Action plan for doubling the volume of e-commerce in Europe by 2015

The Commission has adopted a Communication presenting 16 targeted initiatives aiming to boost e-commerce from its current levels of 3.4% of total retail sales  to 7% by 2015. The plan places emphasis on strengthening a single harmonized framework for e-commerce and other commercial online services and proposes an action plan to remove  five main obstacles to the Digital Single Market:

– the supply of legal, cross-border online services is still inadequate;
– there is not enough information for online service operators or protection for internet users;
– payment and delivery systems are still inadequate;
– there are too many cases of abuse and disputes that are difficult to settle;
– insufficient use is made of high-speed communication networks and hi-tech solutions.

To face up this reality new competences and skills will be needed for e-Commerce related jobs.

What are the main future jobs in the e-commerce field? Comment below!

More than 10 million students use Google Apps


Google Apps for Education offers a free (and ad-free) set of customizable tools that enable faculty, staff and students to work together and learn more effectively.
Communication – Enhance your community’s dialogue with hosted email, shared calendars and integrated video chat.
Collaboration – Google Docs and Google Sites enable students and teachers to share documents online, at any time and from any location.
Customization – Easily integrate your existing IT systems with Google Apps while keeping your school’s domain safe and secure.

Apps for Universities

Leading colleges and universities use Google Apps to deliver the advanced technology students need. www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/university.html

Apps for K-12 schools

Build a 21st century school by bringing Apps into the classroom. www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/k12.html

Source: www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/index.html

In Hungary, Google Apps for Education is used by EVK College, the student organization of Corvinus University of Budapest.