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G-Cloud director Tony Singleton: ‘G-Cloud saves £23k in admin alone’

Tony Singleton spoke to attendees at the Cloud Expo conference in London this week

G-Cloud has the potential to offer savings of up to 50 per cent on a like for like procurement and around £23,000 in admin costs alone, said Government Digital Services director and head of the G-Cloud programme Tony Singleton.

UK government Digital Marketplace moves into beta

The UK government hopes the Digital Marketplace will make it easier for the public sector to buy digital services

The UK government’s Digital Marketplace, which replaces the Cloud Store for buying cloud services in the public sector, is now in beta and fully accessible.

G-cloud sales nudge £200m but adoption lags in wider public sector

Total spending through G-Cloud is fast approaching £200m but use by the wider public sector and local government is still lagging

Total spending on cloud services through the UK government’s Cloud Store marketplace hit £192m at the end of May, up from £180m the previous month. But more than 85 per cent of this was accounted for by the UK government’s own spend, with the portal still failing to gain serious traction within the the wider public sector.

G-cloud team to increase awareness, Singleton says

Tony Singleton said GDS will step up efforts to educate the public sector about buying through G-Cloud

G-Cloud head, chief operations officer and deputy director of operations for the Government Digital Service, Tony Singleton, said in a blog post Tuesday that the organisation will take a number of steps to educate buyers on and increases awareness of the G-Cloud programme.

KPN taps Open-Xchange to bolster cloud offering to SME market

KPN will offer Open-Xchange's app suite to its SMB base

Dutch telecoms operator KPN has entered into a partnership with Open X-Change to offer the company’s cloud-based productivity and collaboration to KPN’s business customers, according to Frank Hoberg, Open-Xchange’s executive vice president of sales.

Asustek, Taiwan government to collaborate on cloud marketplace

Asustek and the IDB plan to launch the new platform by the end of 2013

Taiwan’s Asustek Computer (Asus) has announced that it will be partnering with the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs to establish a new cloud computing services marketplace.

UK Government IT procurement investigation may help end supplier oligopoly

The OFT is seeking input from IT services suppliers to shed further light on barriers to market entry

A recently launched UK government investigation into the way public sector organisations procure IT systems and services may help end a long-running oligopoly in government IT procurement, according to Peter Groucutt, managing director of online backup firm Databarracks.

Deutsche Börse launches first public vendor-neutral cloud marketplace

The DBCE is expected to be commercially available in Q1 2014

Deutsche Börse AG, a stock exchange and subsidiary of the Deutsche Börse Group has announced what the company claims to be the world’s first vendor-neutral marketplace for cloud services.