ETS renews Office 365 enterprise agreement

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 in Uncategorized

With Microsoft Office 365 identified as the state executive branch’s platform for email, online storage and other Office applications and services, the Office of Enterprise Technology Services (ETS) has identified has negotiated a new 3-year enterprise license agreement (ELA), effective June 1, 2017. The ELA provides for the continued use of these applications and services by most departments*, while further leveraging economies of scale in favor of the state.

Office 365 graphicWith the majority of executive branch departments transitioned to Office 365, State employees can take advantage of enhanced communications, work productivity, collaboration and security tools and resources:

  • Outlook with Cloud-enabled email, contacts and calendar;
  • Access to the full Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, etc.);
  • Additional document management and storage (SharePoint);
  • High-quality video streaming (Skype for Business);
  • Security and management of software tools, providing better activity reporting, patching, and access control;
  • Data loss prevention (DLP) protecting against data leakage (e.g., Social Security numbers and other PII);
  • Secure encryption for all State Office 365 email users to encrypt their email sent to external users simply by typing *secure* in the subject line;
  • Greater disaster recovery capability; and
  • Improved support now that most departments are on one unified communication platform.

*excluding the Department of Taxation (pending migration), Department of Education, University of Hawaii, and Hawaii Health Systems Corporation