Project Cortex

Project Cortex

Let us show you the future of your digital workplace

We’re delighted to have been chosen as launch partners for Microsoft’s Project Cortex. Project Cortex Manage all your organisation’s content, making it easy to discover and reuse knowledge from your team and across your organisation. Cortex captures and automatically tags all forms of content including documents, videos, and training, before using AI to understand and organise your content into a knowledge network of shared topics. Cortex uses AI to surface this knowledge, integrating it seamlessly into  the tools you use for daily collaboration and communication.

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Savings through improved governance and control

With the amount of data created increasing exponentially year-on-year, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for organisations to manage their data securely or to make use of their data through intelligent methods in order to and increase transparency, reusability, and collaboration.

Forrester (July 2020) | The Projected Total Economic Impact™

$3.3m


through content classification and curation of data

$42m


through improving the discoverability of your organisational data

$1.2m


reduction of legacy tools & professional services

Cloud Data Analysis
Save search time

Project Cortex allows you to create AI models that classify and extract information an automatically apply metadata to your documents, saving the time, effort, and human error associated with manual labeling processes.


These models are trained in the mold of your organisation, ensuring that the cloud reads content the way you do. Cortex allows you to specify the content types and columns by which your data is organised, teaching its AI where to find specific kinds of information in order to categorise documents precisely how you like it.


The auto-classification of data in a manner specific to your organisation could save you and your workforce hours of time. Cortex takes away the need for manual classification as well as the time spent searching through folders for the relevant information.

Intelligently protect your content

Project Cortex is based on the security and compliance of content enforced across Microsoft 365. Access, retention labels, data sovereignty, and information barriers are all maintained consistently before and after the activation of Project Cortex.


Project Cortex's auto classification capabilities give your organisation detailed metadata by which to rank the security level of the given document or piece of data. Organisations also have the option to apply even more stringent restrictions on the scope and availability of information shared by Project Cortex.

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Collaborate Laterally

Project Cortex acts as a foundational network across all your Microsoft 365 apps and data sets. This stops data from being kept in disparate sections, or silos, of your organisation's network, making data organisation, analysis, and searching far more efficient and effective.


Keeping your cloud connected through Project Cortex's AI capabilities ensures that your workforce can collaborate laterally, keeping all your Microsoft-related data under the same roof. This facilitates easier collaboration between members of your workforce, improving your team's efficiency, both on and offline.

Project Cortex is a new Microsoft technology that behaves like knowledge network for your organisation’s Microsoft 365 applications. Cortex introduces Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to existing tools such as SharePoint and Search to alter the way in which data is processed. Cortex uses these technologies to intelligently classify data, shortening employee workflows and improving automation capabilities.

Check out Microsoft’s overview of Project Cortex here.

SharePoint Syntex is the first product to be launched out of Microsoft’s Project Cortex. SharePoint Syntex uses advanced AI and machine teaching to amplify human expertise, automate content processing, and transform content into knowledge. Syntex enables your organisation to create AI models that capture and classify content, automatically applying metadata in order to streamline your workforce’s searching capabilities.

Have a look at Microsoft’s overview of SharePoint Syntex here.

SharePoint Syntex is available to users with an E3 or E5 subscription to Microsoft 365 for an additional per-user cost of $5.00 user/month..

Project Cortex is based on the security and compliance of content enforced access Microsoft 365. Access, retention labels, data sovereignty, and information barriers are all maintained consistently before and after the activation of Project Cortex. Organisations also have the option to apply even more stringent restrictions on the scope and availability of information shared by Project Cortex.

As a Microsoft Gold Partner and Launch Partner of Project Cortex, we at Konsolute are perfectly placed to help you get the most out of Project Cortex, from implementation to metadata extraction and machine training. Please get in touch with one of our colleagues here to find out more about how we can help your organisation.


Moving to Microsoft 365 and Azure

Cloud Migration Services

CLOUD MIGRATION SERVICES

Welcome to your new home, let us help you move seamlessly and in a stress-free manner

We remove the complexities from migrating to the cloud, we’ll work with you to identify your migrated objectives, identity what will need to be migration, and how. We’ll define you with a timeline to ensure that your migration is seamless and without any disruptions to your business

Moving to Microsoft 365 and Azure

By migrating and adopting the cloud successfully, organisations have benefited from the following...

