Migration to Microsoft 365 ecosystem products began in 2019 from the operating company (headquarters) as part of the Modern Workplace concept. The implementation of the concept implied the introduction of an IT infrastructure built in accordance with internal requirements for information protection and, at the same time, providing maximum mobility and convenience of tools for users.
The main services implemented in the Group are: mail service Microsoft Exchange Online, One Drive (storage of information, the ability to access from various devices, collaboration functions), MS SharePoint (storage of corporate information, internal portal), internal social network Yammer, and the Microsoft Teams Teamwork Center.
Data protection and mobility management are based on Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security solutions, in particular Microsoft Intune service and other advanced technologies Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Rights Management (as part of Azure Information Protection) , Azure Multi-Factor Authentication.
The specified services and protocols have already been implemented in the Group's businesses: gas producing - Smart Energy, shipbuilding - Smart Maritime Group, marine - Naval Logistics, real estate - Smart Urban Solutions, agri-food - the Veres group of companies, 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 the personal effectiveness of employees in teamwork. Microsoft services provide the required level of information security. This choice fully justified itself 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 employees to work remotely without losing efficiency, "said Alexey Pertin, CEO of Smart-Holding.
“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 started 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, its possibilities of use are expanding, ”emphasized Andrey Morozov, director of IT Capital LLC.
Smart-Holding is one of the largest industrial and investment groups in Ukraine, which unites enterprises that share common strategic goals and business principles. The interests of Smart-Holding are concentrated in industries that are key to the country's economy. The enterprises of Smart-Holding invest in the objects of the mining and metallurgical and oil and gas complexes, the banking sector, agriculture, shipbuilding and real estate.
Microsoft 365 is a high-tech enterprise-level services with powerful security tools, broad and flexible functionality, the ability to work from anywhere in the world, where there is an Internet connection and from any device that meets corporate information security standards.