility.

  • Fri
    Jan
    10
    2020
    Cabinet sanctions Digital India, worth INR 113,000

    This program has been envisaged by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and will impact the ministry of communications & IT, ministry of rural development, ministry of human resource development, ministry of health and others.

    The union cabinet has approved sanctions for Digital India, a campaign intended to transform the nation into digital empowered society and knowledge economy, with a cost of Rs 113,000 crore.

  • Fri
    Jan
    10
    2020
    The apps you need in Bahrain

    When BlackBerry released its first smartphones back in 2002, all it offered was just enough juice in the battery to make calls for up to 30 minutes a day.

    But to do that, one had to keep the phone in the charging dock for more than 10 hours! And it weighs 1.1 kilograms! Martin Cooper of Motorola when made the first mobile phone call on 3 April 1973 that was the weight of the device he used. Dimensions were 23X13X4.45 cm.

  • Thu
    Jan
    09
    2020
    ICT to remain prominent under new Uruguay govt

    Uruguay’s government transition is going smoothly and no sharp policy shifts are expected, which bodes well for the IT market.

    “There shouldn’t be any abrupt change [for the country’s ICT market]. And neither for Uruguay. Most programs in place are state initiatives and continuity is usually respected,” Nicolás Jodal, CEO of Uruguayan IT multinational GeneXus told BNamericas.

  • Thu
    Jan
    09
    2020
    Israeli start-up aims to create parking ticket-free cities

    The founders want to use their military engineering experience to create smart cities, in which free spaces can be easily identified and paid for, saving drivers time and avoiding fines.

    From Tel Aviv to New York, the painful hunt for city center parking spots can prove enough to enrage even the most patient drivers among us.

  • Wed
    Jan
    08
    2020
    PK: Smart Integrated City Control Centre Nankana Sahib: Punjab government approves supplementary grant

    The Punjab government on Tuesday approved the supplementary grant for the Smart Integrated City Control Centre for district Nanakana Sahib besides lifting ban on hiring the technical cadre officials in special branch.

    The approval was given in the 23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Cabinet for Finance chaired by Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakhat and it was attended by Punjab Industry and Commerce Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal, Advisor to Chief Minister Dr Salman Shah, Punjab Chief Secretary Azam Suleman, Planning and Development Chairman Hamid Yaqood Sheikh and other officials of departments concern.

  • Wed
    Jan
    08
    2020
    Smart Cities seem inevitable – but how smart is the cyber security protecting them?

    The world is becoming ever more connected with each passing day, and while smart devices within smart homes are now an accepted and ingrained part of society, the idea of smart cities remains a somewhat maverick concept full of potential perils which require extensive contingency plans – but they are inevitable. In fact, spend on smart cities currently stands around £81 billion. However, in the not so distant future we will live in cities and societies that are totally connected to the internet, with entire infrastructures dependent on remaining connected.

  • Wed
    Jan
    08
    2020
    NG: ‘What Lagos will do with technology in 2020’

    • Begins new state GIS mapping by March
    • To have laid 3000 metro-fibre by year-end
    • Deploys 2000 CCTV cameras for security, smart city project
    If the promise of the Lagos State government is anything to go by, the year 2020, which started running today, holds greater promises for the over 21 million residents.

  • Tue
    Jan
    07
    2020
    Cyber threats to Digital Pakistan

    Heavy reliance on computers and the internet has altered the life of a common man in a number of ways. It is perceived that the world which is apparently so large has dwindled to a number of devices and gadgets. The use of technology is a common practice as from communicating through e-mail to carrying out transactions electronically, going to places for study to e-learning and flourishing businesses through e-business, everything comes under one thing. And for now, even governments, militaries, and national security organisations are dependent on computer networks.

  • Tue
    Jan
    07
    2020
    Towards the smart cities of 2025

    From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.

    The drive for smarter cities is growing exponentially as municipalities tackle critical challenges in areas such as public and environmental health, safety and security, mobility and more.

  • Mon
    Jan
    06
    2020
    IN: Biometric access for employees at 48 airports soon, Govt

    Employees working at 48 airports — including the biggest ones in Metros — will soon have biometric-based access at these high-security zones. Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Monday launched the Biometric-enabled “centralised access control system” (CACS) and e-BCAS (Bureau of Civil Aviation Security) project training module here to enhance security and ease of doing business at airports.

    “Covering 43 Airports of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and 5 joint venture airports at present, the CACS project is aimed to digitise employee movement process. This multi-layered security system encompasses the uniqueness of airport entry permit (AEP) users, biometric authentication in addition to PIN-based identity verification through contactless smart card technology, which manages access of personnel along with RFID based automated vehicle access control system according to the region, terminal, zone, and gate access privileges,” the ministry said in a statement.

  • Mon
    Jan
    06
    2020
    This Was the Decade That the City Became the App Store

    In 1964, scientists in the Galápagos Islands fed radio transmitters wrapped in chunks of food to a bunch of giant tortoises. As the animals slept, wandered, and mated, their behaviors pinged back to the research team’s receivers in the form of radio signals.

