EC releases long awaited Cloud Computing Strategy

The strategy is designed to speed up and increase the use of cloud computing across the economy. Key actions of the strategy include: Cutting through the jungle of technical standards so that cloud users get interoperability, data portability and reversibility; necessary standards should be identified by 2013; Support for EU-wide certification schemes for trustworthy cloud…

The economic benefits of open access to Public Procurement Data

The European Public Sector Information Platform has published a report, attached below, which makes the proposition that open access to public procurement data has the potential to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of future procurements, showing a real economic benefit. EPSI says: “Procurements by the public sector represent an enormous part of GDP in the…