Innovation and cost control, keywords for the growth of European regions

In Europe there are 20 million SMEs. Cloud Computing offers several advantages especially for this productive ecosystem: cost reduction, possibility of focusing upon the core business and an efficiency increase. The potentialities are tempting: Cloud in the EMEA region could generate about  2 million places of work by 2015.

Not only. With Cloud it is possible to control public administration costs because it saves on IT investment and makes the use of “consumer” computing possible by online modalities.

These are all key considerations that surfaced during European Regions for Growth – The opportunity of cloud computing, held at  Bruxelles at the Headquarters of the Permanent Representation in Europe of the Tyrol Regions – Alto Adige/Sudtirolo – Trentino. The workshop, coordinated by Microsoft in collaboration with the Committee of Regions EU, was a great moment of comparison at an international level and a step forward in the prosecution of objectives of Microsoft’s Regions4Cloud project which has the finality of an engagement plan for the main EU regions, starting from Italy, Spain and Portugal.

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