Cloud service providers urge Cabinet Office to restate commitment to Cloud First policy

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Cloud forum SIG wants Cabinet Office to engage around G-Cloud and GDPR compliance and would like to see departments’ cloud transition and IT sourcing plans published. Cloud service providers (CSPs) have called on the Cabinet Office to work closely with them to help the government deliver its 2020 transformation goals.
 
It is understood that as part of calls for a renewed partnership between cloud service providers and the Cabinet Office, a new Special Interest Group (SIG) is to be created to help CSPs better align with the needs of public sector buyers using the UK government’s G-Cloud procurement framework and Digital Marketplace...
 
The new group – to be chaired by Peter Middleton, director at Cloudline – is understood to have a series of key goals, including increasing the volume of cloud services purchased through G-Cloud, pursuing openness and transparency on the future vision and direction of G-Cloud, and helping vendors to match their services with the requirements of public sector buyers...

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