UK Government retains Axios Systems as a recommended IT service management supplier in G-Cloud 7
Axios Systems, a leading provider of IT Service Management (ITSM) software, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the UK Government’s latest G-Cloud procurement framework, G-Cloud 7. Axios will offer its market-leading service management solution, assyst, as Software as a Service (SaaS) through the Digital Marketplace (lot 3).
The G-Cloud initiative allows public-sector organisations to procure cloud services from suppliers listed in the framework's Digital Marketplace, expediting what is traditionally a lengthy tender process for government organisations.
First launched in June of 2012, public sector spending through the framework has now surpassed £806m1. Sales in 2015 have risen by more than 80%, up from £447m at the end of 2014. The strong growth is underpinned by the G-Cloud initiative which mandates central governments to prioritise cloud computing. Cloud computing fuels organisational savings and efficiencies.
The UK’s digital strategy depends largely on cloud technologies. By 2017, SaaS is set to generate almost 60% of cloud revenue2. This trend is replicated in the service management market, with IDC Research sponsored by Axios highlighting that 50% of organisations currently using on-premise ITSM software plan to use SaaS by 20163.
assyst is already used by many public sector bodies across the UK, including the Forestry Commission and The Scottish Government, NHS and police services. It’s also used by local councils such as Fife Council, Hull City Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and Gateshead Council. assyst enables all organisations to drive greater efficiencies on ever-tightening budgets.
Axios Systems, positioned as a Champion in the Info-Tech 2015 Enterprise Service Desk Software Vendor Landscape4, offers a comprehensive level of support. With a focus on customer satisfaction, ITIL-qualified consultants advise on organisational process improvements and cost-saving measures.
Tasos Symeonides, CEO at Axios Systems, said: “We are delighted to be listed in G-Cloud yet again, and fully support this latest iteration of the government initiative. Adoption of our solution as a SaaS deployment is increasing, and being listed in G-Cloud allows us to further strengthen our public sector reach.”
He continued “Our G-Cloud 7 recognition provides assurance to public sector organisations on our compliance with internationally accepted security standards. This, reinforced by our 100% project delivery and consultancy record over more than 27 years, and the highest levels of R&D in the industry, demonstrate our commitment to high standards and allow us to maintain our position as a market leader in the global ITSM industry.”
For more information on the G-Cloud initiative and to access the Digital Marketplace, visit https://www.gov.uk/digital-marketplace
 Digital Marketplace, November 2015: https://digitalmarketplace.blog.gov.uk/sales-accreditation-information/
 IT Service Management in Deutschland 2014, ITSM im Spannungsfeld von Cloud Computing und Enterprise Mobility, Mark Alexander Schulte for IDC, February 2014: http://idc.de/de/research/multi-client-projekte/it-service-management-in-deutschland-2014
 Info-Tech 2015 Enterprise Service Desk Software Vendor Landscape: http://forms.axiossystems.com/info-tech-analyst-report