APPLICATION NOTE

e-Governance

Systems for e-governance face technology challenges that common enterprise systems often would not. These challenges arise out of the distributed nature of these systems and the fact that they need to last longer than most of the enterprise systems

The extensive use of Information Technology (IT) in every walk of life has redefined the fundamental principles of delivery of services and operation of service sectors. This has resulted in faster and better services than ever before. Governments around the world have started realizing that the advancements in IT can as well be utilized to provide better services to citizens and businesses. Electronic Governance (popularly referred to as eGovernance) takes advantage of IT to reinvent the way the Government works. Often e-Governance is used as a synonym to describe an IT driven system of Governance that works faster, costs less and is capable of servicing the needs of the citizens and businesses as never before.

The Challenge
Systems for e-governance face technology challenges that common enterprise systems often would not. These challenges arise out of the distributed nature of these systems and the fact that they need to last longer than most of the enterprise systems. Some specific challenges faced are as follows E-governance projects have to be designed from day one to scale. Governance affects every citizen; and so e-governance systems have to scale up to interface with every citizen.

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Elina’s application management framework handles all of application changes and upgrades seamlessly, from a central site. It ensures a reliable and seamless network on which the eGovernance applications can be hosted securely.

Governance networks have to go into all remote areas. It is going to be prohibitively costly to wire up all villages in the country. So, governance systems will have to use wireless networks, like existing cellular networks, to deliver the applications into these areas. The highly distributed nature of e-Governance networks makes it mandatory that all network and application management be remotely performed. Enterprise data has a limited lifespan, of maybe a maximum of twenty or thereabout years. Banks go longer, but governance systems have to retain data and the transaction trail for time immemorial. A good example is land records, where we already have more than a century's worth of information.

The Solution
Simplicity

Seamless Delivery Of Applications

Insight

The Elina solution ensures reliable and secure connectivity for e-Governance network using a choice of technologies. The security suite bundled with the Elina solution provides VPN tunnels to the data centre and the district Head Quarters, for data access and manageability respectively. The scalability enabled by off-the-shelf x86 based COTS hardware allows the network to stay current in terms of technology. Elina solution deployed on self service kiosks allows application co-hosting. In this mode of deployment, the application management framework handles all of application changes and upgrades seamlessly, from a central site. It also ensures a reliable and seamless network on which the e-Governance applications can be hosted securely.

Control

Benefits
Elina solution with its crystallized application and IT architecture, enable government to roll out citizen-oriented services. This will significantly contribute to improved overall productivity of both the government officials and the citizens, as it ensures faster interaction among them by allowing them to access information directly.

Co-hosted applications at the kiosks Secure application environment Centralised monitoring and management Dynamic DNS and IP scheme for the entire network Any last mile access technology Ready for converged services

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