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“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.

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

The New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services ...

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

The Asian Development Bank will be providing technical and financial ...

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.

16 July 2014 | News

The Philippines connecting 160 government offices to improve efficiency, allow shared services

Government agencies in the Philippines’ national capital region will soon be able to collaborate and access core services such as email, online security and web hosting with a new high-speed communication network.

16 July 2014 | News

Singapore Government showcases 3D urban mapping on newest commercial district

The Singapore government is using a smart 3D mapping tool to run large scale simulations to guide the planning, design and development of its newest commercial area, the Urban Redevelopment Authority told a gathering of 15,000 geospatial professionals yesterday.

15 July 2014 | News

New Zealand government departments report efficiency gains from Open Data

72% of government departments in New Zealand have become more efficient by reusing other agencies’ data, according to the latest progress report on open government in the country.

15 July 2014 | News

Singapore, India plan smart cities partnership

Singapore and India plan to partner and share knowledge on how to build successful new cities using technology and data, following a recent visit by Singapore’s foreign minister. India’s Budget has just committed to spend US$1.2bn on building 100 new smart cities across the country.

15 July 2014 | News

GIS is more important than ever to solve today’s world challenges - Esri President

Geographic information provides context and a framework to help solve the world’s most serious challenges, Jack Dangermond, President, Esri said this morning at a gathering of over 16,000 government and industry leaders from over 130 countries.

14 July 2014 | News

South Korean Government to release over 9000 datasets in 2 years

South Korea’s newly-released Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2nd Action Plan commits to releasing over 9000 datasets by 2016.

14 July 2014 | News

India Budget 2014 invests US$1.3 billion in smart cities, national digitisation initiative

The Indian Government has set aside US$ 83.4 million for a national programme to improve access to digital services and US$ 1.2 billion for its smart cities programme, Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance, announced in his Budget 2014-2015 speech.

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