DSM:driving economic growth - EU Cloud initiative

Wednesday, 29 July, 2015 - 11:30

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:

Cloud strategies for digital transformation

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015 - 11:30

Frost & Sullivan’s surveys of senior IT management show that cloud adoption accelerated in 2014. More than 50% of US-based enterprises are now using public cloud to some degree. And while Europe is around a couple of years behind the US, infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) spending is still growing at nearly 40% and will exceed $10 billion by 2019.


Public Vs Private Cloud

Wednesday, 22 July, 2015 - 11:15

For the past few years everyone has marked-out a constant increase in public and private clouds. Whether to adopt a public cloud approach (off-premise IT capability or application, provided by others) or go for private cloud (on-premise enablement of cloud possibilities with existing IT) has always been an incensed topic for debate throughout the IT industry and the business.

Chicago’s 'cloud tax' makes Netflix and other streaming services more expensive

Monday, 13 July, 2015 - 16:45

Cloud services are built to be universal: Netflix works the same anywhere in the US, and except for rights constraints, you could extend that to the entire world. But many taxes are local — and as streaming services swallow up more and more of the world's entertainment, that could be a serious problem.

Cloud standards and businesses needs - take part in our survey

Thursday, 9 July, 2015 - 11:00
The CloudWATCH project is an EC-funded initiative aimed to accelerate the adoption of cloud services across Europe.
In addition to the tools developed by CloudWATCH, standards seek to identify common interests and to collect a focused set of use cases for profiling. 38 cloud projects, including EC-funded projects, have provided the main ground for this research. Now it is time to check if and how standards address the real needs of businesses.

How Line Of Business Is Driving The Move To The Cloud

Tuesday, 9 June, 2015 - 13:15

With employees across the company empowered with greater access to technology, the tech expertise inside your business is no longer limited to the IT department. In many businesses, Sales and Marketing, HR and Finance are leading the discussions, with Line of Business (LOB) specific insight into the cloud solutions that can help drive their departments forward.

Do you understand the digital economy?

Tuesday, 9 June, 2015 - 12:45

Over half of UK business leaders do not understand the digital economy, according to research. The study carried out by OnePoll and commissioned by Ness Software Engineering Services found that 57 percent of business leaders do not understand digital.

Financial services winning with cloud

Tuesday, 2 June, 2015 - 16:15

As with many other areas of business, success in the financial industry - in all its forms - involves a degree of prediction. Today, with the growth of analytics technology, prediction is becoming both more accurate and faster than ever before.