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  • Mi
    Feb
    21
    2018
    US: E-Government Satisfaction Dips Slightly in New Benchmark from ForeSee, Should Feds Be Concerned?

    ForeSee, the pioneer in Voice of Customer (VOC) solutions, released its 2017 Q4 report examining citizens’ experience with federal e-government today. Findings in the 58th edition of the ForeSee Experience Index (FXI): E-Gov indicate that citizen experience (CX) with federal websites has dipped to 75.5 (on the study’s 100-point scale), representing a decrease of nearly half a point (0.4) compared to the previous quarter.

    “ForeSee's Q4 2017 benchmark confirms that citizens truly appreciate when government listens to what people need and delivers quality content and online services,” said Dave Lewan, author of the E-Gov report and Vice President at ForeSee. “For nearly fifteen years, the ForeSee Experience Index has chronicled the citizen experience of more than one million participants, serving as an important benchmark for agencies to evaluate the success and performance of their online government initiatives.”

  • Mi
    Feb
    21
    2018
    ZA: Cyber-security – Essential in realising our e-Government ambitions

    We often talk about cyber-security from the perspective of the private sector, however, governments and public sector organisations hold vast troves of data on citizens. If this gets into the wrong hands, it can wreak havoc, and diminish the trust among the voting public.

    We have already seen elements of this in South Africa. For instance it was reported that in 2016 almost 9 million South Africans were victims of some form of cyber-crime. Government plays a crucial role in securing the citizen data held in its databases, as well as in helping to educate our nation on the measures to protect themselves against global crime syndicates.

  • Mi
    Feb
    21
    2018
    NG: South Korea to train 22,000 Nigerian govt workers on e-government

    South Korea will organise short and long term training courses in Nigeria for public servants

    South Korea has reportedly agreed to train over 22, 000 public servants in Nigeria on e-government, according to Abdulaziz Abdullahi, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications was quoted as making this known in a statement issued by Mrs Pauline Sule, the Deputy Director, Press.

  • Mi
    Feb
    21
    2018
    S.Korea, Estonia agree to increase cooperation in cybersecurity

    Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon agreed Wednesday to increase cooperation with Estonia in cybersecurity and other areas during talks with his Estonian counterpart, Juri Ratas.

    Estonia is a world leader in electronic government and is a member of the "Digital-5," a grouping of five e-government leaders that also includes South Korea, Britain, New Zealand and Israel.

    Ratas was on a visit to South Korea for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

  • Di
    Feb
    20
    2018
    AE: UAE and Portugal sign MoU on public administration

    Mohammad Bin Rashid attends signing of agreement

    His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, attended the signing of a MoU between the UAE and Portugal to enhance cooperation in the field of developing public administration.

    Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, was also present.

  • Di
    Feb
    20
    2018
    Effective frameworks to enhance digital economy in Arab world explored

    Internet usage, big data, cybersecurity, business usage of ICT and the empowerment of citizens across the Arab world were some of the key themes explored at the E-government Roundtable, held as part of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai Tuesday.

    The event was led by experts from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), showcasing its efforts to support the enhancement of an innovative and progressive digital Arab region.

  • Mo
    Feb
    19
    2018
    NG: FG, South Korea to train 22,000 public servants on e-government

    The Federal Government says it is partnering with the government of South Korea to train no fewer than 22, 000 public servants on e-government.

    Mr Abdulaziz Abdullahi, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communications was quoted as making this known in a statement issued by Mrs Pauline Sule, the Deputy Director, Press, on Monday in Abuja.

  • Mo
    Feb
    19
    2018
    IN: Technology must be used for progress, not destruction: Modi

    In a powerful message before a global audience, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cautioned the world against mankind fashioning tools of destruction through technology and misuse of cyberspace for radicalisation.

    Addressing the sixth edition of the World Government Summit hosted by the United Arab Emirates government as the "Guest of Honour" this year, he also gave a clarion call to the world to unite on issues like long-distance online education through which poor children can be provided education.

  • Mo
    Feb
    19
    2018
    PK: NITB, CDA pass the buck on E-governance issue

    The much-hyped E-governance initiative of the federal capital remains in doldrums as National Information Technology Board (NITB) and Capital Development Authority (CDA) are passing on the buck to each other for its delay.

    The E-governance system, devised in 2002 to involve citizens in the policy process, illustrating government transparency and accountability and quick disposal of public complaints, still remains uncertain even after 15 years of its initiation.

  • Mo
    Feb
    19
    2018
    IN: With Aadhaar, $8 Bn Worth Of Data Leakages Have Been Plugged: PM Modi

    At World Gov Summit, Modi Hailed Aadhaar And GST As Great Examples Of Technology Implementation

    Holding technology in high esteem, PM Modi, while delivering his keynote address at the inauguration of the sixth World Gov Summit in Dubai, stated that technology-implementation has to be in sync with nature and should not repugn our nature.

  • Mo
    Feb
    19
    2018
    ZW: Government to review visa regime to boost tourism

    Government is in the process of reviewing the country’s visa requirements to boost tourism and attract foreign direct investment, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has said.

    He was speaking at a recent national tourism strategy workshop hosted by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

  • So
    Feb
    18
    2018
    WS: New technological era begins

    The Asian Development Bank (A.D.B.), the World Bank Group, and the government of Australia joined the Government of Samoa to celebrate the arrival of high-speed internet in the country at a ceremony at the T.A.T.T.E. Convention Centre on Friday night.

    Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who gave a keynote speech, led the ribbon cutting and the switching on of the cable, delivering fast internet to the people of Samoa.

  • Sa
    Feb
    17
    2018
    Estonia technically ready to begin exchanging data with Finland via X-Road

    A technical solution was completed this week which will allow for data exchange between Estonia and Finland via the X-Road data exchange layer.

    "Preparations that have been underway for nearly a year have been completed by now, and along with developers, we have now reached the stage where we are anxiously looking forward to the exchange of the first data between the two countries," Andrus Kaarelson, director of information systems at the Information System Authority (RIA), said in a press release. "With the data exchange, we have created the conditions for implementing cross-border e-services."

  • Sa
    Feb
    17
    2018
    NG: S. Korean Govt’s agency trains 204 Nigerians

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the graduation, the 6th edition, marked the end of the the training for participants, which started on Jan. 16.

    The South Korean government, through it’s Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) on Friday in Abuja graduated 204 Nigerian participants trained on e-Government.

  • Sa
    Feb
    17
    2018
    E-governance plans will push Digital India mission

    The Centre will implement the new projects as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for good, transparent and effective governance.

    Giving a push to the Digital India mission and digitalisation of services in India, the Central government will implement a slew of e-governance projects. It will also streamline and legalise several existing services for greater transparency and efficient functioning of the government.

  • Fr
    Feb
    16
    2018
    Australia – Digital Economy – E-Government

    Telecoms and Computing Market Report has been published today. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of telecoms and computing industries.

    Governments are facing revenue and expenditure pressures that will only intensify in the coming decades as the Australian population ages. This is creating an urgent need to reduce costs, particularly in non-front line areas such as administration. At the same time, the public sector is at a crossroads of how services have been delivered in the past and how they will be delivered in the future. It is also facing structural changes, such as an increasingly mobile workforce and more complex service delivery channels.

  • Fr
    Feb
    16
    2018
    Belarus in top 20 countries with best e-government services

    Belarus has made it to the top 20 countries with the best e-government services, according to a research conducted by the company Artezio, BelTA informs.

    Artezio analysts evaluated e-government services in different countries and ranked Belarus 18th in the list of countries with the most comfortable and technologically advanced services. Artezio pointed to the rapid evolution of e-government services in the country, many of which are on par with the European analogues in terms of quality and accessibility.

  • Do
    Feb
    15
    2018
    Number of people getting connected internet in India to double: Google India MD Rajan Anandan

    With more than 600 million Indians accessing the internet on smart phones, this will become the access device through which consumers can address real problems.

    The number of people getting connected to internet in India through smartphones is all set to double to 600-650 million by 2020, making it a challenge of opportunities to come up with technological solutions to meet the scenario, a top Google India official said here today.

  • Do
    Feb
    15
    2018
    Zim requires strategy to increase online presence

    According to the World Bank’s ease of doing business 2018 ranking, Zimbabwe gained two places to 159 out of 190.

    While government has been embarking on e-governance, Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technologies (ZICT), a division of Zimbabwe Institution of Engineering (ZIE), decided to analyse the government websites.

  • Do
    Feb
    15
    2018
    IN: A Digitally Empowered Mizoram in the Making

    The Mizoram Government through ICT Department has put in the hard work to ensure realisation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Digital India. We have set up infrastructure in the e-Governance domain and established State Wide Area Network, says Zodintluanga, Minister, Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, Government of Mizoram in conversation with Ritika Srivastava of Elets News Network (ENN).

  • Do
    Feb
    15
    2018
    MM: Mobile penetration rate and smartphone usage levels lowest in the region: Telenor

    An index of mobile phone penetration rates and smart phone usage remains low in Myanmar compared with other countries in the region.

