Joins U.K. Government G-Cloud Framework

   Joins U.K. Government G-Cloud Framework

U.K. public sector organisations can now procure's trusted
social and mobile cloud computing technologies through the G-Cloud CloudStore

Across the globe, public sector organisations innovate and transform for the
social era with, including the Royal Borough of Windsor and
Maidenhead in the U.K., Japan Post in Japan and NASA in the U.S.

PR Newswire

LONDON, Oct. 26, 2012

LONDON, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ (NYSE: CRM), the
enterprise cloud computing
(, today announced it has
joined the U.K. government's G-Cloud framework. With this announcement, U.K.
public sector organisations can now procure's trusted cloud
computing applications and platform via the G-Cloud CloudStore to innovate and
transform for the social era.


Comments on the News:

  o"Now with joining the G-Cloud framework, the U.K. public
    sector can harness the power of social and mobile cloud computing to
    innovate and transform. The U.K. government now has a tremendous
    opportunity to end the era of IT projects that run over budget and behind
    schedule. That's great news for the U.K. taxpayer," EMEA
    chairman Dr. Steve Garnett said.
  o"Record government deficits, failed legacy IT programs, and a lack of
    public sector innovation have created a tipping point for cloud computing.
    The G-Cloud represents the innovative path and is evidence of the
    unstoppable momentum of cloud computing in governments around the world," executive vice president for emerging markets Vivek Kundra
  o"The G-Cloud programme presents a huge opportunity for public sector
    organisations to improve efficiencies through cloud services and provides
    the potential for further innovation. As a result we are pleased to expand
    the G-Cloud framework with We are working hard to
    continually advance the framework to ensure that it develops in-line with
    the needs of the public sector and enables us to make best use of new and
    emerging technologies," director of G-Cloud Programme, and Home Office
    director of IT strategy and delivery, Denise McDonagh said.

G-Cloud Framework: Innovate and Eliminate Wasteful Spending with Cloud
The G-Cloud framework underpins a Cloud-First approach by the U.K. government
that fundamentally changes the way U.K. public sector organisations procure
and operate information technology to improve services and work more
effectively for the public. The framework and catalogued list of suppliers
simplifies the procurement process and provides easy access to approved cloud
technologies. Public sector organisations in the U.K. are looking to
revolutionise a broad range of services both in local and central government
as well as public services such as the National Health Service with cloud

Governments Around the World Transform with's leading cloud computing technologies are helping government
organisations to streamline internal processes, collaborate across
departments, and engage with the public via social networking and mobile
devices. With, governments can deploy social and mobile cloud
computing solutions that deliver immediate value, break down barriers to
innovation, and eliminate wasteful IT spending. Government customers around
the world such as the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in the U.K.,
Japan Post in Japan and NASA in the U.S. are using Salesforce to connect
citizens, civil service employees, and agencies in completely new ways.

Additional Resources

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  oRead more about the G-Cloud Programme.
  oVisit the G-Cloud CloudStore.

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