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The UK public sector's IT bazaar Cloudstore sold about £500,000 of services between February and April this year, government CIO Andy Nelson said. Speaking at the Cloud Computing World Forum, Nelson said the launch of the G-Cloud and Cloudstore, from which government departments can purchase technology, was the “biggest single …

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Anonymous Coward

Cynical, moi?

"The UK public sector's IT bazaar Cloudstore sold about £500,000 of services between February and April this year"

And the Cloudstore cost £????

"Francis Maude has famously said that G-Cloud and Cloudstore will save Blighty £340m … "

Measured how?

"… the savings would come across G-Cloud and HSC by 2015"

The date of the next election.

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Integration across Whitehall is an issue

That's always been an issue. The governments right hand is barely aware that its left hand exists.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Integration across Whitehall is an issue

And that's how we UK citizens like it. The less Big Brother the better.

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Re: Integration across Whitehall is an issue

So thats the new deal Blair was always on about

We promise to carry on pouring millions into a urinal labelled "government"

They promise to carry on being incompetent twats

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Anonymous Coward

Clearly we should wait

...for Sir Bonar Neville-Kingdom's authoritative words from the heart of Westminster before deciding whether the G.cloud is a winner or never actually happened.

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let me guess

they have storage in the US? :)

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CloudStore is the first pragmatic step towards the Government consuming cloud services and it’s encouraging to see that it is starting to make money. However, as Andy Nelson, the Government's chief information officer (CIO) acknowledges, “there’s a long way to go yet.”

The jury remains out on the long-term success of CloudStore and also of G-Cloud. Widespread adoption is not going to happen overnight. It will require a huge shift in cultural patterns and requirements to facilitate the move from an ownership to a rental model. As we have seen with other technologies and business models over the years, the Government will need to adjust its approach to match the new framework and ways of selecting and purchasing cloud services.

Furthermore, the roll-out of G-Cloud and CloudStore still does not address the underlying issue of ‘Big Data’. This new plethora of services is bringing with it even more digital data that needs to be intelligently converted into meaningful information, so that decisions can be made quickly and effectively. Only then will the public sector be able to start reaping the true benefits of the cloud services available.

Andrew Carr, sales and marketing director, Bull UK & Ireland

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