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Centralising Hosting of Software Applications - Influence from E-government Services on Sourcing Decisions
Centre for Applied ICT Copenhagen Business School.
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, VITS - Development of Informations Systems and Work Context.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2784-863X
2007 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

 There are a lot of reasons reported for why organisations start a sourcing decision. This paper discusses this theme based on two questions: Does the need and/or wish to increase e-Government services influence the start of a sourcing decision process aiming at reorganising hosting of software applications and if it does, how does it influence the start of such a decision-making process? The point of departure, besides a literature review, is a sourcing decision-making process in a Swedish municipality. When analysing the sourcing decision, five suggested propositions developed from the factors: control, core competence, capability, cost, and strategy, are used. It is concluded that municipalities in Sweden has to prepare for being more of an e-Government organisation, which means that more of the services the mu-nicipalities- employees has done before citizens will do by themselves. This demands that to be able to offer future e-Government services municipalities need to have control over soft-ware applications. From this study it is suggested that centralisation of hosting can be seen as decentralisation of work tasks from an e-Government perspective.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Galway: ISD2007 , 2007.
Keyword [en]
Centralisation, Decentralisation, e-Government, Hosting of software applications, Reasons for reorganisation of hosting, Sourcing decisions
National Category
Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-40648Local ID: 53717OAI: diva2:261497
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2015-06-04

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