G-cloud – an efficient way
to safe IT budgets up to 40%,
improve security and centralize
governance

g-cloud
  • Problem
  • Why should Goverment care?

Subject of attention

Local and central government tend to be one the biggest spenders in the procurement space. Meanwhile it remains to be bulky, slow-to-react and as the result inefficient in the field of IT.

Government Cloud Computing (G-cloud) is a state initiative focused on cloud computing capability for economic growth, capitalizing on cloud’s cost savings flexibility.

Government Cloud Initiatives

  • Federal Cloud Computing
  • UK Government G-Cloud
  • Europe Cloud Computing
  • Australia Cloud Computing
  • Japon: The Kasumigaseki Cloud
  • Canada Cloud computing
  • China Cloud computing

Why should Goverment care?

In may 2011 KPMG conducted the research «Exploring the cloud». The following reasons were among the most popular answers:

Transition to g-cloud
  • Current IT landscape

    No solid IT strategy, each government agency acts independent
  • G-Cloud

    Government Cloud service provider acting as a single IT services and IT infrastructure supplier for government agencies and organizations
Sources of value
  • Efficiency
    • Aggregated demand
    • Increased utilization
    • Improved productivity
  • Accelerated IT delivery
    • Rapid provisioning
    • Shifting focus from asset ownership to service management
  • Reliability
    • Improved security
    • Better fail-over protection
    • Optimized IT personnel staffing

Current IT environment

G-Cloud

Government companies buy more hardware and software they use
Improved usage efficiency
No economy of scale making IT procurement
Leveraging volume discounts from hardware and software vendors
IT procurement cycles are long and non- transparent, high corruption risks
Reducing corruption risks
All new IT systems deployed need customization
IT systems customization costs are re-used
Nonoptimal IT procurement logistics
Government services provider performs procurements for all government companies

Current IT environment

G-Cloud

Building main and backup datacenters
Cloud consulting and migration to private clouds
Hardware purchase & upgrade
Faster, cheaper, safer IT infrastructure
IT personnel overage
Savings from IT budgets are used for business process optimization and business apps development

Current IT environment

G-Cloud

Fragmented approach to security policies (some systems have proper security, some do not have at all)
Coherent security policy
Lack of backup and failover protection for critical IT systems
Guaranted disaster recovery
Highly-qualified IT personnel shortage and underemployment risks
Improved IT personnel staffing
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