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Whitehall devolution threat means IT suppliers "must improve" at selling cloud to local councils

on Sunday, 02 August 2015. Posted in Press, News, G-Cloud

Public sector IT suppliers must swot up on selling services to local councils, as Whitehall proposes devolving more power to them

Public sector IT suppliers must get better at selling cloud to local government, as responsibility for a wider range of IT spending decisions looks set to pass from Whitehall to local councils from 2016.

Barriers to adoption: Why are local councils holding back on G-Cloud?

on Sunday, 02 August 2015. Posted in Press, News, G-Cloud

Is outsourcing, the dominance of incumbent providers, or a lack of central government guidance to blame for the low number of councils using G-Cloud?

The G-Cloud framework made its debut in 2012 as part of a government-wide push to reform IT procurement procedures and put a stop to lengthy, high-value public-sector contracts being awarded to the same oligopoly of enterprise suppliers.

Jos Creese joins Advice Cloud in Strategic Client Advisor role

on Sunday, 02 August 2015. Posted in Events, G-Cloud

Public Sector Procurement specialists & G-Cloud consultants Advice Cloud are delighted to welcome Creese Consulting’s Jos Creese as Strategic Advisor to Advice Clouds clients. Jos Brings over 25 years experience at the most senior level within the public sector and is the current President of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Jos will be assisting Advice Clouds Public & Private Sector clients in understanding how to make the most of Digital Transformation agenda within the UK Public Sector with a specific focus on Local Government.

Advice Cloud founder Chris Farthing said: “we are delighted to welcome someone with Jos’ experience and knowledge to the Advice Cloud family. I strongly believe that this shows the market how serous we are in helping the Public Sector meet its transformational challenges and assisting our growing client base understand how they can make a difference to UK citizens”

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