On 9 March 2017, the UK’s Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced it would issue one of its highest fines to Media Tactics, a UK-based provider of marketing data, for violating terms of using citizen’s personal information. The ICO is an independent authority established to uphold information rights in the public interest, and according to its press release, it fined Media Tactics 307.000EUR for not complying with the UK’s privacy regulations. This blog describes why Media Tactics was fined and how this case relates to the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).Read more
The Office 365 Groups service is not new and simply acts as a central location for a group of users to access and manage a set of products within Office 365. Azure Active Directory is used to provide a group with single sign-on functionality to access all products within a set.
The goal of Groups is to improve the collaboration experience, and this blog explains the various Office 365 products that can be included in a group.Read more
On 28 February, a data leak was announced at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), one of the Netherlands largest hospitals and foremost research institutions. Through a security breach at the hospital’s website contact form, the hacker successfully accessed personal patient data, such as names, contact information, social security and insurance numbers, and other medical details.
The countdown to the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has already started.
The regulation, which goes into effect 28 May 2018, will have a significant impact on organizations and their customers in all industry sectors across Europe and beyond. While the new regulation may bring compliance challenges, it will also enable some businesses to create a competitive advantage if they adapt quickly.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new set of guidelines by which the European Parliament, European Council and European Commission, intend to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU). The regulation is currently in a two-year transition period and will officially be enacted 25 May 2018.Read more
In a previous blogpost, we discussed how traditional Intranets have shifted to become part of a bigger ecosystem: a totality where people, processes and information are connected, supported by technology in an extension of the traditional workplace - hence the term "Digital Workplace".
In this post, we'll elaborate on the main business drivers that justify a digital workplace.Read more
Traditional intranets have shifted into something new, often referred to as a "digital workplace" - something that allows employees to be more productive, that allows them to connect more easily to each other and that allows them to work remotely.
In recent years, Microsoft Office 365 has expanded to include a large group of products and services, all of which are continually enhanced with new features. Previously, Office 365 was simply a collection of siloed products, but now those products interact and add even more value to your organization through services, such as My Analytics, Office Graph and Office 365 Groups. We often hear "Office 365 can do everything" or "Office 365 will solve all your problems".But do you really know what you get when you buy Office 365?Read more
Technology is transforming industries and business models by helping enterprises control increasing volumes of data and content, and by facilitating rapid collaboration and connectivity. Microsoft is at the forefront of this transformation.
By combining cutting-edge features with familiar tools, Microsoft’s Office 365 Suite and SharePoint solutions enable businesses to become “digital enterprises” that adapt to evolving customer needs, capitalize on new business opportunities and exceed business goals.Read more