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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.

As Home Office embraces G-Cloud, Singleton spreads the word across wider government

The Home Office has embarked on an IT strategy modernisation effort, which will put G-Cloud at the centre of its strategy

The UK Home Office is embarking on an effort to modernise the agency’s IT strategy, which according to its CTO and former G-Cloud head Denise McDonagh will help break its dependence on large systems integrators and long-term technology contracts.

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.

Cabinet Office needs to step up, former head of G-Cloud says

McDonagh said the Cabinet Office needs to improve how it educates the public sector about G-Cloud

Home Office chief technology officer and former G-Cloud head Denise McDonagh told a group of local and national government authorities this morning that the UK Cabinet Office needs to increase visibility of the G-Cloud framework across the public sector.

G-Cloud spend approaches £100m as programme gets overhaul

G-Cloud sales topped £92.7m last month, a £14.8m improvement over the previous month

Public sector spending on cloud services through the government’s Cloud Store hit £92.7m as of the end of January according to G-Cloud sales data, and is on track to break through the £100m barrier next month.

SMBs call for change to G-Cloud before fifth framework launch

A group of private and public sector organisations outlined their views on reforming the next iterartion (fifth) of G-Cloud in an open letter to the programme's head Tony Singleton

In an open letter sent earlier this month to Government Digital Services chief operating officer and head of the G-Cloud programme Tony Singleton, the companies indicated a strong need to provide more clarity on the protective marking scheme (GPMS) changes and pan governmental accreditation of cloud services; review the mandatory length of contract terms and safe contracting procedures (due diligence) for buying through the Cloud Store; reduce “cloud washing” (calling things cloud services when they don’t fit with the NIST definition); improve the transparency of the overall service; and provide a framework (contractual, procedural) for jointly offering services to the public sector through the Cloud Store.

UK’s G-Cloud 4 launches with 300 more suppliers than last iteration

G-Cloud sales topped $53.5 million last month, a steady improvement, up from £44.7 million in September

The latest iteration of the UK government’s procurement framework for cloud services, G-Cloud 4, is scheduled to go live this week with just under 1,000 suppliers listed in the CloudStore, many of which are SMEs, and over 13,000 services. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said the latest figures demonstrate the effectiveness of G-Cloud in shifting the balance between small businesses and the large SIs.

UK government launches next procurement round for G-Cloud

GCloud 4 timetable

Government Digital Services (GDS) announced Tuesday that the fourth iteration of the G-Cloud framework, G-Cloud 4, is officially open, meaning suppliers of cloud services can now submit tenders to be included in the government’s cloud initiative.

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