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EU Puts Standardization at Forefront of Cloud Computing

PCW - The head of the European Commission's digital agenda has put interoperability and standards at the forefront of the cloud computing agenda.

"Users must be able to change their cloud provider as fast and easily as changing one's Internet or mobile-phone provider has become in many places," said Commissioner Neelie Kroes at the launch of Microsoft's cloud computing center in Brussels on Tuesday. "Interoperability is essential for the cloud to be fair, open and competitive.