C3 Integrated Solutions Selected to Provide Office 365 Government Community Cloud (GCC) High Licensing
Services enable small and midsize contractors to meet compliance requirements
ARLINGTON, Va. - May 15, 2018 - PRLog -- C3 Integrated Solutions has been selected by Microsoft to help small and mid-sized government contractors comply with cybersecurity regulations. This is a critical step in their ability to win and retain defense contracts and secure the data held by the Defense Industrial Base. C3 Integrated Solutions, in partnership with Microsoft, is one of only four official resellers for Office 365 GCC and GCC High licensing for companies with less than 500 employees. Previously, organizations were required to sign an Enterprise Agreement (EA) for 500 or more licenses to access the Office 365 GCC High environment.
"Government contractors are a core market for us and with the previous license restrictions, some companies had to purchase many extra licenses that they didn't need if they wanted to be compliant," explained Bill Wootton, CEO of C3 Integrated Solutions. "These companies were caught in the middle – they were required to comply with security regulations but had to purchase many extra licenses due to the EA minimums. C3 is very pleased to partner with Microsoft to provide these organizations with Office 365 GCC High licensing, implementation, migration and support services."
The availability of Office 365 GCC High licensing for companies of less than 500 employees is a significant development for the Government and DoD contractor market. New security requirements, which went into effect in 2017 can be met by migrating from Office 365 Commercial into the fully DFARS capable Office 365 GCC High environment. This migration is necessary to close out Plan of Actions and Milestones (POA&M) and to be fully compliant.
"We are excited to partner with C3 Integrated Solutions to help empower small and medium sized Aerospace & Commercial Defense contractors serving the DoD meet the security requirement needs of their government customers," stated Microsoft's Sr. Director, Emilio Matt of Aerospace & Commercial Defense + Nuclear team. "A secure workplace solution like Microsoft 365 GCC High and IaaS/PaaS Azure Government environments, implemented and managed by our partner C3 Integrated Solutions allows organizations – no matter their size – to operate like the most agile enterprise organization
About C3 Integrated Solutions
Founded in 2008, C3 Integrated Solutions provides secure and collaborative cloud-based IT Services that align technology strategies to business objectives. Fully virtual and constantly mobile, C3 serves as a model for tomorrow's companies today through our own processes and practices. For more information about C3 Integrated Solutions, visit us at http://www.c3isit.com.