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Nortel First Telecoms Provider Accredited in UK´s Government Gateway Alliance Programme to Improve Public Sector Services
Programme Seeks to Join Up Online Government Services
"A common IT infrastructure across government departments can greatly benefit information security while reducing duplication and removing unnecessary cost," said Darryl Edwards, president EMEA, Nortel. "Being awarded Approved Partner status by EDT is proof of Nortel´s capabilities and recognition of our solutions and innovation by those with the most rigorous demands."
The criteria required for approval to the programme are based on a company´s credibility, capability, technical aptitude and commitment to working closely in partnership with the Cabinet Office and e-Delivery Team (EDT).
"We are delighted to have Nortel on board," said Damien Kennedy, head of partnering, EDT (Transformation Government). "As the programme moves into its next phase, we´ll be focused on the delivery of innovation and the reduction of life time costs of ICT estates and so having industry leaders, such as Nortel, being a part of the programme, is essential to our success."
EDT is a division of Transformational Government within the Cabinet Office, and is based in Warrington, UK. The purpose of EDT is to sustain and develop the UK´s Government Gateway, the mechanism by which citizens and government officers can gain secure access to personal government- held services and information. To date, the GGAP has signed up over 50 private sector IT companies in order to co-ordinate and promote the roll out of the Government Gateway across the Public Sector.
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