May 02, 2012
VIENNA, Austria, May 2 — On April 27, 2012, over 60 Austrian Cloud experts met at the EuroCloud Austria Brunch in Vienna. Top-class speakers, including Maurice van der Woude, director of EuroCloud Europe, informed participants of the latest cloud developments in Europe.
Maurice van der Woude, general director at EuroCloud Europe, outlined the latest developments of the "European Cloud Partnership", an initiative launched by EU Commissioner, Neelie Kroes. "EuroCloud is involved in dialogue with the European Commission with a view to establishing Cloud computing services in Europe. A key success factor for this is close cooperation with European Cloud providers, such as Fabasoft", he explained.
Dr. Tobias Höllwarth, manager of EuroCloud Austria, provided an overview, inter alia, of the "EuroCloud Star Audit" program, which enables Cloud providers such as Fabasoft to obtain an independent European quality certificate.
Professional engineer and Managing Director of Fabasoft, Karl Mayrhofer, delivered a presentation on the key characteristics of a European Cloud: Certified end-to-end security from the user's machine to the Cloud computer center; data storage in Europe; secure Cloud access via digital identities; creative scope for the diverse range of European languages, nations, jurisdictions and cultural areas; how standards affect interoperability and mobile users with tablets and smartphones.
Dr. Gerhard Laga, Head of the E-Center at the Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO), reported on the WKO's new "Social Media Guidelines 3.0". Those guidelines provide companies with specific guidance on how they can open up the world of social media to their staff. The WKO is already using Fabasoft's Folio Cloud for the overall future development of its Guidelines and for preparing events.
Attorneys-at-law, Mag. Martin Schiefer and Mag. Ralf Blaha, showcased the new EuroCloud Austria manual "Cloud Services – Public Procurement", which is aimed, in particular, at contracting bodies in public administration who wish to carry out tender procedures for Cloud services.
Peter Ploiner, engineer and Head of the Cloud Enabling working group at EuroCloud Austria, mentioned the EuroCloud Austria Award, which will be presented at the 2012 EuroCloud Day on May 23. Leopold Obermeier MBA Msc, Deputy Chairman of EuroCloud Austria, steered the program: "We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Fabasoft for organizing this wonderful EuroCloud Austria Brunch. On May 23, Pan-European EuroCloud Day, the next important event will be held, helping to improve the visibility of Cloud Computing in Europe."
About EuroCloud Austria
EuroCloud Austria is an association of the Austrian Cloud computing industry and represents the latter in the pan-European EuroCloud network. The association is seeking to improve acceptance of Cloud services and provision of such services according to the requirements on the Austrian market. www.eurocloud.at.
Fabasoft is a leading European software manufacturer and Cloud provider, with its headquarters in Austria. The company specializes in solutions for the secure recording, organization and storage of business documents and for informal and structured cooperation. http://www.fabasoft.com.
About Folio Cloud
Folio Cloud is the European Business Cloud for secure and smooth collaboration with business partners via the internet (business-to-business collaboration). http://www.foliocloud.com.
Source: Folio Cloud
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