SMEs continue to win business via the procurement framework on an almost equal level with much larger firms – 40% of total sales by value and 58% by volume were awarded to smaller businesses.
Meanwhile, central government continues to be the dominant G-Cloud customer, taking responsibility for 77% of total sales by value in comparison with just 23% in the wider public sector.
GDS has also once again updated the sales figures for the Digital Services Framework, which recently moved onto the Digital Marketplace alongside G-Cloud.
The framework is now approaching a total spend of £15,000,000 and of its total £14,184,116 spend, 73% of sales were awarded to SMEs, a much higher percentage than on G-Cloud.
However, central government dominates the Digital Services even more as 86% of total sales by value could be attributed to Whitehall and just 14% to the wider public sector.
The use of cloud technology in the public sector looks set to continue to grow throughout 2015 and beyond.
Furthermore, numerous organisations, from not-for-profits to technology giants, are partnering up to offer the public sector more affordable, tailored cloud solutions.
Eduserv recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver a low cost platform to the UK public sector and HP and Microsoft have started a similar programme.