Mobile App: Cook Islands Maori App


Kia Orana Whupi Website Publish,


Just released, the Cook Islands Maori Database is now available on the
Apple App Store. Get your copy now!


https://itunes.apple.com/…/cook-islands-maori-…/id965075539


We'd like to thank this opportunity and thank our partners >ISIF.Asia/ >APNIC, >USP, >DECI2/ >IDRC and >CIIAG without who this would never have been
possible. Note: All proceeds will go towards ongoing development and
administration of the Cook Islands Maori Database Project.


Check out the promo video here >


If you have an Android phone, hang in there we're working hard to get that to
you as well.


Cheers


Ano Tisam
Project Lead
Cook Islands Maori Database
>http://www.maori.org.ck


Cook Islands National ICT Policy 2010

The age of the Global Information Society has arrived. Telecommunication
networks, computer systems and Internet technology – collectively known as
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) – now connect all parts of
the world. It is an inherently democratic and empowering force that presents an
unparalleled opportunity to improve the free flow of information and ideas around
the world.
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Digital technologies have transformed our lives in recent years. Digital literacy
has grown exponentially and digital devices have proliferated - personal
computers, mobile phones, laptops and mobile wireless devices. The new
digital environment is changing the way Cook Islands people live, work and play.
It is gradually transforming the way we learn and do business, stimulating
creativity and innovation across our economy and society. It presents immense
economic, environmental and social opportunities for us all - but there are new
challenges ahead.

Used wisely, the networked economy can also help entire nations grow and
develop – delivering broad social, economic, political and cultural benefits.
Products and services need no longer be constrained by distance or time.
Companies can trade and collaborate with suppliers and customers in every corner
of the world. Innovative nations that effectively embrace ICT can develop
entirely new industry sectors, creating additional jobs and increasing national
prosperity. Government services can now be provided online – anywhere and at
anytime.

Of course, a connected society also poses new challenges and threats. It is
therefore essential that laws and regulations are put in place to enable electronic
transactions to take place – but also to protect individuals, the community and
businesses against cyber-crimes and inappropriate online content and behaviour.
It is also important that our environment is protected from waste that might accrue
from obsolete ICT equipment. Wise practices will ensure that e-waste will have
minimal or zero impact on the vulnerable environment of the Cook Islands.
The focus of this policy is to provide an ICT strategic framework to facilitate
socio-economic development of the Cook Islands and to enable Cook Islanders to
participate effectively in the local and global economy by being able to exploit the
potential of the digital world to foster entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation,
and to seek out the best ideas and solutions on offer from the rest of the world,
consequently increasing productivity across the economy. Over the past decade
this new form of global connectivity has placed limitless amounts of information
and learning at our fingertips, providing all people in the Cook Islands with access
to information and knowledge that can help enrich their lives. Important public
information from any government sector is now just a click away. Staying in
touch with anyone in distant countries has never been easier.

Ano Tisam | System Service Technician
Information and Communication Technologies | Office of the Prime Minister
phone: +(682) 25 494 ext 815 | fax: +(682) 20 856 | | Private Bag | Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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This email and any attachments to it may be confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not
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Please contact the sender if you believe you have received this email in error.Attached File: Cook Islands National ICT Policy 2010

Cook Islands Development Partner Meeting

PIRIANGA TAOKOTAI : INCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIPS : 10-14 February 2014
Only a few more days to go before your arrive on our beautiful shores so we would like to take this opportunity to extend to you a warm welcome and safe travels. An information briefing pack is attached which will hopefully answer all of your questions on planning, arrival and the weeks activities.

Please feel free to visit our website 4th Development Partner Meeting (http://www.mfem.gov.ck/development/development-partners/56-development/donor-partners/371-4th-development-partner-meeting-february-2014 February 2014 for daily updates on activities and events.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tamara File on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone +682 29521.

Development Coordination Division







Vanessa Jenner
| ADB Liaison Officer





Development Coordination Division | Ministry of Finance and Economic Management





phone: +(682) 29521 | fax: +(682) 29520 | PO Box 120 | Rarotonga, Cook Islands





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This email and any attachments to it may be confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Cook Islands Government. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you must neither take any action based upon its contents, nor copy or show it to anyone. Please contact the sender if you believe you have received this email in error.

