CZ: New figure to symbolise cloud computing
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On 5 April 2011, the Czech Ministry of the Interior presented Klaudie, a female cartoon figure, as a new symbol of eGovernment in regard to the phenomenon of cloud computing.
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Up until now, the only official symbol of Czech eGovernment has been eGON, a cartoon figure that symbolises the computerisation of public administration to produce a faster, cheaper and user-friendly public administration using ICT. eGON is used to symbolise the transformation of public administration and promote among citizens the easiness of use of important public services such as Czech POINT and Data Boxes.
Klaudie was presented by representatives of the Ministry of the Interior during the 14th annual conference of the Internet in Public Administration on 4-5 April 2011 in Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. She has been created for one task only, namely to symbolise the phenomenon of cloud computing. Cloud computing refers to the provision of computational resources on demand via a computer network. Whereas traditionally data and software are both located in the user's computer, in cloud computing the data and software are mostly located in a distant network of computers, and the user's computer is little more than a display terminal for this network.
Klaudie symbolises cloud computing resources that ensure that ICT projects are not only more efficient and cheaper, but also enable the transition from the current situation to the forthcoming asset management mode for the provision and withdrawal of services.
"The implementation and subsequent operation of all projects must be economically feasible. We can not afford expensive and useless toys. Therefore the aim of the project is effectiveness and usefulness," Interior Minister Radek John said in the context of the new sector approach to individual projects.
At the conference, representatives of the Ministry of the Interior also presented the current status and upcoming news of eGovernment in the Czech Republic. They recapitulated the process of implementing the Basic Registers project, and confirmed that the Ministry would give maximal effort to remove a slip resulting from delays in the previous period tenders. The Ministry of the Interior is finalising the implementation schedule so that it can catch the planned launch of the system on 1 July 2012.
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Efficiency & Effectiveness, Benchmarking
Services for Citizens
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