Ahead in the G-clouds: Policies, Deployment and Issues

  • Aliya Mukhametzhanova
  • Richard Harvey
  • Dan Smith
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8650)


Current governments are overhauling established administrative processes as they rapidly deploy e-government. In this paper we present examples of such development from two countries with well-developed e-government programmes: the United Kingdom and the Republic of Kazakhstan and provide a comparison of key aspects of e-government in each country. We observe that quite different policies often result in very similar outcomes. For example, in the area of g-cloud there are rather similar technologies, driven by completely different policies. We show how measures of e-government that focus on outputs may be missing a substantial part of the picture: why is this being done and what is the capacity of this technology to scale to social, economic and cultural environment of the country involved.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aliya Mukhametzhanova
    • 1
  • Richard Harvey
    • 1
  • Dan Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUK

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