Cloud Computing

14-05-2012

Cloud computing has, on an unprecedented scale, improved possibilities to share information and internet content as well as access to them. It has enhanced e-commerce and e-government through ubiquitous and omnipresent computing, where access to rich and multi-layered content is based on individual e-identification rather than the device used. The study examines the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, with focus being placed on delivering internet content through an unfragmented Digital Single Market, whilst at the same time protecting consumers. It looks at the special role of the European Union in coordinating cloud computing related policies, in order to avoid 27 different solutions where coordinated efforts could optimise results and lead to considerable savings.

Cloud computing has, on an unprecedented scale, improved possibilities to share information and internet content as well as access to them. It has enhanced e-commerce and e-government through ubiquitous and omnipresent computing, where access to rich and multi-layered content is based on individual e-identification rather than the device used. The study examines the benefits and challenges of cloud computing, with focus being placed on delivering internet content through an unfragmented Digital Single Market, whilst at the same time protecting consumers. It looks at the special role of the European Union in coordinating cloud computing related policies, in order to avoid 27 different solutions where coordinated efforts could optimise results and lead to considerable savings.

Ulkopuolinen laatija

Frank Alleweldt, Senda Kara, Anna Fielder, Ian Brown, Verena Weber and Nicholas McSpedden-Brown (Civic Consulting, Berlin, Germany)