Posts Under: Cloud Computing

Into the Clouds Release Takeaways

Readers of this blog will know that the SIIA and Thomson Reuters-supported Atlantic Council study: Into the Clouds: European SMEs and the Digital Age” was released on October 10 at Aspen Berlin/Germany on October 10.  We followed up in Brussels on October 12 with a lively DIGITALEUROPE workshop and a well-attended Transatlantic Policy Network dinner.  In addition, I met with German and European Commission officials this week.  A few takeaways from these events and meetings follow.  Cloud adoption rates are variable in Europe and surprisingly low in Germany.  Low adoption in Germany derives in part from continuing surveillance concerns but is perhaps equally caused by a preference for in-house solutions, even by SMEs.  Localization of data in-country remains a preference of many German companies and cloud providers increasingly provide that option to their customers who are evidently willing to pay a premium for that service.   The Commissi ...

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What It Takes to Go Into the Clouds

Yesterday on October 10, 2016 in Berlin, the Aspen Institute/Germany launched “Into the Clouds: European SMEs and the Digital Age.”  SIIA and Thomson Reuters supported the report, which was written by the Atlantic Council’s Tyson Barker.  In connection with the launch, Aspen hosted a lively lunch discussion bringing together academics, politicians, and industry representatives. The report finds lower than optimal cloud adoption rates in a number of European countries, most notably in Germany.  It recommends six policies in order to increase cloud adoption, especially by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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SIIA to NTIA: Maintain Current Frameworks for Regulating the IoT

Today, SIIA submitted comments responding to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) request for comments concerning the benefits, challenges, and potential roles of government in fostering the Internet of Things (IoT).  

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Waterstone Management Group: The Cloud Software Shift

Today’s guest post was contributed by Waterstone Management Group. Waterstone is a boutique management consulting firm that helps technology companies and investors create measurable value by identifying and capitalizing on disruptive growth opportunities and by driving excellence in Services, Cloud and Customer Success.  Follow Waterstone on twitter @WaterstoneMG, or sign-up for their quarterly newsletter to receive visionary insight.

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Customer Success: The Time to Act is Now

Today’s guest post was contributed by Dhaval Moogimane, who is a Partner at Waterstone Management Group. Waterstone is a boutique management consulting firm that helps technology companies and investors create measurable value by identifying and capitalizing on disruptive growth opportunities and by driving excellence in Services, Cloud and Customer Success. Follow Waterstone on twitter @WaterstoneMG, or sign-up for their quarterly newsletter to receive visionary insight.

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SIIA Applauds Introduction of ECPA Reform Legislation, Urges Immediate Action

SIIA thanks Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Representatives Kevin Yoder (R-KS) and Jared Polis (D-CO) for introducing the Electronic Communications Privacy Amendments Act of 2015 Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to update the antiquated Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and protect Americans’ online privacy in today’s networked world.

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