Cloud Vision for e-governance

Cloud Vision for e-governance

Catalina Joseph, Gov CIO Outlook | Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Cloud helps to deliver e-governing services faster and cheaper, thereby boosting the adoption and use of technology for e-services.

FREMONT, CA: The Internet has transformed lives in terms of how people work, learn, and communicate. These transformations are also influencing the government's organization, and they connect with its citizens, institutions, and firms and cooperation with other governments. Increased access to technology brings demands on the government from its citizens and organizations. For this, cloud computing may result in significant cost savings. It includes the use of computing hardware and software infrastructure, and apps that are remotely hosted. Cloud computing offers a new service consumption and delivery model inspired by consumer internet services.

E-governance with cloud computing provides integration management with automated issue resolution, manages security end-to-end, and assists budget based on actual data usage. At a global level, cloud architectures can advantage the government to mitigate duplicate efforts and increase resource utilization. This assists the government in going green, lowering pollution, and effective waste management. Enterprises are already reaping the advantages of the cloud by using the "pay-as-you-use" service model, scalability, and ready availability. Since the government needs a massive infrastructure, the government needs to leverage cloud computing on a long-term basis.

Proper planning, execution, training, and management could mitigate overall costs greatly and assist in more efficient utilization of taxpayers' money. Though there are efforts already being planned, it is time for e-governance to take a big leap. E-governance is a process of revamping the way governments work, share data, engage citizens and offer services to external and internal clients for the benefit of both government and the clients they serve. Government has several applications that can be automated. Spending on IT would boost the productivity of the government and help in decision-making and policy enforcement.

Cloud offers a solid foundation for the introduction of an extensive provision of services to several stakeholders. Applications developed using cloud architectures will benefit the government in mitigating operating costs and scaling the governance. Cloud architectures, when properly applied to designing e-governance applications, change the nation into an information society. Service level agreements are vital for the government to gauge how well the government's services are being provided.

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