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Review of e-Government Policy and Outcomes in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Alanezi, M.A and Mahmood, Ahmad Kamil and Basri, Shuib (2011) Review of e-Government Policy and Outcomes in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security (IJCSIS), 9 (8). pp. 177-181. ISSN 1947-5500

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Public sector organizations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were directed to place their communications and services online in 2005, in part to promote internet-based technologies throughout the country. Due to political and technical issues, the internet was late to the region; however, the advent of useful and affordable mobile devices accelerated private and commercial take up of data-sharing technologies, and Saudi Arabia currently has one of the highest national growth rates in this regard. Late adoption means that the Kingdom bypassed many early issues of large-scale technological change as managers could select from a range of proven technologies, nevertheless the traditionalist Saudi society remained until recently largely unconvinced of the benefits of the internet. Using the two aspects of rapidly improving technological infrastructure and a reticent family-based national consumer profile, this paper relates the progress of internet-based adoption in an emerging market through the prism of e-government status in Saudi Arabia. The issues raised in the context of Saudi Arabia have application in the Arab world and other emerging markets, especially Islamic.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Computer Information Sciences
ID Code:6804
Deposited By: Dr Shuib Basri
Deposited On:21 Nov 2011 06:30
Last Modified:01 Apr 2014 11:06

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