User Stories

Public and private sector organisations are increasingly adopting cloud computing in a shift away from in-house IT approaches towards outsourcing to large cloud service providers. Evidence suggests that in a couple of years, around 80% of organisations will be dependent on cloud computing.
 
Cloud services also enable and simplify citizen interaction with government by reducing information processing time, lowering the cost of government services and enhancing data security. Governmental Clouds offer to public bodies, including ministries, government agencies and public administrations(PAs),the potential to manage security and resilience in traditional ICT environments and strengthen their national cloud strategy.
 
Find out how public authorities around the world are benefitting from the cloud in our selection of success stories below.
 

Making School as a Service a reality

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EDUCLOUD is the first “School as a Service” platform available in a French state school today.

Following the theme of making learning fun for children, NVIDIA has been working with Gayatech, other start-up companies, and local authorities, on a customisable cloud-based educational platform which includes a 3D video game for children as its main pillar.

How The UK's G-Cloud Programme Would Benefit Europe

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The G-Cloud, which launched in 2012, essentially provides an online Digital Marketplace where public organisations can find different services offered by a large amount of suppliers that are part of the G-Cloud Framework Agreement. The G-Cloud has definitely had an impact on the way the UK public sector buys commodity IT services and the government has been commended on the strides it has taken to refine the procurement and certification process through the G-Cloud.

Swedish rail operator upgrades mobile solution with MobiCloud

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  • TKAB (Tagkompaniet) is a Swedish rail operator that has been using mobile devices since 2005. Next generation devices are an opportunity to improve its operational efficiency but TBAK faced a number of challenges in deploying the devices across its workforce.
  • MobiCloud enabled TKAB to use the cloud and build cross-platform and context capabilities, so it can now take full advantage of smartphones to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Cabinet-level Agency Health and Human Services Joins Other Federal Departments to Improve Collaboration and Productivity with Cloud Platform

The federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving its email application and collaboration services to the solution that is hosted in a Government Community Cloud, it was announced on the 20th of November.

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Cloud for Europe Launches Tender for Public Sector Cloud Innovation

Tuesday, 16 December, 2014 - 16:00

The Cloud for Europe project (FP7) announces the publication of a tender for the joint pre-commercial procurement (PCP) of research and development on cloud computing services. The purpose of the tender is to research and demonstrate solutions to overcome obstacles for the adoption of cloud computing by the public sector.

The Cloud for Europe PCP is inviting suppliers to bid for any or all of three services (lots), each of which provides a framework agreement for the realisation of research and development services.

The lots are:

Germany's Largest Port Adopts Cloud Services, Reduces Administration by 75%

Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is in charge of managing the largest port in Germany, and second largest in Europe. HPA wanted to take advantage of new devices and form factors to boost employee mobility and remove issues that could impede the effectiveness of employees working outside of the office. HPA chose to upgrade to cloud services to provide employees the ability to be productive on virtually any device from anywhere in the port.

Estonia to Offer ‘E-Residency’ to Foreigners

Friday, 24 October, 2014 - 16:15

Estonia will become the first country in the world to offer “e-residency” for people interested in using state digital services such as banking and registering a company. $64 Electronic ID Would Allow a Digital Life in Estonia Without a Physical Presence./
‘The Estonian state is going to offer a strong digital identity for foreigners.’ —Taavi Kotka, deputy secretary-general for communication and state information systems at the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Communications

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