Many e-government services on offer around the world already provide citizens with relatively sophisticated services and the establishment of a fibre-based broadband network may see governments improve and broaden the range of web services even further. In 2013 the use of Big Data is becoming a key focus for the sector. In addition, mobile services are being incorporated into service offerings and cloud computing is becoming integrated. The Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M will also impact upon this sector.
This report provides broad information on e-government development and identifies the leading governments around the world. It discusses common applications, trends and the benefits and barriers to e-government. This report is designed to provide current observations, which may assist investors, analysts and industry participants in making investment and business decisions.
The e-government sector is beginning to evolve with attention turning towards cloud computing, green e-government, mobile services, whole-of-government approaches and citizen participation. Various published studies have ranked the following countries as leaders in e-government during 2011 and 2012: Australia; Canada; Denmark; Finland; France; Japan; Republic of Korea; Netherlands; Norway; UK and Northern Ireland; USA; Singapore; Spain; Sweden; Taiwan.