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...
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.
Helix Nebula is found in iMentors' mapping e-infrastructure initiatives list. iMentors is a e-infrastructure monitoring evaluation and tracking support system that has mostly to do with all e-infrastructure development projects of Sub-Saharan Africa. It is a project co-funded by the European Commission's DG CONNECT under the 7th Framework Programme.
Article in International Grid this Week (iSGTW), March 5, 2014. The article is about the Cloudscape VI event which was held in Brussels, Belgium on 24-25 of February and where the Helix Nebula Production Platform was presented for the first time.