With these capabilities, users can easily apply sensitivity labels to documents and emails – based on the labels defined by your organization. The experience is built directly into Office apps, with no need for any special plugins or add-ons. It looks and feels like the familiar Office experience, which makes it easy for workers to use.
Perimeter-based networks protected by a firewall are familiar to anyone because they were so common. But the key word is “were”, because they are outdated now. They function assuming that machines and users within a perimeter are reliable – but it actually never was the case and least of all it applies to modern reality when Bring your own device (BOYD) and Bring your own cloud (BYOC) trends are in place, and cybercriminals are getting more sophisticated than ever before. The previous generation of networks cannot accommodate modern workstyles and cannot perform their main role of protecting data, as when the cyber-criminals compromise even one end-point within a perimeter, they can laterally move there to extract sensitive business data.
The key to success for the business is working smarter instead of working harder. The idea of cloud technologies which can make your work a lot easier is very tempting. That sounds great to the business folks until the IT guys come along and say there’s a whole bunch of work should be done to get there. Moreover, the cost of transition to the cloud is not limited by the licenses you buy but comprise multiple expenses that arise along the way. At this point, it suddenly seems that it is better to keep to traditional on-premises servers, install them yourself and manage them yourself. But it is a misconception as investing into aging infrastructure can actually do more harm in the long run. To break this vicious circle and reduce the cost of cloud transition FastTrack came to life.
In day-to-day life of a company compliance is a necessary evil. According to research, there are more than 200 updates from 750 regulatory bodies every day – a huge burden for the employees to stay up-to-date with all these changes. Even when compliance and privacy officers know the legal guidelines and internal policies well enough, they don’t know which technology solutions can help them to meet the conditions. On the other hand, IT professionals know about the technology and how to use features like Data Loss Prevention and e-Discovery, but they don’t know how to go about with managing these features and compliance regulations.
New technology is changing our everyday life and as consumers we have very high expectations, no surprise. Our work-related life cannot lag behind hence we now witness a new culture of work emerging. This is being driven by globalization, competitiveness and certainly technology trends around the cloud solutions, artificial intelligence, mixed reality and mobility. All these things are disrupting industries and changing the way work is getting done both for employees and employers.
A couple of years ago companies were really thinking about the cloud in a very simplistic sense as moving their VMs (Virtual machines) from their on-premises data centers into the cloud. Now we’re seeing an explosion of services and capabilities in the cloud that companies can take advantage of. It enables all sorts of new capabilities and functionalities in cloud apps, allowing businesses to reach new customers, predict the future with machine learning and advanced analytics, name but a few. But some businesses are still hesitant about moving to the cloud, in the light of the existing myths around migration to Office 365 which are in fact different from real state of affairs like chalk from cheese. Let’s debunk them!
In the previous article we have discussed the best practices that will enhance the cyber security of your Office 365 Business. This time let’s discover what Microsoft 365 has to offer in terms of security. Let’s clarify a few things before we move on, as Office 365 and Microsoft 365 are often mixed up. Microsoft 365 is a bundle solution that comprises Office 365 Business Premium, Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Keep it in mind if you’d like to make sure your employees can collaborate effectively, stay mobile and feel secured from cyber threats 24/7.
Online security is given attention to a lot lately with high-profile hacks and cyber-attacks all over the world. Big enterprises are spending more than ever to guarantee reasonable cyber security, since in case of a breach stakes are very high. But small and medium sized businesses are often becoming targets of cyber-criminals too.
We are excited to start publish series of scenarios how to improve your office 365 security and productivity that have been prepared by Microsoft engineers. The first one is about how to detect attacks before they cause damage.