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1. June 2010 – 09:38 by Vassilis Goulandris (e-trikala)

e-trikala is the official spin-off corporate entity owned by the City of Trikala in Greece. Through e-trikala’s work, the City of Trikala is recognized as the pioneer and leader of ICTs in local government in Greece today. The City continuously expands its broadband and fiber optic network (36 km) infrastructure which at this point connects all municipal buildings, authorities, organizations, schools etc, and the free-of-charge wi-fi access to the internet (34 wi-fi nodes) for all households, businesses and city visitors. It also implements novel projects like intelligent transportation systems, innovative e-health services for citizens, an integrated remote citizens’ complaint service, a tourist information platform featuring PDAs – and eventually RFID technology – and many others in the pipeline.

The e-trikala company is empowered with the strategic direction and the adoption of ICTs for the city itself but also collaborates with other local authorities, to transfer know-how and implement new technology solutions for e-enabled services and e-government and serve wider agendas like health, tourism, culture etc. Moreover, the company has initiated an ambitious venture called “Cities Net” which connects 11 cities under a commonly shared vision for next generation e-enabled local authorities’ and citizens’ service. Read the rest of this entry »