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Capgemini Research Institute surveyed executives from 1,000 organizations at director level or above between May and June of 2021 . This consisted of executives from 10 countries , including France , Germany , Italy , the US , the UK , India and Australia . Here we explore the findings of the report which explore concerns surrounding the public cloud and why organizations are looking at cloud sovereignty to unlock the benefits of the cloud . trust , foster collaboration and accelerate the move to a data-sharing ecosystem .
According to the report , organizations have some concerns about using the public cloud as the core of Digital Transformation projects : 69 % of organizations cite potential exposure to extra-territorial laws in a cloud environment , 68 % a lack of transparency and control over what is done with their data in the cloud and 67 % mention operational dependency on vendors based outside their region ’ s jurisdiction .
A large majority of organizations globally believe they will adopt cloud sovereignty to ensure compliance with regulations ( 71 %) or to bring in controls and transparency over their data ( 67 %), whereas ensuring immunity from extra-territorial data access ( 65 %) comes third .

Cloud sovereignty is increasingly becoming a priority for organizations looking for secure , innovative and scalable solutions to manage their data , according to Capgemini Research Institute ’ s latest report , The Journey to Cloud Sovereignty : Assessing Cloud Potential to Drive Transformation and Build Trust .

The report finds that cloud sovereignty adoption is primarily driven by regulation and organizations ’ need to control their data , but they also expect it to build
Nearly half of organizations ( 43 %) globally define cloud sovereignty as keeping their data within their preferred jurisdiction , whatever the origin of the cloud provider , whereas only 14 % define it as the exclusive use of cloud providers based in the same legal jurisdiction .
When selecting a cloud provider , the four key factors organizations focus on primarily are identity , access management and encryption ( 82 %), isolation of their sensitive data in the cloud ( 81 %) and cost competitiveness ( 69 %) and having local / regional data centers ( 66 %).

Research finds cloud sovereignty is a priority for organizations looking for secure solutions to manage data

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