Oracle has expanded its commitment to the U.K. Government with the update of an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and Oracle, as well as a new commitment to enhance Oracle’s Government Centre of Excellence. The updated arrangement is expected to foster an even stronger working relationship between Oracle and the U.K. public sector, enabling better use of secure cloud technologies.
Oracle and the U.K. Government first signed an MOU in 2012, paving the way for a long-term partnership. The updated MOU will ensure that central, local and devolved governments, as well as all public service departments and agencies, such as NHS Trusts, are able to make continued use of Oracle Cloud. Critical public services will have access to the full suite of Oracle Cloud applications, secure infrastructure services and autonomous technology. The Oracle Cloud can help customers like the U.K. Government to drive greater efficiencies, automation, and productivity, all of which could support the UK economic recovery.
The enhanced Oracle Centre of Excellence will provide the U.K. Government with even more support for its use of Oracle Cloud, enabling better use of secure cloud technologies to support long term innovation and transformation of public services. It will provide public sector organizations with additional support in moving workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or expanding their use of the Oracle Cloud Applications Suite.
“Today’s announcement is a commitment to a long-standing relationship,” said Richard Petley, managing director & senior vice president, Technology & Cloud, Western Europe, Oracle. “We are collaborating with the U.K. Government to unlock the potential that cloud offers and help the U.K. lead the way in the adoption of digital technologies.”
Oracle provides only dual-region sovereign cloud for use by U.K. public sector customers and works with hundreds of public sector customers. The updated MOU expands on these relationships and will allow more public sector organizations to use cloud technologies for their efforts to deliver the best possible public services and greater value for the taxpayer.