Have experienced business acceleration from their use of cloud services 87%
Feel that they are more agile with executing their strategy 50%
Have seen their organisation collaborating more efficiently and effectively 48%
Have seen increased productivity with their workforce 46%
Cloud Data Analysis
Data analysis

Before you begin your journey on defining and starting your migration it's important to understand the bigger picture. Our expert teams use a mixture of consultancy and in-house built data discovery tool such as Konsolute's Kolumbus and Auto Classifier to discover what applications and data can be migrated to the cloud.


The output of the Data Analysis enables your organisation to make informed business decisions and define the scope and migration process. The analysis enables organisations to answer questions such as,

  • What application and infrastructure am I currently running? of these, which should be migrated, modernised, retired, replaced or maintained on-premise?
  • How much data will be migrated?
  • What are the risks associated with a migration, and how long will it take?
  • What will be the return on my investment for migration, based on my current running costs, my post-migration running costs, and the cost of migration itself?
  • What additional benefits will cloud migration bring to my business?
Platform architecture & design

Data analysis provides an important input into the target cloud platform design and architecture. Statistically data points alongside with engagement with your stakeholders will allow us to define the perfect platform blueprint.


Retire, Replace, Rehost, Re-Architect or Retain On-Premise? We'll define a strategy based upon the data points to ensure that all options are addressed. SaaS, IaaS, Serverless, Containerized or modernised with PaaS, or if it cannot be migrated at all should reside in a private cloud. We'll architect a platform which meets your business objectives and can supports your business model for the foreseeable future.

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Migration & Modernise

We have extensive experience of orchestrating highly complex migrations to the cloud. Our skilled migration team have migrated mailboxes, Skype and document management systems such as Microsoft SharePoint, Documentum and On-Premise applications/systems to the cloud for clients operating in various time-zones ensuring business continuity and minimising and impact to end-users.


One of the business benefits of cloud migration is the ability to enable new scenarios that would be impossible (or at least, prohibitively expensive) previously. The opportunity to re-imagine your new platform and application by harnessing cloud features such as Microsoft AI. Our Cloud Modernisation can assist your organisation to maximise new business opportunities offered by the cloud.

Our Cloud Migration Offerings

Free Migration Consultation

Commitment free consultation with our migration experts
Free
  • A free no-obligation, commitment-free consultation with one of our expert migration team members. We will answer any questions you may have and inform you of the best approach and suggested next steps for you to embrace your cloud platform
  • Friendly migration experts that can answer any answers or queries
Schedule

Let us guide you through the complexities of moving to the cloud. We make it easy, quick and manageable to sort through all the jargon and focus on what if organisations needs are being met and how to specifically target what your organisation requires to take it to the next level

  • Free no-obligation phone call, or if you're in London, pop into our office for some coffee (...and maybe a few biscuits)

Data Analysis Workshop

On-site workshop conducted at our offices or at yours
  • We will work with you to recognise the goals and priorities of your organisation and to ensure that we identify the optimal strategy for achieving the desired states
  • On-site workshop with our cloud migration team
  • Cloud migration roadmap based upon your organisational requirements

This package includes an on-site workshop with our experts providing a data analysis and information processing, data model and heatmap view (Power BI dashboard). In addition, a detailed migration strategy document and recommendation paper will be provided to ensure your cloud migration goes smoothly.

  • We'll work with your stakeholders to understand your organisation's requirements
  • We'll provide you with options and details of the recommended next steps

Target Platform Design

Remain secure and compliant on your cloud platform
  • Whether you're looking to adopt the cloud or already on the cloud, our Security Readiness Assessment can help you plan for a secure and compliant platform

We offer a series of onsite workshops, where our experts will collaborate with your I.T department to setup the Information architecture & governance, information management policy and records. In addition we will provide an easy to understand information design document containing information on architecture, governance, management policy and security recommendations for your organisation to ensure that the new cloud is tailored to you as much as possible.

  • A target platform would be designed in accordance with your organisation's specifications and informational structure.
  • The configuration of SharePoint and Microsoft 365 within the cloud will be done as a final touch to make sure your new cloud is fully operational.

Migration and Remediation

Determine if your organisation is ready for a digital change
  • How ready is an organisation for digital change? Our Prosci® business change consultants assess your organisation to see how ready you are for change
  • Included an enterprise search centre and enterprise taxonomy will be integrated to the new cloud as part of the migration process to ensure that you will find all categories of data with ease.

