The Government has announced that it has signed up the web host Memset as one of ten company’s trialing G-Cloud services. After months of rumour about the G-Cloud project, the Government is expected to produce is G-Cloud and the G-Cloud framework in the next few weeks. The announcement re-enforces the government’s desire to award 25% of G-Cloud contracts to small and midsized enterprises (SME’s).
But What is G-Cloud?
G-Cloud is the Government’s initiative to create a secure government cloud computing infrastructure. G-cloud could potentially create huge savings as public sector bodies require the use of similar applications and services.
The Government hopes to slash £3.2 billion off its annual £16 billion ICT budget through using G-Cloud, however Memset’s MD Kate Craig-Wood said expectations could be set higher if the project was executed to its maximum potential ‘saving the government 12billion per year by 2012’.
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