back to article Stop press! NHS trust finds G-Cloud, BUYS SOMETHING with it

G-Cloud can help public sector buyers dodge the bureaucracy of a European tender process – but there is no centralised coalition-led push to get more agencies and departments using it. So says Mark Davison, director of information management & technology at Berkshire Health Trust, a mental and community services body for a …

  1. Stu J

    Value?

    Lync on Office 365 is $5.50 per user per month, or $66 per year. Or slightly less than £45 per year.

    So - aside from presumably UK-based servers - what are this company providing that allows them to charge an order of magnitude more...?

    Doesn't sound like great taxpayer value to me...

    1. A Known Coward

      Re: Value?

      Indeed, £450 per year per seat seems very high, what exactly are they getting for that price?

      1. Mark 65 Silver badge

        Re: Value?

        Indeed, £450 per year per seat seems very high, what exactly are they getting for that price?

        Fucked-over.

    2. BearishTendencies

      Re: Value?

      Bloody obvious what they're getting....the full G-Cloud buy what you want, how you want, no need to worry, it's all OK, it's all great value experience.

  2. Smoking Gun

    Come on folks give Mark a break. He probably bought some shares in OUT when they were £1.20 so £450 a seat of taxpayers money is a snip to help raise the current 0.25p price.

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