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The US and Europe - divided by a common Cloud cause?

businessCloud9, October 1, 2012

Stuart Lauchlan

Last week’s formal announcement of the European Commission’s Cloud Computing strategy confirmed one thing: the Eurocrats in Brussels are leaning towards ‘a European Cloud’ in a big way and intend to achieve it through a combination of legislation, unification and standardisation.

That has two immediate implications as national European government strategies - described by the Commission as not enough to achieve full potential of the Cloud – work out where they sit in this new push, while non-EU providers and governments, most notably in the US, must decide whether Brussels actions will lead to more open or more closed markets... Read Full Story >>

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