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

Process Management
Im Rahmen unseres Prozessmanagements identifizieren, modellieren, dokumentatieren, prüfen, optimieren und implementieren wir eGovernment-Geschäftsprozesse mit dem Ziel, die Arbeitsabläufe hinsichtlich Produktivität, Kundenzufriedenheit, Produkt- und Service-Qualität, Zeitbedarf und Kosten zu verbessern. Weiterlesen ...
Die Hands-on-Bildkartennotation "Government Process Management Notation (GPMN)" ist eine von uns entwickelte fachspezifische Variante von BPMN zur Modellierung von Geschäftsprozessen in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Weiterlesen ... Unser "Standard Prozesskatalog" enthält mehr als 400 mit GPMN und BPMN modellierte und dokumentierte Muster- und Benchmarking-Prozesse aus allen Verwaltungsebenen (Bund, Länder und Kommunen). Weiterlesen ...
  • Do
    Feb
    27
    2020
    Msheireb Properties, Qatar University to collaborate on smart city solutions

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

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

  • Do
    Feb
    27
    2020
    Blockchain Adoption by Government to Surge

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What is AI4Cities?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Fr
    Feb
    21
    2020
    EU: The digital revolution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Di
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Do
    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.

  • Do
    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.

  • Do
    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.

  • Do
    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.

  • Do
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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?

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Sa
    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”.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Do
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • So
    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

  • So
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Do
    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).

  • Do
    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.

  • Do
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Mi
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Di
    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.

  • Mo
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • So
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Sa
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Fr
    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.

  • Do
    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.

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