Huddle Hails Record Year in Public Sector CloudCloud-based collaboration player talks up past year of public sector succes
May 14, 2013
by James Stirling
Huddle claims the public sector’s growing appetite for cloud services has led to a 26 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of deals it has secured with governments across the globe.
The cloud-based collaboration platform provider said the past 12 months have seen the firm enjoy its most successful year in the public sector to date.
Over the past year, the firm has inked new deals with the European Commission, the Commonwealth Secretariat and Suffolk County in the US.
Huddle also claims to have become the UK Government’s most successful Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) supplier, having bagged 16 per cent of the 128 SaaS deals awarded through its G-Cloud procurement framework.
The company’s cloud-based technology allows data to be shared, via the cloud, among the public sector’s ecosystem of departments, agencies and external contractors, for example.
In the UK, the technology has already been adopted by the likes of the Cabinet office and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), with Huddle telling Cloud Pro earlier this year that 80 per cent of central Government departments now rely on it to share information.
The company has also enjoyed success away from the public sector, having bagged deals with car manufacturer Kia and high street chemist Boots.
Alastair Mitchell, chief executive of Huddle, described the firm’s success in the public sector as “phenomenal” to date.
“Governments worldwide are waking up to the benefits the cloud has to offer – [in terms of] greater flexibility, scalability, better service and value for money – [and] they’re making a stand against legacy systems, like SharePoint, that no longer meet the needs of the workforce,” he said.
“With a strong government heritage across Europe, we’re excited to be bringing our government expertise to the US...and transforming the way in which government works,” he added.