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The economy of cloud: How cloud helps governments drive economic vitality

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  Central and local governments worldwide are adapting to powerful demographic, environmental and fiscal trends. Today’s nations, regions and cities must compete to attract new residents, businesses and visitors by offering a high quality of life, efficient services and a vibrant economic climate. And they struggle to do this in an environment characterized by change, risk and the need for Read More

Special Issue: Smart Cities and Cloud Computing

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  The Journal of Smart Cities published the special issue “Smart Cities and Cloud Computing”. Guest editors are: Christina Kakderi, Nicos Komninos, and P. Tsarchopoulos, researchers at URENIO Research. The Special Issue “Smart Cities and Cloud Computing” of the Journal of Smart Cities focuses on smart city solutions that are deployed over various types of cloud environment and discuss challenges and solutions related to Read More

STORM CLOUDS and HPE at the media

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Business Cloud News reported March 25th, 2015 that HP announced that, as the European Commission’s principal IT partner for the STORM CLOUDS project, it will help the municipalities of Valladolid (Spain), Águeda (Portugal), Thessaloniki (Greece) and Miskolc (Hungary) boost their local economies by moving to the cloud. STORM Clouds, which aims to put in place seamless, sustainable cross-border public services, will enhance EU Read More

Call for Cities now Open

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It is a pleasure to announce that the 2nd Call for Cities for the project is already open. We are looking forward to receive request forms from all cities interested in testing our applications in a real Cloud environment. In this experiment they will be able to deploy applications for your citizens with no-costs involved. This experimentation will be the Read More

A step forward for the Storm Clouds project

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Thessaloniki’s Virtual Shopping Centre currently numbers over 600 registrations of retailers while the applications of Crowdfunding and City Branding are ready but still lacking some technicalities in order to be fully functional. In the meantime the implementation of the Storm Clouds project is about to complete the two thirds of its duration, until its expiration date on February 2017, and Read More

Welcome Guimarães!

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The Storm Clouds Team is happy to announce that Guimarães, the “Crib of Portugal”, will replicate City Branding application. Guimarães is one of the selected cities of the Storm Clouds Call for Cities and is the first to work with us. Keep tuned to know more!

Valladolid Preparations for Local Workshop

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Full of Christmas spirit during these weeks, the Municipality of Valladolid is working on the organization of a STORM Clouds project dissemination event that will be held on January 20th in “Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo Económico de Valladolid” premises. This event is aimed to show the project results so far obtained to local communities and companies, living lab users, Read More

Águeda Local Workshop

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CM Águeda in partnership with Project STORM CLOUDS  hosted an Open Data Workshop at the Municipality premises on the 30th and 31st of October 2015. The event was a success and counted with 30 registration. The workshop began with a discussion on the importance, quality and communication of Open Data made available by Public Authorities, in particular by CM Águeda, and there was a slot reserved for Read More

Storm clouds implementation on Thessaloniki

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Since the promotional event of Storm Clouds “Thessaloniki’s entrepreneurship on the clouds” there seems to be an up growing interest on the Virtual Shopping Centre. The number of the shops advertised through the platform is increasing as so does the interest on the application altogether. At the moment the application numbers almost 500 registrations of shops/ businesses that are situated Read More

Thessaloniki’s promotional event of Storm Clouds

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A lively, crowded and all in all successful event took place on Sunday the 1st of November in Thessaloniki with the title “The entrepreneurship of Thessaloniki on the clouds”. Basic goal of the event was to promote the Storm Clouds programme and also advertise the Smart City project, which is available through the main site of the Municipality  (https://smartcity.thessaloniki.gr/virtual-city-market/el/index.html ) Read More