E-governance today is like a half empty glass, some people look at the part that is full, some look at the part that is empty and some people donít see the glass at all, says R Chandrasekhar, Special Secretary, Department of IT, Ministry of Communication & IT.
The journey of e-government in India started around the beginning of the new millennium though the efforts for modernisation and computerisation of offices started much earlier.
According to the WEF Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008, India ranks 50 out of 127 countries analysed and ahead of it are countries like Barbados, Latvia, Tunisia, Thailand and the Slovak Republic. Similarly, India's per capita public sector
There has been a gradual realisation probably relatively late in the game. Now there is a significant awareness of the potential and our latest reports on technology and development really highlight how ICT can be a powerful multiplier
Virtualisation is the future of the operating system because it is not just virtualisation to abstract computing cycles. Conceptually, when you start saying that cycles are abstracted away from how they are delivered, it opens a world of possibilities.
James M Whitehurst
A CCTV network across Mumbai with a coordinated crisis management cell during emergency, colour coded alerts and a media/communication strategy, are just some of the suggestions that have come forth post 26/11, the Mumbai siege.
The MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) has set an example for other urban local bodies by introducing IT initiatives that focus on providing best civic services to its citizens.
Lower castes did not have any bank account in this village. But Punjab National Bank (PNB) came here with Zero Mass Foundation and today over Rs 500,000 has been deposited in the village bank.