Microsoft cloud services are enabling the digital transformation of UK’s Ministry of Defense

Ron Markezich, the corporate vice president for Microsoft, has taken to the Office blog to detail how Microsoft’s cloud services are enabling the digital transformation at the UK’s Ministry of Defense.

Overall, the post addresses how a government entity such as the Ministry of Defense can find the right balance between enabling employees with anytime, anywhere data access while also ensuring security.

Other areas covered include the fact that thanks to Microsoft’s Cloud Services, more than 95,000 UK Ministry of Defense mailboxes will be protected with Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, and the fact that staff will stay productive and secure around the clock. Of course, Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Protection, Customer Lockbox at a UK data center, are also addressed. A statement in the post from Mike Stone, chief digital and information officer (CDIO) at the Ministry of Defence also reflects how Microsoft’s Cloud Services fit with the Ministry:

“The MOD chose Microsoft cloud technologies to support our transition to a more cost-effective, modern and agile organisation. Microsoft offers the security, privacy, control and transparency that meets our stringent criteria for cloud services—all available from data centres in the U.K. Additional cloud-based services such as Advanced Threat Protection provide us with complementary capabilities to keep our employees productive and our network secure.”

To learn more about Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, and the Microsoft Cloud be sure to check out our news hubs for the subject here and here. As always, please do let us know what you think by dropping us a comment below!

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