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.
Information about Public Sector Flex is an IT shared service supplied by Fujitsu under a contract awarded by the Cabinet Office following competitive procurement in May 2007. Flex combines standard, low cost, sustainable desktop provision with a comprehensive range of additional services to meet the full ICT requirements of a customer organisation.
Since our last open source strategy was published in February 2009 we have been listening closely to the market and now this refresh addresses a number of the issues raised by experts in this field.