Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 57 - Page 25

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WHILE DEFINITIONS OF SOVEREIGN CLOUD VARY , 43 % OF ORGANISATIONS ARE CURRENTLY FOCUSING ON DATA LOCALISATION

Capgemini Research Institute surveyed executives from 1,000 organisations 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 highlight concerns surrounding the public cloud and why organisations are looking at cloud sovereignty to unlock the benefits of the cloud .

Cloud sovereignty is increasingly becoming a priority for organisations 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 organisations ’ need to control their data , but they also expect it to build trust , foster collaboration and accelerate the move to a data-sharing ecosystem .

A large majority of organisations globally believe they will adopt cloud sovereignty to ensure compliance with regulations ( 71 %) or to bring in controls and transparency over their data ( 67 %).
According to the report , organisations have some concerns about using the public cloud as the core of Digital Transformation projects : 69 % of organisations 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
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