WHY MICROSOFT?

WHY MICROSOFT IS THE IDEAL CHOICE

With these resources, JADEX will explain why Microsoft is the ideal choice for any organization wishing to do business in the modern era.  We will highlight a collection of business applications that when leveraged in unison provide an unapparelled user experience.  Ultimately, we will illustrate why Microsoft is the only current solution capable of meeting innovation demands in conjunction with ridged compliance standards.

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Who ARE THESE RESOURCES FOR?

These resources are for any organization or individual wanting to understand why they should invest in Microsoft’s cloud ecosystem for compliance, security, and digital transformation. Specifically, organizations that must adhere to Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) or International Trade and Arms Regulation Supplement (ITARS) regulations will gain valuable insight for meeting complex requirements.

What Microsoft cloud subscription is right for your organization?

JADEX offers Microsoft cloud subscriptions for non-profit, academia, small to medium business, and enterprises. Understanding what cloud subscription is right for your organization can be difficult because there are numerous factors that must be considered.

For example, does your organization have DFARS or ITAR content markings? If so, that content and associated processes will all require stringent compliance controls that only Microsoft is capable of meeting. This is only one example, yet it highlights how a compliance requirement might dictate a need for additional cloud licenses.  Additionally, when you combine the digital transformation capabilities available with the right cloud licenses, you can fundamentally empower every member of your organization. 

Our team’s expertise enables them to ask the right questions of the right people. This empowers them to evaluate and make strategic recommendations that will help reduce operating costs and reliance on third-party vendors.  To learn more, please reach out to our New Business team.

Features and capabilities of Microsoft's cloud subscriptions

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Industries and the world of compliance

This world is full of compliance requirements for every industry.  We all have some idea that the FDA monitors foods and beverages in some manner and that the DEA regulates our pharmaceuticals and medicine or perhaps that HIPPA protects patient rights.  There are a number of others, but a few more to mention would be like, ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, who develop and publish International Standards.  Another few technology focused regulators are NIST and CMMC.  The Nation Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) are now being used as benchmarks for regulatory compliance in many critical infrastructure sectors as well as for any and all organizations doing or hoping to do work for the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). 

Microsoft has developed a Microsoft 365 Compliance Manager to track, store, and retrieve multiple policies and procedures.  Compliance Manager allows organizations to achieve points towards compliance of an assessment (NIST, ISO, CMMC, etc.).  This is done by implementing and testing Microsoft created improvement actions that address regulatory controls of an assessment.  With Compliance Manager, organizations will have an “auditors-dream” with a timely retrieval process containing areas to attach documentation and notations.

Organizations that already trust Microsoft

Microsoft GCC High ecosystems have been built on the same backbone that the United States (US) Department of Defense (DoD) trusted, Azure Government.  Microsoft has gained trust and reputation from early Windows operating systems to advanced endpoint security.  Many Fortune 100 companies, especially in critical infrastructure, leverage Microsoft/Office 365 for at least some of their organization’s business applications. 

How Microsoft stacks up against the competition

The Microsoft/Office 365 suite of business tools and applications offer enhanced organizational innovation opportunities. From utilizing metadata properly or easily searching for content to leverage SharePoint Lists and Microsoft’s Power Platform to creating organizational or departmental workflow automation, Microsoft/Office 365 competition is dispersed. Your organization may receive one solution from a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or purchase additional tools or applications that “protect” and “secure” your cyberspace, but they all lack accountability. Utilize Microsoft 365 for complete innovation potential and a one-stop shop necessary to operate nearly any business.

Have you heard about Microsoft Learn?

Track your learning

Microsoft has developed amazing training resources that track your progress and award participants with badges leveraging a gamification model. Your training progress is tracked and helps build your skills and competencies.