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Andy Tait, Cabinet Office - public sector ICT landscape


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Presentation on the ICT landscape for the public sector preresented to annual conference of public sector IT management organisation, Socitm, on 12 October 2010

Presentation on the ICT landscape for the public sector preresented to annual conference of public sector IT management organisation, Socitm, on 12 October 2010

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  • 1. Public Sector ICT Landscape G-Cloud Programme Andy Tait Deputy Director G-Cloud Programme
  • 2. Why do we need a new ICT strategy? and what is it? New technologies Economic climate Environmental responsibility
  • 3. New Administration Policy “ We will promote small business procurement, in particular by introducing an aspiration that 25% of government contracts should be awarded to small and medium-sized businesses and publishing government tenders in full online and free of charge.” The Coalition: our programme for government
  • 4. New Administration Policy “We will take steps to open up government procurement and reduce costs; and we will publish government ICT contracts online.” The Coalition: our programme for government
  • 5. New Administration Policy “We will create a level playing field for open-source software and enable large ICT projects to be split into smaller £100m components.” The Coalition: our programme for government
  • 6. Cabinet Office Structural Reform Plan (3. ICT Strategy) ‘Reduce the cost structure of information and communications technology in central government, while supporting technologies which increase citizen involvement, transparency and localisation’
  • 7. What does the New Administration Policy mean for Government ICT? Two fold plan:- o Short term: ICT can contribute to budget deficit savings o Medium and Long term: ICT can offer new ways of saving money, streamlining/improving current services and use of common infrastructure
  • 8. What are we doing? Writing a new ICT Strategy which will reflect our desire to: - Simplify - Standardise - Automate
  • 9. What is today’s ICT Landscape – by numbers 200K+ servers across PS 10,000+ distinct applications No aggregation of application demand No data mobility between departments 130+ Data Centres in central Government £16.9 bn approximate ICT spend per annum. Potential “G-Cloud” benefit 30% of annual costs. Under or over software licensing at a departmental level Thousands of DC, and comms rooms across public sector Private sector achieves 60% cost reduction through Cloud 90,000 servers within central government running at <10% utilisation 11
  • 10. How does G-Cloud fit in? “The G‐Cloud brand provides confidence in ICT  services you can trust – reliability and security,  value for money.” “The Application Store for Government‐ the online  marketplace  for Public Sector ICT Services.” “Data Centre Consolidation: Delivering Public  Sector ICT services from the optimum number of  high performing, energy‐efficient, resilient, and  cost‐effective”
  • 11. Goals for the Programme Reduce ICT costs, supplier lock-in, time from idea to service and carbon footprint Create open, vibrant competitive marketplace These will be achieved through: Deployment across the whole of Public Sector Sharing and re-use of all relevant Public Sector ICT services across organisational boundaries Driving standardisation and simplification 13
  • 12. The G-Cloud “The G‐Cloud brand provides confidence in services you can trust – reliability, security,  value for money, contractual probity, adherence to standards and enables  Government ICT Strategy.” 14
  • 13. G-Cloud, isn’t one thing: It has five “worlds”: Hosting, Testing, Sharing, Web, SME. Departments want and need different things so G-Cloud needs to offer them flexibility to make the offer compelling… “Testing world” DirectGov I don’t want to buy computers  to test new systems, can I rent  “Hosting world” “Shared world” them from you? My computer systems  ERP – HR/ Finance are fine, I just want to  close my data centres  Shared App Gateway & ID and use yours. BusinessLink Apps What can be shared,  Give me economies of  should be shared. “SME scale, security and  growth, reduce my capex  Common shared  world” need systems for all too use. I want to use your  G‐Cloud to offer  “Web world” services to my non  Online/web  Government  services to  customers.  UK tax  employees/  growth, innovation citizens and  business
  • 14. G-Cloud Governance - The Authority There will be one overall authority for the G-Cloud which will share it’s structure with the PSN and Common Desktop. The Authority will be responsible for: •Agreeing standards •Overseeing procurement and certification processes •Resolving any cross-organisational issues •Encourage all Public Sector organisations to use G-Cloud and Apps Store services wherever possible •Support the Public Sector to create new Cloud services where there are no existing ones available 16
  • 15. What is the Application Store (ASG)? The ASG will be the online ICT Marketplace for the Public Sector “Find IT, build IT, run IT, share IT” Services in the Store will include: G-Cloud Certified ICT Applications and solutions Other ICT Services; PSN, Hardware, Common Desktop, Service Management etc Access to a development toolkit 17
  • 16. How will the ASG work? There will be a Certified Zone and an Open Zone ‒ Services in the Certified Zone will have been "pre-procured” ‒ Innovation encouraged in the Open Zone Products available in a standardised, simple and low cost way whilst maintaining legal compliance. Price and Performance Rating will be visible for comparison, promoting competition and service excellence. You can search or advertise for new applications and services. Services at “Latest Best Price” 18
  • 17. Data Centre Consolidation Today Hundreds of public sector data centres running to different standards;- some at capacity limits, others with unused space. Goals • Reduce to an optimum number of modern, resilient, efficient and secure data centres that may also act as infrastructure for the G-Cloud. • We want to maximise the amount of consolidation to help the Public Sector achieve savings. End point Significant Central Government DC reduction by 2020, and a reduction of 80% across the wider Public Sector. “Delivering Public Sector ICT services from the optimum number of high performing, energy-efficient, resilient, cost-effective and standards based data centres” 19
  • 18. Introduction to Foundation Delivery Partners Foundation Delivery Partners (FDPs) will be “Public Sector bodies who have volunteered to build the initial G-Cloud services” Services being Considered: ‒ Web Hosting and Content Management ‒ Infrastructure as a Service ‒ Public Cloud Services ‒ Collaboration Tools ‒ Secure Email 20
  • 19. G-Cloud Priorities Finalise Implementation plan for the G-Cloud Document standards, certification and guidelines Forge ahead with the Foundation Delivery Partners Initiate the Data Centre Consolidation activity Deliver Proof of Concept for ASG 21