Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing and Public Sector Reform

Posted April 24th, 2012

Today Eoghan is hosting an Oireachtas briefing on Cloud Computing as part of National Cloud Week which is running from the 23rd of April until Friday the 27th of April.

Cloud week is significant as the cloud has the potential to make an important contribution to the Irish economy in terms of growth and job creation, it also provides the opportunity to achieve real savings in both the public and private sector.

The aim of the Oireachtas briefing is to highlight to Members the efficiencies that can be achieved through cloud computing and the way the cloud can transform the way information is shared amongst public sector bodies.

Last week, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, published the Government’s new approach to eGovernment, which cemented the Government’s commitment  to ensuring public services be delivered faster, better and more efficiently to the general public and to businesses.

Paul Rellis, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, and Niall McDonagh, Director of Cloud Computing, Western Europe Public Sector will be providing the briefing.