In 2017, Europe produced more Of its electricity from solar, wind and biomass resources than from coal.
Today's market is more volatile, with greater variability in energy sources due in large part to the desire to reduce environmental damage. The European Union (EU) is on track to achieve its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels l by reducing its reliance on carbon-based power.
This paper examines the five most critical variables that investors, developers, and others must recognise in the due diligence process before investing in a new power generation project in Europe.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Nov 28, 2017
Does your organization have a plan for complying with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? If email isn’t a part of that plan, you could face significant challenges, including severe financial penalties.
Download now to get the facts about:
• Why you can’t compromise when it comes to protection of email data
• The challenges presented by Subject Area Requests
• How noncompliance could cost your organization more than just money
This whitepaper reveals how Oracle Hospitality commissioned
Phocuswright, a leading travel industry research firm, to survey more than 2,700 U.S. and European travelers to better understand the impact of technology on the hotel-guest experience and gain insight into making it a differentiator for winning new business.
Data—dynamic, in demand and distributed—is challenging to secure. But you need to protect sensitive data, whether it’s stored on premises, off-site, or in big-data, private- or hybrid-cloud environments. Protecting sensitive data can take many forms, but nearly any organization needs to keep its data accessible, protect data from loss or compromise, and comply with a raft of regulations and mandates. These can include the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Even in the cloud, where you may have less immediate control, you must still control your sensitive data—and compliance mandates still apply.
Fear of data misuse has led to both general and industry-specific data-privacy regulations worldwide that many organizations now must meet, and it’s important to embrace their requirements. The role of data-holding organizations has increasingly shifted to being stewards of information, in particular in the United States and the European Union (EU). And failure to comply with regulations can mean not only reputational damage, but substantial fines and even jail time. Just meeting compliance mandates, though, may not help you actively spot and stop a data breach.
There’s no getting around it. Passed in May 2016, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the minimum standards of the Data Protection Directive, a 21-year-old system that allowed the 28 EU member states to set their own data privacy and security rules relating to the information of EU subjects. Under the earlier directive, the force and power of the laws varied across the continent. Not so starting May 25, 2018.
The General Data Protection Regulation1 is a European Union regulation with the full title of ‘Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the
processing of personal data and on the free movement
of such data, which repeals Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)’.
It’s the first comprehensive overhaul and replacement of European data protection legislation in over twenty years and could be the most significant regulatory framework
to hit organizations since Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002. Its purpose is to replace the varying implementations across Europe of the earlier EU Data Protection Directive with a single harmonized EU regulation. The intended outcome is a standardized set of expectations about how an organization must manage and protect personally identifiable information on employees, clients and other applicable data subjects.
Any organization that holds data on EU citizens, regardless of where it is domiciled, within the EU or otherwise, is in sco
Published By: Lookout
Published Date: Sep 25, 2017
“We don’t have a BYOD programme.”
This statement, referencing mobile device usage in the workplace, is a refrain often heard in European organisations that are
tasked with securing the privacy of highly confidential data and personally identifiable information, and managing employee
authorisation and access to that data. However, businesses often believe that they aren’t actually subject to cyber-threats
from mobile devices because, simply, they don’t currently allow personal mobile devices to access their networks. Ultimately,
this posture puts data at risk because every company has a BYOD policy whether they like it or not.
So, you want to take your company global? For many organizations, forward growth means international expansion. While you may recognize the need for this growth, making it happen is another matter.
In order to expand into new markets, you’ll need to identify your growth strategy, navigate unclear rules and regulations, understand cultural differences, and so much more. There are many complex considerations when growing your business globally – many of which you didn’t need to address in order to grow domestically.
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Screening your third party vendors and business partners for risk can be a challenging process. With so many different factors to consider, where do you even begin?
We've developed our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Risk Assessment Checklist so you can streamline your compliance risk assessment processes and ensure each potential risk is addressed. Keep up with changing European laws and regulations with this checklist.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 27, 2014
The results are in. The majority of European IT departments are shifting to the cloud. And, of those still using on-premise solutions, 56% plan to move to the cloud in the next 12 months.
In other words, if you're an IT professional using an outdated HCM system, the question isn't whether to switch to a cloud-based solution, it's when.
Bjarte Bogsnes holds the unique distinction of being the only person to have "blown up the budget" at more than one company: at his previous employer, the European plastics manufacturer Borealis, and at his current one, Statoil, the Norwegian oil giant. A dedicated champion of the Beyond Budgeting movement, Bogsnes takes the concept of rolling forecasting-itself a relatively new approach-one big step further, with dynamic forecasting.
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation, is a piece of legislation that was approved and put in to place by the European Parliament in April 2016. As European Law, it will fully take effect after a 2-year transition ending May 25th 2018.
GDPR, replaces the previous Data Protection Directive (DPD), adopted in 1995, and will in the UK, replace and strengthen the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). One of the initial differences between GDPR and DPD, is that GDPR is a regulation not a directive; as a regulation, no additional enabling legislation will have to be passed by governments of member states.
Redstor have the ability to give insight into the data organisations have on their networks, advise on best practice to protect data and then implement strategies around backup, archiving and disaster recovery. Data is searchable through an intuitive console making compliance simple and achievable for all organisations protecting data through the Backup Pro Platform.
European energy markets are undergoing many changes in order to adapt themselves to dynamically-evolving market conditions. Renewable generation capacity continues to rise in the Western European market, bringing more intermittency to the power system. Meanwhile, conventional power plants, fuelled by coal, lignite or uranium, are being decommissioned more often among western countries, affecting the security of supply and reserve margin levels.
