Economic and policy issues of cloud computing: a report of European Parliament

The European Parliament Research Service published an in-depth analysis on cloud computing. The European Commission has provided support to research in cloud computing as it considers cloud computing central to the EU’s competitiveness and a key to economic growth and innovation.

The European Commission considers cloud computing central to the EU’s competitiveness and a key to economic growth and innovation. As part of its Digital Single Market Strategy, the Commission has a European Cloud initiative that will propose certification of cloud services, reduce the risks of vendor lock-in, and provide a research cloud for researchers to share access to research data. The Commission has also promised to propose in 2016 a ‘free flow of data initiative’ that will tackle restrictions on where data is located.

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