BEP Systems Awarded G-Cloud V Supplier Status

London (PRWEB UK) 30 July 2014

BEP Systems Ltd has a number of offerings on the G-Cloud 5 Framework, available across the Software as a Service (SaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services (SCS) lots. The UK Government G-Cloud 5 framework enables the rapid sourcing and deployment of secure, competitively priced cloud services to over 30,000 organisations in the UK public sector.

In this latest iteration of the G-Cloud Framework, BEP Systems is offering the following key products: SaaS offerings include BEP EDRM, Document Management and Case Management Platforms; SCS offerings include SharePoint Application Design, Development, Testing and Training.

Chris Little, BEP Systems Limited, Managing Director commented, Im extremely pleased that BEP Systems has achieved supplier status on the G-Cloud V Framework. Public Sector IT procurement is striving to make savings and, consequently, its approach has shifted towards Cloud First, commoditised services and rationalised infrastructure. BEP Systems inclusion in G-Cloud V demonstrates that BEP Systems solutions and services are highly relevant to the Public Sector Market.

He continued, Public Sector is a key focus sector for BEP Systems, and G-Cloud is a very important platform for SMEs like BEP Systems to interact with and sell to the Public Sector – to date, about 60% of spend from the G-Cloud is with SMEs. BEP Systems presence on G-Cloud V means Public Sector Clients can source BEP Systems offerings quickly, and at a lower overall procurement cost, because the tendering requirements have already been undertaken. Combining BEP Systems offering portfolio on G-Cloud and its presence on the Local Authority Software Applications Framework, its now easier than ever before for Public Sector customers to get timely, cost-effective, quality services from BEP Systems – directly.

About G-Cloud

The G-Cloud Programme is a cross-government initiative that is part of the Government ICT Strategy, with the aim of facilitating the adoption of Cloud Computing. The initial focus was on introducing cloud ICT services into government departments, local authorities and the wider public sector via an OJEU compliant framework called G-Cloud. These services can then be reviewed through the CloudStore.

G-Cloud is now the responsibility of the Government Digital Service (GDS). The G-Cloud Framework RM1557, is in place between the Crown Commercial Service and each of the G-Cloud suppliers. It enables Public Sector organisations to contract directly with G-Cloud suppliers using a standardised set of Call-off Terms and Order Form.

About BEP Systems

BEP SYSTEMS was founded in 2008 and is now renowned as one of the UK’s leading Business and Technology Consulting Groups. We strive for excellence in all that we do providing first class business consultancy services and helping organisations in the implementation and adoption of new systems and processes. Our expertise lies in services and technology relating to Business Information Management, Records Management & Governance, Business Content Analysis, Data Discovery and Data Capture.

We advise on best practices and help organisations to collate, categorise and make better use of their business information and adoption of new systems for management of such information. Services relating to Enterprise Information Management and Compliance include; advice, review, strategy, planning, implementation and training.

For any press-related queries contact Chris Little chris.little(at)bepsystems(dot)co.uk or call 01295 722851.

Buying Direct from BEP Systems

The G-Cloud V Framework and the RM1059 Local Authority Software Applications Framework enable Public Sector organisations to contract with BEP Systems directly through a range of procurement routes.

Leading Business Continuity and Incident Management Provider Accepted as Government G-Cloud Supplier


(PRWEB UK) 24 June 2014

The acceptance means Vocals multi award-winning services are now available to government departments, devolved administrations, local authorities, wider public sector bodies and arms length bodies through the governments CloudStore.

Vocals full suite of award-winning business continuity and incident management solutions will now be available to UK public sector bodies under the service classification SaaS (Software as a service) on a pay-as-you-go or yearly contract basis as part of the Government G-Cloud initiative.

G-Cloud, aka Government Cloud Computing, is an initiative targeted at easing the procurement of cloud based IT by public sector bodies with the aim of promoting cloud computing and making savings on technology government-wide.

