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UK government’s Digital Marketplace needs to make finding good technology easy

April 11, 2014 | CloudStore and the Digital Services Store are soon to be folded into one almighty online catalogue Read more [...]

UK gov introduces simpler security classifications – 90% of data now cloud friendly

April 3, 2014 | | One Comment This could mean big things for the G-Cloud, where security has been a stumbling block in the past Read more [...]

Video exclusive: setting out your stall in the government cloud

April 3, 2014 | In the second part of our video exclusive in association with, former UK government G-Cloud boss Chris Chant argues the need for marketing and promotion when selling via the Cloudstore. Read more [...]

Video exclusive: the man behind the G-Cloud, Chris Chant

April 2, 2014 | Last week's Think Cloud for Government conference in London welcomed the original G-Cloud program director Chris Chant back from semi-retirement in France to offer up his views on his 'baby', over two years after the launch of the UK national cloud computing strategy. Read more [...]

The UK foreign ministry and its not particularly cloudy-looking cloud deal

April 1, 2014 | | One Comment While it’s pitched as a good poster child story for the G-Cloud initiative, there are one or two questions left hanging uneasily in the wake of the UK foreign ministry's decision to award a £6.3 million contract to Capgemini. Read more [...]

Europe cloud strategy leaves UK isolated

March 28, 2014 | The UK stands separate from European partners in cloud strategy, but risks missing out on the benefits Read more [...]

Controversial two year cloud contracts are causing an industry stir

March 27, 2014 | Traditional suppliers are facing an uphill battle and will need to transform their business models to accommodate Read more [...]

Commodity cloud means educating government on how to be a better buyer

March 26, 2014 | When last we spoke, Denise McDonagh CBE promised to be a cloud champion across government. Nine months on, the CTO at the UK Home Office is still on fire when it comes to the cause of cloud computing and commodity purchasing Read more [...]

Liam Maxwell – UK govt targets £500m IT savings this year and is ‘taking business elsewhere’

March 25, 2014 | Government CTO Liam Maxwell was speaking at this week's Think Cloud for Government conference in London Read more [...]

Israeli-UK digital government pact sets global standard to follow

March 17, 2014 | A pact between the governments of Israel and the UK to work on the development of digital services as part of the so called D8 initiative reminds us of how we can learn from one another, even if the European Commission isn't keen on national efforts. Read more [...]

CeBIT 2014: the Anglo-German tech axis takes shape over 5G

March 10, 2014 | | One Comment “A few years ago, Skype was a typo, a tweet was something you heard from a bird and a cloud was something you saw in the sky.” The CeBIT trade show opens in Hannover with political tech jokes. Read more [...]

Come friendly data centers and fall on Slough

March 3, 2014 | Slough is fast becoming the UK's first stop for cloud services firms wanting an in-country data center as follows VMware in opening up its operation there, with plans to move to France and Germany next. Read more [...]

NIST and the cloudwashing of client-server SaaS

February 27, 2014 | | 33 Comments Client-server SaaS doesn't comply with the NIST definition of cloud SaaS and should be deleted from anyone's CloudStore - especially G-Cloud. Let me spell out exactly why it's just so much SoSaaS Read more [...]

UK government CTO Liam Maxwell: the competition nut

February 24, 2014 | | 5 Comments Working as part of the government's 'start-up division' – GDS – CTO Liam Maxwell is working hard to overhaul Whitehall's digital capabilities. Read more [...]

Happy birthday G-Cloud!

February 19, 2014 | | One Comment We can't let today slip by without sending birthday greetings to the UK government's G-Cloud program. Read more [...]

G-Cloud takes a passage to India

February 5, 2014 | India is the latest government to emulate the UK's approach to a national cloud computing strategy as well as seeking public/private sector partnerships. Read more [...]