Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe

Policy Reports

The document seeks to promote the faster adoption of cloud computing throughout all sectors of the economy given that it can reduce ICT costs and ultimately boost productivity, growth and jobs. Aside from establishing the link between cloud computing and the European Digital Agenda, the document explores the nature and benefits of cloud computing, and defines the steps to be taken with regards to its adoption. Moreover, it defines three specific key actions on cloud computing:

1. Cutting through the jungle of standards;

2. Safe and fair contract terms and conditions;

3. Establishing a European cloud partnership to drive innovation and growth from the public sector.

Lastly, it sets out additional policy steps required to support the three key actions and call on international cooperation in the field.