Enterprise Architecture for Connected E-Government: Practices and Innovations

Enterprise Architecture for Connected E-Government: Practices and Innovations

Pallab Saha (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
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Release Date: June, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 591
ISBN13: 9781466618244|ISBN10: 1466618248|EISBN13: 9781466618251|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-1824-4


Enterprise Architecture is the inherent design and management approach essential for organizational coherence leading to alignment, agility, and assurance. Structured Enterprise Architecture approach is often used to plan and implement efficient and effective transformation efforts. However, the strongest driver for Enterprise Architecture is to improve service delivery and overall performance within the organization's business segments.

Enterprise Architecture for Connected E-Government: Practices and Innovations addresses the gap in current literature in terms of linking and understanding the relationship between e-government and government Enterprise Architecture. Within this broader context, the focus is specifically on uncovering and comprehending the relationship between government Enterprise Architecture and connected government. Perfect for Government CIOs, IT/IS Managers, Chief Architects, Analysts and Designers seeking better, quicker, and easier approaches to respond to needs of their internal and external customers.

Topics Covered

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

  • Economic value and impact of connected government
  • Future of EA and its role in the government
  • Government interoperability
  • Government service innovation
  • Government transformation and modernization, public sector reforms
  • Open data initiative
  • Public private partnerships with EA
  • Strategic (systems) thinking in the public sector
  • Transparent and open government

Reviews and Testimonials

"In a time of extreme fragmentation of ideas and methods in using ICT for development, Enterprise Architecture (EA) frameworks bring order and discipline for aligning public sector business processes, modern enterprise management methods and delivery of services using ICT. The book "Enterprise Architecture for Connected E-Government: Practices and Innovations" is a timely compendium of practices and experiences in the use of EA in the public sector."

– H.E. Eng. Mohammed Jamil Bin Ahmed Mulla, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an essential tool for driving government transformation. However, adoption of EA by governments has been challenging, and there are few examples of successful use of EA at scale. I am sure that this book will help governments better understand the value of enterprise architecture, and provide them with practical guidance as they embark on their transformation journey.

– Randeep Sudan, Lead ICT Policy Specialist, The World Bank

This is an exemplary work characterized by theoretical acuity and empirical richness....would undoubtedly prove to be a tremendously valuable resource to government leaders, system architects and designers in cultivating an in-depth understanding of enterprise architecture (EA) as the core element of strategies aimed at achieving the goals of government transformation through eGovernment initiatives....an extremely noteworthy and timely contribution to the body of knowledge that will definitely go a long way in bridging the gap in current literature in terms of fully understanding the very important relationship between successful deployment of eGovernment services and the crucial role of government EA.

– Manohar K. Bhattarai Vice-Chairman High Level Commission for Information Technology Government of Nepal

This reference comprehensively tells the nature of connected government in the context of enhancing ICT as a driving force for the public administration reform. By discussing theoretical and practical innovations, best lessons and their impact on transforming from fragmented government to government-as-a-whole, the book is expected to attract authorities in making polices and strategies to actively respond to the higher demands from public management and human development as well as to overcome massive financial and economic challenges in coming period. In the case of Vietnam, the book helps us find appropriate solutions to resolve the situations of ineffective cross-agency and inter-agency collaborations, unsuitable mechanism in allocating and distributing state budget, and insufficiently shared infrastructure in nationwide.

– Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phuc Director General Authority of Information Technology Application, Ministry of Information and Communication, Government of Vietnam

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Pallab Saha is with the National University of Singapore, Institute of Systems Science (NUS-ISS). His current research, consulting and teaching interests include Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Governance. Dr. Saha has published three books, Handbook of Enterprise Systems Architecture in Practice; Advances in Government Enterprise Architecture; and Coherency Management–Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility and Assurance. His books are widely referred by practitioners and researchers around the world, making it to the Top Seller list in 2008 and 2009. His papers have been translated and published in Korean, Russian and Polish. Dr. Saha is the primary author of the Methodology for AGency ENTerprise Architecture (MAGENTA) and Government EA Guidebook for the Government of Singapore and has led them to international prominence. They are available in IDS Scheer’s ARIS Toolset. He is a recipient of the Microsoft research grant in the area of Government EA supported by the UN and the World Bank. He consults extensively and has provided consulting services to the Ministry of Defence, Defence Science and Technology Agency, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Integrated Health Information Systems, IP Office of Singapore, CPF Board, SingHealth, Governments of Oman and Kazakhstan, and Great Eastern Life Assurance among others. He has been invited as a distinguished speaker to the World Bank, Carnegie Mellon University, UN University, The Open Group, Microsoft, SAP Labs, Denmark IT Society, Korea Institute for IT Architecture, IEEE, SGGovCamp, Nanyang Business School, IIM Bangalore, Governments of South Australia, Jordan, UAE, Macau, Korea, Kazakhstan, Colombia, Bangladesh, Nepal and several Singapore government agencies. His work has been featured and cited by the UN, WHO, United States DoD, Carlsberg and The Open Group and has contributed to the World Bank’s EA Guidelines for Vietnam and Bangladesh. Featured as an Architect in the Spotlight by the Journal of EA he has been an external examiner for research degrees to the University of New South Wales, a Visiting Researcher to the UN University, an expert reviewer to the ACM Enterprise Architecture Tech Pack and an invited guest faculty to the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Earlier, as Head of Development he has managed Baxter's offshore centre in Bangalore. He has had engagements in Fortune 100 organizations in various capacities. Dr. Saha holds a Ph.D in Management (Information Systems) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and has received the best research design and best thesis awards. He is an alumnus of the MIT Sloan Executive Program. He can be contacted at pallab@nus.edu.sg.