Take the STRATEGIC Cloud Awareness/Strategy survey

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014 - 13:00

The STRATEGIC project aims at adapting, deploying and evaluating nearly 10 distinct public cloud services for various public bodies (central governments, municipalities, etc.) in several countries around Europe with the participation of nearly 1000 users (citizens & businesses).

CloudWATCH Use Case Survey

Thursday, 13 March, 2014 - 15:00

CloudWATCH is working on a portfolio of European and international use cases. The use cases will cover technical requirements, policy and legal requirements, such as service level agreement management. This will lead to the development of common standards profiles and testing around the federation of cloud services. A profile on a standard clarifies in an unambiguous way how a standard has to be interpreted, explaining how to implement it based on your specific use case.

CloudWATCH at the Future Internet Assembly 2014

Tuesday, 11 March, 2014 - 19:00

There is increasing evidence that consumers want “pain relief” from the lack of control, interoperability, and portability. Why? Because interoperability and portability are central to avoiding lock-in, whether at the technical, service delivery or business level, thus ensuring broader choice and a level playing field. Open standard interfaces protect users from vendor lock-in, helping to avoid significant migration costs whenever open interfaces are not provided.

Important tips on using public wi-fi

Sunday, 9 March, 2014 - 16:30

Europol issues public Wi-Fi security warning in the light of a growing number of cyber-attacks using personal information stolen through public Wi-Fi hotspots. “Attackers are increasingly using open insecure Wi-Fi to steal personal information including online banking credentials to commit fraud”, said Europol’s cyber crime centre head Troels Oerting.

Cloud and Structural Funds

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 - 11:45

Structural funds are aimed at facilitating the equal use of technology all over Europe to enhance the positive transformation of our lives. Cloud computing brings potential for growth and opportunities for modernising the European economy. However, the cloud also brings a number of challenges, which require key actions, including:

Finland and Estonia agree on close collaboration in developing cloud services in education

Finland and Estonia have agreed to work together to develop educational cloud services that will bring together electronic learning materials and learning applications, and will significantly step up both educational and technological cooperation. Krista Kiuru, Finland’s Minister of Education and Science and Jaak Aaviksoo, Estonia’s Minister of Education and Research reached agreement on this in Tallinn on Wednesday.

UK government plans switch from Microsoft Office to open source

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014 - 09:45

Ministers are looking at saving tens of millions of pounds a year by abandoning expensive software produced by firms such as Microsoft. Some £200m has been spent by the public sector on the computer giant's Office suite alone since 2010. But the Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude believes a significant proportion of that outlay could be cut by switching to software which can produce open-source files in the "open document format" (ODF), such as OpenOffice and Google Docs.

Call for papers: Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum

Call for Papers: opportunity to share your expertise at the Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum 2014. The Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum Program Committee is looking for technical papers addressing the new security challenges in a wide range of topics, from the foundations such as cryptography, hardware security mechanisms and embedded software security technologies, including end user verification by biometry, to the latest developments of security services delivered through the Cloud.