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Land Of Opportunities: Irish Cloud Centre Secures €5m In Funding From The Government

Land Of Opportunities: Irish Cloud Centre Secures €5m In Funding From The Government

The government of Ireland has seeded about €5m to fuel the state-of-the-art cloud technology initiative – the Irish Center for Cloud Computing and Commerce.

A whooping 8,500 new jobs are expected to spring from the Irish government’s decision. The centre is set to be primarily established at the Dublin City University, with supplementary research support dispersed to sister institutions: University College Cork and Athlone Institute of Technology.

At the very core of the initiative lies an utterly strong industrial linkage with giants likes of Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Fujitsu constituting the technology panel. The centre is anticipated to lead cloud innovation in the Irish region.

The IC4 was inaugurated by Richard Bruton TD, the minister for enterprise and jobs. Bruton is a strong advocate of cloud computing mainly owing to the potential within to create mammoth job opportunities that are likely to strengthen the economy. Bruton reiterated the staunch commitment of the Irish government towards banking profitable research areas in Information Technology in terms of economic growth and novel employment opportunities

We must ensure we continue to support cutting-edge scientific research, but also that we put in place measures to ensure that we can turn the good ideas emerging from that research into good jobs,” explained Bruton. Bruton declared cloud computing as being on top of the list of such potential research areas.

That is why we have developed this industry-led (cloud) technology research centre, to bring industry and researchers together so that they can focus on creating viable businesses and ultimately create the jobs we need,” he expounded.

The research to be carried out at IC4 is centered about three main themes.

The first theme, Design for Growth,aims at boosting the establishment of Irish cloud service providers and to speed up the endorsement of Cloud technologies by Irish organizations. In addition, the theme also covers conducting relevant business research to leverage cloud based services as a clear-cut competitive edge and to highlight Ireland’s stronghold in Cloud
technology.

Design for Best Service Provision, the second theme, focuses on formulating recommendations, directions and new approaches to augment cloud reliance. Designing tools to measure cloud quality of service and simplifying enterprise cloud adoption falls within the umbrella of the same theme.

And finally, the last of the threefold theme, Design for Widest Acceptance, targets to ensure cloud system inter-compatibility, cloud migration ease, cloud application portability, cloud data security and cloud risk assessment.

The move by the Irish minister should serve as an eye-opener for IT policy makers from countries that are yet to make up their mind regarding cloud computing adoption, this holds particularly true for developing economies. The cloud is the key to job creation – its only a matter a time when those who call the shots in budding economies realise.

By Humayun Shahid

Humayun

With degrees in Communication Systems Engineering and Signal Processing, Humayun currently works as a lecturer at Pakistan's leading engineering university. The author has an inclination towards incorporating quality user experience design in smartphone and web applications.

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