Soarsoft International technology partner, TransVault, affirms Microsoft's position that Office 365 is a one-stop-shop for e-mail compliance
New white paper backs Microsoft's holistic approach to achieving compliance in Microsoft office 365.
TransVault, a leading developer of archive migration solutions and a Soarsoft International favoured technology partner, has recently released a new white paper that supports Microsoft's claim that Office 365 delivers a one-stop-shop for regulatory compliance. This coincides with Soarsoft's own opinions and experiences as migration and information management experts and a certified TransVault Archive Migration Master. Soarsoft has a dedicated deployment and support team for Microsoft's Azure and Office 365 Cloud solutions and have a specific focus area around governance, archive and eDiscovery. TransVault's Making Office 365 One-Stop-Shop for Email Records Compliance, White Paper, is a direct result of several years of extensive research and experience with over 1 300 customer e-mail archive migration projects completed, and many more under way through their network of services focused partners, including Soarsoft International. The document concludes that beyond mere compliance, a properly migrated archive can safeguard a business from potential future litigation or governance issues that may arise from not taking legacy e-mail data into account during the migration process.
Barney Haye, founder and chief executive officer for TransVault stated that "Data governance is more than the marketing term that is often linked to promotional hype or fearmongering. It's a primary responsibility that any business that has sensitive legacy data within an archive should be aware of. Companies need to see preparedness for eDiscovery as a priority and that the safeguarding of all data is the only pre-emptive defence."
For widespread adoption of cloud services such as Microsoft Office 365 to occur within heavily regulated industries and governance-focused enterprises, the service providers must be able to prove they are responsible and practised data custodians (see the TransVault Blog on new "Safe Harbour" rulings). They must provide the necessary project capability and scope to safeguard future corporate messaging repositories in fully discoverable formats.
The savvy e-mail administrator will understand that this encompasses many different aspects of their project, such as: mailbox storage, archive storage, legal hold, journaling, search/eDiscovery, reporting - the list goes on and on. These are vital aspects to consider during a cloud migration, and form a standard part of Soarsoft International's service offering.
Regarding the value inherent in this newly authored white paper by TransVault, Haye concludes: "Our research team have worked diligently to produce this helpful manifesto on compliance and we hope it provides an important framework around how Microsoft Office 365 meets e-mail compliance and good data governance requirements. Armed with this resource, those tasked with investigating cloud propositions should have all the ammunition they need to convince business decision-makers of Microsoft's virtues. Yes, there are still difficulties and risks to weigh up, but by undertaking a proper migration to one-stop-shop services like Office 365, there are also multiple business advantages to be unlocked."
Haye has also blogged in response to Tony Redmond's assertions - Microsoft Office 365 Claims SEC 17a-4 Compliance - is this really a small detail? - and he adds real weight to the idea that mass adoption of the cloud among the financial services industry cannot be far off.
Soarsoft International Director, Chris Hathaway, agrees wholeheartedly with Haye's assessment, adding that "TransVault's white paper is a clear and factual assessment of Office 365's compliance and data governance solutions - a valuable asset amongst the myriad of frequently confusing opinions on Microsoft's service offerings." Hathaway elaborates on some common misconceptions about Microsoft, and their causes, in his article Misinformation about Office 365 abounds as third-party vendors fight for their lives.
To download your own copy of, Making Office 365 One-Stop-Shop for Email Records Compliance, please go to: http://bit.ly/2bHI8Io.
Soarsoft and TransVault aim to engage with South African IT decision makers at a breakfast seminar on the topic of migrating to Microsoft Office 365 on 31st August at Microsoft's Johannesburg office.