Optimizing Governance, Risk and Compliance in Microsoft 365

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NYC area Microsoft 365 expert explores compliance toolsets and how to measure compliance progress with the Microsoft 365 Maturity Model—in a new article from Messaging Architects

Compliance in Microsoft 365
To remain competitive, organizations must improve their compliance posture. Forward-thinking companies make it a priority to optimize the capabilities around governance, risk and compliance in Microsoft 365.

Messaging Architects, an eMazzanti Technologies Company and Microsoft 365 expert, urges organizations to improve governance and compliance in Microsoft 365 in a new article. The informative article first reviews toolsets to drive compliance in Microsoft 365 broken down by licensing level.

The author then explains the Microsoft 365 Maturity Model for Governance, Risk, and Compliance. Organizations use this model to evaluate their progress on the path to strategic compliance. He provides a description of each level from 100 to 500 with 100 indicating a lack of policies and controls to support compliance. On the other hand, level 500 organizations see information governance and compliance as a strategy to support business goals.

“To remain competitive, organizations must improve their compliance posture,” stated Greg Smith, Vice President of Services Delivery at Messaging Architects. “Forward-thinking companies make it a priority to optimize the capabilities around governance, risk and compliance in Microsoft 365.”

Below are a few excerpts from the article, “Optimizing Governance, Risk and Compliance in Microsoft 365.”

Toolsets to Drive Compliance in Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 offers a set of integrated tools designed to help organizations achieve and monitor end-to-end compliance. In addition to security controls, these include tools to govern the use, sharing, storing and destruction of data.”

The Microsoft 365 Maturity Model for Governance, Risk and Compliance

“Level 100 (Initial) – Organizations at the Initial level of compliance do not consider compliance as important. Management does not understand the business impact of non-compliance and does not invest in the training or tools that compliance would require. The organization lacks the policies and technical controls to support compliance.”

“Level 200 (Managed) – The organization approaches compliance and security from a checkbox philosophy. Consequently, policies exist as mandated, but no one enforces them. Without formal compliance roles and training, the process remains haphazard and localized. Users view compliance as painful, and technical controls see limited use.”

“Level 300 (Defined) – The organization views compliance as essential, and executive sponsorship drives progress toward necessary cultural changes. The company has defined compliance roles and responsibilities, and employees receive annual training.”

Optimize Compliance in Microsoft 365

The compliance consultants at Messaging Architects combine a deep understanding Microsoft 365 with records management expertise. They help business leaders take the next step on the path to optimizing Microsoft 365 compliance tools for strategic benefit.

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About Messaging Architects

Messaging Architects specializes in effectively managing and securing an organization’s most precious asset, its information. With over 20 years of information management and technology consulting experience, the Messaging Architects team has provided corporations, educational intuitions, health care facilities and nonprofits with methodologies, procedures, and technology to keep their data organized, compliant and secure.

About eMazzanti Technologies

eMazzanti’s team of trained, certified IT experts rapidly deliver increased revenue growth, data security and productivity for clients ranging from law firms to high-end global retailers, expertly providing advanced retail and payment technology, digital marketing services, cloud and mobile solutions, multi-site implementations, 24×7 outsourced network management, remote monitoring, and support.

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