John Vassallo, Vice-President EU Affairs, Microsoft EMEA

John Vassallo, Vice-President EU Affairs, Microsoft EMEA

John Vassallo, Vice-President EU Affairs, Microsoft EMEA is optimistic about the opportunities that the Cloud will represent for Europe, especially for SMEs.

Cloud will enable SMEs to cut the “IT red tape” and enable SMEs to focus on their core business. In the health sector there are huge opportunities. This is important because of the ageing population. Thanks to the cloud and interconnected systems, education must and will be able to do much more with much less…

Cloud can deliver significant cost savings. Target areas include e-Health, Environment and e-Education. Remain to address security and data privacy issues and management of transitioning to the Cloud. Also, Europe needs policies to make the deployment simpler.