Alcumus has been awarded a place on the UK Government’s G-Cloud IT portal for its market leading compliance management solutions, Alcumus Info Exchange and Alcumus Sypol CMS.
Inclusion within the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) framework will allow Alcumus to offer its pioneering technology to the public sector under the category of Software as a Service (SaaS).
Since its conception in 2012 the G-Cloud initiative has made it mandatory for central government to adopt a “cloud first” policy. This policy dictates the consideration of cloud-based IT solutions before other options and encourages the public sector to do this by providing a list of pre-approved suppliers and the ability for consumers to search by various technology attributes.
In a public announcement, Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, said: “G-Cloud brings a step change in the way government buys IT. It’s quicker, cheaper and more competitive, open to a wider range of companies, and offers more choice and innovation. Many government departments already use G-Cloud, but IT costs are still too high. One way we can reduce them is to accelerate the adoption of Cloud across the public sector to maximise its benefits. The Cloud First policy will embed the skills a modern civil service needs to meet the demands of 21st-century digital government and help us to get ahead in the global race.”
Martin Smith CEO at Alcumus said: ‘We are incredibly proud to have been awarded a place on G-Cloud 6. Our services are now in front of the right people in the right organisations, streamlining our service provisions to the public service. A major aspect of been awarded this place has been meeting the stringent security requirements to be part of a cloud service, something we have always been very strong at.’
Alcumus has an established track record and ongoing pipeline of work to help the public sector manage its risk and compliance. The company’s emphasis on providing secure IT platforms is further demonstrated by Alcumus’ recent certification to ISO 27001.