Skyscape Cloud Services Limited has been named as the ‘One to Watch’ in the Cloudex 20:20 awards at a ceremony hosted at Kettners in London on 9th September. The Cloudex 20:20 programme is focused on highlighting and celebrating the innovative cloud businesses that are among the fastest growing in the UK.
At the ceremony to recognise and celebrate the finalists and winners, Carl Houghton, who heads up Clearwater’s Technology sector activities, made the following remarks, “Skyscape’s rapid growth since its formation in 2011, and its proven success in the UK public sector – a notoriously difficult market to penetrate – really helped demonstrate that Skyscape is one to watch this year. Cloud services have a vital role to play in enabling UK public sector organisations to take a more flexible approach to IT, helping to reduce costs for UK taxpayers and enabling better value public services.”
The Cloudex panel also referenced Skyscape’s large market share in G-Cloud as a key factor in its success in these awards, noting the company’s clear and differentiated cloud proposition, and its transparent pricing model which ensures that customers only pay for what they use, helping Skyscape to stand out from other cloud providers.
“We’re delighted to have been recognised for this fantastic accolade, it’s a testament to the hard work of our team which is striving to revolutionise the way that UK public sector organisations purchase and use cloud services,” said Phil Dawson, CEO of Skyscape.
“A couple of years ago, it would have been unthinkable that public sector organisations could procure IT without being bound by lengthy contracts; the market was stagnant and dominated by a small group of incumbent suppliers. Through the G-Cloud Framework, we’ve made fantastic steps to change this set-up and we’re honoured that the Cloudex 20:20 Awards have named us as the ‘One to Watch’ as we continue to improve the Government procurement of IT.”
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