Understanding Operating in the Hybrid Cloud – Office 365 & SharePoint 2013 – EPC Group Strategies

Posted by Errin O'Connor on Jan, 20, 2015 12:01

This blog post will provide “from the consulting trenches” (Hybrid Cloud) strategies and granular details of EPC Group’s approach to the new Hybrid Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 architecture’s growing proliferation and how it may affect your organization.

Hybrid Governance Fundamentals

Users that Ignore Governance and Planning for the Real World

If it’s easy to get around it, they will:

  1. To ensure it will happen, enforce it transparently
  2. If it’s to complex, it won’t happen
  3. Strike a balance between:

Note: Always consider compliance around HIPAA, PHI, and PII related data in Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013.

EPC Group’s Hybrid Governance Framework

  • Step 1 – Understand what to Enforce
  • Step 2 – Balance the enforcement
  • Step 3 – How and where to enforce
  • Step 4 – Prioritize the enforcement solutions
  • Step 5 – Continue to Review and Enforce

When and What to Enforce – EPC Group Framework

What to Enforce – What is the Balance (EPC Group Framework Example)

Enforcement Scope – How to Enforce (EPC Group Example)

Governance Provisioning Tools (EPC Group Example)

Matching the Policy to the Office 365 and/or SharePoint 2013 Scope (EPC Group Example)

Considerations in Complex Environments

Frequently Asked Questions of EPC Group
EPC Group’s Nationally Recognized Practice Areas

EPC Group leading SharePointOffice 365, Infrastructure Design and Business Intelligence Practice areas continue to lead the way in providing our clients with the most up-to-date and relevant information that is tailored to their individual business and functional needs.

Additional “From the Consulting Trenches” strategies and methodologies are covered in EPC Group’s new book, “SharePoint 2013 Field Guide: Advice from the Consulting Trenches” covering not only SharePoint 2013, Office 365 and SharePoint Online but Information Management, ECM\RM and overall compliance strategies in this ever changing world of “Hybrid IT.”