Business processes of governments around the globe are evolving their ways to ICT-based. Moreover, people are rapidly adopting themselves in new portable devices such as smart phones and tablet PCs .
In this context, government and public demands for e-government services are only to grow, and most of them would desire to receive comprehensive services.
Based on this perspective, Korean GIDC (Government Integrated Data Center) model, which serves as the integrated back office for ICT infrastructure, data and services of the e-government, will continue to be expanded and disseminated.
GIDC will assist governments to standardize and automate all systems and processes of e-governments, thereby linking and consolidating data and services.
Promoting e-government through GIDC is far more effective way to expand e-government system than individual ministry-based approach, and economic benefit can be maximized in parallel.
Having acquired international certificates (e.g. ISO9001 and ISO 20000 for ICT infrastructure management and ICT service, G-ISMS of ISO27000 for security, and BS25999 for disaster management), NCIA (National Computing and Information Agency) has proved itself for its world-class e-government practices which can be transmitted to other countries.
Its excellence was recognized again by receiving 2010 FutureGov Asia Pacific Best Data Center Award and 2011 ICT Service Management (ICTSM) Excellent Organization Award.
As many of 1,069 senior public officials from 101 countries of different continents - Asia (e.g. Mongolia, Nepal, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia and India, Bangladesh), Europe (e.g. Bulgaria, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Italy), Latin America (e.g. Paraguay, Peru, Panama and Costa Rica), Africa (e.g. Tunisia, Kenya, Morocco, Republic of South Africa) and Middle East (e.g. the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia) - paid visit to NCIA to benchmark Korean GIDC model.
Far from simply introducing GIDC model to other nations, NCIA went further to associate it with ODA projects for developing countries, formulated master plans and provided necessary funding and technology. Using this procedure, it has supported countries to adopt optimal GIDC model that can fit their local environment.
For instance, Mongolia, Nepal and Vietnam have already kicked off GIDC construction initiative using the ODA (Official Development Assistance) provided by the Korean government, and a number of other countries are either undertaking a feasibility study or have included the GIDC initiative in their e-government master plan.
③(EXPANSION BY STAGES)
Korean GIDC is the large-scaled IDC (Internet Data Center) model which comprehensively operates the e-government systems of all the central government agencies.
However, each country can choose to build a GIDC by stages according to their current condition of ICT infrastructure and e-government maturity level.
In other words, they can either expand the GIDC gradually to other government agencies based on the ones built by certain ministries, who are more influential and passionate, with their own affiliated institutes only or can develop ICT in wider range based on the ones which are set up by other ministries.