The PICSE Roadmap is the major lasting legacy of PICSE. In addition to highlighting existing challenges, barriers and trends, it provides a landscape of cloud procurement in the European public research sector; proposes actions within the pillar three of the Digital Single Market Strategy which focus on maximising the growth potential of the digital economy; makes relevant recommendations regarding procurement of cloud services for public research organisations in Europe and provides a guide to cloud procurement, supported by best practices adopted worldwide.
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!
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.
The PICSE project recently published a report on the experiences of ten European public sector organizations that have either carried out a process to procure cloud services, or are considering doing so in the near future.
Last week, the 6th RDA Plenary meeting took place in Paris. Over six hundred representatives of international & European research organisations attended the event. Nicholas Ferguson, Trust-IT Services, presented the PICSE Wizard to the audience. The audience was particularly interested in finding out more about how to procure cloud services through their institution.
PICSE Wizard (http://wiz.picse.eu): Cloud service procurement made easy!
Are you a Procurement official, IT manager or procurement initiator? Then, complete the PICSE wizard easy-to-use services to help you make informed decisions about how to procure cloud services. The PICSE Wizard is a web-based application that public research organisations can use to obtain guidelines on the most suitable model for procuring cloud services, to make a self-assessment and evaluate their procurement procedures. Each checklist comes with a set of recommendations & tips.
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.
This document describes the experience of ten public sector organisations across Europe who have either carried out a process to procure cloud services, or are considering doing so. The experiences vary in terms of success and offer insights into how the procurement of cloud services is impacting on their current processes. Read more...
The EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, visited CERN on 30 January 2015. He was invited by the Director-General to obtain a first-hand impression of some of the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, just before the eagerly awaited restart of the LHC at record energies. The Commissioner was informed about the missions and various activities of CERN, including the PICSE early achievements.
Over 50 managers, cloud providers, policy makers, procurers and researchers dealing with the adoption of cloud computing gathered recently for the workshop “Enabling a Dynamic Cloud Ecosystem". The event was hosted by the European Space Agency, ESA ESRIN in Frascati, Italy and organized by the Helix Nebula Initiative - HNI (www.helix-nebula.eu) and the newly-launched project, Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe - PICSE (www.picse.eu), both supporting the uptake of cloud computing in Europe.