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Mike Wilson brings over eighteen years of technology experience to Interlink Cloud Advisors. Prior to joining Interlink, he served as a Director of Technology for a mid-size insurance company and has led multiple consulting practices to substantial growth. In those roles, Mike delivered tremendous value for his customers by designing and...
Mike Wilson brings over eighteen years of technology experience to Interlink Cloud Advisors. Prior to joining Interlink, he served as a Director of Technology for a mid-size insurance company and has led multiple consulting practices to substantial growth. In those roles, Mike delivered tremendous value for his customers by designing and implementing scalable, reliable and business aligned solutions. Mike’s focus at Interlink is on leveraging the power of the Microsoft cloud to streamline IT operations in a way that reduces cost and allows businesses to refocus on core operations. He plays a key role in architecting projects and ensuring high standards in service delivery across the Interlink team. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati and is a proud graduate of St. Xavier High School. He is active in a number of local non-profits and has served on multiple non-profit boards and in executive leadership.
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How to Leverage the Full Compliance Capabilities of Microsoft 365

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Are You Leveraging the Full Compliance Capabilities of Microsoft 365?

This Interlink Workshop Can Show You How
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Complying with the growing number of regulatory standards is an ongoing challenge for most organizations. The Health Insurance Portability Accounting Act (HIPAA) has been around for more than two decades. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the newest addition to the regulatory lineup with its nearly 100 articles. In between are other security standards from the credit card industry, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). There are now over 200 updates each day from 900 regulatory bodies.

How are you supposed to keep up and comply with the alphabet soup of regulations?

Help is on the way.

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Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Changes

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Microsoft has recently released a new compliance bundle for Microsoft 365. Read on to learn the changes and how it can benefit your organization!

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New Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Suite

Microsoft has repackaged its Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Suite to bring new value and convenience to organizations. New products with this suite include Advanced Auditing, Insider Risk Management, Communication Compliance, Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), and Machine Learning-Based Classification. Additionally, Microsoft offers “mini-suite” add-ons for organizations to buy individually, making it easier for customers to customize and choose the bundles that best fit and serve their organizational needs.

Organizations purchasing the Compliance Suite receive all of these bundles for only $10 per user, per month. The three new bundles are:

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Windows Information Protection (WIP) | Avoid Data Leaks by Automatically Classifying and Protecting Files

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Windows Information Protection (WIP) is a data loss prevention feature for Windows 10 (version 1607 or later) that can automatically apply protective tags for files and data. Thus, allowing end-users to be productive and still keep your organization’s data secure!
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What is Windows Information Protection (WIP)?

Windows Information Protection (WIP) is an alternative to traditional data loss prevention approaches that focus on protecting data leakage at the network level. WIP protects against both accidental and intentional leakage of data by automatically encrypting internal data anytime users save a file locally to a protected Windows 10 system. Protecting organizational data is critical - now more than ever before! Lawsuits, legal challenges, and/or a loss of reputation is at stake if an organization is not successful in protecting their data. The ongoing blend of work and home life – especially in a COVID-19 world isn’t making that easier. More and more, we see end-users utilizing their work provided devices for personal tasks and data management. Similarly, end-users will access organizational data on their personal devices, which makes protecting your data tricky. WIP provides peace of mind and helps protect critical data regardless of where it’s accessed from. WIP not only helps protect files on end-users’ devices but can also be used to remotely wipe a device clean if needed via Intune. By selecting the user and device and sending a wipe request, all data that was protected via the WIP policy will become unusable.

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Improving and Developing Last Minute Remote IT Strategies

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Learn how your organization can effectively develop and improve strategies for working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Interlink's CTO and Vice President, Mike Wilson, participated in an online roundtable discussion with experts in medicine, finance, employment law, IT, and public relations regarding some important ways you can prepare your business to deal with the fallout of the coronavirus. (You can view the entire roundtable webinar here!) While most of us haven’t felt the direct impact of someone we know becoming infected, most are experiencing indirect impacts. Many employees have been sent to work from home, schools have closed, major community events have been postponed, and travel plans are canceled - just to name a few.

In this article, we summarize some of the key IT takeaways that can help you maintain business continuity while balancing business risk versus IT security. It is our goal at Interlink to offer aid and assistance to businesses and organizations struggling with transitioning, even temporarily, to a remote office setting. 

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Don’t Just Buy a Solution - Fully Adopt Your New Technologies

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We understand that adopting new technology involves change, and change can be daunting – what’s the best way to seamlessly adopt new technologies throughout your organization?
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IT projects are notorious for their high failure rate. It’s estimated that up to 70% of change initiative projects fail to deliver their desired results – but why? The main aspect of these failures is due to poor change management planning and little to no end-user adoption – most organizations put new practices and technology before their people.

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