Goodbye CloudStore. Hello Digital Marketplace

Posted by John Glover on 06-Nov-2014 10:41:00

Earlier this month, the plug was pulled on the G-Cloud CloudStore, the portal used by the UK public sector to source and procure cloud-based software and services.

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Topics: public sector, collaboration tools, g-cloud

Public sector procurement and the ‘art of the possible’

Posted by John Glover on 19-Sep-2014 09:56:00

In recent years, technology has transformed the way the public sector procures goods and services for the better. Most notably, powerful e-procurement software has simplified and streamlined the fixed processes in the procurement cycle, bringing major time and cost savings to procurers and suppliers alike. 

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Topics: public sector, procurement

Team collaboration and the virtuous circle of procurement

Posted by John Glover on 15-Sep-2014 09:50:00

To make this virtuous cycle work effectively, it’s essential to ensure continuity of communications throughout the procurement process and to use common tools that allow you to work with interested parties as and when you need them to be involved.

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Topics: public sector, procurement

Public sector, meet collaborative procurement

Posted by John Glover on 31-Jul-2014 09:35:00

Collaborative procurement is a hot topic in today’s public sector.

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Topics: public sector, collaboration tools, procurement

What public sector procurement reform means for you

Posted by John Glover on 27-Jun-2014 09:24:00

In recent years, public sector procurement in the UK has undergone major reform – with collaborative working being promoted as a key way to cut costs, increase efficiency and transform working practices. 

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Topics: public sector, procurement, g-cloud

Department of Health to be in Kahootz with its Arm’s Length Bodies

Posted by John Glover on 06-May-2014 09:21:00

The Department of Health (DH) has selected the Kahootz cloud collaboration service from online collaboration specialist INOVEM Limited as part of a shared service programme that delivers more cost-effective ICT infrastructure and team working options for its staff, its Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs) and Non-departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs).

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Topics: public sector, news

G-Cloud: Driving Cloud First and service innovation

Posted by John Glover on 02-May-2014 09:19:00

This article by Sales & Marketing Director John Glover can be found in 'Public Sector Technology', a recent report by Raconteur featured in The Times.

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Topics: public sector, workplace innovation, g-cloud

Opportunities Digital by Default brings to your local authority

Posted by John Glover on 10-Mar-2014 09:05:00

The government’s Digital by Default strategy is beginning to reap major rewards. Central government departments have developed many new digital delivery models, enabling them to provide better online services for less.

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Topics: public sector, digital by default

Creating a 'Digital First' culture in your public sector organisation

Posted by John Glover on 27-Feb-2014 09:00:00

“2014 needs to be a key year for digital in government”. That’s the conclusion drawn by Tim Lloyd, the Department for Business’s head of digital communications, writing for the Government Computing website.

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Topics: public sector, digital by default

Comparing cloud collaboration software on the G-Cloud CloudStore

Posted by John Glover on 20-Feb-2014 08:56:00

The G-Cloud procurement framework allows the UK public sector to buy cloud services through an online marketplace called the CloudStore. Following recent improvements in the tender submission rules all vendors are now compelled to provide a separate Pricing Document so it’s now much easier for buyers - and sellers - to evaluate and compare different vendors’ pricing models.

 

Total price transparency - a much needed change!

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Topics: public sector, collaboration tools, g-cloud