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

Process Management
Im Rahmen unseres Prozessmanagements identifizieren, modellieren, dokumentatieren, prüfen, optimieren und implementieren wir eGovernment-Geschäftsprozesse mit dem Ziel, die Arbeitsabläufe hinsichtlich Produktivität, Kundenzufriedenheit, Produkt- und Service-Qualität, Zeitbedarf und Kosten zu verbessern. Weiterlesen ...
Die Hands-on-Bildkartennotation "Government Process Management Notation (GPMN)" ist eine von uns entwickelte fachspezifische Variante von BPMN zur Modellierung von Geschäftsprozessen in der öffentlichen Verwaltung. Weiterlesen ... Unser "Standard Prozesskatalog" enthält mehr als 400 mit GPMN und BPMN modellierte und dokumentierte Muster- und Benchmarking-Prozesse aus allen Verwaltungsebenen (Bund, Länder und Kommunen). Weiterlesen ...
  • Fr
    Apr
    10
    2020
    GB: City of London smart city initiative

    The energy business consists of several multi-trillion dollar ecosystems that, depending on where you look or you ask, are slowly evolving, being disrupted, or somewhere in between.

    The City of London Corporation’s next step into Smart City IoT, a 12,000-unit smart street lighting deployment, was launched to the media in November 2019 at the Corporation’s head offices at the Guildhall.

  • Fr
    Apr
    10
    2020
    They will come from the East – the rise of smart cities in the new decade

    Each decade gives rise to new promise of an evolution – in lifestyle, convenience, security, societal cohesion, entertainment, transportation, even language – all led by technology.

    Yet, these optimistic promises of a better future fall into vague memory so easily as society gets on with what needs getting on with, until those technologies mature and the antithesis of disruption – cohesion – is realised bringing together viable and practical technologies and then making them available at palatable price points.

  • Fr
    Apr
    10
    2020
    Smart Cities Paving the Way to a Smart Future

    The “smart” movement has gained traction and generated buzz over the last decade, but despite all of the hype, what even is a smart city? The dogma behind its loose definition and goals has been rather elusive, and while some claim that it relies on digitization of all urban aspects, others argue an increase in personal data collection is the sole method for improving urban lifestyles. One person’s digital paradise is perhaps another person’s technophobic doomsday. Extending beyond the mere definition of these cities, what role do designers and researchers play in creating this loosely identified futuristic landscape? As Corbusier once defined a home as a machine for living, it’s time to redefine how our buildings shed their passive exteriors and become the true machines for working that they were always meant to be.

  • Fr
    Apr
    10
    2020
    IN: 45 smart cities’ ICCCs turned into COVID-19 War Rooms

    Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCC) of as many as 45 cities have been transformed into control rooms to monitor the viral pandemic and collect relevant data accordingly.

    Prior to the pandemic, the ICCCs built under the Smart Cities Mission have been used for multiple municipal functions like effective management of 24-hour water supply projects, property tax collection, traffic management systems, smart street lighting, monitoring bus movement, monitoring CCTVs for security and more. After the onset of COVID-19, the ICCCs are now helping cities to track the spread of infection, collect data regarding the virus, monitor movement of people quarantined, monitor violation of lockdowns implemented due to the viral outbreak, and so on. The decision to use ICCCs has proven to be an effective surveillance measure. Also, as the ICCCs have been developed as hi-tech control rooms, hence, they serve the purpose aptly.

  • Do
    Apr
    09
    2020
    IN: Punjab: Ludhiana: MLAs, MPs draw residents’ ire for ignoring health services in city

    Though tall claims are being made to make Ludhiana a smart city, the health services in state’s industrial hub have always been ignored by most elected representatives.

    As the World Health Organisation has declared Covid-19 a pandemic, majority of private hospitals in the city are not coming forward to provide treatment to patients while there are no proper arrangements at the Ludhiana Civil Hospital. There were some ventilators available at the Civil Hospital, but the Health Department failed to make these functional.

