While technology service options continue to evolve, procurement processes and policies of these organisations have remained firmly rooted in historical practices that are no longer effective.
In order for public research organisations of all sizes to take advantage of the best solutions the market has to offer nowadays, a more flexible and agile procurement process must be created and implemented.
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 ; (Chapter 2)
- Proposes actions within the pillar three of the Digital Single Market Strategy which focus on maximising the growth potential of the digital economy (Chapter 3)
- Makes relevant recommendations regarding procurement of cloud services for public research organisations in Europe; (Chapter 4)
- Provides a guide to cloud procurement, supported by best practices adopted worldwide (Chapter 5)
In Chapter 3 in particular, the Roadmap represents a precise Call for Action for the three major stakeholders involved in the cloud procurement process: Public Research Sector Organisations (the demand-side), Cloud Service Providers (the supply-side) and Policy Makers (the regulators).