    The index shows Myanmar scores a mobile density rate of 105 per cent of mobile density and 80 per cent for smartphone usage, according to a Digital Myanmar report made by Telenor.

  • Do
    Feb
    15
    2018
    SG: Users unable to access SingPass, CorpPass

    Several users were unable to log into their SingPass and CorpPass accounts for accessing e-government services on Thursday morning.

    The Straits Times understands that for about an hour, logging into SingPass and CorpPass accounts for some users was slow or not possible. A Straits Times test on both had similar results.

  • Do
    Feb
    15
    2018
    US: Satisfaction with Government Services Continues to Rise

    Consumer satisfaction with federal government services rose for the second straight year in 2017 to an 11-year high, according to an American Consumer Satisfaction Index report.

    After peaking in 2007 at 72.3 percent, the measure generally dropped each year–apart from an uptick in 2011-2012–until bottoming out at 63.9 percent in 2015. Since then, it has risen to 68 and now 69.7 percent.

  • Mi
    Feb
    14
    2018
    IE: Identifying problems with mooted Public Services Card

    If a person does not consent to private details being held in databases in order to access essential services, there needs to be legislative basis for it, writes Elizabeth Farries.

    An Oireachtas committee will be meeting tomorrow regarding concerns surrounding the Public Services Card, including its National Biometric Database (together, the PSC).

  • Mi
    Feb
    14
    2018
    Kuwait eGov: 24 Years Later

    The Kuwait Knowledge Economy Forum Feb 7-8 is focused on the theme “Government Knowledge”. Some would say that such a theme is an oxymoron. However, since I am a 3rd generation technocrat, I continue to hope that “knowledge” and “government” can co-exist. On the other hand, as I consider the work that I did for the Kuwait government nearly 24 years ago, bringing the earliest eGovernment prototypes to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) and to the Council of Ministers Government Services (CMGS), I must confess I am struggling with cynicism.

    In 1994-95 I was part of a United National Development Program (UNDP) team with a mandate to support the democratization of Kuwait government. I was privileged to deliver the earliest eGovernment system prototypes in Kuwait, intended to enhance the government services offered to the people and businesses in Kuwait. The first of those two system prototypes was a Contact Center for the MOCI; the Client Inquiry Services system. That initiative was the brainchild of Dr Waleed Abdulwahab who is now with Islamic Development Bank.

  • Mi
    Feb
    14
    2018
    BG: Borisov Asks Ministers to be More Active with the E-Government

    Prime Minister Boyko Borissov instructed the ministers to engage personally and more actively with the introduction of e-government.

    The reason for this is a comment by Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev on the lack of mobilization for introducing the electronic exchange of documents between administrations and the risk of non-observance of the deadline.

  • Di
    Feb
    13
    2018
    BB: Cyber threat

    Govt official acknowledges urgent need for national strategy

    A national cybersecurity strategy needs to be urgently developed.

    This observation was made by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of the Civil Service Alyson Forte as he delivered remarks at a recent breakfast symposium hosted by his ministry and the Data Processing Department at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

  • Di
    Feb
    13
    2018
    MENA Digital Transformation Market CAGR to Grow at 15.1%

    Future Market Insights (FMI), with sharp focus on emerging regions, delivers key insights on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) digital transformation market in its recent report titled “Digital Transformation Market: MENA Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment 2014 – 2020”. The MENA IT market is anticipated to grow at a single-digit CAGR during the forecast period. In contrast, the MENA digital transformation market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 15.1% from 2014 to 2020. The contribution of the MENA digital transformation market to the overall MENA IT market is likely to increase from 10% to 16% by 2020, witnessing an increase of 600 BPS.

  • Di
    Feb
    13
    2018
    VN: PM approves target program on IT for 2016-2020

    The Prime Minister has recently approved the Target Program on Information Technology (IT) for the period of 2016-2020, which seeks to boost the application of IT in the State agencies’ operations, construct the e-government, and provide online public services in a synchronous fashion from the central to the local level.

    The program also aims to enhance the capability of ensuring national information safety and electronic authentication, whilst developing the IT industry via the development of key IT zones and products.

  • Di
    Feb
    13
    2018
    VN: Programme adopted to promote IT application in State agencies

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a target programme on information technology for the 2016-2020 period, with the aim of promoting the application of IT in State agencies, building e-government and providing online public services from the central to local levels.

    The programme also aims to enhance the capacity in ensuring national information security and online clarification, and develop the IT sector through the expansion of major IT parks and products.

  • Mo
    Feb
    12
    2018
    Uganda unveils e-Gp procurement system

    Uganda is preparing to launch an e-government procurement (e-Gp) system with the first round of training hosted today by the system contractor at the offices of the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance.

    The pilot programme is scheduled for rollout in July 2018 and is expected to make the process of public procurement more efficient, transparent and accountable.

  • Mo
    Feb
    12
    2018
    AE: “Only 10 to 15%” of Dubai businesses are online, but Google plans to change that

    Google, in partnership with Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has launched the ‘Get Dubai Businesses Online’ project today – a programme dedicated to enhancing the online presence of local businesses.

    The project, which has been in pilot phase during the last few months – and succeeded expectations by gaining 2,226 businesses verification status on Google – is now live, and plans to drive digital transformation among companies across the emirate.

  • Mo
    Feb
    12
    2018
    VN: Hanoi calls for more Dutch support in smart city building

    Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung met on February 5 with Marten van den Berg, Director General for Foreign Economic Relations at the Netherlands’ Foreign Ministry, calling for more support in smart city building.

    At the meeting in Hanoi, the Dutch official affirmed that his country always wants bilateral relations, especially those between the two capital cities, to become stronger.

  • Mo
    Feb
    12
    2018
    Making the transition to digital government

    Ongoing economic uncertainty and a slowdown in government technology investment continue to delay or limit the adoption of digital innovation and radically redesigned service models. The structure of government has remained largely unchanged for more than half a century, even as the needs and expectations of citizens and businesses have outpaced the ability to adequately address them.

    Technological capabilities and social forces have now converged to move government organizations beyond simple online efficiencies. Technology now enables them to optimize, transform or create entirely new services, while renovating back-end systems.

  • So
    Feb
    11
    2018
    IN: Emerging technologies and their adoption emphasised in Budget 2018

    It is heartening to see that Budget 2018 has put the spotlight on cyber technologies and is focussed on creating centres of excellence (CoEs) for emerging technologies.

    To further strengthen its commitment towards the digitisation drive that the government had embarked upon, the finance ministry has announced that the government will continue to focus on its ambitious ‘Digital India’ programme, with an outlay of Rs 3,073 crore for the next financial year. After a chaotic 2017, the government aims to smoothen the digital sphere of India by boosting digital payments and e-governance services. The earmarked budget will help in harnessing the potential of emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotic automation, and the internet of things (IoT).

  • So
    Feb
    11
    2018
    A vision for Digital India

    It will eliminate intermediaries and the tyranny and corruption of low level officials.

    Our Prime Minister has given his vision of Digital India to connect all Indians and empower them. It is a truly transformative dream, which will remake India and create a digital society, removing disadvantages and distance. It will unify us, level the field and create a new generation that can compete in all respects globally. It has become more critical now that we have demonetisation of 86% of our currency and a renewed drive to bring in digital banking for the masses.

  • Sa
    Feb
    10
    2018
    IN: Telangana: Hawk Eye’s ‘Track Me’ for women’s safety

    Police to add this feature to Hawk Eye app with an eye on making travel safer for women

    Hawk Eye, the popular mobile application of the Hyderabad City Police, which has clocked over 10 lakh users, is adding one more feature to its services with an eye on making travel safer for women. The new feature, which is a navigator called ‘Track Me’, will enable the police to live track the entire route, once the passenger reports her boarding point. Any deviation in the route will immediately send an alert, both to the police and the passenger as well. The passenger can report that she ‘reached safely’ once her destination arrives, so that the live tracking can be stopped.

  • Sa
    Feb
    10
    2018
    IN: Budget 2018: WIFI and CCTV facility will be given in all trains

    In the budget of 2018, the government has come from many passengers of railway passengers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said in the Lok Sabha that soon all trains will be given Wi-Fi and CCTV services. With this, the Internet will be provided in all the railway stations across the country.

    Five lakh WiFi spots will be made in rural areas along with WiFi in the railway station. Taking a meaningful step towards digital India campaign The government has started to build cities from villages in a formula. Wi-Fi facility in rural and remote areas will be offered for the spread of e-governance among the local population under the digitization of rural India.

  • Sa
    Feb
    10
    2018
    IN: UIDAI’s RTI reply ‘unclear’ on identification, authentication

    E-governance expert Anupam Saraph is not convinced with the Unique Identification Authority of India's (UIDAI) response to his RTI application, seeking to know the difference between "identification" and "authentication". The UIDAI's reply on Thursday to the RTI application dated December 31, 2017, filed by Saraph, mentioned "authentication" as defined under the Aadhaar Act, 2016.

    "I had sought to know the difference between 'identification' of an individual and 'authentication' of biometric or demographic data by UIDAI. The reply did not mention any difference between the two concepts. If UIDAI is the unique identification authority, it should have a definition of 'identification' and 'authentication'," Saraph said.

