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Confidence to advance your compliance journey with Microsoft.

Regulations and technology are both evolving at pace. That can make staying on top of compliance obligations feel like an uphill battle.

It’s all too easy for details to fall through communication gaps between IT and Compliance, leaving your business at risk of serious financial and reputational damage.

Whether you’re addressing known shortfalls, adapting to new regulations or contractual obligations, moving to the cloud, or simply need to reduce expenditure and optimise your Microsoft licences, it’s never too late to correct your compliance trajectory.

How can we help?

Our dedicated Compliance Advisory practice includes Gold Certified Microsoft technicians and extraordinarily tech-savvy legal and risk experts.

This best-of-both-worlds combination means we bring a uniquely well-rounded perspective on compliance best practices and implementation to the table.

Our compliance workshops use a problem-focused, risk-based approach to uncover compliance challenges and their potential impact. Our recommendations are developed through consultation with key stakeholders. They encompass people, processes and technology, resulting in more sustainable – yet agile – compliance frameworks.

Our Workshops

All Cloud Essential workshops are designed to be a catalyst for accelerating your cloud journey. We’ll impart years of specialist knowledge, facilitate high-quality conversations between stakeholders, promote informed decision-making, and point you towards a logical and achievable onward journey.

Discover Sensitive

Discover, protect and govern your sensitive data.

Manage and
Investigate Risk

Leverage Microsoft technologies to uncover and address hidden insider risks.
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Accelerating your Microsoft 365
compliance journey


Leveling up understanding between IT and Compliance roles

Learning the art of the possible with Microsoft

Reality checks on your risk landscape and compliance maturity


Getting the right people around the table to stimulate progress

Insights upon which to spark well informed, healthy debate

Validation and recommendations from compliance and tech specialists


Realistic, practical roadmaps for logical progression

Increasing value for money from what you’ve already got

Making informed decisions on technology investments

Sustainable approaches to compliance maturity

Combining people, process and technology

Top 6 reasons clients have partnered with us to accelerate their compliance journey (2021)

Desiring better value for money from licensing

Needing to define a sustainable strategy for accelerating initiatives like Data Loss Prevention

New or changed regulations/ contractual obligations

Recent security breaches or compliance failures

Falling behind on compliance strategies

Aligning IT and compliance

Better compliance starts here.

What to expect

  • Legal and technical expertise in concert, for robust, holistic compliance solutions.
  • Risk-based approach to the identification and amelioration of challenges.
  • Practical recommendations for sustainable compliance frameworks.
  • Pragmatic advice on the deployment and implementation of technology.
  • Enhanced understanding of compliance across departments for better buy-in and adoption.
  • A long-term partner to guide your compliance journey and maximise your Microsoft ROI

Meet the experts

Kelly Chalom

Head of Legal & Compliance

Kelly is an experienced attorney as well as a technology specialist. She heads our Compliance Advisory practice.

As a go-to compliance consultant for Microsoft, Kelly has created mapping documents for several information protection laws, used in the backend of Microsoft’s Compliance Manager. She also assisted in the creation of Microsoft’s POPIA white paper. Few can match her extraordinary depth and breadth of knowledge. She brings invaluable insights to each and every client engagement.

Leanna Janse van Rensburg

Data Privacy Compliance Advisor

Leanna joined Cloud Essentials with over decade of compliance experience in a highly regulated industry. She has an excellent understanding of compliance frameworks and an inclination for investigation and solution-finding. She thrives on collaborating with clients to find practical, workable solutions that meet their legislative requirements as well as their wider business needs.