The faculty of Business Informatics in the University of Information Technology and Communications organized a scientific seminar on the obstacles to the implementation of E-Government.
This seminar, which was delivered by Dr. Ahmed Abdul- Sahib Hashim of Maysan University, showed that the E-Government is defined as the automation deal of the government departments with each other from one hand and with the business sector and citizens on the other hand, using modern software that is used in Internet Technology to achieve that.
However, the seminar identified the most important obstacles that can be encountered in implementing the E-Government, some of which are related to security and confidentiality of transmitted information via the internet and the possibility of facing intrusion threats, robbery and forgery represented by hacking, espionage and destruction etc… as E-Government is characterized by the breach of the border and geographic distances.
Moreover, the seminar mentioned other difficulties that may face the E-Government such as the challenges of having an electronic public and the possibility of finding informatics awareness among people and this in its turn has some difficulties, including the modernity of technology for the communities of the developing countries and the lack of knowledge of modern informatics technology and the consequent inability to use.
The seminar also touched on the administrative difficulties, which may be considered as one of the obstacles such as lack of clearer vision of senior leadership and poor planning, analysis and the ability to predict the future and the lack of change management.
After that, Dr. Ahmed allowed discussion on the topic of the seminar, which was attended by a number of professors, staff and students of the university to come up with efficient solutions to overcome these obstacles and implement the E-Government committed to its laws and programmes in certain institutions and then apply it at a general level.