  • Do
    Apr
    09
    2020
    APAC: IoT developers to focus more on smart healthcare post-COVID-19

    Healthcare technologies will be a greater priority among IoT service providers once the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 die down, according to Forrester Research. Based on its latest figures, only 7% of the work that major IoT service providers deliver in APAC is on Smart Healthcare.

    “The crisis has triggered a lot of ideas and solutions, however there was simply no time to look at a more strategic approach for both the technologies and the processes. This will be the focus of governments, health care providers, and others, once the acute crisis is behind us,” said Achim Granzen, principal analyst at Forrester, told FutureIoT.

  • Do
    Apr
    09
    2020
    IN: How NIC is creating better experiences for citizens via AI

    National Informatics Centre (NIC) is betting big on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for smooth implementation of several e-governance projects of the Centre and thorough transparency in execution of welfare schemes.

    AI is one of the emerging technologies which is benefitting not only the government agencies but also the citizens. AI is helping in re-imagining the way various services such as financial services fraud detection, online customer support interactions and retail purchase predictions, etc., are being carried out.

  • Do
    Apr
    09
    2020
    US: Google “Sidewalk Labs” and see Alphabet’s plans for smart cities

    Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs is meeting with numerous greatest executives to speak about plans for a rejuvenation endeavor in an current city. The plan involves billions of greenbacks in funding to make city high-tech, computerized, and vibrant.

    While details are scarce on this day and age, The Information opinions that Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff will meet with Alphabet CEO Larry Net web page to acquire a inexperienced delicate on the “Sidewalk Problem.”

  • Do
    Apr
    09
    2020
    IN: Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal Smart City Corporation comes up with telemedicine treatment of coronavirus amid lockdown

    The patients will receive medical treatment of Covid-19 through telemedicine.

    The Bhopal Smart City will now provide telephonic medical advice to the residents to reduce public movement amid lockdown.

    The patients will receive medical treatment of Covid-19 through telemedicine. If detected with symptoms, the team will prescribe physical examination to the patient.

  • Mi
    Apr
    08
    2020
    IN: Maharashtra Govt Introduces 'MahaKavach' App to Track Suspected COVID-19 Cases

    The state government of Maharashtra has announced the launch of MahaKavach, a smartphone app that will help government officials to track suspected COVID-19 cases in the state. The app is not being openly listed on Android or iOS app stores, and according to internal sources, will only be used by the government to track specific, suspected COVID-19 cases, or those who have already been put in quarantine by health officials in the state. The app will use smartphone-based location services, and will be used to geo-fence the individuals as India fights to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from reaching a community transmission stage.

  • Mi
    Apr
    08
    2020
    Top ‘avenues’ for developers in smart cities

    Perhaps no more than a decade ago, the notion of ‘smart cities’ probably implied thoughts of which metropolitan areas could be said to have the greatest density of schools, colleges and universities.

    You want a smart city? Okay, how about Oxford, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Washington DC, Paris and so on.

    But that’s (obviously) not what we mean by smart cities today.

  • Di
    Apr
    07
    2020
    IN: 45 smart city command and control centres turn into Covid-19 war rooms

    Within a few days, cities switched the functions to monitor quarantine facilities, provide free WiFi facilities to quarantined people and give them support, track health of suspected patients and their contacts under home quarantine, monitoring the roads and traffic through drones and pushing awareness messages through the helplines.

    The hi-tech command and control centres across 45 smart cities have transformed overnight into the nerve centre for operations to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Di
    Apr
    07
    2020
    CN: Gansu Province: All Our Cities Have Blockchain Platform Coverage

    The Northwestern Chinese province of Gansu states that all of its cities are now covered by its Blockchain Service Network (BSN) service platform.

    Per a report from the Chinese Communist Party’s official paper the People’s Daily, Gansu first revealed the BSN in May2019 The provincial federal government at first established 18 nodes within the brand-new stat advancement district in Lanzhou, Gansu’s capital and biggest city. All 13 of the province’s other significant cities have considering that done the same.

