End user device programme to adopt ‘best-in-breed’ approach

Forthcoming technical framework will define ‘component elements’ for the supply of products and services while monitoring applications for G-Cloud ii framework A guest blog on the G-Cloud site from the End User Device Programme has laid out how the End User Device Programme is running its procurement approach. The post, by Glynis Baldridge, an official […]


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G-Cloud accredits first suppliers

‘Badge’ system intended to help government purchasers identify IL security accredited cloud suppliers The G-Cloud programme has said that the first suppliers have been awarded Pan Government Accreditation (PGA) to provide services through the CloudStore. It said that the scheme will show that cloud services have been assessed by information assurance body CESG and approved […]


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Denise McDonagh rebuts G-Cloud critics

Director of G-Cloud defends programme against claims of fall in interest Denise McDonagh, director of the Cabinet Office’s G-Cloud programme, has said that suggestions there has been a drop in interest in supplying to the G-Cloud are “just plain wrong”. To date, there have been 407 expressions from interest from new suppliers into the G-Cloud, […]


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CloudStore: 75% of suppliers are SMEs

Cabinet Office says CloudStore is breaking monopoly of integration giants The Cabinet Office has said that three-quarters of the contracts awarded through the public sector IT services catalogue CloudStore have gone to SMEs, reports The Register. The claim was made in response to feedback from some suppliers who suspect G-Cloud business is dominated by the […]


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£98k spent through CloudStore in July

Cabinet Office and Student Loans Company among biggest G-Cloud spenders last month Public sector organisations spent just over £98,000 through the government CloudStore framework in July, mainly on software. The biggest spenders were the following: The Student Loans Company, which spend nearly £32,000 on consultancy with Quo Imus. The Cabinet Office spent £24,500 with software […]


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CloudStore back to life after technical glitch

G-Cloud team confirms Cloudstore issues which prevented supplier and public sector buyers from accessing the service have been resolved CloudStore, the government’s online catalogue for the public sector to make cloud computing purchases, is back up and running following a system error, which affected public access to the service. The government’s @G_Cloud_UK Twitter account acknowledged […]


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Huddle grabs lion’s share of CloudStore sales

G-Cloud sales data shows bias towards SaaS delivery rather than specialist cloud services Publication of sales achieved through the G-Cloud framework have revealed that the majority of purchases made to date have been for Huddle’s collaboration software. Huddle sales account for more than £400,000 of total sales of £453,000, with buyers of the software including […]


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Denise McDonagh: buy camps and expos will ‘propagate’ G-Cloud

G-Cloud programme director focuses on getting public sector to adopt cloud technology The G-Cloud programme is being developed to help the wider public sector transition to cloud services, according to Denise McDonagh. In an interview with Guardian Government Computing, the director of the G-Cloud programme said that she is currently focusing on the “propagation” of […]


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Government highlights CloudStore sale success story

G-Cloud team says sale provided a low cost and effective way for NHS commissioning support service to ‘securely collaborate’ The government has published information on a CloudStore deal that it believes has allowed an NHS service to collaborate effectively. In a blog post on the G-Cloud website, the team says that NHS Central Southern Commissioning […]


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CloudStore 2 goes live

Government CIO Andy Nelson says latest iteration of CloudStore offers better functionality The second iteration of the government’s CloudStore has gone live today, the Cabinet Office has announced. It claims that the iteration has better functionality in terms of searching and comparing services and prices. It also enables buyers to purchase directly through the store […]


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