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Publication Release: Global Strategy and Practice of E-Governance: Examples from Around the World

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Joint Efforts to Guard Global E-Governance after African Sites Jeopardized

Hershey, PA – February 7, 2011 – With cyber attacks greatly affecting multiple African government websites recently, the development and implementation of such websites has been closely scrutinized. Tunisia, Kenya, and Zimbabwe are currently dealing with the backlash of security and efficiency criticisms. Security experts contend that the African region is more susceptible to hacker attacks due to a lack of upgrades in protection systems. One expert, CEO of Security Risk Solution, Kostja Reim notes that “more than 80 percent of the region's websites are vulnerable to hackers.” (http://www.itworldcanada.com/news/website-attacks-raise-questions-about-african-data-security/142301)

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As the affected nations work to better their governance technologies, Rwanda and Kenya are going further by building additional data backup facilities for the region, in efforts to decrease Africa’s dependence on European and US services. Global interactions such as the share of backup storage is prevalent in today’s connected world. Editors Danilo Piaggesi (Fondazione Rosselli Americas (FRA) & International Knowledge Economy Program (IKEP), USA); Kristian Sund (Middlesex University, UK); and Walter Castelnovo (University of Insubria, Italy) discuss trends, issues and challenges surrounding the governance of and with information and communication technologies in a globalized, knowledge-based world, in their latest release from IGI Global, Global Strategy and Practice of E-Governance: Examples from Around the World.

This publication provides readers with an overview of relevant strategy and policy-level theoretical frameworks and examples, as well as up-to-date implementations from around the world.  "I believe this book provides a valuable contribution as it examines the impact of ICTs on many sectors, focusing in particular on the new role of society, the global economy, and the state. Technological innovation in the use of the ICTs has spawned dynamic and continual production,” says Enrique V. Iglesias, Ibero-American Secretary General, Spain. 

“Today, there are innumerable experiences fruit of innovation and creativity at every level. Rather than being the sole purview of Research Centers, such innovations are to be found in many arenas, an encouraging sign as to the viability of state reform,” Iglesias explains. “Knowledge about these experiences is in part the purpose of this book, and sharing them is its best contribution given the caliber of the contributors and the wide range of cases presented. I congratulate those who supported this effort for the many interesting contributions contained in this book."

Other related titles recently released by IGI Global include:

·   E-Government Service Maturity and Development: Cultural, Organizational and Technological Perspectives (http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=51468)

·   Electronic Governance and Cross-Boundary Collaboration: Innovations and Advancing Tools (http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=49579)

About IGI Global

Since 1988, IGI Global has provided comprehensive research materials on computer science and information technology management, focusing on the ways in which information technology affects human activities and interactions across disciplines. With offices in Hershey, PA, and New York City, IGI Global is a leading multimedia publisher of books, reference works, journals, encyclopedias, teaching cases, proceedings, and databases covering the areas of education, social science, library science, healthcare, business management, public administration, and computer science. More in-depth information about IGI Global’s mission and resources is available at www.igi-global.com.

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