The government has revealed that G-Cloud sales figures have reached £175m, an increase of £21m from last month.
The figures are the latest from the Cabinet Office and also show that 60 percent of total sales by value and 59 percent by volume have been made with SMBs, a key benefit the government wanted the G-Cloud store to address.
However, the majority of deals are still being struck at a central government level with 80 percent of deals done worth £140m, according to Cabinet Office data.
By comparison the wider public sector has done deals worth £23m on G-Cloud while local government spend is just £11m. Not-for-profit organisations on G-Cloud have spent only £668,000 since the service went live.
In spite of this low uptake beyond central government the figure of £175m is an impressive increase since February when spend on the platform was just £92m, as uptake has risen notably over the past few months.
The government recently cleared a supplier accreditation backlog that had built up on G-Cloud, while it confirmed to V3 earlier this year that it had removed 100 "irrelevant" services from the platform, as it does all it can to keep the momentum going.
Despite many benefits to cloud computing there have been increased risks to users of online services recently relating to privacy concerns with storage services like Dropbox and the risk of data being read by US officials after a recent legal ruling.
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