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Asia speeds up e-government efforts ZDNet, Jun 14
As more and more markets across Asia get wired up, governments in the region are implementing or enhancing e-government programs to better serve a growing digital public.
Asean cyberlaw still some way to go ZDNet, May 31
Cyberlaws are needed to regulate the shift as more companies look to move their business from the physical to the virtual world to tap cloud computing benefits, but such regulations are still some ways off in Southeast Asia.
Indonesia Announces Country's Largest ICT Center Penn-Olson, May 31
Located at Jababeka Industrial Estate in Bekasi, the ICT Center was introduced today by the Minister of Communications and Informatics, Tifatul Sembiring. It was also attended by South Korean ambassador, Mr. Kim Young-sun, as it was built with aid from the South Korean government valued at $8.9 million.
Treasury ICT Strategic Plan Launched Bernama, Jun 20
The Treasury Information Communications and Technology Strategic Plan launched today will serve as the catalyst to the Treasury to become the leading government agency to manage the national economy and finances.
BPO growth needs closer industry-school ties Business World, Jun 29
Business process outsourcing (BPO) stakeholders here yesterday called for stronger academe-industry cooperation to address the skills gap that has hampered the growth of their industry.
Philippines Province Builds Own e-Tax Systems FutureGov, Jun 23
A province in The Philippines has deployed a self-developed solution that automates its real property tax collection to increase revenues.
CICT to launch Phil. Digital Strategy PIA, Jun 16
In celebration of the National ICT Month, the Commission on Information and Communication technology (CICT) will launch this June the Philippine Digital Strategy (PDS) on the theme "Transformation 2.0: A Digitally Empowered Nation."
House panel approves proposed Investments and Incentives Code NewsBytes, Jun 6
The House Committee on Ways and Means has approved the proposed Investments and Incentives Code of the Philippines, one of the 23 priority bills of the Aquino administration that aims to enhance the national economy's global competitiveness through investment promotion and industrial development activities.
House panel okays anti-cybercrime bill PhilStar, May 31
The House committee on communications and information technology has approved an anti-cybercrime bill, which aims to protect individuals and institutions from cyber attacks.The panel, chaired by Taguig City Rep. Sigfrido Tinga, also rejected last-minute proposals from law enforcement agencies, particularly the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), to remove the legal requirement of a court warrant before telecommunication firms disclose data on the mobile phone usage of subscribers.
Singapore unveils e-government masterplan Business Inteligence, Jun 21
Singapore today launched its next e-government masterplan. eGov2015 seeks to bring integration of systems, processes and service delivery from within the Government to beyond the Government.
S'pore pumps US$12.1M in mobile development ZDNet, Jun 21
The Singapore government has earmarked mobile technologies as a competitive differentiator, and will dedicate funds to develop mobile offerings for specific verticals in a bid to boost business competitiveness.
S'pore SOE project sees delay ZDNet, May 20
The Singapore government's standard ICT operating environment (SOE) initiative has met with delays but given the scale of the endeavor, one analyst notes that such setbacks are not unexpected.
Singapore Govt Projects $1.1 billion in ICT Spending for 2011 FutureGov, May 19
The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore expects its procurement to hit S$1.1 billion during FY2011, according to RADM(NS) Ronnie Tay, CEO of IDA. The amount is nearly the same as last year’s spending, during which the government awarded 647 contracts worth over $1.12 billion within the domain of ICT.
ICT Ministry to examine CAT's Bt230 bn plan The Nation, Jun 20
The Information and Communications Technology Ministry will seek clarification from CAT Telecom's board and its executive team on the state agency's plan to spend Bt229.468 billion in the next 14 years on development of the 3G wireless broadband service project nationwide.
Clock ticking for satellite launch as slot expiry nears Bangkok Post, Jun 13
The ITU has rejected Thailand's request to extend the reservation of the 120 degrees east orbital slot as many satellite operators are interested in the slot. Thailand is now urgently seeking a satellite to maintain the right to the slot, The Nation writes citing CAT Telecom CEO Jirayuth Rungsrithong.
On e-Govt Vietnam will Impress FutureGov, Jun 21
...To set the stage, Dr Nguyen Minh Hong, Vice Minister from the Ministry of Information and Communications, shared the country's vision to become a leading country in e-government by 2020. Concrete plans have been made to achieve this strategic objective, including policies, procedures and a number of national databases being built. Dr Hong reminded the attending officials about a few new policies/services to be rolled out, which government departments are required to adhere to. An example of those is the digital certificate for online transactions, mandated in a recent government circular.