24/7 Support for Open Source now available through the CloudStore
Sirius, the UK's Flagship Open Source company, has confirmed that it has been awarded a place on the G-Cloud Framework and will be making the full range of Open Source products available through the CloudStore.
The UK Government has been working to make the purchasing of public sector ICT as simple and transparent as possible. All services listed on the CloudStore are part of the G-Cloud framework and so immediately available for the public sector to procure and use. For buyers this means:
- No need to go through the time and expense of issuing OJEUs
- Assurance that every product and service in the catalogue as been accredited to Government standards
- Suppliers approved by Government as agile, efficient and offering value for money
- Find low cost and high quality solutions simply
Sirius Chief Executive Mark Taylor commented:
"This really is a first! The myth 'you can't get support for Open Source' is dead and now it's time to lay to rest the ogre of procurement." He continued "Open Source is now available simply, safely and cheaply through the CloudStore and backed by world-class services from Sirius."
Estimates vary, but by most reckonings the UK Government spends between £17-20 billion each year on ICT. Uptake of Open Source and SME engagement are two central pillars of Government strategy to radically and permanently reduce this annual spend.
Sirius services available through the CloudStore include:
- Strategic Consultancy
- Deployment and Systems Integration
- Software as a Managed Service
Sirius support the entire range of Enterprise Open Source products with their main focus in the areas of
- Identity Management
- Database and Big Data
- Enterprise Search
- Online Presence
- Core Enterprise Infrastructure
All free from vendor lock-in, with lower acquisition and maintenance costs, performing to a higher standard and allowing full access to source code.
About Sirius Corporation Sirius is the UK's flagship open source solutions provider with 15 years’ experience supporting mission critical enterprise applications and infrastructure. Our consultants, business analysts, IT architects and support engineers work with central and local government agencies, blue-chip multi-nationals, SMEs and start-ups to identify, deploy and manage feature-rich and stable open source solutions. For more information go to http://www.siriusopensource.com/
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