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GDPR Compliance and Backup with AvePoint

When Danish IT company Atea needed to deploy SharePoint, they knew it was a big undertaking. As the market leader in IT infrastructure for European Nordic and Baltic businesses, Atea— based in Ballerup, Denmark—knows how to stay ahead in the ever-changing IT industry.

With SharePoint 2010, 2013, and Office 365 – SharePoint Online, Atea’s 7,000 end users can easily manage projects and exchange information both internally and externally, on premises and in the cloud.

To backup and restore content for its hybrid SharePoint deployment, Atea had relied on the native functionalities provided by Microsoft, yet these proved insufficient. Determined to meet the needs of the company and its end users, Atea sought out a third-party solution that could handle nuanced backup and restore tasks for its 1 terabyte (TB) SharePoint environment.

How AvePoint Helped

By selecting AvePoint’s DocAve Software platform, Atea could prioritize increasing SharePoint flexibility for its end users.

DocAve Software—the enterprise-class infrastructure management platform for SharePoint—helps organizations use SharePoint in a more sustainable, secure, and productive way.

“Compared to other solutions on the market, DocAve offered more flexibility for end users and provided the migration tools that our business needed,” said Henrik Arndt, Group CIO, and Anne-Marie Mikkelsen, SharePoint Business Consultant. “The service level quality to support Atea’s users has dramatically increased.”

More specifically, with DocAve Backup and Restore Atea can back up its intranet and workspaces to the company server more efficiently than with native functionalities. Full backups of SharePoint on premises and SharePoint Online are performed weekly, and if an item is lost or accidentally deleted, Atea can restore it within 20 minutes. Before, it would have taken 2 hours to identify and restore the item—resulting in a 60% time saving.

Ensuring data management practices are compliant was also a critical goal. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect on May 25, 2018, at which time organizations in non-compliance will face heavy fines. For the company to align with these requirements, Atea needs to track user permissions.

Thankfully, with DocAve Content Manager and DocAve Report Center, Atea can move, copy, and restructure business data across SharePoint environments, as well as ensure new content is properly managed by tracking permissions.

Doing so helps verify Atea’s GDPR compliance. For more on GDPR, check out AvePoint’s resources here.

If you’re curious about how AvePoint can hep you with your data needs, you can learn more about our migration and backup/restore services here!


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