Top cloud☁mania articles in 2017

Let’s start the new (GDPR Ready) year 2018 with the traditional review of cloudmania’s activity in 2017. The 5th year of our knowledge platform was one of the records: 96 published articles, 60% increase of views number, and 39% of visitors number, comparing 2016, and a focussed GDPR dedicated section well received by Romanian and international communities.

Despite the fact the small majority of our readers are Romanians (58%), we still have a strong international community readers, where 30% are from the US, 13% from India, 8% from the UK, 5% from Germany, and 4% from France, respectively Canada.

As usual, here are few selections of most popular articles grouped into three main categories: international articles, Romanian articles (excepting GDPR), and Romanian GDPR Articles.

Most popular international articles:

#1: “Datacenter Forum 2017 the Pole of the Modern Infrastructure Technologies” – May 2017

#2: “TOSS C3 Interview: From Underground Research to Digital Transformation” – June 2017

#3: “The first GDPR Catalog in Romania” – October 2017

#4: “What cloud providers need to focus on for GDPR compliance” – Bart van Buitenen’s contribution for GDPR Catalog – October 2017

#5: “Freight Monitoring, Industry 4.0 and Smart Grids: Main Drivers for EMEA’s IoT Spending until 2020” – January 2017

Most popular Romanian (non GDPR) articles

 #1: “About Hybrid Cloud with Mr Ravan Stoica” – original title: “Despre Cloudul hibrid cu domnul Razvan Stoica – May 2017

#2: “Ford is managing HR resources in Cloud using Oracle HCM platform” – original title: “Ford își administrează resursele umane din Cloud pe platforma Oracle HCM – February 2017

#3: “Europe’s digital future is based on the 4th Industrial Revolution” – original title: “Viitorul digital al Europei se bazeaza pe cea de-a patra revolutie industriala – August 2017

#4: “ROcS 2.0: Technologies without age and without borders” – original title: “Tehnologii fara varsta si fara frontiere” – November 2017

#5: “Cloud Conference: Let’s speak about adoption, development, migration, business continuity, and GDPR” – original title: “Conferinta de Cloud: haideti sa vorbim despre adoptie, dezvoltare, migrarem continuitate in business si GDPR – November 2017


Most popular Romanian GDPR articles

#1: “First Romanian GDPR Catalog was released” – original title: “A aparut primul Catalog GDPR din Romania – October 2017

#2: “GDPR: personal data security from information security perspective” – original title: “GDPR: afectarea securității datelor cu caracter personal din perspectiva securității informatice” – a CERT.RO contribution to GDPR Catalog, November 2017

#3: How can I achieve DPO certification in Romania” – original title: “Cum pot obtine certificarea DPO in Romania” – November 2017

#4: “GDPR Ready! Initiative” – original title: Initiativa GDPR Ready!” – June 2017

#5: “Good practice guides released by ANSPDCP (Romanian Personal Data Processing Surveillance Authority)” – original title: “Ghiduri de bune practici puse la dispozitie de ANSPDCP” – November 2017

Happy GDPR Compliancy New Year!


There are three key areas cloud providers need to address the needs of GDPR

One of the most discussed problems concerning GDPR issues is associated with the Cloud providers action plan elements in order to achieve GDPR compliance. The critical elements are associated with personal data transparency, data security, physical location identification, physical servers storage, or international data transfers. Working for GDPR Ready Catalog content, I asked few experts in Cloud and GDPR to share with us their recommendations for Cloud services providers.

Here we have the valuable contribution of Ian Moyse, one of the most active Cloud specialist in social media, and recognised influencers in Cloud Computing social ecosystem:

Ian Moyse

Firstly, cloud providers need to take heed that they are now also on the hook for GDPR legal liability as a Data Processor. Data laws previously put the responsibility to the Data Controller (the customer), but this changes in GDPR.

Secondly, providers also need to ensure their own GDPR compliance as customers will expect and need supply chains of theirs to comply with GDPR in its fullest. This will be needed to ensure they are only sharing any data they hold with GDPR compliant partners and thus protecting their own GDPR processes and compliance.

Cloud providers will also need to become more transparent, as customers become even more diligent around data sovereignty, security, data storage and the controls and destruction of data they have responsibility for.

Thirdly, cloud providers are going to need to ensure their service offering itself, when used by a customer, allows the customer to remain compliant. For example, if your solution stores customer data in it, providing the ability to remove data in full for ‘Right to be Forgotten’ compliance.

You cannot get your product or service GDPR certified, but you can ensure that its use allows a customer to meet GDPR requirements and not hinder them.

Ian Moyse,

Sales Director Natterbox, Board Member Cloud Industry Forum

The Romanian version of this article was published in GDPR Ready Catalog, Bucharest, November 2017 

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