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Cloud Services Procurement Roadmap for Public Research Organisations

Garavelli, Sara; Amsaghrou, Rachida; Jones, Bob

This Roadmap is a major product of the PICSE project. It provides a description of the landscape of cloud procurement in the European public research sector and documents existing challenges, barriers and trends. Based on world-wide procurement best practices it explains how cloud computing is disrupting the way IT resources are provisioned for research communities. In particular, 20 recommendations for improving procurement of cloud services for public research organisations in Europe must address the fact that procurement practices are changing significantly.

This Roadmap for Cloud Service Procurement includes a significant Call for Action for the three major stakeholder groups who can be found at regional, national and European levels.

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