  • Sa
    Feb
    10
    2018
    PH: DICT's Tech4Ed centers up 163% in 2017 —Palace

    The Department of Information and Communciation (DICT) has established 1,258 eCenters in 2017 under the Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (Tech4ED) Project, up 163 percent from 2016, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said on Saturday.

    In a statement, Roque said the DICT's Tech4ED project has seen the launch of 1,258 centers last year, higher than the 774 centers established in the prior year.

  • Fr
    Feb
    09
    2018
    ZA: Gauteng embraces digital revolution

    Kathy Gibson at the Gauteng Provincial Government Technology & Innovation Conference – Like climate change, the digital revolution is upon us here in South Africa and in Gauteng.

    In fact, Gauteng is at the forefront of the revolution in the continent, says Dr Siyabonga Cwele, minister of telecommunications and postal services.

    Gauteng has a comparative advantage in exploiting the opportunities presented by the Fourth Industrial Revolution because it has the infrastructure, Dr Cwele adds.

  • Fr
    Feb
    09
    2018
    US: Louisiana: New Orleans Wants to Be a Smart City, But at What Cost?

    From gunshot detection to data collection, officials want to see technology playing a bigger role in the city’s decision-making process. But where to invest and how to pay for it remain unknown.

    Taking cues from other U.S. cities that have dabbled in “smart” technology, a City Council committee agreed Wednesday to explore whether New Orleans could support the kind of data collection that would inform its decisions on energy, public safety and transit.

  • Fr
    Feb
    09
    2018
    IN: GST: E-way bill implementation deferred due to glitches

    The government today deferred implementation of requirement to carry e-permits for inter- state transportation of goods following technical glitches.

    GST provision requiring transporters to carry an electronic waybill or e-way bill when moving goods between states was to be implemented from today to check rampant tax evasion.

  • Fr
    Feb
    09
    2018
    US: What’s New in Civic Tech: A Range of Exciting Work is Under Way in Alaska

    Plus, San Francisco announces Internet as a utility effort; New York City announces three finalists for its NYCx Governors Island Connectivity Challenge; Louisville, Ky., applies for a pilot program to use drones in response to shootings; and Memphis, Tenn., launches an open data portal.

    Alaska’s gov tech ecosystem has taken steps forward, driven by projects from several different entities, including the state, the Anchorage municipal government and the Anchorage Code for America brigade.

  • Do
    Feb
    08
    2018
    IN: NID project will continue: Maru

    The National Identification (NID) project will continue as planned until all citizens are registered in the national database by 2021.

    The Minister for National Planning, Richard Maru, was responding to calls made by the Chairman of Transparency International, Lawrence Stephens, for the government to cease all funding to the NID rollout project, until such a time that the management of the project provides full acquittals of the K230 million that has been expanded on the project since its inception in 2015.

  • Do
    Feb
    08
    2018
    IN: Maharashtra: Govt asks all deptts to shift to cloud computing by Oct

    Keeping in tune with the changing times, Maharashtra Government has asked all its departments to shift their Applications to ‘Cloud’ computing by October 30, 2018. Department of Information Technology has asked all the departments to review their existing software applications and ensure that the applications are ‘cloud ready’ in time for the said migration.

    With the emphasis on cloud computing, the Government is taking a leap ahead in e-governance. With technological advancements, cloud computing is becoming the preferred way for implementing all e-governance projects in the State. The latest move is in accordance with the recommendations in the Cloud Computing Policy prepared by a committee, which was headed by Principal Secretary of Information Technology Department. On January 17, 2018, the Government approved the said policy and now it has issued directions to all departments to take steps accordingly.

  • Do
    Feb
    08
    2018
    QA: Metrash 2 allows issuing and reactivating RP

    he Ministry of Interior has added two new services to its website and mobile app Metrash 2. New services are related to issuing and reactivating the Residency Permit (RP).

    It will enable expatriates to get new residency permit and will allow them to reactivate the RP.

  • Do
    Feb
    08
    2018
    US: Citizen satisfaction with federal services increases

    Citizen satisfaction with federal government services is now at its highest level since 2006, according to the latest annual report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

    ACSI found that customer satisfaction in federal government services is at 69.7 on a 0-100 scale. The report divides the drivers of citizen satisfaction into four categories: process, information, customer service and websites. Customer service was the only driver that did not increase over last year, it deceased slightly from 78 to 77, but it is still tied with websites as the drivers with the highest satisfaction.

  • Do
    Feb
    08
    2018
    VN: PM approves waste database

    Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has approved a project that would build a national database of waste resources, helping authorised agencies better control the discharge of waste nationwide.

    According to the newspaper Diễn Đàn Doanh Nghiệp (Business Forum), the project will conduct surveys, assessments and classify waste resources around the country, as well as their environmental impacts. Based on the study, authorised agencies will develop mechanisms and policies to better control waste resources.

  • Mi
    Feb
    07
    2018
    Budget 2018: For success of Digital India, government should make provision for a strong cyber security system

    Total budget allocation for cybersecurity in last five fiscal years since 2012-13 is only Rs 320 crore (about $50 million). And a large part of it went towards the administrative expenses of the organisations responsible for cybersecurity in the country.

    In the last budget of his administration, President Barack Obama allocated $19 billion for cybersecurity for the fiscal year 2017. It was more than one-third increase from the previous year. The USA government made it clear that online attacks are a major threat to the highly digitised society of the country.

  • Mi
    Feb
    07
    2018
    KH: Digital signature system one year out

    A system to authenticate electronic documents for individuals and businesses that was approved by Prime Minister Hun Sen in a sub-decree late last year will take at least another year before it is fully implemented.

    An event held yesterday at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications outlined the basic concept of what the country’s digital signature platform would look like once completed.

  • Mi
    Feb
    07
    2018
    CN: Data sharing platform key if Hong Kong aims to be top-class smart city

    According to research firm IDC, the big-data and business analytics market would grow globally from US$150 billion in 2017 to over US$210 billion by 2020.

    Singapore has tried to make the best use of customer data, in an anonymous manner. Its three telephone companies – Singtel, Starhub and M1 – provide data analytics to businesses as well as government agencies.

  • Mi
    Feb
    07
    2018
    US: California: San Francisco: 4 Ways Touchscreen Kiosks Can Improve Local Government

    What do state and local governments need to consider before investing in know-all kiosks for their municipal buildings?

    Overcrowded message boards. Outdated directories. English-only menus. Walk into almost any courthouse or government office across the country, and you're likely to encounter all of those headaches and more. But not in San Francisco.

  • Di
    Feb
    06
    2018
    Picking PEPPOL: Ireland, EInvoicing And Technology In Public Works

    On 18 January 2018 last, Patrick O'Donovan TD, Minister of State with Responsibility for Public Procurement officially signed Ireland up as an Authority Member of OpenPEPPOL, the international association with responsibility for maintaining PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online), a network operating in the sphere of e-procurement and e-invoicing.

    This follows on from the launch late last year of the government's plans to increase the use of digital technology, such as business information modelling ("BIM"), in key public works contracts. As part of these plans, public bodies will establish requirements for the use of BIM in the construction and operation of public infrastructure over the next four years. Both of these initiatives compliment the government's 'eGovernment Strategy 2017-2020', published in July 2017, which sets out ten key actions for Ireland to become a leader in digital government services, including facilitating secure online identification, improving underlying infrastructure and providing appropriate skilling.

  • Di
    Feb
    06
    2018
    Japan to offer one-stop e-filing for businesses

    Unified platform will share information among agencies to ease the burden

    The Japanese government aims to slash the hours that companies spend on tax and other filings by more than a fifth through consolidating various government e-filing platforms.

  • Di
    Feb
    06
    2018
    JO: Policies for a knowledge economy

    We need a serious strategic change in our economic model or paradigm in Jordan. So much emphasis has been put on knowledge economy, but with very modest results.

    His Majesty King Abdullah formed the 'Economic Policies Council' which had started with effectiveness and steadfastness under his chairmanship. Its membership was made up mostly of private and public sector representatives, economic experts and entrepreneurs with the passage of time, while the prime minister headed most of the sessions. Eventually, this Royal council produced more measures than policies.

  • Di
    Feb
    06
    2018
    Sri Lanka launches e-Government system for local governments

    The e-Local Government system was launched today with the objective of making local government bodies efficient.

    The facility implemented under the Ministry of Local Government and Provincial Councils and Ministry of Telecommunication and Digital Infrastructure as a joint effort enables the public to make all the payments to the local government bodies through Internet electronic cards.

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    Feb
    05
    2018
    US: Pennsylvania: Philadelphia’s Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation Works to Overhaul City Services

    While working on a new city website, technologists within city hall have their sights set on the bigger goal of making all that the municipal government does easier to find and simpler to understand for constituents.

    Philadelphia’s Office of Open Data and Digital Transformation (ODDT) is a relatively new agency, originally formed in May 2016, only a few months after Mayor Jim Kenney took office.

