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Taking the leap towards a digital government

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55% of digital programs initiated by governments are failing to scale. But why?  

More than ever, today’s uncertain times are challenging governments to focus on ‘results’ rather than ‘efforts’.  

While the last two years have attracted more digital investment for governments to meet transformation goals, a large number remains which is yet to unleash digital disruption.  

Governments are aiming to utilize IT, allowing citizens to access government services and ensuring greater accountability and transparency. 

However, only a few transitions from optimization to transformation successfully, and only 24% are focusing on transformation-related activities. 

This blog dives into how governments can address organizational barriers and better meet digital transformation objectives in 2022.  

Transitioning barriers to digital government  

Going digital is one of the key survival instincts for organizations and governments alike.  

If the transition to digital government is so crucial, why do most governments fail to achieve this objective? 

The answer lies in the challenges encountered by public and social development organizations and how well they deal with those. Some common barriers to digital governments are: 

  • Loopholes in decision-making, planning and execution of digital transformation plans 
  • Constricted budgets or misallocation of government funds for digitalization efforts 
  • Resistance to change embedded in the local culture  

Creating the way forward by consolidating efforts 

On a global level, a digital government is now essential in the path towards achieving national development goals, increasing operational efficiency, facilitating economic diversification, meeting public expectations, and creating a greener sustainable future. 

Organizations, having already achieved digital transformation, can immensely help governments in their journey towards digital government. 

One priority for governments in effectively moving toward digital transformation is to closely collaborate with IT organizations. 

Reinforcing transformation efforts through partnering with digital providers can also add up efforts in meeting digital enablement goals for governments.  

The stepping stones 

An important stepping stone in the path to successfully transform into a digital government is to first set achievable objectives. And then based on the benefits a country wants to reap out of a digital government, clear initiatives and goals need to be devised keeping in mind the long-term development goals. 

One such country aspiring to transition toward a digital government is Saudi Arabia. 

According to its Vision 2030, it aims to amplify its citizens’ experience of government services, initiate smart administrative systems, and establish digital ecosystems by successfully transitioning to digital government. 

To fuel its digital journey, Saudi Arabia is relying on its national, technological, and socioeconomic drivers, apart from its Digital Transformation Vision.

Meeting your digital goals with Systems Arabia 

In this digital age, it is vital to transition to digital governments in order to survive and thrive.  

Organizations have excelled after adopting digital technologies and now it has become vital for governments to follow in their footsteps. Estimates by Mckinsey state that digital governments can help generate over $1 trillion annually on a global level.

Systems Arabia, with its team of industry veterans, offers digital-led services that can help governments transition from optimization to transformation and meet sustainable development goals, fortifying the public sector in the long run. 

Looking for digitally transformative technology to fast-pace your organization? Get in touch with our team today! 

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