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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.

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Singapore Government uses Big Data analytics to optimise transport management

The Land Transport Authority of Singapore has been using its ...

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How Big Data and GIS will plan a livable Singapore

Kicking off the first FutureGov Cities and Big Data Summit ...

16 April 2014 | News

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.

14 April 2014 | News

Australian State Government signs Microsoft cloud deal for workforce mobility

The Government of Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, will partner with Microsoft to bring cloud-based Office 365 to 149,000 government employees, simplifying ICT across agencies and enabling real-time collaboration and knowledge sharing.

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?

11 April 2014 | News

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

In an exclusive interview with FutureGov, Vichai Bandasak, Mayor of Pakkret City, a Thai city with a population of about 80,000, shares his challenges on managing the City’s flood crisis and how technology plays a part.

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.

10 April 2014 | News

Singapore education minister shares 4 principles on ICT use in education

The Ministry of Education in Singapore is now preparing for the fourth Education Master Plan. According to Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, education must equip students with the necessary competencies to race with and not race against technology.

10 April 2014 | News

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.

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 tertiary institution partners industry to enhance digital learning

Republic Polytechnic, a tertiary institution in Singapore with 15,000 students, will be working with Popular e-Learning to enhance the quality and effectiveness of interactive digital learning solutions to keep pace with the evolving learning needs of students.

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.

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