  • Mo
    Feb
    05
    2018
    NG: Akwa-Ibom: From smart city to smart-state

    First, it is essential to state that Akwa Ibom was the first State in Nigeria to establish and enthrone a State Information (IT) Policy and created a Science and Technology Office at the Cabinet level – represented by a Commissioner. True to type, the State has also become the first to appoint a full-fledged ICT professional as SSG.

    Indeed, the ‘first kid on the block’ concept in contemporary development is not new. Chief Obafemi Awolowo applied it in 1955 when he enthroned ‘Free Education’ in the South-West and Bill Gates of MS and Steve Jobs of Apple PC applied it to fire and light-up the accelerated development of global ICT Ecosystem.

  • Mo
    Feb
    05
    2018
    UG: Museveni Orders Govt to Switch to Utl Internet

    President Yoweri Museveni has been sucked into an on-going internet deal war between his cabinet ministers and some government agencies.

    In a January 8, 2018 letter, Museveni ordered all government ministries and agencies to henceforth procure all their internet services from the highly indebted Uganda Telecom (UTL).

  • Mo
    Feb
    05
    2018
    PH: DICT tech-ed project reached more Pinoys in 2017

    The Department of Information and Communications Technology’s (DICT) ICT-enabled services has reached over 90,000 Filipinos through its more than 2,000 eCenters in far-flung areas of the country.

    According to the DICT website, 91,017 people have used the Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (Tech4ED) Project’s services to date, more than double the 35,834 recorded in 2016.

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    Feb
    04
    2018
    IN: Kerala: Smart City: Kavaratti to get major facelift

    The total project cost has been pegged at ₹526.61 crore

    Kavaratti, the administrative capital of the Lakshadweep group of islands, is set for a major transformation in infrastructure and services that is expected to make it a more liveable city for the residents and tourists.

    The island with a population of 11,221, is gearing up to implement a slew of projects under the Smart City Mission.

  • So
    Feb
    04
    2018
    SA: Abdullah Alswaha, Minister of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT): Interview

    Interview: Abdullah Alswaha

    Q: How will the planned digitisation policies impact the Kingdom’s citizens and businesses?

    ABDULLAH ALSWAHA: Saudi Arabia’s ICT sector has come a long way over the past 15 years. However, neither the industry’s potential, nor its role as an enabler have been fully realised as of yet. This represents a major opportunity. Both citizens and business now largely depend on digital applications for their welfare and competitiveness. Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Programme 2020 (NTP) have set the bar high for the role of digitisation. Digitisation will enhance consumer welfare through more efficient, transparent and user-friendly government services. In addition, it will enable policymaking participation, timely feedback on state services and reduce the time spent on administrative procedures.

  • Sa
    Feb
    03
    2018
    IN: Kerala govt to link all public schools via e-governance project

    Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the State government will link all the public schools in the state by introducing a comprehensive e-governance programme, with the aim of elevating the schools to international standards.

    Inaugurating the renovation works of Govt HSS at Chala here on Saturday, after the Rs 21-crore master plan for this was approved by the government, the chief minister also said that the government will introduce a project to digitise the school libraries to improve their standards.

  • Sa
    Feb
    03
    2018
    VN: E-government still far away

    One of the targets set in government Resolution 36a was to have Vietnam among the top three countries in ASEAN in OSI (Online Service Index) and EGDI (E-government development index) by the end of 2017.

    According to Le Duy Hiep, CEO of Transimex, having imports/exports undergo specialized inspection by ministries is hard work for enterprises. There are too many articles subject to inspection, requiring more time to get customs clearance.

  • Fr
    Feb
    02
    2018
    RW: NIDA eases procedure for ID replacement

    The National Identification Agency (NIDA) has announced that, effective February 1, all citizens will be required to apply for ID replacement via the Irembo platform.

    Launched in July 2015, Irembo is a one-stop portal for Rwanda’s e-Government services.

    National ID related services have been up on Irembo for about a year now.

  • Fr
    Feb
    02
    2018
    Hew unveils plan to boost Cayman small businesses

    In the coming months, government will introduce a raft of policy changes aimed at facilitating the development of the small-business sector, Commerce Minister Joey Hew promised at the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting on Wednesday.

    Government will streamline the process for obtaining and renewing business licenses in two phases, Mr. Hew said.

  • Fr
    Feb
    02
    2018
    More financial organizations connect to Azerbaijan's electronic gov't portal

    Bank Avrasiya OJSC and the non-bank credit organization Molbulak started issuing electronic certificates via the “Electronic Government” portal (e-gov.az), the Data Processing Center of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan told Trend Jan. 26.

    Citizens will be able to write down personal information, after registering on the portal, and send it to the bank. The electronic certificate will have legal force, which will simplify the procedure for the bank to issue documents for the issuance of loans.

  • Fr
    Feb
    02
    2018
    US: Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Uses Data to Predict Fire Risk

    The fifth installment of MetroLab’s Innovation of the Month series highlights how Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Fire is using predictive analytics to help their department prioritize commercial building inspections in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University.

    In this installment of the Innovation of the Month series (read last month’s story here), we explore how Pittsburgh’s Bureau of Fire is using predictive analytics to help their department prioritize commercial building inspections. Working with Metro21, Carnegie Mellon University’s Smart Cities Initiative, the partnership has allowed graduate students to work on real-world problems facing the city and has helped the Bureau of Fire think about how data can facilitate their work.

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    Feb
    01
    2018
    MYDAWA Disrupting the E-Healthcare Industry in Kenya

    E-health platform MYDAWAa>, hit over 30,000 registered users as of December 2017. The digital service that is enabling consumers to conveniently purchase authentic medicines and wellness products was launched in March 2017.

    Speaking during an update on the growth of the platform, MYDAWA Managing Director Tony Wood said that the steady rise in users was driven by rising healthcare costs, an increasing value conscious customer and negative patient experiences reported in Kenya.

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    Feb
    01
    2018
    IN: Sonowal govt banks on e-governance to facilitate good governance

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that the State Government was using e-governance to extend good governance to the people of Assam and inauguration of an exclusive directorate of information technology (IT) would help the government to pluck the digital divide between urban and rural areas.

    Inaugurating the Directorate of Information Technology, Electronics and Communication at the premises of Janata Bhawan on Wednesday, Chief Minister Sonowal said that though the works of IT so far been looked after by AMTRON, creation of a separate directorate would lend administrative efficiency. He also said after the explosion of Airways, Roadways and Waterways, information highway is another area that the State was heavily banking upon.

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    Feb
    01
    2018
    IN: Assam to get Rs 129-cr tech city

    The Assam government will lay the foundation stone of a technology city near Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport here on February 1, two days before the Global Investors' Summit.

    The facility will come up on 300 bighas of land near the airport at a cost of Rs 129 crore.

  • Do
    Feb
    01
    2018
    US: Ten Things To Know About Maryland’s Proposed Telehealth Rules

    The Maryland Board of Physicians evaluated, then tabled for further consideration, a set of new telehealth rules designed to expand the opportunities for hospitals and providers to deliver virtual care services in Baltimore and throughout the State.  The Board held a public hearing on January 24, 2018 to review proposed telehealth rules originally issued late last year. The new rules were influenced by the Washington, DC telemedicine rules, and incorporate comments submitted by a number of telehealth industry advocates, including the successful efforts of the folks at the Maryland Telehealth Alliance.

  • Mi
    Jan
    31
    2018
    Lao ministry encouraging use of local online domain

    The government is targeting the use of local domains for email and internet sites which will facilitate the management of online communication.

    The direction was revealed at the annual national meeting of the post and telecommunications sector, which began yesterday in Vientiane, led by Minister of Post and Telecommunications Dr Thansamay Kommasith.

  • Mi
    Jan
    31
    2018
    VN: Hanoi: digital signature and e-commerce organization inaugurated

    While only some organizations and precious few governments take digital signatures seriously, things are different in Vietnam. Today in Hanoi, the Digital Signatures and E-Commerce Trading Organization (VCDC) has officially launched.

    Vu Quoc Thanh, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnamese Information Security Association (VNISA), announced the inauguration of the organization, promising to ensure that conditions would be provided in the country to allow the VCDC and its aims to prosper.

  • Mi
    Jan
    31
    2018
    KZ: First public service centre for immigrants opens in Astana

    The Government for Citizens Corporation launched Jan. 12 the first public service centre for immigrants and a digital public service centre in the capital.

    The immigration service centre is located at 31 Imanov Street and is open from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.. Applicants can receive a medical examination, fingerprinting and issue an insurance policy and get an individual identification number.

  • Mi
    Jan
    31
    2018
    IN: Smart City Needs Systems That Can Scale Up As We Move

    The scenario in India, is completely different from the smart city in any other part of the world. In the current scenario urban areas delivers 70 per cent of India’s GDP, and the population that is moving to urban areas is also growing significantly.

    I have a pet theory about computers. The theory is that, the larger the number of people are facing the screen, the higher the chances the computers will not work, but it started now. To quote our Prime Minister, “Cities in the past were built on river banks. They are now built along highways, But in the future they will be built based on availability optical fiber networks and next generation infrastructure.”

