In 2019 Microsoft selected GCIT to profile some of our high-profile deployments. One of these was Oculus Group, an accounting and financial services firm located in Tweed Heads, NSW.
Microsoft work with tens of thousands of partners across the world. For a partner to be selected to have their client success stories profiled on a global platform is both prestigious and humbling. GCIT deployed Microsoft cloud solutions to global best practices. To be recognised by Microsoft helps to galvanise our position as a leading Managed Services Provider.
Click on the link below to read the full profile on Microsoft Customer Stories. Highlights of our ongoing management of Oculus Group include:
- Ongoing compliance with Australia’s tough Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) laws. Enacted in 2018, the NDB exacts strict penalties on businesses that expose client data to risk. Companies found to be out of compliance risk millions of dollars in fines—enough to wipe out a small company.
- The shift from on-premises to cloud-based servers opened a world of possibilities for other aspects of the business. These include workplace flexibility and remote working.
- Introducing remote management of the IT infrastructure provided by GCIT.
Referring to GCIT’s deployment Group Partner, David de Closey noted:
“Microsoft 365 opens up so many more possibilities for us. We have confidence in its security capabilities, so we don’t have to worry about it. We’re free to do what we do best.”
On navigating change management within the organisation David said:
“Typically, accountants don’t like change. But the way our team has moved from the previous on-premises system to the cloud has been excellent. They can do things with Microsoft 365 that they couldn’t before.”
Accounting firms retain a lot of personally identifiable data, which can be quite damaging if accidentally sent outside of the organisation. Addressing this issue, Blair Munro, GCITS Partner commented:
“We’ve turned Data Loss Protection controls to maximum. It’s so easy to send data as an attachment accidentally. Now we can block users from sending sensitive information, providing an additional layer of protection.”
Read the full profile published by Microsoft here.
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