An Overview of e-Government

Shivakumar Kolachalam

Abstract


Recent development in Digital Communication systems, Internet/Intranet technology, and Open-Source software resulted in restructuring of 1st & 2nd generation information systems into cheaper, inter-connectable, and globally accessible user-friendly systems, enabling people to move towards e-government age.

Government is an institution that meets some of society’s most critical needs and any/every member of the society sometime or other has to interact with the government.

This paper attempts to give an overview of e-government in general, discussing potentials and barriers involved in realization of it. The much needed Change management or New Public Management for e-governance is also briefly described.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13132/2038-5498/2004.1.1-12b

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