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Indonesian president-elect commits to predecessor’s connectivity master plan

Indonesia’s president-elect, Joko Widodo, has this week committed to continue with his predecessor’s masterplan for boosting Indonesian connectivity, MP3EI, after previously sounding sceptical.

Women and sustainability front of mind for India’s public sector, new survey finds

Indian officials are prioritising women and sustainability as their focus ...

Australia picks commercial partner for its open source website plan

The Australian Government has signed a deal with Acquia to ...

16 September 2014 | News

Singapore launches regional disaster centre to coordinate multinational military efforts

The Singapore government has announced plans to host a regional centre to coordinate large-scale humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts.

16 September 2014 | News

Adelaide city, Australia to build Internet of Things innovation hub

Adelaide City is developing an innovation space to enable entrepreneurs to develop and test new ways for everyday devices to communicate via the internet.

12 September 2014 | News

Australia plans new framework for better government performance reporting

The Australian government has proposed a new performance reporting framework to use better quality data to support government resource allocations.

12 September 2014 | News

Agriculture Department to process all import documentation online

The Australian Department of Agriculture’s new online system for lodging imported cargo documentation launched yesterday, aiming to save commercial importers and customs brokers time and money.

10 September 2014 | News

Singapore to track residents’ waste disposal in new high-tech housing estate

A new public housing estate in Singapore, launching next year, will install sensors to monitor residents’ waste disposal, it has been announced. The housing authority will then analyse the data collected to deploy resources for waste collection.

9 September 2014 | News

Singapore Tourism Board mulls wearable tech to monitor consumer behaviour

The Singapore Tourism Board intends to test up to 1,000 wearable tags and 20 tag detecting devices at an unspecified tourist destination and at a conference venue in order to monitor consumer behaviour, according to new tender documents.

9 September 2014 | News

White House appoints new CTO and Deputy, to manage big tech trends and privacy

The White House has announced the appointment of a new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Deputy CTO to advise on big technological trends and privacy issues.

8 September 2014 | News

Australian officials unsatisfied with connectivity, economic impact, survey finds

Senior IT officials in Australia are unsatisfied with the levels of connectivity that their agencies have achieved, and with the broader economic impact that their organisations are having, an exclusive FutureGov report has found.

2 September 2014 | News

‘One Workforce’ initiative delivers dramatic gains for Australian roads agency

E-government is good for you: VicRoads, the agency responsible for planning, designing, building and maintaining motorways in Australia’s Victoria State, has dramatically boosted staff productivity, service quality while making savings - all by pushing more service transactions online.

2 September 2014 | News

Malaysia has strong focus on citizen engagement, traditional service channels, poll finds

Malaysian officials believe that their citizen engagement efforts are performing well, and remain committed to traditional service channels such as roadshows and conventional branch offices, an exclusive FutureGov report has found.

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