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Mobile, social, cloud & Big Data: How these technologies can transform cities

Mobile, social, cloud and Big Data are the four mega technology trends that open up ample opportunities for government organisations, said Stefan Sjostrom, Vice President Asia, Public Sector, Microsoft this morning at Cities and Big Data Summit organised by FutureGov.

Thai City Mayor reveals how Facebook is used for crisis communications and flood management

In an exclusive interview with FutureGov, Vichai Bandasak, Mayor of ...

Singapore government makes US$54 million Intelligent Transport System investment

The Land Transport Authority of Singapore has invested S$68 ...

10 April 2014 | News

Australian health department upgrades online application system for over-the-counter medicine

The Australian Department of Health has upgraded its over-the-counter medicines online application system to simplify the application process for businesses.

9 April 2014 | News

Singapore and Oman agree to deliver innovative e-government services for labour market

Singapore’s IDA International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore has signed and agreement with Oman’s Information Technology Authority to deliver innovative, user-centric digital services for Oman’s Ministry of Manpower.

4 April 2014 | News

City in the Philippines prioritises IT investment for citizen services, government efficiency & revenue generation

Investing in technology to enhance citizen services, government efficiency and revenue generation is high on the list of priorities, Mayor Oscar Moreno of Cagayan de Oro City told FutureGov.

3 April 2014 | News

Indonesian mayor reveals plans for highly mobile and open smart city

In an exclusive interview with FutureGov, Danny Pomanto, Mayor of Makassar, Indonesia’s sixth most populous city with 1.5 million residents, described his plans for a highly mobile and connected smart city.

27 March 2014 | News

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.

25 March 2014 | News

Maldives Government CIO reveals best e-Government projects

The National Centre for Information Technology of Maldives celebrated its 11th anniversary today. FutureGov speaks to CIO Mohamed Shareef on NCIT’s greatest achievements and future plans.

25 March 2014 | News

Australian government calls for citizens’ contribution to history portal

National Archives of Australia has launched a web site raising awareness of the history of forced adoption and calls for people who were affected to contribute and share their experiences.

21 March 2014 | News

United States’ new e-government unit 18F runs on lean startup principles

The United States General Services Administration has set up a unit - 18F - to house the government’s new digital delivery team. It will be responsible for the US digital government programme to drive efficiency, transparency and savings through innovation across the federal government.

18 March 2014 | News

IT managed services enable mobile workforce at Australian government agency

The Australian National Audit Office, which provides audit and assurance services to 300 Australian government organisations, has extended its IT managed services contract to better support its mobile workforce.

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.

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