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Office 365 For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Jennifer Reed, Ken Withee, Rosemarie Withee

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Chapter 1

Understanding Cloud Computing and the Current Threat Landscape

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Understanding cloud computing and its value in the current threat landscape

check Getting to know the cloud deployment and service models

check Determining the right Office 365 plan for your organization

The way we work today is vastly different from the way we worked in the past. Gone are the days when we worked from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in one location using one desktop computer and software that didn’t connect to the Internet. Today we get our work done using a desktop, a laptop, a smartphone, or a tablet while on the bus, at the doctor’s office, during a run, at a coffee shop, and even when we’re on vacation.

Welcome to the new world of work. It is the way most organizations are working, and it is the way the modern and younger workers expect to work.

As more companies embrace the opportunities presented by cloud and mobile computing, they also take on new risks. One of the most significant challenges in today’s computing environment is ensuring security, privacy, and compliance. In fact, there is a consensus in the business world that there are only two types of organizations: those that know they’ve ...

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