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Quick Take: Trust Us, We Are European

T-Systems And Microsoft Offer European CIOs New Cloud Choices, Meeting Data Localization Needs And Driving Business Transformation

November 11, 2015

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Why Read This Brief

Microsoft and Germany's T-Systems have announced a novel solution for European customers who want the features offered by US-based public cloud providers while being concerned about entrusting their customer data to those same US-based public cloud providers. In this Quick Take, we place this week's announcements in the context of a complex and shifting commercial, legal, and political landscape. We briefly explore the extent to which this or any single solution can meet the needs of CIOs looking to win, serve, and retain European customers.

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