  • Di
    Jan
    30
    2018
    US: Town of Eaton, Colorado, Demonstrates Commitment to Citizens’ Well-being by Enhancing Online Content & Services

    The town of Eaton, Colorado, ranks the third safest community in Colorado (SafeWise Report: The 20 Safest cities in Colorado—2017). 2017 is the second consecutive year it has achieved this distinction. With recent website enhancements, Eaton is keeping safety a top priority. “As one of Colorado’s safest places to live, we demonstrate the main criteria—a commitment to the well-being of our citizens,” says Assistant Town Administrator, Jeff Schreier. Schreier utilizes the website to instruct citizens about how to request police reports, view the police blotter, check the Sex Offender Registry and report street light outages. The website also keeps citizens up-to-date on the US85 Resurfacing Project from Eaton to Ault, which will improve the highway’s safety.

  • Di
    Jan
    30
    2018
    US: Vermont Bill Aims to Draw in Blockchain Business and Study Remote Citizenship

    Vermont looks at Estonia innovations in virtual statehood and blockchain technology as a form of economic development.

    In Vermont, a legislator has introduced a bill that aims to push the small state to the forefront of financial technology and attract businesses involved in cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

  • Di
    Jan
    30
    2018
    BH: e-Government 2017 performance reviewed

    His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Premier and Chairman of the Informatics and Telecommunications Technology High Committee, has presided over the committee meeting attended by Deputy Premier Shaikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa and committee members.

    The committee reviewed the e-Government Strategic Performance Indices accomplishments in 2017 of more than 90% of its strategic goals, including the development of 40 online services to satisfy the needs of users, registered more than 75,000 user passwords which already exceeded the yearly specified target of 50,000 users.

  • Di
    Jan
    30
    2018
    Use of information technologies improves health care and education services in the Caribbean, expands potential market for local businesses

    Information and communication technologies enhance various social and economic sectors in the Caribbean by expanding and improving health care and education services available to the region's citizens. Digitizing government formalities enables cost reductions and faster handling of citizens' requests.

    Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are a major tool for increasing the effectiveness of productive economic sectors in over 30 Caribbean markets. In addition to shortening processing times and handling citizens' documentation requests by using an eGovernment platform, ICTs are being implemented to improve the standard of living of the citizens of the Caribbean, as explained in the white paper ICTs for Development in the Caribbean published recently by 5G Americas.

  • Mo
    Jan
    29
    2018
    Vietnam gears up to develop a digital economy

    The vigorous growth of the internet and technology in Vietnam is expected to provide a platform to support the development of a digital economy.

    CMC Corporation’s chair Nguyen Trung Chinh said that a digital economy involves all sectors of the economy based on the internet and internet protocol platforms.

    Chinh said the implementation of a policy on a digital economy can help ASEAN countries increase their GDP by $1 trillion in the next 10 years.

  • Mo
    Jan
    29
    2018
    Myanmar backslides on freedom of expression: digital rights stakeholders

    A majority of stakeholders who attended Myanmar’s second digital rights forum believed that the freedom of expression in the country has worsened in 2017 while online privacy has also deteriorated.

    Over 150 participants took part in the second digital rights forum in Yangon on January 18 hosted and jointly organised by Phandeeyar together with MIDO, Engage-Media, Free Expression Myanmar and the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB), with support from the Swedish government.

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    Jan
    28
    2018
    Caribbean governments commit to establishing 21st Century Governments

    Heads of Government and their representatives attending the 21st Century Government Summit endorsed and expressed their commitment to establishing 21st Century Government in their respective countries.

    The Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union, in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD), hosted a Summit to present to regional Heads of Government the principles of 21st Century Government, the goal of which is to accelerate government and public service transformation and thereby strengthen economic competitiveness and promote sustainable development.

  • So
    Jan
    28
    2018
    Crnogorski Telekom signs MoU for Digital Montenegro project

    Montenegro's Ministry of Economy and Crnogorski Telekom has signed a MoU for Digital Montenegro, which represents a framework for further development of the infrastructure, the Next Generation Networks and the application of concrete ICT systems, in order to improve the efficiency of services and quality of life of citizens.

  • So
    Jan
    28
    2018
    UG: YahClick to offer e-services

    YahClick, an internet service provider, which has been in Uganda since 2012, plans to strengthen its business by going further than providing satellite broadband but to also provide solutions in e-healthcare, e-education and e-government services.

    In a recent notice, Farhad Khan, the group’s chief commercial officer said by venturing in new areas, they would connect more people, organisations and businesses.

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    Jan
    27
    2018
    BS: Pm Laments 'Antiquated' Paper-Based Approvals

    The Prime Minister yesterday lamented the "inefficient" and "antiquated" demands for businesses to obtain written confirmations and certifcations from different government agencies.

    While addressing the Bahamas Business Outlook conference, Dr Hubert Minnis said: "Presently, many government agencies require written certifications from applicants during the application process for various licenses and permits.

  • Sa
    Jan
    27
    2018
    BS: Government to ‘respond aggressively’ to Ease of Doing Business Committee recommendations

    The Government of The Bahamas will “respond aggressively” to recommendations made by the Ease of Doing Business Committee in an effort to address the global outlook on ease of doing business in The Bahamas, said Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis, while addressing the annual Bahamas Business Outlook Seminar on Thursday, January 18, 2018.

    The ‘Ease of Doing Business’ Committee was appointed last year by Prime Minister Minnis after a 2017 World Bank Annual Report listed The Bahamas as 119 out of 190 countries for ease of doing business.

  • Sa
    Jan
    27
    2018
    IN: Aadhaar data to be more secure with government's new Cyber Surakshit Bharat initiative

    Cyber Surakshit Bharat has been conceptualized with the mission to spread awareness about cybercrime and building capacity for safety measures.

    Amidst reports about Aadhaar data leaks and rising privacy as well as digital security concerns, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has now announced a new initiative in association with National e-Governance Division (NeGD) and industry partners to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in India.

  • Sa
    Jan
    27
    2018
    IN: Smartening up smart city projects in Punjab

    So far, smart city projects in the state have been largely restricted to paper; there are now indications that these projects might finally start and results are visible

    The smart city project in Punjab has been slow to take-off, plagued by slow grinding funding support from the state government, delay in appointment of project management consultants (PMC) and full-time chief executive officers and tepid response from private sector contractors for execution of projects.

  • Sa
    Jan
    27
    2018
    IN: Telangana: Hyderabad City Police bags e-Governance Award

    The Hyderabad City Police has been awarded the e-Governance Award (Award of Excellence) for the year 2017, in the category of Best e-Governance Project – Police Work Force Management System – Aadhaar enabled Biometric Attendance System with Registered Devices Services.

  • Fr
    Jan
    26
    2018
    US: Colorado’s Foothills Fire Protection District Responds to Citizens’ Expectations for Enhanced Online Content and Services

    What do tourist attractions like the Buffalo Herd Overlook, residential developments ranging from the cabin era to modern developments, “dead-man’s curve,” and transmitting equipment for most of Denver’s television and radio stations have in common? They rely on the services of Foothills Fire Protection District (FFPD) in Golden, Colorado. FFPD’s mission is to keep a wide range of entities safe, and it’s increasingly relying on its website to keep constituents informed. “We’ve always focused on being transparent about our activities so that residents can be in-the-know about everything happening in our busy district,” says Fire Chief Brian Zoril. “Our residents want easy and quick access to online information.”

  • Fr
    Jan
    26
    2018
    IN: Digital plans slow down in J&K as over 1,500 CSCs ‘useless’ out of 3,467

    More than 1,500 Common Services Centres (CSCs), created to deliver various digital services to people across Jammu and Kashmir, are reported to be defunct, even as people, especially in rural areas, are facing immense hardships to avail of services like Aadhaar and PAN cards in their respective areas.

    Under the CSC scheme launched by the Government of India (GoI) and supervised by the ministry of Information Technology, each J&K Gram Panchayat was supposed to have at least one CSC by this year “to bridge the gap of digital divide between rural and urban areas” and provide access to a range of digital services.

  • Fr
    Jan
    26
    2018
    IN: Punjab Governance reforms department holds workshop on E-Sign and Time Stamping

    To sensitize officers at Headquarters and Districts about e-Sign and Time stamping, the Governance Reforms Department, Punjab today held a special workshop in coordination with Controller of Certifying Authorities (CCA) Government of India.

    This capacity building workshop was held here in the premises of Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration on e-Sign and Time stamping for officers of the state departments and organization. The workshop was attended by Directors / Joint Directors, Additional Directors, Deputy Directors; Information Security Officers, Superintendent, State / Project e-Governance Mission Teams, Project Managers, Department Nodal officers for e-Governance initiatives who are expected to lead / play crucial role in e-Governance implementation in their regions. Officers / Officials involved in the implementation of e-governance application, e-tendering, e-procurement from various Punjab State Departments and Organizations and for Additional Deputy Commissioners, SDM, Assistant Commissioner General from various district offices of the State.

