Microsoft Windows

Deploying Office 365 and Other Cloud Applications with a Cloud-Based Authentication Solution

Provided by Entrust Datacard

Category Microsoft Windows

Type White Paper

Length 6

Publish Date March 09 2017

Date posted May 02 2017

Overview

Microsoft® Office 365™ continues to lengthen its lead as the world’s top enterprise cloud service. Nearly one-in-four employees in Fortune 500 companies are active on Office 365 — and more than 90% of those large enterprises currently have more than 100 active users. Users are clearly becoming more reliant on Office 365, as usage grew at a rate of more than 300% in 2016.

The rapid adoption of Office 365 means that work created using the Microsoft product contains a large amount of the business world’s sensitive information. In fact, in most enterprises using Office 365, more than half of that highly valuable information — including business plans, sales data, product designs, M&A details and financial forecasts — is contained within Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and other Microsoft software.

Salesforce.com, Box and Slack are also gaining market share and moving quickly in this competitive market. But Office 365 is clearly the mostly commonly deployed cloud service from a market share perspective, so securing the information created with its products has emerged as a primary concern for CSOs, CIOs, IT departments and other C-level executives.

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