Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
12Activity
P. 1
Challenges in E-Governance

Challenges in E-Governance

Ratings: (0)|Views: 455|Likes:
Published by monishsingh
Despite number of benefits there exists numerous IS, sociological and ethical issues that act as a barrier to realizing the full potential of e-governance
Despite number of benefits there exists numerous IS, sociological and ethical issues that act as a barrier to realizing the full potential of e-governance

More info:

Published by: monishsingh on Aug 13, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

10/01/2013

pdf

text

original

 
 Challenges in E-governanceMonish M. SinghInformation System Policy, MSIS_730L_256_10SC. W. Fisher, Ph.D.May 6, 2010
 
Challenges in E-governance
1
 AbstractDespite number of benefits there exists numerous IS, sociological and ethical issues that act as abarrier to realizing the full potential of e-governance. From an IS perspective, lack of someprerequisite infrastructures including high literacy rate and wide availability and accessibility of computers and internet technology, technical issues such as the use of proprietary or openstandards and usability of the system seem to be the major challenges. Similarly, somesociological factors that affect the success of e-governance include a proper legal framework andmanaging change. Finally from an ethical perspective issues like digital divide and privacy andsecurity concerns seriously impede the e-governance initiatives.
 
Challenges in E-governance
2
 IntroductionThe emergence of internet and rapid development of processing and storage capabilitieshas provided a perfect platform for the use of ICT (Information and communicationtechnologies) across society and in business operations. E-governance is such “application of electronic means for the interaction between government and citizens and government andbusinesses, as well as in internal government operations to simplify and improve democratic,government and business aspects of Governance” (Backus, 2001, p. 1).Marchionini et al. (2003), highlighted access to information, transaction services andcitizen participation as three applications of IT in government services (Marchionini, Samet, &Brandt, 2003, p. 25). Providing access to information which is the most common e-governanceinitiative provides an effective and convenient information platform for the citizens and increasestransparency and accountability on the part of government units. Moreover, online presencereduces the distribution cost and removes the delay between information production anddistribution (McNeal, Hale, & Dotterweich, 2008, p. 215). Transaction services on the otherhand provides a speedy, transparent, accountable, efficient and effective process for performinggovernment administration activities that can result in significant cost savings for government(Backus, 2001, p. 1). Finally, with the wide presence of internet, e-governance initiatives canincrease citizen participation and political engagement across economic, educational, geographicand cultural boundaries and create a more participatory democracy (McNeal et al., 2008, p. 215).However, there exists numerous IS, sociological and ethical issues that act as a barrier inrealizing this potential of e-governance to lower the cost of administrative operation and create amore vibrant democratic and knowledge society. The following sections analyze thesechallenges in e-governance implementation.

Activity (12)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
Abhijeet Singh liked this
deepiiitbhu liked this
anand_lihinar liked this
Ankit Sharma liked this
monishsingh liked this
monishsingh liked this
monishsingh liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->