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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.

Australian government mobile service centres to help drought-hit farmers

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Hong Kong Government launches mobile app to enhance experience at the City Gallery

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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.

1 April 2014 | News

Singapore launches Cadastral feature on OneMap app

Thanks to the newly added LandQuery feature in the mobile app Pocket OneMap, Singaporeans can now access comprehensive information on land parcels right in the palm of their hands.

31 March 2014 | News

UAE launches world’s first smart government app store

The Government of United Arab Emirates has launched the world’s first smart government app store, with over 100 apps for citizens on both Android and iOS.

27 March 2014 | News

Western Australia focuses on public sector accountability

The industry’s flagship 3rd Annual FutureGov Forum Western Australia spotlights public sector accountability. As the first in FutureGov’s 2014 series for Australia and New Zealand, forum explores ICT accountability, governance, cyber-security, and risk management reforms. Speakers represent ANZ, European and North American governments.

27 March 2014 | News

Singapore Police to launch geo-tagged emergency notification system on mobile app

Expected to be ready by mid 2014, the second version of Police@SG Mobile App will include a geo-tagged notification system, among other new enhancements, Fong Weng Kiong, Assistant Director (Policy & Development), Public Affairs Department, Singapore Police Force told FutureGov.

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.

14 March 2014 | News

India's e-government strategy: Social, mobile, analytics and cloud computing

Social, mobile, analytics and cloud or SMAC technologies are the Indian Government’s focus for its next round of e-government initiatives, with plans to set up new departments specifically to govern their use, shared J. Satyanarayana, Secretary of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology.

13 March 2014 | News

Hong Kong government launches mobile app to promote less waste

The Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department has launched a ‘Waste Less’ mobile app so residents can easily find nearby recyclable collection points and related information.

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.

10 March 2014 | News

Microsoft, CITYNET & Kathmandu City Government host mobile app challenge

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal with a population of 2.5 million, will host an app challenge, bringing together government officials, developers and citizens to develop innovative mobile and web applications to address urban challenges.

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