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Cloud Computing

  • Cloud computing security and privacy fears stopping EU from moving to 'government cloud' - report

    The adoption of cloud computing in the public sector across the European Union is being held back by worries over how sensitive data can be secured, according to a report by the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).

    The report notes that, while some EU states have adopted comprehensive cloud strategies and encouraged public-sector organisations to shift services to the cloud, where appropriate, others have made little or no headway.

  • Digital Single Market for cloud in Europe is crucial, says EC

    Europe is moving towards a Digital Single Market for cloud to help promote the uptake of cloud computing in the region and to reduce its complexities.

    The EU Digital Single Market is a regulatory framework that will help the region remove national barriers to online transactions. It builds on the concept of the common market, intended to eliminate trade barriers between member states.

  • EC launches cloud computing strategy in bid to create 2.5 million new jobs

    The European Commission (EC) has outlined a cloud computing strategy that aims to boost European business and government productivity.

    The strategy, dubbed Unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe, aims to deliver a net gain of 2.5 million new jobs across Europe and a total GDP increase of €160bn (£127bn) a year, by 2020.

    It said that the economic benefits of pan-European action were far better than individual initiatives but encouraged EU countries' efforts with their own cloud programmes.

  • ES: Government approves key initiatives for the development of a cloud strategy

    The Spanish High Council for eGovernment, in its meeting held on 15 January 2013, announced that the Spanish Public Administrations Network (SARA) constitutes a strategic project and the basis for the Spanish Public Administration private cloud.

    The meeting was chaired by the Ministry of Finances and Public Administration, thus giving the project and the above announcement an unprecedented political backing.

  • Hidden cost of cloud computing is CIOs’ biggest concern

    The findings of a global survey of CIOs into attitudes and concerns relating to cloud computing has revealed that almost 80% are concerned about the hidden costs associated with cloud computing.

    Complex backup and recovery in the cloud, inefficient cloud storage and employees' use of unauthorised cloud services all account for cloud's hidden costs.

  • Huawei Cloud Ranked Top in China's e-Government Cloud Market

    IDC released an IDC MarketScape evaluation report on Chinese e-Government cloud market and vendors. Huawei Cloud e-Government Solution lands in the Leaders quadrant with dominating strength. Specifically, this product is recognized for its advantageous comprehensive strength and a future-proof strategic layout. According to the report, Huawei Cloud e-Government Solution claims the top spot in three major dimensions: current capabilities, strategies, and market performance. The result shows the industry's recognition of Huawei Cloud.

  • Studie: US-Behörden können umfangreich auf Cloud-Daten zugreifen

    US-Gesetze wie der Patriot Act bieten "weitreichende Möglichkeiten" für Justiz, Polizei oder Geheimdienste der Vereinigten Staaten, um die Herausgabe von Daten in der Cloud zu verlangen und europäische Schutzbestimmungen zu umgehen. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine aktuelle Studie des Instituts für Informationsrecht der Universität Amsterdam. Für einen direkten Zugriff reiche es aus, wenn ein Anbieter seinen Sitz in den USA habe, wie es bei Amazon, Apple, Google oder Microsoft der Fall ist, oder mit Partnern jenseits des Atlantiks Geschäftsbeziehungen "ständiger oder systematischer Natur" pflege. Es sei ein Irrglaube, dass Daten dafür direkt auf Servern in den Vereinigten Staaten gelagert werden müssten.

  • 'Cloud is the future and Africa better respond'

    Today, the question isn't whether or not to migrate to the cloud – it is more a case of how economies should be managed to leverage the maturity of this resource and truly benefit from efficiency.

    This is according to Antònio Nunes, CEO of Angolan multinational telecommunications services provider Angola Cables.

  • 5 Hidden Dangers of Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing gets a lot of hype, so some may not consider the hidden costs associated with a move to the cloud. There are five hidden dangers associated with cloud technology that IT managers should consider, according to a white paper released by the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).

    The paper, which offers a detailed analysis of potential benefits and costs associated with the technology, suggests not buying into the hype before looking at the hidden costs and making a detailed economic plan first. “Users who have been in IT for a long time know that, no matter what new innovation comes along, the challenges of managing IT (e.g., security, cost, complexity) never go away — they just take on new (and sometimes dangerous) forms,” the paper reads.

  • A cloud standard for Singapore

    While Korea is working on a national cloud standard, Singapore is not one to lose out. The country, whose e-government ranking is annually amongst the top, is currently working on a cloud standard too.

    Singapore Information Technology Standards Committee (ITSC) is heading the project with support from Infocomm Development Authority (IDA).

    Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive of IDA, said to FutureGov Asia Pacific: “We have commenced discussions with ITSC to work on areas such as cloud security, service level agreements and virtualisation.”

  • AE: FNC delegation briefed on cloud computing services

    A delegation from the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs has visited the General Information Authority (GIA) to discuss how to take advantage of the cloud computing services GIA is offering to federal government entities.

