Memset have today revealed a smattering of new council contracts as they continue to increase their foothold in local government.
The announcement comes on the eve of the G-Cloud V framework going live where a 13% increase in the number of suppliers is expected. Memset’s continuing success provides these new suppliers with encouragement that the framework is working, especially in light of the head of the Government Digital Service (GDS) saying he believes that most local councils in the UK are unaware of G-Cloud.
Recently outsourcing their infrastructure requirements to Memset is Devon County Council who are using the IaaS supplier’s open source hosting platform for a new website.
Devon County Council join recently secured accounts with Ryedale District Council and Sheffield City Council, alongside the Staffordshire County Council who has been using Memset for their ICT requirements since 2012.
Robin Pape, Memset’s public sector advisor said: “We really want to work with local authorities so they can understand the massive cost savings that are available through working with smaller and more competitive suppliers like Memset. We’re confident that as local authorities like Devon, Sheffield and Ryedale start talking about the cost savings they have achieved the vision of the G-Cloud will start to snowball.”
The Cabinet Office is in the process of demonstrating to local authorities how much they can actually save via G-Cloud, and Memset prides itself on being extremely transparent with the costs and savings available to the public sector.