Where next for UK Government as a Platform and GDS?

Amid all the debate about the direction of digital government, it's important to take a critical look at the GDS plan for government as a platform.…


Platform is a Business Model. Not a Tech Stack.

Read the article on Medium.com   Amongst the hubbub of excitement and apprehension around ‘Government-as-a-Platform’; what actually is…


Why dealing with your council doesn't have to be 'computer says no'

A few months ago I grappled with one of life’s more complicated challenges. No, not the London Marathon (amazing, but mad), and no, not completing a…


Government as a platform, or a platform for government?

Government as a platform is the latest buzzword in Whitehall - but is that really what they are going to deliver? In the world of government…


GaaP: it's not just about the platform

In this article published on Government Computing, Methods' Group Chief Executive Peter Rowlins and Strategy Director Mark Thompson discuss…


Using Minimal Viable Capabilities to Digitize Government

Following the premier at our Digitizing Government event, we are proud to launch our new video that introduces the concept of Minimal Viable…


Platforms and Tribes

By Paul Brewer, Director for Digital & Resources at Adur and Worthing Councils. "It was my first time at a Solace annual conference, and I’ll be…


Digital Government - a FAM future?

By Chi Onwurah, Shadow Cabinet Office minister and Labour MP for Newcastle Central.   Chi Onwurah MP wants to see a common government platform…


Government must be a Platform Entrepreneur to deliver 'Digital 2.0'

I recently came across the National Audit Office (NAO) ICT in Government: Landscape Review, released back in 2011. It’s not a bad document, written…


Making sense of BIS, DECC, and the SME's

In this article, Dr Mark Thompson argues encouraging SMEs to play a key role in Whitehall requires time and support, while new entrants must show…