Cloud computing represents a paradigm shift away from today’s decentralised IT systems. It is already transforming providers of IT services and it will change the way other industrial sectors provision their IT needs as end users, as well the way citizens interact with their computer and their mobile devices. Cloud computing, although in its early days, is already a commercial reality and the adoption rate of cloud computing services is growing.
The EU needs to become not only cloud friendly but cloud active to fully realise the benefits of cloud computing. Besides allowing for the provision of cloud computing in its various forms, the relevant environment in the EU has to address the needs of the end users and protect the right of citizens. At the same time, it should allow for the development of a strong industry in this sector of Europe.
not strategical, much less leader. »
center in a new building, or in a specialized host. « It is often a
question of risk management and financial optimization which leads to Green ICT.
Anyway, it moves … «
assess the environmental impact (positive or negative) of the project. We need
to increase the maturity of Green IT in organizations, leaving the datacenter
to move towards real sustainable approach.
un ROI immédiat, une maîtrise des émissions de CO2 et une anticipation des
problèmes ou risques à venir, ce qui renforcera l’image de l’entreprise et la
satisfaction de ses employés et clients.
sur base des compétences des différentes directions, alors qu’un projet Green-IT
stratégique concernera et fédérera toute une organisation.
Reforming of Information Society S.A., analyzed and presented the results of a
study on the development of e-government services for the citizens and
businesses in Greece. In general, Greek people appear to be satisfied by the e-
public services, but they have also highlighted significant weaknesses that
need to be dealt immediately. The aim of the research conducted was a quantitative
approach of the benefits the end-users acquired from the existing online
services and their satisfaction level from the e- services provided. Click here to download the study (in Greek).
On the 11th of September the new report « Education at Glance 2012 » (EaG 2012) was launched by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
- the effect of the economic crisis on education;
- how education affect the economy and employment rates and
- what are the incentives both for the society and individuals to invest in education.