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European Cloud Computing Strategy to create 2.5 million new jobs

Computer Weekly - In September 2012, the European Commission adopted a strategy for unleashing the potential of cloud computing in Europe. 

The European Cloud Computing Strategy outlines actions to deliver a net gain of 2.5 million new European jobs and an annual boost of €160bn, around 1% of GDP, by 2020. It is also designed to speed up and increase the use of cloud computing across the economy. 

The strategy, which was the result of consultations with stakeholders and an analysis of regulation and technology, forms a key part of the EU’s digital agenda.  

It has three key actions: