Interoperability is the ability for disparate technologies and systems to communicate and work together. This is crucial within the public sector, given that ICT is a key enabler in the drive by Government to improve its services and operate in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.
Interoperability within the Northern Ireland Public Sector is being achieved through implementation of standards from the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF), and other local standards which have been derived from the e-GIF standards. The Cabinet Office are responsible for the development and maintenance of the e-GIF. For further information on all standards within e-GIF