Karl Robinson, Chief Commercial Officer, commented “We are delighted to be part of G-Cloud 5, providing central government departments, executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies with a cheaper and faster way to access and purchase government-approved IT Cloud products and services. The full range of StratoGen cloud hosting and disaster recovery services will be available to the public sector to purchase via the framework.
Why Should Government Departments use StratoGen Cloud?
The framework was designed to help bolster the number of SMBs involved with public sector IT procurement. According to the latest figures from the Cabinet Office, since launch, more than £175 million has been spent by the public sector on procuring cloud services through the framework. Sixty per cent of sales through G-Cloud have been awarded to SMB suppliers, the government has confirmed. In March 2013, it was made mandatory for all central Government departments to adopt a “cloud first” policy when procuring new IT assets. The Cabinet Office figures show that 80 per cent of G-Cloud sales were made to central government departments, while the rest were made by the wider public sector.
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