I'm incredibly sceptical about the efforts from the European Commission to create a 'European Cloud', fearing as I do that the ongoing PRISM scandal is being exploited to support a political agenda in Europe. Here's the latest document from the Commission which makes me rather annoyed.
Queensland's managed it; the US GSA has had a stab at it; so why might Europe's procurement rule change not help its national governments IT purchasing?
The public sector is rife with costly IT failures, but the usual suspects continue to pick up new contracts. Is the time approaching when doing a bad job might not lead to fresh revenue streams?