There’s a buzz around Maytech HQ this week after we received the seal of approval from HRH’s Government itself. Our growing suite of services has been accepted into the coveted G-Cloud Programme, a group of the most respected and trusted commercial suppliers to the public sector.
The idea of G-Cloud is to ease the process of procurement by Government departments and public sector bodies of cloud-based IT services, of which of course Maytech is a prominent one. Organisations that are green-lit in this way need not go through a formal pitching process and can be called upon quickly without the usual bureaucratic tendering process.
By May this year there were around 7,000 services advertised on the Government’s internal CloudStore from around 700 suppliers. By that month nearly £20 million-worth of sales had been agreed through the programme.
Maytech has been accepted into the G-Cloud 4 subset, a framework for new services announced by Ministers on Tuesday 6th of August this year. Maytech was accepted at the first attempt and is now looking forward to a long and robust partnership with public sector bodies.
“Our cloud data-transfer platform is the best around,” said John Lynch, chief executive of Maytech. “We are pleased that our commitment to providing air-tight security combined with consumer-grade accessibility and usability has been recognised by the owners of the G-Cloud framework.”
“Being able to provide our services to the public sector without the long drawn-out competition checks and tendering processes, means we have direct access to the organisations that have calling out for our brand of technology for some time.”
The G-Cloud agreement is another step forward for Maytech, which has enjoyed a series of major wins in 2013. Investment from MXC Capital earlier this year triggered a new marketing drive as well as further product launches.
In July, Maytech joined Spiceworks, an online community of more than 2.5 million decision-makers in IT, in order to build stronger relationships in the sector. Meanwhile, in September we re-launched our website and offered free upgrades to celebrate.