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In order for the business to give IT the ‘go ahead’ to consume cloud services for approved workloads, more general security concerns around data ownership and compliance must be addressed.

For example, multinational companies that have offices around the world face vastly different privacy and data sovereignty laws.

Brexit, GDPR (POPIA) mistrust of US Government and the vastly different privacy laws across the US, EU and Africa often drive the requirement to establish separate geographically located tenants.

Cloud Essentials can assist in decisions relating to the geographic provisioning of Azure and Office 365 services based on data sovereignty and privacy law.

We can also help you get to grips with best practices and legislation when it comes to securing your systems and implementing strong governance controls for ‘unstructured’ repositories like email, SharePoint and file shares, including online services like Dropbox,, OneDrive and OneDrive.

Get expert advice on all information governance & compliance areas.

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An approach that empowers.

Cloud Essentials brings together experience, training and solutions from Microsoft and other leading vendors to give you advanced operational insight over unstructured data and access rights, regardless of whether your data exists on-premises or in the cloud.


Expert review

We review your business and legislative needs (such as the GDPR and POPI) alongside your current security and data management regime and help pinpoint gaps.


Understand your options

We will distil the relevant aspects of Microsoft 365 security practices and compliance capabilities, covering subjects that include data sovereignty, data retention and in-place hold, eDiscovery, mobile device security and more.


Assistance with remediation.

If you need it, we can help deliver the training, processes and tools necessary for:

  • imposing Information Governance controls
  • enabling compliance with regulations
  • responding to eDiscovery requests and
  • executing defensible deletion.

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