Oracle launches e-government initiative
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Mar 12, 2000
The Oracle Corp., one of the world's largest software providers, last week
announced the launch of a global initiative aimed at helping governments
Oracle, based in Redwood Shores, Calif., made the announcement on Super
Tuesday to help illustrate the connection between the worlds of politics
and technology. And "connecting" is the key concept in the company's three-pronged
approach for designing effective e-governments: connecting government employees,
connecting citizens, and connecting businesses, said Jay Nussbaum, executive
vice president of Oracle Service Industries.
As part of the leadership initiative, Oracle in June will release a government
version of its e-Valuator interactive software tool now used to help companies
assess the potential dollar value of e-business for a potential firm, said
an Oracle spokesman.
"In the U.S. alone this year, we'll see the first Internet-enabled census,
the first legally-binding election over the Internet and online tax filing
services provided by more and more states," Nussbaum said in a release.
"Now, with governments worldwide having emerged safely through the "Y2K
lock-down,' industry analysts are predicting explosive growth in the market
for e-government technology."