Getting more local authorities to procure services through G-Cloud is a key priority, according to the government, which hopes more regional events will spark interest in digital services.
Last year, G-Cloud was slammed after research from Six Degrees Group found that the vast majority of local councils had no idea what the framework could be used for. Since then, the government has promised to pull its socks up and improve awareness of the framework across the board.
In its June update blog post, G-Cloud and digital commercial programme director Tony Singleton said his team has been taking action to push cloud services in local authorities.
"The team have been out and about talking at several regional events including in Wales, Derby, Bristol, Liverpool and Cambridge," he said. "We'll be continuing to do more events alongside Crown Commercial Service, local authorities and SMEs to help buyers share their experiences and for us to all learn from."
He added that he has already been in talks with Worcestershire Council and the Society of Information Technology Management about how G-Cloud can better meet local councils' digital and cloud needs.
"As a first step, we are going to carry out a joint piece of research to establish what those needs are," he said.
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