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Bristol City Council (BCC) provides services for around 440,000 people. Cloud technology plays a key role in supporting business transformation as part of the city’s commitment to build better online services for its citizens. BCC is the winner of “Best Use of Agile in the Public Sector 2015” award.
CloudWATCH2 services include the provision of cloud risk management guides for private and public organisations to lower barriers and ensure a trusted European cloud market. In order to accomplish this objective CloudWATCH2 released D2.3 Risk-Based Decision Making Mechanisms For Cloud Service In The Public Sector.
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Cloud Computing has risen from an unheard of terminology to the base technology powering Dropbox, Amazon & Gmail.
But just how fast is Cloud Computing actually growing? Which are the best countries for Cloud environments?
The Digital Single Market Strategy will maximise the growth potential of the European Digital Economy and of its society, so that every European can enjoy its full benefit.
The economy and society of Europe need to make the most of digital. 47% of EU population is not properly digitally skilled, yet in the near future, 90% of jobs will require some level of digital skills.
The Commission will:
The public sector is one of the three pillars of the European cloud strategy. The European Commission has spared no effort to spur governments on to become thoroughly cloud-active - including across borders - in the best interest of their citizens and businesses. Our distinguished panel provided a state of play in this respect. They shared their perspective on how effective the various instruments developed by the Commission have proven and on a possible way forward.
Together with SMEs which lie at the heart of Europe’s industrial fabric, the public sector provides a key test bed for the EU’s cloud strategy. Since trust, security, affordability, ease of use and cost-effectiveness are the main considerations that inform the decision to transition IT systems to the cloud, governments and public institutions must set the pace. Our distinguished guests will lead a debate on how they have fared so far in this respect and what it takes to improve this act.
Okeanos  is an IaaS cloud service developed and operated by GRNET . The service is powered by Synnefo , an open source software build on top of existing proven open source software (Google Ganeti, Ceph, etc.) which has been expanded in-house in order to provide a robust and complete IaaS cloud solution.