IBM has deployed a new IT infrastructure to modernize the delivery of government services to the citizens of Croatia.
The new government project e-Citizens will benefit from the IBM IT infrastructure as the mainframe environment will help enable more secure access to government services.
Croatian citizens will benefit as they can be informed about passport expiry date, tax payment due date, pet vaccination schedule, insurance status and many other tasks that typically required visits to ministry offices or separate websites.
By using the application mPretinac, citizens may choose to receive those messages on their mobile and smart devices and get real time alerts for every new message.
The IBM mainframe supports the Croatian government to standardize key data about citizens and businesses. Many registries will be integrated into the system along with other departments including the information systems of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Public Administration.
The new IT infrastructure, based on IBM z12EC 703, will secure sensitive information and ensure interconnectivity and interoperability among Croatian government bodies, individuals and the European organizations.
In addition, it helps to modernize and simplify dealings with citizens and can advance Croatia’s integration into the European Union (EU) systems, IBM said.