D2.2_Research Procurement Case Studies

Garavelli Sara
<span title="2016-01-07">2016</span> <i title="Zenodo"> Zenodo </i> &nbsp;
Digital transformation is absolutely crucial to any organisation whether public or private. It is at the very core of the digital single market, in order to ensure Europe reaps the socio-economic benefits of new technologies. Cloud computing has the potential to reduce IT expenditure and to boost organisational agility while at the same time expanding the scope for the delivery of flexible high-quality new services. Barriers to the adoption of cloud services range, shifting to new procurement
more &raquo; ... ocesses matching the cloud's on-demand model, to lack of trust & security, and finally from lack of mature technical standards to complex legal terms and fear of vendor lock-in. Overcoming these barriers is key to boosting public sector productivity and efficiency, and to meet the demands of a new set of users in a way that ensures secure and reliable and compliance with institutional requirements. This document describes a set of case studies documenting how public sector organisations worldwide have either carried out a process to procure cloud services, or are considering doing so. The experiences vary in term of success and offer insights into how the procurement of cloud services is impacting their current processes. Thirteen case studies are included; nine describe the experience of public sector organisations, which have procured different types of cloud services for different amounts of money; four others report the considerations of organisations that considering cloud procurement. The procurement experiences described in these case studies showcase that even if almost all of the organisations have the same procurement procedures, cloud procurement can be approached in many different ways. This is mainly due to different maturity levels with respect to cloud adoption in these organisations. However, as a common factor, almost all the organisations share the same challenges and agree on what would be the actions needed to quicken the cloud procurement process. Among the key lessons learned f [...]
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