  • Fr
    Jan
    26
    2018
    RS: Bill on eGovernment adopted

    The government on Thursday adopted an eGovernment bill that should enable simpler, more transparent and more efficient operation of electronic public services.

    One of the key goals of the bill is to facilitate electronic communication between citizens, legal persons and NGOs with administrative authorities, the government press office said in a statement, Tanjug reported.

  • Fr
    Jan
    26
    2018
    Nigeria to tap into $19 trillion IoT market through OBUNO engine

    ‘OBUNO IoT Engine’, a wholly made-in-Nigeria IoT board with sea of possibilities, has been unwrapped by an NGO – Innovation Habitat Initiative for Indigenous Technology, as a launchpad for the nation into the emerging technology economy.

    The Board adopts a modular and scalable architecture that addresses challenges facing the IoT adoption, adaptation and deployment in Africa, especially in Nigeria; in diverse areas such as e-Government, eHealth, fleet management, telematics, banking & financial services, utilities & service providers, eAgric, eLearning, amongst others.

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    Jan
    25
    2018
    NG: President Buhari is not interested in technology

    If it is true that what you say, and how you say them expose and unveil the condition and attitudes of your heart, it is safe to say that the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari is not interested in technology in Nigeria, at least not in 2018. His New Year Day Speech comprised exactly 2004 words. Word after word, phrase after phrase, sentence after sentence, paragraph after paragraph, there was no mention on technology. Despite a recent clamour for broadband proliferation by industry players and the press, the President did not offer any encouragement that he would tackle infrastructure issues. And this is happening barely twelve months before the expiration of the target of the National Broadband Plan of 30% fixed broadband penetration in the country. Depressing.

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    Jan
    25
    2018
    NG: FG’s policy to optimise ICT local content devt

    The Federal Government said it has adopted the National ICT Strategic Roadmap 2017-2020 with a view to optimising ICT local content and empowering local business in the industry.

    Speaking at a forum in Lagos, Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, said the strategy falls in line with government aspirations of transforming the nation into a high-value economy while always ensuring inclusiveness in its approach.

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    Jan
    25
    2018
    US: Emerging Technologies Are Key to Government Digital Modernization Efforts

    The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Emerging Citizen Technology Office (ECTO) is working with a network of partners from more than 300 Federal, state, and local government entities to help evaluate, test, and implement IT modernization initiatives with emerging technologies.

    While individual technology focuses will change with time, according to the GSA, current efforts include:

    • artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation
    • blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
    • social and collaborative technologies
    • virtual and augmented reality

  • Do
    Jan
    25
    2018
    VN: Prime Minister asked for stronger measures for e-government building

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Government Office to push ahead with strong measures in order to apply information technology in its operation and successfully build an e-government system.

    Speaking at a meeting held by the Government Office in Hanoi on January 17 to review its performance in 2017 as well as devise tasks for 2018, he lauded the Office’s contributions towards assisting and serving the Government and Prime Minister over the past year.

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    Jan
    24
    2018
    US: Cities of Service Organization Reports Increased Interest in Gov Tech

    The nonprofit group, which helps a coalition of mayors leverage the skills, knowledge and creativity of citizens in order to improve local government, is more involved in tech projects than ever before.

    In a way, the nonprofit group Cities of Service is a sort of barometer for the channels that mayors and local governments are using to engage with citizens.

  • Mi
    Jan
    24
    2018
    KN: Team Unity makes great strides in building a ‘21st century government’ through technology development

    Team Unity makes great strides in building a ‘21st century government’ through technology development

    Prime Minister the Honourable Dr. Timothy Harris is representing St. Kitts and Nevis at a high-level summit in Antigua and Barbuda today, Jan. 16. The summit is focused on “Building 21st Century Governments” in the Caribbean through enhanced use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) – an approach that Prime Minister Harris’ administration is finding success with as others in the region look to St. Kitts and Nevis as a model.

  • Mi
    Jan
    24
    2018
    Danish govt says public is increasingly satisfied with e-government portal Borger.dk

    The Danish Digitisation Authority said nine out of ten Danes are satisfied with e-government portal Borger.dk. The rate of satisfaction has gone up by 5 percentage points from 2016 to 92 percent in 2017, it added. The authority said 93 percent consider the portal to be secure, too.

  • Mi
    Jan
    24
    2018
    JO: King urges swift public sector reform

    His Majesty King Abdullah II on Wednesday emphasized the need to speed up public sector reform without any delay, and said the administrative body of the state should come under continuous accountability and measurement of performance.

    Chairing a meeting dedicated to follow up on the implementation of government's measures and plans to develop the public sector and complete the e-government program, His Majesty stressed that the government should have clear objectives and measureable outcome and underlined the importance of an all-encompassing and coordinated effort to achieve the set goals.

  • Mi
    Jan
    24
    2018
    IN: Smart City Mission sets up 82 SPVs for project implementation

    The Smart Cities Mission is setting new benchmarks in terms of project implementation with a focus on both time and quality. For the first time, cities have created an institutional mechanism at the city level, minister of state (independent charge) for housing and urban affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said, adding that 82 SPVs have been formed till now.

    To improve the ease of living, the minister said, the Smart Cities Mission has a strong focus on innovative digital technologies and is dovetailed with the Digital India vision areas and digital empowerment of citizens.

  • Di
    Jan
    23
    2018
    US: OPM Embraces Shared Services to Improve Human Resources IT

    The new Federal Human Capital Business Reference Model aims to standardize and streamline HR functions, including technology.

    There are 24 large agencies subject to the CFO Act, which aimed to improve federal financial management. Nearly three decades after the act was passed, however, human resources operations remain siloed across the federal government, which has created headaches and inefficiencies.

  • Di
    Jan
    23
    2018
    Bank of Cyprus to deploy biometric EMV card for contactless payment

    One of the earliest implementation of biometric technology for authentication, fingerprint sensors have been around since 2007. But it wasn’t until the iPhone 5S’ launch in 2013 that recognition of its potential mass adoption grew. With analysts forecasting a US$50 billion biometric industry, vendors are racing to introduce commercial-grade biometric solutions to support payments.

    Bank of Cyprus will be replacing PIN code with biometric technology to authenticate cardholder. It what Gemalto claims will be the world’s first EMV biometric dual interface payment card for both chip and contactless payments.

  • Mo
    Jan
    22
    2018
    IN: Focus on education, smart governance in New Delhi Municipal Council budget

    The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Monday proposed to install free sanitary napkin vending machines in all secondary and senior secondary Navyug or NDMC schools

    The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Monday proposed to install free sanitary napkin vending machines in all secondary and senior secondary Navyug or NDMC schools, develop five institutions on Lodhi Road as schools of excellence and set up language labs and digital libraries this financial year.

  • Mo
    Jan
    22
    2018
    BH: Works Ministry receives 975 requests during fourth quarter of 2017

    Communications Director at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Fahad Buallay said the Directorate received 975 requests during the fourth quarter of 2017.

    Buallay added that year 2017 witnessed a leap in the performance of the directorate, which resulted in them winning ‘Best Practice in Community Participation’s Award’ of the 2017 eGovernment Excellence Award, which was organized by the eGovernment under the patronage of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information Technology & Telecommunications Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa.

  • Mo
    Jan
    22
    2018
    IN: Karnataka Government To Engage Blockchain For Governance, Announces Hackathon

    A Blockchain Conclave Will Also Be organised To Explore The Technology Implementation In Governance

    When asked about blockchain technology during a press meet on the sidelines of Bengaluru Tech Summit in November 2017, Karnataka State IT Minister Priyank Kharge had told Inc42, “We still don’t know, what will come out of this blockchain technology!”

  • Mo
    Jan
    22
    2018
    Sri Lanka gets Indian expertise in telemedicine, e-learning

    Sri Lanka will get access to Indian digital expertise and infrastructure under a deal between the two countries covering electronic public services delivery like e-learning, tele-medicine and office work and linking universities in a high speed network.

    The High Commission of India said the agreement to expand information technology cooperation was signed during a visit to the island by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Indian Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & Information Technology.

  • So
    Jan
    21
    2018
    Indian Railways to Equip All 8,500 Stations With Free Public Wi-Fi Facility

    All railway stations — nearly 8,500 across the country, including those in rural and remote areas — will be equipped with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs. 700 crore ($110 million).

    As part of the government‘s ambitious , the national transporter has currently commissioned Wi-Fi services at 216 major stations enabling about seven million rail passengers to log on to the free Internet facility.

  • So
    Jan
    21
    2018
    Bahrain to implement tourism statistics programme

    The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Information & eGovernment Authority to implement the third phase of the ‘Tourism Statistics Development’ programme in line with the requirements of the World Tourism Organization.

    The ‘Tourism Statistics Development’ programme closely monitors the inbound and outbound tourism movement and provides a detailed overview of the tourism sector and its contribution to the national economy.

  • So
    Jan
    21
    2018
    InfoTech’s project goes live enabling RITA to efficiently serve citizens of Tanzania

    InfoTech, a leading technology solutions company, went live with its project to implement its flagship product GeReg®- a one stop shop e-government service – at the Registration, Insolvency and Trusteeship Agency (RITA) in Tanzania.

