1.5. Setup of a reliable online national server

As the technological development moves on most countries have a mobile network and coverage for a certain part of the districts. The use of networked based information systems accessed over the Internet (also referred to as “cloud computing”) combined with Internet modems using the mobile network is a great approach for rapid scaling. This assumes a reliable online server at the national level. The recommended approach is to procure such hosting services from external providers (such as Linode and Amazon) which relieves the government of providing necessary features such as back-up electricity solutions, regular data backup, server maintenance and security and reliable Internet/network access. A typical concern is policy and in-country location of the data storage but this can be mitigated with special arrangements with the provider.