Addressing the Challenges of E-government in Developing Countries through Public-Private Partnership Model Based on Cloud Computing
E-Government is recognized globally as an enabler toward transformation of public sector from a bureaucratic agency centric organizational model to a SMART (simple, moral, accountable, responsive, and transparent) citizen-centric government model. Successful planning and implementation of e-Government requires abundant technical and financial resources for capital investment as well as for systems maintenance on a sustained basis, which inhibits the development of e-government in most developing countries. Public Private Partnership (PPP) is being increasingly recognized as a valuable source of new technology, management expertise, and investment capital. Traditional public sector IT environment is characterised by low asset utilization, duplicative systems, and long procurement cycle time. Cloud computing has made it possible to consolidate IT infrastructure for the entire government relieving individual agencies of the burden of investing and managing IT resources. This paper identifies and examines the e-government challenges faced by developing countries in general and Pakistan in particular proposes a solution that combines the benefits of PPPs and the leapfrogging potential of cloud computing technology.
Public-Sector Reform;E-Government;Cloud Computing;PublicPrivate Partnerships