The Government’s ICT strategy will deliver better public services for less cost. Through reuse and sharing of our ICT assets, we will improve productivity and efficiency, reduce waste and the likelihood of project failure.
In October 2009, following approval from the CIO Council, a team led by the Cabinet Office set out to define how the public sector could utilise the Cloud Computing approach to ICT delivery and explore what benefits and challenges this approach would create. This became known as Phase 2 of the G-Cloud Programme.
The Government is currently considering proposals to develop an Applications Store for Government, which will be an online marketplace for business solutions, encouraging the sharing and reuse of online services across the public sector. Rather than create bespoke solutions each time a requirement is identified, reuse will become the norm.