As big data, digital content, and e-commerce continue to drive explosive growth in power demand for data centres, it is crucial to understand the reliability and sustainability of power supplied to these facilities, writes Pritil Gunjan.
Uber and Airbnb have shown how city services can be transformed by platform offerings. Developing the right platforms will be key for cities to ensure that their economies, environment, and services are fit for the future, writes Eric Woods.
Startups in Europe can only be successful if they have solid rules in the online space. But in an attempt to limit the power of tech giants, the European Union risks hampering the next generation of European startups too, writes Lenard Koschwitz.
Europe faces some daunting challenges – an aging population, sluggish growth, an influx of migrants and refugees – yet in the age of data-driven innovation, it also has powerful new tools to help address them, writes Nick Wallace.
The Digital Single Market will bring the simplicity and legal certainty that European companies need to make the EU the leader of the digital world. We must embrace this as soon as possible, argues Eva Paunova.
If data is the oil of the 21st century digital economy, then cloud computing is its engine. Europe needs to make sure that its digital motor is running properly to reap the benefits from future data driven innovation, big data and the internet of things, writes Elena Zvarici.
Europe marks the 10th anniversary of Data Protection Day today (28 January), during which time, technology has evolved beyond expectations and radically changed the way people use digital services, consume information and communicate globally, writes John Giusti.
The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is an opportunity to craft trade rules that would prevent barriers to trade in software and services and combat “digital protectionism”, argues Victoria Espinel.