What is Technology in Government? Government or public sector had extensive range of technology by generation one a decade, some as old as from IBM dominance main frame technology, to Windows-Intel (WinTel) Windows server and client, to client/server application and web application, and the modern mobile application to perform various federal to state government function.
As the one of the main pillar for get the nation competitive by leverage latest and cutting edge technology, we obvious expect government sector will achieve streamline or at least on par benchmark productivity gain compare with the corporate or private sector.
Surprising enough, we will still saw legacy structure and employe excessive of government servants for maintain legacy application that if migrate over to the modern platform will be more easy to manage and achieve “lower cost of maintenance” over the life span of the application for functionality it served.
Every year we notice for breakthrough digital transformation (DT) across all sector, but government sector will no achieve similar results is mainly contribute to no incentive for the change (since no competitor)and political consideration come first. This is why we will still from time to time saw the headline news for the serious and major mis practice happen due to old technology continue deploy and make use in the modern time.
Off course, we do saw aggressive and government with the vision and mobilising national resources to build up next generation government infrastructure. Government technology no need to be cutting edge up to extreme as the first in the world, it can be just digital transformation (DT) in the internal workflow automation or application that get things done. By invest billion under the name of “open source” but end up spending billion on the “open source” application maintenance, may not be as effective compare with industry best practice application that easy to be use and almost maintenance free, despite for the initial investment on the commercial acquisition for the software license, but over the long term, it contribute for the lower cost of maintenance.
E-Procurement that promise cut down all the paperwork and at the same time provide transparency and prevent for the paper and document fraud etc will deliver faster procurement to own cycle time. The deployment of automated commercial vulnerability and automated application testing facility to testing and manage all the government own application rather than hiring and invest multiple tools and product at the respective government agencies end is the area will contribute for billions of revenue saving. The digital transformation (DT) is actually endless, it only limit to the person imagination for the use case.
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