CHESTERFIELD: Region’s IT firm clinches top contract

Pictured are Chesterfield-based Central Technology's MD Ian Snow, left, and sales director Richard Thompson.
Pictured are Chesterfield-based Central Technology's MD Ian Snow, left, and sales director Richard Thompson.

IT and Telecommunications provider, Central Technology, claims to be the first Derbyshire based IT company to have been awarded a highly sought after place as a supplier for the Government’s G-CLOUDiii procurement framework.

As of now, all Governmental departments and UK public sector businesses have access to leading IT services from the Chesterfield born business.

Central Technology’s services which include, cloud servers, remote backup and disaster recovery solutions are now available through the HM Government G-Cloud CloudStore catalogue http://gcloud.civilservice.gov.uk/cloudstore/ a searchable database of over 700 businesses, including many SME’s.

This enables Government agencies and buyers to match their ICT requirements with the latest technologies and service providers they require, at the most competitive price.

Ian Snow, MD of Central Technology, said: “We are delighted to be one of the first IT businesses in the Derbyshire region to be part of the G-CLOUDiii framework. The opportunity to be on the CloudStore as an IT supplier allows us to share our expertise and unique cloud solutions such as Central Cloud Drive, Central Cloud E-Mail and Cloud Servers.

“Because we are ISO27001 accredited we have the confidence that all the solutions we offer are as secure as possible, something which is of utmost importance to the public sector in particular.”

The G-CLOUD is a Government initiative born to cutback public sector spending on IT and help boost small to medium sized IT business by encouraging a regular influx of new suppliers and refreshed services to all public sector businesses in a bid to drive competition, greater choice and flexibility for buyers.

It also allows ICT suppliers, particularly SMEs to do business with government organisations through a simpler and easy to use framework. This new initiative strengthens and accelerates the push to cloud computing and requires all central government departments to consider public cloud first in any IT purchasing.