Accenture has today announced a new worldwide practice to help organisations take advantage of disruptive new technologies in the cloud through trusted frameworks, services and controls.
The new Accenture Cloud First Sovereign Practice includes four new sovereign cloud centers in Germany, Norway, France and Italy.
These centers bring Accenture industry, security and technology specialists together in collaboration with ecosystem partners to accelerate digitisation and open up new data collaboration opportunities.
Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO of Accenture in Europe, explained, “Organisations and entire economies across Europe are currently reinventing their futures on cloud to become more resilient, sustainable and innovative.
“Whether the goal is to accelerate the switch to greener energy sources, respond to supply chain disruptions or speed up drug discovery, all these transformations rely on cloud, data and artificial intelligence. And they will require sovereign frameworks for data storage and sharing between trusted partners. The new Accenture sovereign cloud centers will help organizations address this challenge, enabling innovation in a way that aligns with European values and standards.”
Sovereign cloud is an approach that allows organisations to control the location, access to and processing of their data in a cloud environment in response to new, emerging industry standards and compliance requirements in specific countries or sectors.