The issue of data sovereignty is no longer just an arcane concern of CISOs and IT directors, having made international headlines over the last couple of years.
Following the Edward Snowden NSA revelations, the US vendor giants have faced increased scrutiny over their - hotly disputed and denied - role in providing the government with data. All of which could potentially drive customers towards local IT partners. As Microsoft continues its legal fight to deny US officials access to data stored in its Dublin datacentre facility, European end users and channel players alike need to ask what is best for their sensitive information.
In this roundtable an array of channel experts from across Europe discuss whether there is any inherent risk in working with the big US cloud providers, how European hosting providers can offer their customers the greatest security, and what the opportunities are for the channel in securing, storing and managing client data.
Following Tech Data's mega merger with Avnet at the start of the year, the distributor giant says its UK and French businesses will also be fully integrated in less than two weeks
Proact and Econocom give evidence to Canalys' claim that European VARs are thriving this quarter
Cheops reports top line growth of 2.6 per cent, but seen its operating profits tumble following an acquisition
As part of our European Elite project, created in association with Agilitas, we take a look at some of the Nordics' biggest names