What is innovation accounting and how does it help manage innovation?

‘Innovation Accounting’ is a loose term for the idea that organisations need new metrics to manage innovation, the dominant competitive force driving value today. After building a few government as a service platforms the only thing I’ve seen reliably produce valuable innovation is intentional and consistent experimentation. Increasingly many teams are practicing some form of … Read more

Innovation Options: A tool for governments to help structure Investments into Innovation

Innovation is a key driver of economic growth and social progress, and governments around the world are increasingly looking for new ways to encourage innovation and investment. One emerging tool that is gaining attention is innovation options, a financial instrument that provides a financial incentive for private sector partners to invest in new technologies or … Read more

What are sense making frameworks and why are they important to e-Government strategy?

Sense making via an elephant

Different people have different perspectives. We need a way to bring all the different perspectives together. To do this we need to establish a set of common sense making frameworks to build a common understanding of what is going on.

What is Government as a Service (GaaS)?

Government as a Service (GaaS) is a term used to describe the shift from traditional, siloed, paper-based government services towards a digital, centralized model of service delivery. It is an approach to government operations which emphasizes efficient, digital-first services and emphasizes the user experience. GaaS advocates for digital transformation in government operations, increased citizen engagement, partnership with industry and other stakeholders, data-driven decision-making, and leverages current best practices in technology and service delivery.

Cloud-Based software explained using Housing Analogy (SaaS vs PaaS vs IaaS)

Have you ever wondered how cloud-based software works? It can seem like a complex and confusing topic, but that doesn’t have to be the case. We’ll be discussing the basics of cloud-based software in this blog post, and we’ll be using a housing analogy to explain it. We’ll be looking at the differences between SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), and exploring how they’re like renting, unit titles and leasing housing respectively. By the end of it, you’ll have a good understanding of how cloud-based software works and which type is right for you. So let’s get started and explore cloud-based software with a housing analogy.

What is Government as a Service (GaaS) and why is it so important for Pacific Governments?

Government as a Service (GaaS) is a new way of delivering government services over the internet without the need for absorbing the cost, complexities and risks associated around the large IT investments and implementations. This is especially critical in developing countries like those in the Pacific that have limited resources.

What is a viral license in Software?

A viral license is a type of licensing scheme that requires code that uses or links to the license code, having the same license. It ensures that derivative works preserve the licensing scheme of the original versions of the work. It is common in open source and copyleft licenses, especially the GPL.