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Dangerous Enthusiasms: E-government, Computer Failure and Information System Development

Dangerous Enthusiasms: E-government, Computer Failure and Information System Development (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2013 reprint)

By Gauld, Robin
By Goldfinch, Shaun

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Information and the technology that supports its collection, communication and analysis is a core concern of modern government, making e-government (meaning electronically enabled government) fundamental to the ongoing 'reinvention' of public administration. But the quest for e-g...overnment opens up a range of issues - whether to take a 'big bang' or an incremental approach to computerisation, how to deal with security and privacy concerns, how to reconfigure the machinery of government to fit ICT practices (and decisions), hardware and software procurement, software architecture, access by whom to what. The spending of public money is always intriguing and perhaps money spent on ICT has been the most intriguing of all, with some spectacular failures costing millions. This book is written for a general audience and takes a critical look at policies, problems and prospects for e-government in a series of case studies. Why have ICT failures in the public sector occurred and what lessons do they provide for the future?
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ISBN 9781877372346
Published NZ 1 Jan 2006
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2013 reprint
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ISBN-13 9781877372346
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Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 1 Jan 2006
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 2013 reprint
Edition 2013 reprint
Author(s) By Gauld, Robin
By Goldfinch, Shaun
Category Technology & Applied Sciences
Politics & Government
Computer Hardware & Operating Systems
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 352.3650993
Weight 195g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Administrative agencies, Information technology, Information resources management, Government policy, Data processing
NBS Text Management & Business: General
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly