Editor's Pick (1 - 4 of 8)
Security and Productivity Fuel Digital Transformation
By Wilson Lee, Director of Information Technology, Kerry Logistics
It provides us with the protection level that is not available from on-premise solutions. Zero-Day attack protection One of the key features of Office 365 is Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), a cloud-based email filtering service that helps with protecting our employees against unknown malware and viruses. ATP has rich reporting and URL trace capabilities that fully protect our Exchange Online cloud-hosted mailboxes and provide insights into the kind of attacks happening in our organization. Preventive abnormal access pattern detection In addition, Advanced Threat Analysis (ATA) enables us to detect abnormal patterns right away with built-in intelligence and behavioral analytics if our platform is hacked by a valid identity. This helps to reduce our risk of costly damage and gather all the information needed in a succinct, real-time view of the attack timeline. With the self-learning and ready-to-analyze intelligence, there is no need for us to monitor a flood of security reports anymore. With ATA, it allows our IT team to identify which suspicious activities should be prioritized for further investigation. Cloud-based communication platform for all employees In view of the rapid growth and expansion, rollout time and various aspects of entry barriers are crucial when we deploy a unified email platform across different entities. With cloud adoption, employees are empowered to communicate using a centralized cloud-based email platform with enhanced productivity and operational efficiency. They can easily install email platform and leverage Skype for business on their mobile devices for efficient communication in this highly mobile logistics industry. For instance, it used to take three to five days to set up email accounts, install software, and go through admin procedures for new employees, whereas now it only takes a few hours. Over time, that adds up to vast efficiencies and cost savings. Moreover, our employees can access customer information anytime, anywhere using different devices and platforms, enabling them to collaborate effectively with others through the auto-sync features. Cloud-empowered digital transformation With our rapid business growth, our adoption of cloud services has helped us to remain competitive within the logistics sector. So far, we experienced unprecedented scalability and flexibility, which reduced our need to invest into on-premise hardware, IT infrastructure, and manpower. Moving forward, we hope to extend the adoption of Office 365 cloud services to more frontline workers in different locations and facilitate collaboration among various functions as the next step in our digital transformation journey.