Governments and IT Sharing

Governments and IT Sharing

Bruce Rocheleau (Northern Illinois University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-807-9.ch010


There are many reasons why today’s computerized information systems can achievemore sharing in government than ever before. Over the last decade, an increasingemphasis has been placed on taking an enterprise-wide view of governments in order toreplace “stovepipe” systems that focus on one department’s needs with integratedsystems that would allow users from any department to access to information they needto achieve their jobs. This ability to share information across departmental boundarieshas become accepted as one of the basic goals of modern information management ingovernment. One of its key precepts is that data should only be input once into a systemand any user (with a valid need) can use that information from anywhere at any time ina variety of forms.

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