25 tech firms have recently been awarded contracts by the UK government as part of a deal to design and implement software services across the public sector, including local authorities and UK emergency services.
Some of the largest software and services vendors part of the framework deal include Deloitte, Hitachi, Fujitsu, HCL, and Accenture. The software services will focus on everything from design, software selection and impact assessment to implementation, integration services and business process automation.
The deal comes as local and central governments aim to move away from on-premise systems to software as a service-based applications. It also follows reports that surfaced in February of a growing divide within the Conservative Party over contracts given to Amazon Web Services.