Experts from all over Europe discuss the challenges of cloud computing


As the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy announces, ministerial representatives also participated in the NetFutures 2017 conference, which took place together with the Digital Single Market (DSM) Cloud Stakeholder Meeting in Brussels on 28th and 29th of June.

At the invitation of the EU Commission, experts from all over Europe discussed the key challenges of the digital transformation for the EU as well as solutions for successfully mastering the challenges.

The topic of trust in Cloud Computing was also on the agenda. Thomas Niessen, Managing Director of the Competence Network Trusted Cloud, together with Bert Tuinsma from the Dutch partner initiative Zeker Online, presented the international cooperation of the Trusted as a solution for creating trust in cloud infrastructures Cloud labels before.

As a result of the subsequent roundtable discussion, the more than 80 experts came to the conclusion that quality seals are a crucial instrument for actively promoting the use of cloud technologies, according to the BMWi. The detailed discussion confirmed that the categories of the Trusted Cloud criteria catalog cover the central questions from a user’s perspective. It also showed that the main topics of data protection / DSGVO and data locality / free flow of data are congruent with the priority issues of the EU Commission.

The BMWi sees these findings not only as confirmation of what has been achieved so far of particular significance for Trusted Cloud, but also for the future, as the results of the conference form the basis for further activities in the field of cloud technologies in the European Union.

The Competence Network will continue to actively participate in this process and shape the successful way of internationalization of the label, according to the BMWi in its press release.

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