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Australia redefines digital and open data road-map

A customer-first strategy drives the business of government in the state of New South Wales. Insights were shared at last week’s 3rd Annual FutureGov Forum New South Wales in Sydney.

New Zealand Government to modernise unified portal with faster online access and responsive design

New Zealand reinforces reputation for clean and open government through ...

Australia government urges digital-by-default, cloud-first & Big Data strategies

Australian Government’s new “Report of the National Commission of ...

19 July 2013 | News

Free Wi-fi to be extended in South Korea

The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning in South Korea announced that it plans to provide more wireless internet hotspots across the country.

19 July 2013 | News

Thailand launches ASEAN Community e-Classroom

The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology launched the pilot trial of its ASEAN Community e-Classroom project, an initiative under the ASEAN ICT Master plan 2015, which aims harness the ICT skills of people with disabilities.

16 July 2013 | News

Singapore libraries expand e-reader lending scheme

The National Library Board of Singapore is expanding its e-reader lending programme with the addition of 400 e-readers donated by the Embassy of the United States, Singapore.

15 July 2013 | News

Modern communication eliminates telegram in India

India shut down its 163-year-old telegram service yesterday, bringing an end to the world’s last major commercial telegram operation.

12 July 2013 | News

Strategy to enhance digital engagement unveiled in Ireland

The Government of Ireland launched its National Digital Strategy, named ‘Doing More with Digital’, today.

26 June 2013 | News

BETTER THAN CASH

Governments are one of the largest users of payment systems – collecting funds from citizens and businesses through tax, fines and duties, and paying funds for purchases, salaries, welfare, and grants. Total payments by government worldwide exceeded US$40 trillion in 2009. Governments should be centres of excellence for payments, taking advantage of technology to achieve low cost, rapid, standardised transfer of funds.

21 June 2013 | News

MASSACHUSETTS SHOWCASES DIGITAL PROJECT AT FUTUREGOV FORUM VICTORIA

Mr John Letchford, Chief Information Officer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is showcasing an award-winning digital government project at the flagship FutureGov Forum Victoria being held Tuesday 30th July in Melbourne.

18 June 2013 | News

SINGAPORE TO LAUNCH NEW TV WHITE SPACES PILOT PROJECTS

The Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group (SWSPG) announced its next wave of TV White Spaces (TVWS) commercial pilot deployments in Singapore with Gardens by the Bay, Sentosa Development Corporation, the Housing Development Board (HDB) and the Eurokars Group.

11 June 2013 | News

ASEAN COUNTRIES TO ADOPT COMMON SMART VISA SCHEME

Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Philippines joined forces to initiate a common smart visa system, in an effort to enhance tourism and foster economic growth in the region.

10 June 2013 | News

THAILAND COVERS BORDER CITY WITH FREE WI-FI

Ministry of ICT (MICT), Thailand last week launched free Wi-Fi project to cover Nong Khai province with high speed Internet, in an effort to prepare this border city for the coming Asean Economic Community (AEC).

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