A Migration of all your data will be performed, to transfer all data to the newly designed target platform. This process covers data migration for Microsoft teams, SharePoint, One drive, which will include a post configuration for the newly migrated data. Within this process, we are required to engage with either key figures of your organisation or your I.T team as part of the remedial process, to ensure we are on track with all your data migration needs, whilst processing the Post-migration data remediation.


Microsoft Cloud and Beyond

Cloud Strategy and Readiness

Cloud Strategy and Readiness

Let us guide you on your journey to the cloud and beyond

We make sure to define a solid foundation by ensuring that your organisation is cloud compatible, whether you’re already embracing the cloud or looking to adopt the cloud or wondering what the cloud can do for you or having a bumpy ride on the cloud, we are here to help

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Reasons why some organisations have not been successful at adopting the cloud

lack understanding of cloud security and compliance

lack clearly identified business objectives for transitioning to the cloud

lack a roadmap or planning for transitioning to the cloud

...It's not all doomed for failure. Organisation who have successfully embraced the cloud are reaping the benefits

Have experienced business acceleration from their use of cloud services 87%
Feel that they are more agile with executing their strategy 50%
Have seen their organisation collaborating more efficiently and effectively 48%
Have seen increased productivity with their workforce 46%
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Our expertise

We have extensive experience and knowledge of helping clients to successfully adopt the Microsoft cloud. Irrespective of the size and complexity of your organisation, we will assist and guide you through the process. Our expert team can help you define your business preparedness plan, define your information governance, information architecture and information security for Microsoft 365 and Azure, which is vital to your organization's cloud strategy.


We will show you, in a concise and perceptible way, whether and how you can benefit from the Microsoft 365 platform and what specific challenges your business may face in the process of implementation and subsequent migration to the cloud. Additional requirements related to the integration of cloud services in terms of data residency, data protection legislation and other relevant industry regulations will be considered and discussed with you.

Health checks / Readiness Assessments

Whether you're an organisation who is already embracing the cloud or looking to adopt the cloud. Our Cloud Readiness assessments, we'll observe and evaluate fundamental organisational, procedural and technical circumstances for your organisation.


Our assessments starts from a free no-obligation, commitment-free consultation with one of our expert readiness team members. We will answer any questions you may have and inform you of the best approach and suggested next steps for you to embrace your cloud platform. We'd love to talk to you to discuss how we can potentially help.

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Adoption and Business Change

We'll help you to maximise your investment in Microsoft 365. Your workforce is a primary enabler for your organisation to realise the benefits from Microsoft 365. We'll work with you to create and implement a business change strategy that works specifically tailored for your organisation.


Our unique personas, workforce centric methodologies infused with Prosci methodologies have allowed us to successfully support organisations rolling out Microsoft 365. Our products such as Virtual Academy and Reflekt have shown to increase end-user adoption and end-user satisfaction.

Our Cloud Readiness Offerings

Free Cloud Readiness Consultation

Commitment free consultation with our readiness experts
£ 0
  • A free no-obligation, commitment-free consultation with one of our expert readiness team members. We will answer any questions you may have and inform you of the best approach and suggested next steps for you to embrace your cloud platform
Schedule

Let us guide you on the journey to the cloud. Whether you are a business already on the cloud or an organisation looking to adopt the cloud. We make it easy, quick and manageable to sort through all the jargon and focus on what if organisations needs are being met and how to specifically target what your organisation requires to take it to the next level

  • Free no-obligation phone call, or if you're in London, pop into our office for some coffee (...and maybe a few biscuits)
  • Whether you're already on your cloud journey, starting your cloud journey or having a bumpy ride, we're here to help

Onsite Cloud Readiness Workshop

1 Day Onsite workshop conducted at our offices or at yours
£1,500
  • We will work with you and your stakeholders to recognise the goals and priorities of your organisation and to ensure that we identify the optimal strategy for achieving the desired states

Our cloud readiness experts will work with you to understand your organisation’s requirements from Information architecture, Information governance and Information security. Our cloud readiness assessment will detail the necessary steps required for you to adopt the cloud successfully and realise the benefits of the cloud

