The government has finally come clean about how much spend has been made via the framework, but it still isn't being open about the problems
It was encouraging to see how high a profile G-Cloud had at this week’s Public Sector Show in London with Tony Singleton, G-Cloud program director, in attendance and updating delegates on the initiative’s performance to date.
The Cabinet Office's silence speaks volumes
Small and mid-sized businesses now bank almost 60% of the spend that UK central government departments put through G-Cloud, as short, fixed-term contracts, pricing transparency and open procurement have “levelled the playing field.”
In part one of this special report, I outlined my unease at recent developments around the UK government's G-Cloud program. In this second part, we take a closer look at what we do and don't know about the current situation and reflect on growing sell side discontent.
I've made no secret of my support for the G-Cloud programme since its inception, regarding it as one of the most important tools in the box for fixing the broken nature of public sector IT procurement and service delivery, but stand by for some tough love talking.
The traditional waterfall approach to project development is out and agile is in – but who has the skills?
CloudStore and the Digital Services Store are soon to be folded into one almighty online catalogue
This could mean big things for the G-Cloud, where security has been a stumbling block in the past