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Microsoft and Vietnam Govt Work Hand in Hand to Implement e-Government

Since information and communications technology is very crucial in today’s every day undertakings, the Vietnamese government acknowledged this and therefore teamed up with Microsoft in order to deliver the best possible IT solutions.

In 2015 therefore, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the city’s Department of Information and Communication joined forces with the International Data Group (IDG) Vietnam to open the e-Government. The momentous event was held at the New World Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City with the goal of strengthening municipal governments, businesses and citizens into creating and improving society in the future in the fastest yet most efficient way possible.

Microsoft launched CityNext, the citizen-centred IT solution, in catering to the needs of Vietnam. It is the company’s best bet in targeting areas like consultancy; development and deployment of comprehensive solutions for e-government; e-health and smart transportation. It works by accumulating all the best answers for a particular need and then sending that information directly to the government, businesses and citizens, preserving resources along the way. Moreover, CityNext functions in real time, assuring transparency and building community involvement between the government and private sector as well.

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Danang City for one exemplifies the tremendous convenience and ease with which ICT applications bring. It is now utilizing Cloud-based Data Centre model with open platforms including Window Server 2012 R2, System Centre 2012 R2, and Data Centre 2012 in its e-government infrastructure. In the health sector, the advanced applications have incredibly improved in delivering the proper care and even social service. And that’s not even the end of it. Microsoft has partnered with health organizations, communities and tens of thousands of global partners to continually innovate in this sector and cutting costs in the process. Doctors and patients can both benefit in this technology by having access to the information and equipment anytime and anywhere with the assurance of being perfectly safe and secure.

So far, Vietnam has showed promise in this endeavour because based on a survey done by the United Nations in 2014 in the area of e-Government Development Index, Vietnam placed 99 of out the 193 countries all over the globe and 26 out of 47 in Asia. It has even exceeded Malaysia and Thailand in this department. The survey used the following as basis for their selection: online services, tele-transportation infrastructure and human capital. In the same manner, the World Economic Forum conducted the Global Networked Readiness Index report in April 2015 and Vietnam ranked 85 out of 143 countries.

At the same time as the conference, a Technology Exhibition was also organized with efficient solutions in Communications Infrastructure, Data Centre, Big Data, Cloud Computing, National Authentication Centre, Connection Centre, Management and Typical Data Sharing Solution, Information Security, e-Health Record, Traffic Management, Supervision Products, among others. Participants to the said event had the opportunity to express their concerns and other issues, hoping to create the best possible IT environment for Vietnam.

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