Cloud computing is set to become Europe's most preferred data storage system after being commended by the vice-president of the European Commission.
Neelie Kroes believes that more countries need to adopt the cloud as popularity continues to soar. She hopes that states across the mainland will come together to form a unified European cloud partnership.
Research by IHS Suppli recently found that the amount of servers doubled in the past two years with the company highlighting devices such as the Apple iCloud as the cause of the major investment boom the sector has received.
Ms Kroes told members at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: "Cloud computing will change our economy. It can bring significant productivity benefits to all, right through to the smallest companies, and also to individuals. It promises scalable, secure services for greater efficiency, greater flexibility, and lower cost."
It is hoped that this endorsement will cause European countries to see a "speedy uptake" of the cloud.