Smart Holding Group has completed its transition to high-tech Microsoft 365 enterprise services.
The migration to the Microsoft 365 ecosystem’s products began in 2019 from the operating company (the headquarters) as part of the building a Modern Workplace concept. The implementation of the concept implied the introduction of an IT infrastructure built in accordance with internal requirements to information protection and, at the same time, ensuring maximum mobility and convenience of the toolkit for users.
The main services implemented in the Group are: Microsoft Exchange Online mail service, One Drive (information storage, the possibility to access from various devices, collaboration functions), MS SharePoint (storage of corporate information, internal portal), an internal social network Yammer, as well as a teamwork centre Microsoft Teams.
Data protection and mobile environment management are based on Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security solutions, in particular Microsoft Intune service and other advanced technologies of Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Rights Management (as part of Azure Information Protection), and Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.
The mentioned services and protocols have been implemented in the Group's businesses: gas producing business – Smart Energy, shipbuilding – Smart Maritime Group, marine business – Naval Logistics, real estate – Smart Urban Solutions, agri-food business – Veres Group, as well as in Unex Bank JSC.
'The strategic choice of IT solutions based on Microsoft products was due to the company's leading position in the cloud services market, as well as the fact that it provides a full range of tools and services to ensure individual efficiency of staff members in teamwork. Microsoft services provide the required level of information security. This choice fully proved its value in the new reality caused by the pandemic. Thanks to the efforts of our IT team, conditions were created, in the shortest possible time, for staff members to be able to work remotely without losing efficiency,' said the CEO of Smart-Holding Alexey Pertin.
'We have been using Microsoft solutions for over ten years. Our company was one of the first in Ukraine to use cloud solutions. The project for the transition to Microsoft 365 services was launched in 2019. It was based on a strategy for using cloud technologies built in accordance with Microsoft recommendations and internal requirements to ensure information security. It is very important that the Microsoft ecosystem is constantly evolving and the possibilities of its use are expanding,' emphasized Andrey Morozov, the director of IT Capital LLC.
Smart-Holding is one of the largest industrial and investment groups of Ukraine combining the enterprises that share common strategic objectives and business principles. The interests of Smart-Holding focus on the industries that are the key ones for the economy of the country. The enterprises of Smart-Holding invest in metals and mining, oil and gas segment, banking, agriculture, shipbuilding and real estate.
Microsoft 365 is high-tech enterprise-level services with powerful security tools, broad and flexible functionality, the possibility to work from anywhere in the world where there is an Internet connection and from any device that meets corporate information security standards.