The UK government has its G-Cloud in the third iteration, with an aim to improve the way they are procuring cloud based ICT services.
G-Cloud is the framework introduced by the UK government to introduce cloud based ICT services in the government IT departments. It is also aimed at streamlining IT procurement across the entire group of public sector organizations.
This framework, which is in its third iteration, is set to connect IT departments of the many vendors of cloud based services. The cloud based services included here are SaaS, IaaS, PaaS and other such cloud services. The UK government has supposedly given birth to this framework with an aim to one day shift the entire public sector IT onto either of public, private or hybrid cloud.
These cloud services can be easily accessed through the UK government’s one-stop-shop, the CloudStore. You can now search and avail nearly 7000 cloud based services registered by over 800 suppliers. The CloudStore is at present open to central agencies and departments but will expand once access is granted to all of the government organizations and departments.
Government agencies are encouraged to move to the cloud just by looking at the service offering or price war that is waging between the three tech giants – Google, Microsoft and Amazon. However, looking at the entire process, we still need to wait and watch how successful the G-Cloud is in shifting the entire public sector IT onto the cloud.
Salesforce.com has launched new mobile solutions which are specifically build for serving the government agencies. Salesforce.com has long since been known as the leader in enterprise cloud solutions. This enterprise cloud leader has now come up with new mobile solutions that will prove to be a great help to government agencies.
Findings of a survey conducted by a division of Information Today Inc., Unisphere Research, with 262 enterprise IT and data managers, on use of cloud technology within the enterprise section. The survey findings indicate that there has been a significant increase in the number of enterprises (37% from 29%) running or piloting private clouds.
Amazon turns its back on its staunch beliefs to sign the multi-million dollar deal with the CIA. The news of Amazon sealing a deal with the CIA has raised many eyebrows as up until now, Amazon staunchly opposed the idea of working on a private cloud. New-age companies like Google and Amazon, believe that computing services should be offered over the public cloud.
The past couple of weeks saw the launch of Salesforce wear, Cisco partnering with mobile carriers to boost 3G/4G adoption and the rollout of Enterprise Linux 7.0 by Red Hat. Let’s take a look at the tech news of more recent times with Amazon, Adobe and Blackberry being the major newsmakers.
A new bug in the Apple’s iOS has been discovered which allows anyone to crash your iPhone by sending a text message with set of certain characters. This bug was found by the Reddit community when several users found their iPhones shutting down after receiving a message on their phones.
Google has announced the launch of the beta version of the Cloud Bigtable. This is a NoSQL data store on the cloud. Consumers can work with Big data using the API (application programming interface) for Apache Hbase (an open-source implementation of the Bigtable architecture for storing data across many servers).
Apple recently announced that its cryptographic libraries will be available for third party developers to add an additional layer of security and create secure iOS applications.
We’re almost into the 3rd month of the year and are already seeing some tech trends taking shape. Cloud is being touted to be bigger than ever this year along with CRM and enterprise mobility. We might see new players in the market and new services being launched in the above mentioned space.
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