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Cloud & Software (Unit E.2)

Cloud & Software (Unit E.2)

Today the Commission receives industry technology roadmap on cloud and edge

27 CEOs of leading European companies submitted to the European Commission, a roadmap outlining technological priorities for investment needed to strengthen Europe's leadership in cloud and edge technologies. The companies agree to continue cooperating and further elaborating this strategic technology roadmap in the framework of the forthcoming Alliance for Industrial Data, Edge and Cloud.

Cloud and Edge Computing: a different way of using IT - Brochure

Cloud technologies offer a model of on-demand data storage and processing, both in centralised data centres or in distributed connected devices close to the user (at the edge of the network). As cloud technologies are faster, cheaper and more flexible than conventional computing methods, many services that businesses and citizens use every day, such as web-based email, entertainment systems, public services including health and transportation, are based on them.

Impact of Open Source Software and Hardware on the European economy

The following topics will be addressed throughout the course of the day: Preview of the economic impact of open source; Open source policy trends around the world; Latest initiatives of the European Commission and Member States; Discussions on findings and actions with experts from academia, business and policy. The event is organised in the context of a current study conducted by OpenForum Europe (OFE) and Fraunhofer ISI.

Commission welcomes Member States' declaration on EU cloud federation

The Commission welcomes the Joint declaration by 25 EU Member States on building the next generation of cloud in Europe. Advancing European cloud offers is essential to increase the competitiveness of European businesses and provide European citizens, as well as public administrations and companies everywhere, with greater choice regarding the trustworthy data processing infrastructure and services that they need to develop future data-driven innovation and emerging technologies, such as 5G/6G and artificial intelligence.

Towards a next generation cloud for Europe

The European Commission and the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union welcome the political will expressed by all 27 Member States on the next generation cloud for Europe. This secure and competitive cloud offering is essential to provide the trustworthy data processing infrastructure and services that public administrations, businesses and citizens require in Europe.

Study and survey on the impact of Open Source Software and Hardware in the EU economy

Fraunhofer ISI and OpenForum Europe are conducting a study for the European Commission which shall investigate in detail the economic impact of Open Source Software (OSS) and Open Source Hardware (OSH) on the European economy. The study should identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of open source in relevant ICT policies.

Study on economic values of data flows

The European Commission is looking for tenderers who will conduct a study that allows for the measurement of intra- and extra-EU data flows and their associated economic values.

Towards a more secure and trusted cloud in Europe

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has been tasked by the European Commission to prepare a cybersecurity certification candidate scheme for cloud services, taking into account existing and relevant schemes and standards. The EU Cybersecurity Act adopted in June 2019 provides the framework to develop a European-wide cybersecurity certification scheme for ICT services, products and processes.

High-level conference on data economy

This conference will gather a broad spectrum of aspects on data economy in order to showcase solutions and to define the principles for a sustainable, competitive and human-driven data economy. The programme will focus on the theme of human-centric data economy featuring the public and private sectors, non-governmental organisations and civil society. The conference is organised by the Finnish Ministries of Transport and Communications, Finance and Education and Culture.

DSM cloud stakeholder conference in Warsaw

The eighth meeting of the Digital Single Market (DSM) cloud stakeholders is taking place on 30 September and 1 October in Warsaw. The meeting aims at informing Polish and European stakeholders in the data economy and cloud sector about the cloud self-regulatory initiatives that the European Commission is facilitating. Any interested party is welcome to join the conference, which is the public part of this meeting.

Future networks which boost the economy: Open and upcoming H2020 calls for proposals

The last work programme of Horizon 2020 (H2020) is prioritising the development of key technologies for digital transformation. Future networks that can be created and deployed using powerful 5G technologies, software, cloud computing, Internet of Things and Next Generation internet (using blockchain) will contribute to a successful digital transformation. At the Digital Excellence Forum @ ICT Proposers’ Day 2019, visitors will get precise information about the actions that can be funded in this context. The event is also a great place to find potential project partners.