Oracle executive blasts e-government plan

Oracle executive blasts e-government plan

The government's plan to have all public services available online by next year is a “big mistake", according to a senior executive at software maker Oracle.

The government's plan to have all public services available online by next year is a “big mistake'‘, according to a senior executive at software maker Oracle, who has worked closely on government initiatives.

Jens Mortensen, Oracle's vice president for public services, said so-called e-government had to be driven by demand from the public, which did not seem to exist.

“The first wave of putting everything online has not achieved improvements in cost or service,” he...

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