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London and Cheshire based cloud specialists igroup have been approved as an official supplier of cloud services as part of the G Cloud 8 Government Digital Marketplace initiative. The approval means that igroup can now manage the supply of public and private cloud services to local and national government agencies.

The Digital Marketplace was launched by the UK government in 2012 as an initiative to simplify the procurement of IT services by public sector bodies by providing a list of pre-approved suppliers. G Cloud is intended to deliver improved public sector efficiency and reduce government IT costs by migrating 50% of spending to the cloud.

“We’re delighted to have been recognised by the UK government for the quality and value of cloud services that we offer to our clients, and for the opportunity to extend those services to the public sector.” said igroup ltd managing director, Steve Rastall.

igroup are one of the fastest growing specialist cloud providers in the UK, recording increases in their hosting and cloud management business of 230% in the year to date.

“The current trend in virtualisation brings large potential savings to the public sector at a time of reduced budgets, and the ability of igroup to deliver substantial savings on typical cloud prices through the use of innovative management software was a key factor in our approval on the G-Cloud list. We developed our Azure management suite, Cloud Control in 2014 to help enterprise size businesses reduce cloud costs, and are pleased to be able to bring the same technology to the public sector to contribute to the goals of cost reduction.” Said igroup Technical Services director Garry Forsyth.
The latest iteration of the Digital Marketplace, G Cloud 8 is available to public sector bodies from 1st August.

igroup Ltd
London, UK, www.igroupltd.co.uk, 0207 099 0632

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