Government as a Platform Strategy for Scotland’s Digital Economy

The core idea is that Scotland should design and implement a 'Platform' business model as the central mechanism for their entire Digital Economy strategy.

Described in detail in this article on our site: Government as a Platform Strategy for Scotland’s Digital Economy.

Why the contribution is important

  • Reuse of global best practices
  • Become a pioneer in this massive global market opportunity
  • Greatly reduce IT and organization costs through eliminating duplication
  • Enable an accelerated SME-based digital economy

by scotvote on December 05, 2016 at 02:31PM

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  • Posted by CharlieA December 09, 2016 at 14:03

    Pursuing the right strategy on these GaaP building blocks is essential. There are capabilities which could absolutely drive efficiency and better outcomes and these "repeating service patterns or capabilities" cut right across public service provision. A classic example is the need for a notification and messaging capability which can be plugged into service demands as diverse as school closures and child protection. The trick has to be defining and implementing these at the with sufficiently functional "APIs" and at the appropriate functional level (i.e. not too high) to make them genuinely re-usable.
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