As is already well know, in September 2012, the European Commission adopted a strategy for ”Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe”.
The strategy outlines a wide set of activities that will concur to deliver a realistic acceleration in cloud adoption across all economic sectors until 2020, with initial estimation according European Commission related to opening of 2.5 million new European jobs, and an annual boost of €160 billion to the European Union GDP (around 1%). More recent estimation shows in the next five years up to 1.57% contribution of Cloud computing to European GDP in cumulative growth. Additional positive impacts identified relate to public finances (via company and job creation and taxation) and energy.
In this context different measures have been initiated at European level to ‘unleash the potential of cloud computing in Europe’ and ‘support the development of an environment favorable to the adoption of cloud computing in Europe.
One of the main project from this period is the Deloitte study for the European Commission measuring the economic impact of cloud computing in Europe. The study aims at identifying and quantifying the main costs and benefits current and perspective measures implemented at EU level will have on the professional users and local providers of cloud computing services in Europe. The study is founded on actual knowledge level about existing barriers that limit the widespread adoption of cloud computing and is focused on the optimal ways to attain the full potential of Cloud Computing.
In order to provide the Commission with a detailed and comprehensive study whose impact will be optimal, Deloitte is interested in to know directly professional users and local providers opinions on the issues identified and how they impact the next period adoption of cloud computing services.
In this way:
- Any professional user of Cloud services interested to contribute with his knowledge to this project could participate to online study accessing CLOUD USERS’ SURVEY
- Any provider of Cloud services which is interested in to contribute directly to the elaboration of policy to the evaluation and to provide relevant inputs to the policy-making process could participate to online study accessing CLOUD PROVIDERS’ SURVEY.
For any related question participants could contact direct the study team at the following address: BEcloudcomputingEU@deloitte.com
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