Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures

 

QUANTITATIVE ESTIMATES OF THE DEMAND FOR CLOUD COMPUTING IN EUROPE AND THE LIKELY BARRIERS TO TAKE-UP – SMART 2011/0045

Cloud computing will have a strong impact on the European IT end users since it will change the way they provision their IT needs. This will affect both the industrial / business users as well as the consumers. The speed at which this transformation occurs will drive the demand for cloud computing solutions and will in turn influence the speed at which the cloud provisioning sector develops in Europe.
The study will focus on the expected demand for cloud computing in Europe. Since this demand is highly influenced by the policy context and the regulatory framework, it will also address the main barriers to the take up of cloud computing in Europe by industry and consumers.

A tender for a study was published in April 2011 and the contract has been awarded to IDC ITALIA SRL . The contract started on 30 September 2011 and will last until 30 June 2012.

An open workshop on "Removing barriers to Cloud Computing in Europe" was organized by IDC EMEA on behalf of DG Information Society in May 2012 in the Commission premises in Brussels.

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