EXCL: Government warned of ‘serious risk’ to services as UKCloud customers hit with sevenfold price increase
Customers that cannot pay fees seven times higher than contracted price face a race against time...
The Government Digital Service has announced plans to rebuild and rename its CloudStore platform which allows local authorities and other public bodies to search for suppliers and services available on the G-Cloud framework.
The launch of an expanded G-Cloud supplier framework earlier this year also marked the formal introduction of a ‘Cloud First’ policy, intended to drive wider adoption of cloud computing in the public sector, which would boost business and offer further savings and efficiencies.
Part of the PSN outlook for 2014 involves well known milestones for the programme.
G-Cloud 4 promises even greater access to commodity, cloud-based services with 1,183 suppliers and over 13,000 services. But is the latest incarnation of G-Cloud meeting its remit?
Publictechnology.net caught up with David Wilde, chief information officer at Essex County Council about the savings being made through ICT.