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  1. Comment by Kahootz (@Kahootz) posted on

    It is a real shame GDS only engages with SME's that support Open Source solutions. This seems counter to the much more inclusive G-Cloud initiative to promote commodity cloud services.

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      Comment by michaelcbeaven posted on


      We don't exclusively use open standards. We don't only work with SMEs either. It is a preference around reducing cost and lock in. We also use GCloud heavily as a route to market. So rest assured there is no counter, just horses for courses.


      Michael Beaven