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HK govt tech lab releases new database tech

The Smart Government Innovation Lab in Hong Kong has launched a new solution, developed by one of its incubated tech firms. The solution is now ready for acquisition by other firms, government agencies and academic institutions.

Solution description

The solution called the Form-World Database Software Application Platform is the firm’s third-generation database application platform with patents in the USA, China and HK.

It reshapes the way to manage the data in “Form” format instead of the traditional database (e.g. Oracle) in “Table” format. It can apply to all industries.

It can be built and maintained by an end-user without programming skills. It improves Time to market (TTM) and significantly cut down the CAPEX or OPEX as much as 70% by reducing or eliminating IT development.

It has very high security with user-level up to 15. It enables remote operation, cloud and blockchain environments.

Application Areas

The technology can be applied in the following areas Broadcasting, City Management, Climate and Weather, Commerce and Industry, Development, Education, Employment and Labour, Environment, Finance, Food, Health, Housing, Infrastructure, Law and Security, Population, Recreation and Culture, Social Welfare as well as Transport.

Technologies Used

The solution uses 3rd-generation database technology.

Use cases

There are many Use Cases, for example:

Use Case 1 – Paperless Transformation

Use Case 2 – Database Bridging for process-driven solution

Use Case 3 – Workflow or business process improvement

Use Case 4 – Industry Applications

It cuts down the CAPEX or OPEX as much as 70%. It significantly improves TTM (Time to market) as most of the cases do not require programming or IT development. It greatly improves the operation efficiency.

About the Smart Government Innovation Lab

In 2018, the Government established the Smart Government Innovation Lab to explore hi-tech products such as AI and relevant technologies, including machine learning, big data analytics, cognitive systems and intelligent agent, as well as blockchain and robotics from firms, especially local start-ups.

The Lab is always on the lookout for innovation and technology (I&T) solutions that are conducive to enhancing public services or their operational effectiveness.

I&T suppliers are encouraged to regularly visit the Lab’s website to check on the current business and operational needs in public service delivery and propose innovative solutions or product suggestions to address them.

Pushing smart city solutions

The government is working to build Hong Kong into a world-class smart city, through adopting the measures set out in its Smart City Blueprint for Hong Kong.

The government’s policy objectives to pursue smart city development are to:

§ make use of innovation and technology (I&T) to address urban challenges, enhance the effectiveness of city management and improve people’s quality of living as well as Hong Kong’s sustainability, efficiency and safety;

§ enhance Hong Kong’s attractiveness to global businesses and talents; and

§ inspire continuous city innovation and sustainable economic development.

Keeping in mind the city’s city challenges, unique local situation and strengths and opportunities ahead, the government has mapped out in this document the smart city development plans for the next five years (roughly 2018 to 2023), and beyond.

A smart city is people-centric and should be built upon the needs of the people and the benefits should be seen and felt by residents and visitors.

The government has vowed to continuously review the effectiveness of its work, and introduce new measures to bring in more I&T applications to Hong Kong.

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