Successful Information Governance and Records Management in Microsoft 365:
Best Practices from Leading Councils
Learn how Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams can enhance workplace productivity and achieve records compliance for local government
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Duration: 1 Hour
Sr. Solution Engineer & Product Strategy, AvePoint
Bruce BerendsSr. Solution Engineer & Product Strategy, AvePoint
Bruce has over 20 years’ experience across multiple technical consulting and management roles, with all these roles touching small to large businesses, public and private organisations, and a wide range of technologies.
Bruce has a passion for people and loves mentoring and leadership as part of managing highly effective teams. His technical specialties are architecture and solution design of Microsoft solutions. His strengths lie in bridging the gap between technology and business, with exceptional customer relationship skills alongside his technical skills and management experience.
He has obtained several Microsoft Certifications, and has most recently completed his Microsoft Teams Administrator Associate Certification.
Coordinator Information Management, Moorabool Shire Council
David RobinsonCoordinator Information Management, Moorabool Shire Council
David Robinson began his career in records / information management in Australia which now encompasses 30+ years in the profession, having worked across all levels of government in Australia. Some of the records collections he’s helped preserve include World War I & II veteran records, scientific studies of pest animals (mice, foxes & rabbits) and native animals (cockatoos & kangaroos) as well as permanent local history of 6 local government agency’s council agendas, minutes and reports. It is his love of all things historical that drives his professional interest in records / information management.
Starting his career as a Junior Administration Clerk back in 1985 in Local Government, Victoria. Currently David is working as the Coordinator Information Management at Moorabool Shire Council (between Melbourne and Ballarat, Victoria). He has been with Moorabool Shire Council since 2018 where he has led the Information Management / ICT teams to implement SharePoint / MS TEAMS as Council’s document management system with AvePoint’s assistance to migrate, manage, and protect Microsoft 365 and SharePoint data, which according to AvePoint is their customers second largest data holding.
He has recently implemented new naming conventions to support the new Document management system, a project mysteriously named “Project X” which was nominated for the RIMPA - Vic/Tas Branch 2021 awards. The project’s central story implores the audience to help “make history together.”
Outside of work David is also an avid sports follower supporting the Richmond Tigers (AFL), Wests Tigers (NRL) and the Waikato Chiefs in rugby.
Councils across Australia are investing with Microsoft and transitioning from legacy systems to enhance the way they collaborate, access data and increase productivity.
In order to effectively utilise Microsoft 365 and Teams, it is important that councils understand their business and regulatory information governance and records compliance requirements. With a good understanding of these requirements, councils can then explore how native features in Microsoft 365 can help meet these requirements, and where information governance compliance gaps might exist.
Whether your council is relatively new to Microsoft 365 or already reaping the benefits of all that Microsoft 365 has to offer, this session is a must attend for you to understand:
- The benefits of leveraging Microsoft 365 as your single records management platform
- How to fill the compliance gaps and achieve true information management transformation
- How to remove the burden of traditional record-keeping practices for both records managers and end users
- How to secure internal and external collaboration across agencies
- How to improve IT service delivery to business and reduce manpower and overall management cost of Microsoft 365
Filled with real-life customer stories and best practices from leading councils across Australia, this session will leave you armed with practical tips to develop a sustainable governance and records management strategy that enhances compliance and security in Microsoft 365, also improving user experience and productivity.