PDMS exhibited and provided a seminar workshop at the Hollyrood: 'Cloud Computing in the Public Sector' Conference in Edinburgh on Tuesday 25th September, as representatives of the UK Cloud Alliance (www.ukcloudalliance.co.uk). The UK Cloud Alliance (UKCA) is a small collective of screened and trusted suppliers working together to serve UK business with the best that cloud computing has to offer.
The UK Cloud Alliance hosted one of the conferences interactive workshops - focussing on 'Creating your Private Cloud Managed Service'. The seminar was led by three leading members of the UK Cloud Alliance - namely Star, Ubertas and PDMS and highlighted how UKCA are providing customers and organisations with end-to-end Cloud Services, that integrate back office commodity systems with mission critical production environments. The benefits derived from these services allow public sector organisations to reduce costs and complexity, drive innovation around processes, improve user experience and work within the demand for security, risk and governance practices.
This workshop provided decision-makers in the public sector with an informed perspective on Cloud Managed Services and how they can truly live up to their hype and expectation. Most importantly, however, the Cloud Alliance highlighted how these services really work, sharing case study examples of monetary savings and real total cost of ownership from public sector organisations already benefitting from UKCA experience and expertise.
PDMS was recently awarded a place on the UK Government's new G-Cloud Framework to provide Software as a Service (SaaS) and Specialist Cloud Services. The G-Cloud is the UK Government's programme to support the UK public sector's adoption of cloud-based services. PDMS was represented at the event by Chris Gledhill and Bruce McGregor.