Many developing countries are now experiencing revolution in e-government to deliver fluent and simple services for their citizens. However, governmental sectors face many challenges in using its e-governments’ services and its infrastructure, improving current services or developing new services; as data and applications increasingly inflating, IT budget costs, software licensing and support and difficulties in migration, integration and management for software and hardware. These challenges may lead to failure of e-governments’ projects. Therefore, there is a need for a solution to overcome these challenges. Cloud Computing plays a vital role to solve these problems. This paper demonstrates egovernment's obstacles and cloud computing features. Also, it proposes an abstract hybrid model for adapting cloud computing in e-government that overcomes the e-government's challenges. This hybrid proposed model identifies three different patterns of cloud computing which are Local Governmental Cloud “ LGC” , Regional Governmental Cloud “ RGC” and Wide Governmental Cloud “ WGC” . The proposed model determines how the entity connects to each of three clouds and what the relation between them is. In addition, readiness assessment of the services need to migrate into cloud. Finally, a set of recommended cloud aspects and their values for each of three clouds are suggested that ensure implementation of the sorted services.
Ali, Kh. E.; Mazen, Sh. A.; and Hassanein, E. E.
"A proposed hybrid model for adopting cloud computing in e-government,"
Future Computing and Informatics Journal: Vol. 3:
2, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/fcij/vol3/iss2/13