    RITA is responsible for registration of information on key life events, incorporation of trustees, and safeguarding properties under trust, of deceased persons, insolvents, and minors in Tanzania. However, lack of communication and travel facilities in Tanzania, especially in rural areas, caused RITA to have a significant backlog of unregistered births. Failure to achieve its original goal set out in 2010 through the Under 5’s Birth Registration Initiative to register births as close as possible in time and location to where they occur, led to the pursuit of a solution to counter the problems. After a rigorous competitive bidding process, InfoTech secured this World Bank funded project.

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    2018
    PK: PM asks IT ministry to ensure high speed internet across country

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday asked the Ministry of Information and Technology to ensure reliable and cheap broadband connectivity across the country, particularly in remote areas, to ensure availability of digital facilities to the common man.

    Addressing a ceremony at a contract signing of Broadband for Sustainable Development Projects in FATA; Khyber, Mohmand Agency, and DI Khan, the prime minister commended the initiative and said it would help bridge the gap between the urban and rural areas by providing modern facilities to the people at their doorstep.

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    2018
    IN: Govt must act to protect Aadhaar data, not brush aside its vulnerability

    The recent breach of Aadhaar data of millions of Indians, on sale for a sum of Rs 500, was a truly worrisome revelation for the country. For us in the UPA government, it is hard to fathom how Aadhaar is now being employed as a snooping tool by the current government.

    We had rather envisioned it as a mechanism to supplement and streamline governance, and I personally perceived it as part of the larger apparatus of the National e-governance Plan. For us, it was about leveraging Information and Communications Technologies to eliminate wastage and optimally target beneficiaries.

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    2018
    BH: iGA launches Government Directory mobile app

    The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) has launched the Government Directory mobile app, on the eGovernment Apps Store at bahrain.bh/apps, which provides a comprehensive set of officials’ contact details, along with government entities locations and social media accounts.

    In this regard, Mr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Acting Director of eServices & Channel Enhancement at iGA stated that the app is part of the direct government communication series with citizens and residents, as it provides contact details of senior public officials – ministers, deputy ministers, undersecretaries, chief executive officers, advisors, directors and acting directors. Such initiative is in line with the wise leadership directives which constantly stresses the open door policy with the public. Mr. Abdulaziz also highlighted that the mobile application comprise contact details of nearly 700 employees from 55 entities.

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    2018
    IN: Maharashtra: Pune: C-DAC, BSNL to design network solutions for cities

    BSNL’s network will spearhead technological solutions for transport, waste and water management in Pune; Smart Cities on radar

    The Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have signed an MoU to provide strong network systems for telecommunications operations and high speed internet services to several Indian cities, including future smart cities.

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    2018
    Reflections on The Smart City Mission in India

    Each city in India can capitalize on its diversity and uniqueness in its quest to smartness rather than following a unilinear path determined by smart technologies only. A shift in thinking from technology driven solutions to people centric solutions could help us work towards more inclusive smart cities.

    The Smart City Mission (SCM), launched in 2014, is the new urban regime that is currently guiding urban policy and practice in India. The Mission that charts out new path of area based development for cities of India through green field, redevelopment or retrofitting solutions calls for each city to prepare specific Smart City Plans (SCPs) based on its particular context. The pan city solutions address basic service provision (solid waste management, sanitation, water supply), traffic and transport management, safety among other things through rapid and efficient use of Information Technology (IT). Once approved from the Centre, such SCPs acquire funding from the central Government in New Delhi to implement their desired strategies for urban development.

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    2018
    AG: Estonia and Georgia: Leaders in e-governance transformation share their expertise with the Caribbean

    When it comes to the Caribbean’s vision for 21st Century Government, Estonia is an excellent example of the possibilities for transforming governments and countries.

    With a population of 1.3 million, Estonia is ranked among the world’s top leaders in the development of e-government having 99% of its public services available online 24/7.

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    2018
    Indian Government introduces Virtual ID to enhance data privacy in the use of national biometric ID

    This step has been taken in response to heightened privacy and security concerns over the use of the ID for KYC/ authentication for accessing services from a wide range of public/ private entities.

    The Indian Government has announced significant changes to the way the national ID, Aadhaar, is currently being used for authentication. Instead of providing the actual ID number, citizens will be able to use a revocable Virtual ID and the agencies are required to make the necessary changes in their systems by June 1, 2018.

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    2018
    Cyber Security In Pakistan: Myth Or Reality – OpEd

    Over the last few decades, the exceptional innovation and use of the cyber space has taken place, giving rise to a inter-connected world and brought people together from all spheres of life on one platform.

    The majority of modern nations have ridden themselves of manual systems of infrastructure vital to their national economy and shifted to enhance their systems to digitization. But this huge development and progress has a cost to pay. The nature of digital systems are vulnerable to cyber-attacks by malevolent groups, or individuals, with enhanced and serious repercussions for nations of all over the world.

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    2018
    IN: 25 GPs in State to get internet through satellite

    The Telecom Commission of India will provide internet facility in as many as 25 far-flung gram panchayats in the State through satellite connectivity under the Bharat Net Phase II programme.

    The commission has taken this decision following a survey. Places where optical fibre cable (OFC) can’t be laid, satellite connectivity is the only option for providing internet facility to those areas, said an official.

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    IN: New Tamil Nadu e-governance policy aims to offer all services online by 2023

    By 2023, all Tamil Nadu government services will be accessible online from anywhere or nearby common service delivery outlets, mobile platforms and handheld devices thus enabling the citizen to avail of all government services easily.

    By 2023, all Tamil Nadu government services will be accessible online from anywhere or nearby common service delivery outlets, mobile platforms and handheld devices thus enabling the citizen to avail of all government services easily. Tamil Nadu, which has released its e-Governance Policy 2017 recently, intends to promote a paperless office. To increase the efficiency of office work, an e-Office Application will be implemented in all government offices throughout the state. Steps will be taken to ensure that government files/documents /records are made available in a digitised form and are easily accessible to those authorised for access. In order to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement, all government departments will be encouraged to use the government eMarketPlace (GeM) website, says the policy.

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    2018
    EE: What should be the state’s role in a digital future?

    stonia should be creating technologies that support community and the global community needs governments who understand the moral consequences of the impact of technologies on peoples’ lives, Kadi Maria Vooglaid, a PhD candidate in public administration, writes.

    In September 2017, something of a minor catastrophe started to unfold in Estonia. The cornerstone of the country’s international reputation as the pioneer of electronic government – the digital identification system – was discovered to exhibit security risks, provoking PR panic in the central government as well as prompting a domestic political (and technological) crisis just in time for local elections. Suddenly, the whole future of the proud Estonian practice of e-voting was brought into question.

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    PH: Quezon City to host Smart Sustainable Cities Summit

    Quezon City is set to host the Smart Sustainable Cities Summit scheduled 17-19 October 2018.

    Mayor Herbert Bautista said, Quezon City was chosen to host the annual executive meeting for being an active member of the World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization, an international organization of cities and local governments that pursues sustainable urban development based on e-Government and ICT.

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    2018
    IN: Rajasthan to digitise all historical records; 10k pages a day

    With an aim to protect old and fragile documents, the Rajasthan government is digitising 10,000 pages daily to preserve administrative and historical records of Rajputana's princely states.

    The move will further boost the state government's effort to use technology to improve the lives of people. These initiatives include a dedicated startup policy and various e-governance measures.

    The online records will help research scholars, administrative departments of state government, judiciary and general public.

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    2018
    IN: Karnataka: Bengaluru: Soon, you can save vehicle documents in Digilocker

    You can soon show a digital version of your driving licence, vehicle registration and Pollution Under Control certificate when stopped by traffic police officials. The Transport Department is preparing to issue a notification allowing the use of the ‘Digilocker’, a Union government initiative to provide an online space for document storage.

    Currently, users can sign up for a Digilocker account and get certified copies of their documents stored in the locker. In most cases, the documents will be sent to the locker directly by the issuer. In other cases, the user can upload and e-sign documents like marksheets or driving licences. However, due to lack of awareness about the facility, not many police officials accept digitally stored licenses as valid documents.

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    2018
    NG: ‘Why PPP initiative is difficult to achieve in ICT sector’

    The potential for Public Private Partnership (PPP) in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is enormous. However, there are some challenges that are peculiar to the sector that need to be addressed if PPP will deliver the expected benefits.

    The Federal Ministry of Communications (FMoC), which highlighted these challenges in a document on how it plans to fund some of its projects, especially as itemised in the ICT Roadmap 2017 to 2020, listed some of these challenges.

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    2018
    PK: Govt to implement Right to Information law in Azad Jammu and Kashmir

    Secretary Midhat announces Journalism, Mass Communication Department in any AJK university

    The Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) government has announced that the Right to Information law would also be implemented in the state as it has been enforced in other provinces of Pakistan.

    Talking to journalists here, AJK Information and Tourism Secretary Midhat Shahzad said that she believes in access to information to promote the healthy journalism in the society and make all departments accountable.

