Country's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology releases new policy that makes it mandatory for all e-government systems to be deployed on open source software.
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A new discussion paper released by the Australian government suggests that the emergence of new financial transaction technology such as bitcoin is making it tough for the country's authorities to clamp down on tax avoidance.
The NSW Baird government has committed to rolling out the option for people to opt in for digital licences, and investing AU$100 million in new technology for NSW Police.
Based on government-grade technology, Qualcomm's Snapdragon Sense ID is said to go far beyond current biometric scanners.
The Japanese government is looking to bring together Toyota, Nissan, and Honda, as well as Panasonic and Hitachi, to create standards and common technology for self-driving cars.
Japan's government and other bodies received more than 25 billion online attacks in 2014, according to the country's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology.
The Chinese government has been working for a long time on replacing foreign, largely American, technology with home-grown alternatives, but conditions are much better for them than in the past.
It's hard to know which is more interesting: That the NBN Co 2014-17 Corporate Plan readily admits that we still know almost nothing concrete about this government's multi-technology mix rollout, or that a leaked final version of the never-released 2013-16 plan suggests the previous government was indeed getting its act together.
No word on how the ambitious project will be afforded, though.
The Australian government expects the telecoms industry to passively wait while regulations are reworked to enable its multi-technology mix NBN, but this process has created new opportunities for market disruption. One of the biggest lies in the future of the Optus HFC network — and there is a strong argument for TPG to buy it.
Sydney technology startup investor and accelerator group BlueChilli is set to put its AU$10 million venture fund to work after being recognised by the Australian government as a 'Registered Early Stage Venture Capital Partnership'.
The Victorian government is dipping into its AU$12 million Technology Innovation Fund to back a program that is aimed at digitising courtroom paperwork and providing a mobile solution for case management and transparency.
A new program launched by the Victorian government is aiming to assist in generating a potential AU$3.5 billion productivity boost by improving the information and communications technology skills among small and medium-sized business owners.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) knows a thing or two about cloud computing, and they've decided to share some good recommendations. Plus an anti-NSA phone and more government tech shenanigans from the world over.
Days after the iPhone 6 launched in mainland China, Apple wants to assure the Chinese government that the new device is safe and has no backdoors.
One of Australia's leading technology startup players will be heading up the CSIRO, as Australia's largest science research body grapples with federal government budget cuts.
NBN Co's different technology types should be split into separate companies with large parts sold off, the government-commissioned panel looking into Australia's broadband has argued.
Deals with the Irish government gave the iPhone maker an unfair advantage, according to the European Commission.
Although the agreement with the U.S. government does not land the technology giant in any trouble for now, it could still face repercussions.
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Many governments have taken to e-government services as it is often more efficient, helps save costs and provides better citizen engagement. However, government agencies should also rethink their e-governance as a transformation tool, rather than a challenge to overcome.
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