    This early use of telemetry, or the transmission of computer information over long ranges, proved that biologists could observe, make inferences about, and even influence their subjects remotely. In her 2019 tome The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, the Harvard scholar Shoshanna Zuboff writes that the tortoise experiment was also a prelude for the kind of data-collection technology that has become ubiquitous in human society. And in the 2010s, it began to transform the shape of modern cities.

  • Sun
    Jan
    05
    2020
    Bhopal, Jabalpur & Sagar smart city to get India smart city empowering award

    Union ministry of housing and urban affairs to confer awards under different categories on January 10, 2020

    Union ministry of housing and urban affairs has declared three smart cities of MP a winner under various categories of India smart city empowering awards.

    Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited (BSCDCL), Jabalpur and Sagar smart cities will receive awards under different categories on January 10, 2020.

  • Sun
    Jan
    05
    2020
    CA: Alberta: St. Albert: Next generation technology ahead for Smart City

    City to begin consultations for Smart City 4.0 plan in 2020 that will incorporate "newly emergent technologies"

    St. Albert will begin work on the next major revision to its Smart City master plan in 2020, which will put emphasis on “next-generation” technology.

    During a budget meeting in November, St. Albert chief administrative officer Kevin Scoble compared the upcoming revision to upgrading your phone.

  • Sat
    Jan
    04
    2020
    JP: Chiba Prefecture: Kashiwanoha accepts AI, IoT, and other demonstration experiments throughout the city–creating a problem-solving city

    “Kashiwanoha Smart City” in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, is about to become a place for demonstration experiments utilizing the entire city. Promoted by Mitsui Fudosan, Kashiwanoha Urban Design Center and Kashiwa City. The University of Tokyo (University of Tokyo), Chiba University, and others also joined and started as a demonstration platform called “Innovation Field Kashiwanoha” in collaboration with civil society.

    Kashiwa-no-ha Smart City was launched with the opening of the Tsukuba Express in 2005 as a flagship project for the smart city strategy. It features a compact cityscape with houses, commercial facilities, offices, hotels, hospitals, universities, parks, etc., within a radius of about 3 km.

  • Sat
    Jan
    04
    2020
    CSC e-Governance India restarts Aadhaar registration work

    CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd, a special purpose vehicle under Meity, on Friday restarted Aadhaar registration and other related works which it plans to expand across the country next week.

    CSC SPV has signed an agreement with Aadhaar custodian, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), to roll out Aadhaar enrolment, make corrections and changes in the profile of the unique ID holders within its premises.

  • Sat
    Jan
    04
    2020
    IN: Expedite e-office implementation: Singh to states, UTs

    Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday appealed to all states and Union territories to expedite implementation of e-office or digitisation of government work.

    During a review meeting of the Ministry of Personnel, Public grievances and Pensions, Singh discussed various initiatives towards digitisation and e-governance.

    "The minister also appealed to the state governments to expedite the implementation of e-office in their respective states/Union territories," a statement issued by the Personnel Ministry said.

  • Sat
    Jan
    04
    2020
    Bahrain's AI success 'focus of conference'

    Bahrain has participated in the 17th conference for ministers responsible for higher education and scientific research in the Arab world, which was under the patronage of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The conference was entitled “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Education: Challenges and bets”.

    The Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi headed the Bahraini delegation The conference reached a number of recommendations, including working to develop general policies and implementation plans to enhance the use of AI in several fields such as education and scientific research, it aimed to prepare teachers to work on AI education and support applying AI education.

  • Fri
    Jan
    03
    2020
    ZA: Smart City Dubai is a good example for SA on how to improve efficiencies

    The Smart City Dubai example offers South Africa how to improve efficiencies for both tourists and locals by reducing costs, red-tape via unnecessary paper work and wasted hours.

    Earlier this year President Cyril Ramaphosa bore the brunt of a South African backlash after his State of the Nation Address when he announced it was time for South Africa to consider building a smart city.

  • Fri
    Jan
    03
    2020
    IN: Karnataka: Coming up next, common Namma Bengaluru app for all services

    Set to be launched in the city on January 15, the app being developed by BBMP will have links to various government departments

    Not happy about the need to download apps of individual agencies for redressal of issues related to the city? Come January 15, there will be one common Namma Bengaluru app, which can be used for solutions to any civic issues.

  • Fri
    Jan
    03
    2020
    Kenyan mobile money transactions rise to Kshs 1.7 trillion

    Kenyans have made 661.6 million transactions value at 1.7 trillion shillings through mobile money transactions between July and September.

    According to a Communications Authority first quarter report for financial year 2019/2020 the increase of mobile money services was driven by increased access to mobile network signal and exciting product offers by the telecos that pushed mobile penetration to 112 percent.

