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Digital transformation: the cloud is paving the way for global prosperity

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“Germany has realized only a fraction of its cloud-computing potential. What we need to do now is make full use of the range of options available and to take our economic hub a big step forward in digital terms.” That is what Tim Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, said before an audience of key industry representatives and political leaders at the Digital Transformation event in Berlin.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Höttges.

Key industry representatives and political leaders joined with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Höttges in Berlin to discuss the theme of the event – “Digital transformation: the cloud is paving the way for global prosperity.” In his speech, Höttges underscored “trust” as the key factor in the success of future policy on cloud computing.

Cloud services from German data centers

Since late September 2016, Microsoft has been offering its cloud services from German data centers, and Deutsche Telekom’s business customers arm is on board in its capacity as data trustee. The idea is that T-Systems regulates access to customer data. Microsoft cannot access the data without the consent of the data trustee or the customer in question. Where the data trustee gives its consent, Microsoft receives only time-limited access to the data and only under the trustee’s supervision.

“The new options offered by Microsoft Cloud Germany with Deutsche Telekom acting as data trustee enable business customers of all sizes and from all different industries to continue developing their digital business models and use them to grow,” said Höttges.

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