INTEGRATED SIMDA AS INCUBATOR FOR CYBER PROVINCE (Case Study : E-government Initiative in West Java Province)
The e-government initiatives in Indonesia has been increased for the last 2-3 years, and deal with many constraints of e-government implementation. One of this initiatives is how to develop a program called “e-government incubator”, and implementing the application ‘Integrated SIMDA’ (Sistem Informasi Daerah) as part of program that would support the “e-government incubator” activity. This paper will describe the background, basic idea, content design and approach in development and implementation of Integrated SIMDA, as a case of e-government initiatives in West Java Province Indonesia. The main idea of Integrated SIMDA is to prepare a tool for facilitate collecting and disseminating information from the basic level of society, in this case, from sub district (kecamatan). Main issue in government performance evaluation was chosen to define the priority of information requirement that should deliver by the system, especially how the system can provide sufficient information to calculate Human Development Index. Integrated SIMDA was not expected as perfect solution, but it just an embryo for extended and larger system to integrate all required information. To support this purpose, the approach of “growing house” was selected as strategy for development content and features, and implementation the system. This approach was chosen because the user need flexible way to modify and customize the application based on localized requirement. At implementation stage, the government has a plan to build mutual partnership with local university/academy in providing the competent human resource as initiator and facilitator for end user.