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The G-Cloud dream is dying for SMEs, says Memset director

jun 17 2016

Kate Craig-Wood, managing director of Memset, one of the original technical leads of the government’s G-Cloud framework, was a strong believer in the initiative, but now says her mind has changed.

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Memset's MD slams G-Cloud

jun 17 2016

The company has had no new business from the government's cloud platform for three years Memset's MD, Kate Craig-Wood has revealed the company has lost faith in G-Cloud, because it has not had any new business and the investment has not paid off. "We are seeing an utterly pitiful return via G-Cloud – about £100k/year. We do have a fair bit of other government business now, but not via G-Cloud and still only 6 per cent of our revenue overall. Nowhere near enough to make it a profitable venture," Craig-Wood wrote on her blog.

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G-Cloud 8 application deadline extended

jun 17 2016

The deadline extension has come the same week that suppliers have been sharing their experiences of trying to sell through the agreement and whether they see value in continued involvement. Kate Craig-Wood, founder of cloud hosting provider Memset, spoke of her disenchantment with how the framework was functioning based on the level of investment the company had put in to meet compliance and security requirements. Craig-Wood questioned the company's sales approach, whether infrastructure as a service is too complicated for middle management, and the way government buys, saying "the whole point of G-Cloud was to break away from the hideousness of old boys' networks and closed procurement systems."

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Early G-Cloud advocate says the “dream is dying”, warns of gov “propaganda”

jun 16 2016

What started out as the odd bit of criticism trickling through, is now almost certainly a trend. Whilst we at diginomica have been pretty avid supporters of the G-Cloud framework over the years, which has been designed to break down barriers to entry for SMEs wanting to win work with government, and simplify complex procurement processes by providing an online marketplace for cloud services – it can’t be denied that there is a growing tension around the framework’s continued success.

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Memset laments ‘pitiful return’ on G-Cloud datacentre investments

jun 16 2016

G-Cloud champion Memset is threatening to withdraw from the cloud procurement framework, blaming the “pitiful returns” the company has seen from its long-standing involvement in the initiative.

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Memset founder: "the G-Cloud dream is dying"

jun 16 2016

Kate Craig-Wood complains of "pitiful return" via G-Cloud and says the company has had no business from the framework since 2013 Cloud hosting provider Memset has questioned whether it is worth continuing to remain on the G-Cloud framework. A strongly-worded blog post written by the company's co-founder and managing director Kate Craig-Wood entitled "G-Cloud - the dream is dying", describes her disenchantment with the framework. Her concerns include regrets at the investments made in a data centre, security and compliance, as well as on a Public Services Network (PSN)-protected connection.

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G-Cloud Dream Is ‘Dying’, Claims Founding Adopter

jun 16 2016

Early G-Cloud adopter claims framework is dying, and slams “pitiful returns”, buyer attitudes and broken app store The Government’s G-Cloud has been very publicly slammed by one of its most enthusiastic early supporters, cloud hosting company Memset.

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Cloud supplier Memset threatens to quit G-Cloud

jun 15 2016

Having helped design G-Cloud, Memset managing director Kate Craig-Wood says she has 'finally had enough' of the framework, citing low sales and lack of public sector buy-in.

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Early supplier on's G-Cloud slams 'dying' framework

jun 15 2016

G-Cloud pioneer and small hosting biz Memset has slammed the framework as failing in its original vision to "punch through archaic government procurement requirements" with an online “App Store”. Founder of Memset Kate Craig-Wood got involved in the project in 2009 as technical architecture co-lead prior to the framework being launched. In a blog post, she wrote: "We passionately believed in the dream of G-Cloud and kept doing so despite the goalposts being repeatedly moved, the marketplace continuing not to function properly and buyers continuing to behave in the same old ways."

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GDS to publish PSN performance data

may 29 2016

The Government Digital Service (GDS) has started to publish performance data obtained from the Public Services Network (PSN). GDS says the data is to be made public in an attempt to make things “simpler and clearer” for public sector PSN customers around the UK.

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