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    Apr
    07
    2020
    KH: E-learning highlights educational inequality

    On March 16, Cambodia published a directive for the closure of all academic institutes across the Kingdom in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus. However, as the number of infected patients continue to soar by the day, reopening of the schools remains uncertain. Caught in a limbo are students and teachers who struggle to adjust with the limited alternatives presented before them.

    In an effort to keep students on track with the academic curriculum, the educational sector has brought in reforms to digitalise traditional pedagogy. While the public has seen the government’s initiative to launch e-learning materials for Mathematics, History, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Khmer literature, teachers and students alike admit navigation of the new system has been challenging.

  • Di
    Apr
    07
    2020
    NG: Broadband: FG to begin states’ digital ranking

    The Federal Government is set to begin ranking of individual states of the federation according to their level of development digitally.

    The move, which is part of the recommendations of the National Broadband Plan Committee set up by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, is aimed at encouraging each state government to show more commitment to broadband penetration in their respective states.

  • Mo
    Apr
    06
    2020
    Government of India’s Corona Kavach COVID-19 tracking app explained in 10 simple points

    It’s still early days for Corona Kavach but the way the whole thing has been designed means it could be a hard sell in India.

    The government of India has taken a number of steps, including some very bold ones like putting the whole country under a ‘complete’ 21-day lockdown, to fight novel coronavirus. Even as doctors and scientists around the world burn the midnight oil to devise a potential cure, chalking out an effective and efficient strategy to keep people from being exposed to COVID-19 is the need of the hour. While it is advised to stay in at all times, until the worst is behind us, being aware of your surroundings and knowing if you’re in the ‘impact’ zone is crucial – in case you have to step out. That’s where novel coronavirus tracking apps and websites come into the picture.

  • Mo
    Apr
    06
    2020
    IN: Haryana: Online Education A Great Saviour For Higher Education During Pendomic COVID-19

    The nationwide lockdown due to Pendomic Covid-19 has initially thrown higher education in deep crisis but the universities and very many colleges in India have been able to adopt Online teaching from home.

    It is all the more gratifying that the young students have found Online Classes both interesting and greatly satisfying, says eminent Academician Prof PB Sharma, Vice-Chancellor of Amity University Gurugram.

  • Mo
    Apr
    06
    2020
    PK: Better Systems for Better Services

    With a burgeoning population, Pakistan needs massive public sector reforms to manage its planning, governance, public financing systems and the effectiveness of the ways it collects its revenue. A reform agenda championed from the top leadership makes the reform not just impactful but also useful for enhancing service delivery to the citizens. In Punjab, with more than 24 percent of the population living below the poverty line, an approximate 28 million people, public financial management systems must be efficient enough to ensure that public service delivery reaches those for whom it matters the most.

  • Mo
    Apr
    06
    2020
    VN: Can Tho to become first smart city in Mekong Delta by 2025

    Can Tho, the most populated city in the Mekong Delta region, has achieved outstanding results in developing a project to build a smart city after nearly two years of implementation.

    Vo Thi Hong Anh, vice chairwoman of Can Tho City People’s Committee, said the project aims to make the city to become the first smart city in the southwestern region by 2025. A smart city enhances civic engagement in urban management, with the aim of improving competitiveness and socio-economic development, she said.

  • Mo
    Apr
    06
    2020
    US: Massachusetts: Boston launches Covid-19 data dashboards for residents

    The dashboards, developed by the city’s analytics specialists, provide up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States as a whole.

    The Boston Department of Innovation and Technology’s Citywide Analytics Team has launched two dashboards that allow Boston residents to track the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the city and throughout Massachusetts.