Cloud services are “quicker, cheaper and more competitive” (1), said Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude when launching G-Cloud in 2012 with the intention of shaving

ISI Snapshot Software Gains G-Cloud Status in UK


Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 29, 2013

Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. and its European operation, ISI Software Europe Limited, providers of IT infrastructure assessment and optimization software products and services, announce that their partner, Carbon3IT Ltd has added ISI Snapshot to their official G-Cloud product listing for supply in the United Kingdom (UK).

Cloud computing is changing the economics and sustainability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). As a result, the UK government is committed to the adoption of cloud computing and delivering cloud-compatible resources in the government and public sectors. In 2013, the UK government set a goal of putting half of all new IT spending through small IT suppliers. Historically, small suppliers have been blocked from gaining IT spend market share, in the public sector, due to security and accreditation concerns.

Having the G-Cloud presence helps lessen the barriers in traditional government procurement frameworks. This allows the public sector to buy the IT services they need rather than being forced to design complex solutions from scratch. It also opens up a wider range of pre-qualified suppliers to choose from.

We are looking forward to deploying our specialist software and knowledge of industry best practice to meet the needs and objectives of dynamic UK Public Sector organizations, said Martin Sayer, CEO, ISI Software Europe. Our newly acquired G-Cloud presence, through our partners Carbon3IT Ltd, demonstrates our commitment to reducing costs and risks and improving operational flexibility in the UK Public Sector. It lets the public sector know we have already worked through the issues that routinely plague smaller providers such as security, cost of entry, and lack of a reliable infrastructure.

Working with Carbon3IT Ltd to provide ISI Snapshot through G-Cloud is part of ISIs long-term commitment to cloud technology. It enables the company to compete on a level playing field with larger suppliers.

ISI Snapshot has been used to help public and private clientsacross a wide range of industrieswith IT security and performance optimization. To learn more about ISIs Snapshot software or to request a demo, visit http://www.isiisi.com.

About Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (ISI)

Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (ISI) is based in St. Paul, Minnesota and has been providing leading software solutions to enterprise IT organizations worldwide through distinguished international channel partners, including IBM and Cisco Systems, Inc. ISI products help organizations manage IT security and performance optimization. For more information, visit http://www.isiisi.com.

About Carbon3IT Ltd

Carbon3IT Ltd is a sustainable IT consultancy; who provides consultancy, training and assessment services to reduce the energy consumption of IT. Carbon3IT Ltd provides assistance to the EU, for the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, and the BCS, for the BCS Certified Energy Efficient Data Centre Award (CEEDA). They are represented on the UK BSI IST/46 Standards Committee, Sustainability for and by IT as well as the NSF ELSS Servers committee (Energy Star). The MD John Booth is the vice chair of the BCS Green IT Specialist Group and Treasurer of the Data Centre specialist group. For more information go to http://www.carbon3it.com.

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Virtual Internet Selected To Provide Cloud Hosting Services To The UK Government In G-Cloud iii


London, UK (PRWEB UK) 31 May 2013

The UK Government G-Cloud is an initiative targeted at easing the procurement by public sector bodies of commodity IT services that are cloud-based. A series of framework agreements with suppliers enable public sector organisations to procure Cloud services without the need for the full tender process and this is now the third iteration of the G-Cloud. Virtual Internet is proud to announce that they are available to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service to UK Government bodies.

The G-Cloud iii version of the CloudStore now offers more than 800 suppliers and more than 7,000 services across all types of cloud service models, including Public, Private and Hybrid. Services are still offered under four Lots: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); Platform as a Service (PaaS); Software as a Service (SaaS); and Specialist Cloud Services (SCS).

“The G-Cloudstore is a fantastic way for public sector bodies to save time and money on their procurement process and we’re proud to have once again been selected to provide public, private and hybrid cloud,” said VI.NET Managing Director Patrick McCarthy.

