Cambridge, UK, 20th February 2012. Socium is pleased to announce that it has been successfully selected for the Software as a Service lot of the Government Procurement Service’s G-Cloud ITT. The opportunity to tender was published on the 18th October 2011 and following a successful bid, Socium’s Online Validation Service has been selected as an approved service on the G-Cloud framework.
The G-Cloud Programme is a cross government initiative and is testament to the government’s commitment to cloud services. There were four lots within the £60m framework which were: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service and Specialist Cloud Services. As a result of this, the range of services being offered on the G-Cloud, cover all aspects of Cloud Computing.
As a successful applicant, Socium will be able to include details of their cloud based Online Validation Service in the CloudStore, which will be a catalogue of suppliers and services on the G-Cloud Framework. The idea of the CloudStore is to allow Public Sector buyers to easily see and compare services best suited to their requirements and needs and will form an e-marketplace of cloud services.
The Online Validation Service, Socium’s first offering to the market, provides an independent, simple and easy to use way of validating spatial data against a set of standard or user-defined business rules. By providing the service in the cloud, Socium are embracing technology trends and eliminating the need for users to invest in software or infrastructure, whilst still being able to benefit from state of the art technology.
Duncan Guthrie, Managing Director, Socium Limited said:
“We are delighted to have been selected as an approved supplier on the G-Cloud framework. We are already working closely with Local Government organisations across the country and look forward to being able to increase these relationships further through the G-Cloud. The Online Validation Service is proving very popular with government users because it enables them to easily overcome their spatial data challenges, but without the time or costs involved in purchasing and maintaining traditional software solutions. Many councils are also talking with us about specific data problems they are facing so that we can create, free of charge, new rules in the service for them and other Socium users to access.”
For more information about the Online Validation Service or Socium in general, please visit: www.socium.co.uk
For more information about the G-Cloud and CloudStore visit: http://www.govstore.net/
About Socium Limited
Socium is a wholly owned subsidiary of 1Spatial Group Ltd. As a Software as a Service company it opens up the world of data quality to everyone by offering new, online data validation and management services in the cloud. By doing so Socium are embracing technology trends and eliminating the need for users to invest in software or infrastructure, whilst still benefiting from state of the art technology.
Socium’s first offering, the Online Validation Service, provides an independent, simple and easy to use way of validating data against a set of standard or user-defined business rules in seconds.
For more information, visit www.socium.co.uk