Singapore Prison Service with its iKiosk initiative, and startup Puffersoft Labs with its improved virtual desktop technology are 2 of the 7 winners at this year's National Infocomm Awards.
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Government's latest campaign sees joint effort from four ministry departments to up supervision over Web service and content providers, and make guidelines for copyright protection and penalties, report says.
Asia's public sector agencies welcome the cost-effectiveness and customization abilities with open source software (OSS), but emphasize proprietary software should still be considered during procurement decision-making.
India's department of telecommunications is looking at taking over some powers of sector regulator TRAI, including the monitoring of service quality and parameters for telecom network.
A new IT system to monitor quotas is the government's latest attempt to help it limit the costs of fuel subsidies for cars in Indonesia, which is eating away state funds.
Expected to be formed within weeks, the new inter-ministerial group will allow views of all concerned ministries including the telecoms department to be discussed and for consensus to be reached.
Government moves to block over 250 sites said to contain content doctored to incite Muslim retaliation on people originating from India's northeast, which spurred frenzied exodus of the latter.
The government's plan involves digitizing the ration card and beneficiary database and computerizing its supply chain management to improve efficiency and transparency.