Government within the UAE will go digital by 2014. The Cabinet on Monday approved a plan that incorporates the full-scale adoption of electronic processes and services within the government. Within two years all government ministries and departments will be obligated to offer full electronic services to the public. The 2014 plan also includes adherence to best practices in the field to further the UAE’s position on the United Nations e-government Readiness Index. Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai emphasized the importance of adopting state of the art digital technologies in government to ensure the nation’s competitiveness int he world economy.