UK medicines regulator (MHRA) chooses AvePoint to Manage and Protect its Microsoft Office 365 Environment for 1,400 Users

AvePoint to provide comprehensive Office 365 management and protection capabilities to Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) through the use of DocAve Online, DocAve Governance Automation Online, and Office Connect.

London — November 30, 2016AvePoint, the Microsoft Cloud expert, announced today that the MHRA has chosen to manage and protect its Office 365 environment with DocAve Online, DocAve Governance Automation Online, and Office Connect. MHRA is implementing Office 365 for its 1,400 users to align the organisation with the UK government’s cloud-first strategy, reduce overall IT costs and complexity, as well as provide a centralised location for all collaboration. This forms part of a wider digital transformation programme at MHRA, which aims to use technology that puts the user first and give them the smartest, most cost-effective services possible.

“The work of MHRA is to protect and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices” said John Quinn, Chief Information Officer, MHRA. “Choosing AvePoint for our Office 365 management and protection will allow us to ensure we can simplify collaboration but also know our data is safely stored and accessible.”

More than 21,000 customers worldwide rely on AvePoint Online Services, AvePoint’s 100 percent Microsoft Azure-bases Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for Office 365 and Salesforce CRM, to make the transition to Office 365 and Azure easier, quicker, and smarter with tools to enhance data management and protection. AvePoint Online Services removes on-boarding roadblocks, transforms business processes, and helps organisations gain control of their data by offering Office 365 management and protection online services for administration, compliance, data governance, reporting, and file share presentation solutions.

DocAve Online: With simplified Office 365 administration, content, and security management, DocAve Online enables organisations to easily extend cloud computing and efficiently respond to evolving business requirements. Through granular content protection, audit reporting, and capabilities to restrict access to and sharing of SharePoint Online sites and OneDrive for Business content, DocAve Online will enable MHRA to maintain the same level of protection and control over their cloud-based assets as they expect with on-premises solutions.

DocAve Governance Automation Online: DocAve Governance Automation Online empowers users with self-service IT resources for provisioning, moving or restructuring content, as well as lifecycle and permissions management. With DocAve Governance Automation Online, MHRA will deliver an end-user driven service for Office 365 data protection, administration, content management, and reporting.

AvePoint Office Connect: AvePoint Office Connect breaks down data silos and streamlines workflows by allowing users to easily surface Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, and Windows File Explorer content via SharePoint and Office 365. With AvePoint Office Connect, MHRA will create a single, central collaboration hub and improve user adoption in the cloud.

“UK government departments face a dilemma of desiring to stay at the forefront of innovation while remaining in compliance with the strict regulations placed on their data,” said Aaron Cross, UK Public Sector Sales Director, AvePoint. “With the implementation of AvePoint solutions, MHRA is able to achieve an Office 365 deployment that provides the flexibility and cost savings of the cloud with strong governance to ensure data is accessed correctly.”

For more information on how AvePoint can help migrate, manage, and protect Office 365 and SharePoint data, please visit our website. For more information on MHRA, please visit the agency website.

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