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Common services platform cuts costs for Singapore welfare organisations by close to US$400,000

Member voluntary welfare organisations of the National Council of Social Service reported cost savings of more than $487,000 (US$385,000) in the first half of Financial Year 2013 from using the NCSS Common Services.

Automation and virtualisation help Australian Treasury CIO do more with less

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Western Australia focuses on public sector accountability

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19 March 2014 | News

Canada Shared Services upgrades government data centre security

Shared Services Canada, the Canadian Government’s centralised IT service, is upgrading its data centres’ security with software defined networking and network functions virtualisation for network traffic inspection.

19 March 2014 | News

Australia state government calls for cross-agency ICT investment decisions

The New South Wales State Government in Australia has released a new ICT investment policy to drive better value from its annual US$1.8 billion ICT investment. The guidelines will minimise duplication and support cross-agency approaches to problem solving.

17 March 2014 | News

New Zealand uses single business ID to enable collaborative government

With the launch of the New Zealand Business Number programme last week, the New Zealand Government proposes to assign a single identifying number to all businesses, government agencies and commercial entities in the country. This will facilitate the different government departments to coordinate and deliver integrated services to businesses.

17 March 2014 | News

Vietnam Government and Microsoft to collaborate on cloud

Vietnam Ministry of Finance will collaborate with Microsoft to provide online public services, optimise IT infrastructure for cloud and develop an internal information portal on the financial sector.

11 March 2014 | News

Victoria Police invests US$2.26m to improve information sharing

Victoria Police is investing A$2.5 million (US$2.26 million) to improve its system and processes so that information about warrants can be assessed by all police within one to four days of their issue, said Kim Wells, Minister for Police and Emergency Services of Victoria, a state in Australia with a population of 5.7 million.

4 March 2014 | News

Why did Nanjing Municipal Government use eLTE technology?

Nanjing city in China has become world’s first to use eLTE broadband trunking for its municipal network. eLTE has provided city officials with a secure and reliable integrated network for all services and enabled them to harness real-time analytics, collaboration and mobility.

19 February 2014 | News

Australia Defence to invest US$153M in IT services

Under moves to drive performance improvements and efficiency across its IT environment, Australia’s Department of Defence is to invest US$153 million for Distributed Computing Centralised Services.

19 February 2014 | Research

Post event report: FutureGov Summit 2013

A post event report spotlighting on key insights from the region’s top public sector technology leaders at the 10th annual FutureGov Summit 2013.

17 February 2014 | News

Indian cities digitise police verification of passports

Hyderabad city in India recently announced plans to trial mobile devices to enable online police verification of passport applications and cut delivery time of passports.

14 February 2014 | News

Thailand Wildlife Dept gets real-time monitoring system

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has introduced an online image sharing network to increase effectiveness of wildlife and forest protection in the country.

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