  • We'll work with your stakeholders to understand your organisation's requirements
  • Whether you're already on your cloud journey, starting your cloud journey or having a bumpy ride, we're here to help
  • We'll provide you with options and details of the recommended next steps

Onsite Cloud Security Readiness Assessment

Remain secure and compliant on your cloud platform
£2,000
  • Whether you're looking to adopt the cloud or already on the cloud, our Security Readiness Assessment can help you plan for a secure and compliant platform

Security and compliance in any organisation is a vital factor in how their data and files are protected. Cloud security and more specific compliance needs are becoming more concurrent to the market. We provide you with a complete assessment of what your organisation needs for its security and compliance needs. We will capture your organisation’s security and compliance requirements such as your usage scenarios, your risk appetitie and your organisation’s devices to recommended a high-level security and compliance roadmap.

  • Analysis of your existing Office 365 and Azure configuration, if applicable
  • Overview of National Cyber Security Centre (NCSS) recommendations
  • Review of your InfoSec policies
  • Analysis of your user access scenarios, device access scenarios, organisational risk appetite
  • Azure AD Conditional Access design and implement
  • Microsoft Intune MDM
  • Microsoft Intune App Protection (BYO)
  • Unified Sensitivity labelling
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Business Change Readiness Assessment

Determine if your organisation is ready for a digital change
£2,000
  • How ready is an organisation for digital change? Our Prosci® business change consultants assess your organisation to see how ready you are for change

Our team of fully certified change management experts are trained to deliver the adoption in IT Products in products like Microsoft 365, ServiceNow and SuccessFactors while holding true to our belief that simplicity is best.

We work with your project managers to Build, Excite and Equip your teams in what a new product is, what’s in it for them, and train them in how best to use it. Helping ensure you achieve your expected ROI in a new IT product.

  • Prosci® certified will work with you to assess your organisational requirements
  • Persona driven methodologies capturing motivations, preferences, biases, needs, wants, desires


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Security & Compliance

Security and Compliance

Manage cybersecurity and compliance effectively across your evolving digital landscape

We understand the importance cyber, regulatory, operational, and financial threats to your organisation. Our accredited security specialists remove the complexities of securing your cloud platform and ensuring that you have the right level of controls based upon your organisational requirements, maturity and culture.

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Securing your investment on the Microsoft Cloud

An exponential increase in the number of connected devices albeit corporate or personal, remote workers and a cultural shift in the security ecosystem that may not be widely understood or recognised by your workforce, may potentially put your organisation at risk. Who, what and how can devices, users, partners, vendors access your environments. Security is not just risk management or an IT issue, but instead a core business enabler

Increase in the number of threats on Microsoft 365 over the last two years

Increase in the amount of files deemed sensitive data stored on the Microsoft Cloud (Year-on-Year)

Increase in sharing sensitive data with an open, publicly accessible link over the past two years

Compliance and beyond

In the cloud era, the challenge is not only protecting this sensitive information against internal and external threats, but also retaining the same compliance policy enforcement that enterprises have for on-premises applications. With just a few clicks, an employee can share an entire folder containing sensitive data with another user within the company (or outside the company) in violation of a compliance regulations

80%

Unclassified data

Corporate data that is “dark” – it is not classified, protected or governed

53%

Insider threat

Organisations that have experienced insider attacks in the last 12 months

200+

Regulatory

Updates per day from over 1000 regulatory bodies worldwide

Our Cloud Security and Compliance Offerings

Free Cloud Security Consultation

Commitment free consultation with our security experts
£ 0
  • A free no-obligation, commitment-free consultation with one of our expert security team members. We will answer any questions you may have and inform you of the best approach and suggested next steps for you to secure your cloud platform
Schedule

We’ll love to discuss how we can help you with securing your investment on the cloud. We make it easy, quick and manageable to sort through all the jargon and focus on what if organisations needs are being met and how to specifically target what your organisation requires to take it to the next level

  • Free no-obligation phone call, or if you're in London, pop into our office for some coffee (...and maybe a few biscuits)
  • Whether you're already on your cloud journey, starting your cloud journey or having a bumpy ride, we're here to help

Onsite Cloud Security Readiness Assessment

Remain secure and compliant on your cloud platform
  • Whether you're looking to adopt the cloud or already on the cloud, our Security Readiness Assessment can help you plan for a secure and compliant platform

Security and compliance in any organisation are vital factors in how their data and files are protected. Cloud security and more specific compliance needs are becoming more concurrent to the market. We provide you with a complete assessment of what your organisation needs for its security and compliance needs. We will capture your organisation’s security and compliance requirements such as your usage scenarios, your risk appetite and your organisation’s devices to recommend a high-level security and compliance roadmap.

