Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government

Cloud Computing Technologies for Connected Government

Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2015|Copyright: © 2016 |Pages: 416
ISBN13: 9781466686298|ISBN10: 1466686294|EISBN13: 9781466686304|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8629-8


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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Citizen Empowerment
  • Citizenship in the Cloud
  • Collaborative Public Service
  • E-Government Services
  • Electronic Voting Systems
  • Identity Management
  • Open Government
  • Security and Privacy
  • Social Media Communication Channels

Reviews and Testimonials

Computer and information scientists examine the cloud computing paradigm and cloud related technologies for the effective provision of connected government. Their topics include: adopting social media as communication channels in government agencies, a support framework for the migration of electronic government services to the cloud, an extensible identity management framework for cloud-based electronic government systems, enabling open and collaborative public service advertisements through cloud technologies, and cost benefits of cloud computing for connected government.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Zaigham Mahmood is a published author of fourteen books: nine of which are dedicated to Cloud Computing and Software Engineering; and the other five focus on the subject of Electronic Government including: Developing E-Government Projects: Frameworks and Methodologies; E-Government Implementation and Practice in Developing Countries; IT in the Public Sphere: Applications in Administration, Government, Politics and Planning; Emerging Mobile and Web 2.0 Technologies for Connected E-Government; and this current volume. Additionally, he is developing three new books to appear in 2016. He has also published more than 100 articles and book chapters; and organized numerous conference tracks and workshops. Professor Mahmood is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of E-Government Studies and Best Practices as well as the Series Editor-in-Chief of the IGI book series on E-Government and Digital Divide. He is a Senior Technology Consultant at Debesis Education UK and Associate Lecturer (Research) at the University of Derby UK. He further holds positions as a Foreign Professor at NUST and IIU Islamabad Pakistan and Professor Extraordinaire at the North West University Potchefstroom South Africa. Professor Mahmood is also a certified cloud computing instructor and a regular speaker at international conferences devoted to Cloud Computing and E-Government. His specialized areas of research include distributed computing, project management, and e-government. Professor Mahmood’s book page.