By 2015, 50% of all new UK public sector ICT spending will go on Public Cloud services according to Cabinet Office targets.
VESK are part of G-Cloud and G-Cloud ii; the Government Cloud and are now successfully procuring cloud services to local and central UK Government. Most organisations now realise the benefits of cloud computing to the UK Public Sector:
- Reduced cost
- Increased efficiency and staff productivity
- Green IT
- A future proof IT platform
- Compliance to Coco, GSX and the PSN
Another hugely important factor to cloud services across UK Government is understanding and helping staff TUPE. Too many IT personnel see cloud as a threat to their role within the organisation. This should not be the case. Savvy IT Managers who are now implementing or who have already implemented cloud services will see not only noticeable business benefits to their organisation but will have understood that the role of IT is changing. It’s no longer about buying hardware servers and PC’s, it’s now all about finding services that will benefit the organisation and increasing efficiency and productivity throughout, making everyone’s lives easier and more productive.
IT Managers must learn to adapt and manage this new cloud infrastructure in its entirety make business decisions and link new cloud services between providers to offer their organisation the best set of services achievable through collaboration and innovation.
” The Department for Business Innovation & Skills requested virtual desktops and application delivery via VESK’s G-Cloud offering. The services are as described on the G-Cloud website, have been easy and cost effective to setup, support has been fast and efficient, and requests for changes have taken hours rather than weeks. Its exactly what is expected of a cloud based service.”
Andrew Wood, The Department for Business Innovation & Skills