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.
The EU's research and innovation programs FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020 fund projects in which groups of procurers from different countries around Europe are jointly implementing Pre-Commercial Procurements(PCP)s or Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPIs), as well as coordination and networking projects that prepare the ground for future PCP or PPIs.
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This document provides a state of the art analysis of how public research organisations procure ICT services and identifies the challenges of procuring cloud services. The document presents different models to procure cloud services suitable for public research organisations and provides procurement checklists that can be used by IT managers and procurers working in the public sector.
This study provides quantitative estimates of the impact of cloud computing on the EU economy by 2020. The study looks at the potential economic impact that the adoption of cloud-based computing solutions by the public and private sector could have on EU economy as a whole.
Digital transformation is absolutely crucial to any organisation whether public or private. It is at the very core of the digital single market to ensure Europe reaps the socio-economic benefits of new technologies. Cloud computing has the potential to reduce IT expenditure and boost organisational agility while at the same time improving the scope for delivering flexible high-quality new services...
The acquisition of IT services is key to any public or private organisation and the advent of cloud computing requires innovation in the procurement of cloud services. Although cloud computing has become increasingly popular, it appears that potential customers, in the public sector in general and in the research community in particular, are facing barriers that inhibit the wider adoption of cloud services. This report presents a list of barriers to cloud services procurement identified through literature, in-depth interviews of IT managers surveyed over a period of 3 months, and input provided by the PICSE Task Force members as well as intergovernmental research organisations such as CERN and EMBL. The survey demonstrated that barriers to cloud service procurement mainly relate to the adoption of new technology (i.e. cloud computing) and the procurement process itself.