Modernize to Survive: Discover Digital Transformation from Agencies around the World
Society is changing. In a short amount of time, we have become a technology-enabled, information-rich, mobile population. To better serve digital citizens, governments around the world need to wake up to this new digital reality. Governments that want to stay relevant are using e-government technologies to improve mission performance, increase transparency, engage citizens, and provide faster access to government services.
Government agencies are data-generating engines:
- The average U.S. state and local agency stores 499 terabytes of data.
- Government CIOs and IT managers expect this number to grow by more than 50% over the next two years.
- Only 47% of agencies are making strategic decisions with their information.
- Security breaches of information ranks high in government at 26% compared to other industries.
- Based on better management of data, 69% predict improvements in processes and efficiency, enhancing security and reducing risk, and predicting trends.
The time is now for public sector renewal through e-government. The book e-Government or Out of Government illustrates how information technology is modernizing the public sector at every level of government – from delivering mobile e-services locally, to improving health care and education at the regional level, predicting threats and the outbreak of disease nationally, and advancing financial stability and the quality of life for citizens in developing countries across the globe.
Effective e-government unlocks the potential of information to empower governments, public servants, and citizens, while ensuring privacy and security. In agencies around the world, the archaic, paper-based approaches of the past are being replaced by services that are safely delivered across mobile devices, the Internet, and in the Cloud. This is e-government.