Our marketing department asked me to do an interview on Securing the Modern Workplace and I’ve actually been planning to do a short training and awareness session inside the company on securing cloud resources. I thus decided to take a (temporary) break from my series on WordPress on Azure PaaS and use this blog to prepare for the interview and the training session. As I was writing this article I realised I cannot really do the topic justice in one, short article. Today I will thus spend some time sketching the background and explaining the various solutions at high level and in 5 separate future articles (when I get the time) I will do a further deep-dive into each of the individual solution areas for those wanting more details.
Today we look at how you can secure the Modern Workplace using Microsoft 365.
Modern IT Management faces a number of challenges due to a rapidly changing landscape and IT is no longer just a cost center but is expected to add real, tangible business value to the company. IT mangers should be focusing on how to help the business benefit from technology advancements, rather than spending large amounts of time on rather basic needs such as providing users with a secure desktop and standard office automation facilities. Both business and end users have further come to expect a quick, friendly and out of the box experience, leveraging self-service capabilities and allowing them to work anywhere and on any device. Business however has also come to expect an ever decreasing TCO and the agility to light up new cloud services quickly, as and when business needs arise. For many IT managers this has become a complex juggling act or even a complete nightmare.