All the European Union Member States and EFTA countries signed the 'eGovernement Declaration' in Tallin on 6 October 2017. The declaration was signed during the Ministerial Meeting which took place in the framework of the eGovernement Ministerial Conference. This was chaired by Minister Urve Palo, representing the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU and in the presence of Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market.
Software and Services
Data localisation restrictions are perceived as being a barrier to a functioning Digital Single Market and a flourishing data economy. A study was conducted to investigate about data localisation restrictions that are currently in place.
The study provides an overview and analysis of existing self-regulatory, co-regulatory and full regulatory measures and frameworks that apply to cloud services provided in the European Union (Study reference: SMART 2015/0018
In this Digital Single Market (DSM) Cloud Stakeholder Meeting, the Commission wants to welcome each and every stakeholder active in the European Union with the purpose of interacting with the broadest possible collection of stakeholders.
This is a networking event where policy makers and technologists will meet to have deep dive conversations and learn about each other's wishes and needs for tomorrow's internet, the economy and society.
The European Commission has launched a call for tenders, composed of two lots, for a study to assess the service portfolio development and business case for the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Automated Translation platform (lot 1) and the implementation of the service desk of the CEF Automated Translation platform and a programme support action (lot 2) (study reference SMART 2016/0103)
PPI4HPC -Public Procurement of Innovative solutions for High Performance Computing- is forming a buyers group to launch together a joint PPI procurement of about 73 EUR million. The involved supercomputing centres are JUELICH (DE), CEA/GENCI (FR), CINECA (IT) and BSC (ES).
FIWARE is an open source cloud platform with a collaborative and mature ecosystem of developers, innovation Hubs, accelerators, cities and more than 1000 SMEs and startups.
The CloudTeams Collaboration Platform (from a Horizon 2020 project) enables software users and software developers to collaborate in early stage of software creation and helps software teams to deliver better software products for end users.
This EU supported study summarises the importance of European software and the software-based services (SSBS) industry and their contribution to growth and high value employment in Europe. The report also identifies and describes the key drivers for the industry’s growth and competitiveness. Particular attention is given to the extent and role of in-house software development. Furthermore it includes a number of suggestions for future policies.
Software has become pervasive and increasingly complex. Software technologies are an enabling technology for most ICT developments and are affecting emerging application domains like the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 . This study report outlines the main innovation potential for software technologies considering the convergence of Cloud, Big Data and future networks and analyses also the role of open source (OSS) technologies in this context.
In the words of the web’s pioneer Marc Andreessen, “software is eating the world”. Ever more products, services, and entire industries, existing ones as well as new, are running on software. The main technological trends for future software development and its challenges will define where investments, for example through Horizon 2020 (H2020), will be useful and efficient. This study report on the research priorities for software technologies, gives an analysis of this area and its emerging issues.
The Communication on "Building a European Data Economy" includes analysis and policy actions to tackle restrictions on the free movement of data within the European Union. This extract highlights details from an ongoing policy-related study ending beginning of 2017 (Study reference: SMART 2015/0054)
This public consultation on Building a European Data Economy helps shaping the future policy agenda on the European data economy. This dialogue with stakeholders follows the adoption of the Communication on Building a European Data Economy and its accompanying Staff Working Document. Results will feed into the Commission’s initiatives on data announced in the Mid-term review of the 2015 Digital Single Market strategy.
Software is a strategic tool for the European economy to compete at a global level. Many new products and services would not and could not exist without software, which has thus become a key enabler for innovation and a strategic driver for growth. Software is strongly related to President Juncker’s objective for a connected Digital Single Market. More and better software is the essential vehicle for building better, trusted and reliable cloud services
How to understand your cloud Service Level Agreement? SLA-Ready has been able to deliver online tools and services that help cloud service providers and customers to make the right decisions.
The project has now selected the successful bidders of the €5.3 million joint Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) tender. They will submit European hybrid cloud platform proposals for the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research.
In July 2016 Helix Nebula - The Science Cloud (HNSciCloud) launched a EUR 5.3 million tender for the establishment of a European hybrid cloud platform. The purpose of the platform is to support the deployment of high-performance computing and big-data capabilities for scientific research.
Hola Cloud Portal provides researchers and industry with an innovative tool that can be used as a simple search engine for research data but also as a completely automated and visual technology scouting engine.
The European Commission seeks stakeholders' views on the safety of apps and other non-embedded software to ensure a high level of health, safety and consumer protection for Europeans in the digital area. Have your say in the public consultation!