This Procurement Roadmap is the main legacy of the project, and includes recommendations and strategic advice for public research organisations by outlining the innovative approaches to the procurement of cloud services. The roadmap offers a view for the next five years.
This document describes the experience of thirteen public sector organisations across Europe who have 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 their current processes.
The output s of this document will feed into the PICSE Roadmap on Cloud Service Procurement for public research organisations due in March 2016.
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.
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.
This document provides a state of the art analysis of how public research organizations procure ICT services and identifies the challenges when the procurement is focused on cloud services. The document also reports what public sector organizations are doing to procure cloud services and how cloud service providers are responding to the demand - side. Finally it presents the basic structure on which the PICSE procurement model for cloud services will build on.
This report will include: a collection of procurement good practices in the public sector, both in Research and Public Administration, which would cover real life examples in Europe as well as outside the EEA (e.g. USA); a comparison between procurement practices in the public and private sector and a description of how current good practices can overcome barriers and the identification of unaddressed challenges.
The acquisition of IT services is a key function within any public or private organisation and the advent of cloud computing requires innovation in the way IT services are procured.
This report identifies and documents best practices for procuring cloud services in public research organisations. Because of the commonalities of the procurement practice in public administration, it was also included in the report.