IT Solutions Blog

The next steps to improve higher education technology

by Emily Schilling 28 February 2020

The Education Strategy Forum is an invitation-only meeting which brings together leaders within the higher education industry, alongside government representatives, policy makers and solutions providers – such as Crimson. The event was held on the 25th and 26th February, where they discussed the research report they produced, which is based on information obtained from delegates. The delegates are made up of 241 individuals from UK higher education institutions, including 17 Vice-Chancellors and C-Suite, 95 Directors, 84 Heads of Department and 45 members of Senior Management. They were interviewed over the phone and face-to-face, when they discussed trends and issues that are currently being tackled by university leaders. The report discusses the main findings of the research – student experience and engagement, data analytics, transformed learning, and the student journey – as well as discussing spending power, initiatives and investments.

Topics: Digital Transformation, information security, higher-education, education

Crimson Webinar – Applying retention to Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in Office 365

by Emily Schilling 27 February 2020

Our monthly webinar, which discusses Personally Identifiable Information, GDPR and retention in Office 365, is now live on YouTube. The webinar features some of our Modern Workplace team, and includes some of the work we have done to tackle GDPR problems – which if ignored can lead to a costly fine.

The webinar explains and demonstrates how to use Microsoft Office 365 to apply retention - across Power Automate, Security & Compliance, SharePoint and Teams. The best ways to remove information overtime are also discussed, to understand the most effective method depending on the app used. This can be done in SharePoint for example, by creating a retention label which shows up as a column. This can show the date that the file should be removed, the date the file was added or any other information.

Crimson’s PII solution automatically removes information according to your personalised settings, instead of relying on staff to remember to remove it. It is also flexible, re-usable and cheaper, and uses out of the box Office 365 components, meaning that an E5 licence isn’t needed.

Other members of the Crimson team ask questions throughout the webinar, which hopefully answers any questions you may have whilst watching it. If you have any more questions about the webinar, then you can contact us via the form on our website, via our online chat service or by commenting on the YouTube video.

Topics: information security, GDPR, office 365, retention, compliance, teams, sharepoint

What do the new data protection laws mean for IT leaders?

by Will Astbury 26 June 2017

On 21 June 2017, The Queen confirmed the plans for the new data protection laws in her Speech at the State Opening of Parliament.

The proposed update to the Data Protection Act, dubbed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will give young people the right to demand that social networks delete any personal data they shared before they were aged 18-years-old.

It intends to empower people to have more control over their personal data whilst still allowing the quick transfer of information between UK police and government and international partners.

But what do the new data protection laws mean for IT leaders?

Topics: EU General Data Protection Regulation,, data protection, information security