The Exploration of Government as a Service Through Community Cloud Computing

The Exploration of Government as a Service Through Community Cloud Computing

Vasileios Yfantis (University of West Attica, Athens, Greece) and Klimis Ntalianis (University of West Attica, Athens, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/IJHIoT.2020070104
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Abstract

The current article discusses the concept of government as a service through the use of cloud computing which is managed from a public community, such as the citizens of a municipality. It suggests a potential architecture of a gamified community cloud in order to transform cloud computing management to an enjoyable and valuable experience. The architecture includes the development of an on-site community and an outsourced community cloud computing infrastructure. Moreover, additional discussion in this article includes the potentiality of cloud computing as a tool towards the succesful operation of a self governed community.
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Governance As A Gamified Cloud Computing Service

In this section we are exploring the concept of community in order to improve Government as a Service.

Community cloud computing and cloud computing have the same concept; they distribute software, hardware and application resources among users. According to Manion (2004): «People in a country with a high degree of political freedom can participate in the political process more openly and actively, which in turn helps alleviate corruption by empowering people to monitor the exercise of the official power». On community level, it means that if people participate in the electronic governance of the community, then they can help in the reduction of the corruption. This is a significant reason in order to research the actual participation of the autonomous community in the electronic governance. There are two types of community cloud computing that depend on the management of the server side components (Badger, 2011):

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    On-site community cloud: The management and the maintenance of the server are being implemented by the members of the community.

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    Outsourced community cloud: The management and the maintenance of the server outsource to a private company.

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