May 14, 2013
Is G-Cloud changing the behaviour of the big IT suppliers?
The government's G-Cloud has its critics, who like to cite the relatively few millions of pounds of spending put through the programme as being tiny compared to the annual £16bn government IT spend.
May 14, 2013
Cloud briefs... Huddle & Memset find record year in cloud
Announcing 'record year' results, Huddle has claimed to be "the most successful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supplier on the UK government's G-Cloud Framework". The company secured 16% of the 128 SaaS contracts to date and almost a quarter (23%) of total SaaS spend. "It has been a phenomenal year for the cloud in public sector," said Alastair Mitchell, Huddle CEO. "Governments worldwide are waking up to the benefits the cloud has to offer - greater flexibility, scalability, better service and value for money - they're making a stand against legacy systems, like SharePoint, that no longer meet the needs of the workforce." Meanwhile Memset is reporting an increase in revenue of 38% over the last six months with G-Cloud sourced accounts now bringing in over four percent of the company's total revenues. Kate Craig-Wood, MD of Memset, said, "It's great that G-Cloud is starting to work. Only a year ago we had negligible public sector business, and the explosive growth we are experiencing in that area is proof that G-Cloud is helping government make good on its promise that 25% of business will go to SMEs."
May 8, 2013
Networks Are more Green Than You Think
Green tech expert Kate Craig-Wood takes issue with a suggestions that wireless networks use too much energy Are Green IT experts addressing the wrong problem? Last month, a report said that in the public cloud, end user access over wireless networks uses ten times as much energy as the data centre. However the report, from Australia’s Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET), has come under strong attack from experts. Kate Craig-Wood, managing director of British hosting company Memset took issue with the numbers – and here she explains why:
May 2, 2013
Big data - bigger hype?
Excited about the possibilities of "big data"? Maybe you should lie in a darkened room with a wet towel around your head for a while, until it passes. The new buzz-field in ICT is overhyped and is unlikely to be of much use to all but the largest of organisations - and therefore, not most local authorities - delegates heard at the recent Socitm Spring Conference in London. The bombshell was dropped by Kate Craig-Wood, co-founder of the virtual server and cloud computing specialist Memset.
May 2, 2013
G-Cloud spending boosts UK SME Memset’s revenue
UK-based infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider Memset saw its revenue from G-Cloud increase by 38% in just six months after winning cloud computing contracts from the Cabinet Office, Government Digital Service (GDS) and Home Office.
May 1, 2013
G-Cloud boosts SME Memset’s revenues by 38%
The hosting company has secured deals with The Cabinet Office, GDS and the Home Office
May 1, 2013
G-Cloud boosts revenue, report SMEs
After we reported last month that the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) had awarded to small business by public sector departments, UK SME Memset has revealed the extent to which a framework like G-Cloud has helped it access these public sector contracts. The UK SME has reported that thanks to contracts with the Cabinet Office, Government Digital Service (GDS) and the Home Office, its G-Cloud revenues have increased by 38% over the last six months. The news follows last week's announcement that March has been the busiest sales month for the framework, reaching £7 million - more sales then than all the months prior combined.
May 1, 2013
G-Cloud boosts SME Memset's revenues by 38%
UK-based SME Memset has seen a 38 percent boost in its revenues in the last six months thanks to the G-Cloud, following a number of notable wins with the Cabinet Office, the Government Digital Service and the Home Office. G-Cloud sourced accounts are now responsible for over 4 percent of the company's total revenues and Memset was one of the first companies to receive accreditation via the G-Cloud framework, which has proven tricky for some. According to the latest sales figures published on the G-Cloud website, the government has spent a total of £161,528.77 with Memset. Recent figures show that G-Cloud spend has now reached £18.2 million, with sales in March soaring to £7 million.
April 26, 2013
Memset debuts cloud migration service
Cloud hosting company Memset has launched a free migration service to help users move their data from one cloud provider to another.
April 19, 2013
Big data: Uses for esellers
Big data can help you to analyse your product’s performance. If you have certain products that aren’t selling so well, you can delve into the data and find out why. You may find that instead of customers simply not liking the product, they aren’t seeing it – or that the product description needs some work. Data can also help you to anticipate when you might have high levels of demand by picking up on sales patterns and therefore you can prepare for that demand accordingly. “We have all our customers and everything they have ever done with us logged in our databases,” explains Kate Craig-Wood, founder of SME, IT hosting company Memset.