The Government Digital Service (GDS) has announced plans to expand the Digital Marketplace, making it a platform for governments around the world to use.
It had previously been said that the G-Cloud 10 framework would go under review and be put on hold for a year, much to the dismay of suppliers.
UKCloud has made a name for itself by offering secure, cloud environments dedicated to the public sector. It is now taking on the multi-cloud challenge.
Although unconfirmed, the news that Data Policy and Governance is being taken out of GDS will spark concerns that the department is being dismantled.
Digital government in Whitehall got an easy ride in 2017. But as we start the new year, it’s becoming clear that those in charge need to be held to account.
A survey carried out by dxw, a prominent supplier on the Digital Marketplace, calls for greater quality assurance of opportunities put out by government.
The news has received a mixed reaction - some say it's a betrayal of G-Cloud and Digital Marketplace principles, whilst others expect longer term benefits.
Whilst spend through the Digital Marketplace has surpassed £2bn, buyers still find the frameworks inflexible and unhelpful for certain projects.
Huddle shareholders get $100 apiece after private equity firm Turn/River makes an estimated $89 million buyout of UK-founded cloud collaboration startup
FutureGov founder and MD, Dominic Campbell, argues that SMEs have just as much, if not more, to offer the public sector than large corporates.