    The visiting delegation included Jamal Maddi, the IT director, Mohamed Ibrahim Al Saigal, the acting director, Government Communications Department and Fouad Mohammed Nabih, the system analyst. The meeting was attended by Ahmed Ismail, the chief information consultant and Manal Al Affad, E-Services Coordinator at the General Information Authority.

  • Are governments ready for the cloud?

    Governments are among the biggest ICT users with huge scalability and reliability demands. They are under constant cost reduction pressure in austerity times. Can cloud computing address these challenges and provide opportunities to improve public administration?

    Cloud guidelines for Austrian government

    Digital Austria, the coordination and strategy committee of the Austrian Federal Government for eGovernment developed a position paper on cloud computing for public sector. It was a joint effort of stakeholders from various government levels, application owners, and solution providers.

  • AU: Coalition ups the ante on delivery

    Although details are scarce, the new Australian government is set to take a much more aggressive approach to the adoption of cloud-computing use by government agencies.

    The government's Policy for E-Government and the Digital Economy, released in August while in opposition by Malcolm Turnbull, now the Communications Minister, stipulates that agencies will use shared or cloud services where minimum efficient scale hurdles are not met, with a default expectation that private or public cloud solutions will be used whenever efficient scale is not achieved at an agency level.

  • AU: NSW trumps feds with cloud computing trials

    The NSW government has trumped its federal counterparts by unveiling plans to conduct cloud computing trials for desktop computers and messaging.

    The move will determine how NSW moves towards a whole-of-government cloud computing framework and where its $2 billion-plus IT budget should be spent.

    Finance and Services Minister Greg Pearce will today announce that Hewlett-Packard, Unisys and Fronde have been selected as key suppliers for the three-month trial at shared services agency ServiceFirst.

  • AU: Cloud vendors not cutting it, say govt CIOs

    Very few provide true cloud services that allow organisations to scale up and scale down

    Everyone’s talking about cloud computing, but some government CIOs are still not convinced, arguing that the market is still immature with one saying that some vendors are simply “repackaging” outsourcing services.

    During a panel session at CIO’s recent digital assets event in Canberra recently, Gary Sterrenberg, CIO at the Department of Human Services (DHS), told attendees there were only one or two cloud vendors that could provide ‘true’ cloud capabilities.

  • AU: Coalition Government keen on cloud

    The new Coalition Government has made a significant commitment to moving some government IT to the cloud, while slamming what it says was the former Labor Government's luke warm approach to cloud computing.

    It outlined its approach in 'The Coalition’s Policy for E-Government and the Digital Economy', released just prior to the Federal Election. Most significantly, the Coalition said that government could "contribute to the growth of a vibrant domestic industry of cloud infrastructure and service providers by moving more rapidly to adopt such services whenever economically justified in its own operations."

  • AU: Coalition Government keen on cloud

    The new Coalition Government has made a significant commitment to moving some government IT to the cloud, while slamming what it says was the former Labor Government's luke warm approach to cloud computing.

    It outlined its approach in 'The Coalition’s Policy for E-Government and the Digital Economy', released just prior to the Federal Election. Most significantly, the Coalition said that government could "contribute to the growth of a vibrant domestic industry of cloud infrastructure and service providers by moving more rapidly to adopt such services whenever economically justified in its own operations."

  • AU: Federal Govt eyes common G-Cloud

    Pulls large agencies into line.

    The Federal Government has revealed plans to allow larger departments to become cloud providers in their own right, with smaller agencies shifting between government-run resource pools with "minimum difficulty".

    Guidelines [pdf] issued this week by the Government's central procurement office AGIMO sought to standardise approaches between agencies toward resource pooling under 'community' or 'government clouds'.

  • AU: Government shared services could fall to cloud

    Gartner finds ‘marked increase’ in cloud adoption plans.

    Global government organisations may turn away from traditional shared services arrangements to new models like cloud computing and stronger supplier partnerships this year, Gartner predicts.

    The analyst firm surveyed 213 IT executives from national, state and local government organisations in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific for its Government IT Sourcing Survey Highlights 2012 report, released this month.

  • AU: How cloud is reinventing the IT department

    It's one of the big slogans of cloud proponents: liberating your IT department from the mundane and inessential shackles of hardware

    Gartner predicts that by 2016, public cloud spending in Australia will reach US$5.2 billion. The analyst firm is forecasting that Australian spending on public cloud will reach US$3.2 billion this year, representing a growth rate in excess of 23 per cent. It puts Australia ahead of the global average of 18.5 per cent growth for 2013.

    In Australia, public cloud has already found some outspoken proponents among large enterprises, including Commonwealth Bank CIO Michael Harte. Harte told a cloud computing event late last year that the bank had already saved "tens of millions of dollars" after implementing "small initiatives" that leveraged Amazon Web Services' cloud.

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