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Australian government mobile service centres to help drought-hit farmers

Farmers affected by drought are encouraged to visit Mobile Service Centre ‘Desert Pea’ when it is in central west Queensland next week to test their eligibility for income support by lodging a claim, announced Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Human Services of Australia.

Myanmar opens online digital library for education and research

With the support of Ministry of Education, the ‘eLibrary Myanmar ...

3 April 2014 | News

Singapore government enhances WiFi network and will double hotspots by 2015

Singapore residents and tourists can now enjoy easier access to WiFi hotspots with a new automatic login feature which started on 1 April.

27 March 2014 | News

4 steps to achieve conflict resolution with Skype videoconferencing

A non-profit organisation might have found the solution to reduce conflicts using free online video calls and improve learning for students at the same time. PeaceTech Founder Robin Pettyfer reveals four steps on how he is bridging the divide between hostile communities in Indonesia and the Philippines through video conferencing.

20 March 2014 | News

Singapore Infocomm Development Authority helps elderly pick up e-health tools

A record number of Singaporean senior citizens are attending an IT workshop organised by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore this week to pick up basic computer and Internet skills from students.

12 March 2014 | News

Hong Kong Government launches mobile app for elderly

The Hong Kong Society for the Aged has launched a mobile app ‘Evergreen Activity Finder’ to encourage connectivity and the use of ICT among the elderly, said Chief System Manager (Digital Inclusion) Huang Jingwen.

25 February 2014 | News

How India's e-government plans to support 22 official languages

In a key step towards making online public services more inclusive, India’s Department of Electronics and Information Technology has launched a set of tools to develop online content in the 22 official languages of India.

18 February 2014 | News

The Philippines rolls out telemedicine with TV White Spaces

The ICT-Office of the Department of Science and Technology (ICTO-DOST) and officials of the Municipality of Tubigon, Bohol, are taking advantage of the recently rolled out TV White Spaces (TVWS) initiative to support RxBOX, a telehealth device designed to cater to the needs of “doctor-less” villages.

29 January 2014 | News

Move beyond keyword search, expert advises

As the volume of data collected by governments continues to grow, it is now increasingly challenging to find relevant content in a uniform way.

28 January 2014 | News

Australian government mobile centres serve remote communities

Australian Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Marise Payne visits one of two Mobile Services Centres last week as the team kicks off their first trip of 2014.

23 January 2014 | News

UK reviews progress in first year of Digital Strategy

One year since the publication of UK’s Digital Strategy, the Government’s annual review shows that sound progress has been made in the key areas that it had set out to transform. It has also reiterated commitment to digital inclusion and open government in its Digital Strategy.

23 January 2014 | News

Hong Kong to roll out public WiFi in hospitals

The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) of Hong Kong will be providing public WiFi services at selected hospitals and clinics of Hospital Authority (HA) as part of its 2014 Digital 21 Strategy.

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