Zumzum Awarded a Government Framework Agreement for the Provision of G-Cloud Services, to help implement Google Apps in the UK Public SectorZumzum Administrator
To help the increase in adoption of Cloud Computing technologies in the UK Public Sector the UK Government has selected Zumzum as one of the first providers of G-Cloud services for Google Apps to be featured in the planned government “cloud services application store”.
Stockport, March 1, 2011 — With the UK government committed to purchasing cloud computing services on a pay-as-you-go model, Zumzum is one of the first Cloud Computing service providers to be awarded a Framework Agreement for G-Cloud Services. The expected launch of the governments “cloud services application store” will enable public sector organisations to browse and select commodity services, such as the implementation, migration and training for Google Apps, provided by Zumzum.
“Our approach of offering fixed price, fixed scope services is perfectly suited to the pay-as-you-go model behind the G-Cloud IT services concepts.” said Bashrat Din, Managing Director of Zumzum Limited. “We are all about making it easy and risk free for organisations to adopt Google Apps and this program is an excellent initiative for the public sector to join the millions of companies that already trust their email and collaboration services to Google”.
“We have become the number 1 reviewed UK service provider in the Google Apps Marketplace and we will strive to achieve the same milestone in the government’s cloud services application store” continued Bashrat. “when I buy anything from Amazon or eBay, I always read the reviews from previous customers to learn about the service I can expect from a vendor, so it’s absolutely brilliant that businesses can now do the same, when evaluating services from IT vendors”
In the same way that consumers are shopping in the Apple app store, public sector departments will be able to find, read reviews and engage with service providers to assist in the deployment of cloud based applications. Just like the best app stores, users will be able to post comments and reviews on service providers to help other buyers evaluate the offers.