Microsoft 365 Copilot

How to prepare your organization
for Microsoft 365 Copilot

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Until mid-2023 Modern Work was about Mobility, Security and Productivity. Enabling your employees to work hard, efficient and any time at any place was the ambition of CIO and CEO. Most organization took this opportunity to redesign their office environments, to rewrite the labor agreements and in some cases to train their workforce for this new reality. But there are limits to human mobility and employee productivity. In order to further optimize the output of the current worker AI will be your companion

AI and more specifically Microsoft’s new Copilot line up is a very powerful instrument to leverage the capabilities and talents that are available in your organization. The single and seamless AI experience through the familiar Office 365 apps, the Image Creator from Designer and the ability to build your own Copilot GPT. All superchargers to boost your creativity and innovation, but important to remember that this magic only happens when you combine the power of large language models (LLMs) with your data. Microsoft offers you this powerful reasoning engine, but is your data governance ready?

Prepare your organisation for copilot

License prerequisites

Office 365 or Microsoft 365

Business prerequisites

Define an internal and external AI-powered strategy

Copilot for everybody?

  • Define a test group based on profiles
  • Check whether these profiles are secure
  • Who has access to which data
  • Train the pilot team on the new tools
  • Monitor the behavior of this group

Data assessment

  • Migrate your data to the cloud for access
  • Secure your data and protect access
  • Visualize your data model for governance
  • Clean data sources and qualify privacy and control standard
  • Rethink your storage strategy and cost

Governance measurement

  • Build a governance framework prior to the AI introduction
  • Invest in a monitoring engine that identifies all relevant KPIs in terms of users, devices, apps and data. Learn what Microsoft Graph is
  • Let you Governance Center report, assess and
    remediate by design

Integration planning

  • Evaluate your infra architecture to understand how Copilot can be integrated and what Copilot will access, who it will touch and where it will create new data
  • Re-engineer your workflows with AI benefits
  • Minimize IT Ops failure by a well-thought integration plan

Copilot is not an autopilot, take the lead to review your zero trust model with us for what is coming.

Our governance program allows organizations to introduce in a confident way Copilot in their Modern Workplace

A powerful portal and our adequate advisory service guide you to the next destination

With ready-to-use reporting, built-in workflows, and playbooks for automated governance we assist your journey

The new NIS 2 Directive

How to prepare your organization for the new NIS 2 Directive?

If (cyber)security was not the first topic on the agenda of the Board of your organization since 2016 (NIS 1), then it will be now. The NIS 2 (Network & Information Security 2) directive of the EU not only expands the scope of the legislation, but also the industries who need to take adequate measures to protect the European economy and society.

Where GDPR focuses on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, NIS targets operators of essential services and digital service providers across 18 sectors such as energy, finance, healthcare, and transportation. These sectors are required to invest in cybersecurity measurements, incident reporting, and supply chain security.

For the IT staff, article 21.1 of this regulation matters most. It states that your IT strategy will be based on an all-hazards approach that aims to protect network and information systems and the physical environment of those systems from incidents. For this reason, all specialists recommend organizations to build a governance framework with remediation mechanisms to comply with this objective and with their own ambitions to protect and secure.

Prepare your organisation for NIS 2

Focus Area



Organization of Information Security

  • Security Ownership
  • Security Roles and Responsibilities
  • Risk Management Program

Asset Management

  • Asset Inventory
  • Asset Handling
Human Resources Security
  • Security Training

Physical and Environmental Security

  • Physical Access to Facilities
  • Physical Access to Components
  • Protection from Disruptions
  • Component Disposal

Communications and Operations Management

  •  Operational Policy
  • Data Recovery Procedures
  • Malicious Software
  • Data Beyond Boundaries
  • Event Logging

Access Control

  • Access Policy
  • Access Authorization Least
  • Privilege Integrity and Confidentiality
  • Authentication

Information Security Incident Management

  • Incident Response Process
  • Service Monitoring

Business Continuity Management

  • Emergency and contingency plans
  • Redundant storage and its procedures for recovering data

Een ’transformation office’ is een goed idee

How transformation offices help tech-enabled transformations succeed


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Effective transformation offices can help organizations combine technical know-how with “soft” capabilities.

The failure rate of corporate transformation efforts is startlingly high: 70 percent of transformations (both tech-enabled and conventional) fall short of their goals.1 If conventional transformations are difficult, the tech-enabled kind—which use technology in innovative, comprehensive ways to improve business results—are even more complex. Tech-enabled transformations often bring unfamiliar technologies and processes into the working lives of almost everyone at a company. Leaders must manage this upheaval while maintaining focus on shared goals.

But the typical workforce lacks the critical mass of technology skills that can help smooth and sustain a tech-enabled transformation. Even when technologies are in place, too many of companies’ processes remain stuck in the pre-transformation world, to say nothing of the disconnect that remains between IT and systems groups and the rest of the business. It turns out that a tech-enabled transformation also requires a shift in workforce capabilities and ways of working…

Read more: How transformation offices help tech-enabled transformations succeed | McKinsey