Welcome Back to GCloud

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GDS have offered an early ‘welcome back’ for everyone from their holidays, with the news that the procurement for GCloud 7 will open at the end of August. In line with good practice, CCS & GDS have improved upon the tender process and propose a simplified procedure, in particular promising a single portal for upload. […]

Disruptors! Your country needs you…

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It was reported yesterday that the Treasury has asked unprotected departments to draw up models which offer budgetary savings of 25 and 40% by 2020. Coming after the budgetary reductions of the last five years, this will be a driver of radical reform in public services. Businesses need to be asking themselves how they can […]

Understanding Government

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I’ve run a few workshops recently with clients on government and the consistent feedback was ‘wow, we didn’t realise it was so complicated’. In a nutshell, although departments are interested in government wide issues, they are only responsible for their domains. The exception is the Cabinet Office, which does have a government wide brief, but […]

Why is it so difficult to buy a web service?

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I met some guys from a hosting company last week at an Enterprise Nation event and gave them some feedback: I found the purchase of web hosting/domain/email ridiculously complicated. Comparing relatively tiny price differences amongst providers on different terms was immensely frustrating. I think the first provider to offer simple and comprehensive packages and pricing […]

A new venture!

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After about 20 years in and around the public sector I have decided to ‘fly solo’. I think I can help to ‘level the playing field’ and give small and medium size businesses the insight into the public sector that some big businesses already have.