Public Sector

Public Sector

E-Government, electronic administration and more

An agile software development organization needs a software architecture that is ready for agility

Since the publication of the Agile Manifesto in 2001 the agile approach has in next to no time developed into state of the art...

Mein ELSTER offers a new log-in option via identity card

Since the beginning of 2012, ELSTER has offered the possibility of using the identity card with eID function (nPA) for proof of identity during...

Code Rollout is Not Enough for a Successful Software Go Live

In many companies IT has come to be regarded as an essential component of core strategy. Companies are thereby responding to a fundamental change....

E-billing mandatory from 2020 for all government suppliers

The e-invoice has been a done deal for quite a while. Legislators decided that this should be mandatory for the highest federal authorities from November 2018, and from 2019, all other German public offices will have to follow suit.

Cloud-based data management – an important topic for the Public Sector CIO

Datenmanagement in der Cloud – ein wichtiges Thema für den CIO - auch im Public SectorDie Digitalisierung erfasst nicht nur immer mehr unterschiedliche Wirtschaftsbereiche, sondern zunehmend auch den öffentlichen Sektor. Das bedeutet, dass die Entscheidungsträger innerhalb der Ämter eine Strategie entwickeln müssen, wie sie damit umgehen.

Wienbot – the first chatbot on behalf of a city administration

At the beginning of the year, the City of Vienna attracted a lot of attention with a new project: It presented a new chatbot for communication with the citizens. After a trial period in which the feature was only available via Facebook Messenger, it is now also available as an app. This is the first chatbot in the service of a municipal administration.

Taming the Trojan Horse: Preparing Agility Effectively

Agility has been a hugely overhyped concept for quite some time. From two-guys-in-a-garage startups to globally active corporations or public sector contracting authorities, more...

The battle for electronic identity

The federal government is working to make the new identity card with electronic proof of identity more attractive. This additional function has so far met with little response from the public. Meanwhile, large private companies have a serious competition system for identification on the Internet.

One-off Projects Are Not Enough!

A one-off project approach to developing digital business applications is no longer in keeping with the times. Digital business applications need to be constantly adapted to new requirements. They must enable different business ideas to be trialed and competitors’ good ideas to be adopted swiftly.

The Scrum Master – More than just a Moderator!

Agile methods like Scrum are increasingly gaining ground at German companies. Scrum is rated especially highly in the eCommerce environment, where a short time...