European Commission To Initiate Cloud Consultation

The European Commission is going to initiate a public consultation on cloud technologies, a move that could provide a well guided direction to future cloud computing strategies.

Apparently, the EC wants every interested party to come and participate in the processes, particularly those from the cloud-developers community as well as cloud users. All interested parties can make their contributions in the EC’s online public consultation platform.

According to the estimates by analysts from EU, it won’t come as a surprise if the revenues earned from cloud based services in the region goes as high as 35 Billion Euros in the next 3 years alone.

These analysts also feel that introducing these services under proper rules and regulations may also likely to save businesses and governments a considerable amount in their yearly expenditures.

"I am excited about the potential benefits of cloud computing to cut costs, improve services and open up new business opportunities," Neelie Kroes, the digital agenda commissioner said in a statement as quoted by ZDNet (blog).

"We need a well-defined cloud computing strategy to ensure that we make the best use of this potential. The input we are requesting from all interested parties is important to get it right," he added.