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Europe’s Leading Public-Private Partnership for Cloud

The Helix Nebula Initiative is a partnership between industry, space and science to establish a dynamic ecosystem, benefiting from open cloud services for the seamless integration of science into a business environment. Today, the partnership counts over 40 public and private partners.

What are your biggest challenges/concerns about procuring cloud services? Have your say through the PICSE survey!

To ensure that Europe reaps the benefits of the shift to cloud computing, there is the need to focus on new ways of procuring cloud based services. The PICSE initiative wants to reflect the requirements of the stakeholders and therefore PICSE invites you to contribute to this by taking part in the survey on barriers to procurement of cloud services.

  • 18 questions to collect information useful to identify challenges that exist in cloud procurement and produce a report on cloud procurement barriers.
  • All answers are anonymous and will be used for collection of input and statistical conclusions only that will serve the goal of this survey.


Take the PICSE survey, it takes just a few minutes!

The complete set of questions is available below.



Helix Nebula is a new, pioneering partnership between leading IT providers and four of Europe’s biggest research centres, CERN, EMBL, ESA and PIC, charting a course towards sustainable cloud services for the research communities - the Science Cloud.