Austin Macauley 02 September 2014

Poll reveals hazy view of G-Cloud

Two-thirds of civil servants do not understand G-Cloud – the Government’s initiative to save money through procurement using cloud technology – a survey has revealed.

It also found three-quarters of public sector staff were not aware of the advantages that it offers.

Introduced in 2012, G-Cloud frameworks are designed to be a cheaper way for the public sector to source IT.

IT provider Six Degrees Group, which commissioned the survey, said the findings prove the Government has not done enough to educate staff on the benefits of using the procurement platform.

Campbell Williams, group strategy and marketing director at Six Degrees Group, said: ‘These statistics demonstrate that as we move towards the end of 2014, the government still needs to do a lot more to educate all public sector departments on G-Cloud.

‘The initiative has the power to transform radically how authorities interact with cloud providers. However, as the findings from both surveys have shown, the public sector remains unaware of the many benefits that using the G-Cloud framework can provide.

‘It’s a framework designed specifically for the public sector, so it’s essential that they know what it is and how it can benefit them.’

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