Kiefer Consulting is a Microsoft Gold Partner with a long history of helping clients leverage SharePoint. We have also helped clients better understand the value of leveraging SharePoint Online as an enterprise content management system (ECM). SharePoint Online is a secure and flexible platform for storing, organizing, and sharing business documents and data. For security-minded I.T. professionals, SharePoint Online offers several benefits that make it an ideal solution for managing sensitive information. In this blog, we will explore 3 reasons why security-minded I.T. professionals should be using SharePoint Online as their ECM.
- Robust Security Features
One of the most significant advantages of SharePoint Online is its robust security features. SharePoint Online provides organizations with critical features including data encryption, access control, and auditing capabilities, that help to ensure that sensitive information is protected from unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure.
I.T. professionals have the ability to configure permissions to limit access to sensitive information, and they can track user activities to monitor any suspicious behavior.
SharePoint Online is a cloud-based solution that is hosted on Microsoft’s secure data centers. These data centers have multiple layers of physical and digital security measures to protect against unauthorized access, natural disasters, and cyberattacks. Microsoft also regularly updates and patches the system to ensure that it remains secure against the latest threats.
- Seamless Integration with Microsoft 365
SharePoint Online seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft 365 apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. This integration enables users to access SharePoint Online from within their familiar Microsoft apps, making it easier to manage and share content.
SharePoint Online can also integrate with other third-party applications and services, such as Salesforce and Dropbox, to provide a centralized platform for all content management activities. This integration eliminates the need for users to switch between multiple systems and reduces the risk of data loss or unauthorized access.
- Flexibility and Customization
SharePoint Online offers a high degree of flexibility and customization, allowing I.T. professionals to tailor the system to meet their organization’s specific needs. SharePoint Online’s advanced features, such as workflows, forms, and metadata, enable IT professionals to automate and streamline content management processes.
SharePoint Online also offers a wide range of templates and pre-built solutions that can be customized to meet specific business needs. Kiefer has worked collaboratively with IT professionals to create custom solutions using SharePoint Online’s APIs and development tools.
If you are a security-minded I.T. professional, consider SharePoint Online. SharePoint Online offers I.T. robust security features, seamless integration with Microsoft 365, and flexibility and customization. Best-in-class organizations have chosen to use SharePoint Online as a ECM system because it allows I.T. to effectively manage sensitive information and ensure that it is protected from unauthorized access, modification, or disclosure. Kiefer’s team of consultants can help you in leveraging SharePoint Online to streamline content management processes and improve enterprise efficiency.