Now Europe Looks Up on Self-proclaimed Professionals to Help Gear Up Accessible User Policies The European Commission states that its digital role is that of enhancing accessibility of cloud services in both the independent and government sectors while exercising a fair-user approach. Indeed, the latest computing news from the Eurozone show that contractual terms that are approachable to the user, big and small alike, are what the EU tech bureaucracy has an eye on. This is why the commission has sent word on all those with a certain degree of self-complacency in cloud terms, from law, tech and academic worlds,
Aussie, Eurozone Cloud Computing Industries Grow Gloomy On The US Patriot Act The European Union has resuscitated the more than a decade-old contention about data independence after giving an exposé of the US Patriot Act of 2001, which bequeaths the Federal administration, on the other side of the Atlantic, the power to seize data in any continent for surveillance reasons. The same rigmarole surrounding a legislation that is now a dozen years old has also visited upon the Australian scene, where CIOs are circumspect on whether to go ahead and store data offshore, where the United States’ forensic agencies have
Can Cloud Computing Be Regulated? Join The Debate The year 2012 is close to an end, but the world is yet to find an answer to a question which has been there for last couple of years—Can cloud computing be regulated? The need of regulation—a much talked about but unsettled question—comes up whenever a new cloud service steps into the world. In a stage when our lifestyle is becoming controlled by smart tools and technologies, we can hardly ignore the value of cloud computing. In fact, we find it tough to imagine our daily life without the cloud technology. This
European Cloud Partnership And The Possibilities Of This New Beginning When the rest of the world is technically on cloud nine, the European Union is going to take a serious note about incorporating cloud in their fiscal plans. According to a press release published by European Union, they are measuring the economic benefit of going cloud. The statistics show that by going cloud EU can alone draw an extra “€160 billion per year” whereas the individual benefit will not be anything less than €300 per year. But even if this alluring amount of profit, the question remains why it has
The European Commission Wades Into The Cloud Contracts Debate Cloud computing contracts have always been a matter of serious debate in this fledgling industry. With a lack of established standards and best practices (See: Cloud Computing Standards: How Important Are They? ), not unknown for such a nascent and dynamic field, this is only to be expected. Not surprisingly, this topic has featured in a number of articles on this site (See: The Small Print in Cloud Computing Contracts, Can You Retrieve Your Data After Terminating Your Contract? and Negotiating Tips On Software-As-A-Service Contracts). Now, the European Commission has made its views known on this
Methodology Of Cloud Computing Risk Assessment A Break in the Cloud’s Silver Lining Though cloud computing is considered as the new paradigm of computing, it should not be considered as a new technology but merely a new implementation or application of existing technology, specifically networking and telecommunications technology. So this brings with it some inherent security risks, with some security experts stating that “the economies of scale and flexibility (that cloud computing brings) are both a friend and a foe from a security point of view.” When your application and data is streamed half way around the world from your
Why Is Europe Not Storming The Cloud? It is expected that Europe will be behind the US by a minimum of two years when it comes to cloud computing adoption, due to four major issues: the current euro crisis, advanced privacy rules, the changing political decision-making, and local business needs. These are the primary reasons why Europe is taking a much slower pace in adopting cloud computing as compared to the USA. Analyst group Gartner believe that although there is high interest in cloud computing in Europe, there are so many local complications that it could result in delaying adoption
US to Europe: “Eat My Cloud Dust” Europe may trump the United States in such matters as academic prosperity in mathematics and sciences, as we know it celebrates its monarchs with far more compelling pomp and circumstance that we could possibly muster for our heads of state. But clout in cloud remains one discipline in which America continues to exert overwhelming dominance over the continent across the pond. This isn’t to say that nations like France, Germany, and even economically beleaguered Greece aren’t curious about cloud and the shot in the arm it could offer to their collective IT acumen.