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Ano Tisam | System Service Technician
Information and Communication Technologies | Office of the Prime Minister
phone: +(682) 25 494 ext 815 | fax: +(682) 20 856 | | Private Bag | Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
web: http://www.pmoffice.gov.ck | mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Attached File: Cook Islands Development Partner Meeting

Cook Islands Government Search Engine Now Available

The new http://cook-islands.gov.ck/ Cook Islands Government website is now live. The site has been upgraded and features a Government search engine that will allow users to search across all Cook Islands Government Ministry websites for information. It is a one stop shop for all your government information needs.

If you are unable to find the content you are looking for on the site, use the contact form to get in touch with the site administrators and they will forward you to the relevant Ministries.







Ano Tisam | System Service Technician
Information and Communication Technologies | Office of the Prime Minister
phone: +(682) 25 494 ext 815 | fax: +(682) 20 856 | | Private Bag | Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
web: http://www.pmoffice.gov.ck | mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This email and any attachments to it may be confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily represent those of the Cook Islands Government. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you must neither take any action based upon its contents, nor copy or show it to anyone.
Please contact the sender if you believe you have received this email in error.

Cook Islands Government Network Update

The ‘One government network’ project led by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM) started in 2010 by consolidating computer networks within the MFEM building. The second phase of the project is to consolidate other government departments and this is achieved currently by using one of two methods, either by wifi or cabling. At this point in time we have the following agencies connected to each other via the one network system;
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· Ministry of Finance and Economic Management
· Cook Islands Investment Corporation
· Audit Office
· Ministry of Foreign Affairs
· Office of the Public Service Commissioner
· Cook Islands Tourism
· Seabed Mineral Authority
· Cook Islands Pearl Authority
· Office of the Prime Minister
· Crown Law
· National Environment Service
· Ministry of Culture
· Internal Affairs
· Business Trade Investment Board

We will shortly be working with the Ministry of Transport to include them into the system. The one network system is currently servicing these government departments by;

· centralised email management system using ‘@cookislands.gov.ck’ domain – emails sent between these agencies are instant and does not cost incur any internet bandwidth charges because they are sent locally
· centralised deployment of antivirus and windows update – when you are joined to the one government network, antivirus updates are deployed automatically together with other windows updates
· better management of internet cost and bandwidth by proper firewalling and per user internet quota management
· Proper domain network setup and configuration – for proper control and management of access security and usage of government resources;
· control of installed software – Excess software to requirement will slow down workstation computers
· providing offsite back up and replication of files on a daily basis
· hotspot wireless service – staff from these agencies are not limited by their physical work space, they can roam around each other and still be connected to their local emails, files and internet

These agencies are now experiencing reductions in the cost of internet, reduction in cost of electricity now that they don’t need to run the air conditioning units for 24 hours, reduction in support costs call to private sector support and also a more reliable network and computer system.

The OPM is currently supporting users using a web based ticketing system where support requests are provided a ticket number and they can follow up online on the status of the support tickets. The purpose is to build and bring together ICT specialist within government into one place to manage and share knowledge and experiences to provide a better service for all.

The current stage of implementation is still in progress and it we will contact the rest of the Ministries/Agencies to discuss timeframe for joining the network. The cost of implementation will be covered by the capital funding provided under the MFEM budget, so this is your chance to join the growing network. The current project plan to be implemented includes;

· A mobile server farm for Government that can be moved to a safer location when preparing for natural disasters
· Specialised firewalling system to be deployed on the network infrastructure.

We thank you for all your support and assistance to implement this initiative and we encourage those that are still on their own network to contact us. We hope that the one network will deliver a better service for all employees in the Cook Islands Government.

Meitaki Maata,













Ano Tisam | System Service Technician
Information and Communication Technologies | Office of the Prime Minister
phone: +(682) 25 494 ext 815 | fax: +(682) 20 856 | | Private Bag | Avarua, Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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This email and any attachments to it may be confidential and are intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed. Any views or opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not
necessarily represent those of the Cook Islands Government. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, you must neither take any action based upon its contents, nor copy or show it to anyone.
Please contact the sender if you believe you have received this email in error.

Urgent: Java Developer Required for Hire


Here are some of the technical details:

We want to use Twitters cloudhopper implementation (https://github.com/twitter/cloudhopper-smpp) of the SMPP protocol to build an SMPP plugin for FrontlineSMS (https://github.com/frontlinesms/frontlinesms-super-project/wiki & https://github.com/frontlinesms/frontlinesms2/wiki). Specifically one that can communicate with Telecoms SMS Gateway.


Another option is if there is an HTTP SMS api available for TCI we can develop for that instead. See examples below:

The idea is to release this plugin as open source software so that people can then start to build their own SMS applications using TCI's SMS gateway.