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Hot Topics for Public Bodies_Michael Fagerlung_NITA

  1. 1. MICHAEL FAGERLUND, NATIONAL IT- AND –TELECOM AGENCY HOT TOPICS FOR PUBLIC BODIES
  2. 2. NATIONAL IT- AND TELECOM AGENCY <ul><li>Hot topics </li></ul><ul><li>Standardisation </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Key actors </li></ul>
  3. 3. NATIONAL IT- AND TELECOM AGENCY <ul><li>Standardisation </li></ul><ul><li>Standardisation is important because it will: </li></ul><ul><li>Secure interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the incentive for innovation in accessible ICT solutions and AT, as the suppliers will not have to bare the burden of complying with a variety of different national requirements and regulation. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easier for buyers to control a product up against a standard </li></ul><ul><li>Help to provide an equal level of accessibility across Europe </li></ul>
  4. 4. NATIONAL IT- AND TELECOM AGENCY <ul><li>Cloud Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing is web based processing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers on demand over the internet. Done the proper way it is: </li></ul><ul><li>Cheaper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customises products on a Large-scale production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only have to pay for your actual use. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Easier </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less IT competencies are needed internal in the company because it is now the supplier who has the expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No update, new firewalls, patching etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faster </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start servers immediately and hence no waiting for new hardware to be bought and set up. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More flexible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start and stop when you want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scale up and down the capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search cloud application where ever you are – only an internet connection is needed. Therefore AT in the cloud is a big advantage for users with impairment. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. NATIONAL IT- AND TELECOM AGENCY <ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Applied properly, open source can contribute to: </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution and development of software on free terms, including AT </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion of IT-businesses to offer services in relation to software and to develop new IT-products </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration on creating interoperable IT-systems </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and developing of it-systems across public sector institutions and indeed borders </li></ul>
  6. 6. NATIONAL IT- AND TELECOM AGENCY <ul><li>Public Key Actors: </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the leading public bodies across borders are rooted in groups or projects supported by the European Commission. E.g: </li></ul><ul><li>Standardisation: Mandate 376 and UWEM </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source: [pending] </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud: Strategi announced in the digital agenda </li></ul><ul><li>However, there is certain public key actors on national level who is important to target in the matter of disseminating the knowledge of assessibility in AT and ICT. </li></ul><ul><li>Procurement: Public procurement organisations on different levels (Governmental and municipal) </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution Reach frontworkers: e.g. communications centers, educational centers, Telecentre Europe, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. NATIONAL IT- AND TELECOM AGENCY <ul><li>Challenge: Economi/Affordability </li></ul><ul><li>Depression forces the public bodies to focus on cost reduction through technologi or in stimulation of cheaper it-solutions and AT products in itself. </li></ul><ul><li>This gives further attention to the areas already mentioned. </li></ul><ul><li>In this respect one of the biggest challenges from a public bodies point of view is how to convince the public and private bodies in the business case and model of accessibility in ICT and AT. </li></ul>

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