CloudWATCH2 will have an active role on Cloud Security Expo 2017 by organising and supporting 3 workshops, on 15th March, at South Gallery Suite SG25, for SMEs, Public Authorities and R&D initiatives to strategically plan their use of cloud services, while increasing benefits, lowering risk and maximising security. Workshops are open to all and free of charge.
In order to exploit the full potential of cloud computing, it is essential to find international solutions, reducing the barriers that exist when cloud services are traded over national boundaries. The most critical areas relate to data privacy and security, cybercrime and data portability. It is important to foresee the future challenges posed by these areas, to get the most out of the Cloud across borders and to keep countries on the cutting edge of ICT. Europe and Brazil are aware of this and have joined forces to tackle the cloud challenge.
The IT energy crisis is upon us. Information and communication technologies (ICT) account for 8-10% of the European Union’s electricity consumption and up to 4% of its carbon emissions! So what role can have cloud computing on the quest for greater energy efficiency, you may ask. A number of European research projects funded under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme are proactively finding solutions to improve energy efficiency in cloud computing.