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G-Cloud celebrates one year anniversary

ComputerWorldUK - The government’s G-Cloud project is celebrating its one year anniversary this week, having undergone many changes and attracted a lot of attention from both the public and private sector.

Launched in Febrary last year, the G-Cloud is the government’s first attempt at making it easier for the public sector to buy commoditised IT products from a pre-approved list of vendors via a constantly changing framework.

“In just 12 months, G-Cloud has shown itself to be a model for efficient public sector IT procurement, establishing a dynamic marketplace for cloud-based IT services. We have simplified the procurement process through G-Cloud to make it more accessible to a wider range of companies, leading to more choice, better value for the taxpayer and growth for the economy. Suppliers are asked what they can offer government, rather than being issued with complicated specifications that stifle innovation.