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Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government

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In the developed world, there is an increasing trend towards the use of e-government to further involve citizens in the maintenance of their country. This is not only an improved way to promote existing methods of citizen engagement such as voting or taxation; it also makes information more accessible and increases opportunities for average citizens to make their voices heard. Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government explores the latest research on the use of e-government for enhancing the effectiveness and transparency of public institutions. Featuring coverage on cloud-related frameworks and strategies, barriers to e-government development and practice, and case studies revealing the best guidelines for efficient technology use, this timely publication is indispensable for students, educators, information system specialists, technology experts, and anyone involved in public administration or the management of government departments. This book highlights chapters on a broad scope of topics including, but not limited to, citizen empowerment, collaborative public service, communication through social media, cost benefits of the Cloud, electronic voting systems, identity management, legal issues, and security and privacy for e-government users.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. BOOK OBJECTIVE
    3. TARGET AUDIENCE
    4. BOOK ORGANISATION
    5. CHAPTER DESCRIPTIONS
    6. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Cloud Computing and Social Media for C-Government
    1. Chapter 1: Cloud Computing Technologies for Open Connected Government
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLOUD COMPUTING PARADIGM
      4. CONNECTED GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS
      5. CLOUD COMPUTING AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES FOR C-GOVERNMENT
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Significance of Clouds for Connected Governments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CLOUD PARADIGM
      4. KEY MOTIVATIONS FOR CLOUD-ENABLED ENVIRONMENTS
      5. GENERIC CLOUD TYPES
      6. CLOUD MIDDLEWARE DEPLOYMENT SCENARIOS
      7. CONNECTED GOVERNMENTS
      8. OPERATIONAL MODELS FOR GOVERNMENT CLOUDS
      9. INDIAN CLOUD ESTABLISHMENTS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: Adoption of Social Media as Communication Channels in Government Agencies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FACTORS AFFECTING THE GOVERNMENT’S ADOPTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA
      4. A FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVENESS OF SOCIAL MEDIA
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: E-Government Initiatives through Cloud Computing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
      4. METHODOLOGY
      5. THE MODEL FOR EMPOWERMENT OF CITIZENS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Frameworks for Cloud-Based C-Government
    1. Chapter 5: A Cloud-Based Framework for Connected Governance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONNECTED GOVERNANCE
      4. CLOUD AND C-GOVERNANCE
      5. BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF CLOUD ADOPTION FOR C-GOVERNANCE
      6. CASE STUDIES
      7. PROPOSED FRAMEWORK
      8. PROPOSED SCENARIO
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 6: A Support Framework for the Migration of E-Government Services to the Cloud
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A FRAMEWOK FOR MIGRATION TO AND ADOPTION OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      4. ITIL AND THE MIGRATION TO CLOUD ENVIRONMENT
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 7: An Extensible Identity Management Framework for Cloud-Based E-Government Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RELATED WORK
      4. IDENTITY MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES: PROTOCOLS AND RESEARCH
      5. CURRENT PRACTICES IN THE GOVERNMENT SECTOR IN PAKISTAN
      6. EXTENSIBLE IDENTITY MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR CLOUD
      7. PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND SCREENING: A CASE STUDY
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 8: E-Vote
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ELECTRONIC VOTING REQUIREMENTS
      4. ELECTRONIC VOTING SYSTEM FOR LARGE-SCALE ELECTIONS
      5. E-VOTE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
      6. TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE FOR THE E-VOTE SYSTEM
      7. CASE STUDY 1: ELECTRONIC VOTING IN THE US
      8. CASE STUDY 2: THE e-ROMANIA PLATFORM
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Cloud Computing Applications for C-Government
    1. Chapter 9: Cloud Computing Applications in the Public Sector
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLOUD COMPUTING: ACHIEVING TRANSFORMATION OF PUBLIC SECTOR
      4. CLOUD COMPUTING APPLICATIONS IN LEADING E-GOVERNMENTS
      5. ENABLERS AND BARRIERS TO CLOUD COMPUTING IMPLEMENTATION
      6. TRENDS OF PUBLIC SECTOR ADOPTION OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      7. CLOUD COMPUTING FOR PUBLIC SECTOR: IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH AREAS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 10: Cloud Computing Applications in Education through E-Governance
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. E-GOVERNANCE
      4. E-GOVERNANCE IN EDUCATION SECTOR
      5. CHALLENGES IN USING THE TRADITIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      6. CLOUD COMPUTING
      7. BENEFITS OF MOVING TO THE CLOUD
      8. CHALLENGES AND RISKS IN MOVING TO THE CLOUD
      9. CLOUD COMPUTING FOR E-GOVERNANCE
      10. A FRAMEWORK FOR E-GOVERNANCE IMPLEMENTATION: A CASE STUDY –MEGHRAJ
      11. CLOUD MODEL OF E-GOVERNANCE IN EDUCATION SECTOR
      12. PROPOSED CLOUD COMPUTING MODEL OF E-GOVERNANCE IN EDUCATION SECTOR
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. ADDITIONAL READING
      16. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: Enabling Open and Collaborative Public Service Advertising through Cloud Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. USING CLOUD COMPUTING FOR E-GOVERNMENT
      4. THE SEED PLATFORM: MAIN COMPONENTS
      5. CHALLENGES FOR AN OPEN AND COLLABORATIVE PSA FRAMEWORK
      6. A FRAMEWORK FOR COLLABORATIVE PSA IMPLEMENTATION
      7. DEPLOYMENT OF PSA FRAMEWORK IN CLOUD ENVIRONMENT
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Issues and Benefits of Cloud-Based E-Government
    1. Chapter 12: Security and Privacy Issues in Cloud-Based E-Government
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. UTILIZING CLOUD COMPUTING FOR E-GOVERNMENT
      4. INFORMATION SECURITY AWARENESS
      5. INFORMATION SECURITY STANDARDS
      6. POTENTIAL SECURITY ATTACKS ON CB-eGov
      7. MONITORING POTENTIAL SECURITY ATTACKS
      8. CONCLUSION: RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 13: Legal Issues Surrounding Connected Government Services
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE BACKGROUND
      4. ROLE OF ICT IN C-GOVERNMENT
      5. LEGAL DEFINITIONS USING SLAS IN C-GOVERNMENT
      6. G-CLOUDS: USING CLOUD AS ENABLING ARCHITECTURE
      7. TOWARDS A LEGAL MONITORING SYSTEMS FOR C-GOVERNMENT SERVICES
      8. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 14: Cost Benefits of Cloud Computing for Connected Government
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SERVICE AND DEPLOYMENT MODELS OF CLOUD COMPUTING
      4. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF CLOUD PARADIGM FOR C-GOVERNMENT
      5. COST-BENEFIT OF CLOUD COMPUTING FOR C-GOVERNMENT
      6. BEST PRACTICES AND GUIDELINES
      7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors