Governance is a complex affair and many governments are losing billions over the matter. Without the ability to keep track of massive, rapidly changing information, they are unable to handle corruption and stem the massive loss of revenue which is done by corrupt officials. Automated systems are able to stem this issue by ensuring that all information is in digital form and the government is able to keep track of it. Web applications make it easy to reach the citizens of any government and present the best face for the government. They are easy to design and are much friendlier than a bunch of cops knocking down your door.
Web applications, when used in governance, ensure that citizens are able to interact with their government better. They are able to retrieve crucial information in good time, remit information whenever it is needed. All this is done from the comfort of their home and they do not need to visit the government offices for that. The web applications also make the government more sustainable. We have come a long way from nomadic days where keeping track of anything was very difficult. Traditional governance is quickly being overtaken by information technology and in order to survive, it has to make an effort to catch up.
Data is also growing as the population grows and this means that there is a lot more information that needs to be handled, processed and stored on the information systems. This requires the use of stable, secure and scalable web applications. The government should be able to invest in web applications that are able to take on the massive influx of information and ensure that the growing information needs of their citizens is properly taken care of. Security is very important for such information systems as hackers are also keen on the information. Hackers are always trying to bring governments down with their hacking attacks.
Denial of service attacks are common with many servers being brought to a halt by the attacks. Securing web application should be top of the list of priorities for governments that are intent on serving their citizens better. Keeping information safe and secure ensures that the web applications are able to render the services that are needed without a problem. It also boosts the confidence that the citizens have in their government and makes it possible to keep the government running without a hitch. Penetration testing is one of the things that can be done to prevent hacking and cyber-attacks from being carried out on government information infrastructure and systems. It identifies weak spots before they can become evident. This ensures that all the information is safe and secure away from the hackers.
In conclusion, governments should embrace technology if they are to handle growing population needs. Data is growing at a massive rate and the citizens needs are also increasing. It is only through the use of web applications that the government will be able to render its services to all its citizens.