The G-Cloud Programme website states: “Cloud computing has brought about a step change in the economics and sustainability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Government is committed to the adoption of cloud computing and delivering computing resources. The G-Cloud is an iterative programme of work to achieve this which will deliver fundamental changes in the way the public sector procures and operates ICT.”

Virtual Internet has been providing enterprise-class managed hosting services since 1996. To find out more visit their website at http://www.vi.net.







Linea Group Awarded G-Cloud Services Framework Agreement by Government Procurement Service


(PRWEB UK) 14 December 2012

Linea Group today announced that it has been approved to provide specialist Cloud services under the G-Cloud framework initiative. The approval means that public sector organisations will now be able to procure services from Linea Group within the Professional Services category.

In plain language, this means Linea Group is already trusted by 1,600 public sector organisations, including 250 local councils covering 30,000 sites.

G-Cloud is a flagship Government scheme, introduced to develop a secure, high-performance cloud infrastructure for the Public Sector. The objective is to ease the moving of computing services to the Cloud. Key features include assured security, standard management practices, approved suppliers and easy access to technology; all aimed at making I.T. cheaper to run.

Under G-Cloud, Linea Group will offer a full range of Project and Programme Management services in support of migration to the Cloud.

Linea Group Chief Executive, Ian Chambers said, G-Cloud is a tremendous opportunity for the Public Sector to reduce overall costs, improve responsiveness and access the innovative solutions required to move computing services to the cloud. As an approved framework supplier, Linea Group will now be able to offer clients quicker and easier access to the services which we have been providing for the Public Sector over the last decade.

Linea Group Director of Marketing, Ian Ormrod commented, this announcement is the latest in a series of key milestones for our consulting practice, as we continue to work closely with Public Sector clients to deliver innovative, cost effective solutions aimed at improving operational efficiency.

Linea Group is an award winning, independently owned business consultancy which delivers tailored operational improvement, project and programme management solutions and supply chain optimisation for public and private sector clients. Support is delivered through an integrated consultancy, training, recruitment and managed service practices to an array of clients operating within the public and private sectors.







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UK Government Choses Virtual Internet to Deliver Cloud Services on G-Cloud


London, England 24 February 2012

Patrick McCarthy, Managing Director, Virtual Internet says a new era in IT for government has arrived. The public sector is now allowed to take better advantage of the cost savings, efficiency, and agility of cloud computing. The importance of the UK Government’s G-Cloud cloud-based technologies and the departure from the old on-premise hardware model is recognised.

The G-Cloud framework enables government organisations to purchase cloud services from suppliers that have already undergone the UK Governments demanding approval process to join the G-cloud supplier list.

As an approved supplier, Virtual Internets high-availability Cloud Services are now offered to public sector organisations for purchase online through the Governments CloudStore. These services include Virtual Internet Public Cloud Hosting, Private Cloud Hosting, Hybrid Cloud Hosting, and Content Delivery Network.

Virtual Internet partners with leading suppliers including VMware and Level 3 Inc., and operates top tier UK datacentres that deliver maximum resiliency and security. Virtual Internet is ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certified for security management and quality management.

For more information about Virtual Internet Cloud Services, please visit: http://www.vi.net.

For more information about the G-Cloud and CloudStore visit: http://www.govstore.net.

About Virtual Internet

Virtual Internet is a leading provider of high availability hosting solutions for businesses. Virtual Internet tackles the agility, innovation, and efficiency challenges posed by on-premise IT infrastructure. Specialising in cloud services and exceptional managed services with tailored SLAs, Virtual Internet delivers a reliable platform for hosting your websites and applications without you having to manage the infrastructure that goes with it. Virtual Internet cloud services includes cloud servers, private cloud, and hybrid cloud and delivers a dynamic environment for hosting IT assets with the flexibility to change resource requirements on-demand and in tandem with business objectives. The team at Virtual Internet believe that all companies are different which is why they design, build and manage cloud services to suit each customers unique needs. The company also offers dedicated servers, colocation, CDN, and messaging and collaboration SaaS applications.

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