Dynamics 365 has been granted the Swiss passport!
The Ambit Group celebrated the launch of Dynamics 365 from the Swiss data centre (Azure Switzerland) with a large virtual event together with Microsoft and other renowned partners in mid-December 2020! An important milestone for all customers who have not yet dared to take the step into the cloud. This means that not only the first solutions of Dynamics 365 are now available, but also the services of Microsoft 365, the Power Suite (Power Apps, BI, Automate) and many of the Azure services that have been available for some time.
This ensures that the data in Dynamics 365 is under Swiss law and data protection and the so-called Local Data Residency, including the contractual obligation that customer data remains in Switzerland. The Swiss data centres received the following attestations and certifications: C5, SOC 1 Type II, SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3, CSA STAR and PCI as well as ISO 9001, 20000, 27001, 27017, 27018 & 27701 and thus meet all standards that even first social security compensation funds, insurance companies, banks and authorities store their data in the Azure Cloud. The first hospitals are also in the process of implementation.
As Ambit Group, we are currently implementing projects that, due to highly sensitive data and legal frameworks, can now migrate to the cloud thanks to the Swiss data centre and benefit from the many modern SaaS/PaaS services. This also means that the digital transformation at the level of technology in these areas can gain enormous momentum.
Here are three more links from Microsoft on the topic of data protection, compliance, transparency and security, but also the principles of how Microsoft stands on data protection:
On-Premise - and now?
As Ambit Group, we have been able to transfer many existing and new customers from on-premise to the new cloud solutions over the last 4 years. This has enabled us to build up enormous expertise in these change projects and to implement the various approaches in practice (greenfield, OnPrem2Cloud migration, hybrid). Importantly, it is not simply a technology-oriented IT project. In particular, we have worked with representatives from the business to liberate ourselves from the old world into the new world and digestibly open up the enormous possibilities of SaaS/PaaS solutions.
We also see that the on-prem releases are no longer an option for many customers in terms of cost/benefit, even with regard to Microsoft 365 (Teams, SharePoint, Exchange) and the Power Suite (Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate).
If you are currently still operating an on-premise solution and want to take the step into the cloud with the Swiss data centres that are now available, we are available to you as a partner for consulting and implementation. Regardless of whether it's about the CRM or ERP solutions in Dynamics 365, or the step to Microsoft 365.
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