  • Fri
    Jan
    03
    2020
    How Smart Cities Use IoT-Based Parking Solutions

    The increasing number of vehicles on the road, along with the mismanagement of available parking space, leads to parking-related problems; thankfully, smart parking systems offer solutions.

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an ever-increasing role in our daily lives.

    Through the wealth of apps available to us on smartphones and other devices, AI shows us the fastest route while driving, helps us find the lowest gas prices on the same trip, and can even point out attractions we might like along the way. Data-backed fitness devices give us important stats on our activity level and help fine-tune our daily routine for optimal health benefits.

  • Thu
    Jan
    02
    2020
    IN: PLuS Alliance to help Pune become a smart city

    The PLuS Alliance - a partnership between Arizona State University (ASU), King's College London (KCL) and University of New South Wales Sydney(UNSW) -- has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited (PSCDCL), to advance research, education and outreach projects that address pressing urbanisation challenges to make it a smart city.

    "Collaboration is key if we are to find effective solutions to the challenges of rapid urbanisation - and to the sustainable and inclusive development Pune Smart City Development Corporation aspires to," UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs said in a statement.

  • Thu
    Jan
    02
    2020
    IN: Govt launches index to rank states, UTs on good governance parameters

    The Good Governance Index will provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all states and Union territories

    A good governance index (GGI) was launched on Wednesday by the central government to assess the state of governance in the country, according to a statement issued by the Personnel Ministry.

    The objectives of GGI are to provide quantifiable data to compare the state of governance in all states and Union territories, enable them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for improving governance and shift to result oriented approaches and administration, the statement said.

  • Thu
    Jan
    02
    2020
    IN: Integrated Health Information Platform launched in Manipur

    Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) was recently launched in Manipur.

    Health and Family Welfare Minister Langpoklakpam Jayantakumar Singh launched the programme in presence of Principal Secretary (Health) Vumlunmang Vaulnum and Director (Health Services) Dr K Rajo Singh at the South Block of the State Secretariat here.

  • Thu
    Jan
    02
    2020
    Bahrain iGA launches ePayment services via Sadad

    The Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) has launched a host of new ePayment services in cooperation with the private sector, the latest being self-payment kiosks in partnership with leading payment channel, Sadad.

    This is in line with its commitment to provide a range of digital platforms and payment channels to the public, and streamline government transactions, said the statement from iGA.

  • Thu
    Jan
    02
    2020
    VN: Government Office reviews 2019 work and set 2020 tasks

    Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình has asked the Government Office to be more proactive next year in following and grasping the real-life situation as well as hot and sensitive issues which attract public attention in order to advise and give recommendations to the Government for prompt reactions in social and economic direction and administration.

    Speaking at a conference reviewing the Government Office’s work in 2019 and implementing the 2020 tasks in Hà Nội on Wednesday, Bình said innovation, creativity and pioneering in action were highlights of the office officials in 2019.

  • Thu
    Jan
    02
    2020
    G2C e-Governance & e-Frauds: A Perspective for Digital Pakistan Policy

    e-Governance, sometimes referred as e-government, online-government or digital government, is the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to assist in the transformation of government structures and operations for cooperative and integrated service delivery for citizens and government agencies. e-Governance involves using ICT tools to improve the delivery of government services to citizens, businesses, and other government agencies. e-Governance encompasses a wide range of activities and actors, these include government-to-government (G2G), government-to-business (G2B), and government-to-citizen (G2C).

  • Thu
    Jan
    02
    2020
    5G: A new stage in civilization development amid global competition

    The format of the next-generation cellular networks, which is commonly known as 5G, is considered by a vast majority of experts as one of the “key technologies in the decades to come.” It is seen as a major element in ensuring the leading positions of a country at a new stage of the race for the most favorable national development status. What are the political features of this phase of technology rivalry?

    The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) plans to approve the final version of the 5G standard by early next year. However, experts throughout the globe have been developing the “general principles and properties” of the fifth-generation cellular communication technologies for more than five years. The current fourth-generation technology guarantees maximum data transfer rate at about 150 Mbit/s. 5G promises speeds of more than 1 Gbit / s. By the middle of this year, “China, South Korea, Japan, and most EU countries had chosen the frequency spectrum that will be used in fifth-generation networks.” A heated debate has been under way in the United States, which has already held several frequency auctions for 5G .According to Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov, who oversees the development of digital technologies in the Russian Federation, the launch of 5G is “a matter of survival if we do not want to lose technological leadership”.

  • Wed
    Jan
    01
    2020
    IN: Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal: Funds will not be an issue in Smart City projects, says Chief Secretary S R Mohanti

    CS visits sites, reviews projects’ development

    Chief Secretary S R Mohanti reviewed the works being carried out under Smart City project and said that the project would take development of Bhopal to new heights.

    The CS, while visiting the sites, assured Bhopal Smart City development Corporation Limited (BSCDCL) on Tuesday that there will be no shortage of funds. He also instructed the officials to complete the projects within the allotted time.

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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