AvePoint Experts Share Keys to Successful Data Governance and Compliance with Microsoft Workshop Series

Hosted across the United States, AvePoint subject matter experts discuss how to implement strong governance and compliance strategies to ensure success in the cloud

Jersey City, New Jersey — May 18, 2016 — AvePoint, the Microsoft Cloud expert, today announced a series Microsoft-hosted, interactive workshops to help organization drive business value of their cloud environments with strong governance and compliance strategies. AvePoint subject matter experts will deliver sessions in cities including San Francisco, St. Louis, Charlotte, New York City, and Detroit with advice on ensuring compliant data governance frameworks and integrating information security and privacy standards into governance policies to minimize risks and violations.

“Future leaders in this new economy drive digital transformation agendas that democratize data collaboration and insights, bringing data from hindsight to foresight. Business leaders, especially the C-suite, play a key role in driving change within the organization”, says Sanjay Jacob, Global Head - Intelligent Cloud, Strategic Industries, Microsoft Corporation. “We are excited to work with AvePoint to help enable organizational change with data governance and compliance so that every enterprise, team and individual is empowered to make decisions that harness data at their fingertips.”

Each workshop will leave attendees with the knowledge to effectively implement and manage governance and compliance strategies to keep data secure:

Framework for Effective Data Governance and Compliance – Organizations are under legal and industry obligations to ensure that an effective data governance and compliance framework is in place. Learn how to establish a relevant framework when preparing for the journey to the cloud.

Data Discovery and Classification – Dark data can be a big hurdle to adopting new technology, especially when contemplating a move to the cloud. Without a classification framework in place, businesses are more inclined to say “no” to cloud technologies out of fear of accidentally publishing content that used to be hidden legacy systems or file shares. Learn how to identify and classify their data to help prevent security threats from becoming major risks.

Defining and Enforcing Data Governance Policies – Organizations interact with sensitive data, intellectual property, or other regulated data on a daily basis. Learn how to map data classifications to governance policies that dictate how information is shared within organizations as well as enforce those policies.

Reporting and Auditing – Businesses must able to prove they have the right controls on their data in the event that breaches or fines occur. Learn what types of reports are essential to regulations and be better prepared for the next audit.

“As organizations begin their shift to the cloud – whether all in or via hybrid implementations – security and compliance issues often move to the forefront of the conversation,” said Dux Raymond Sy, Chief Technology Officer, AvePoint Public Sector. “Businesses don’t need to miss out on the benefits of the cloud on account of significant concerns around storing business data outside the walls of their enterprises. With these workshops, we aim to provide the processes, policies, and education needed to help organizations realize the power of the cloud without sacrificing security.”

For more information on the AvePoint Data Governance workshops, please visit our events page.

About AvePoint

Securing the Future. AvePoint is the global leader in data management and data governance, and over 21,000 customers worldwide rely on our solutions to secure the digital workplace across Microsoft, Google, Salesforce and other cloud environments. AvePoint's global partner program includes over 3,500 managed service providers, value added resellers and systems integrators, with our solutions available in more than 100 cloud marketplaces. To learn more, visit https://www.avepoint.com.

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