NIST's Cloud Computing Roadmap Details Research Requirements and Action Plans

Wednesday, 29 October, 2014 - 18:15

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. The roadmap focuses on strategic and tactical objectives to support the federal government’s accelerated adoption of cloud computing. This final document reflects the input from more than 200 comments on the initial draft received from around the world.

Modernizing the public sector and boosting economic growth through Innovation Procurement 26 – 27 November 2014

Wednesday, 29 October, 2014 - 18:00

A high-level event on Pre-Commercial Procurement and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions is being held in Milan on 26-27 November 2014.

Join European Commission, Euro Cloud Italia, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri and Regione Lombardia on 26-27 November 2014 in Milan (Auditorium Gaber - Palazzo Pirelli, via Fablo Filzi n. 22) for the next European event on innovation procurement to:

Estonians Embrace Life in a Digital World

Monday, 27 October, 2014 - 15:30

Estonians, using a national identity card embedded with a microchip, gain access to some 4,000 services, including banking, business registration and even fishing licenses. They review medical records and order prescriptions on smartphones. Almost everyone files taxes on the web within minutes, and about a third of voters now cast their ballots online.

Estonia to Offer ‘E-Residency’ to Foreigners

Friday, 24 October, 2014 - 16:15

Estonia will become the first country in the world to offer “e-residency” for people interested in using state digital services such as banking and registering a company. $64 Electronic ID Would Allow a Digital Life in Estonia Without a Physical Presence./
‘The Estonian state is going to offer a strong digital identity for foreigners.’ —Taavi Kotka, deputy secretary-general for communication and state information systems at the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Communications

Survey on EU - Brazil Cooperation in the area of ICT (Work Programme 2016-2017) - survey

Friday, 17 October, 2014 - 11:15

The aim of this survey is to obtain views and contributions from a broad constituency from the European Union and Brazil with interest into EU-BR Cooperation in the area of ICT. The consultation will help identify strategic areas for joint Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) in the next Work Programme 2016-17 of Horizon 2020.

Data Public-Private Partnership signature

Thursday, 16 October, 2014 - 13:00

The Data PPP is a partnership between the European Commission and the Big Data Value Association, the association of the European Big Data community which includes data providers, data users, data analysts and research organisations.
The Data PPP will become operational in 2015.

SMEs harnessing the cloud for a brighter future

Monday, 13 October, 2014 - 10:45

The new tools and services offered by the cloud can streamline and improve businesses operations and means even the smallest company can compete on a global scale.
By Sureyya Cansoy, Director, Tech for Business and Consumer, techUK

Creating an interoperable future for clouds - The 3rd CloudWATCH Cloud Plugfest and Standards Profile Workshop - Summary Report

Monday, 6 October, 2014 - 17:45

A handful of coders converged at the 3rd CloudWATCH Cloud Plugfest and Standards profile Workshop, hosted at the EGI Big Data Solutions Workshop in Amsterdam on 25 September 2014. The principal work was to test Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) and Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standards against the ETSI test suite specifications.