Last week I joined John Vassallo, Microsoft’s VP for EU Legal and Corporate Affairs, for an interview with Teri Schulz of Deutsche Welle radio. In this short piece John discusses the economic opportunity of cloud computing and some of the associated issues that industry policy makers are currently looking into.
Cloud computing critical to Digital Agenda’s success
In his view, the shift to cloud computing is as big as when PCs came about in the seventies. He argues that cloud computing will change the economics of doing business and running governments and will spur productivity gains. As the European Commission is now very focused on the Digital Agenda, cloud computing will be a key driver to achieve one single digital market and will help Europe compete with the rest of the world.
Listen to the (English language) interview on Deutsche Welle.
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