Onyx Group named as Government supplier

Onyx Group, which has North East sites, has been listed as an official cloud services supplier to the UK public sector

Jill Tate Onyx Group has been named as one of the official Cloud Computing suppliers to the Government
Onyx Group has been named as one of the official Cloud Computing suppliers to the Government

Onyx Group, which has sites in Newcastle and Teesside, has been named as one of the official cloud computing suppliers to the Government.

As part of the G-Cloud 5 initiative, CloudStore - an online store from which organisations can buy pre-procured cloud services - the company has been listed as an official Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Specialist Cloud Services supplier to the UK public sector.

By bringing a broader range of suppliers to the public sector market, the Government is hoping to reduce public sector IT spending by £120m through offering a framework that will continue to provide a cost-effective, quicker and clearer way for organisations to procure cloud services.

Neil Stephenson, chief executive of Onyx group, said he was delighted Onyx had been named as an official supplier and feels the G-Cloud framework is ideal for public sector bodies looking to enhance IT performance.

“Following a large-scale investment in our cloud infrastructure, we were always confident that we would be able to meet the criteria required to be listed as an official supplier of cloud services to the UK public sector,” he said.

“With public sector bodies now having the option to purchase and use cloud services as they need them, rather than being tied to expensive, long-term contracts, they can benefit from a more flexible and agile approach to IT that will allow them to adapt to their ever changing business needs with ease.”

Onyx Group is a technology provider specialising in risk management and managed services including cloud computing and outsourcing.

Established in 1994, it has grown from a regional IT company to a national technology provider with ten sites across the UK and offices in Edinburgh, Stockton-on-Tees and London. The group has experienced a strong three years or so, despite difficult market conditions and, during that time, has completed seven acquisitions which have seen its customer base grow to over 2,000 clients.

It has expanded across the UK and developed new services and products that are tailored specifically to meet the needs of businesses in a number of vertical markets. The company, which serves some of the UK’s best known firms, was first named an official supplier to the G Cloud network during its fourth incarnation time back in 2012,

The group, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, has continued to expand its public sector portfolio, providing a comprehensive cloud offering via its ISO 27001-accredited UK data centres.

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