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China Unicom invests HK$3bn to build Hong Kong datacentre

China Unicom said Thursday that it will invest HK$3bn to build a Hong Kong datacentre, which will host the company's growing cloud services portfolio

China Unicom announced its intention to build it largest datacentre outside mainland China Thursday, which will host the company’s growing portfolio of cloud-based services. The telco said it plans to invest HK$3bn (£240m) in the new facility.

Victoria state to invest $9.5m in cloud marketplace

Victoria’s government announced Friday that it will invest $9.5m over four years to set up a cloud services marketplace and a secure telecommunications network for government

Victoria’s state government announced the VicConnect programme Friday in a move that will see it invest $9.5m over four years to transform the way the state’s public sector procures ICT services and manages its telecommunications networks.

Telefónica CCDO: “Europe needs to accelerate its momentum in ICT”

Eduardo Navarro, chief commercial digital officer at Telefónica

The chief commercial digital officer of Spanish incumbent telco, Eduardo Navarro, Telefónica has used a speech at the EC Innovation Convention in Brussels to warn that Europe needs to redouble its efforts to move to the forefront of the global digital sector.

European Commission offers €10,000 vouchers for cloud services

Kroes outlined the innovation voucher scheme in Brussels this week

In a bid to help small businesses in Europe’s regions grow by using digital technologies the European Commission announced this week that it would be offering SMEs innovation vouchers worth up to €10,000 to go towards procuring and learning how to implement cloud and ICT services in order to drive innovation, growth and regional competitiveness.

Kroes unveils EC education reforms bolstering ICT in the classroom

Kroes and Vassiliou outlined their plan to improve teaching with ICT and plug the impending digital skills gap

European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes and Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth Androulla Vassiliou on Wednesday introduced Opening up Education, the Comission’s initiative to increase the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in classrooms across Europe.

UK medium-sized businesses lagging in cloud adoption

Medium-sized businesses in the UK are lagging behind large enterprises in terms of ICT adoption and productivity

According to a recently published research report by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), medium-sized businesses in the UK are lagging behind larger enterprises in terms of ICT adoption which the study’s authors have linked to a slowdown in productivity within those businesses.

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