Re: Chris Chant Programme Director GCloud
Chris, It is clear that the G-Cloud initiative is a massive step forward and will revolutionise the purchase of services by government departments. The move away from hugely expensive monolithic stacks provided by the same group of dominant suppliers to a distributed set of cost-effective services delivered by smaller companies will benefit the country as a whole. However there is one important issue that needs to be addressed though in the current version of CloudStore - Capita has submitted every variant of a service as a new supplier service and as a result have swamped the lists of suppliers. As an example the Hosting service under IaaS has 44 entries for Capita and only 2 others, which does give a slightly misleading impression of availability.