Yesterday and today, the European Commission started unveiling their intentions in relation to Cloud Computing.
Though there were already policy documents about ‘Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe‘, in 2012, yesterday the Commission picked it up again and drew attention to a document titled ‘Complete Computing: Toward Information, Incentive and Intention. – Research Priorities in Cloud Computing, in the context of Software and Services, taking into account Internet of Things, Future Internet and Big Data.’
This document argues that there is a great opportunity for Europe to take a large sector of the CLOUDs marketplace but that to achieve this requires ‘leapfrogging’ research leading to products and services in a 10-year time horizon.
And then today it released a Public Consultation on the topic of Cloud Computing, which will start today and end on 10 October 2014.
The consultation is structured in two parts: one on Cloud Computing and one on Software (including Open Source). Interested stakeholders can contribute to one or to both parts.