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Comparative Analysis of E-Governance and IT Governance

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60013-0_185-2


This entry presents a comparative analysis of the e-governance and information technology (IT) governance. The aim is to gain better understanding of the differences and similarities between the two concepts and propose their complementary use.

Many organizations set up computing environments with the main aim of providing improved, effective, and efficient services to their clients, including better collaboration with its partners (Lunardi et al. 2016). This is owing to the popular believe that IT enables organizations for competitive advantages (Fernando et al. 2016). In some government organizations, the activities of the computing environments are often invoked through e-governance initiatives, with the purpose of providing digitized services to the public at large. E-governance is the process through which many governments make use of IT, to provide services to her citizens (Liu and Liao 2011). The concept of e-governance is also employed by some public...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information TechnologyCape Peninsula University of TechnologyCape TownSouth Africa

Section editors and affiliations

  • Monique Grandbastien
    • 1
  1. 1.LORIA laboratoryUniversité de LorraineVandoeuvre CedexFrance