Title: News and Briefs

Authors: Eleni-Revekka Staiou

Addresses: Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, Laboratory for New Technologies in Communication, Education and the Mass Media, University of Athens, Greece

Abstract: Three developments are highlighted. 1) Cloud for Europe is a new EU research project which will support public sector cloud infrastructures as a collaboration platform between public authorities and the industry, with a view to identifying obstacles for the use of cloud services in the public sector and, eventually, proposing new solutions. 2) The RAISE4e-Inclusion project aims at continuing and developing efforts in bridging the digital gap in Europe, with a view to providing facilitators of social inclusion with adapted training resources to improve the ways in which persons excluded from access to ICT can be accompanied. 3) Tom Standage has published a book, Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2000 Years.

Keywords: cloud computing; cloud infrastructure; collaboration; public sector; digital divide; Europe; social inclusion; training resources; ICT; social media; history.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEG.2013.058417

International Journal of Electronic Governance, 2013 Vol.6 No.3, pp.249 - 250

Published online: 22 Dec 2013 *

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