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How the next step in literacy can make Singapore a Smart Nation

SINGAPORE (Sept 7): Hundreds of years ago, literacy was rare. The invention of the printing press resulted in more people reading as printed materials became available to a bigger part of the population. However, it wasn’t until books became widely available that literacy became widespread.

4 emerging tech trends to transform governance: Gartner

SINGAPORE (June 29): Things might just be starting to look up after public sector technology spending fell by 5.2% in 2015.

According to Gartner Inc in a Wednesday press release, technology spending by national, federal and local governments worldwide has now turned around – and is expected to keep going until it reaches about US$476.1 billion ($644 billion) by 2020.

Progress toward such a result will probably not be seen in the near future, though, as Gartner forecasts spending in this field to grow only slightly by 0.3% to US$430.1 billion this year.

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