PolicyOne year in, govt happy with G-cloud progress

One year in, govt happy with G-cloud progress

It has been a year since the launch of G-Cloud programme under which the CloudStore was set up.

One year in, govt happy with G-cloud progress
“This is the way we want government IT to be”

It has been a year since the launch of G-Cloud programme under which the CloudStore was set up, a place for public sector bodies to purchase commoditised services instead of developing their own systems, and the government has deemed it a success. It has not only made it easier for small companies to compete for public sector businesses – 75% of the 459 suppliers are SMEs – but also made government IT more cost effective for the tax payer.

According to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude, the G-Cloud is a “model for efficient public sector IT” and has established a “dynamic marketplace for cloud-based IT services”.

“This is the way we want government IT to be – simpler, quicker, cheaper and focused on matching solutions to business requirements, reducing waste and cutting costs,” he added.

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