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    2018
    US: Broadband as essential infrastructure

    According to a recent Brookings Institute Metro Policy Paper, in less than two decades broadband access has become one of the foundations of the American economy, joining clean water, waste management and energy as essential infrastructure.

    In California, the General Planning process provides guidance on how communities should plan for and implement essential infrastructure. The Governor's Office of Planning and Research published General Planning Guidance, August 2017, outlining critical planning elements for land use, housing, circulation, and conservation, with recommended elements for safety, air quality, and environmental justice.

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    AG: Prime Minister Mitchell endorses 21st Century Government

    Prime Minister Dr. The Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell will deliver the feature address at the 21st Century Government Summit on 16th January 2018 at the St. James Club, Antigua and Barbuda.

    This Summit, organised by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD) is the first activity of a programme for transforming the Caribbean public service, called 21st Century Government. Such governments will be characterised by citizen-centric, seamless, open, interactive and efficient processes and will make effective use of information and communication technologies to deliver services to its citizens, internal and external clients.

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    2018
    US: Smart Procurement for Smart Cities

    Building out digital infrastructure raises a host of complex questions, from avoiding obsolescence to sorting through funding options.

    City officials face difficult challenges as they begin to weave a digital fabric through their streets and buildings. Not only do they need to confront questions of what pieces of infrastructure belong to that fabric -- whether street lights, broadband kiosks, parking meters or other fixtures -- but they must also consider compounding complexities such as the role of the private sector, liability issues and equity for underserved communities.

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    2018
    IN: Kerala: State governments hire laid-off IT talent to head projects

    "I worked in IT for almost 15 years but opportunities were coming to a close and there was no growth for me anymore. That same time, the ministry of electronics and information technology approached me to head tourism in Kerala and it was my chance to give back to the society," said Muralidharan, who earlier worked with TCS at various locations.

    Muralidharan is not alone. Almost thousands have been hired by various state governments to head projects, including Kerala, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. These governments have been looking to hire the right IT talent through different channels on a contractual basis.

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    2018
    BH: CSB launches updated smartphone apps

    The Civil Service Bureau(CSB) said it has launched a new update for its smartphones application "Government Employee" which provides more electronic services to employees of government entities as well as those interested in following up developments of civil service law and regulations.

    The application was launched in cooperation with the Information and Informatics and eGovernment Authority and includes a new package of services required by the employee in the Governmnt sector.

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    2018
    Azerbaijani domain zone grows by 18 percent

    Internet technologies are developing with great speed in the world and this is also observed in today’s Azerbaijan. The number of websites, both of business and non-profit purposes, is increasing in the country.

    As many as 28,986 Internet resources are registered in the national domain zone “.az”, the WHOIS resource informs. By the end of 2017, the growth in the number of registered Internet resources in the “.az” domain zone amounted to 18 percent.

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    2018
    Saudi CITC tells operators to ensure provision of roaming services and network access in remote areas

    Saudi Arabia ICT Minister Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha has directed all mobile service providers to ensure the availability of local roaming services and network sharing in remote areas, Arab News reported. Al-Sawaha issued the directive based on public feedback after his inspection visit to communities in the Hejer region and various governorates in the country.

    The minister is also the chairman of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), which said that mobile service providers in remote areas must provide local roaming service within a maximum period of 60 days, to enable users to get reception in villages, irrespective of the service provider. They are also required to provide quality service to these areas, in addition to continuity of service and easy access to all basic telecommunications and Internet services.

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    2018
    Vietnam’s administrative reform achievements in 2017

    Vietnam’s determination to build an enabling and action-oriented government to serve people and enterprises was reflected in its 2017 administrative reforms.

    This has helped the government earn the trust of its people, businesses, and investors.

    Vietnam recorded many encouraging results in administrative reform this year, with thousands of procedures eliminated or simplified to accord with international regulations.

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    2018
    Telemedicine and M-Health Convergence: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013 to 2019

    Clinical telemedicine services converge with m-health systems of engagement to lower cost of care and improve quality of care. Tele-medicine and M-Health Market Convergence driving forces relate to an overall trend toward ordinary people taking more responsibility for their own health. This trend has been more prevalent for women in the past 100 years than for men because women used to die very young and they had to learn how to keep themselves healthy. Women have been able to reverse this trend of dying young and to live longer than men in the past 40 years, illustrating that paying attention to health is important.

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    IN: IL&FS provides world class IT solutions for efficient citizen service delivery: CEO Durga Prasad

    IL&FS Technologies Limited (ITL) has been a global technology leader with more than a decade of experience in providing world class IT solutions for efficient citizen service delivery and smart governance. Part of India’s largest conglomerates and among the most diversified groups; ITL is touching lives of millions of families in India and abroad, says Durga Prasad, Chief Executive Officer, IL&FS Technologies Pvt Ltd.

    Headquartered in Gurgaon, ITL has delivered successful IT solutions in India, South East Asia and SAARC nations. The organization has a distinct position in the industry as it delivers global solutions with a local flavour through flexible business models such as PPP, BOOT, BOO etc. The company has gained leadership position in E-Governance, Land Governance, and ERP before venturing into newer avenues namely – Analytics, Data Sciences and Smart Infrastructure.

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    2018
    ZM: UTH medical records earmarked to enter digital era

    The newly introduced patients’ electronic health record system at Zambia’s highest medical facility, the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has come as a great relief to both patients and medical staff.

    For Charity Chileya, a resident of Lusaka’s Kamwala township accessing medical care from the facility was a nightmare.

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    Indian Railways to equip all 8,500 stations with Wi-Fi

    New Delhi: All railway stations, nearly 8,500 across the country, including those in rural and remote areas, will be equipped with Wi-Fi facilities at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore.

    As part of the government's ambitious Digital India initiative, the national transporter has currently commissioned Wi-Fi services at 216 major stations enabling about seven million rail passengers to log on to the free Internet facility.

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    2018
    IN: Telangana govt to issue Aadhaar at birth

    GHMC proposed the project where Aadhaar numbers will be issued to newborn babies along with birth certificates.

    Telangana stands tall among all States after Aadhaar enrollment of its population of about 3.82 crore and secured a place among the top three States. To ensure that people need not visit Aadhaar enrollment centres for new Aadhaar numbers, the Telangana government is now toying with the idea of issuing Aadhaar numbers to newborns at hospitals itself along with birth certificate.

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    IE: Fingal: Digital library service receive top-level praise

    Digital library services operating across branches in Fingal have come in for praise from the highest level.

    Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, Patrick O'Donovan, TD, visited Fingal County Council's Blanchardstown Library to witness the progress being made.

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    2018
    SA: Saudi Telecom and IT minister directs mobile service providers to ensure roaming services, network in remote areas

    Minister of Telecommunications and IT Abdullah bin Amer Al-Sawaha has directed all mobile service providers to ensure the availability of local roaming services and network sharing in remote areas.

    Al-Sawaha issued the directive based on citizens’ requests after his inspection visit to communities in the Hejer region and various governorates across the Kingdom.

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    IN: Maharashtra: Pune: Pimpri Chinchwad: Smart City plan implementation to take off soon

    The Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City Limited (PCSCL) board of directors has asked to streamline development works in the city.

    These include Wi-Fi, improvement of public transport, streetscape design, urban design, landscape design, environmental services, solid waste management, e-governance, security and surveillance.

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    IN: E-tendering lands first prize for West Bengal, Mamata lauds Finance, IT depts

    Bengal government has bagged the first prize from the Centre for implementing the e-tendering process.

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made the announcement on Friday. She said: "Yesterday the Bengal government was awarded with the first prize for ensuring e-tendering. The state government has become the best in the country by ensuring e-tendering of 53,000 projects worth Rs 36,000 crore and the Ministry of Finance has given the award."

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    2018
    KZ: Uzbekistan to apply Kazakh public service development experience

    Uzbekistan intends to adopt Kazakhstan’s experience in developing public services, Kazakhstan’s Agency for Civil Service Affairs and Anti-Corruption reported Dec. 22.

    State Services Department Director Adilbek Mukashev met with representatives of Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Justice, and presented one-stop-shop centres and the e-government system, where the Kazakh side presented its experience in assessing, controlling and publicly monitoring the quality of public services.

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    2018
    How well are governments preparing for the AI revolution?

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is moving us forward in ways not yet even imagined, but some simple truths seem to be coming to light. First, AI is here to stay. Second, it will replace humans in some jobs and will likely impact the management of our facilities. Third, efforts for its development continue despite warnings that it could create a machine uprising.

    And finally, when it comes to regulating this emerging technology, the Oxford Insights' Government AI Readiness Index shows that the United Kingdom ranks first globally, thanks to its "world-leading centers for AI research and strong technology industry."

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    E-government promotes empowerment and inclusion in society

    Electronic government (or e-government) is the application of information and communication technology (ICT) to government functions and procedures with the purpose of increasing efficiency, transparency and citizen participation.

    Basically, implementation of e-government would save money and time. Most significantly it could empower governments as well as citizens by increased inclusion and also participation as they can benefit from better access to information and services, and open up more opportunities for their voices to be heard by decision makers.

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