  • So
    Apr
    05
    2020
    China is Using AI-Powered Smart Glasses to Detect Hundred Citizens with Fever at Once

    When you come across a fresh idea, the first thing that comes to your mind is “Eh, this is too good to be true!” and then boom! Its executed perfectly. One such example, is the AI-powered glasses which detect people with fever, one of the primary symptoms of the deadly COVID-19.

    AI has proven to be beneficial in the past in quite a lot of sectors spanning from surveillance to aiding the military in the battlefield. This time around AI is contributing to the field of epidemiology.

  • So
    Apr
    05
    2020
    IN: Madhya Pradesh: Indore: Corona: City bus office becomes control room for helping citizens within time

    In the event of curfew following the outbreak of Corona infection in the city, the administrative staff are operating from the Integrated Control and Command Center located in the city bus office. The 80 operators sitting here are working 24 hours to handle three types of helplines. Here, the facility of taking telephonic medicine and video conferencing with a doctor with emergency callers has also started. People can get medical advice from sitting at home and take video calls if their health worsens. They are also able to call and get medicines sitting at home.

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    Apr
    05
    2020
    AE: Dubai Chamber launches electronic attestation service

    As part of commitment to the vision of Smart Dubai, and to facilitate business operations for customers through smart transformation, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced the launch of the electronic attestation service and the authentication of signatures on documents, which raises the percentage of smart transformation of core services to 98 per cent.

    The Chamber drew attention to the activation of this smart service from March 19, 2020, whereby members of the Chamber can submit all transactions requiring authentication electronically through the Dubai Chamber website. The completion of the online attestation process from submission to approval does not exceed four hours.

  • So
    Apr
    05
    2020
    Smart City: This AI Traffic System Can Monitor Roads and Spot Incidents Autonomously

    As the dream of a smart city is slowly progressing, many companies are developing new tech to reduce human efforts. And at the core of these technologies lies Artificial Intelligence (AI). Similarly, two tech companies collaborated with each other to create an AI-based automated traffic system. This can spot any inappropriate incident on the roads and alert the emergency services automatically.

    The Currux Vision Smart City AI solution is a system that uses surveillance cameras to monitor a specific part of a road and report any incident that occurs on the roads. The system works by using artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse the roads and spot any inapt incident such as hit-and-run or an accident.

  • So
    Apr
    05
    2020
    Will China launch Blockchain Service Network?

    Numerous cryptocurrency media outlets have published recent reports asserting that China's Blockchain Service Network will launch in April 2020, Cointelegraph reported .

    However, these predictions appear to be based on local reports published prior to China's first official fatality resulting from Covid-19.

  • So
    Apr
    05
    2020
    IN: Covid19 Impact In Odisha: Bhubaneswar: Pvt Schools Deliver Online Edu, Situation Grim In Govt Schools

    Every cloud of worry has a silver lining of hope. However, with educational institutions likely to remain shut for a prolonged period due to outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, the future of lakhs of students seems to be at stake now.

    Amid the lockdown, school management, teachers and students look worried about scheduled course completion, upcoming academic session and the exams. If the lockdown or the virus scare continue for a longer period, the burden on students as well as the teachers is very likely to double.

  • Sa
    Apr
    04
    2020
    AE: Special report: Creating “human” smart cities

    UAE entities are proving that a smart city goes beyond being merely smart

    Smart cities are — almost by default — associated with the 'smart' adoption and use of latest technology concepts. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, several entities across the world have announced remote working plans, made possible by online tools.

    With much talk about advanced solutions such as meetings via holograms potentially replacing video conferencing, technology and innovation are probably of lesser concern, and not only in the corporate sector. That is why — when we speak of smart cities — it is crucial to consider sustainability, cost-effectiveness, liveability, mobility, security and safety, and human centricity, in tandem with technology.

  • Sa
    Apr
    04
    2020
    BH: Nothing personal, only online

    The general public here are advised to complete their transactions related to ID cards through National Portal ‘Bahrain.bh’ to help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    In a statement, the Information & eGovernment Authority said the new decision is applicable to all services that do not require attendance in-person. Those services that require personal attendance can be carried out at Isa Town ID card centre branch and the Mina Salman branch.

