Intelligent Information Management for Office 365

Provisioning, Continuity & Lifecycle for Office 365.

Intelligent Information Management for Office 365

The Intelligent Information Management (‘IIM’) framework is alatrio’s end-to-end vision for how Office 365 objects and content can be managed for both the platform and the content that you place into the Office 365 platform.

Office 365 is made up of infrastructure objects and services that you will be familiar with: SharePoint Sites, Exchange Mailboxes, Office 365 Groups, Microsoft Teams, and more. Each of these Office 365 object types serves a different purpose and manages different types of data but many of them share common heritage or concepts.

Content is exactly what you expect it to be. Documents, files, list items, email messages, pages, wiki entries, and more – all of the information types that users work with day-to-day inside Office 365.

IIM is based around the simple premise that day-to-day operation of Office 365 is broken into 3 elements – provisioning, continuity and lifecycle.

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Provisioning

Create Office 365 services, objects and content.

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Continuity

Protecting your services and content.

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Lifecycle

Manage the end-to-end life of services and content.

Each of these elements come together to govern and assure the Office 365 experience for both your admin and user communities.

What is key about IIM is that as a framework it is simply a set of principles that come together to improve your organisational experience. It is not rules but guidance.

alatrio has a number of products in development that will provide functionality against the IIM principles with products for governance and lifecycle currently in our engineering factory for release from Q2 2019.

Learn more about each of our principles below.

 

Provisioning

Office 365 needs creation.

Services, objects and content all have to be created in order to make use of Office 365. Provisioning is the term used to describe the action of creating objects and certain types of content within the Office 365 ecosystem and can manifest in many different approaches.

Continuity

Your content and services need protection.

What happens when the worst happens? Having an understanding of how you will maintain continuity of service and access to content in the event of disaster of any kind is an integral part of your wider strategy around Office 365 and how you use it within your organisation.

Lifecycle

Nothing should live forever.

Effective lifecycle management of objects and content increases efficiency, improves your compliance position and maximises user engagement. Knowing that objects and content have a finite life and ensuring you have control over retention and disposal greatly improves your Office 365 world.

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