Cloud Computing

Expert workshop (2011)


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Opportunities and risks of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing offers enterprises an effective and economical alternative to their growing need for data storage, as well as the conditions for using their computing resources in a dynamic and mobile way. Cloud Computing also constitutes an opportunity for innovation and development for new products and services, with implications for the world of business and for the public sector (public administration, health, education, research, etc.). The main challenges for Cloud Computing lie in the fields of data security, the legal regulations applicable in a virtualisation context, the transparency and reliability of offers and the acceptance of such services by users.

Why is TA-SWISS conducting a project on the subject?

Cloud Computing is still relatively little used in Switzerland, but IT specialists see major potential in it for growth and utilisation, especially for the small and medium-sized enterprises which make up the economic fabric of Switzerland, and for the cantons and communes.Cloud Computing is still relatively little used in Switzerland, but does show considerable potential for growth and utilisation, especially for the SME and micro-enterprises that dominate the Swiss corporate landscape, but also for the cantons and communes. But until now Cloud Computing has always been a concept that is little known among the general public and political decision makers. As yet there has been no interdisciplinary debate on the opportunities and risks of Cloud Computing that will raise awareness among the general public and the decision makers.

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Contacts

Project supervisor

  • Danielle Bütschi, TA-SWISS. E-Mail

Organisation of the seminar

  • Dr. Sergio Bellucci, TA-SWISS
  • Nadia Ben Zbir, TA-SWISS
  • Dr. Fulvio Caccia, TA-SWISS
  • Markus Fischer, MF Consulting

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