  • Sa
    Apr
    04
    2020
    IN: Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal: Control room to meet basic needs of people

    The State Government has decided to start a State-level control room to address quickly the basic needs and problems of the common man during the efforts being made to prevent infection of the coronavirus pandemic. This control room will operate in the Integrated Command and Control Centre of Smart City Office Bhopal and will work 24x7.

    According to the order issued by the Home Department, officers of the 5 major departments will be present in the state-level control room to redress the grievances related to basic problems and needs of the general public from the divisions and districts. These departments are Commercial Taxes, Food and Civil Supplies, Transport, Home (Police) and Urban Development and Housing. If necessary, officers of other departments will also be included in the control room. All these departments will immediately deploy duty of three departmental officers in the control room in three shifts and keep one officer as reserve. The complete information including the mobile number of the nominated officers will be given by the concerned department to the nodal officer of the Home Department.

  • Fr
    Apr
    03
    2020
    iGA urges Public to Complete Transactions via Bahrain.bh

    With the current situation at hand & in line with its commitment to protect its employees and the public, the Information eGovernment Authority (iGA) urges the public to complete their ID Card transactions through the National Portal, bahrain.bh.

    The National Portal offers more than 10 Identity card services in both English and Arabic, including ID renewals issuance of replacement cards; issuance of cards for domestic workers, children under 4 years old and others under applicants’ custodies; enquiries about application statuses; and a range of other services that spare users from physically visiting the ID Card Centers.

  • Fr
    Apr
    03
    2020
    US: Texas: Houston: All Metro buses and trains to have Wi-Fi by mid-2021, agency says

    Riders hopping aboard Houston area buses and trains will be able to surf the web by mid-2021 as they travel the entire region.

    Building on a pilot project offering internet access on board two routes and the Green and Purple train lines, Metropolitan Transit Authority officials will outfit 1,736 vehicles over the next 15 months with new routers. Once all the buses, trains and paratransit vehicles are connected, riders will be able to use Wi-Fi on smartphones, tablets and computers across the entire transit system.

  • Fr
    Apr
    03
    2020
    US: Data privacy key to winning smart city citizens’ hearts and minds

    “Smart cities are a new mega-trend that enables the digitization of infrastructure, with new services and solutions elevating their quality and customer experiences while reducing overall costs and times to market,” Andres Carvallo, Co-Director at CIEDAR — a smart city research study arm at Texas State University– informed TechHQ

    While very early adopters of the fad, such as Barcelona, have actually released IoT (Internet of Things) around the city to improve civil services such as transportation and boost the way of living of its people, we are still at the incipient phase in the growth of tomorrow’s smart cities.

  • Fr
    Apr
    03
    2020
    IN: Coronavirus: Govt Launches Covid-19 Tracker App to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

    The Government of India has come up with cutting-edge technology to save people from this medical pandemic. The National e-Governance Division of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has developed a location-based COVID-19-tracking app.

    Called Corona Kavach, the app has been designed to track not only COVID-19 patients, but everybody who might have come in contact with them and others who tested positive for the virus.

  • Fr
    Apr
    03
    2020
    CH: E-governance for building permits

    Introduction

    In 2019 nearly 50,000 construction projects for buildings were planned in Switzerland with corresponding investments of over Sfr46 billion. Before construction work can begin for any of these projects, a building permit procedure must be completed. In the canton of Bern alone, approximately 20,000 building permit requests are submitted annually. This involves about 350,000 postal deliveries and approximately 28 million pieces of paper.

    In a standard building permit procedure, numerous forms must be completed for the submission of a building permit request. In practice, forms are often missing or completed incorrectly.

