The rapid growth of cloud computing offers tremendous opportunities for efficiency, cost savings and innovation, all ultimately benefiting the European economy. In connection with the Digital Agenda, Vice-President Kroes has launched a public consultation to help shape a strategy to ensure we make the best use of the potential for cloud computing in the EU.
But what is cloud computing, and how is it beneficial to Europe?
Although a familiar term for everyone involved with technology policy, the concept of cloud computing is also valuable to understand for people involved in economic policy, healthcare policy and even environmental policy. The evolution of information technology will enable positive advances in these and other areas as well.
To help stimulate informed discussion about the broad potential for cloud computing, Microsoft is hosting several introductory briefings on “Cloud Computing for Europe.” These sessions will revolve not around speeches or presentations, but around demos of cloud technology services at the Microsoft Cloud & Interoperability Centre. The demos are designed to explain the concepts and illustrate the possibilities. Many of them are services created by European small businesses, showing the real opportunities for European developers and startups in the technology sector.
“Cloud Computing for Europe” Briefing
Dates: 27 September, 9:30 -11:00 24 October, 9:30 -11:00 22 November, 9:30 -11:00
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