Nowadays organisations depend heavily on investments in information technology. Public sector also needs such investments due to the development of technology, but also to optimize the work processes, reduce bureaucracy and corruption, as well as to improve the transparency of public money operations. The aim of this diploma paper is to present and analyse the public-sector investments in information technology in Slovenia. Note that there is a lack of such analyses in Slovenia, especially ones that are in the public domain. In the analysis, I included all Slovenian ministries because they are an important source of investing public budget into various activities. I focus on the period from 2008 to 2016 to invesigate the impact of the financial crisis on the IT investments.
I acquired the data for the analysis by integrating three datatechnology defined by the appropriate Standard Classification of Activities. Regarding transaction information I focused primarily on the size and business activity of a business entity which received budget funds from one or more ministries. From the transactions made by all fourteen ministries I extracted the transactions used for infomation technology defined by the appropriate Standard Classification of Activities. Most important information regarding the transactions was the transaction date, transaction source and the amount of an individual transaction.
The results of the analysis show that the investments during the results also show that the adoption of the Public Finance Balance Act and the increase in the VAT rate due to the financial crisis did not have a negative, but a rather positive impact on investments. I also concluded that various government mandates in the selected period did not have a significant influence on the amount of investments or on the funds spent by the ministries on information technology.