Updated: Gov confirms departure of G-Cloud director

Cabinet Office releases statement about Chris Chant's retirement, while Denise McDonagh is lined up as his replacement.

He claimed G-Cloud has helped rectify some of these issues, and said there are signs the Government's attitude to IT is changing.

"The biggest change is that the public sector [is] no longer willing to put up with the poor service and delivery that they've experienced [and] are actively looking for new ways of working," wrote Chant.

"Big departments openly talk about wanting to get away from the traditional model of big, cumbersome IT [and] I hear CIOs talk about not wanting to see promises continually broken and I know they mean it," he added.

There are still several areas the Government needs to improve on, said Chant. These include rolling out shorter IT contracts and involving more SMBs in the procurement process.

He also warned larger IT suppliers that the days of delivering "poor service for big money" were over, and that CIOs must adapt to this change.

"SMBs should embrace the opportunity they now have and bring their capabilities speed, flexibility and low prices to the market. For the first time, Government is ready," he concluded.

Featured Resources

BCDR buyer's guide for MSPs

How to choose a business continuity and disaster recovery solution

Download now

The definitive guide to IT security

Protecting your MSP and your customers

Download now

Cost of a data breach report 2020

Find out what factors help mitigate breach costs

Download now

The complete guide to changing your phone system provider

Optimise your phone system for better business results

Download now

Recommended

Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK
Security

Trump's election defeat isn't going to get Huawei back in the UK

17 Nov 2020
TechUK panel slams "woeful" gov response to digital IDs
identity and access management (IAM)

TechUK panel slams "woeful" gov response to digital IDs

4 Sep 2020

Most Popular

KPMG offers staff 'four-day fortnight' in hybrid work plans
flexible working

KPMG offers staff 'four-day fortnight' in hybrid work plans

6 May 2021
16 ways to speed up your laptop
Laptops

16 ways to speed up your laptop

29 Apr 2021
How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD
operating systems

How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD

30 Apr 2021