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Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

Smart Dubai launches data collaboration challenge

The emirate will recognise entities that have made the most contributions to the Dubai Pulse platform with criteria including data compliance and support for a data-driven culture.

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

Mayors stand together against paying ransoms to hackers

As research finds ransomware attacks against governments on the rise, the US Conference of Mayors has passed a resolution calling on cities not to pay assailants after cyber-attacks.

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

Asia-Pacific smart city project winners named

IDC notes a “surge” in cutting-edge future city projects being deployed across first-tier cities in developed economies across the 12 functional e-service categories.

A third of citizens unaware of digital government services

A third of citizens unaware of digital government services

More than half of citizens in a multi-country survey said trust in government would increase if they better communicated how e-gov services could improve their lives.

Vietnamese Government implements “e-Cabinet” system

Vietnamese Government implements “e-Cabinet” system

The custom-built solutions aims to reduce meeting times by 30 per cent and remove the use of paper by the end of the year, except for confidential documents.

Commissioner calls for new privacy laws to address smart city risks

Commissioner calls for new privacy laws to address smart city risks

Brian Beamish says Ontario’s privacy laws have not kept pace with digital technologies and practices such as sensors, big data analytics and AI.