In line with the Government’s vision to introduce more opportunities and supplier choice Memset, a UK-based, SME cloud provider, has revealed it has been signed by Fujitsu to deliver services to HMRC.
For Memset, it brings the opportunity to develop and deliver existing and new services into HMRC and wider government departments, through a closer business relationship with Fujitsu's customer. The relationship means Memset will provide infrastructure hosting services to HMRC from its OFFICIAL/IL3 data centre.
The partnership also enables HMRC to meet the Government’s mandate for using open source technology as Memset’s hosting infrastructure is built entirely on open source software.
Fujitsu has a long and strong history of supporting SMEs throughout the industry, and especially recognises the importance for UK Government of working with an SME, like Memset.
Tim Moody, Chief Technical Officer of Fujitsu HMRC, commented: "We are very pleased to be working with Memset. As HMRC rapidly moves to digital, it gives us a number of exciting opportunities and we feel working in partnership with smaller, agile suppliers like Memset helps us bring continuous innovation to HMRC projects, which will in turn drive down costs.”
Memset has recently secured OFFICIAL over PSN accreditation from the Cabinet Office for a range of services, as well as direct PSN-Protected connectivity – reasons often cited as to why smaller companies have been unable to engage with HMRC on a level that satisfies central government protocols.
Kate Craig-Wood, MD of Memset, said: “This partnership is a clear indication that SIs are really starting to change. They are recognising that working with SMEs like Memset is vital for them to be able to deliver best value and innovation, and to continue to secure public sector contracts.”
Memset offers a full cloud service portfolio with meaningful, industry leading SLAs. Employing innovative approaches, open source software and massive automation we deliver commodity pricing for enterprise and public sector via the G-Cloud framework. Core hosting services are PGA accredited up to OFFICIAL over PSN Encrypted Overlay and our data centres are UK based, keeping customers' data safe in light of PRISM. Customers include GDS, Cabinet Office, Home Office, University of Westminster, Staffordshire County Council, BBC, Lush Cosmetics, HSBC and more. For more information, please see http://www.memset.com.
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.