Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

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  • Open data: gold mine or gold bust?

    Opinion | Digital 20-02-2012

    Despite Neelie Kroes' ambitious declarations for a new open data strategy at the regional level, authorities are still struggling to become familiar with that process and the strategy still faces fierce resistance, writes Julia Glidden from 21c Consultancy.

  • Cybersecurity: Protecting the digital economy

    LinksDossier | Digital 19-11-2012

    Online security cannot be taken for granted as hackers and cyber attackers continue to outdo software engineers. Although there are means of beefing up security, including hardware and server backups, remote security controls, filtering and encryption, the scale and risk of attacks is becoming more pronounced and political.

  • Digital agenda: Connecting the EU

    LinksDossier | Innovation & Industry 05-03-2012

    High-speed Internet for all - including on mobile phones - and lower consumer prices are the main highlights of the European Commission's digital agenda, a five-year plan to ensure higher connectivity for EU citizens and business.

  • Digital agenda: Connecting the EU

    LinksDossier | Innovation & Industry 05-03-2012

    High-speed Internet for all - including on mobile phones - and lower consumer prices are the main highlights of the European Commission's digital agenda, a five-year plan to ensure higher connectivity for EU citizens and business.

  • Cloud computing: A legal maze for Europe

    LinksDossier | Innovation & Industry 11-02-2011

    The migration of computing into a cloud of massive data centres spread all over the world is giving regulators a headache as they find themselves on the back foot of an industry-driven trend.

  • Cloud computing: Leveraging the digital economy

    LinksDossier | Digital 21-01-2013

    The migration of computing into a cloud of massive data centres spread all over the world is giving regulators a headache as they find themselves on the back foot of an industry-driven trend.

  • Digital cloud providers face EU privacy audits

    News | Digital 28-11-2011

    The European Commission believes it is only "logical" that companies providing cloud services over the Internet face audits on whether they are keeping their promises on personal data security. 

  • Brussels sees gold lining to cloud computing

    News | Digital 28-09-2012

    The European Commission released yesterday (27 September) its EU strategy on cloud computing, which promotes off-site data storage in a bid to create new jobs and raise €160 billion per year in information technology savings.

  • Music rocks cloud computing debate

    News | Digital 10-09-2012

    EXCLUSIVE: A Commission departmental dispute over copyright licencing is responsible for the delayed publication of the EU strategy on cloud computing, EURACTIV has learned.

  • Fewer Europeans ready for computer revolution

    News | Digital 29-03-2012

    Young Europeans are getting fewer degrees in computer science, according to statistics released a week after a policy expert warned the European Commission that regulators are not keeping up with the pace of technological change.

  • Cloud adoption hampered by cow data protection?

    News | Digital 29-11-2011

    The divergent application of data protection laws in the EU, one of which includes the protection of livestock, is one of the many obstacles the European Commission faces as it tries to boost cross-border cloud adoption.

  • EU-US data privacy storm blows cloud off course

    News | Digital 30-11-2011

    The EU is currently in talks with the US over its reluctance to allow sensitive data transfers across the Atlantic under the US Patriot Act, one of many obstacles to the wider adoption of cloud computing.

  • E-commerce proposal causes liability jitters

    News | Digital 12-01-2012

    Proposals to double the volume of e-commerce in Europe by 2015 – laid out in a communication published yesterday (11 January) – are set to cause a tussle over the liability of online traders.

  • Banks’ cloud take-up slowed by legal uncertainty

    News | Brexit 02-12-2011

    While financial services and banking firms are increasingly looking to cloud computing services to enhance their businesses, actual take-up is being hampered by legal uncertainties and conflict between the EU and the US over data privacy.

  • Cloud: good or bad for IT jobs?

    News | Digital 01-12-2011

    Cloud computing is changing how IT professionals work. But is it putting them out of work? Not likely, say cloud providers. 

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