What is G-Cloud?

Posted by Adrian Walker on Mar 30, 2023 10:30:00 AM

What are the benefits of the G-Cloud digital marketplace?

The G-Cloud framework has revolutionised how public sector departments access innovative cloud-based IT solutions. Launched in 2012 and now in its thirteenth iteration, it provides the UK Government and public sector with the ability to procure services from approved cloud-based suppliers.

The platform has helped organisations sell and manage their business with UK Government in a more efficient manner. This is especially true for SME-type companies.

G-Cloud and its Benefits

With so many cutting-edge solutions available on the digital marketplace, it’s hardly surprising that recent figures show that procurement through G-Cloud has reached £8.6bn.

Why is G-Cloud important?

As with all businesses, public sector and government organisations are on the path to digital transformation. Both central and local governments have objectives that every project and solution must meet. From ensuring cost savings are made where possible to improving the sustainability of business processes, organisations are looking for solutions that can help achieve these goals.

Cloud technologies help to meet these objectives. Making the switch to digital solutions reduces environmental impact with reduced paper use. The move from paper to cloud-based processes cuts costs and saves time – benefits that all businesses are looking to achieve.

The UK government needs easy access to these services and solutions to deliver public services in our digital age. G-Cloud’s digital marketplace provides this access and unlocks the benefits of cloud technology.

It provides public sector organisations a simpler way of purchasing and managing IT. Services are split into three categories: cloud hosting, cloud software and cloud support. 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 recognise the positive impact that the G-Cloud is having on both public and private sector businesses.

As well as being named as a supplier on the G-Cloud 13 framework, we work directly with governments and public authorities across the world, securing their document approval processes with high trust e-signature solutions. In the UK, we work with Advice Cloud, a public sector procurement framework expert in order to maximise our chances of success.

G-Cloud is constantly 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.

Ascertia has assisted with numerous G-Cloud opportunities across local and central government. Get in touch if you’d like to learn more about how we help this sector.