Total G-Cloud sales have reached £467m after deals worth £37m were made in January.
The government claims that 50 percent of sales by value made through G-Cloud to date have been awarded to SMEs. If this is correct, SMEs will have outsold larger enterprises by a ratio of 2:1 in January.
This would be surprising as it bucks a trend of larger enterprises muscling out smaller businesses seen in the results of previous months.
January's sales figured have not been added to the G-Cloud results dashboard, but results from December revealed large enterprises contributed to 51.7 percent of the total sales, at £223m. By contrast smaller companies had generated £208m.
Furthermore, monthly sales for December (pictured) also showed that large enterprises contributed around £17m to the total sales for the month, while SMEs contributed around £14m.
As such, if SMEs now account for 50 percent of all sales, they will have had to sell roughly £25.5m of the January total to reach £233.5m, half the combined G-Cloud sales of £467m to date.
V3 contacted the Cabinet Office for more clarity on the figures, but the department has yet to respond.
Meanwhile, the data showed that central government continues to contribute to the majority of G-Cloud sales, having snapped up 77 percent of the total sales to date. The wider public sector contributed 23 percent.
The Government Digital Service (GDS) recently updated the G-Cloud framework to G-Cloud 6, which added 516 new suppliers to the public sector cloud procurement framework.
G-Cloud is now integrated with the Digital Marketplace, and the government claims that 87 percent of the IT suppliers on the marketplace are SMEs.
Adding G-Cloud to the Digital Marketplace means that public sector IT buyers have increased access to smaller companies, and could have led to SMEs becoming the dominant suppliers of IT and cloud services to government and the public sector.
The three major political parties agreed recently that GDS has been successful in driving the adoption of digital technology, including cloud services, across government, although the MPs clashed over privacy, internet access and start-ups.
Labour also called for more to be done to propel digital technology in local government, an area where lacklustre G-Cloud sales to councils has raised questions over public sector cloud adoption.
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