Posts tagged ‘service catalogue’

February 28, 2012

Two Kinds of Government App Store

In the recently published UK Government Cloud Strategy one of the key planks of the strategy was the development of a “Government App Store”. In fact, the first part of the Government App Store – renamed CloudStore – has just been launched. In other jurisdictions such as New Zealand and the US, there has also been talk of government app stores and even some deployments. In general, in both the public and private sectors App stores do seem to be flavour of the month. What is a Government App Store? And what could it look like? Well first we need to distinguish between two different senses in which the term “Government App Store” is being used in the various discussions (and in the news reports linked to above).

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