IBM was the biggest supplier of government tech in Q1 2018

Extracts from an article by Oscar Williams, news editor for New Statesman Tech.

“IBM has topped a new ranking of public sector tech suppliers, winning more than £93m worth of awards in the first quarter of 2018 alone.

The US tech giant won five government contracts in the first three months of the year, including a single Ministry of Defence contract worth £80m.

It was trailed by Fujitsu in second place (£79m), Syntel in third (£37m), Mercator IT in fourth (£37m) and Softcat in fifth (£36m), according to analysis provided by Tussell. Softcat clocked up 35 contracts over the quarter, the most of any IT supplier.” […]

“Our data sheds light on some of the biggest IT & Telecoms suppliers, but it is important not to overlook the fact that nearly 500 SMEs also won IT & Telecoms contracts in Q1,” said Tussell founder Gus Tugendhat. “With more than a billion pounds worth of awards due to expire in the next 12 months, there is significant potential for firms of all sizes to win new contracts.”

Read the full article on the New Statesman Tech website.

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