I always have a tinge of guilt when checking my emails whilst on holiday so it’s always nice when these messages bear good news. And so it was a couple of weeks ago, when I read that our application to the G-Cloud 8 Framework has been successful and Deep Sky Blue have been awarded a place, enabling us to provide Specialist Cloud Services to Government.

This is our first foray into the world of G-Cloud and our initial impressions are that the Crown Commercial Service have done a good job and are clearly responding to the feedback given on earlier iterations of G-Cloud. The framework, looks to be a clear, straightforward, competitive and, crucially, easy for both customer and supplier to work with.

I know I speak on behalf of the whole team at DSB when I say that we are excited at the prospect of making a difference to our customers through the three specialist cloud services we can now provide through G-Cloud:

  • SCS-1: Secure Cloud-ready application development and Cloud migration
  • SCS-2: DevOps Service Delivery in the Cloud
  • SCS-3: Cloud based Operational Intelligence

The UK Government faces some very interesting and inspiring challenges which I am positive our great people at DSB can help with. DWP’s unique mission is of particular  interest to us. As Mayank Prakash (DWP Chief Digital and Information Officer) describes in his #nextsprint blog, DWP’s purpose has a direct impact on the future of the 22 million citizens who rely on their services. For technology companies like DSB that exist to make a difference in the world, it doesn’t get any more inspiring than this.

We have made some good contacts at DWP’s excellent #nextsprint event and we are looking forward to engaging with them over the coming weeks to better understand their challenges and how we can help them succeed in their mission both through the G-Cloud services we can offer and our wider expertise in Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing and large scale data processing.

I am under no illusions that we are up against some strong competitors, also on G-Cloud, that offer what on the face of it may look like similar services to ours. However, I believe strongly that we offer a unique combination that sets us apart from the rest:

  • We have a genuine passion for making a difference with technology
  • Our Cloud and DevOps expertise enables us to make best use of the technology enablers that are key to making a difference
  • We have an excellent track record of delivering agile projects and services in highly secure environments including processing data and delivering systems that operate to the highest levels of Government security classification

We are very much looking forward to providing our services to Government via G-Cloud. If you would like to know more about the services we offer then we would be delighted to hear from you on info@deepskyblue.com or alternatively check out our G-Cloud service offerings on the digital marketplace.