Our vision is to foster a conducive legal and policy environment for a rapid take-up of cloud computing in Europe, such that by 2015 the conditions are right for a rapid take-up not only by large firms and consumers, but also by public authorities and SMEs thus generating jobs and growth.
To develop and implement a strategy for cloud computing in Europe addressing legal and policy frameworks, technical and commercial fundamentals, and actions to stimulate the take-up and effective use of cloud computing in Europe, inparticular in the public sector through the European Cloud Partnership (ECP), given the weight of public sector IT spending and its potential to shape demand and market structure by establishing ways of sourcing cloud-based services that lead to trust and confidence in the market.
Very limited adoption of cloud-based solutions especially in business critical applications with the consequence that there is a low level of impact on key indicators, such as enhanced productivity and cost savings. This is in large measure due to the lack of trust and confidence in cloud computing services, despite the large potential economicgains (cost saving potential).
Collaboration with European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI); industrial stakeholders within the Cloud Select Industry Group (C-SIG)
Rising adoption rates as evidence of increased trust and confidence in cloud-based solutions: (baseline 2011: 1.6% of total business IT spend on "public cloud")
Take-up of results from the ECP PCP evidenced by the use of standards identified/ requirements developed, agreement between Member States on common requirements/ standards for cloud computing services, transition of pilots and precommercial procurement into full deployment
Cloud-based services take-up by the public sector, evidence of take up for business critical applications and for sensitive data (baseline: public sector cloud adoption currently near zero – public sector baseline to be established by a survey in 2013)
|Baseline||near zero (2013)|