David Fletcher's Government and Technology Weblog : news & perspectives from a long-time egov advocate
Updated: 6/3/2005; 7:38:45 AM.



Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Margot Allstrom, Commissioner for Institutional Relations and Communications for the European Union has a very well read blog where she shares her thoughts regarding issues related to the EU.

Commissioner Viviane Reding who is responsible for Media and the Information Society takes a more traditional and controlled press release approach to sharing news of her commission's work.  Not nearly as dynamic.  She does address, however, some great issues including her address this morning on the topic of grid computing:

"Grid Technologies are considered to be a crucial enabling technology in achieving the productivity and growth challenges necessary to meet the ‘Lisbon strategy’ goal of transforming the EU into the most competitive, knowledge-based economy in the world by the year 2010. This importance of Grids is reflected in the EU’s continued and growing financial support for Grid research in the 5 th and 6 th EU Framework programmes.

Similarly, in the next framework programme, FP7, Grids as drivers for new software infrastructures and service oriented architectures, are also recognised as being one of the main ICT topics with strong potential for providing innovation and large-scale economic and societal benefits."

Reding announced the creation of a European Grid Research Area (ERA) which is expected to be a cornerstone of what she is calling her i2010 initiative.

I will be posting more comments related to my trip to Catalunya on Catalunya Tech.

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