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Gov’t Turns to Technology for New Public Service Initiatives

Gov’t Turns to Technology for New Public Service Initiatives

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government plans to provide a 24-hour civil consultation service, protect victims of crimes using Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and develop a blockchain-based customs system for exporting products. South Korea’s Ministry of Public Administration and Safety announced on Wednesday that it had selected three projects to [...]

Naver to Provide Cloud Service to Mirae Asset Daewoo

Naver to Provide Cloud Service to Mirae Asset Daewoo

SEOUL, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Business Platform Corp., a cloud service provider under South Korea’s top webportal operator Naver Corp., said Friday it has partnered with Mirae Asset Daewoo, a local financial company, to provide high-performance computing (HPC) cloud solutions. HPC refers to the utilization of supercomputers and other high-end computers to carry [...]

“Energy” Big Data to be Shared with Large Corporations

“Energy” Big Data to be Shared with Large Corporations

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — A new way has been paved for corporations to incorporate the massive trove energy-related big data held by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) into new energy business models. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced today that KEPCO had signed MOUs with four corporations (KT, SKT, LG [...]

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

Big Data, Drones to Safeguard Forests

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Drones have been gaining popularity in their application for a wide range of industries, including agriculture and manufacturing. They have become more reliable and capable of different tasks as technology has advanced. The Presidential Fourth Industrial Revolution Committee announced the establishment of an ‘Intelligence-based Forestry Disaster Management Strategy’ on [...]

S. Korea to Collect Big Data to Develop Personalized Medicines

S. Korea to Collect Big Data to Develop Personalized Medicines

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will collect big data from medical records from local hospitals to pave the way for the development of effective and appropriate treatment plans for individual patients, the commerce ministry said Monday. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said it launched a task force composed of hospitals, [...]