Ideal named supplier to UK Government Digital Marketplace

15 October 2020

Ideal has recently been named as a supplier for eight (8) different cloud services on the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework, G-Cloud 12.

The G-Cloud 12 framework is part of the UK’s official Digital Marketplace and is designed to streamline the procurement of cloud services for public bodies and associates. CCS, which manages the framework, supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.

In 2019/20, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits worth over £1bn - supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Ideal has been a trusted supplier on the G-Cloud framework since its 6th iteration, and this announcement means we can continue to use our expertise in cloud services to create, protect and accelerate digital transformation solutions for the public sector.

During that time, Ideal has built a deep, transformative knowledge of cloud technology. The ability to transact on G-Cloud 12 means we can bring ambitious and innovative solutions to a host of sectors, such as healthcare and education.

Digital services can enable healthcare to be delivered flexibly and remotely. They improve communication. They offer patients additional connectivity with the health services they rely on and reduce the burden on in-person facilities.

In education, technology can offer the opportunity to transform the way institutions support their workforces and interact with their students. Students, many of whom are already digital natives, can reap the benefits of increased access to information and an ability to shape their learning environment.

In recent years, there has been a drive to digitalise public services, which can create value for UK taxpayers, protect the integrity of our public institutions and accelerate the delivery of digital platforms that can transform people’s lives.

Under Cloud Support services, Ideal will supply:

  • Cloud Architecture
  • Workload modernisation
  • Virtual cloud engineering
  • Managed Azure Cloud for IaaS
  • Assisted Azure Assessment and Migration
  • Azure Cost Optimisation

Under Cloud Hosting services, Ideal can also supply:

  • MS Azure

And Under Cloud Software, Ideal will be able to supply:

  • M365

This year the provision of cloud and digital services has become paramount to many organisations, given the move to remote working, home schooling and online shopping. Public trust in these platforms has increased, first by necessity and then by familiarity.

Accessibility to and reliance on digital enabled platforms will only grow in importance in the next normal. Ideal’s expertise can empower public bodies to focus on what matters most to our service users. We’re experts at keeping you out of harm’s way while delivering transformational technology. That’s Ideal.

To learn more about the Crown Commercial Service, and what Ideal can offer via the G-Cloud framework, visit our official Digital Marketplace supplier page here.

Alternatively, send us an email by clicking here. If you’d prefer to chat in person, call an expert on 01273 957500.

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