Oracle Launches E-gov Initiative
- By Dan Caterinicchia, Dan Caterinicchia
- Apr 03, 2000
Oracle Corp., one of the world's largest software providers, has launched
a global initiative aimed at helping governments go electronic.
Oracle, based in Redwood Shores, Calif., made the announcement on Super
Tuesday to illustrate the connection between 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.
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."