Digital Architecture

By sharing infrastructure components and promoting open standards, we help the public sector attain higher levels of cooperation and interoperability.

In Denmark, we work continuously on bettering the conditions for digital architecture in the public sector.

To this aim, we have facilitated the development of the shared vision expressed in White Paper on a common digital architecture. The white paper outlines how public services can be efficient, coherent, transparent and targeted to the needs of people and businesses.

One of the ways in which we help the different authorities in the Danish public sector, is by building and sharing infrastructure components. This is to ensure that the same kind of components do not have to be build many times over. Instead the public sector, and when possible also the private sector, is invited to use our components and adjacent services.

Higher levels of interoperability

Our work on digital architecture further involves promoting and developing open standards, specifications and guides on a national and, when possible, international level. With more and more organizations working in accordance to these documents, higher levels of interoperability are attainable. This also extends to the private sector, which is welcome to use the open standards, specifications and methods. Furthermore, the common guidelines and open standards aid the public sector in minimizing vendor lock-in due to proprietary solutions.

Our work with digital architecture places a heavy emphasis on cooperation and consensus amongst the participating organizations. This makes for a robust development, which in turn produces a successful platform for the public sector to keep making efficient, coherent and transparent public services.

The Danish public sector Common Digital Architecture is the primary outlet for our efforts. Currently, The Common Digital Architecture consists of a framework architecture, guidelines for architecture documentation, guidelines for project reviews, theme-specific reference architectures and a larger number of specifications, rules, models and instructional texts. For a deeper understanding of the Common Digital Architecture, read the translated version of the foundational White Paper on a common digital architecture.

Read more about the White Paper on a common public-sector digital architecture