STORM CLOUDS aims at deeply exploring how the needed shift by Public Authorities to a cloud-based paradigm in service provisioning should be addressed, mainly from the point of view of the end-users, and taking full advantage of edge ICT.
The purpose of STORM CLOUDS is to define useful guidelines on how to address the process in order to accelerate it, for Public Authorities and policy makers. These guidelines will be prepared based on direct experimentation in 4 European cities, Águeda (PT), Manchester (UK), Valladolid (ES) and Thessaloniki (GR) creating a set of relevant use cases and best practices.
CLIPS – "Cloud approach for Innovation in Public Services" – is a 30 month pilot project funded through the CIP Programme of the European Commission, aimed at the
development of a new approach to the delivery of public services through the use of
cloud computing. The CLIPS project brings together key stakeholders from across the
EU – public authorities, citizens and businesses – to collaborate in the development a
flexible framework for cloud-based public services, which seeks to overcome some of
the major issues that have so far prevented the full adoption of the cloud within the
public sector, notably architecture, design and security. The definition and the
implementation of new services follows a mash-up approach, to develop an ecosystem
template (methodology and tool kit) where services can be reused across the EU,
allowing CLIPS to offer a pan-European market place of cloud services. The project
seeks to demonstrate how these cloud services can be used through the delivery of four pilots in four cities: Bremerhaven (DE), Lecce (IT), Novi Sad (RS) and Santander (ES).