Attitudes towards the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life

The European Commission has published a Eurobarometer survey presenting European citizens’ opinions on the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life. European citizens see digitisation and automation primarily as an opportunity but call for investment for better and faster internet services as well as effective public policy to accompany changes, in particular in areas Read more about Attitudes towards the impact of digitisation and automation on daily life[…]

Europe’s future is digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital

As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission will bring Ministers together tomorrow to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills will also be discussed. The Digital Day in Rome aims at boosting cooperation between EU Member States to better Read more about Europe’s future is digital: EU countries to commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital[…]

Businesses are more digital, e-commerce is growing but slowly

The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of the Digital Single Market. The European Commission published the results of the 2017 Digital Economy Read more about Businesses are more digital, e-commerce is growing but slowly[…]

The first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible

Negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed on the first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible, especially for the blind, the deaf and the hard of hearing. The internet has become an essential way to access and provide information and services. It Read more about The first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible[…]

The new rules aim to help EU member states to tackle the growing number of cyber attacks

Firms supplying essential services, e.g. for energy, transport, banking and health, or digital ones, such as search engines and cloud services, will have to improve their ability to withstand cyber-attacks under the first EU-wide rules on cybersecurity, approved by MEPs on Wednesday. Setting common cybersecurity standards and stepping up cooperation among EU countries will help Read more about The new rules aim to help EU member states to tackle the growing number of cyber attacks[…]

Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market

Delivering on its Digital Single Market and Single Market strategies, the European Commission has presented a three-pronged plan to boost e-commerce by tackling geoblocking, making cross-border parcel delivery more affordable and efficient and promoting customer trust through better protection and enforcement. Andrus Ansip, Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, said: “All too often people are Read more about Commission proposes new e-commerce rules to help consumers and companies reap full benefit of Single Market[…]

Commission welcomes agreement to make public sector websites and apps more accessible

Negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission agreed tonight on the first EU-wide rules to make the websites and mobile apps of public sector bodies more accessible, especially for the blind, the deaf and the hard of hearing. The internet has become an essential way to access and provide information and services. Read more about Commission welcomes agreement to make public sector websites and apps more accessible[…]

Commission sets out path to digitise European industry

Delivering on its Strategy to create a Digital Single Market, the Commission today unveiled its plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authorities make the most of new technologies. The European Commission today presented a set of measures to support and link up national initiatives for the digitisation of industry and related services Read more about Commission sets out path to digitise European industry[…]

How digital is your country ?

From connectivity and digital skills to public services, EU countries have made progress since last year which marked the launch of the Digital Single Market Strategy by the European Commission. Today the European Commission published the results of the 2016 edition of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). The findings show that Member States Read more about How digital is your country ?[…]

Commission proposes to boost mobile internet services with high-quality radio frequencies

The Commission today presents a proposal to coordinate the use of the 700 MHz band for mobile services. It will improve internet access for all Europeans and help develop cross-border applications. Radio frequencies know no borders: spectrum needs to be better coordinated at EU level to avoid interferences and to allow innovative services, such as Read more about Commission proposes to boost mobile internet services with high-quality radio frequencies[…]

Cloud Computing

Specific Challenge: Recent trends in cloud computing go towards the development of new paradigms (heterogeneous, federated, distributed clouds) as opposed to the current centralised model, with tight interactions between the computing and networking infrastructures. The challenge is to address, from the research and experimentation perspectives, the necessary evolution in cloud architectures, cloud networking, deployment practices Read more about Cloud Computing[…]

E-commerce by enterprises in European Union

In 2014, enterprises located in the European Union (EU) made 17% of their total turnover from electronic sales to other businesses or consumers, compared with 12% in 2008. As in previous years, EU enterprises engaged more in e-purchases than in e-sales in 2014, with 40% having purchased online, while 19% made electronic sales during the Read more about E-commerce by enterprises in European Union[…]