About: cloud computing

Energy 17-12-2018

Clean power for data centres

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.
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Cybersecurity 16-10-2017

Highly secure applications for collaboration

The collaborative world of work requires networking, dynamism and flexibility. The highly secure Microsoft Cloud Deutschland meets all these requirements, while data custodian T-Systems protects the system against attacks with a model that is unrivalled throughout Europe, writes T-Systems.
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Digital 11-09-2017

Social collaboration demands hybrid IT landscapes

Collaboration tools are moving business communication to the cloud. Here, hybrid solutions of private and public clouds provide maximum flexibility.
Digital 31-05-2016

A bright outlook for the cloud

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.
Agrifood 23-05-2016

‘Farming 4.0’ at the farm gates

Big data and analytics are set to transform the world of agriculture as we know it. Ulrich Adam asks what kind of changes can we expect and what has to be done to make ‘Farming 4.0’ a reality?
Languages & Culture 29-07-2015

How accessibility in the cloud could redefine European citizenship

Europe’s approach to the Digital Single Market needs to better serve people with disabilities, argues Tracy Mitrano.
Digital 22-07-2013

Overbearing data protection rules threaten cloud computing

A policy debate is raging in Europe over cloud computing and those who want to bind the cloud in over-prescriptive regulation threaten to prevent the benefits of the new technology being felt, argues Thomas Boué.
Cybersecurity 06-11-2012

Mining government data: Whither the European Commission?

As governments move towards the cloud, they need to be wary of the possibility for significant adverse consequences. National security might be compromised, government integrity eroded and even the safety of public officials threatened, writes Paul Rosenzweig.
Digital 20-02-2012

Open data: gold mine or gold bust?

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.
Digital 14-02-2012

Unity or division in Europe’s cloud computing market?

The advent of cloud computing technology gives the opportunity to further strengthen the EU single market, but to capture its potential countries' laws must be sufficiently harmonised to let data flow easily across borders, writes Robert Holleyman, president and chief executive of the Business Software Alliance.
Digital 14-12-2011

Using the Internet to cut energy needs

The IT sector is under sustained pressure to meet the increasing demand whilst at the same time asked to reduce its carbon footprint, says John Vassallo of Microsoft. How is this conundrum playing out in the EU? And do cloud-based networks and services hold the key to wider EU environmental goals?
Digital 07-09-2011

What happened to technology’s little guy?

The revision of the Data Protection Directive is an opportunity to harmonise the European Union's data protection rules, allowing SMEs to take full advantage of cloud computing's potential to save both time and money, argues Remi Caron of the Association for Competitive Technology.
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