Strategy

Our Board of Directors approved this strategy in 2018. It applies for the period from 2019 onwards.

Vision

Our vision is to maximize the impact and return of scientific research by providing a sustainable, predictable and cost-efficient e-infrastructure.

 

Values

In Sigma2 we live by the following three values:

Customer focus

Corporate social responsibility

Openness

Key strategic areas

Provide advanced compute and data services addressing users´ needs


How:

  • Addressing user’s needs and the interests of partners with strategic procurements
     
  • Operate and develop a critical national e-infrastructure offering
    • Compute services<
    • Data services (storage & data-management)
    • Advanced User Support
    • Training
    • Support services
       
  • Be user-driven by being near users and survey needs
     
  • Be a strategic partner to the universities
     
  • Bring in new and proven technologies into the e-infrastructure to enable wider use

 

Critical success factors

  • Adequate funding
  • Right competencies
  • Active user participation
  • Leadership involvement

Facilitator for international research services, cloud-based resource and common components


How:

  • Addressing user’s needs and the interests of partners with strategic procurements
  • Operate and develop a critical national e-infrastructure offering
  • Compute services
  • Data services (storage & data-management)
  • Advanced User Support
  • Training
  • Support services
  • Be user driven by being near users and survey needs
  • Be a strategic partner to the universities
  • Bring in new and proven technologies into the e-infrastructure to enable wider use


Critical success factors

  • Availability of resources
  • Govt. participation and policies
  • Research access to public data

Combine Sigma2 infrastructure  with the capabilities and  competencies of partner  institutions to achieve cost- efficient research services


How:

  • Centralize infrastructure and free up resources from operations to lower costs and expand high level support Leverage the distributed nature of the Metacenter to be near researchers
     
  • Combine technical expertise and understanding of the research process and research data cycle to create relevant and high quality e-infrastructure
     
  • Offer underlying storage infrastructure for strategic research data services
     
  • Contribute compute resources and storage for research-near public sector
     
  • Be an active player in the HE&R and research-near public sector facilitating partnerships and collaboration to the benefit of researchers and the partner institutions
     
  • Service deliveries in close cooperation with partner institutions


Critical success factors

  • NRIS co-ownership and participation
  • Shifting weight from hardware to services and support

Who provides what?

Graph which shows Sigma2´s market scope.