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Singapore Government turns to innovative technology startups with IDA Labs and Accreditation

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore has launched the Labs and Accreditation programmes that will enable government agencies to test and experiment with new innovative technology products in a secure environment.

Heartbleed: How can governments mitigate cybersecurity vulnerability

Heartbleed, a recently-reported security bug in the widely used open-source ...

Singapore government focuses on Big Data, Open Data, Cloud & Security

The Singapore government will be leveraging the opportunities provided by ...

21 April 2014 | News

Supporting government digital initiatives with Open Source

Open source, without a doubt, is quickly becoming a necessity in the public sector. What used to be considered as a ‘disruptive technology’ for some, is now used by governments worldwide to address business challenges and create next-generation services needed today and in the years to come.

17 April 2014 | News

Indonesian capital city prioritises Big Data and Open Government for public safety and transport

Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia, is preparing for its first hackathon - HackJakarta - being held later this month, the city’s Head of Information Development Planning Centre, Setiaji, told FutureGov. He shares how Jakarta is using open government and Big Data to help city managers as it looks to become a smarter city.

14 April 2014 | Interview

Open Source enables government business continuity

Is your software like the finest wine that gets better over time? Or does it have a ticking shelf-life like milk?

10 April 2014 | News

Philippine Government gives donor agencies access to transparency portal’s content management system

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda announced earlier this week, that 64 partner countries and seven multilateral organisations will be given access to the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH) website content management system, in a bit to better track foreign aid given to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan last year.

9 April 2014 | News

Red Hat answers governments’ questions on Freeware and Open Source

Following a recent FutureGov “Ask the experts” article, Red Hat’s Harrish Pillay, the Global Head for Community Architecture and Leadership, responds to another query from a FutureGov reader on when open source is free and when it’s not.

8 April 2014 | News

Open data: Central to Smart London city plan

Access to open data is one of the key focus of the ‘Smart London Plan’ by the City Hall, with an aim to evolve the London Datastore into a global exemplar platform by 2016 and double the number of users on the Datastore and Dashboard by 2018.

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.

31 March 2014 | News

Indian Government pushes for open source with Windows XP end of service

Indian Government departments are being encouraged to upgrade their Windows XP operating systems or switch to open source operating systems like Linux. National Informatics Centre has informed government agencies that it will no longer support websites and other platforms running on Windows XP after March 31.

24 March 2014 | News

Should Governments switch to open source?

FutureGov speaks to Laurence Millar, former Government CIO of New Zealand and Gunnar Hellekson, Chief Technology Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector Group, for their perspectives on the UK Government’s plans to drop expensive proprietary software in favour of open source.

24 March 2014 | News

World Bank releases Open Data Guide for disaster risk reduction

The World Bank has released the OpenDRI Field Guide which catalogues best practices on the management of open data programmes for disaster risk reduction by governments and other relevant organisations.

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