Government digital infrastructures are renowned for being:
- Rich in data
- Full of legacy systems
- Not joined up
Of course, it’s not all true. It can’t be. For example, cities such as Barcelona and Amsterdam are known for having forward-looking IT postures. The governments of states such as Germany and Singapore have excellent reputations when it comes to technological outlook.
Crust, the open-source Low-Code Development platform, makes it easy to migrate and use Government data.
As app development trends go, Low-Code development is surfing a wave. The market is due to growing enormously in the next 4 to 5 years. Crust is a free Low-Code platform. However, it’s also so much more than that.
Governments need to consider many factors when it comes to a Digital Transformation strategy. Here are five key ones:
- Ease of Migration
- Data Portability and Standards-Orientation
- Time to Deployment
- Search and Business Intelligence
- Publishing Data
Ease of Migration
Getting data out of old systems and into a new one can sometimes be a pain. Crust Low-Code provides several mechanisms for doing so. For instance, this includes a comprehensive API, a universal import facility, native JSON and .csv import, and additional data mapping tools. Soon to come are backend database connectors too.
Data Portability and Standards-Orientation
We typically store data in Crust in JSON format, a friendly and well-known data format. Getting data out of Crust for re-use elsewhere is facilitated via a comprehensive Rest API. Full support for Open ID Connect is in place for identities. The road mapped federation feature for data sharing will be based around the ActivityPub and ActivityStreams standards. In short, data in Crust can used and re-used as often as your organisation wishes, both within the system and in integration with third-party systems.
Time to Deployment
Crust excels in this domain. Firstly, the No-Code Low-Code approach is friendly and intuitive. It delivers a fantastic and stable user experience in record time. So, custom business apps have never been easier to build. This means that your organisation can deploy as many as you wish from one Crust platform. Prototypes are easy to spin up, and “Corredor” automation is as flexible a BPMS tool and scripting engine as your business could desire.
Search and Business Intelligence
2021 will see Crust deliver some excellent search capabilities. The business of government is often about finding information quickly and reliably. The ability to use that data is the difference between providing government cloud services and being considered “smart” or another variant of what’s come before.
Any public sector cloud involves putting information up on the web. The Crust platform can serve as a backend “headless” content management system. Consequently, it integrates seamlessly with your web front end and delivers some remarkable privacy-oriented features. As government management software goes, the Crust platform has all the features, openness, and modernity your organisation will require to see through the next decade.