4G Cloud Services for Mobile Governance

Cloud-enabled mobile governance has boundless opportunities for the public citizen, government agencies, and telecommunication companies. According to a survey released in December 2010 by the 1105 Government Information Group, cost reduction, fast access to data and applications, and simplifying IT infrastructure and management are the top three reasons that government agencies interest in incorporating cloud to governance. Fourth generation (4G) cellular broadband solutions will enhance the performance and adoption of cloud services to a great extent.

This research addresses many key areas including:

  • Opportunities for 4G Cloud Services in Mobile Governance
  • Proposed models for architecture, policy, security, and application framework
Target Audience:
  • Mobile Network Operators
  • Mobile Software Developers
  • OSS/BSS Solution Providers
  • Handset and Tablet Manufacturers
  • Content and Applications Aggregators
  • Mobile Marketing and Advertising Providers
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure Providers


General Methodology

Mind Commerce Publishing's research methodology encompasses input from a wide variety of sources.

We rely heavily upon our Subject Matter Experts (SME) in terms of their market knowledge, unique perspective, and vision. We utilize SME industry contacts as well as previous customers and participants in our market surveys and interactive interviews.

In addition, we rely upon our extensive internal database, which contains modeling, qualitative analysis, and quantitative data. We review secondary sources and compare to our primary sources to update previous findings (for prior version reports) and/or compile baseline information for technology and market modeling.

We share preliminary models with industry contacts (select previous clients, experts, and thought leaders) to verify the veracity of initial modeling. Prior to final report production (analysis, findings, and conclusions), we engage in an internal review with internal SMEs as well as cross-expertise, senior staff members to challenge results.

We believe that forecasts should be prepared as part of an integrated process which involves both quantitative as well as qualitative factors. We follow the following 3-step process for forecasting.

Forecasting Methodology

Step 1 - Forecasts Input: The inputs for the present and historical revenues are derived from industry players. Financial and other quantitative data for individual sub-market categories are derived from original research and tested with interviews with major industry constituents.

Step 2 - Forecasting of Future Years: Mind Commerce extends forecasts based on a variety of factors including demand drivers as well as supply side data. Key success factors and assumptions are considered.

Step 3 - Validation of Data: The final step is to validate projections, which is accomplished in consultation with both internal and external industry experts, including both topic and regional experts. Adjustments are made to the forecasts based on factors identified throughout this process.


1.0 OPPORTUNITIES FOR 4G CLOUD SERVICE IN MOBILE GOVERNANCE
1.1 FLEXIBILITY
1.2 COST AND TIME
1.3 SCALABILITY
1.4 AVAILABILITY
1.5 RESILIENCY
1.6 ROBUSTNESS AND PERFORMANCE
2.0 PROPOSED M-GOVERNANCE MODEL OVER 4G CLOUD SERVICE
2.1 ARCHITECTURE
2.1.1 DIFFERENT AGENTS IN DIFFERENT LAYER AND THEIR ROLE
2.2 POLICY AND LEGISLATIVE COMPONENT DESIGN
2.2.1 TWO CONTRADICTORY CONCERNS
2.2.2 SOME RECENT INITIATIVES – AT A GLANCE
2.3 DESIGN OF SECURITY FRAMEWORK
2.3.1 MECHANISM FOR DEFINING SECURITY LEVEL FOR STORING DATA
2.3.2 MECHANISM FOR DEFINING SECURITY LEVEL FOR APPLICATION AND SERVICE
2.3.3 DATA CLASSIFICATION AND SECURITY SERVICES
2.4 DESIGN OF APPLICATION FRAMEWORK
2.4.2 DESIGN APPLICATION FRAMEWORK
2.4.3 APPLICATION MANAGEMENT
2.4.4 APPLICATION VALIDATION
2.5 PAYMENT PROCESS

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