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Google pens deal with UK Government to supply cloud services to public sector

Google has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK Government to help the nation’s public sector agencies leverage Google Cloud services.

The agreement will see UK public sector bodies receive a discount depending on cloud demand and expected spend. 

Google revealed it has been in discussions this year with CCS, the UK Cabinet Office executive agency and trading fund, regarding requirements for cloud services under the One Government Cloud Strategy, a joint initiative between Cabinet Office, CCS and Government Digital Service to open up the cloud services market to more suppliers to provide the best value for agencies.


How the public sector can get remote working right

Mobile working is becoming the reality for an increasing number of public sector staff. From paramedics to healthcare workers and police officers, working remotely is part of daily routine for many in the sector. But the threat and impact brought by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak has seen many organisations instructing office-based employees to work remotely, i.e., from home, as a way to minimise the risk of infection and spreading of the virus.


Blockchain in Government: Hollow, but hopeful

“The blockchain revolution in government has not lived up to expectations yet.” That’s according to government digital transformation expert Miquel Estapé. Estapé is Vice-President of Government Digital Innovation at The Association of Corporate Governance Practitioners and Deputy CEO of the Open Government of Catalonia Consortium.

The digital transformation expert devotes much of his life to researching how emerging technologies can be harnessed to deliver improved and more innovative public services. Over the last few years, no emerging technology has caught the public sector’s (and wider society’s) imagination quite like blockchain. It has subsequently become a key research focus for Estapé, and will be the subject of his session at Blockchain Technology World in London this March.


Three ways the public sector can get the most from hybrid cloud

The cloud is king, and organisations of every shape and size can benefit by considering whether or not this technology could work for them. With the variety of options a hybrid cloud solution brings, even organisations in the public sector—restricted as they are—can find a solution to work for them.


Public sector urged to adopt multicloud to curtail cloud market monopoly

New study establishes six-step strategy for governments to prevent monopolisation of cloud market The public sector should embrace multicloud to preserve competition in the cloud computing market, according to a new report. The report, jointly penned by the Internet Economy (IE.F) think-tank and business consultancy Roland Berger, warns that a small number of dominant cloud… Read More



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