Intelligent CIO North America Issue 27 - Page 40

FEATURE : CLOUD SECURITY
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 examine 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 .

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 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

Research finds cloud sovereignty is a priority

for organizations looking for secure solutions to manage data

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