Authors: Khaled E. Ali; Sherif A. Mazen; Ehab E. Hassanein
Addresses: Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt ' Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt ' Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
Abstract: Nowadays, many developing countries are 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. So, some of the governments are now tending to adopt cloud computing in their agencies for utilising their benefits and overcome on e-government challenges. This paper demonstrates cloud computing, its characteristics, basic delivery models and deployment models. It analyses and reviews the literature proposed models of cloud computing adoption in e-government environment. Finally, it compares between these models and classifies it to different classifications from functionally perspective.
Keywords: cloud computing; cloud computing adoption; e-government; influential factors; cloud readiness; assessment of cloud computing.
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Studies, 2018 Vol.7 No.1, pp.67 - 92
Received: 24 Apr 2017
Accepted: 25 Jul 2017
Published online: 22 Feb 2018 *