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Tablets vs paper: How the Philippines halved the cost of healthcare delivery

Community health workers ditched their paper forms in favour of tablets, saving money and connecting them directly to other government agencies. FutureGov reports.

Singapore government partners students to use mapping technology on urban challenges

For the first time, students taking part in the Singapore ...

South Korea to deliver customised services to citizens by end of 2014

The South Korean government is going to start providing customised ...

23 July 2014 | Interview

Thailand’s water authority to join up all data across three provinces

The Thai water authority plans to consolidate all location-based data across its departments into a central system within the next five years, the Metropolitan Water Authority has told FutureGov.

23 July 2014 | Interview

Disruptive Influence: Interview with Grantly Mailes, Chief Technology Advocate, Victoria, Australia

Government must use technology to adopt radical new business models, argues Grantly Mailes, Chief Technology Advocate of the Victorian Government, Australia.

22 July 2014 | News

“Urgent” mobile need in Australian state government, exclusive poll finds

There is an “urgent” need for mobile services in the Australian state government of Victoria according to 89% of IT officials in the region, an exclusive FutureGov survey has found.

21 July 2014 | News

Australia state government to migrate email to the cloud, improve staff mobility

The New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services has signed a deal with Fujitsu to migrate 27,000 email accounts to the cloud, which will improve mobility of on-ground staff serving communities across the state.

16 July 2014 | Interview

Bangkok residents to pay electricity bills via mobile by end of 2014

Residents and businesses in Bangkok and two neighbouring provinces will be able to pay their bills via their mobile phones by the end of this year, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority told FutureGov today.

16 July 2014 | Interview

How Hong Kong uses tech to tackle traffic jams

Hong Kong’s roads are among the most heavily used in the world, and when you couple this with the city’s small land area, the network needs a great deal of planning to prevent gridlock.

1 July 2014 | News

Singapore police needs better technology, recommends Little India riot inquiry

The committee tasked to review last December’s Little India riot in Singapore recommended that the Singapore Police Force invest in technology that will improve its communications, command and control capabilities.

20 June 2014 | News

Australian state agency improves water management with Esri’s GIS technology

A water agency in the Australian state of Tasmania has used automatic meter reading technology to improve water management and meter reading. Esri’s GIS solution was used to manage the state-wide installation.

19 June 2014 | News

Australia city’s graffiti mobile app success gets international interest

A group of Irish citizens visiting Gold Coast in Australia were impressed by a mobile app that allows citizens to report issues like graffiti, water leaks and illegal dumping. They lobbied it to the South Dublin County Council who are now considering launching a similar app for the Irish council.

3 June 2014 | News

GIS to help Western Australia state government provide smarter citizen services

Smart mapping technology provides Western Australia a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ to build faster, more efficient councils on the back of the State Government’s local government reform agenda, said Gary Johnson, Principal Consultant, Esri Australia.

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