Simon Tse, Managing Director of Crown Commercial Service (CSC), said: “CSC offers trade agreements that help organisations across the public sector save time and money in the purchase of everyday consumer goods and services. This agreement with IBM brings great added value to public sector organisations as they continue to innovate and improve basic services to citizens across Britain. IBM is one of the world`s most ethical companies, based on obligations of trust and transparency that guide the handling of customer data and insights, not only is dedicated to developing standards of ethical business practices, but also strives to remain compliant with current guidelines and practices in the public sector. The agreement builds on the government`s Cloud First Directive, which requires public sector organizations to evaluate cloud solutions before considering another option. It also complies with the Government Digital Service`s latest guidelines on managing cloud technical blocking. Companies are encouraged to take steps to reduce links with suppliers by selecting products that use open standards and formats so that they have control over their data. IBM and Crown Commercial Service signed this agreement by IBM in the second quarter of 2020. Join our webinar on 3 September at 10 a.m. BST to get an overview of the benefits of IBM Cloud for Public Sector in the UK and the key offerings that can enable your journey to the cloud. Click here to register. Press Contact: Lucy Linthwaite External Relations Leader, IBM UK and Ireland Email: lucy.linthwaite@uk.ibm.com Mob: +7920 823429 “As the public sector continues its rapid digital transformation, government organisations that cross many sectors need a reliable, resilient and secure technology environment to meet citizens` needs and meet complex security and regulatory requirements,” said Janine Cook, Vice-President for the Public Sector.

IBM UK and Ireland. “An open hybrid cloud platform, built and managed with IBM`s global industry expertise, can enable the public sector to accelerate its innovations and offer a more agile way to develop new digital services and take the next step in their cloud journeys.” London, 29 years old. July 2020 – Crown Commercial Service (CCS), the Executive Agency and Commercial Fund of the UK Cabinet Office, is taking a new step to remove barriers to the introduction of clouds in the public sector by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with IBM. The three-year public cloud agreement will enable all legitimate public sector organisations to embark on a secure public cloud journey and develop innovations through digital solutions and services to develop essential services for UK citizens. Under the agreement, all central government organizations, including local authorities, education, and the national health service, can benefit from privileged business conditions to transform business-critical workloads and develop new services. . . .