The HNSciCloud is a European pre-commercial procurement (PCP) project co-funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Work Programme, which kicked-off in January 2016.
Driven by the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) commitment of leading research organisations from across Europe, HNSciCloud creates a competitive marketplace of innovative cloud services serving scientific users from a wide range of domains.
This paper provides public sector organizations guidance on addressing common challenges with cloud computing services procurement and will reflect alignment with the Federal Government’s “Cloud First” policy per the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.
BT today announced two new contracts with the European Commission to deliver public and private cloud services across 52 major European institutions, agencies and bodies - including the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Defence Agency. Both framework contracts - awarded last December - run for up to four years with a combined worth of more than €24 million. Following execution of the framework contracts, BT will implement the contracted private cloud services, and becomes one of five providers that will compete for public cloud projects.
PICSE gives you the insight. As part of its mandate, PICSE recently published the report “Procuring cloud services today”. The report describes the experience of 10 European public sector organisations that have carried out or are considering a cloud procurement process. The experiences vary in terms of success and offer insights into how the procurement of cloud services is impacting on their current processes, how they overcame a set of barriers but it also tells us what expectations public sector organisations have in regards to cloud service providers (CSPs).
Are you from Public Sector & Are you Procuring Cloud Services through a Tender Procedure? Then look no further as this newspiece covers all you need to know to get it right:
1. Get advice: wiz.picse.eu;
2. Learn from others: Procuring cloud services today report
3. Understand the cloud procurement process The PICSE Research Procurement Model report
4. Be aware of the barriers to overcome them Read the Cloud Procurement Barriers Report!
In the “Procuring cloud services today” report released a few weeks ago by PICSE, based on experiences of 10 public sector organisations across Europe, one of the key outcomes included in the public sector procurers ‘wish list’ was having a catalogue of cloud service providers and more transparency in the cataloguing service itself.
On 6th of October 2015 the European Court of Justice has declared invalid the Safe Harbor data-transfer agreement that has governed EU data flows across the Atlantic for some fifteen years.
The Safe Harbor executive decision allows companies to self certify to provide “adequate protection” for the data of European users to comply with the European data protection directive, and with fundamental European rights such as the right to privacy (under Article 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights).
ICT2015 this year was the perfect location for PICSE to meet opinion leaders from EU funding agencies, industry and research sector to discuss the main challenges and best practices related to cloud procurement.