As time moves on, systems change, processes change, technology changes - ongoing assessment is vital to ensure your compliance stance remains robust.
Our tech savvy, legally trained experts will invite representatives from all relevant areas of the business to engage in a dynamic process to understand requirements for classification.
We carry out initial surveys to save time in the workshop sessions, which are valuable face time to review and facilitate highly productive decision-making. Because sessions are interactive, you have every opportunity to ask questions of and draw from the experience of our experts.
Our approach is proven to not only land a taxonomy, but promotes buy-in for recommendations and strengthens the compliance culture.
You will leave with a well designed and documented taxonomy to form the backbone to Office 365 compliance capabilities, and a methodology for its sustainable success.
The level of input and engagement throughout the process brings confidence that the taxonomy is fit for purpose and will see high levels of adoption. The documentation also serves to illustrate commitment to your compliance obligations.
Throughout you will take away Microsoft-centric and pragmatic recommendations for your onward compliance journey.
Including representatives from stakeholders across the business to ensure buy-in and engagement.
To collect information about each business area – initially with a survey that this is then discussed in the workshops.
Into policies, processes, systems, documents, storage and handling of information.
Provide best practice, pragmatic advice, independent, objective insights and ask relevant questions.
Facilitated discussion to help make better decisions about how data classification should work for your business.
Recommendations for improvements and areas where Microsoft technology can be deployed to encourage compliance.
Technology is only part of the solution. Our recommendations cover people and process as well.
Microsoft-centric technology recommendations help clients maximise value from their licence.
Few can match the extraordinary depth and breadth of knowledge of our team. Experienced in risk and governance, as well as technology specialists, our clients benefit from our unique combination of skills.
The team has extensive knowledge of compliance frameworks and knows Microsoft’s ecosystem inside out.
We’re a trusted partner within highly regulated industries. Understanding the complexities, regulatory requirements and information governance challenges faced by them and helping to improve their compliance posture through technology is where we can add real value.
“Cloud Essentials has been essential to BulkSMS in ensuring we advance our data protection maturity in the local and global markets. We engaged with both the Data Privacy Assessment and Advisory Workshop and the Data Classification Taxonomy Workshop, which were run professionally by Cloud Essentials. In the workshops the Cloud Essentials data privacy team did a deep dive into the complexities of our operations and BulkSMS has benefited from their expert legal, compliance and technical advice in future-proofing our data protection programme.”
"I found Cloud Essentials’ approach to dealing with the process of demystifying data classification to be very effective at taking what seemed like a daunting and complex environment and breaking it down into sensible and easily consumable parts. Their depth of knowledge in this space is impressive and as a result of our interaction with them, our own depth of knowledge has increased markedly. I would recommend them with confidence."
"The Cloud Essentials team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Microsoft realm which has added massive value to our business."
"We found the data privacy workshop informative and effective. It was extremely valuable and provided actionable insights into our compliance journey."