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Singapore government makes US$54 million Intelligent Transport System investment

The Land Transport Authority of Singapore has invested S$68 million (US$54 million) in a new unified Intelligent Bus Management System for operations control, fleet management, passenger information and business management.

Open data: Central to Smart London city plan

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

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3 April 2014 | Interview

Decouple investment layers for more efficient government data centres

FutureGov spoke to Kris Kumar, Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Asia Pacific, Digital Realty, to find out how data centre managers in governments could address their business challenges by decoupling investment decisions.

27 March 2014 | Interview

Automation and virtualisation help Australian Treasury CIO do more with less

The Australian Treasury had 15 per cent of its budget cut in the last two years. But its CIO, Peter Alexander, continues to meet rising demands with fewer resources, delivering real business benefits to the agency.

26 March 2014 | News

Philippine agency CIO updates on anti-corruption financial management information system

The Philippines Government Integrated Financial Management Information System will embed transparency in day-to-day government operation, reveals Department of Budget and Management Undersecretary and CIO, Richard Moya, as US$20 million is added to funds for the system.

12 March 2014 | News

Australian government instructs transparent handling for citizen data privacy

The Australian Government on 12 March brought into action privacy reforms which will better regulate and bring more transparency to the handling of personal information by public sector agencies. These are the most significant privacy reforms in the country in the last 25 years.

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.

10 March 2014 | Feature

How can banks teach governments about innovation?

Steve Monaghan, former Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer at DBS Bank, notes the importance of information as a driver of innovation. Organisations should think about how they can make things simpler for their customers and how they can introduce new things in a familiar way.

6 March 2014 | News

Top 3 concerns of government data centre and network managers

Security, bandwidth and velocity are the three things that data centre and network IT managers in the public sector should watch out for, says Dr Ispran Kandasamy, Vice President of Sales Asia Pacific at CommScope.

26 February 2014 | News

Why governments need software defined data centres

Bjorn Engelhardt, Symantec’s Vice President, .Cloud, Products and Services for Asia Pacific and Japan, tells FutureGov why the ‘software defined’ approach is the future of government data centres.

25 February 2014 | News

Open Source CMS enables new rich media services at Singapore agency

National Library Board of Singapore has deployed an open source Enterprise Content Management System that has successfully enabled many innovative and popular content-rich services, Deputy Director, Technology & Innovation, Kia Siang Hock told FutureGov.

21 February 2014 | News

New Australian guidelines reveal fresh approach to citizen data privacy

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has today released the Australian Privacy Principles guidelines in preparation for the upcoming changes to privacy law from 12 March. The 13 new Principles reveal significant changes to the use and disclosure of personal information.

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