PolicyG-Cloud slashing public sector IT in half

G-Cloud slashing public sector IT in half

Tony Singleton, the government’s digital commercial programme director, wrote in his April blog update that the initiative was doing well but more could be done to promote awareness of the online procurement platform.

G-Cloud is slashing IT bills in half and could do more, claims the government.

Tony Singleton, the government’s digital commercial programme director, wrote in his April blog update that the initiative was doing well but more could be done to promote awareness of the online procurement platform.

Singleton claimed that on average, the government saw savings of about 50 per cent – with some examples of savings much higher than this.

“Other benefits buyers have spoken about include greater transparency; flexibility; a simpler, clearer, faster way to buy; and ultimately better value for the taxpayer,” he added. “Once the requirement has been defined, we have put a contract in place in three minutes…

“G-Cloud is about more than sales; it is about transforming the way the public sector buys cloud-based services, and it is one of the frameworks supporting a wider business IT transformation.”

G-Cloud has been criticised due to an industry-wide unawareness regarding its benefits.

“It is essential that we get the message across to service owners and those developing policy, senior civil servants and the equivalent in the wider public sector,” he said.

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