Office 365 opens a window into data governance

Knowing what data you have, along with where it’s located and lives, then managing that data to the needs of your organization are all part of data governance strategy. If you use Microsoft’s Office 365, you know it has many aspects ripe for data collection — and that can be confusing.

Clearly, data governance in Office 365 goes well beyond email archiving because there are now so many different conduits for data. In today’s world, people might communicate through email (a key data governance focus point), SharePoint, OneDrive, Skype for Business, and/or Yammer. Then there’s all the data from your other systems that Office 365 can ingest via third-party tools.

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from InfoWorld Cloud Computing