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Title Cloudification of my.eskwela for e-Governance in Philippine Education
Posted by Orven Llantos
Authors Llantos, Orven
Publication date 2017/06/12
Journal Procedia Computer Science
Volume 109
Pages 680-685
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract On-premise implementation of information systems suffers from performance problems due to the inability to scale or allocate computing resources because of high user demands. Such a case was experienced by many teachers accessing the Philippines Department of Education (DepEd) Learners Information System(LIS)1. The system just breaks2 during submission of report in a scheduled time and forces the teachers to do extra work in waiting for systems availability just to re-submit the report. Such scenario is an impediment to the implementation of e-Government3 as envisioned by the Philippine government. An alternative approach was explored and a student information system, named my.eskwela version 2.0, was deployed to a Philippine Public Elementary School with budgetary constraints. The original my.eskwela4 system was housed on-premise through virtual system but was redeveloped to fit the needs of the Philippine K-12 curriculum and re-deployed to the cloud for the purpose of enhancing the services of the beneficiary school. The process of deploying the on-premise application to the cloud is called cloudification. Cloudification of my.eskwela has greatly impacted the primary school community that hopes to improve its processes through e-governance. Deploying the application into the cloud allowed the possibility of focusing on the software features instead of worrying on finding the funds for the initial IT infrastructure into which the application will run. Cloudification further enabled e-governance to its full extent and it was able to overcome most of the implementation challenges for providing better service to the community.
Index terms / Keywords Cloudification, e-governance, Software-as-a-Service, Student Information System