2014 Report details for project: G-Cloud Programme

Project name: G-Cloud Programme - there are 2 reports for this project: 2013, 2014
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Organisation: CO (D2) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2014 (data is from Sept 2013)
Category: ICT - see all reports for this category
Description: Implementing the Government Cloud, CloudStore (formerly the Applications Store) in order to make procurement simpler, cheaper, faster and to help enable meeting targets for increasing procurement with SMEs
DCA (RAG): Amber/Red
DCA text: G-Cloud moved to Government Digital Service (GDS) in mid-2013 as a transfer from project status to business as usual. At the time when the project moved to BAU there were three areas of concern (1) the programme was not funded (2) the programme was under-resourced (3) there was not an agreed benefits realisation methodology. All of these were addressed . During the transition to BAU steps were being put in place to meet the original objectives of the project and realise the benefits. G-Cloud came off GMPP with MPA and HMT approval once it was understood what actions were taking place. The G-Cloud programme has been successful in achieving its aims to support the Cloud First strategy and increase sales to SMEs. Sales at the end of April 2014 have reached £175m, with 60% by volume and value being with SMEs. The run rate for the last few months is averaging at £16m a month, suggesting an annual sales figure of nearly £200m. There is a programme in place to increase the monthly sales figure further. There is a full-time team of 25 x FTEs to support both the existing GCloud programme and the new Digital Marketplace that will replace Cloudstore later this year. A budget of £3.9m has been allocated for FY 2014/15 to support all GCloud activities including support to suppliers and buyers. The Alpha of the new Digital Marketplace will be live shortly after Easter and the Beta by the summer recess. An efficiency and benefit review was carried out at the end of January. This demonstrated that GCloud sales show a saving of 50% when compared to how such services were procured previously. A savings methodology has been agreed with NAO for capturing and reporting savings into the wider ERG savings reports. As part of the programme, we are making it clearer, simpler and faster for the whole of the public sector to buy digital products and services when it needs to. We are helping create a pool of quality suppliers of all sizes, who work in agile ways, to supply and work with government. We are doing this by: Building the customer base Building the supplier base Building the product catalogue Making the processes easier for buyers and suppliers Building a new digital marketplace around user needs
Start date: None
End date: None
Schedule text: No departmental narrative
Baseline: £1.00m
Forecast: £0.00m
Variance: -100.00%
Variance text: No departmental narrative
Whole Life Cost: £6.00m
WLCost text: The £1m budget for 2013/14 covered the support and worked required to support and maintain the Cloudstore. For 2014/15 the Cloudstore will be replaced with a new Digital Marketplace which will bring together the Cloudstore and Digital Services Store into one place, making it easier for both buyers and sellers to use. The budget for 14/15 for the new marketplace is £2.283m
Notes1: G-Cloud Programme (covers Data Centre Consolidation and Application Store)
Sourcefile: IPA_2014.csv

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