STORM CLOUDS Smart City Platform: Body of Knowledge

The project’s body of knowledge about the migration of public services into the Cloud is now available in STORM CLOUDS’ Smart City Platform  An introduction to cloud computing Cloud computing has received great attention during the last decade as an emerging paradigm beyond a simple computing system structure (1). In simplified terms, it can be understood as the possibility to store, process and use data on remotely located computers accessed over the internet (2). It is an all-inclusive sol...
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Pilot Cities’ Workshops: City of Thessaloniki

City of Thessaloniki, Greece organises its STORM CLOUDs workshop concerning the migration of city’s public services to the Cloud. The workshop will be held on March 9, 2017 at the New City Hall, Room “Manolis Anagnostakis”,  1 V.Georgiou A' Avenue, according to the following agenda: Development of Cloud-based services for Smart Cities 09:30 - 10:00     Registrations / Coffee 10:00 - 10:15      Introduction to workshop / welcome                                       Vice Mayor of D...
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Pilot Cities’ Workshops: City of Valladolid

  City of Valladolid, Spain organises its STORM CLOUDs workshop concerning the migration of city’s public services to the Cloud. The workshop will be held on February 22, 2017 at the Innovation and Economic Development Agency of the City of Valladolid, Vega Sicilia, Alameda Park, according to the following agenda: 10:00 - Opening - welcome 10:10 - Presentation of the Storm Clouds project 10:30 - Participation of Valladolid City Council in the project 11:00 - Break 11:15 – Publ...
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Cloud-based smart services for cities: the Cisco Smart+Connected Digital Platform

The Cisco Smart+Connected™ Digital Platform helps cities benefit from the Internet of Things. Through the cloud service, data is securely collected from 3rd party sensors, street cameras, devices, and other connected systems and objects. The insights from collected real-time data helps city departments and agencies to make decisions to improve operational efficiencies, increase revenue, and reduce costs in areas such as street lighting, parking, traffic flow, environmental sensing, waste mana...
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New publication: Accelerating the Uptake of Smart City Applications through Cloud Computing

Smart cities are high on the political agenda around the globe. However, planning smart cities and deploying applications dealing with the complex problems of the urban environment is a very challenging task that is difficult to be undertaken solely by the cities. We argue that the uptake of smart city strategies is facilitated, first, through the development of smart city application repositories allowing re-use of already developed and tested software, and, second, through cloud computing whic...
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STORM CLOUDS’ pilot cities move to the Cloud: The Thessaloniki case

Cloud computing has emerged during the last years as a disruptive model, with the ability to transform IT organisations, helping them to become more responsive and agile than ever before. Due to its multiple and significant benefits, cloud computing can particularly help complex organisations such as cities run more efficiently, providing new opportunities and opening up new business models. Cloud computing characteristics are particularly interesting in supporting the provision of Smart City a...
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STORM CLOUDS in brief: new project’s brochure

Cloud computing has gained significant attention, especially in the case of public authorities, due to their size and scope of services. In fact, most public sector organizations are very complex in nature with many departments, sharing large volume of data but also having rigid organizational structure and significant funding restrictions in terms of innovation. Cities, moreover face the demand for flexibility and quick “time to market” with respect to citizens’ demand. STORM CLOUDS project ...
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European Cloud Week & STORM CLOUDS International Conference

European Cloud Week & STORM CLOUDS International Conference Escuela de Organización Industrial Madrid, December 12-15, 2016 STORM CLOUDS project organises a European Cloud Week on 12-15 December 2016 in Madrid. STORM CLOUDS international Conference will take place in the framework of European Cloud Week, on December 14th, 2016. While STORM CLOUDS is the event’s initiator, the event is designed to be federative. STORM CLOUDS’ project partners have imagined this as an opportunity of g...
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STORM CLOUDS’ pilot cities move to the Cloud: The Valladolid city case

In the EU policy towards the creation of a cloud of public services, there has been a lot of effort during the last few years. In September 2012, the European Commission adopted the European Cloud Computing Strategy. The strategy is designed to speed up and increase the use of cloud computing across the economy as the gain in jobs and overall economy indicators is clearly identified (Figure 1). In particular, public sector organizations have much to gain by taking a cloud computing approach to s...
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