  • Analysis of your existing Office 365 and Azure configuration, if applicable
  • Overview of National Cyber Security Centre (NCSS) and HMG Cyber Security recommendations
  • Review of your InfoSec policies
  • Analysis of your user access scenarios, device access scenarios, organisational risk appetite
  • Azure AD Conditional Access design and implement
  • Microsoft Intune MDM
  • Microsoft Intune App Protection (BYO)
  • Unified Sensitivity labeling
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)


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Cloud Modernisation

Cloud Modernisation

You're in the cloud, time to unlock your business potential

Microsoft Cloud is changing the very fabric of how businesses are operating. With ready access to data, and intelligent new ways to view, analyse and use the information, the cloud has engendered powerful new capabilities which are disrupting entire business models. Let us help you to truly realise your business potential.

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Advantages to adopting the cloud

cost saving

Cost

  • Capex -> OpEx
  • Transparency
  • Cost savings

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Agility

  • Modern application architecture
  • Fast time to market
  • Infinite computer power

service quality

Service quality

  • Security and compliance
  • Scalability & Reliability
  • Performance

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New scenarios

  • Digital transformation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Business process automation

Organisation who have successfully embraced the cloud are reaping the benefits

Businesses have seen an acceleration from their use of cloud services

Feel that they are more agile with executing their corporate strategies

Feel that their workforce is collaborating more efficiently

Have seen an increase in productivity within their workforce

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Cognitive

With infinite compute and advancements in cognitive technologies such as machine learning, bots, natural language processing (NLP) and artificial intelligence the realities and possibilities of tomorrow are becoming a reality. At Konsolute, our experts can help you identify opportunities to leverage cognitive technologies to optimise your business processes and procedures.


We have extensive experience in applying cognitive technologies in the real world. Auto Classifier was an industry first and revolutionary product which developed at the forefront of emerging cognitive technologies to streamline and automate business processes. This has enabled our clients to augment teams infused with cognitive technologies to increase productivity.

Business process automation

Reduce repetitive and routine work while generating insights that employees can use to improve compliance, quality, and speed. In a recent engagement we've helped a distributed organisation to streamline their processes by enabling the collections team to automate routine tasks and as a result this has given them more time to engage with customers to resolve disputes and led to improved cash flow, increased productivity, greater efficiency, and enhanced job satisfaction.


We help organisations to evaluate how they can leverage the power of Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 and automate business processes. Our Cloud Strategy and Readiness offerings are led by readiness and business process automation experts who can understand and suggest the best platform and technology for implementing your business processes.

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"Every company is a software company. You have to start thinking and operating like a digital company. It’s no longer just about procuring one solution and deploying one. It’s not about one simple software solution. It’s really you yourself thinking of your own future as a digital company"

— SATYA NADELLA, CEO, Microsoft

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Core modernisation

We can help transition your legacy systems and reimagine and realise them on your cloud platform. Your cloud journey shouldn't be relegated to a lift-and-shift exercise as this may be attractive short-term but can be detrimental to your long-term digitalisation strategy. We can help you find the most optimum path by understand your strategic goals and desires.


Cloud is the core foundation on which innovation is built and is becoming the most important competitive differentiator. In an era of instantaneous, always-on, tailored interactions, we can help you to lower your overall technical debt. Help you re-engineering your existing legacy systems, refresh ERP systems, and rewrite your line-of-business applications. Your new cloud platform will allow you to maximise your benefits of agility, automation, security, and scalability.

Connected systems & Integration

In an ever-connected world and breakthroughs in enterprise gateways, integration layers and common standards, it's becoming easier than ever to connect devices and systems together. We can help you navigate through the complexities of integrating your industry. We'll assess and address all your concerns from security, compliance, regulatory requirements and scalability.


The common Microsoft cloud platform provides you endless amount of possibilities for connected your connected use-cases. Ever wanted to orchestrate and connect your Microsoft services together? Integrate your Dynamics 365 with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Project Online, Planner or even a third-party subsystem and vice versus, the possibilities are endless.

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