E-Government definitions: A discussion about different point of views and its impact
Author(s): Muatasim Anwar Ahmed Al Salmi, Dr. Norlena Bt Hasnan
Abstract: E-Government is becoming one of the most valuable and required approaches worldwide and every government is seeking to provide the best services to its country to achieve efficiency and accepted performance. This goal could be achieved by improving the service performance of the entire sectors in society. Billions of dollars was invested by governments in order to undertake their first step towards implementing the e-Government project and specially implementing the best methodology of all attached and correlated electronic-based services to it. However, there is a big aspect regarding the variation of the definition of it due to many aspects like: different scholars’ background, major and point of view, fast technology innovations, different culture of different regions and countries. Hence, there is a need to further study in order to be able to obtain better understanding of the complete picture and to have a balanced view and concepts all under one e-Government umbrella. This paper will discuss the different definitions illustrated by different scholars and their point of view in their definitions. After discussing these definitions and the nature of them they will be categorized upon to their point of view. Finally the writer will give the suggestion about the definition that should be applied.