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Luz Mauch is responsible for the automotive sector at T-Systems (Photo: automotiveIT)

A senior T-Systems executive said Thursday that Cloud computing is quickly becoming a mainstream part of corporate IT strategies.

"Cloud computing has by now grown up," said Luz Mauch, senior vice president automotive at T-Systems. The Cloud is no longer a new and unknown business IT opportunity.

T-Systems, the business services division of Deutsche Telekom, is already offering version 7.0 of its Cloud services. "We've been offering Cloud services for seven years," he told the annual automotiveDAY conference here.

Mauch stressed that it's important to offer tailor-made Cloud solutions to individual companies. Depending on the customer, a public or private Cloud might be more appropriate from the point of view of cost and security, he said.

Mauch cited as a T-Systems competitive advantage vis-a-vis US service providers that the German group is best positioned to deal with relatively strict German and European data protection and privacy regulations.

The automotiveDAY conference, which is organized by automotiveIT, takes place every year during the CeBIT high-tech fair here. The gathering features a range of industry speakers who are focusing this year on the central role of IT in boosting efficiency in the car industry.

Speakers this year include BMW executives Karl Probst and Hildegard Wortmann, Audi CIO Axel Strotbek, Mann + Hummel CIO Stefan Ihringer and Continental CIO Elisabeth Hoeflich. Also on the agenda are addresses by Daimler CTO Peter Schneider and Lamborghini CIO Matthias Schlapp.