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The paper presents case studies and argues that an important aspect of ICT services is that it needs several partners to deliver the service on the ground read more →

How can the perceived gender neutrality of egovernance be overcome? Due to the technocratic vocabulary and direct private sector involvement, egovernance is generally not perceived as an area of governance reform or public administration read more →

If there’s something you’d like to know about Helsinki, someone in the city administration most likely has the answer. For more than a century, this city has funded its own statistics bureaus to keep data on the population, businesses, building permits, and most other things you can think of. Today, that information is stored and freely available on the internet by an appropriately named agency, City of Helsinki Urban Facts. read more →

According to the social media agency, Semiocast, in 2013 Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta is also the Twitter capital of the world, with more than 2% of the world’s 10.6 billion tweets read more →

In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Japan has doubled its efforts to find a viable alternative to nuclear power. An updated proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) seeks to solve the island nation’s energy woes — and it’s the much vaunted scifi-like idea of building an orbital farm. read more →