E-government WAP grabs ruler’s attention

The e-government stand in hall six at GITEX captured the attention of Sheikh Mohammed with its vision of a paperless future for both government and police in Dubai. He stayed for 30 minutes at the booth, and was particularly impressed with the initiative for PDA information.

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By  Daniel Anderson-Ford Published  October 17, 2001

The e-government stand in hall six at GITEX captured the attention of Sheikh Mohammed with its vision of a paperless future for both government and police in Dubai. He stayed for 30 minutes at the booth, and was particularly impressed with the initiative for PDA information.

The initiative essentially incorporates a single Internet interface for both the public and government departments to access information. “The initiative aims to bridge the gap between the public and the police to fight crime together,” Ahmed bin Subaih, head of specialised department, told Gitex Times.

The initiative provides the public and the police with information on PDA, WAP, SMS and Internet platforms.

The Dubai Police Department is able to access information about offenders, criminal records and even report crimes to their headquarters using the new network. The PDA service even allows officers to access photographs of offenders.

“The application will simplify the jobs of the officers and will dramatically reduce the cost of operations,” commented Subaih.

For the public, a range of services exist. One of note is that offered in combination with public utilities, for which the use of the newly developed m-Dirham service allows online, WAP, and PDA payment of bills and traffic fines.

The services also offer benefits to citizens with the ability to report crimes, receive information and even talk directly with the Police through a live system.

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