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  • Microsoft: ‘Robotic doctor’ to cut health costs in poor countries

    Interview | Health 28-01-2010

    A leading figure in the information technology sector believes virtual doctors can help raise health standards in the developing world. Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer at Microsoft, says world population growth means low-cost technologies must become accessible for billions of people.

  • Brussels angry about new Chinese tech wall

    News | Technology 10-12-2009

    Brussels-based ICT federations are in the middle of a public procurement battle with China as the country is pursuing a "protectionist" new law favouring home-grown technology over foreign innovation, according to industry insiders.

  • New EU digital strategy to focus on users’ rights

    News | Technology 09-12-2009

    Consumers will be at the core of the European Union's 'i2015' action plan for the future of the digital economy, which the EU institutions are beginning to shape and plan to deliver by spring 2010.

  • Microsoft warns of growing ICT skills gap

    Special Report | News | Innovation & Industry 02-12-2009

    Millions of Europeans face being locked out of the jobs market in five years time due to their lack of ICT knowledge, according to a new report which claims 90% of jobs will require computer skills.

  • EU to declare war on business trips

    News | Technology 30-09-2009

    The European Commission will next week propose a set of recommendations to encourage the use of information and communications technologies (ICT) to curb greenhouse gases emissions. Brussels will suggest that firms use more teleworking and cut down on business trips.

  • Interoperability key to making ehealth work

    News | Health 09-09-2009

    Potential cost-savings from e-health are being jeopardised because computer systems cannot talk to one another, according to experts. Healthcare IT specialists also warn of resistance from healthcare workers and patients amid ongoing concerns over data protection.

  • 2004-2009: An evaluation of the Barroso Commission

    Policy Brief | Development Policy 01-09-2009

    European Commission President José Manuel Barroso spent the summer preparing his programme for the next five years after his bid to secure a second term was put on ice by the European Parliament's political group leaders in July - EURACTIV asked key stakeholders to assess the Barroso Commission's achievements and failures.

  • Microsoft: E-health will drive future innovation

    Interview | Innovation & Industry 27-07-2009

    Corporations will pump billions of euros into e-health R&D in a bid to steal a march on competitors in a sector expected to be a major driver of economic growth, Pamela Passman, corporate vice-president at Microsoft, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Microsoft sees e-health as innovation driver

    News | Innovation & Industry 27-07-2009

    Corporations are pumping billions of euros into e-health R&D in a bid to steal a march on competitors in a sector expected to be a major driver of economic growth, Pamela Passman, corporate vice-president at Microsoft, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • ICT-based innovations for a greener economic recovery

    Opinion | Energy 17-07-2009

    "The Swedish EU Presidency has a unique opportunity to set the agenda for integrating policies for economic recovery, the knowledge society, and energy and climate security into a single framework for smart, green growth," writes Peter Johnston, chair of the European Policy Centre (EPC), in a July paper.

  • IEA predicts surge in energy use by electronic ‘gadgets’

    News | Energy 14-05-2009

    Measures to reduce the energy consumption of mobile phones, computers, TVs and other electronic devices are failing to keep up with soaring global demand for new appliances, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report yesterday (13 May).

  • ICT and climate change: Problem or solution?

    Policy Brief | Climate change 06-04-2009

    Information and communication technologies can help curb global warming, but the sector is also coming under growing pressure from the EU to lead by example by cutting its own emissions, which are now comparable to that of the aviation sector.