AJOSE-ISMAIL, B. M. and OJUAWO, Olutayo and OSANYIN, Q. A. and ABDUL, A. and OLAIFA, B. A. (2015) OPEN SOURCE FOR E-GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA: A CATALYST FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. In: Third Annual National Conference of the School of Applied Science, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State., 2015, The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.

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The case for a developing country like Nigeria to adopt an open source software (OSS) driven Information technology strategy is a compelling one. The huge investment of the government in Information and Communication Technology and software has not been reflected in the system of government as it is being ranked low in e-government provision to its citizens. E-government (e-gov) projects have an increasing influence on how government business processes evolve and change. It is a means of making government more efficient while altering it to be more responsive to the citizenry .The migration to holistic e-government system is extremely costly. The open source software (OSS) has been adopted by developed countries to provide e-governance to its citizens. Rather than hiding their source code away from the world, practitioners of open source allow everyone to see it. It has a great potential of saving cost for developing economies in Africa and reducing the cost of doing business and automation operations. Developing countries like Brazil, Argentina and Holland are already shifting towards OSS for E-governance. This paper explores the applications and benefits of open source software/free software (OSS/FS) as an alternative to developing and deploying cost effective and sustainable e-governance solutions towards rapid development of the Nation’s economy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr Taiwo Egbeyemi
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 14:57
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 14:57

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