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Municipality issues passports in the middle of a shopping centre

The municipality of Frederiksberg (Denmark) issued passports in the preferred time and place of families with children with the aid of Biometric Solutions ApS.
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Clear trajectory for Canada’s clean energy strategy

By accelerating the transition to renewables, Canada’s clean energy strategy is charting a clear course, as Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr sets out here When most people think of Canada’s energy resources, they are likely to think about our vast stores of oil and gas. What they might not realise...
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Germany’s High-Tech Strategy 2020: Setting the stage

Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka highlights the strengths of Germany’s High-Tech Strategy to Open Access Government Germany is one of the world’s smaller countries in terms of population size and yet we are the fourth largest industrial nation. This high ranking in the global competition would not be possible without...
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Government IT: The year to adapt, change and collaborate

SolarWinds’ Patrick Hubbard looks forward to the year ahead for government IT professionals, and how DevOps culture could change the landscape If there is one thing government organisations are used to, it’s change. From the central government to local government and healthcare, budgets, technology, and policies are constantly changing. It...
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Sustainable healthcare and the technological revolution

Anssi Pulkkinen, director of wellbeing and health at Finnish funding agency Tekes, on the role of technology in securing sustainable healthcare for all Technological development and innovations have managed to produce wellbeing and prosperity in modern Europe. Today people enjoy longer, happier and healthier lives. Parallel to this positive development, national...
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How can digital hospitals help provide better care?

Elisabetta Zanon, Director of the NHS European Office, describes how digital hospitals can deliver better care whilst improving productivity and efficiency Hospitals across Europe share the same challenge of improving standards of care and moving to a better patient-centred approach, while at the same time improving their productivity and efficiency...
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Challenges for digital government: Still a long way to go

Daniel Thornton at the Institute for Government highlights some of the challenges for digital government, with its complex objectives and legacies Generations of internet start-ups have transformed services for consumers – starting with search, moving on to retail and banking, and now with the development of new services built on...
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Schools can save cash on computer equipment with DfE deal

Schools can save cash on computer equipment including laptops, desktops and tablets under a new deal offered by the Department for Education The Department for Education (Dfe) has announced today that it is offering schools the chance to save money on tablets, laptops and desktop devices. The government say schools thinking...
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Using biometrics to fight crime

INTERPOL highlights how biometrics can be used globally to investigate crime and tackle terrorism
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The European Union Internet Referral Unit at Europol

Corporate Communications at Europol outline how the internet has become a powerful tool for terrorists and how they aim to combat this problem Terrorists’ use of the internet and social media has increased significantly in recent years. Via the internet, terrorists can now reach millions of people with a single...
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Competition in connections

Competition in electricity connections is integral to the market; here James Veaney, Head of Electricity Connections and Constraint Management at Ofgem tells Editor Laura Evans why Connecting homes and businesses to the electricity grid is a great responsibility. That role belongs to Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), located across Great Britain....
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Becoming a digital services hub

Richard Godfrey, Assistant Director of Digital Peterborough details how Peterborough City Council is addressing key challenges through better use of cloud technology solutions As the UK’s local authorities continue to battle the ever-present financial, productivity, and modernisation challenges of governing today, many have turned to IT – and cloud computing in...
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Cutting to the chase

Antoon Burgers, Program Manager at Holmatro Special Tactics Equipment outlines the advantages of using hydraulics to speed up special tactics operations Speed is essential in special tactics operations. You do not want to waste time in getting to your subjects, with the risk of having them destroy evidence, or even...

The efit21 strategy – transforming education

The Federal Ministry for Education and Women’s Affairs (BMBF) details how new digital technologies are transforming classrooms across Austria Information and communication technologies transform teaching and learning. New teaching and learning methods such as the flipped classroom or Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are opening up the classroom: learning takes...

How technology can support teachers best

Educational technologies are advancing rapidly; new solutions, apps, and online platforms appear every day. Mobile learning, learning on demand, and media rich curricula are recent buzz words describing the “techno-pedagogical” state of the art. And not least, the research and development community is encircled by the hovering spirit of...
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Investigation into the impact of smartphones on behaviour in lessons

An investigation into training teachers to tackle poor pupil behaviour will also cover issues relating to smartphones in lessons. Schools Minister Nick Gibb has announced an investigation into behaviour will be expanded to cover issues including the use of mobile phones and devices in schools. Tom Bennett, former teacher and government...

Advanced Knowledge Management in Smart Cities

New ways to deal with the complexity and dynamics of change in our cities On-going urbanisation makes cities focal points for economies and societies. As its share of resource consumption and emissions grows, economies become knowledge intensive. City life accelerates, its complexity grows exponentially along with various instabilities, challenges, uncertainties...
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Smart cities standards, the story so far

Saviour Alfino Smart Cities Standards Strategy Project Manager at BSI discusses how standards are shaping the future city landscape There are many reasons to support the case of the smart city, be that creating a ‘greener’ environment, with improved use of shared resources and greater efficiency. Or simply accommodating the...

The Digital Economy

Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society details the importance of a digital economy and sustainable online services There are few business sectors emerging as fast as the digital economy. Just a year ago almost no one has ever heard of the taxi company Uber or the...

Automotive Software Engineering

The automotive industry is one of Europe’s driving economic forces. A huge variety of cars from premium cars, to e-mobile and low-cost cars, are developed and sold. Unseen, deep down into numerous electronic control units (ECU) engine control functions, comfort functions, driving assistance functions, as well as security functions,...

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