The IT Revolution (cloud computing) pertains not only to business and corporate functions, such as sales. It also affects our institutions and particularly our governments and their digital services. Once again, a strategic perspective is needed to handle IT correctly and make intelligent use of it. Here, too, IT opens up completely new ways of shaping processes and relationships.
This fact becomes all the more important when you consider the current connection between government and IT. When governmental monitoring and surveillance is discussed, so is IT. International crime and the danger of terrorism have turned IT into a monitoring and security issue. Fully transparent citizens without any secrets from the government are more and more the reality. This begs a counter-question. Is the government equally transparent and free of secrets? How crystal clear are government actions? How transparent are its services and how traceable its decisions and regulations? Read more →