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The EuroCloud 2014 program

EuroCloud Europe proceeds with the 4th Local Award programs. When the local winners are known, they can enter the European finals. EuroCloud will hand out European awards in the following categories:

Market Offerings of established Cloud Service Providers

Best Cloud Service for the Public Sector
We are in search for innovative, future oriented Cloud Services / Cloud Service Use Cases with emphasis on Public Administration, for Public Services provided for citizens or within Public Private Partnership engagements, which have proved their benefits.
We will examine the underlying business approaches together with the attractiveness of the services offered and we will be assessing the realistic benefits and the competitive advantages for the public and relevant institutions.

Best SaaS Service on the Market
This open category caters to SaaS services / SaaS Use Cases , taking into account their specific characteristics, and the best requirements for achieving wide market acceptance. Special characteristics will be determined by looking at the SaaS functionality offered through strong connectivity and interoperability of the service, or a particularly effective use of required Data Center resources. Of course it will also have to comply with the requirements regarding data security and privacy. Legal Compliance is a further fundamental condition for applicants.

Best IaaS or PaaS Service on the Market
This open category caters to IaaS or PaaS services / IaaS or PaaS Use Cases, taking into account their specific characteristics, and the best requirements for achieving wide market acceptance. Special characteristics will be determined by looking at the IaaS / PaaS functionality offered through strong connectivity and interoperability of the service, or a particularly effective use of required Data Center resources. Of course it will also have to comply with the requirements regarding data security and privacy. Legal Compliance is a further fundamental condition for applicants.

Market Offerings of Cloud Service Provider Start Up’s

Cloud Service with Best Innovation Potential
We are looking for start-up companies distinguishing themselves with innovative and future-oriented cloud services. A particular focus is given to originality and creativity of the Cloud Service and the benefits generated for customers by enabling new technological enhancements or the enablement of synergies in convergent technologies.

Cloud Service with Best Business Potential
We are looking for start-up companies distinguishing themselves with innovative and future-oriented cloud services. In this category a particular focus is given to the already achieved or anticipated best business potential due to the originality and creativity of the Cloud Service. This best business potential may be generated by entering new business fields or by new, enhanced ways of optimization in existing business fields.

Cloud Customers

Best Business Impact achieved by Cloud Services
This category is for early adopters of cloud services – companies who have successfully deployed cloud services and significantly benefited from their use in practice. The achieved user-benefits that companies have obtained whilst using cloud services will be examined

If your organisation is interested in delivering an Award case, please contact the local chairman of the country you want to participate in.

Finally, the yearly congress. This congress will last two day where large industry and politics will be adressed on the topics of cloud computing and combining this with the European commissions digital agenda. The new date for Congress 2014 is set to: Ocotber 1st, 2014.

The day before on September 30, 2014 the European Award Ceremony will be held.

Both Events takes place at the conference centre of the Chambre de Commerce building, located at: 7 rue Alcide de Gasperi, Luxembourg / Kirchberg – BP 1304 – L-1013 Luxembourg

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