Communications of the IIMA


The internet and e-commerce technologies have already altered the way businesses operate. In the recent past, E-govemment has attempted to emulate the success of e-commerce organizations. This paper explores the status of e-govemment in metropolitan areas in Texas. The paper focuses on metropolitan areas since, based on reports on online usage in the US, rural areas still lag behind the metro areas. Consequently, rural counties, in general, have not developed their official e-govemment web sites as much as have counties in metropolitan areas.