Ahead in the G-Clouds: policies, deployments and issues

Aliya Mukhametzhanova, Richard Harvey, Dan Smith

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Current governments are overhauling established administrative processes as they rapidly deploy e-government. In this paper we present examples of such development from two countries with well-developed e-government programmes: the United Kingdom and the Republic of Kazakhstan and provide a comparison of key aspects of e-government in each country. We observe that quite different policies often result in very similar outcomes. For example, in the area of g-cloud there are rather similar technologies, driven by completely different policies. We show how measures of e-government that focus on outputs may be missing a substantial part of the picture: why is this being done and what is the capacity of this technology to scale to social, economic and cultural environment of the country involved.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEGOVIS 2014: Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Conference, EGOVIS 2014, Munich, Germany, September 1-3, 2014. Proceedings
EditorsAndrea Kő, Enrico Francesconi
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-10178-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-10177-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEGOVIS 2014: Third International Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 1 Sep 20143 Sep 2014


ConferenceEGOVIS 2014: Third International Conference


  • e-government
  • cloud computing

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