Corso selected by HM Government to offer IBM Rational Software on G-Cloud

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Strategic partnership with IBM lowers entry barriers for public sector organisations.

Strategic IBM business partner, Corso, today announced they have been officially selected by the UK Government to offer IBM Rational software-as-a-service (SaaS) on the G-Cloud Framework with immediate effect.

The launch of G-Cloud now means that public sector and government organisations such as local councils and the NHS can purchase IBM Rational software quickly and easily through the G-Cloud CloudStore without needing to go through lengthy sales and bid processes. Furthermore, public sector bodies will be able to take advantage of the pay-as-you-go subscription model, negating the need for up-front payments or being tied into lengthy contracts.

Corso’s CEO, Martin Owen, who was product lead on the G-Cloud project said: “G-Cloud is an innovative step forward by the UK Government to simplify the traditionally complex procurement process of IT products and services. Corso has been at the forefront of this movement, working solidly with its partners to provide a collection of cloud application bundles that are consumed on a pay-as-you-go basis.”

“In the United Kingdom, CIOs from both private and public sectors are seeing the real benefits of using cloud technology, such as increased flexibility of licensing, time gains and cost reductions. The old fears regarding data security have been completely abolished by IL1, IL2 and IL3 standards – it simply isn’t a barrier anymore. Another advantage of G-Cloud’s CloudStore means that UK public sector organisations can benefit from a highly secure and robust infrastructure.”

Corso already offers cloud and SaaS solutions to many UK organisations in both the commercial and government sector. These organizations have included the National Police Improvement Agency, National Grid and the Post Office.

Varunjay Ahluwalia, who was Strategy Advisor at the UK National Policing Improvement Agency said, "Corso have been exceptional in their professionalism and their support to keep my project on track. They have worked with the NPIA Accreditors to achieve a NPM service and have responded promptly and effectively to all requests - their willingness to assist is to be applauded. Thanks to Corso, our project team can now take advantage of the flexibility and agility of using a cloud service from within the NPIA."

If you are UK government organisation and you want to learn more about buying IBM Rational software under the G-Cloud Services Framework, please contact gcloud(at)corso3(dot)com


About Corso
Corso is a worldwide company headquartered in Leamington Spa, UK, with offices in New York and Melbourne. A leading product and consulting firm, Corso offers expertise in the areas of enterprise architecture and strategic planning. The company assists organizations in streamlining their process for adopting change through their software solutions. Corso is a strategic IBM Business Partner.



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