Workshare approved as a vendor on UK government’s latest G-Cloud 5 framework for software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers
June 02, 2014, LONDON, UK – Workshare, a leading provider of secure enterprise file sharing and collaboration applications, announced today that it has been granted approved-vendor status on the UK government’s G-Cloud 5 CloudStore, the latest iteration of its’ procurement framework.
G-Cloud and the CloudStore were launched in 2012 by the UK government to act as a central location open to all UK public sector bodies to make it easier to buy government-approved cloud-based digital services. With UK government expenditure for cloud computing predicted to increase 35% annually until 2018, public sector bodies are set to spend proportionally more on these services than the private sector. G-Cloud has helped boost this public sector spending to approximately 20% of total procurement.
Additionally with recent research from Cloud World Forum finding that the UK public sector’s adoption of cloud services has increased dramatically by 13% in the past 18 months, to a total of 62%, G-Cloud provides a reliable framework for public sector bodies to purchase approved products.
“This latest accreditation builds on our longstanding relationship with G-Cloud and underlines our commitment to serving organizations in the public sector”, said Anthony Foy, CEO at Workshare. “With an increasing focus on security in the cloud, many public sector bodies that are governed by privacy laws and mandates are looking to companies like Workshare for a secure ways of sharing confidential and sensitive information.”
Today Workshare is trusted by over 25% of the world’s largest civil, public sector bodies, and non-profit organizations, including over 50 UK National Health Service (NHS) Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), the European Court of Human Rights and The BBC.