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United States U.S.: Nextgov Goes in Depth - The 10 Best ‘Longreads’ of 2015
To wrap up the year, we thought we’d showcase the thoughtful, in-depth and, yes, long articles that tackle issues ranging from IT recruiting to improving government customer service.
Canada Canada: Manitoba's Planned Electoral Reform Could Lead to Lower Voting Age
The Manitoba government's plan to revamp the electoral system could lead to a younger voting age.
South Africa South Africa: Capital City Invests in 'Virtual Skills'
The City of Tshwane claims it will be home to the first virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) content training centre in continental Africa. California-based software company EON Reality is partnering with the city to launch the Tshwane Interactive Digital Centre (IDC), which aims to enhance the local business and investment environment while creating high-skilled, sustainable jobs. EON Reality specialises in VR-based knowledge transfer for business, education and edutainment. The co ...
South Africa South Africa: Digital Transformation – the tide is rising
Today, 3D printing is being used in dental practices to manufacture braces onsite. This is one of several examples of digital transformation that continues to impact industries and businesses within the digital economy and highlighted at the IDC CIO Summit 2016 in Johannesburg. Cognitive computing, robotics, augmented reality and IoT are listed as technologies that underpin digital transformation, according to Joseph Pucciarelli, Group VP and Exec Advisor, IDC. Based on IDC research over t ...
South Africa South Africa: Dirco Minister to Participate in Women 20 Meeting
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane is in Xi’an, China, where she will participate in the Women 20 (W20) meeting. W20 was launched in 2015, in Turkey, as a stand-alone outreach group to support G20’s efforts to achieve inclusive growth and raise the profile of gender issues with the core objective of promoting global gender-inclusive economic growth. This year’s meeting will take place on 24-26 May 2016, under the theme “Equal participation and innovative de ...
South Africa South Africa: SKA to take Science, Innovation to New Heights
Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) remains an important African endeavour with huge potential to contribute to raising the profile of science, technology and innovation development on the continent. Minister Pandor said plans are underway to initiate a national level data facility for astronomical data which will service MeerKAT and then be expanded to include data from other SA facilities. The South African MeerKAT radio telescope, which is ...
India India: MAIT-MP Govt Hold Workshop on Good IT Procurement Practices
The Manufacturers’ Association for Information Technology (MAIT), the apex body representing IT manufacturers, organised a sensitisation workshop on ‘Good Procurement Practices for Information Technology’ in Bhopal recently.
Australia Australia: ACCC Won’t Authorise Mandated Security Solution for the Payments Industry
The competition watchdog — the ACCC — is set to deny authorisation to the payments industry to mandate an industry-wide security initiative using 3D Secure security measures to reduce online payments fraud.
Singapore Singapore: Government to Call for S$2.8b of ICT Tenders in FY2016
SINGAPORE: The Singapore Government will be calling for a projected S$2.82 billion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) tenders across the 2016 fiscal year, according to the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) on Monday (May 23).
Global Extra One Million Tourists per Year for the Pacific Possible by 2040, Says World Bank Report
A new World Bank report says careful and sustainable planning around emerging tourism markets could help Pacific Island countries gain as much as US$1.8 billion per year in additional revenues and create up to 128,000 additional jobs by 2040.
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