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    Apr
    02
    2020
    America’s Love Affair with Paperless Voting Is Over. Here’s Why

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    31
    2020
    Smart cities in an advanced material world

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

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

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

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

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

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    31
    2020
    ZA: Journey to a digital future

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

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

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    2020
    US: Why Cities Should Apply Data Analysis to Transportation Systems

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    30
    2020
    BH: Development of education portal eduNET discussed

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

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

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    30
    2020
    Singapore opens up 3D data to foster innovation

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

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

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

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

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

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    Digital Transformation: A Growing Landscape In Pakistan

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

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

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

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

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

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    28
    2020
    We need to build data capability in South Africa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I laughed.

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

    Good luck with that.

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    27
    2020
    KR: Seoul: A city based on data

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

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

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

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

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

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    27
    2020
    President of Turkmenistan instructs to accelerate digitalization process

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    25
    2020
    KY: Government encourages use of online services

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

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

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

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

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

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    24
    2020
    11 of the Most Innovative Cities in the World

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

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    23
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    The Role Of End Users In Smart City Innovation

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

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

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

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

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

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    22
    2020
    IN: Punjab: Ludhiana: City 48 in Smart City rankings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    21
    2020
    IN: Himachal Pradesh: A feat of digital transformation

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

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    21
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    VN: An effective government is a streamlined one

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

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

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    21
    2020
    IN: Odisha: Bhubaneswar: A must for reviving cities

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

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

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

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

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

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    21
    2020
    IN: Smart city is formed with Smart Citizens

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

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

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

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

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

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    20
    2020
    GB: Building smarter cities

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

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

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

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    19
    2020
    Digital transformation of European Cities

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

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

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

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    19
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    IN: Telangana: Govt readies Warangal master plan

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

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

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    19
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    IN: Andhra Pradesh: 25 smart city projects for Vizag completed, says Minister

    Their total value is ₹342 crore

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

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

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    19
    2020
    Towards a Digitized Citizen-oriented Armenian Cadastre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    18
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    MY: Mobility as a Service — the future of automobiles

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

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

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

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    18
    2020
    5G pilots in Vietnam; 5G demo in Sri Lanka

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

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

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    17
    2020
    Exciting competition for digital content, services in Vietnam

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

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

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    17
    2020
    ES: Murcia borrows smart city ideas from Santander

    Ultimately, the successful model could be implemented in Murcia municipality

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

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

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

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

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    BH: Muharraq ID Centre hailed for providing best services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    15
    2020
    Providing the keys to the smart city

    Smart cities seem inevitable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    13
    2020
    Slovenia on the path towards digitalisation

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

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

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

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

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

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    12
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    MY: Tech sector recovery anticipated in the 2H20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    12
    2020
    IN: Nagaland tops e-governance service list

    Assam came second with 0.28 while Manipur stood third

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

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

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

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

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

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    11
    2020
    Digitalization in Turkmenistan fosters transition to fourth industrial revolution

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    09
    2020
    BH: BD56m e-Payment success

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Initiative facilitates procedures for industrial investors in Abu Dhabi

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

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

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

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

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

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    07
    2020
    NITDA Unfolds Nigeria Digital Transformation Plan

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

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

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    07
    2020
    AE: TRA launches podcast on its website

    In conjunction with the Innovation Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    05
    2020
    NG: Nwosu: Digitalisation Will Enhance Transformation

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

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

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    05
    2020
    Vietnam-Japan workshop on building e-Government

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    04
    2020
    GB: Smart cities: Overpromised and underdelivered

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

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

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

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

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

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    04
    2020
    NG: NITDA Mulls Review Of Digital Transformation Plan

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

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

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    04
    2020
    KE: Bill Seeks to Digitise Lands Services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    03
    2020
    Indonesia’s vision for digital government in 2025

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    01
    2020
    First 5G network in Oman witnesses high turnout

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

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

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

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    01
    2020
    PH: Politics and building smart cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    27
    2020
    Blockchain Adoption by Government to Surge

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What is AI4Cities?

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

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    25
    2020
    Are smart cities a dumb idea?

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

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

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