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Government as a Platform: Putting the Pieces Together

June 7, 2016 This is the final article in a series that examines case studies and model architecture for government as a platform, or GaaP. Government as a Platform is both a consumer and provider of services. As such, it is encased in an API layer that is able to consume services and...

How to Apply Government as a Platform to Different Classes of Systems

March 9, 2016 When looking at how enterprise IT continues to evolve, it is increasingly common to refer to different types of “systems of…”. Writer Geoffrey Moore got the ball rolling with his 2011 use of the term “systems of engagement” (SOE) and “systems of record” (SOR); IBM has recently added to it...

How Government Could Serve as the Platform for a New Economy

February 16, 2016 One of the key constructs underlying the concept of Government as a Platform (GaaP) for innovation is the use of application programing interfaces to create new applications or enhance old ones. The term “API economy” describes this ecosystem where APIs are used to expand business models. Within government, this becomes...

Breathing New Life Into Shared Services

December 9, 2015 This article is the third in a series that examines case studies and model architecture for GaaP (government-as-a-platform). Government-as-a-Platform (GaaP) is an expression of how technology trends such as cloud computing and API based software can enable more flexible, responsive and efficient government. One benefit of GaaP is that agencies...

Achieving Joined-Up Government

November 24, 2015 This article is the second in a series that examines case studies and model architecture for GaaP (government-as-a-platform). Technology, connectivity and applications that are noninvasive to existing systems, yet are able to share data and build citizen engagement, offer new ways of delivering government services. The concept, called joined-up government,...

Introducing Government as a Platform

October 19, 2015 This article is the first in a series that examines case studies and model architecture for GaaP (government as a platform). Governments around the world are facing competitive pressures and expectations from their constituents that are prompting them to innovate and dissolve age-old structures. Many governments have introduced a digital...