PICSE’s results in the spotlight on Digital4Procurement web magazine


Recently, the Digital4 web magazine published an article on the results of the PICSE (Procurement Innovation for Cloud Services in Europe) project.
The article highlights how PICSE contributed to make cloud procurement easier for public sector organisations. 
Trust-IT Services's role in achieving these successful results was fundamental. In fact, we were the main authors of two key reports: 
  • The Procuring Cloud Services today report, which describes the experience of 13 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.
  • The PICSE Roadmap on Cloud Service Procurement for Public Research Organisations, which highlights the existing challenges, barriers and trends in procuring cloud services and presents a precise Call for Action for the three major stakeholders involved in the cloud procurement process: Public Research Sector Organisations, Cloud Service Providers and Policy Makers. The Roadmap was co-authored by the other two partners of the project, CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) and Cloud Security Alliance, and by a long list of renewed procurement and cloud experts.


In addition to this, the article encourages the adoption of the PICSE Wizard tool, designed and developed by Trust-IT’s team. The Wizard is a web-based application that public research organisations can use to obtain guidelines on the most suitable model for procuring cloud services and to make a self-assessment and evaluate their procurement procedures. The tool support users with checklist and recommendations. 
The effort, work and analysis carried out during the entire PICSE project’s lifetime, led to the launch of a new cloud Pre-Commercial Procurement action: HNSciCloud  – Helix Nebula the Science Cloud, in which Trust-IT participates as an expert. HNSciCloud is now in its market exploration phase: the tender has been launched two weeks ago. 
Find out here how PICSE can help you procure cloud services and click here to discover more about the latest HNSciCloud PCP tender.
Publication date: 12 Aug 2016