Today we can announce that KCOM has been named as a member of the newly launched Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Partner Program, listed in the Government category. KCOM’s cooperation with AWS will provide UK public sector organisations with a complete choice of cloud computing services, including consultancy, systems delivery and integration, and service management.

Members of the AWS Public Sector Partner Program, launched today at AWS re:Invent 2016, are recognised for their solutions and experience in delivering government, education, and non-profit customer missions around the world. Our AWS Public Sector Partner status will allow us to build and deploy our AWS public sector portfolio at pace.

This new partner status reflects our experience in supporting the customer missions of organisations like HMRC, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire County Councils, NHS Business Services Authority and University Hospitals of North Midlands.

“The time has come for public sector organisations to re-imagine and re-architect their IT and communications infrastructures to become more customer-centric, agile and efficient. KCOM helps these organisations through ‘best in class’ consultancy, architecture, delivery and management experience across applications, communications and networks. Our cooperation with AWS has massive potential, and we look forward to working together to create an environment in which digital innovation in the public sector can thrive.” - Tony Cox, Director for Central Government at KCOM.

We have also retained our AWS Partner Network (APN) Premier Consulting Partner status making KCOM one of only two UK based providers with this title. Our customers will benefit from access to features such as Enterprise Support and Proof of Concept funding. The announcement of this achievement will be made at today’s Global Partner Summit at re:Invent in Las Vegas.

Qualification for the AWS Public Sector Partner Program requires demonstration of a strong overall AWS practice. KCOM first engaged with AWS in 2011, and is today an AWS Direct Connect Partner, as well as holding the AWS Big Data competency, and being one of a handful of audited AWS Managed Services Partners.

We recently added our entire spectrum of cloud-based capabilities to the government’s G-Cloud 8 framework, increasing our offering from 36 services to 141.