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

The Singapore government will be leveraging the opportunities provided by Big Data, sensors, cloud and open data to improve productivity and citizen services, while ensuring information security, said Zaqy Mohamad, Member of Parliament & Chairman for the Government Parliamentary Committee, Ministry of Communications and Information, Singapore.

E-Government

Achieving improved energy efficiency with green data centres

Today’s Big Data revolution has given governments and the ...

E-Government

Supporting government digital initiatives with Open Source

Open source, without a doubt, is quickly becoming a necessity ...

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.

17 April 2014 | News

Singapore Government uses Big Data analytics to optimise transport management

The Land Transport Authority of Singapore has been using its highly sophisticated and integrated Intelligent Transport System to collect, process and disseminate real-time data, said Chang Mook Choong, Deputy Director of Intelligent Transport Systems Development Division at the Cities and Big Data Summit.

16 April 2014 | News

How Big Data and GIS will plan a liveable Singapore

Kicking off the first FutureGov Cities and Big Data Summit, Peter Quek, CIO at the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, shared how they are using GIS to fully maximise the value of big data enabling them to design livable communities in the city state.

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.

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.

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