Governments around the world are implementing strategies to transition to Cloud computing. The unabated benefits brought by the Cloud as one of the latest technical phenomena are numerous: solving tight budgets; delivering improved services to citizens, and lowering barriers to new business innovation. Cloud computing is now an essential component in the optimization of internal processes using shared services, freeing-up resources to invest in more critical areas, and redefying the way public services are delivered to citizens.
CloudOpting – the European marketplace for digital public services – aims to provide the catalyst for enabling and supporting the myriad benefits of Cloud computing for the public sector. CloudOpting is a Cloud-based platform that enables governments and businesses to consume and deliver digital public services in a seamless manner. At its core, CloudOpting is a managed platform that leverages innovation, economies of scale and competition, where well-informed buyers can choose the best service for their needs.
ENSURE THAT CITIZENS, BUSINESSES AND GOVERNMENTS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DIGITAL SERVICES.
PROVIDE A SHARED PLATFORM WHERE DIGITAL SERVICES CAN PROSPER.
FUEL COMPETITION AND DRIVE INNOVATION TO CONSTANTLY PROVIDE BETTER SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY.
With a main objective to prove the benefits from the migration of public services to cloud-based solutions, the framework will be tested through fourteen experiments in three European cities – Barcelona (Spain), Piedmont (Italy) and Corby (UK). The results and conclusions related to these experiments will contribute to establish common strategies, methodologies, standards and innovative cloud-based services through an open platform.