These changes need to be introduced and maintained by system operators, and each country has a slightly different approach to the challenges.
To find out more, download this whitepaper today!
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Mar 13, 2017
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is triggering a change in how organizations need to protect personal data, including data contained in email and contact databases. Regardless of your organization’s physical location, you must be in GDPR compliance for EU resident personal data by May 2018—or face dire consequences.
Download the White Paper, to learn:
• Why compliance requires unprecedented levels of effort if you control or process personal data
• What specific security, privacy, and protection measures you need to take to comply with GDPR
• How a majority (58%) of mid-sized and large organizations have a poor understanding of the wide scope of the regulation and its associated penalties
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Apr 08, 2019
We live in the age of “multi”. Everything is becoming more complex, more “intelligent”, and more distributed. Hybrid cloud isn’t really the new frontier—some companies have been operating in a hybrid cloud environment for nearly a decade—the new frontier is learning HOW to take full advantage of hybrid cloud without creating data silos or busting the IT budget.
Enterprises are, of course, always looking for ways to make their computer systems faster, more highly available, more fault tolerant, and simpler to scale.
But in the age of “multi,” this is becoming harder and harder to do.
Imagine running a social network with millions of U.S.-based users and millions of European users. You could host all your servers and data in the United States, but then all of your European users would have a slower experience using your application than their U.S.-based counterparts. You could host all your servers and data in Europe, but then the U.S.-based users would have a slower experience.
If your organisation carries out business in the European
Union, then you may be aware that your life is about to become
a lot more complicated starting in May 2018. That’s when the
new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take
effect. IBM is positioned to help you develop strategies to
address the challenges of the GDPR. Our Pathways for GDPR
readiness are phased programme engagement points and
cognitive capabilities which can accelerate your journey.
This new, stronger regulation will aim to harmonise data
protection across all 28 EU Member States. In some cases, it
will merely strengthen or enhance specific rights which are
already in place under many local data privacy laws, whilst other
rights and obligations will be introduced for the first time.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework seeks to create a
harmonized data protection framework across the European Union, and aims
to give back EU citizens control of their personal data by imposing stricter
requirements for those hosting and processing this data, anywhere in the
IBM is committed to putting data responsibility first and providing solutions
that are secure to the core for all customers. As such, IBM Cloud has fully
adopted the EU Data Protection Code of Conduct for Cloud Service providers
– meaning we agree to meet the entirety of its stringent requirements.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has arrived. Every company doing business with
European customers — regardless of location — must make considerable governance, people, process,
and technology changes to comply with the new rules. While companies have made progress, more work
remains. To succeed, they must tackle key challenges, including data identification, mapping, and access
management. Despite the work ahead, forward-looking businesses understand GDPR is an opportunity.
This is a transformation for a data-savvy world, with the potential to yield enhanced customer and
business benefits. Investment in solutions with data privacy, security, and compliance offerings that can
protect data no matter where it’s stored — on-premises and in the cloud — can ease companies along
their readiness journeys and help them achieve and sustain compliance from May 25, 2018, and onward
Published By: Cohesity
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
WestLotto is Germany’s largest lottery provider and the control centre for the transnational lottery Eurojackpot including 18 European countries. The company has been in operation for more than 60 years.
The 350 employees at the WestLotto headquarters in Münster look after more than 3,300 sales outlets and the internet gaming platform “westlotto.de”. These sales channels offer lottery products such as LOTTO 6aus49, instant lotteries and the Eurojackpot.
In 2017, WestLotto processed nearly 187 million game transactions.
Download this case study to find out how WestLotto reduced backup and recovery times by up to 98% with Cohesity’s hyperconverged secondary storage system.
European energy markets are undergoing
many changes in order to adapt
themselves to dynamically-evolving
market conditions. Renewable generation
capacity continues to rise in the Western
European market, bringing more
intermittency to the power system.
Meanwhile, conventional power plants,
fuelled by coal, lignite or uranium, are
being decommissioned more often among
western countries, affecting the security
of supply and reserve margin levels. These
changes need to be introduced and
maintained by system operators, and each
country has a slightly different approach
to the challenges.
Many in the United States’ power generation
industry no doubt long for the relative market
tranquility of the late 20th century. The generation
plants built and operated then were carbon-fueled
or nuclear-powered, with a few hydro-electric
plants sprinkled in. The economics were largely
stable and predictable, often thanks to regulation
that shielded utilities from market fluctuations.
But even in those simpler times, when the
market was far less volatile, there was still
much due diligence required when investors
and developers were considering multi-milliondollar commitments in new generation projects.
Today’s market is more volatile, due in large part
to the disruptive effect of low-cost natural gas
and the subsequent, rapid growth of affordable
As more uneconomical and inefficient generation
plants go offline, there is, for the most part,
sufficient carbon-free or carbon-reduced
generation to meet the growing demand for
electric energy. There are pockets of growth
Published By: GoCardless
Published Date: Oct 18, 2019
The SCA Impact Playbook: Subscription Commerce And The SCA Opportunity, a PYMNTS and GoCardless collaboration, examines how Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) will affect subscription businesses in the European market. The report reveals how merchants can adapt to the regulations and turn them into an opportunity to optimize their payment flows and gain a competitive advantage in a crowded field.
Inside the report:
$385 billion: amount spent on subscription/recurring payment services in Europe in 2018
75 percent: estimated share of European online merchants that are unaware of SCA
$125 billion: potential financial impact on Europe’s online commerce industry due to SCA
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