The Obama campaign team in the US used Cloud Computing firm's portfolio of social and collaboration applications to manage key aspects of the President's re-election push.
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Two of the private sector Cloud market’s biggest providers popped up in the second G-Cloud framework last week: Cloud CRM market leader and Cloud HCM provider SuccessFactors.
Today’s second iteration of the G-Cloud Framework is headlined by the continuing success story of SME inclusion in the supplier catalogue. But this time around there is also a notable increase in the number of enterprise ICT establishment players signing up.
In an effort to improve academic performance and graduation rates, higher education will expand its usage of CRM to include not only recruitment, but also retention activities and programmes.

In what may foreshadow G-Cloud developments here, it didn’t take too long after Amazon's Cloud services were brought down by a storm last week before sceptics in Washington were raising questions about Cloud’s viability in the government sector. 

Vivek Kundra is one of the more interesting new hires at A career (American) civil servant, his most high profile role to date has been his stint as the national CIO for the US government and the executioner of President Obama’s Cloud First policy across all branches of the American Federal computing market.
It was a demanding role, and one that inevitably ran into some resistance at local level from the more luddite of federal CIOs.

The G-Cloud programme team has come out fighting over what they're calling "misinformation and twisted statistics" in a rebuttal which includes a public slap across the wrist for a former senior member of the programme team itself. 

Specifically the G-Cloud team are hacked off by a report from VMware claiming that half the public sector don't understand the G-Cloud and how it works, while also wanting to clear up confusion around the introduction of the G-Hosting initiative and where it sits in relation to G-Cloud. 

Ovum analysts Nishant Shah and Steve Hodgkinson believe that with a dedicated US gov't Cloud and app ecosystem, Salesforce should now look abroad.
Salesforce recently announced the release of a dedicated Government Cloud, including an AppExchange marketplace and partner accelerator facilities for the US federal government.
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