Launched in 2012, the G-Cloud framework has revolutionised how public sector departments access innovative IT solutions. By providing the UK Government the ability to procure services from approved cloud-based suppliers, IT costs have been driven down and efficiency increased.
With so many cutting-edge solutions available on the marketplace, it’s hardly surprising that recent figures show that procurement through G-Cloud has reached £2.4 billion. What’s more, sales from SMEs account for 73% of the total by volume.
Why is this important?
Some of the world’s best technologies are being developed by SMEs here in the UK, many of them cloud-based.
The UK Government needs easy access to these services and solutions if it’s to deliver high quality public services in our digital age.
G-Cloud provides this very access. It unlocks the benefits of cloud technology.
Public sector organisations now have a simpler way of purchasing and managing IT. By opening up new markets for suppliers, this also fuels growth in the private sector. And let’s not forget the boost to productivity that cloud solutions deliver to end-users.
At Ascertia, we too recognise the positive impact that the cloud is having on both public and private sector businesses.
As well as being authorised on G-Cloud, we work directly with governments and public authorities across the world, securing their document approval processes with a high trust e-signature solution. This is further enhanced through our partnership with Advice Cloud.
G-Cloud is constant evolving, but its success to date shows there is a real appetite within the public sector for digital technologies that can transform workflows and improve how departments operate.
Let us know if you want to learn more about how we help this sector.