Agencies are required to use public cloud services in preference to traditional IT systems. They are required to adopt these services on a case by case basis, following risk assessments. Public cloud services are ICT services used by multiple organisations from different industries, including public and private sectors.
The Government Enterprise Architecture for New Zealand (GEA-NZ) is a common language and categorisation framework that promotes consistency in the way government models its business processes, services and infrastructure.
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) define the ways in which applications and software components communicate with each other. The term usually refers to web-based APIs, which underpin digital ecosystems by making services and information easily available within and across organisations.