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Philippines to Launch G-Cloud Service - iGovPhil

the Philippine Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) has just announced a centralized government cloud service, iGovPhil slated for july 2012.


iGovPhil, a P500mil project aims to consolidate the deployment of email systems and other applications across government agencies.  Local Government Units (LGU) no longer have to be concerned with maintaining (and protecting) their IT systems, in effect this would improve service to the general public.


ICTO Executive Director Louis Casambre, added  they are looking into hosting other government systems through the Government Cloud (G-Cloud) service, such as the Electronic Business Permits and Licensing System (eBPLS), which is traditionally deployed separately by the various local government units.


"Our approach is to offer the application for free to all LGUs. LGUs will however have to contract private sector IT consultants certified for the eBPLS for their particular customizations and commissioning," Casambre said.


"We’re almost finished with the bidding documents...If I’m not mistaken, it should be operational before the State of the Nation Address of the President in July," Casambre added


Cloud Computing has been largely accepted by major IT practitioners as a much better alternative, scalable and cost efficient to support large enterprise systems.


read more [interkasyon.com]

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