'We knew G-Cloud was going to work better for us once our prospective customers began to ask us about procuring through it, rather than the other way around'
'In order to deliver public services at lower cost, efficient and effective services are required. And that means government organisations are focusing on their users,' thinks this IT managed services player
'We estimate that to digitise 100 paper based processes would take 230 years and £150m, based on most commonly-used developer intensive solutions. In time, that's equivalent to the time it would take to do nine return trips to Pluto, and cost, employing 487 extra NHS nurses.'
The whole Government Cloud sourcing vehicle is great if you’re educated in digital services and you’ve got a clear idea of your needs - but its not so good if you approach it from the angle of, “I work in Social Care, what is there to help me do my job better?” says this supplier of procurement and contract data to the public sector. Does it have a point?
'I think businesses looking to get onto the marketplace should make sure they are prepared for the work it entails': experienced e-Recruiter and G-Cloud veteran WCN offers its perspective on how to make the most of the opportunity
When G9 services go live on the Digital Marketplace, all G-Cloud 7 and G-Cloud 8 services will be removed and all existing suppliers who want to continue offering G-Cloud services need to apply to G9 - so get ready