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Malaysian Police working with local authorities to better identify crime hotspots

The Royal Malaysian Police is exchanging data with local authorities for the first time to identify and better police crime-prone areas across the country, Nawawi Bin Junoh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Inspector General Police’s Secretariat (Research & Development) told FutureGov.

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

The Thai water authority plans to consolidate all location-based data ...

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

Government must use technology to adopt radical new business models ...

22 July 2014 | Interview

What does the big red button do? See the tech used by Thailand’s electricity authority

The Thai electricity authority will be able to better track its entire operation across Bangkok and two neighbouring provinces by the end of this year thanks to a new location-based management system, its senior official has told FutureGov.

22 July 2014 | Interview

Japan brings data from businesses, government & citizens together into one interactive site

The City of Kitakyushu in Japan has created an information portal that brings together location-based data from across local businesses, citizens and government.

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.

20 July 2014 | Research

How do you know when government cyber security is breached?

How to protect against internal and external security threats.

18 July 2014 | News

Asian Development Bank to provide technical, financial assistance to Open Government Partnership

The Asian Development Bank will be providing technical and financial assistance to help countries in the Open Government Partnership to implement their initiatives.

18 July 2014 | News

Start small and build up: Australia shares successes in public sector innovation

An online toolkit for policymakers, a framework for national collaboration, simulations to share census data - Australian Government departments share recent innovative moves, as part of the government’s ongoing Innovation Month 2014.

18 July 2014 | News

How Seoul achieved 95.7% citizen satisfaction with its government call centre

The Seoul Metropolitan Government’s call centre answers 33,000 calls from citizens everyday and has achieved a citizen satisfaction rate of 95.7%, says Michael Ahn, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School.

17 July 2014 | News

Cities must step up and publish their data, says World Wide Web Foundation

Regional and local governments must follow central government efforts to open up data, says a report released this week by the World Wide Web Foundation. Definitions of open data should be flexible to encourage countries to take small steps towards openness, it adds.

17 July 2014 | Interview

What Australia’s open data drive means for us - Geoscience Australia

FutureGov caught up with Sue Fyfe, Director, Geoinformatics and Data Services, Geoscience Australia, to discuss how Australia’s latest open data direction is enabling data.gov.au, and the agencies it works with.

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.

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