UKCloud boosts partners search for G-Cloud 9

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UKCloud is on the search for new partners to help it win new public sector business using the G-Cloud 9 framework.

The company explained the combination of providing a solution that has been developed specifically for public sector organisations and its partner support services make it the perfect option for businesses looking to enhance their cloud services and assist them with digital transformation.

“As a longstanding ardent G-Cloud supporter and supplier, having sold our cloud services through the Framework since the very beginning, we’re fully committed to helping new partners on-board and continuing our extensive support for our existing partners,” said Simon Hansford, CEO of UKCloud.

“With more than 230 like-minded channel partners and hundreds of successful joint projects to date, we’re committed to continuing this momentum. Our channel partner programme has always been a vital part of our business model and we look forward to achieving further collaborations via G-Cloud 9.”

Any new partners joining UKCloud will be able to take advantage of the company's new channel partner programme, which was launched in late 2016. It offers enhanced support to the channel, with improved technical, marketing and sales resources to help them achieve the highest levels of success.

Partners on boarded by UKCloud will be able to offer its platform to organisations, with the extra bonus of access to a dedicated G-Cloud 9 check list, a free ‘How to Submit’ guide and a Q&A forum to help businesses gain the security credentials needed to sell to the public sector. They will also get the support they need to answer the security questions required for the G-Cloud 9 submission process.

“We expect G-Cloud 9 to be the best iteration yet, thanks to the extensive consultations carried out by the Government Digital Service and Crown Commercial Service,” Hansford added.

“G-Cloud 9 has a renewed emphasis on suppliers’ security credentials, improves the buyer journey through granular service categorisation, and has easy to understand terms and conditions, which are still robust. We expect these innovative changes to attract even more buyers than before, from a wider range of market sectors than before."

Clare Hopping
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