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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.

Caroline Donnelly is the news and analysis editor of IT Pro and its sister site Cloud Pro, and covers general news, as well as the storage, security, public sector, cloud and Microsoft beats. Caroline has been a member of the IT Pro/Cloud Pro team since March 2012, and has previously worked as a reporter at several B2B publications, including UK channel magazine CRN, and as features writer for local weekly newspaper, The Slough and Windsor Observer. She studied Medical Biochemistry at the University of Leicester and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism at PMA Training in 2006.